NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) – One of the few copies of the comic book introduced Superman The world has been sold at a super price, setting a record.
Action Comics’ No. 1 sold for $ 3.25 million, ComicConnect.com, an online deposit and auction company, announced Tuesday.
It came close to the comic book’s previous record, set in an auction of another copy in 2014 for a little more than $ 3.2 million.
The comic, published in 1938, “really was the beginning of the superhero genre,” said ComicConnect.com CEO Vincent Zurzolo, who brokered the sale.
It tells the reader about Superman’s origins, how he came to Earth from another planet and followed Clark Kent.
This particular comic has been handed over several times since 2010, when it sold for $ 1.5 million. In 2017, it was resold for $ 1.75 million and then again in 2018 for $ 2.05 million.
Zurzolo says that although hundreds of thousands were originally published, only an estimated 100 have survived to this day and under varying conditions. This copy is one of the best kept, he said.
“There is no comic book that you can appreciate more comic book than Action Comics # 1,” he said.
“With all collections growing, plus cryptocurrencies and NFTs creating new millionaires almost daily, we expect to see comic prices rise as they search for places,” said Zurzolo. new to deposit your money, ”said Zurzolo.
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