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The 10 Most Expensive Comic-Books Ever | 9. Action Comics 7
9. Action Comics 7

Value: $404,000

What’s it about? Action regulars Scoop Scanlan, Marco Polo and Zatara were still in the mix, as was a strip called Zulu Diamond Mine, but it was, of course, Superman that was doing the business for Action Comics. This issue saw Supes join the circus as a star attraction, to help its nice owner Mr. Jordan fend off nasty debt-collector Mr. Niles. The seventh issue is already the second time Lois Lane requires rescuing. Clark Kent, meanwhile, is bullied by a fellow reporter but gets revenge by tearing off the rotter’s clothes using his super-speed. Ho ho, readers!

Why so valuable? Perplexing. There are no significant developments, as far as we can make out. Superman still can’t fly yet, and no new characters are introduced (Jimmy Olsen, unnamed but just about recognisable, made his debut in Action Comics #6). So perhaps this is simply a particularly beloved story, or perhaps it just got lucky at auction once. Or maybe Zulu Diamond Mine is awesome!

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