‘Action Comics #1’ is the first issue of the original Action Comics series, published by DC Comics. It has a cover date of June 1938 and is an anthology, with eleven different features. In August 2014, a single copy sold for $3.2 million – the first and only time a single original copy of a comic book has sold for more than $3 million.
The comic itself features the first ever appearance of the iconic Superman character, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, as well as various other comic book heroes. As a result, it is often cited as being the beginning of the superhero genre. The record-breaking purchase was made on eBay by Metropolis Collectibles.