Superman's first comic sells for $1 million dollars

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I wonder who payed that much for it.
Superman Breaks The Bank As 'Action Comics' #1 Sells For $1 Million

Action Comics #1It's a bird — it's a plane — it's Superman flying off with a $1 million price tag attached to his red-and-blue spandex!

According to The Guardian, a 1938 edition of "Action Comics" #1 was sold yesterday for the massive price of $1 million, officially becoming the most expensive comic book purchase of all time. Previous copies of "Action Comics" #1 have sold in the ballpark of $300,000 to $450,000.

This particular issue of "Action Comics" was graded an 8.0 out of 10 by Certified Guaranty Company — better known as CGC — hence the unprecedented price tag.

"The fact that this book is completely unrestored and still has an 8.0 grade, it's kind of like a diamond or a precious stone," said John Dolman, a drummer for "System of a Down" and comic book enthusiast that owns Torpedo Comics. "It's very rare."

Dolman himself once paid $317,000 for a copy of "Action Comics" #1.

The identities of the purchaser and the seller are currently unknown, though sources say that the seller is a "well-known individual" in New York with an extensive comic book collection.

"It ['Action Comics' #1] is considered by most people as the most important book," Dolman surmised. "It kind of ushered in the age of the superheroes."

 
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You can read the full comic here...

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG02/yeung/actioncomics/cover.html

Kinda funny the way they tried to explain his powers back in the 1930's..

And originally he didn't have the power to "fly". He could only jump long, tall distances. Like the Hulk does in the movies.


The artist even had to number the panels on the bottom corners of every box so that people could figure out how to read comics, since not that many people did back then.

 
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Originally Posted by CIDMAN911

Kinda funny the way they tried to explain his powers back in the 1930's..

And originally he didn't have the power to "fly". He could only jump long, tall distances. Like the Hulk does in the movies.
They honestly made most of this stuff as they went along and tried to make it fit as much as possible.  A lot of the stuff added to his mythos (like the Planet, Kryptonite, Jimmy Olsen) came from the radio show and the Fleischer cartoon and then were rolled in.  He gained the power of flight because they kept showing him leaping but then started having him change trajectory mid leap which is damn near impossible and Max Fleischer just asked DC straight up if Superman could fly or not (because it was both stupid and flying was far easier to animate) and they starting letting him fly.
 
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By the way, how do we know this guy was a Superman fan? Maybe he really wants to read that Giovanni Zatara back up
 

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Originally Posted by Falcon4567

Originally Posted by CIDMAN911

Kinda funny the way they tried to explain his powers back in the 1930's..

And originally he didn't have the power to "fly". He could only jump long, tall distances. Like the Hulk does in the movies.
They honestly made most of this stuff as they went along and tried to make it fit as much as possible.  A lot of the stuff added to his mythos (like the Planet, Kryptonite, Jimmy Olsen) came from the radio show and the Fleischer cartoon and then were rolled in.  He gained the power of flight because they kept showing him leaping but then started having him change trajectory mid leap which is damn near impossible and Max Fleischer just asked DC straight up if Superman could fly or not (because it was both stupid and flying was far easier to animate) and they starting letting him fly.
They often do that - and then they get so screwed up that they have to reboot it and start again - DC has done that a couple of times now. All sorts of crazy stuff happened that they attributed to Earth zero or something - they had all the alternate universe things going on and then did that big crossover series where they tried to line up all the characters again.
 
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dammm
1,000,000.00
mmm
Alot of Mcdoubles
=]
comics smhhhhh.
lol j/k i love comics got a collect im on now
sitting on a gold mine 196 yrs from now =]
 

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My first thought was Nic Cage but no way he can buy a comic for a million considering his money problems right now.

But knowing him he probably did.
 
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thats crazy

for fun sometimes ill go on ebay and check what are the most expensive comics and gawk at the prices

a million is crazy though
 
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