First edition Superman comic up for auction

Posted on 3 June 2013
By Michelle Gondry
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The rare first edition of a Superman comic book found by a man in the US while he was decorating a house has gone up for auction online.

David Gonzales from Minnesota found the Action Comics No 1 edition from 1938 stuffed in a wall with other newspapers.

The old comic book, from June 1938, features a new character named Superman lifting a car on its cover.

Only about 100 copies of the first edition are thought to exist, with just a few of them still in good condition.

He’s now put the comic up for auction and it’s already attracted bids of more than $141,000.

The most expensive Action #1 comic ever auctioned sold for more than $2.1m (£1.4m).

The comic book auction, which runs until June 11th, is set to fetch a record price.