SUPERMAN (Action Comics No. 1) Sells For $1 Million Dollars

A rare copy of D.C. Comics: June, 1938 Action Comics No. 1 featuring the classic Joe Shuster cover art of Superman (C8.0 Grade, Very Fine condition), sold on February 22, 2010 for a record breaking $1 Million Dollars in New York to a private collector. Supposedly, there are only 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 believed to be in existence, and only a handful have been rated in high condition. The 1938 comic with the 1st appearance of Superman originally cost .10¢, not bad eh!

Action Comics No. 1

SUPERMAN: 1938, Action Comics No. 1


It is a healthy hobby collecting your positive childhood memories; I know it has brought me great joy in hunting for rare and hard to find vintage toys & collectibles that I had or wanted as a child. So whatever it is that you collect, I’m passing on the advice that I received from America’s foremost Superman collector Danny Fuchs “be selective,” it can get out of hand.

I have always been intrigued by comic book art and illustrations; the use of color, shading and graphic qualities have inspired my own art and design. Even to this day, unique vintage toy packaging, with its illustrated quirky vibrant style, still grabs my attention just as it did when I was a young boy. But what really captivated me as a kid, was the 1970s reruns of the 1966 BATMAN Television Series in Technicolor with the MTV style camera work… way ahead of its time. Too bad the 60s series is still not available on DVD yet.

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