Wow, it took just a little more than a month for the record for the most expensive comic book to be absolutely shattered. Last month a comic with the first appearance of Batman sold for an amazing $1,075,500, breaking the $1 million record set by the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1, featuring Superman's debut. Superman is back on top once again with a new sale and a new record, $1.5 million. Action Comics No. 1 originally sold for 10 cents and it is estimated that there are around 100 copies of the comic still in existence although condition varies.
The issue that sold on Monday through auction web site ComicConnect.com had been secreted inside an old movie magazine for years and was in better condition that the $1 million copy that sold earlier. The pristine issue was bought from a private collector and then sold by Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo, the co-owners of ComicConnect.com. Will this record sit for a while? ComicConnect.com co-owner and COO, Vincent Zurzolo thinks so. He says that "this particular Action Comics #1 is literally the single most valuable comic book on the planet."
[via Art Daily]