It's the holy grail among comic fans, and only a select few can afford one, but the first issue of Action Comics, featuring the debut of Superman, just went up at auction, and sold for a record $2.1 million.
Last month we saw an unprecedented marketing move from DC Comics. They relaunched and renumbered all of their superhero lines at once, revamping and reconfiguring almost every title.
DC has released yet more numbers regarding its sales figures for the New 52 relaunch.
Action comics #1 is as good an introduction to our new Superman as Detective Comics #1 is to our new Batman.
This week, during SDCC, DC released a whole slew of interior images from their new 52 event, in which all 52 of their comics lines will be starting anew at issue #1.
In DC’s new 52, Superman will kick off as the focus of two lines.