12 Days of Geek | Day 2 | The most expensive comic book ever sold

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Q. What was the most expensive comic book sold at auction, and how much did it sell for?


Collectible comics can fetch high prices at auction, but in the summer of 2014, the new high price was set at $3,207,852. The comic book was originally released in June of 1938 and featured the first appearance of Superman. Back then, the price was set at just $0.10.

Today, Action Comics No. 1 holds the record for the most expensive comic book ever sold. Fewer than 100 are believed to still be in existence, and you’ll be happy to know that this particular copy was graded a near-perfect 9.0 by the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). Totally worth the $3.2 million, in that case …


Speaking of auctions, we’re auctioning out seats to a new webinar, WTF (Why the Face) and Other IT Reactions to Video Conferencing. The admission is free, so be sure to reserve your seat today. During the webinar, we’ll be disputing the biggest myths of video implementations:
  • Setup and management is inconceivable!
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And no, there will not be a prize drawing for an Action Comics No. 1 at the webinar.