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August 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking virtually brand new, a copy of the original 1938 Action Comics that featured the debut of Superman has sold on eBay for $3.2 million. The purchasers were New York comic-book delaers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo, whose bid far surpassed the previous highest price paid for a comic book — $2.1 million for another almost pristine copy of the same comic book that went on the auction block in 2011. "It’s hard to believe that a kid’s 10-cent comic could be worth that much money, but it is Superman. That’s an iconic thing," Fishler told the New York Times. "It’s the first time anybody saw what a superhero was like." The seller, Darren Adams, a collectibles dealer in Washington D.C., said that the copy had been stored in a cedar chest in the West Virginia mountains by a man who had originally purhased it at a newsstand. The Times noted that the rising prices of vintage comic books has been fueled by superhero movies.