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Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25 mil

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Man, a steal!

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That’s a really BIG photo of the broker. Seems to overshadow even “Superman”. Well played, Zurzolo.

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Now that's one issue I wouldn't mind owning.

Absolutely iconic.

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I don’t have this one but I have the 423 issues of the Superman series ( and a few other Superman comics ) and I didn’t need to spend this kind of money. Far from it.

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I wonder what Siegel and Shuster would have thought, that their creation would still be in demand, over 80 years later?

That scene, by the way, of Superman lifting the car is recreated for Superman Returns (2006). I was pleased, by the murmur of appreciation which rippled through the audience, to find out that I wasn't the only geek present.

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A lot of money for an old comic book. Some people have too much money on their hands.

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Wouldn't be surprised if my mom read it back then (she was born in 1933). I know for a fact she read Marvel Comics #1 because, when she was alive I showed her a reprint of the book and asked her if she remembered reading it. "Sure I did", she said. "Had the Submariner in it".

She explained their rarity because during the war, she and her friends used to go on paper drives to recycle, and also they would gather read comics and send them overseas for the soldiers to read.

Myself, I have a Famous 1st Edition reprint of Action Comics #1 from the mid-1970s that I've had for decades. Good enough for me :)

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Yeah, but what's the NFT worth?

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A lot of money for an old comic book. Some people have too much money on their hands.

think that every year when they have tuna and fruit auctions in Japan, and to think that they spend so much money on perishable item that wont have any value after a few weeks, just crazy isnt it

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Agreed and nice ‘call-back’ @ToastedHeretic 8:27am. Sometimes, we don’t think “member when...” is Your style, anymore ; ) Btw: nice story about ‘Granny’.

Brandon Routh was a decent Superman even though it was a ‘modern’ suit and a dark green ‘1966 Mustang instead of a 1937 ‘shamrock’ green DeSoto.

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Looks like *“**Superman & Lois”, on the American CW network** just ‘one-up’d” Bryan Singer’s ‘Superman’ with a near replication of the above cover in episode 1,** including a 1930’s styled suit, logo and a “PT Cruiser” ; ) *

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Looks like “*Superman & Lois”, on the American CW network” just ‘one-up’d’ *Bryan Singer’s *‘Superman Returns’ with** **a near replication of the above cover in episode 1, including a 1930’s styled suit, logo and a “PT Cruiser***” ; )

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What a waste of money in that silly comic..

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What a waste of money in that silly comic..

No more a waste than signed baseball gloves, first editions of Dickens, rare jazz records and so on.

Art forms come in many different genres. Escapism sometimes becomes a commodity to buy and sell. Is that a good or a bad thing? I dunno. If you're the seller, it's pretty good!

As for dismissing it as "silly", of course it was very much of its time, but the comics genre has always re-invented itself over the decades. Which is why some titles and characters have such a long shelf life. John Byrne's take on Superman did a great job at rejuvenating the character, back in the 80s. Or Denny O'Neill taking on Batman in the 70s. In recent years, I rate Grant Morrison's tenure on X-Men, although it's not everyone's cuppa.

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A lot of money for an old comic book. Some people have too much money on their hands.

Maybe. It could be an investment. I imagine they appreciate in value.

I’ve got a mate who buys and sells vinyl records. For him it’s a hobby and he makes some cash too.

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What make me cringe is knowing that if we/I kept those comic from when we were kids, we would be quite wealthy, but you never think that when your a child.

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They desperately just don’t know anymore where to put the megatons of money in that they swim in. lol But finally it’s not so funny, as this is kind of cultural asset and of course instead belongs into a public accessible museum or art exhibition.

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I'm going to have to go to my grandparents' houses and start looking through old boxes. Maybe they have old comics worth a lot of money!

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Toasted HereticApr. 8  08:05 am JST

Now that's one issue I wouldn't mind owning.

Absolutely iconic.

A classic. And classy.

gokai_wo_manekuToday  08:52 am JST

I'm going to have to go to my grandparents' houses and start looking through old boxes. Maybe they have old comics worth a lot of money!

They might well be. However those recent superhero DVD movies will have such little value, just place them in the circular file.

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