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Low $3.5k
Mid $10k
High $35k
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Occult, one of the earliest superheroes in history
  • First artwork by Joe Shuster
  • First written work in comics by Jerry Siegel
  • 1st appearance of a vampire in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Occult, one of the earliest superheroes in history
  • First artwork by Joe Shuster
  • First written work in comics by Jerry Siegel
  • 1st appearance of a vampire in comic books
Low $185k
Mid $1.1M
High $4.6M
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
  • 💰 Action Comics #1 has sold for over one million dollars more than 10x with a record high sale set by the elusive, ungraded Edgar Church copy that sold privately December 2021 for $4.5 million dollars
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
  • 💰 Action Comics #1 has sold for over one million dollars more than 10x with a record high sale set by the elusive, ungraded Edgar Church copy that sold privately December 2021 for $4.5 million dollars
Low $18.8k
Mid $46k
High $180k
  • 2nd appearance of Superman
  • 2nd appearance of Lois Lane and Zatara
  • 2nd appearance of Superman
  • 2nd appearance of Lois Lane and Zatara
Low $6k
Mid $18k
High $77k
  • 3rd appearance of Superman
  • 3rd appearance of Superman
Low $3k
Mid $9k
High $39k
  • 4th appearance of Superman
  • 4th appearance of Superman
Low $3k
Mid $9k
High $39k
  • 5th appearance of Superman
  • 5th appearance of Superman
Low $3k
Mid $9k
High $39k
  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen, unnamed, referred to only as Office Boy
  • 1st reference to Superman as "The Man of Steel", on a newspaper headline
  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Olsen, unnamed, referred to only as Office Boy
  • 1st reference to Superman as "The Man of Steel", on a newspaper headline
Low $23k
Mid $68k
High $232k
  • 2nd cover appearance of Superman
  • 1st time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover
  • 2nd cover appearance of Superman
  • 1st time "Superman" is in print on a comic book cover
Low $2.2k
Mid $6.5k
High $29k
  • First time Superman displays an extraordinary ability to hear
  • Cover art inspired by the 1919 painting 'Last of the Mohicans' by N.C. Wyeth
  • First time Superman displays an extraordinary ability to hear
  • Cover art inspired by the 1919 painting 'Last of the Mohicans' by N.C. Wyeth
Low $2.2k
Mid $6.5k
High $29k
  • Early Superman story
  • Early Superman story
Low $17k
Mid $51k
High $163k
  • 3rd cover appearance of Superman
  • 3rd cover appearance of Superman
Low $28k
Mid $90k
High $280k
  • Ashcan edition, published to establish title trademark
  • 8-page reprint of Action Comics #7 including cover art
  • Two copies known to exist
  • Ashcan edition, published to establish title trademark
  • 8-page reprint of Action Comics #7 including cover art
  • Two copies known to exist
Low $110k
Mid $976k
High $3.1M
  • Premiere issue of headlining Superman title
  • Origin of Superman
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • 1st pin-up poster in comics, on back cover
  • 🌎 Currently holds the world record for the highest comic sale in history after an 8.0 Edgar Church copy sold for $5.3 million dollars in Jan 2022
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.5 sold for $198,600 [$120,777 in 2020] +64%
  • Premiere issue of headlining Superman title
  • Origin of Superman
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • 1st pin-up poster in comics, on back cover
  • 🌎 Currently holds the world record for the highest comic sale in history after an 8.0 Edgar Church copy sold for $5.3 million dollars in Jan 2022
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 1.5 sold for $198,600 [$120,777 in 2020] +64%
Low $10k
Mid $30k
High $88k
  • 1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite, the first Superman supervillain
  • Advertisement for Superman #1
  • 1st appearance of Ultra-Humanite, the first Superman supervillain
  • Advertisement for Superman #1
Low $2.3k
Mid $7k
High $37k
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
Low $1.2k
Mid $3.7k
High $20k
  • Cover art by Joe Shuster
  • Cover art by Joe Shuster
Low $750
Mid $2.2k
High $9.7k
  • 2nd appearance of Lex Luthor
  • 2nd mention of Daily Planet
  • 1st issue with original stories
  • 2nd appearance of Lex Luthor
  • 2nd mention of Daily Planet
  • 1st issue with original stories
Low $2.2k
Mid $6.8k
High $27k
  • 1st appearance of Lex Luthor, with red hair
  • 1st appearance of Black Pirate
  • First mention of The Daily Planet
  • 1st appearance of Lex Luthor, with red hair
  • 1st appearance of Black Pirate
  • First mention of The Daily Planet
Low $425
Mid $1.3k
High $5.4k
  • 1st splash page in a Superman comic
  • 1st splash page in a Superman comic
Low $100
Mid $300
High $1k
  • 1st team appearance of Hocus Pocus: Doc and Flannelhead
  • 1st team appearance of Hocus Pocus: Doc and Flannelhead
Low $270
Mid $810
High $3k
  • Superboy stories begin and continue for the next 277 issues
  • Superboy stories begin and continue for the next 277 issues
Low $5
Mid $9
High $40
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 published by Lyle Stuart Inc.
