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Superman's Debut Sells For $1 Million

A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $1 million, smashing a record set just last year.

Cover of June 1938 issue of "Action Comics" that first featured Superman
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Cover of June 1938 issue of "Action Comics" that first featured Superman

The issue sold Monday morning is a 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1, widely considered the Holy Grail of comic books. It features Superman lifting a car on its cover and originally cost 10 cents.

It was sold by a private seller to a private buyer, neither of whom released their names. The sale was conducted by the auction site ComicConnect.com.

The previous comic book record was set last year when $317,000 was paid for the same Action Comics No. 1 issue. This copy fetched a much higher price because it's in better condition.

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