Tue August 26, 2014
Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions
Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Well, this talk of cartoon characters brings us to the last word in Business. It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a super-expensive Superman.
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
It is considered the holy grail of comic books. The 1938 issue of Action Comics Number 1 features the first appearance of Clark Kent.
INSKEEP: Now, if you'd been looking for a comic in 1938, you could've bought this one for a dime.
GREENE: Not anymore. Today it is different. This past weekend, a copy of Action Comics Number 1, described as pristine, sold on eBay for more than 3.2 million bucks.
INSKEEP: Wow. Just think of what the David Greene comic is going to be selling for some day.
GREENE: One has to wonder. That's the Business News on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.
INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.