The world's most valuable comic is now on eBay

Action_Comics_1 The most valuable comic book in the world, a fine copy of Action Comics #1 (June 1938) with the debut of Superman, is up for auction on eBay in a benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Here's the story of its provenance:

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  1. Is it just me or does that guy in the foreground who is totally losing his shit look like Ernest Borgnine?

  2. What portion of the sale goes to the Reeve Foundation? Unless I'm missing something, we've got a case of an asterisk to nowhere.

  3. Good to see Michael Madsen working, even if it is in a comic book store.

  4. A lot of superhero costume traits can be traced back to 19th and early-20th century circus acrobats. That's one reason Robin made the transition from orphaned circus performer to vigilante crime fighter so easily.

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