Private Sale: 1938 Superman Comic Book Sale Surpassed Previous Record of $ 3.2 Million | Books and Authors

An old Superman comic sold for a super-duper price.

A copy of 1938’s “Action Comics 1” grossed $ 3.25 million in a private sale, according to an announcement made Tuesday by an online auction and consignment company.

The record-breaking price, narrowly breaking the previous comic book record, sold at auction for another copy in 2014 for just over $ 3.2 million, the Associated Press reported.

Vincent Zurzolo, chief operating officer of the New York-based company, said the comic that introduced Superman to the world is considered “the beginning of the superhero genre.”

There were hundreds of thousands of copies of Action Comics 1 initially released, which told readers about Superman’s origins, how he came to Earth from another planet and was called Clark Kent.

Zurzolo said it is estimated that there are only around 100 copies in varying conditions. He said the copy he traded, which was purchased in 2017 for $ 2 million by the seller, is among the best preserved.

“There’s no comic that you could value more in comic book terms than Action Comics 1,” he told the outlet.

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Daniel K. Denny