Classic Superman comic should fetch millions in eBay auction – Books

Cover illustration of the comic book Action Comics No. 1 via Getty Images

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s … a very expensive eBay listing. The debut issue of „Action Comics,“ which just also happens to be the first appearances of Superman and Lois Lane, is headed to auction.

The issue originally came out in April 1938 and had a cover price of 10 cents but, as The New York Times reports, a copy sold for $2,161,000 in 2011. That copy allegedly once belonged to Nicolas Cage, who is said to have purchased it for $150,000 in 1997 (incidentally, a year before he was supposed to star in the abandoned movie „Superman Lives“).

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Bidding on the issue in question will begin on Aug. 14 and end on Aug. 24 with one percent of the proceeds benefiting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to improve the lives of people living with paralysis.

Only 50 to 100 copies of the comic’s original 200,000-copy run are believed to exist. The copy going to auction is reportedly the only known copy with „perfect white“ pages and its condition was graded 9.0 out of 10 on CGC Universal Grade scale. Its current owner is Darren Adams of Federal Way, Washington. In a video on eBay , he explains that he bought it from a collector who had been storing the comic in a bank vault.

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Classic Superman comic should fetch millions in eBay auction – Books

Cover illustration of the comic book Action Comics No. 1 via Getty Images

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s … a very expensive eBay listing. The debut issue of „Action Comics,“ which just also happens to be the first appearances of Superman and Lois Lane, is headed to auction.

The issue originally came out in April 1938 and had a cover price of 10 cents but, as The New York Times reports, a copy sold for $2,161,000 in 2011. That copy allegedly once belonged to Nicolas Cage, who is said to have purchased it for $150,000 in 1997 (incidentally, a year before he was supposed to star in the abandoned movie „Superman Lives“).

Drawn Out: The 50 best non-superhero graphic novels

Bidding on the issue in question will begin on Aug. 14 and end on Aug. 24 with one percent of the proceeds benefiting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to improve the lives of people living with paralysis.

Only 50 to 100 copies of the comic’s original 200,000-copy run are believed to exist. The copy going to auction is reportedly the only known copy with „perfect white“ pages and its condition was graded 9.0 out of 10 on CGC Universal Grade scale. Its current owner is Darren Adams of Federal Way, Washington. In a video on eBay , he explains that he bought it from a collector who had been storing the comic in a bank vault.

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Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

Lana Del Rey admits to having slept with a lot of guys in the music business but says it didn’t do much for her career.

The “Summertime Sadness” singer was addressing the title of her new song, “F***** My Way Up to the Top,” off her recently released album, “Ultraviolence.

“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” the 27-year-old singer told Complex magazine for its August/September issue. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”

Del Rey, who was previously engaged to musician Barrie-James O’Neill, was candid about what she’s looking for in a relationship.

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Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

Lana Del Rey admits to having slept with a lot of guys in the music business but says it didn’t do much for her career.

The “Summertime Sadness” singer was addressing the title of her new song, “F***** My Way Up to the Top,” off her recently released album, “Ultraviolence.

“It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” the 27-year-old singer told Complex magazine for its August/September issue. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.”

Del Rey, who was previously engaged to musician Barrie-James O’Neill, was candid about what she’s looking for in a relationship.

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NeNe Leakes Blasts Wendy Williams Over Handbag

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes is going after the talk show host after Williams called out Leakes for defacing her $10,000 Hermes Birkin bag.

It all started when Leakes posted an Instagram photo last week of her Birkin bag customized with her famous “NeNe-isms” like, “I’m a very rich b****” and “So nasty and so rude.”

The tricked-out bag caught Williams’ attention. She tweeted to her million-plus followers: “Hot Question: What do think about @NeNeLeakes defacing her Birkin bag?”

Williams later deleted the tweet but not before Leakes saw it. She issued a scathing response to Williams in a blog on her official website.

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NeNe Leakes Blasts Wendy Williams Over Handbag

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes is going after the talk show host after Williams called out Leakes for defacing her $10,000 Hermes Birkin bag.

It all started when Leakes posted an Instagram photo last week of her Birkin bag customized with her famous “NeNe-isms” like, “I’m a very rich b****” and “So nasty and so rude.”

The tricked-out bag caught Williams’ attention. She tweeted to her million-plus followers: “Hot Question: What do think about @NeNeLeakes defacing her Birkin bag?”

Williams later deleted the tweet but not before Leakes saw it. She issued a scathing response to Williams in a blog on her official website.

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See Zac Efron Skydive with Bear Grylls

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Zac Efron does it all in the season premiere of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” He jumps off a cliff, he skydives, he even goes shirtless.

The “Neighbors” star posted a short video of his very first skydive on his Instagram account. In the video, he’s seen giving the sign of the cross before leaping from a plane and, later, giving a thumbs up in midair during the tandem jump.

Efron kicks off British adventurer Grylls’ new show next Monday with their one-on-one adventure in New York’s Catskills.

Apparently the 26-year-old actor was thrilled to get the call from Grylls.

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See Zac Efron Skydive with Bear Grylls

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Zac Efron does it all in the season premiere of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” He jumps off a cliff, he skydives, he even goes shirtless.

The “Neighbors” star posted a short video of his very first skydive on his Instagram account. In the video, he’s seen giving the sign of the cross before leaping from a plane and, later, giving a thumbs up in midair during the tandem jump.

Efron kicks off British adventurer Grylls’ new show next Monday with their one-on-one adventure in New York’s Catskills.

Apparently the 26-year-old actor was thrilled to get the call from Grylls.

Continue reading See Zac Efron Skydive with Bear Grylls