Aug 25, 2014
By Michael Kramer
The man of steel has turned solid-gold on an e-bay auction.
A copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for an astronomical price: $3.2 million.
New York comic dealers Vincent Zurzolo and Stephen Fishler submitted Sunday’s bid in the eBay auction.
It was for a near flawless copy of “Action Comics No. 1.” That’s the 1938 comic in which the superhero first appeared.
The $3.2 million is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book.
Fishler and Zurzolo own ComicConnect.com – which auctioned a high-quality copy of the book in 2011, for a then-record $2.1 million.
The seller is Darren Adams – a collectibles dealer in Federal Way, Washington.
Only About 100 copies are believed to exist.
Fishler says the opportunity was too good to miss.