That copy of Action Comics #1 that has been described by some as “so goddamn gorgeous I filled my Double Gulp with my own fluids when I basked upon its glory” has finally had its auction closed. Last week at the halfway point, the son of a bitch was going for almost $2 million. And now at the close, it tacked another shitload of money to its final cost.
Well it looks like my offer of “Promising to take really good care of it” and “Several dozen empty Diet Dew cans” isn’t going to be enough to buy the copy of Action Comics #1 currently at auction. The comic, which is supposedly like the nicest, most pristine copy of it ever, is going for nearly $2 million. Halfway through the auction.
Call in this debts. Sell those organs. Dance in the dumpster behind 7-Eleven while I flick quarters at you, yelling “eat the banana peel! eat it!” You’re going to need every last dollar if you want to buy this copy of Action Comics #1.
This is a hell of a tale. A copy of Action Comics #1 was found in an old as fuck house, is worth more than the house, and was partially destroyed by in-laws. This one has it all folks.
Hey! Wee! Score one for the billion-dollar corporation! Those plucky bastards.
Nic Cage’s copy of Action Comics #1 which has been soaked in his glorious madness ambiance, stolen, and since returned, has sold for a fucking fuck-ton of greenbacks.
It seems that DC is going all out in their shaking up of Superman’s mythos for the DC Relaunch. The Clark Kent we’re getting in September is going to be markedly different than the one we get right now. Kent is going to be an orphan twice-over who initially can’t fly, and isn’t tapping any Lane booty. Dude’s sufferin’.
Also interesting is that the Superman titles will be taking place in different points in time.
For all my confusion regarding and annoyance with the DC Reboot-refry-rehash-resomething, it’s shuffling of creators has paid off. DC has announced the creative teams for the Super Titles, and Grant Morrison is writing Action Comics.
After a decade of being separated, Nic Cage has been reunited with his copy of Action Comics #1. Like every other story in the world surrounding this Living Deity, the story is full of madness, and a glorious quote by Cage himself.
This story is ridonkulous, and it warms my bleeding heart. A family was on the brink of losing their house. To the point where they’re boxing their shit up, and preparing to have to leave their humble abode, when they come across some old comic books. And low and fucking behold what sort of phat loot they find amidst the funny books! Yep, that comic book. Action Comics #1.
A copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first in which Superman ever appeared, was discovered as they went about the painful task of packing up a home that had been in the family since at least the 1950s. The couple, who live in the South with their children, asked to remain anonymous.
“The bank was about ready to foreclose,” said Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of ComicConnect.com and Metropolis Comics and Collectibles in New York. “Literally, this family was in tears. The family home was going to be lost and they’re devastated. They can’t figure out a way out of this. They start packing things up. They go into the basement and start sifting through boxes — trying to find packing boxes — and they stumble on eight or nine comic books.”
Last Thursday, the couple’s copy received a 5.0 VG(Very Good)/Fine rating on a scale of 1 to 10. It could fetch upwards of $250,000 when it goes up for auction on ComicConnect.com from Aug. 27 through Sept. 17.
How fucking ridiculous is that shit? Amazing. See Moms and Dads of the world! Don’t throw shit away. Stuff it into boxes and hide it in the basement. And should a time come sixty years from now when you’re bankrupt, you’ll unearth some gem and save your state of affairs. Or maybe not.
But good for those people.