A Marvel comic book just sold for a record $1.26 million

Posted Friday, 22 November 2019 ‐ CNN

(CNN)It's rare to find an almost-perfect copy of Marvel Comics' first comic book, aptly named "Marvel Comics 1." But one in near-mint condition just sold for a record $1.26 million.It's the "finest known copy" of the comic book, according to Heritage Auctions, which handled the bidding. It's also the most anyone has ever paid for a comic from Marvel Comics, it said.The comic book was first released on October 1, 1939, and it introduced fans to characters including the Human Torch, Angel, Sub-Mariner and the Masked Raider.The auctioned comic was bought off a newsstand rack soon after its release by a mailman in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Heritage Auctions said in a news release. "This is a historic copy of a historic comic book," Ed Jaster, the auction house's senior vice president, said in the statement.But it's still not the most expensive comic book ever sold. "Action Comics #1," the first Superman comic, sold for more than $3.2 million in 2014 on eBay.

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