Tag Archives: Action Comics

A Look at 2016 and Wyatt Earp's Great-Great Granddaughter

A Look at 2016 and Wyatt Earp's Great-Great Granddaughter

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn A Quick Comic Market Recap A CGC-certified 5.5 copy of “Action Comics #1” probably became the most significant comic of the year when it sold for $956,000 at Heritage Auctions on August 4. The price set a new record for a copy in that grade and represents sustained upward […]

An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman – Coming to Auction

DALLAS –  An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman and considered a cornerstone of pop culture – could sell for as much as $750,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Aug. 4-6 in Dallas. “It’s pretty tough to beat this in the comic world,” said Lon […]

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics By J.C. Vaughn “Accurate grading of comic books has never been more important because the stakes have never been higher. While most of us don’t dwell in the rarified atmosphere of selling or buying CGC-certified 9.0 copies of Action Comics #1 for $3.2 million, […]

Another Action Comics #1 Record?

Another Action Comics #1 Record?

Another Action Comics #1 Record? By J.C. Vaughn Action Comics #1 on eBay? By the time our next issue rolls around, we’ll know the results of one of the more interesting moves in the comic book market in recent years. Darren Adams of Pristine Comics made a big splash when eBay announced that his firm […]

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 Remember last month we told you about the guy who found a copy of Action Comics No. 1 – the first appearance of Superman, in 1938 […]

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall David Gonzalez, 34, was renovating a residence in Elbow Lake, Minn., when he made the discovery of a lifetime: a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, stuffed inside a wall and […]