Action Comics #1 (which originally sold for 10¢ in 1938) sold for $317,000.00, just last year. Though ther had been comicbooks prior to the publication of this comic, the comic is generally credited with kicking off the comicbook revolution, and spawned thousands of imitators and knockoffs.
A copy of the first comic book featuring Superman, considered the holy grail of comic collecting, sold for $1 million US on Monday.
The sale, on auction site ComicConnect.com, set a record for a comic sale. The previous record was estimated at just over $400,000 US.
The buyer Monday was a New York-based collector, according to a ComicConnect.com spokesman.
I guess the recession is officially over, eh?