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