Action Comics #1 In 3.0 CGC Sells For Over Three Hundred Grand, Frank Frazetta Art Sells For Close To Two Hundred Grand

unnamedCourtesy of Heritage Auctions, an unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 published by DC Comics in 1938, featuring the first appearance of Superman, and graded by CGC in 3.0 condition just sold for $310,700. Part of a $7.17 million auction, it was part of The Prospect Mountain Collection up for sale, which in total topped $1 million. This made it the third highest grossing auction in comic book history.

The auctions also included $179, 250 for Frank Frazetta's original paperback book cover painting for Jongor Fights Back, a Journey Into Mystery #83 with the first appearance of the Marvel Thor selling for $179,250, a CGC 7.0 graded Pep Comics #22, the first appearance of Archie selling for $143,400, a 6.5 CGC graded Captain America Comics #1 sold for $107,550 and a 5.0 CCG graded copy of Batman #1,selling for $83,650.

Bill Everett's original cover art for Strange Tales #152 sold for $71,700, while Ron Wilson and John Romita, Sr.'s original cover art for Avengers #118 sold for $65,725.

A CGC-graded 5.5 copy of All Star Comics #8, the first appearance of Wonder Woman, sold for $44,813, over three times its guide price, and CGC-graded 3.5 first appearance of Aquaman from More Fun Comics #7 sold for $38,838, over 10 times guide price.

That's what announcing films does for those high grade rare items…

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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