You may have heard of some celebrities being comic fans. Sam L. Jackson’s enthusiasm for comics is well known. And Nic Cage’s collection, like the actor himself, has been through some ups and downs – even suffering some thefts. Not too long ago that actor’s copy of Action Comics #1 was allegedly stolen. Recently this book was located and put up for auction.
This particular comic book has the distinction of being the highest graded copy of Action Comics #1 – the first appearance of Superman – known to exist coming in a whopping 9.0. To put some perspective on this: It’s difficult enough to find books from the 70s grading higher than a 8.0 out of 10, let alone a comic four decades older than that! However, it is true that books from this era are generally graded with more lenience than modern books – something I disagree with – but that’s another article for another day. The previous record setter for highest price paid for a comic was a an 8.5 graded copy of Action Comics #1 which sold for 1.5 million dollars. However, this new record easily beat that figure by auctioning off to a bid of 2.1 million dollars!
The auction house – comic connect – isn’t at liberty to disclose the identity of the buyer