Rare Superman comic found in house insulation

Rare Superman comic found in house insulation (Image 1)
Rare Superman comic found in house insulation (Image 1)

It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman.

David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating the
ceiling of a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.

Gonzales
did some research that confirmed the comic was valuable, though not as
much as it could have been. He got into a heated discussion with a
relative about its value, and the back cover got ripped.

Because
of the damage, New York-based online auctioneer ComicConnect.com graded
the book a 1.5 on a 10-point scale. By comparison, an Action Comics No. 1
that was graded a 9 recently fetched $2.16 million.

Bidding on Gonzales' find was up to $137,000 as of Friday afternoon. Bidding closes June 11.

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