Auctioning alongside "THE most important piece of surviving original comic art in existence" (in the words of the auctioneer) is a close sibling of the most expensive and valuable comic book of all time, at ComicConnect's November-December rare comics sale.
Action Comics #1, featuring the debut appearance of Superman, made history earlier this year when an 8.5 VF+ ('very fine' plus) grade copy sold for a World Record $1.5m price. As well as being the most valuable Action Comics #1, it's also the highest-graded copy from the Comic Guaranty LLC authority (CGC).
The copy of Action Comic #1 presently for sale in ComicConnect's sale can't boast the same quality - it's actually graded 1.8 - yet it nevertheless remains an original copy of what many consider to be the most important comic book in the history of comics.
The 1.8 graded Action Comics #1 (bids currently
Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made his debut appearance in June 1938. Copies of Action Comics #1 in varying conditions are known to exist, with five known copies rated at CGC 4.0 and a fifth discovered in July of this year graded CGC 5 ("very good/fine").
While ComicConnect's Action Comics #1 doesn't boast the quality of those specimens, collectors and fans have voted with their mouse buttons and pushed bids on the issue up to $78,000, just shy of the comic's $79,000 reserve. Watch this space for more news on the sale.
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