Dr. Evil would be proud.
A CGC 8.0 copy of Action Comics No. 1 — a comic book known for the first appearance of Superman — sold for $ 1 million dollars at auction this week.
The 1938 comic book broke the previous record for the highest amount paid for a comic book — $317,200 for a copy of the magazine graded 6.0 — set in 2009. It was sold on ComicConnect.com, an auction/consignment site.
This copy had been in a private collection for more than 15 years.
“It’s the Holy Grail of comic books,” said ComicConnect’s Stephen Fishler. “Before Action Comics No. 1, there was no such thing as a superhero or a man who could fly.”
Only 100 copies Action Comics No. 1 are believed to exist. Only two copies have received a grade of 8.0 (Very Fine) or higher.