Bidding for the ComicConnect.com Auction of “Superman #1” Comic Book Lands Record $2,604,750 Price.
While copies of “Superman #1” are rare enough, this particular comic book, sold by Mark Michaelson, was purchased in 1979 from its original owner who purchased it in 1939 when it was first released!
After cherishing it for more than 40 years, the semi-retired healthcare executive was ready to pass it along to an equally-passionate collector. Vincent Zurzolo – who holds six Guinness World Records for the most expensive comics and related collectibles ever bought or sold – managed the auction at ComicConnect.com which ended on December 16.
There are only a handful of copies of “Superman #1” in this type of condition. According to Zurzolo, this gorgeous copy – one of the finest he’s seen – was expected to break the two million dollar mark at auction, easily achieving the mark… and then some, selling for a whopping US$2,604,750.
Another rare Superman comic book, 1938’s “Action Comics #1” was also being sold at auction at ComicConnect.com. The auction for the 3.0 CGC rated first appearance of Superman ended on Wednesday, December 15 with a selling price of US$1,638,759.20.