Back in 1997, Nicolas Cage spent $150,000 for a copy of the June, 1938 issue of Action Comics #1, containing the first appearance of Superman. That same issue was stolen from him in 2000 before mysteriously turning up in a San Fernando Valley storage locker in April. The comic was taken as evidence by the police and since then the actual owner of the artifact has been shrouded in mystery.
Despite this fact, the incredibly rare comic, which is in pristine condition, went under the gavel on Wednesday and sold for a record $2.16 million. The Hollywood Reporter’s Andy Lewis stated that the history of the collectible is exactly the same as the comic purchased by Cage, and believes that he was owner at the time of the recent sale. Whatever the case, that’s a hell of a lot of money for a comic.