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Rare, pristine Superman comic sold for $2.16M

December 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A rare and pristine copy of a comic famed for the first appearance of superman has been auctioned off for a record setting sum.

It's a copy of the first issue of Action Comics. The issue was published in 1938 and cost just 10 cents.

Wednesday, it set a record for the most money paid for a single comic book after selling for $2.16 million.

About 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 are believed to be in existence, but only a handful of those are believed to be in good condition.

The buyer's name was not released.

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