Nicolas Cage Sells His Superman Comic For 2.1 MILLION DOLLARS!

In 1997 Nicolas Cage bought a rare Superman comic for about $150,000. In 2000 it was stolen. In April it was recovered. Now he's sold it for a record 2.1 million dollars. What. The. Hell.


In 1997 Nicolas Cage bought a rare Superman comic for about $150,000.  In 2000 it was stolen. In April it was recovered. Now he’s sold it for a record 2.1 million dollars. What. The. Hell.

So let’s back up. Action Comics No. 1, first issued in 1938, features the first appearance of Superman. It is one of a mere 100 believed to be in existence, but Cage’s is of exquisite quality. (Only about five are this nice, apparently.) Great news, right? It was, until Cage had this and several other comic books stolen from his home back in 2000.

It was considered all but lost when suddenly, last spring, it was found in an abandoned storage locker.

Cage must have been ready to unload the issue, because he put it up for auction, and it sold for a record $2,161,000 online. It’s the first one to sell for more than 2 million EVER.

Is it wrong to be depressed that someone has 2 million dollars to spend on a comic book?

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