Darren Adams was right to reject an offer of 3 million dollars by an almost perfect edition of Action Comics nº 1, the first superhero comic. It was published in April 1938 (with cover date of June) under the title of Action Comics nº 1 and it’s considered the first superhero comic history for showing the first known image of Superman. This copy of Action Comics nº 1 isn’t unique, but it’s one of two that exist with a guarantee certification of 9 points, on a scale from 0 to 10. A score of 9 means it’s not only in perfect condition but also the colors and the pages look as if they were new. The auction just ended on eBay for the comic and has resulted in a final price of $ 3.2 million after receiving only 48 bids. Here we show you a video of Darren Adams explaining the value of this comic:
This was the legendary cover of Action Comics nº 1, published by National Allied Publications, one of those that would later form DC Comics:
The price is the highest ever paid for a comic. The previous record, reached in 2011, also corresponds to a copy of the first issue of Action Comics, but in worse condition, and reached €2 million. One element that’s turned this comic into a coveted object is that despite the years, the pages still contain the original whiteness. And now you can read this classic completely for free.
CGC Comics, responsible among other things for census and certify this type of extremely rare copies, scanned this first exemplar of Action Comics before the auction, and now offers it on its website to anyone who wants to read it.