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Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

This image released by Profiles in History shows a June 1938 Action Comics #1 issue, one of many Superman items up for auction on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)
This image released by Profiles in History shows a June 1938 Action Comics #1 issue, one of many Superman items up for auction on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES – A well-preserved issue of the 1938 comic book that first featured Superman is heading to the auction block.

Profiles in History announced Friday that it will sell a copy of Action Comics #1 at a Dec. 19 auction in Los Angeles. The comic, which features Superman hoisting a car over his head on its cover, is expected to sell for between $800,000 to $1.2 million.

The auction house says the comic is in its original condition and has been rated in fine/very fine condition.

The sale comes a few months before the 80th anniversary of Superman’s debut.

The auction features other Superman memorabilia, including a costume worn by actor Christopher Reeve in 1983’s “Superman III.”

The Man of Steel is back on the big screen this week in “Justice League.”


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