Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(io9)   Up for sale on eBay: a CGC 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1. A price you can't afford for a comic you can't even read   (io9.com) divider line 46
    More: Cool, Action Comics, Clark Kent, Holy Grail  
•       •       •

5307 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Aug 2014 at 7:45 AM (50 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



46 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2014-08-17 03:45:45 AM  
i779.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-17 08:39:00 AM  
so, 9.0 grade means no cheetos stains?
 
2014-08-17 08:41:00 AM  
I can read Action Comics #1, no problem. I have them all as CBZ files.
 
2014-08-17 09:21:25 AM  

batlock666: I can read Action Comics #1, no problem. I have them all as CBZ files.


Carboxybenzyl files?
 
2014-08-17 09:46:50 AM  
*Spoiler Alert*
He falls off the horse and ends up paralyzed.  There, I saved you 2 million dollars...
 
2014-08-17 10:26:47 AM  
So first off, fark Gawker sites and their non-responsive scripts for a freakin pop up ad.

Next, http://www.reading-room.net/Action1/Action1Cover.html   And spoiler alert, it sucks!
 
2014-08-17 10:58:42 AM  
Once ebay and paypal take their cuts though, the seller's only going to get like a buck fifty.
 
2014-08-17 11:27:00 AM  
Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.
 
2014-08-17 11:40:26 AM  
I like how Superman is terrorizing the people and destroying their cars
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-17 12:06:06 PM  
For that kind of money you could buy a house on Whore Island.
 
2014-08-17 12:14:29 PM  
Came for Rick from Pawn Stars gif

/Leaves disappointed
 
2014-08-17 12:21:03 PM  
img.fark.net
"Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry"
 
2014-08-17 12:26:48 PM  
The guy turned down $3,000,000 cash to have it go to auction... well, eBay. That was a poor choice. It's not even at $2M, and the auction has only a few days left. No matter the price, now, he gets to sell it, because there's no reserve on the auction.

DOH!
 
2014-08-17 12:34:31 PM  
You'd think the goggles would have helped with the radioactive waste
 
2014-08-17 12:37:53 PM  

nyseattitude: I like how Superman is terrorizing the people and destroying their cars
[i.kinja-img.com image 636x942]


"DON'T farkING CUT ME OFF ON THE EXIT RAMP YOU TURD BLOSSOM"
 
2014-08-17 01:01:47 PM  
Now I have to go and check what my Captain Canada #1 might go for.
 
2014-08-17 01:03:48 PM  

Skink Wrangler: Now I have to go and check what my Captain Canada #1 might go for.


Oops, that's Captain Canuck...
 
2014-08-17 01:04:02 PM  
Can't read it? All I need is a candle and some tweezers to turn the pages. Are you telling me Simpsons lied to me?
 
2014-08-17 01:12:53 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: The guy turned down $3,000,000 cash to have it go to auction... well, eBay. That was a poor choice. It's not even at $2M, and the auction has only a few days left. No matter the price, now, he gets to sell it, because there's no reserve on the auction.

DOH!


All the action comes in the last 5 seconds when it comes to e-bay. There's probably more than one person with a snipe set up...

Not that I really care. I find the entire idea of paying that much for a comic book to be utterly comical. Even if I had that kind of money, never in a million years. It'd be much better spent on close to anything else.
 
2014-08-17 01:22:18 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.


So true.
 
2014-08-17 01:23:19 PM  
I will never sell the land.
 
2014-08-17 01:26:40 PM  

BalugaJoe: FirstNationalBastard: Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.

So true.


For a book like Action #1, I can understand. With as rare as it is, as expensive as it is, and important an issue as it is, okay, fine, make it a paperweight.

But to see this...

i6.photobucket.com

I want to laugh and cry at the same time, possibly while hitting the people involved with heavy objects.
 
2014-08-17 01:27:40 PM  
I was astounded when I clicked through the certification link and saw that every page was viewable. Sure, I'd want good images of every page to see what I was getting if I were actually going to buy something like this. But how does CGC get around the copyright issues? "Full images of every single page available to any schmo on the Internet" seems like a bit of a stretch from "Fair Use"...
 
2014-08-17 01:55:01 PM  

jfarkinB: I was astounded when I clicked through the certification link and saw that every page was viewable. Sure, I'd want good images of every page to see what I was getting if I were actually going to buy something like this. But how does CGC get around the copyright issues? "Full images of every single page available to any schmo on the Internet" seems like a bit of a stretch from "Fair Use"...


76 years old. Copyright expire at 75 for this? Superman is obviously still protected, but maybe the comic itself is open.
 
