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.
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.
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