Action Comics No. 1, where Superman first appeared in 1938, set a new record today when a pristine copy sold for $3,207,852 in an eBay auction.
This copy surpasses in value the one formerly owned by Nicolas Cage that sold for $2.16 million in 2011.
Both are graded as 9.0 (out of 10) by the Certified Guaranty Company, but the one sold today is described as having “perfect white pages.”
Around 100 copies of the issue are thought to be in existence, and only 7 unrestored copies are graded over 6.0.