Nicolas Cage Sells Superman Comic For $2.1 Million
Nicolas Cage is an actor and producer that has appeared in over 60 films including Raising Arizona, The Rock, Face/Off, Gone in 60 Seconds, National Treasure, and Kick-Ass. In 2000 someone stole a rare copy of the “Action Comics” No. 1 from Nicolas Cage’s house, but he was able to get it back. What made this comic special was that it was made in June 1938 and was the first appearance that Superman ever made. Cage was able to sell it for $2.1 million in an auction.
This comic is available is only one out of 100 believed to be in existence. Cage’s copy was graded 9.0 before the auction. Last month the same comic sold for $1.5 million. Cage’s comic was the most expensive to ever sell at auction when someone bought it for $2,161,000.
Cage’s comic was stolen from his house in 2000. The LAPD recovered it when an unidentified man bought the comic to an abandoned storage locker in the San Fernando Valley. Cage reported it was stolen on January 21, 2000 after noticing that it was missing along with two other rare comics from security frames mounted on the wall of his home. Cage bought his copy of the comic book at an auction for $150,000 at an auction. Very nice investment, Cage.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry