Superman's Debut Comic Sells For Record Price
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
And now let's turn to a force in American culture that could hardly be stopped.
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
INSKEEP: Up in the sky.
MONTAGNE: It's a bird.
INSKEEP: It's a plane.
MONTAGNE: It's the price of Superman.
INSKEEP: A near mint condition copy of Action Comics #1, the very fist comic book to feature the original superhero, sold at auction for a record price. It brought $1 million yesterday.
MONTAGNE: It first sold in 1938 for 10 cents. The previous record for a comic book sale was set by a slightly more worn copy of this same comic book.
INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Clark Kent.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Lois Lane.
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