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Superman helps heritage comic book art auction bring in a whopping $7.4 million

Among other comic book classics, a rare 1938 copy of Action Comics #1 and Frank Frazetta's original 1974 comic art, At the Earth's Core, sold for ground-breaking prices at Heritage's comic book art auction that took place August 4, 2016. This _Action Comics #1 _copy (CGC grade of 5.5), which features Superman's debut, first sold for a trifling amount of 10 cents back in 1938. Selling at the auction for $956,000 ($1,245,800 AUD) the comic surpassed its pre-auction estimate of $750,000 ($977,400 AUD), making it the most desirable copy of Action Comics ever sold by Heritage.

With similar success, Frazetta's _At the Earth's Core _sold for a record amount of $1,075,500 ($1,401,500). The seven-figure sale of Frazetta's work of art sets a world record auction price for any American comic book artist. Another fan favourite at the event was Bernie Wrightson's original cover art for his horrific hit, the 1972 Swamp Thing #1. It sold for $191,200 ($249,150 AUD). ( ha.com)

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