Action Comics #1 (June 1938) Superman’s Debut, CGC 9.0


Hello there comic book fans, I got an amazing spotlight for you today, something that is once in a blue moon event, the selling of thy most highly sought after comic book in history, Action Comics #1. This is the holy grail of comic collectors, something that every comic book collector cant have yet always dream of having and its up for auction on Ebay right now as of August 9, 2014. And with only 5 more days until the auction ends, if your a multimillionaire, then you better get started on bidding, man I’m dying to have this but currently at $1,950,100, it will only be a dream of mine to ever own a copy, hell, I doubt I’ll ever even get to see or touch a real copy in my lifetime.


This is THE comic book that started it all. This comic features not only the first appearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but this comic began the entire superhero genre that has followed during the 76 years since. It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages. This is …. the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.

This particular copy is the nicest that has ever been graded, with an ASTONISHING grade of CGC 9.0 ! To date, no copies have been graded higher and only one other copy has received the same grade. It is fair to say though that this copy blows the other 9.0 out of the water. Compared to the other 9.0 that sold for $2.1million several years ago it has significant superior eye appeal, extremely vibrant colors and PERFECT WHITE PAGES. This means after 76 years the aging process has yet to begin. Truly this book is a museum piece. It is one of only two copies of this comic in ANY condition to ever be graded with the distinction of having White pages, the other being a CGC 2.5 !

If you are looking to purchase or invest in comic books this is without exaggeration the single best graded comic book that exists. It is the highest graded copy of the most sought after comic book in the hobby, and has the best possible page quality that can be assigned.  If anyone has ever been curious what an Action Comics 1 looked like the day it came off of the newsstand 75 years ago, this is the answer.


Even if you can’t buy this amazing comic book, at least you can witness history here, comic book history, watching the sell of thy most expensive, most coveted comic book in history and the highest graded copy, this will definitely be a once in a geek’s lifetime event. Again this auction ends Aug 24, 2014 18:00:02 PDT, so don’t miss out on either watching this amazing auctioning event, or if your rich, bidding on this amazing comic book. I will definitely update with the winning bid when this auction ends, because it will no doubt be a historic number in comic book purchases.

Update: Well here the update folks, Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 has set a record for the highest payed amount for a comic book, the record setting figure is $3,207,852.00, a comic book historic event.


Avengers #1 sold for $250,000

A CGC 9.6 copy of Avengers #1 was sold for $250,000 by Metropolis Collectibles last week — a record sale for an Avengers #1 by a significant margin.

This exceptional copy is tied with two other copies ofAvengers #1 CGC in 9.6. The other two copies have never been brought to market,” says Metropolis COO Vincent Zurzolo. “Their owners have no interest in selling. This makes this the only publicly sold copy of a CGC 9.6 to date. We are very proud to make this the highest price anybody has ever paid for a copy of Avengers #1. ” Zurzolo notes, there are only three copies of Avengers #1 graded 9.6 unrestored on the CGC census, with none higher — and no recorded public sales for any of them, until now.  Bleeding Cool told you about the sale of a CGC 9.4 copy for $100,000 last March.

With Marvel’s increase in popularity to the general public at an all time high, it’s been a great year for high grade copies of vintage Marvel comics.  We’ve noted record sales of X-Men #1 for $200,000, Fantastic Four #1 for $300,000, and Captain America Comics #1 for $343,000 in recent months, with the best copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man) shocking the vintage collecting scene with a $1.1 million sale in March.


Also, recently there was the sale of a CGC certified 9.2 (NM-) copy of Journey Into Mystery #83 for $100,000. Featuring the origin and first appearance of Thor, JIM #83 is one of the most popular and valuable early Silver Age keys, ranked as #6 according to latest Overstreet Guide listing. It is also one of the most difficult Silver Age Marvel first appearance issues to locate in high grade, trailing only Tales to Astonish #27 and Incredible Hulk #1. Cover dated August, 1962 (the same month as Spider-Man’s initial appearance In Amazing Fantasy #15), JIM #83 is easily one of, if not the hottest books on the market right now, with record sales in each grade being recorded over the past year. A 9.0 copy from the Twin Cities Collection sold in Pedigree’s May, 2011 Grand Auction for a record price of $52,000, eclipsing the record price for a 9.0 example (similarly sold by Pedigree Comics) of $39,500 in March, 2011. The $100,000 paid for the subject 9.2 is similarly a record price. This same copy sold for a then record price of $82,800 at auction in February, 2011, the very first (and until now only) known sale of a NM- copy of Journey Into Mystery #83.
The book is characterized by unbelievable color strike, perfect centering, tight staples, razor sharp edges and corners and phenomenal white pages. It is easily the 5th best existing copy behind only one in 9.6 and three in 9.4 and looks even nicer up close than any possible description could make. Only 5 other 9.2’s have been certified by the CGC to date. The buyer, who bought X-Men #1 in 9.4 ($137,500) and Amazing Spider-Man #1 in 9.2 copy ($90,000), was interested in Journey Into Mystery 83.


An example of the Thor issue, not the actual high grade comic itself.