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How Much is a 1938 Action Comic Book with Superman worth?

Updated on February 24, 2010

 $1,000,000, that is how much.

Action comic books first appeard in June 1938 and sold for ten cents. The first issue also debuted, for the first time, a new character, Superman, capable of lifting cars and tossing them across the street.

The rare issue sold to a man living in New York. The man, actually already had the issue in his collection but it was of poor quality. He bought that issue for around $300,000. When he found out a high quality copy of the first issue was for sale for one million, he snapped it up.

There are only 100 copies of this first issue and all are low quality, of these, only two are high quality.  In second place is Detective Comics #27, which marked the first appearance of Batman in 1939. Holy green back, Robin!


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      david greenway 5 years ago

      i have 1966 dome protrol may # 103 what is it worth would like to know ?

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      perrya 5 years ago

      I agree!

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      910chris 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I can't get over someone paying 1 million dollars for a comic book!! To me, that is insane, but more power to him. It's his money and if that's how he wants to spend it, so be it.

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      perrya 5 years ago

      Jake-OMG, so sorry!

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      jake 5 years ago

      My dad has that comic from when he was a kid he dint know how much it was worth and five years ago he sold at yard sale for 5 cents

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      Stephanie Larson 6 years ago

      I have this comic, mint condition! Want to sell it???

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      russ 6 years ago

      make sure its not a reprint

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      Kathleen Hamrick 7 years ago


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      i was supposed to be rich 7 years ago

      i did but i accidentally gave it away lol imagin dat

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      perrya 7 years ago

      lucky you!

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      hans 7 years ago

      I HAVE THAT COMIC!!!!!