RARE SUPERMAN COMIC GETS RIPPED

May 24, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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 It’s  the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman.

 David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating the ceiling of a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

Gonzales did some research that confirmed the comic was valuable -and got into  a discussion about how much it was worth.

In that heated discussion with a releative -the back cover got ripped.

Because of the damage, New York-based online auctioneer ComicConnect.com graded the book a 1.5 on a 10-point scale. By comparison, an Action Comics No. 1 that was graded a 9 – recently fetched $2.16 million.

Bidding on Gonzales’ find was up to $137,000 as of Friday afternoon. Bidding closes June 11.

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