Value: $3.2 million
The holy grail of comic books is the 1938 “Action Comics” No. 1, the first appearance of Superman, and in turn, the origination of comic book superheroes as we know them today. In 2014, 9.0-graded copy of sold for $3,207,852 on eBay, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
And before that sale, a 9.0 copy of “Action Comics” No. 1 that belonged to actor Nicolas Cage fetched $2.161 million in 2011. Someone had stolen it from his home, but it was found 11 years later in a Southern California storage locker.
The most recent sale for a copy of the iconic comic book occurred in 2018, when an 8.5-graded copy sold for $2,052,000 in 2018 at Comic Connect.