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Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2M

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NEW YORK (AP) — A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million.

New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1. That's the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared.

It's believed to be the highest price ever paid for a comic book.

EBay confirmed the price but hasn't disclosed the buyer's name. Seller Darren Adams is Federal Way, Washington-based collectibles dealer.

Fishler and Zurzolo own ComicConnect.com. It auctioned a high-quality copy of the book for a then-record $2.1 million in 2011.

About 100 copies are believed to exist. Fishler doesn't have specific plans for his new-bought copy, but he says the opportunity was too good to miss.

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