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Comic book featuring first appearance of Superman sells for record $3.4 million
The book received a CGC FN 6.0 grade and the copy is in remarkably good condition for an original issue of its age. The sale price is the highest ever paid for a copy of Action Comics No. 1.



RUNNEMEDE, NJ.- The one-of-a-kind “Rocket Copy” of Action Comics No. 1, which features the first-ever appearance of the beloved hero Superman, was purchased for a record-breaking $3.4 million. Goldin, the leading collectibles marketplace, arranged the private sale in conjunction with Metropolis Comics of New York. The sale price is the highest ever paid for a copy of Action Comics No. 1.

Originally issued in 1938 and created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Action Comics No. 1 is one of the most widely-recognized comic books ever and is credited with helping launch the superhero genre. This specific edition is known fondly among collectors as “the Rocket Copy” thanks to a rocket stamp placed on the cover over 80 years ago by the original owner, a 13-year-old who purchased it from a newsstand. Graded CGC FN 6.0, the copy is in remarkably good condition for an original issue of its age.

“When you look at the cover of this comic and see Superman lifting a car, you feel a little bit like a superhero yourself,” said Ken Goldin, executive chairman and founder of Goldin. “That’s why superheroes were invented, to inspire people to be the best versions of themselves. Handling the sale of this iconic comic is an honor and we’re glad that it has found a new home.”

Over the years, Goldin has built a strong reputation as the leading collectibles marketplace. Ken Goldin and his team have brokered over $1.5 billion worth of sales of rare and highly sought-after collectible items across categories. Recent record-breaking transactions include the $7.25 million Honus Wagner T-206 Card, which is known by many as the most important baseball card ever produced. The company also sold other record-breaking comics including the $1.7 million sale of a comic featuring the first appearance of Batman.

Goldin’s October Comic Elite auction is set to open on October 11 and the company is actively accepting consignments for this and future auctions.










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