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August 22, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Superman reaches stratosphere as Action Comics No. 1 hits $2 million mark on eBay

Darren Adams of Federal Way shows off what likely will be the priciest comic book of all time.

Darren Adams of Federal Way shows off what likely will be the priciest comic book of all time.

For those of you keeping track of what is surely one of the most important stories of the summer, Darren Adams’ copy of Action Comics No. 1 has surpassed the $2 million mark on eBay. The Federal Way comic-book-and-sports-card dealer appears well on his way to setting a world record with the priciest comic book of all time.

I wrote about this one three weeks ago — the world’s most perfect copy of the world’s most desirable comic book. Action Comics No. 1  features the first appearance of Superman in 1938. Creamy white pages. Not a wrinkle, tear or dimple. Rust-free staples. The holy grail of comic books, and the sort of thing that might remind responsible citizens how much they once loved comic books, and wonder why they let silly business like adulthood get in the way.

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