The holy grail of all things comic collections proved once again that the ‘Last Son of Kypton’ still has plenty of selling power. An auction on Ebay that ended over the weekend netted a seller $3.2 million dollars for a pristine copy of Action Comics #1–the famed first appearance of Superman.
Darren Adams, owner of Pristine Comics, was the lucky man who is taking home the $3.2 million dollars. Adams’ copy of the legendary comic was graded a 9.0 by Certified Guarantee Company (CGC), making it the best kept version of Action Comics #1 known to the world.
In a statement released by Adams, the Pristine Comics owner said, “I’m proud to have owned the most valuable comic book in the world. Working with eBay on this auction allowed me to share this rare treasure with their global community and ensure the next owner is just as passionate about its place in history.”
An online comic auctioneer at comicconnet.com is credited for the purchase, and now serves as the vanguard to the world’s most prized comic book.
The copy of Action Comics #1 was first printed in 1938 and its creators are credited as Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal–the two men responsible for bringing Superman to the good people of planet earth.