|Buying Action Comics #1! Michael A. Burstein purchases a copy of Action Comics #1 from Benn Robbins at the Brookline New England Comics. (Photo copyright © 2011 by R. Benton. All rights reserved.)|
And can you believe it only cost me $3.99? The last time a copy of Action Comics #1 went up for auction, in February of last year, it sold for one million dollars. How did I manage to buy such a valuable comic so cheaply?
Well, for anyone following comic book news, the answer is obvious:
Today DC Comics released Action Comics volume 2 #1, and that was the comic I bought. It's not worth one million dollars at the moment, but just in case it becomes just as valuable as the Action Comics #1 that was published in 1938, I bought two copies. (Don't tell gnomi, though.)