Comic books have been a vital part of growing up for many generations. Here we will discuss most expensive comic books in the world. Comic books have an era in history. A comic book, which is basically a comic magazine, is a form of various illustrations which represent a total individual scene. There are sequences of penal which are joined together and they are often accompanied by prose, poetry, or dialogues in mind balloons which form a story. There are various topics of comic books. For example some comic books are made on the lives of great men, heroes, and much more. These heroes have been idols for many generations in past few decades. These heroes have emerged in the form of legends like superman. Not only has this, many movies been made on the themes of these comic books. Many of these movies have been box-office hit.
Many people want to know about the most expensive comic books in the world. They want to know about the cause of its value, its history etc. The most expensive comic books in the world are Action Comics #1.
This comic book has a true history in itself and is considered to be a superhero comic book ever. It is the first book in the series of Action Comics. The notable value of this comic book is because this is the first comic book in the history that features various legendary heroes of present times, like superman. That is why it is considered to be the accelerator of the superhero genre stories in our movies and legends.
This comic book is basically an anthology that contains eleven features that include, Chuck Dawson by H. Fleming, South Sea Tragedy by Captain Frank Thomas, Sticky-Mitt Stimson written by Alger, The Adventures of Marco Polo written by Sven Elven, ‘Pep’ Morgan from Fred Guardineer, Zatara Master Magician from Fred Guardineer, Superman written by Siegel and Shuster, Stardust written by The Star Gazer and Odds ‘N Ends from Sheldon Moldoff, Scooby the Five Star Reporter from Will Ely and Tex Thompson from Bernard Baily.
Action Comics 1 was published in April 18, 1939 by National Allied Publications. It was started by Jack Liebowitz. This comic book has a first print out of 20,000 copies which rose to 1000000 in a month. The National Allied Publications found out that Superman was responsible for such a great response. The makers of superman, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were paid ten dollars per page which made a total of one thirty dollars for their total work in that time.
The reason of the high price of this comic book is that not more than hundred copies are left in the world and many among them are not in a decent condition. One copy of this comic book was stolen from Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage, who is a keen collector of books, in 2000 which was found in a storage locker in 2011. This comic book is currently the most expensive comic books in the world which was sold at an eye popping price of $2.16 million USD.