2014-08-17 02:23:58 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: BalugaJoe: FirstNationalBastard: Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.

So true.

For a book like Action #1, I can understand. With as rare as it is, as expensive as it is, and important an issue as it is, okay, fine, make it a paperweight.

But to see this...

[i6.photobucket.com image 522x800]

I want to laugh and cry at the same time, possibly while hitting the people involved with heavy objects.


I don't collect comic books anymore, so I may be missing something (I don't even know what this GCG thing is), but I have two copies of that Youngblood issue in pretty much perfect shape.  I'm guessing that's the joke being made, that they're enshrining crap mass produced comics that aren't worth a damn in a casing? :D
 
2014-08-17 02:27:25 PM  
Holy what the shiat?  My Iron Man #1 is worth $1000 now?  Did everyone go insane?  Last I had checked on that thing it was worth like $200 bucks.  Is that just because of the movies?

/happy I clicked on this thread now
 
2014-08-17 02:30:32 PM  
img137.imageshack.us

how much for this
 
2014-08-17 02:46:11 PM  

FitzShivering: FirstNationalBastard: BalugaJoe: FirstNationalBastard: Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.

So true.

For a book like Action #1, I can understand. With as rare as it is, as expensive as it is, and important an issue as it is, okay, fine, make it a paperweight.

But to see this...

[i6.photobucket.com image 522x800]

I want to laugh and cry at the same time, possibly while hitting the people involved with heavy objects.

I don't collect comic books anymore, so I may be missing something (I don't even know what this GCG thing is), but I have two copies of that Youngblood issue in pretty much perfect shape.  I'm guessing that's the joke being made, that they're enshrining crap mass produced comics that aren't worth a damn in a casing? :D


Yeah, Youngblood #1 is most commonly found in the lower quality quarter bins. It's worthless. But, someone will probably pay a hundred bucks for that worthless book because it's been locked in plastic.

FitzShivering: Holy what the shiat?  My Iron Man #1 is worth $1000 now?  Did everyone go insane?  Last I had checked on that thing it was worth like $200 bucks.  Is that just because of the movies?

/happy I clicked on this thread now


A few years back, I picked up Incredible Hulk #271 for 50 cents. Now, it's going for upwards of 100, just because of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Fark speculators.
 
2014-08-17 03:07:41 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FitzShivering: FirstNationalBastard: BalugaJoe: FirstNationalBastard: Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.

So true.

For a book like Action #1, I can understand. With as rare as it is, as expensive as it is, and important an issue as it is, okay, fine, make it a paperweight.

But to see this...

[i6.photobucket.com image 522x800]

I want to laugh and cry at the same time, possibly while hitting the people involved with heavy objects.

I don't collect comic books anymore, so I may be missing something (I don't even know what this GCG thing is), but I have two copies of that Youngblood issue in pretty much perfect shape.  I'm guessing that's the joke being made, that they're enshrining crap mass produced comics that aren't worth a damn in a casing? :D

Yeah, Youngblood #1 is most commonly found in the lower quality quarter bins. It's worthless. But, someone will probably pay a hundred bucks for that worthless book because it's been locked in plastic.

FitzShivering: Holy what the shiat?  My Iron Man #1 is worth $1000 now?  Did everyone go insane?  Last I had checked on that thing it was worth like $200 bucks.  Is that just because of the movies?

/happy I clicked on this thread now

A few years back, I picked up Incredible Hulk #271 for 50 cents. Now, it's going for upwards of 100, just because of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Fark speculators.


Yah.  I dug a little further into the Iron Man, and it looks like the $1000 was just from some online site that doesn't have legit prices.  Appears they're going for 350-400, which is far more sensible.

Almost all of my comics were just things I bought to read -- all the old Sandmans, etc.  I have some old school comics like Iron Man #1, first appearance of various characters in other books, super super super old Hulk, and some old gold key, but those were almost all from a yard sale where I begged the lady to take more than a quarter for the box and she refused (yay yard sales before ebay got really big!).  I can't imagine that any of them will really ever be worth much, ever -- at least in the "Action Comics" sense.  I know some of them are probably worth $20/$30 a pop.
 
2014-08-17 03:29:51 PM  
CGC is the biggest scam ever.
I wish I had thought of it.
 
2014-08-17 04:08:41 PM  

cptjeff: HST's Dead Carcass: The guy turned down $3,000,000 cash to have it go to auction... well, eBay. That was a poor choice. It's not even at $2M, and the auction has only a few days left. No matter the price, now, he gets to sell it, because there's no reserve on the auction.

DOH!

