Via LA Times (AP): John Dolmayan, drummer of the rock band System of a Down and a dealer of rare comics, purchases a copy of 'the Holy Grail of comic books' for a client.
New York -- A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $317,200 in an Internet auction. The previous owner had bought it secondhand for less than a buck.
It is one of the highest prices ever paid for a comic book, probably a testament to the volume's rarity and excellent condition [...]
The previous owner had purchased it in a secondhand store in the early 1950s when he was 9 years old.