Aug 25, 2014 a pristine edition of action comics no. Yes, i have seen comics for superman before, and yes, i did know he was an alien from the cover of one, but this is the first comic i have read. Most of the early issues didnt have superman on the cover, so this comic isnt worth as much as others. Continuing the trend of iconic comic books selling for houseinthehamptons levels of cash, a nearly perfect copy of action comics no. Comics price guide was the first online price guide for comic books back in 1995. This was a record auction for ebay as it was the most expensive comic book ever sold on our marketplace. Comic book containing supermans debut sold for nearly one million.
Yeah so superman gets his butt kicked, then the evil dude from the movie who is deranged and talks to his dad who is dead with crystals, appears and something happened to make the bad dude disappears. See our superman comic books article for more details. Feb 21, 2016 the 10 most expensive comic books ever sold. New york a rare, nearly flawless copy of supermans comicbook debut has sold for a superpowered price. Aug 25, 2014 a rare, nearly flawless copy of supermans comicbook debut has sold for a superpowered price. The premier online comics price guide free comic book values.
Dc expands its digital first comic release program. Dc to resume sales of some new comic books the new york. With comic book stores still closed across the world, dc has announced an expansion of its dc digital first program, which is serializing material in digital format. We have values for any marvel, dc, image, idw, darkhorse, or dell comic book that is in your collection. Online auction cements it as the worlds most expensive comic book. The original price of the comic book in 1938 was 10 cents. First self titled series for a comic book superhero ever. An opened version would depend on the condition of the actual comic book.
This is how much supermans first comic book sold for. This is a lesson for all those parents who threw away their childrens comic books. New listing complete set superman red son dc comics. A pristine copy of supermans first appearance in action comics no. The superman character described on this page was created by writer jerry siegel and artist joe shuster, high school students living in cleveland, ohio, in 1933.
Death of superman comic book value price guide comics watcher. This is how much superman s first comic book sold for. Has superman stories through the years, so that you can see how superman changed, how comic art changed, how comic storytelling changed, etc. The original panels were rewritten and redrawn to create the first page of action comics. Turning a 10cent comic book into a million bucks the. This is the first comic i have ever read and am looking forward to reading book 2 of this series. Bidding ended sunday evening, with 48 bids received. I read all the silver age superman titles as i worked in my dads drugstore, and i could read the comics while handling the front of the store cash register sales. Each of 6 spreads in this irresistibly cool package features classic superman art and a special interactive feature. Its the first comic to have superman, but its an anthology comic. Dc to resume sales of some new comic books the publishing home of batman and superman will sell some new comics to stores starting next week. Most comic book lovers pledge allegiance to either dc comicsfeaturing that famous alien from krypton and aquaman, among many othersor marvel comics, which gave us the webslinging spiderman, the new mutants and patriotic captain america.
So the next year he was finally featured in his own comic. You can find out values of action issues by clicking here. A pristine copy of the first comic book featuring superman is on track to set a new record as the most expensive one sold at auction. The biggest comic book companies created superheroes by the dozen. This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of superman s appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. As of friday morning, there were different 30 bids for action. Besides the first issue of superman, it also set a new record. From our humble beginnings, we have grown to the largest, most complete comic book price guide with well over 1,000,000 comics in our database. The first book every comic book geek dad will want to read to his child. In a statement, dallasbased heritage auctions said the copy of action comics no. Children dressed up in costume examine comic books for sale in samara, russia. New york comics dealers stephen fishler and vincent zurzolo said monday they.
A rare copy of the first comic book featuring superman has sold for nearly one million dollars. Aug 25, 2014 superman is a valuable treasure to the comic and film worlds alike. Just five years before superman appeared, comics were only printed in newspapers. This comic features not only the first appearance of superman, clark kent and lois lane, but this. According to dc comics year by year a visual chronicle its the first time a comic book character was featured in their own title.
Aug 25, 2014 the first bid, three minutes into the auction that began on aug. Supergirl discovers why superman has begun to act evil at random intervals, and it all goes back to before krypton exploded. Superman becomes a starsuperheroes take over the world. The photo below is for reference, its not the same one that sold. In 1939, martin goodman founded timely publications, which he planned to use as an expansion of his pulp magazine business by getting into comic book publishing, as well, as it seemed like it was a really lucrative new area following the smash success of national allied publications superman feature in action comics which led to superman even. Comiclink is the online vintage comic book and comic art auction destination featuring comic book auctions spotlighting the most desirable cgc graded examples of key comics, as well as comic art auctions featuring the biggest names in comic book illustration from the golden age to the present. Comic link the online vintage comic book and comic art. With ebay, you dont have to choose sides, because we have plenty of any option.
Most comic fans know that superman actually began life in action comics. Superman is also featured in a onepage public service announcement, be a good citizen. After his arrival, the new 10cent comic books flew off the shelves. Action comics is the comic book series that started it all. Record price paid for first superman comic book voice of. Mayer found the rejected superman comic strips, and sullivan. Get the best deals on superman comic books when you shop the largest online selection at.
Trying to create a character they could sell to newspaper. Superman is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by dc comics, and is considered an american cultural icon. The original price for the issue, when it was sold in 1938, was 10 cents. Most copies are worth much less, but the good news is, if you have one of these truly rare comic books, then youre certainly sitting on a prized asset that any comic book collector would be envious of. Superman is an ongoing american comic book series featuring the dc comics superhero superman as its main protagonist. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. On average, action comics no 1 is valued as the most expensive comic book in the world, followed by detective comics no 27 the first batman. Swooping in almost at the last second to win the holy grail issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book.721 75 1027 1139 320 917 231 343 1106 1343 1155 36 122 297 600 573 1110 786 1019 973 912 1091 108 676 1203 1283 1066 790 467 1176 241 1403 225 682 277 833