All the action comes in the last 5 seconds when it comes to e-bay. There's probably more than one person with a snipe set up...

Not that I really care. I find the entire idea of paying that much for a comic book to be utterly comical. Even if I had that kind of money, never in a million years. It'd be much better spent on close to anything else.


You got something else that will pay $26,000 a year on a $.25 investment?
 
2014-08-17 04:35:32 PM  
I've read that issue. It was hilarious. And now HERE COME THE SPOILERS ... if it is possible to spoil an 86 year old comic book that is world famous.

Superman must save the Lady Governor who has been framed for murder by Bad Men (how's that for feminist plotting?) and also Lois Lane who has been kidnapped by the Gangsters in the green car.

Superman catches the car and shakes out all of the gangsters ... and Lois Lane. I am not clear on whether he knew she was in the car and just didn't care or he was just too busy shaking the car to show how strong he is and got carried away with all the shaking that was going on.

Any hoo. I'd recommend this comic although it is full of plot holes and absurdities as big as a small planet. If nothing else, a guy who runs around solving petty crimes with godlike powers is a hoot and a hootenanny.
 
2014-08-17 04:44:26 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
/This guy knows what's up...
//I miss Rocco :(
 
2014-08-17 04:45:24 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-17 04:45:59 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-17 04:47:43 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-17 04:54:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-17 06:26:53 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: [img137.imageshack.us image 400x565]

how much for this


One internet!
 
2014-08-17 06:33:08 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: The guy turned down $3,000,000 cash to have it go to auction... well, eBay. That was a poor choice. It's not even at $2M, and the auction has only a few days left. No matter the price, now, he gets to sell it, because there's no reserve on the auction.

DOH!


Sorry it was lost... I have to cancel the auction.
 
2014-08-17 08:11:49 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: The guy turned down $3,000,000 cash to have it go to auction... well, eBay. That was a poor choice. It's not even at $2M, and the auction has only a few days left. No matter the price, now, he gets to sell it, because there's no reserve on the auction.

DOH!


It's got about a week left and will almost certainly top $3 million. The last one that sold was ALMOST as nice and it brought $2.1 million, but this is apparently the best copy known to exist.

As noted above, much of the action is likely to be in the last few minutes and certainly the last day. I'm actually surprised it's this high already, though I expect it will top $3 million easily.

Rich people these days are VERY rich, and they get their egos involved over owning things other people don't get to own. I just wish we could find out which rich people were contending for it. It would be a hoot to see Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh trying to outbid each other.
 
2014-08-18 05:07:48 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: FitzShivering: FirstNationalBastard: BalugaJoe: FirstNationalBastard: Ah, CGC... The people who turn a comic book into a paperweight.

So true.

For a book like Action #1, I can understand. With as rare as it is, as expensive as it is, and important an issue as it is, okay, fine, make it a paperweight.

But to see this...

[i6.photobucket.com image 522x800]

I want to laugh and cry at the same time, possibly while hitting the people involved with heavy objects.

I don't collect comic books anymore, so I may be missing something (I don't even know what this GCG thing is), but I have two copies of that Youngblood issue in pretty much perfect shape.  I'm guessing that's the joke being made, that they're enshrining crap mass produced comics that aren't worth a damn in a casing? :D

Yeah, Youngblood #1 is most commonly found in the lower quality quarter bins. It's worthless. But, someone will probably pay a hundred bucks for that worthless book because it's been locked in plastic.

FitzShivering: Holy what the shiat?  My Iron Man #1 is worth $1000 now?  Did everyone go insane?  Last I had checked on that thing it was worth like $200 bucks.  Is that just because of the movies?

/happy I clicked on this thread now

A few years back, I picked up Incredible Hulk #271 for 50 cents. Now, it's going for upwards of 100, just because of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Fark speculators.


Upwards of 100 cents? Congrats.
 
2014-08-18 08:18:45 AM  
Why are people bidding days before the end of an ebay-"auction"? You bis 10 to 20 seconds before it's over cause it does and instead of doing the sane thing and giving you another 10 minutes after the last bid.
 
2014-08-18 09:50:00 AM  
whats with that bumper-penis about to go into that guys ass???
 
2014-08-18 09:52:15 AM  

lucksi: Why are people bidding days before the end of an ebay-"auction"? You bis 10 to 20 seconds before it's over cause it does and instead of doing the sane thing and giving you another 10 minutes after the last bid.


weknowmemes.com
 
2014-08-18 12:47:13 PM  
The Aristocrats?
 
2014-08-18 07:14:02 PM  
CGC ruined comic collecting.
 
Displayed 46 of 46 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report