World’s Two Most Valuable Comic Books Go Up For Auction & It’s an Online Steel Cage Match
That is, world domination of the comic collectables universe, as two exceedingly-rare copies of the most valuable comic books of all time – Superman’s Action Comics #1 and Batman’s Detective Comics #27 – are concurrently auctioned by ComicConnect, the leading comic auction house.
“Since the dawn of our industry, these two books have vied for market supremacy,” says Stephen Fishler, founder/co-owner of ComicConnect.
Fishler, a long-time industry authority, created the 10-point comic grading scale that is now the gold standard.
“Collectors have hotly debated this topic for decades. For similarly-graded copies of these two incredibly-valuable books to come up for sale at once…it’s an incredibly rare occurrence.”
The 1938 Action Comics #1 is graded 5.0; the 1939 Detective Comics #27 is 6.0. Both comics are unrestored, which means they haven’t been retouched or repaired – a fact that makes them even more desirable in the eyes of many collectors.
Why are these two particular comic books so valuable? In addition to their rarity, each marks their respective superhero’s first appearance. Such books are always in greatest demand – but especially for the two most popular characters in comic book history.
In recent years, copies of both iconic comic books, restored and unrestored, have smashed sales records left and right. In the last decade, four high-grade copies of Action Comics #1 have sold for over $1 million – all through ComicConnect, which has the Guinness World Records to prove it. Copies of Detective Comics #27 have broken the $1,000,000 threshold as well.
The online auction kicks off on ComicConnect.com on Monday, March 19 and ends Friday, March 23. Bidding will take place nightly during five sessions that run from 7pm-12am, EDT. Collectors and investors worldwide will be watching very closely.
And when the auction concludes, the world will at long last have a definitive answer to the burning question: in a one-on-one battle, who wins – the Man of Steel or the Caped Crusader?