Before 1938, Tarzan, Buck Rogers and the Lone Ranger graced the pages of comic books and could be counted on to save the day. The publication of Action Comics #1 marked the first time that Superman rushed to the scene to restore order and peace in the world. Now, 76 years later, the finest known copy of this comic – credited with spawning a multi-billion dollar global franchise – will be auctioned on eBay.
Widely regarded as the “Holy Grail” of comic books, the one up for auction is believed to be one of as few as 50 unrestored original copies of Action Comics #1 still in existence. Prominent collectibles dealer Darren Adams will sell the finest known copy of this comic on eBay from August 14-24. Given its place in entertainment history as the genesis for the Superman superhero franchise, it is expected to capture the attention of avid comic collectors as well as casual fans.
“eBay connects shoppers to the things they love – offering one-of-a-kind inventory, like Action Comics #1, that cannot be found anywhere else in the world,” said Gene Cook, General Manager of Emerging Verticals for eBay Marketplaces. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire the most valuable comic book in existence and we look forward to sharing a piece of pop culture history with the global eBay community of 149 million buyers.”
A portion of the auction’s proceeds will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. For more information about the comic and auction, visit http://www.eBay.com/action-comics. To check out the comic book’s inside pages, visit CGCcomics free digital viewer.