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Rare comic featuring Superman’s debut sells for £730,000

Superman-Action-Comics-ArchivesA 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 sold for £730,000 (that’s $956,000) yesterday.  Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, the 13-page story describes Superman coming to Earth, rescuing an innocent woman from the electric chair, stopping an episode of wife-beating and going out on a date with Lois Lane. The famous cover of this historic comic features Superman lifting a car above his head.

Only around 100 copies are known to exist. It could be argued that this comic marks the start of the superhero genre and is the Holy Grail for comic book collectors. If you don’t have close that much money, I recommend Superman: Action Comics Archives Vol. 1, which offers reprints of the first 20 Action Comics.


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