The World’s Most Expensive Comic Book

Comics are no longer only for kids. In fact, comic collectors are now paying big money to secure rare editions of popular comic books. PlayHugeLottos.com delves a little deeper to uncover the most expensive comic book in the world.

Collectors exist in every field imaginable. If it exists, then undoubtedly there are people in the world that will collect it.

Believe it or not, there are even people who collect old lottery tickets. The hobby is called ‘lotology’ and enthusiasts can be found around the world. LotteryCollectors.com is one example of a site whose members are “dedicated to the collecting, recording and promoting of lottery memorabilia”.

Slightly more mainstream examples of this ‘collection-mania’ include trading cards, coins, stamps, autographs and, of course, comic books.

Get In To The ‘Action’ Of Comic Collecting

It may sound crazy to many people, but there are private collectors in the world today who are willing to hand over very sizeable amounts to secure top comic titles. At the very top of the list is Action Comics #1.

Action Comics #1 was sold by the comic trading website ComicConnect.com in March, 2010 for the princely sum of $1.5 million. Who would have thought that was possible?

So, What Makes Action Comics #1 So Special?

Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, this comic introduced the world to Superman, arguably the world’s most famous superhero. The comic book was published in 1938 and featured Superman smashing a car against a rock on the cover.

Most Expensive Comic In The World


More to the point, Action Comics #1 contains the first appearance of the modern superhero, complete with secret-identity, super powers and mythological origins. This was a concept that went on to spawn many further superheroes and continues to capture the world’s imagination.

Superman proved to be so popular that he became the first superhero character to get his own comic book title. Superman #1 was released in 1939 with a cover price of 10c. It has an estimated value of $210,000.00 in today’s market. Like we said, comic book collecting is big business.

The Comic Book Lottery

I am sure that many readers out there may be tempted to rush into their kid’s rooms or perhaps to raid old storage boxes in the attic to determine whether they are sitting on a potential comic book goldmine. Remember that comic collectors take many things into account including the issue number, the comic title and the condition.

It is very rare to win the ‘comic book lottery’ by having mint condition, 1st edition titles of popular comic books sitting around the house. PlayHugeLottos.com therefore recommends sticking to more traditional lotteries such as the Euromillions lottery, the SuperEnaLotto and the ever-popular Mega Millions.

Tell us about your collections! Are you a comic book fan or do you collect anything else? Would you start any collections if you won the lottery? The top comments will each win 5 FREE tickets into the Euromillions lottery.

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Congratulations to our winners who have each had 5 FREE Euromillions vouchers added to their account. Here are our lucky winners and the things that they have collected:

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peter T. - Lego

Guntis G. - Fridge Magnets

Sophie T. - Train Tickets

Anton L. - Match Boxes

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Comments

Posted by Vladimir (18/06/2012)

Donald Duck and Spiderman I would certainly have been collected and would be well if he were a comic book about how to win the lottery jakpot.


Posted by Debashish D (18/06/2012)

Hello Friends, At the moment I do not collect anything, but yes for sure I would start collecting if ever I win a lottery. My collection would be to meet all the people who have won the particular lottery since the beginning of 2012, which I will win, and then get a picture clicked, and add it into my collection. This way we can be in touch with different people around the world at the same time can also contribute from our winnings, for the betterment of our mankind. Thanks & Regards, Debashish Roy.


Posted by LAgoBJf (18/06/2012)

When i win the lottery, i will start collecting motivational speakers original books, mp3's and live video recordings. At the moment i rely on downloadable material.


Posted by Rakesh (19/06/2012)

I like comics books reading and my favourate comic is chacha choudhary and i also read many other comics books. I have a collection of comic books.


Posted by RUq+RO (19/06/2012)

I am a comic book fan But I dont collect them. I collect Pixar movies and figures, if I won the lotto I will definitely complete my collection, and maybe even buy a house with a special room for my collection.


Posted by LXbeo (19/06/2012)

My dad started collecting Popular Mechanics books and we have some going back to 1919, it was not available in South Africa for some years, I then started collecting match boxes and if I have to start counting it, it would take a whole day.My wife started collecting tins, cake, biscuit etc.and if I win the euro i will start collecting Lotto tickets.


Posted by Gergely (19/06/2012)

I'm collecting cigarette boxes. I have more then a 100 different one from nearly 10-15 countries, but if I won a big jackpot I definitely want to collect at least one from every country in the world! It can be fun to fly to a hidden country just to buy a box of cigarette.


Posted by 1TF7mk (19/06/2012)

If I won the lottery I would start a collection of cars, from classics to modern supercars, i would restore the classics to pristine condition and open a museum to keep them for public viewing


Posted by Sundarasrinivasan (20/06/2012)

If I won a lottery, I'll start with a H U G E building exactly to my liking, allowing for lots and lots of bikes. I'ld start with rebuilding a collection of what I and my brother have had, or my dad who let us ride his bikes, starting from when I was a kid. They're not particularly valuable or highly sought after. I'm just kind of sentimental over those models due to having history with them. 69 Suzuki AS50 Maverick 71 Suzuki TS-90 Honcho 68 Yamaha 180 64 or 65 Honda 250 Dream 73 Suzuki T500 Titan 72 Suzuki GT350 twin 75 GT550 triple with 3 into 3 expansion chambers (very loud) 78 Yamaha XS 750 (standard vs.) 79 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII


Posted by Boris (20/06/2012)

If I won the lottery I would start collect the modern paintings and open gallery in the country I won.


