Nicolas Cage’s Superman comic sells for $2.1 million

The Action Comics No. 1 comic book (pictured at left) that was stolen from Nicolas Cage in 2000 and found last April was sold for $2,161,000 in an online auction. It sets a record for being the first comic to earn more than $2 million at auction on Wednesday. The previous record was set in March 2010 when a less pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 sold for $1.5 million. There are approximately only 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 — which has the distinction of being the first one to feature Superman — in existence. Only about five others, all of which belong to private collectors, are close to the quality to Cage’s copy and only one, which has never been publicly viewed — may exceed in quality. Cage bought his in 1997 for about $150,000 and had it on display in his home in a security frame mounted to the wall when it was stolen.

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  1. mike • December 2, 2011 @ 7:53 PM

    its just comic book people!!!!!

  2. chronium • December 2, 2011 @ 10:54 PM

    It’s no different then people buying a Picasso or a Van Gogh

  3. Davide • December 3, 2011 @ 4:05 PM

    Now he can pay his bills.

  4. bohm • December 4, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

    wow nice return

  5. josh • December 5, 2011 @ 4:40 PM

    only the greatest superhero to ever grace the pages of a comic book

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