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Rare Superman comic book sold for nearly $1 million

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This rare copy of “Action Comics” #1 featuring the first appearance of Superman topped the $750,000 estimate at auction Thursday, going for a final price of $956,000. (Heritage Auctions) This rare copy of “Action Comics” #1 featuring the first appearance of Superman topped the $750,000 estimate at auction Thursday, going for a final price of $956,000. (Heritage Auctions)
DALLAS (CNN) -

A rare copy of a Superman comic book sold for nearly $1 million this week.

The 1938 comic book marks the first appearance of Superman and is considered a gem among comic book fans, according to Heritage Auctions.

It was expected to sell for $750,000 but fetched $956,000 instead, setting a record for a copy of Action Comics #1, Heritage Auctions said.

About 100 copies of the comic book are believed to exist decades after production.

"Few copies of this comic survive, let alone come to auction with such a bright cover," said Lon Allen, managing director of comics and comic art at Heritage Auctions

The comic book sold Thursday was part of a collection owned by a fan who bought it in the 1990s for $26,000, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said.

When it first came out in 1938, Action Comics #1 cost 10 cents.

Reporting by Faith Karimi

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