A new record for the sale of a comic book was set yesterday when a copy of Action Comics #1 sold for one million dollars.
Today thousands of 80 year old men are cursing their dead mothers for throwing out the copy they owned in 1938… I’m still a little pissed about the Star Wars bubble gum card collection my mom tossed in 1980.
The issue was sold through Metropolis Collectibles and the ComicConnect.com auction site. The seller was a guy who either paid a lot less for this comic when he bought it (the previous record of a sale of a comic book, also Action Comics #1, was for a paltry $317,000) or who’s mom that did NOT throw out his copy of Action Comics #1 in 1938.
The buyer is a guy who has way more money that anybody could ever need and either doesn’t know that Action #1 has been reprinted about a hundred times and the story and art is the same in the reprints as it is in the copy he bought for a million dollars or doesn’t care.
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