Action Comics No. 1, which was the debut of Superman to the comic world, sold at an internet auction this week for $1.5 million. The amount paid is a record amount for a comic book.
Many believe that there is only around 100 issues of the comic book in existence. The comic was published in 1938 and originally sold for 10 cents.
Very few of the 100 left are in good condition. The one sold here was graded at a 8.5. Another copy of the same comic sold for $1 million back in January, then a record. That one was graded 8.0.
In between the two Action Comics #1 that set world records, Batman temporarily held the record when his debut appearance, Detective Comics #27, sold for $1,075,000.
The auction took place at ComicConnect.com