Rare copy of first Superman comic book fetches $3.2 mil at auction
Yeah, that's a lot of money. I guess. I've always daydreamed about finding a mint copy of Action Comics #1 in the attic or basement. Actually, where I find it is the least important part of the daydream. The having it is the main thing. Comic book dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo found their copy in an eBay auction, but they had to pay for it. Paying for it was never part of my daydreams. Before the auction, the comic resided comfortably in a cedar chest in West Virginia where it was protected from wear, tear, sunlight and moths. Comic book-eating moths. Some of the $3.2 million goes to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which adds a further bit of niceness to this tale.
We're not yet certain how Fishler and Zurzolo will handle their joint ownership. Early reports suggest Fishler will have the comic Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while Zurzolo will have it Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For Sundays, possession will be determined by a random number generator. Zurzolo will take digits 1 through 5 and Fishler will take 6 through 10. In the unlikely event of a zero, possession will be determined by a rock, paper, scissors competition, best three out of five.