Superman's Debut Comic Sells For Record Price
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And now lets turn to a force in American culture that could hardly be stopped.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
INSKEEP: Up in the sky.
MONTAGNE: Its a bird.
INSKEEP: Its a plane.
MONTAGNE: Its 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: The buyer and seller are not yet revealing their secret identities.
Its MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Im Clark Kent.
MONTAGNE: And Im Lois Lane.