A copy of Action Comics #1 sold for 195,000 US dollars in 2006. Quite expensive for a comic book.
It has become so expensive due to the fact that this particular issue features the first appearance of Superman.
As a landmark comic book and the first-ever superhero in comics, Action Comics #1 is one of the most valuable comic books out there, not just in the realm of Superman collectibles.
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Action Comics #1 basically led the whole book industry into becoming what it is. These days, superhero-themed comic books are no longer the status quo, with other types of comics genres also dominating the realm.
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster co-created the comic in 1938, which was written and illustrated by Superman creator Jerry Siegel. DC Comics Action Comics #1 led to the development of other superhero characters with Green Lantern and Batman becoming the most notable characters. Among the most important antique Superman collectibles, Action Comics #1, Marvel Comics’ Avengers, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and Uncanny X-Men were basically followed after.
“Action Comics #1 essentially focuses on Superman for 12 pages. The whole concept behind the “secret identity” was introduced as early as with this issue, as well as the presence of Lois Lane, a major character in the storyline. The issue didn’t exactly portray the Super Hero as how the world has come to know him. He was described as “faster than a speeding locomotive”, and not “faster than a speeding bullet”. He didn’t actually fly, but rather was strong enough to leap over buildings. The whole, “Look up in the sky!” “It’s a bird!” It’s a plane!” It’s Superman!” came after the initial introduction of Superman.
Collectors’ items are quite valued, which is understandable. Antique collectibles, as well as the various related merchandise that came after the popularity of the franchise, rank high when discussing Superman #1.
There are several different kinds of antiquarian Superman collectibles to choose from including outfits, mugs, board games, comics, and other items. When talking about Collectibles, Action Comics #1 truly stands to be the most valuable around.