Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches USD 3.2M

New York: A nearly flawless copy of Superman`s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: USD 3.2 million.

New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said today they submitted Sunday`s record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No 1. That`s the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared.

It`s believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book.

EBay confirmed the price but hasn`t disclosed the buyer`s name. Seller Darren Adams is a collectibles dealer in Federal Way, Washington.

Fishler and Zurzolo own ComicConnect.Com. It auctioned a high-quality copy of the book in 2011 for a then-record USD 2.1 million.

About 100 copies are believed to exist. Fishler doesn`t have plans for his pricey copy, but he says the opportunity was too good to miss.