  • Hardcover variant without a cover price
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 published by Lyle Stuart Inc.
  • Hardcover variant without a cover price
Low $2
Mid $8
High $20
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 published by Lyle Stuart Inc.
  • Softcover variant with $1.00 cover price
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 published by Lyle Stuart Inc.
  • Softcover variant with $1.00 cover price
Low $10
Mid $35
High $100
  • 16-page promotional comic given away with the purchase of Safeguard deodorant (1976)
  • 16-page promotional comic given away with the purchase of Safeguard deodorant (1976)
Low $8
Mid $20
High $70
  • 16-page promotional reprint referred to as the "sleeping bag" version due to an ad for sleeping bags on the back cover
  • $0.10 cover price
  • 16-page promotional reprint referred to as the "sleeping bag" version due to an ad for sleeping bags on the back cover
  • $0.10 cover price
Low $12
Mid $40
High $125
  • 16-page reprint of Action Comics #1
  • Obtained by mail after submitting two labels of peanut butter branded with Superman as a spokesman
  • Celebration of Superman's 45th anniversary
  • 16-page reprint of Action Comics #1
  • Obtained by mail after submitting two labels of peanut butter branded with Superman as a spokesman
  • Celebration of Superman's 45th anniversary
Low $5
Mid $15
High $45
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 with a Nestle advertisement on the back cover and a $0.10 cover price
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 with a Nestle advertisement on the back cover and a $0.10 cover price
Low $1
Mid $5
High $18
  • Reprint of Superman's first appearance in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Action Comics #1
  • Reprint of Superman's first appearance in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Action Comics #1
Low $5
Mid $12
High $45
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 distributed in 1998 by the US Post Office commemorating 50 years of Superman
  • Scarce issue, sealed with a book of Superman stamps
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 distributed in 1998 by the US Post Office commemorating 50 years of Superman
  • Scarce issue, sealed with a book of Superman stamps
Low $12
Mid $40
High $120
  • Reprint of Superman #1, complete with full story and advertisements
  • Distributed with the Superman Masterpiece Edition Boxed Set by Chronicle Books which was packaged with an 8-inch statue and a hardcover book that chronicled the Golden Age of Superman
  • Values listed represent the comic book as a standalone item
  • Reprint of Superman #1, complete with full story and advertisements
  • Distributed with the Superman Masterpiece Edition Boxed Set by Chronicle Books which was packaged with an 8-inch statue and a hardcover book that chronicled the Golden Age of Superman
  • Values listed represent the comic book as a standalone item
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 in it's 68-page entirety
  • Distributed by Loot Crate
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 in it's 68-page entirety
  • Distributed by Loot Crate
  • Facsimile edition
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
New Fun Comics #6 DC $3.5k $10k $35k
Action Comics #1 DC $185k $1.1M $4.6M
Action Comics #2 DC $18.8k $46k $180k
Action Comics #3 DC $6k $18k $77k
Action Comics #4 DC $3k $9k $39k
Action Comics #5 DC $3k $9k $39k
Action Comics #6 DC $3k $9k $39k
Action Comics #7 DC $23k $68k $232k
Action Comics #8 DC $2.2k $6.5k $29k
Action Comics #9 DC $2.2k $6.5k $29k
Action Comics #10 DC $17k $51k $163k
Superman Comics DC $28k $90k $280k
Superman #1 DC $110k $976k $3.1M
Action Comics #13 DC $10k $30k $88k
Superman #2 DC $2.3k $7k $37k
Superman #3 DC $1.2k $3.7k $20k
Superman #4 DC $750 $2.2k $9.7k
Action Comics #23 DC $2.2k $6.8k $27k
Superman #6 DC $425 $1.3k $5.4k
Action Comics #83 DC $100 $300 $1k
Adventure Comics #103 DC $270 $810 $3k
Famous First Edition #C-26 DC $5 $9 $40
Famous First Edition #C-26 DC $2 $8 $20
Action Comics #1 DC $10 $35 $100
Action Comics #1 DC $8 $20 $70
Action Comics #1 DC $12 $40 $125
Action Comics #1 DC $5 $15 $45
Action Comics #1 DC $1 $5 $18
Action Comics #1 DC $5 $12 $45
Superman #1 DC $12 $40 $120
Action Comics #1 DC $1 $5 $15
Action Comics #1 DC $1 $2 $7