Posted by Surendranath (20/06/2012)

I would collect good spiritual books first and I would also distribute them to everyone free of cost because the present day men mostly are spiritually illiterate. Without having faith in ourselves and in God no matter how many riches one may attain, he still feels unhappy of something or another and will never be having peace of mind. If the world is to be filled with love and everyone to be happy without war both internally and externally, I believe the only medicine is spirituality and faith.


Posted by Balasubramaniam (20/06/2012)

If I won the lottery I would start to collect the ancient things to display them not to forget in future


Posted by Samson (20/06/2012)

Comic books forms part of a child's growing up.Comic books comes in various titles. Action and adventure, comedy,fairy tales etc.Characters Tarzan and Phantom makes young and old like the jungle.Superman and Spiderman rouses a child's passion for flying.Sad Sack and SGT. Bailey bring out the child's interest in the army.Richie Rich and companions educates a child how to behave well when rich.Popeye, oli and brutus makes a triangle of love and fun to make us laugh and enjoy.I used to read comics and has some books in my young days which I share with friends.I have collection of international stamps and coins and if I win euro million jackpot I will start collecting wrist watchs of various models because I own a 1976 Seiko5 wrist watch which is running well.


Posted by Sophie (20/06/2012)

I'm collecting train tickets, when I go to my boyfriend I always keep them. If I win the lottery I want collect luxury cars. Expensive cars. What I like.


Posted by Guntis (20/06/2012)

I'm collecting fridge magnets from countries where I'v been. They are like country symbol (exmp. Eiffel Tower magnet from France). If I win the lottery, I will travel around the world and replenish my fridge magnets collections. Cause there are lot of countries where I haven't been and magnets ar waiting for me :)


Posted by Ygr+z (20/06/2012)

I used to collect Lego but as life has moved on I have stopped and if I had to win the lottery I would definitely start collecting Lego again and maybe start an art collection.


Posted by Oh (20/06/2012)

No specifically collections available, barely occasionally free of collectible. Because feels no leisure on any kinds of collections even during free times. I ever thought if I have an unvalueble antiques collections while there are no heir and to be auctions for charity.


Posted by Vladislav (21/06/2012)

I'd start collecting cars. I'm a big car nut. I wanna have the biggest exotic car collection in the world.


Posted by Rekha (21/06/2012)

I will go on a world tour and after that i will donate all my money to the charity trust, Bill and Melinda gates foundation.


Posted by Anton (21/06/2012)

Comics are great because they remind you of your childhood, which is the best time of your life. So most people like them, some 1.5 million times more than others :)


Posted by ETpHUZlqcYV (21/06/2012)

I am not a comic book fan.I collect stamps and coins.If i won the lotto i will add ancient and rare coins to my collection.I will also visit the British Museum.


Posted by Lim (21/06/2012)

make collection thats mean expensive toys, so no matter what kind of collection , the matter its you should becomes millionaires first before you becomes collector


Posted by Udit (22/06/2012)

I will buy all the comics books that are in this world and i will make my own comics library and keep all the comics in that library.


Posted by Balazs (30/06/2012)

Donald Duck and Spiderman I would certainly have been collected and would be well if he were a comic book about how to win the lottery jakpot. Hello Friends, At the moment I do not collect anything, but yes for sure I would start collecting if ever I win a lottery. My collection would be to meet all the people who have won the particular lottery since the beginning of 2012, which I will win, and then get a picture clicked, and add it into my collection. This way we can be in touch with different people around the world at the same time can also contribute from our winnings, for the betterment of our mankind. Thanks & Regards, Debashish Roy. When i win the lottery, i will start collecting motivational speakers original books, mp3's and live video recordings. At the moment i rely on downloadable material. I like comics books reading and my favourate comic is chacha choudhary and i also read many other comics books. I have a collection of comic books. I am a comic book fan But I dont collect them. I collect Pixar movies and figures, if I won the lotto I will definitely complete my collection, and maybe even buy a house with a special room for my collection. My dad started collecting Popular Mechanics books and we have some going back to 1919, it was not available in South Africa for some years, I then started collecting match boxes and if I have to start counting it, it would take a whole day.My wife started collecting tins, cake, biscuit etc.and if I win the euro i will start collecting Lotto tickets. I'm collecting cigarette boxes. I have more then a 100 different one from nearly 10-15 countries, but if I won a big jackpot I definitely want to collect at least one from every country in the world! It can be fun to fly to a hidden country just to buy a box of cigarette. If I won the lottery I would start a collection of cars, from classics to modern supercars, i would restore the classics to pristine condition and open a museum to keep them for public viewing If I won a lottery, I'll start with a H U G E building exactly to my liking, allowing for lots and lots of bikes. I'ld start with rebuilding a collection of what I and my brother have had, or my dad who let us ride his bikes, starting from when I was a kid. They're not particularly valuable or highly sought after. I'm just kind of sentimental over those models due to having history with them. 69 Suzuki AS50 Maverick 71 Suzuki TS-90 Honcho 68 Yamaha 180 64 or 65 Honda 250 Dream 73 Suzuki T500 Titan 72 Suzuki GT350 twin 75 GT550 triple with 3 into 3 expansion chambers (very loud) 78 Yamaha XS 750 (standard vs.) 79 Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII If I won the lottery I would start collect the modern paintings and open gallery in the country I won. I would collect good spiritual books first and I would also distribute them to everyone free of cost because the present day men mostly are spiritually illiterate. Without having faith in ourselves and in God no matter how many riches one may attain, he still feels unhappy of something or another and will never be having peace of mind. If the world is to be filled with love and everyone to be happy without war both internally and externally, I believe the only medicine is spirituality and faith. Thank you Comment Playhugelottos


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