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Action Comics #1 sells for $317,200. Apparently, it’s the first appearance of some dude named “Superman.” Man, what a dumb name. Why couldn’t he have been called something cool like “Amokk” or “Vibraxis” or “Mammon” or “Zapatak” or “Logix” or “Ripclaw” or “Armata” or “Softcore” or “Slog” or “Devlor” or “Wipeout”?* That would have been much neater.

According to the news story, the winning bid was submitted by the drummer for System of a Down. That’s odd. He bought it for an unidentified client. There are only about 100 copies of this comic (so it couldn’t be that cool, right?), and the dude who sold it bought it in 1950 for 35 cents. That’s a handy return on your investment.

Man, I can’t wait to auction off my issues of X-Men #1 by Claremont and Lee (yes, plural). If this crappy comic is worth 300 large, think of how much an awesome book like X-Men #1 is worth!

CSBG: Your source for comics auction news! I swear, I’m not looking for these – I just happen across them!

* Note: These are all actual names of characters who have appeared in comics. And they’re all cooler than stupid Superman!

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I feel like Softcore in particular had vast potential.

DC should do a comic about that guy who’s fleeing the cover. Maybe Zeb Wells could script. Tie Guy: Dark Origins.

Bottom Left Hand Corner of Action Comics #1 Guy is one of my favorite characters in comics history.

He’s not running away because he’s scared or because he’s in danger. He’s running away because he is Totally Freaking Out Right Now!

He is the Patron Saint of Comic Blogs.

$300K for one comic! Screw that ! I’ll wait for the trade.

Didn’t Freaking Out Dude show up recently in an issue of some Superman comic? I thought I read about it somewhere. Help me out, comics literati!!!!

Here’s a question: Where exactly are Superman and co supposed to be in this cover? Looks like it could be Death Valley, but the car and the suited gentlemen don’t exactly fit with that locale.

Hate to be the continuity stickler, but I think they did. It was the filler issue of Superman between Busiek and Robinson, i think. Not sure, since I didn’t buy it…

The drummer for System of a Down is established as a huge comic book fan. I remember Wizard featuring pictures of his drum kit where he’s had comic book artists draw all over it.

I figured he was, Craig, but what’s odd is that he’s a well known dealer in rare comics.

I’m pretty sure that Freaking Out Guy showed up in an issue of Superman/Batman recently.

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