A copy of Action Comics
#1 that sold at auction for $3.18 million in January has been sold again in a private sale for $3.4 million, according to the collectibles marketplace Goldin, which arranged the private sale in conjunction with Metropolis Comics of New York. This is the highest price paid so far for a copy of Action Comics
#1, which contains the first appearance of Superman. This particular copy, which is graded CGC FN 6.0, is known as the “Rocket Copy” because of the rocket stamp on the cover, which was placed there by the original owner. The comic stayed with the family of the original purchaser until it was sold at auction in January (see “Auction Sale of an Original Black and White Piece of Comic Art Breaks Record
Another copy of Action Comics #1, this one a restored copy graded CGC 8.5, is currently on the block at ComicConnect in an auction that will end next week.
The current record price for any comic is $5.3 million, paid for a CGC 8.0 copy of Superman #1 that changed hands in a private sale in January 2022 (see “The Most Expensive Comic Ever Sold”).