The oldest known Superman cover art sells for USD 286,800

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 22, 2014, 17:58 PM IST

Los Angeles: The oldest surviving original Superman cover art, dated August 1939, has fetched USD 286,800 at an auction.

The cover to Action Comics No 15 shows Superman rescuing a disabled submarine underwater.

The cover was drawn by Fred Guardineer, who illustrated many of DC`s earliest covers,reportedly.

The book is considered by many to be among the 100 most significant Golden Age comics.

The price, however, is not the highest ever for a original comic art, which belongs to the Todd McFarlane-drawn cover to Amazing Spider-Man No 328. The cover went under the hammer for for USD 675,250 in 2012.

Belgian artist Herge`s 1932 cover art Tintin in America earned a record 1.6 million in 2012.