'Holy Grail' of comic books sets million dollar record

Superrman Action Comics No. 1
Superrman Action Comics No. 1

The first edition of "Action Comics," featuring Superman's debut that sold for 10 cents in 1938, set an out-of-this-world auction record Monday, leaping to an astonishing $1 million dollar value in a single bound, or online bid, as the case may be.

Sold to an anonymous, private bidder by an anonymous, private New York seller, Steven Fishler, co-owner of the US auction website Comic Connect, told BBC News that the super sale happened within minutes of putting the comic book up for auction. "The opportunity to buy an un-restored, high-grade Action One comes along once every two decades. It's certainly a milestone," said Fishler.