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Superman comic, that cost 10 cents, sells for $2.16 million at auction

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I have not heard the word "comic" before coming in Japan. Obviously it thrives only in Japan and the USA.

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Owned by actor Nicholas Cage?

He must be trying to refinance some of his private island castles or pay for Japanese toy store shopping sprees.

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Does this mean inflation is out of control??

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That is an excellent return on 10 cents.

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You know you have too much money when you pay $2 million for a comic book, just so you can say "Look what I got"

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It,s only worth, what someone is willing to pay for it.. If you have an appreciation and a budget to back it up, the sky is the limit...

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You know you have too much money when you pay $2 million for a comic book, just so you can say "Look what I got"

I feel the same way with paintings.

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"I feel the same way with paintings"

I feel the same way with jewelry.

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Up, Up and Away!

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It is interesting the way such a picture drawn so long ago does not look dated one bit.

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The picture used for this article isn't from the 1938 comic book! It's from 2011! That's why he looks so grungey.

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Yes, Noripinhead, good call!

The 1938 comic probably looks like stipend's icon three posts above this one. In other words, aestheically unexceptional. Well, the buyer will likely never remove the comic from its case anyway, so the artistic quality is a moot point. I wonder how long cheap newsprint comic books can stay in pristine condition. Is this one going to distintegrate in a few more decades?

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I feel the same way with Pachinko. Waste of money.

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Why Mom? Why did you throw away my comics? We could be rich now....haha

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Truth, Justice, and the American way (in the classic sense)

Superman has great values. Yes, my avatar is from the cover of Action Comics #1.

In a nutshell the creator sold the SM character to put food on the table. No royalties. Decades later to avoid embarrassment Warner Bros, before a major movie release, quietly began paying Jerry Siegel a meager monthy stipend

Old newsprint will last a very long time. It's the new stuff that falls apart, books included.

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I have some valuable comics that I plan to pass along to my children. I have a I Love Lucy comic from the 1950s, a Sgt. Fury's Howling Commandos from the early 1970s, 2 X-Men #1, and Todd McFarlane's #1 SpiderMan, among others.

I have them all on plastic and will give them to my children when I die. The kids will have a decent investment when I'm gone.

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