COMIC Rare copy of Action Comics #1 sells for $1 million

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  1. SomethingWicked

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    Just saw this from BreakingNews on twitter.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Comics_1


    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    some more details:
     
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  2. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Doom always keeps his word. OT Supporter

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    Wow, and that was a purchase price.

    I wonder what the Detective Comics 27 8.0 will go for in auction this week? It's already at $350k :noes:
     
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    10,000,000% increase in value :rofl:
     
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    Looks like they are predicting it will go to 1m or close too.

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    The Detective Comic No. 27, published in 1939, has already attracted a bid of more than $400,000.
    ‘We have bids in for more than the previous record for a comic, which was sold last year for $317,000 and was an Action Comics No. 1,’ said Ed Jaster, of Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

    ‘I think this will sell for $600,000 or $700,000 but it’s fair to say it is a million-dollar comic.
    ‘If we get two collectors who really want it, it could sell for that.
    ‘This is the most important comic book ever to come up for sale.’
    The Caped Crusader is featured on the cover and billed as The Batman.
    He features in an eight-page story inside. ‘The story in this comic is pretty forgettable but Batman endured,’ said Mr Jaster.
    ‘In the early stories, he was armed with a gun and it was only in the DC No. 33 that we learned he had been orphaned in a car crash and had a lot of angst.’
    The comic first cost ten cents and there are thought to be 50 left – with no others in such good condition.
    It will be sold on Thursday.

    Yea, it's insane. Even adjusting for inflation or anything else it's still like a 10,000% interest rate.
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    in for batman going for more than a million :x:
     
  6. void

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    I don't think it will.

    There is an 8.5 Action Comics that sold for less than $1 million, but I'm not sure how long ago that was.
     
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    The one you're thinking of was a 6.0 which sold for $315,000+, or it wasn't an issue #1.


    This one was an 8.0 :o


    ComicConnect.com has updated their landing page with some sweet details on it. Also if you live in NY you can try and go see it. :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

     
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    void oh yeah?

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    That would be pretty awesome to get your picture with that :cool:
     
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    pfft.....that's NOTHING. I've got multiple copies of Youngblood #1. ROB LIEFELD, bitches! I can't even imagine how much these are going to go for when I put them up for sale. :coold:

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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    why can't I see their feet?

    are their spines supposed to bend like that?

    pouches. so many pouches.
     
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    as opposed to an un-rare copy?
     
  13. void

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    there are no un-rare copies of those books. people get these torn up copies graded with like a 2.8 and sell them for thousands of dollars.

    the books just don't exist anymore.
     
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    suck it, supes

    Only three days after the first issue of Action Comics sold for one million dollars, a copy of Detective Comics #27 - the first issue to feature Bob Kane's Dark Knight - was purchased at auction for $1,075,500. The buyer's identity was anonymous.​

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    amazing
     

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