The Most Valuable Comic Ever Sold

Action Comics #1, 1938

The Most Valuable Comic Ever Sold

It may come as no surprise as to which comic set the all time record back in 2014 for the most expensive ever sold. In fact, some of you may not even know it began as a comic some 80 years ago.

The character which is featured in his first ever appearance has graced dozens of movies and TV shows, video games, board games, thousands of action figures and miscellaneous merchandise and hundreds of thousands of comics, novels and printed media.

You probably have a shirt with an S on the chest or a pair of boxers featuring the iconic logo.

And in 2014 this book set a world record for the most valuable comic ever sold–ever!

Clocking in at an astounding $3,207,852 and graded in CGC 9.0 ( Very Fine / Near Mint Condition ), Action Comics #1 set the world record in 2014, for most valuable comic book ever recorded!


Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0
Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0


Printed way back in 1938, collectors are again inspired–80 years later–to revisit their child hood treasure troves to discover this era’s Action Comics #1.

Certainly age and rarity play into the popularity of his holy grail for collector’s. Not many have survived nearly a century of enjoyment and reading. The few that have came through the other end of the worm hole are mostly tattered and abused.


Action Comics 1 Poor Condition
Action Comics 1 Poor Condition


So, you may ask what would a perfect copy of Action Comics #1 go for? One that was graded as a CGC 10.0? We are quite certain one did not escape the test of time, but if one did, and only 1 did, we could only estimate that the value would be out of this world, just like the man of steel himself!

Would it be worth $10,000,000?


Probably more to the tune of $50,000,000-$100,000,000, but just like the age-old question, “What’s at the center of a tootsie pop?”–The World May Never Know!

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Joseph A. Michael




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