A rare comic book featuring Superman sold for $1 million on Monday, reports Tween Tribune. Originally priced at 10 cents, it shattered the record sale for a comic book with its million-dollar price tag.
Action Comics No. 1 was published in 1938 and features Superman lifting a green car on its cover. "It's considered by most people as the most important book," said comic book dealer John Dolmayan. "It kind of ushered in the age of the superheroes."
"The fact that this book is completely unrestored and still has an 8.0 grade, it's kind of like a diamond or a precious stone. It's very rare," he added.
Only about 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 are believed to be in existence, and only some of them have such a high rating. For a comic book of this quality to be up for sale is even more rare, but it proves that there is still a major demand for collectible comic books out there.
Could the sale of Action Comics No. 1 spark a new wave of collectors? It's possible. Hang on to your first edition Robert Pattinson comic book -- it just might be worth something in 72 years.