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A copy of Marvel Comics #1 colloquially known as the ‘pay copy’ sold for more than $2.4 million on March 17. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.

Super-valued: special copy of Marvel Comics #1 auctioned for $2.4M

A copy of Marvel Comics #1 colloquially known as the ‘pay copy’ sold for more than $2.4 million on March 17. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.

A copy of Marvel Comics #1 colloquially known as the ‘pay copy’ sold for more than $2.4 million on March 17. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.

NEW YORK (AP) – A particularly prized copy of the first-ever Marvel comic book sold for more than $2.4 million in an online auction on March 18. Known as the Marvel Comics #1 “pay copy,” it’s “arguably one of the top three comic books in the world of comics collecting,” said Vincent Zurzolo, chief operating officer of ComicConnect. The New York-based auctioneer sold the book on St. Patrick’s Day for a bit under $2,427,800.

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A copy of Superman #1 sold for $2.6 million on December 16. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.com

Up, up and they pay: $2.6M winning bid for Superman #1 comic

A copy of Superman #1 sold for $2.6 million on December 16. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.com

A copy of Superman #1 sold for $2.6 million on December 16. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.com

NEW YORK (AP) – A rare copy of a Superman #1 comic book that sold on newsstands for a dime in 1939 was purchased recently at auction for $2.6 million.

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