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Entries in Action Comics No. 1 (2)

Thursday
Dec012011

Superman Comic Sells for $2 Million-Plus

Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An extremely rare 1938 comic that depicted the debut of The Man of Steel was as good as gold at an auction Wednesday, selling for $2.161 million.  According to ComicConnect, the site that ran the auction, an anonymous -- and apparently ecstatic -- winning bidder ponied up the king's ransom for the near-mint condition copy of Action Comics No. 1. The same issue previously set a record when it was sold in 2010 for $1.5 million.

The history of this particular book has become something of a legend itself: it was reportedly stolen from Superman super-fan Nicolas Cage, and went missing for a decade until it turned up earlier this year -- still in pristine condition -- amid a stack of magazines uncovered in a storage locker near Los Angeles, California. The person who found the comic had purchased the contents of the locker sight-unseen.

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Tuesday
Apr122011

Found: Rare Superman Comic Stolen from Nicolas Cage

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Police have found a rare comic book featuring the debut of Superman that was stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago, according to the Ventura County Star.

Police in Los Angeles who discovered Action Comics No. 1 last week in a storage locker believe it's the same mint copy that was swiped from the Oscar winner back in 2000.  While the comic has been authenticated, it remains to be seen if Cage will get it back because he received money from insurance after the book was taken.

The issue in question is arguably the most valuable comic in existence; a mint copy sold for $1.5 million last year.  Action Comics #1 sold for 10 cents when it debuted in 1938.

It's unclear how the comic wound up in the storage locker.

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