A copy of the first Superman comic book has sold for a record $3.2 million on eBay.
Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1, which cost 10 cents in 1938.
Only around 50 unrestored originals are thought to have survived, and this was described as the most immaculate.
New York dealers Metropolis Comics announced they bought it.
It beat the previous record of 2.16 million set by another copy of the same comic in 2011.
Superman made his debut in Action Comics No 1, which cost 10 cents in 1938
The latest copy to be sold was given a nine out of 10 rating for its condition and has white pages, according to independent comic book grader Certified Guaranty Company.
It had been kept in a cedar chest in a home in West Virginia after being bought in 1938, according to seller Darren Adams.
After the owner’s death, the family sold it to a dealer in the early 1980s and it was eventually sold to Darren Adams, who runs the Pristine Comics shop in Washington state.
Stephen Fishler of Metropolis Comics told the Associated Press the opportunity was “just too good of an opportunity to pass up”.
He said: “It’s hard to believe that a kid’s 10 cent comic could be worth that much money, but it is Superman.
“That’s an iconic thing. It’s the first time anybody saw what a superhero was like.”
The edition sold in 2011 was also rated nine out of 10 but its pages were faded.
One percent of the proceeds of the latest sale will go to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the paralysis charity named after the late Superman actor and his wife.
Superman was created by Cleveland writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster. Around 200,000 copies of the first Action Comics were printed.
Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to Superman for just $130 to Detective Comics in 1938, although the pair battled for more royalties after the character became a global phenomenon.
Reality star Honey Boo Boo has been immortalized in cartoon form, in a garish new comic book titled 15 Minutes.
The colorful 23-page magazine charts seven-year-old Honey Boo Boo over the past 11 months, from her TV debut in Toddlers and Tiara’s to landing her very own reality show.
Explaining his inspiration, writer and illustrator Michael Troy said: “Andy Warhol’s quote about 15 minutes of fame is one of my favorites and as a pop culture junkie I jumped at the chance to put my spin on spoon fed America’s latest reality obsession.”
The front cover of the comic book, shows Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, dressed in a pink pageant dress that will be familiar to many of her fans.
Kris Jenner, Rosie O’Donnell and Anderson Cooper also have cameo roles in the short book.
In one of his strips Michael Troy asks readers “What is fame?”, responding with a quote from poet Lord Byron that “it is the thirst of youth”.
Honey Boo Boo has been immortalized in cartoon form, in a garish new comic book titled 15 Minutes
U.S. publishers Bluewater Productions, say the magazine examines the “the underbelly of fame”.
Its publisher Darren G. Davis explained that people shouldn’t take the magazine too seriously.
He said: “Clearly this one was meant to be fun for people and not to educate society.
“There are some of these biographies we do for strictly the entertainment value.”
Bluewater’s comics have previously featured stars such as One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato.
Its new series 15 Minutes will focus on personalities from the realms of reality TV, and it hints that Kim Kardashian, and characters from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Jersey Shore could possibly star in future issues.
It isn’t the first time Honey Boo Boo has been imagined in cartoon form.
Last month she starred in an episode of the animated sitcom South Park, along with her mother June Shannon.
The Honey Boo Boo comic is available in print for $3.99, while a digital version is priced at $1.99.
A rare 1932 cover drawing of a Tintin comic book has fetched a record 1.3 million Euros ($1.6 million) at auction in Paris.
The Tintin in America cover, hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, broke the record – set by the same item in 2008, when it sold for 764,000 euros.
It shows the young adventurer Tintin, dressed as a cowboy and sitting with his dog, Snowy, as axe-wielding American Indians creep up on them.
It was bought by a private collector.
The Indian ink and gouache drawing work is one of only five remaining such works by Herge – real name Georges Remi – who died in 1983. Only two of those are in private hands.
A rare 1932 cover drawing of a Tintin comic book has fetched a record 1.3 million Euros ($1.6 million) at auction in Paris
The buyer is anonymous but he was represented at the auction by a friend identified only as Didier.
“If he’d have been able to get it for less I think he would have been happy,” Didier said after the sale, according to news agency Reuters.
“The aim was not to beat a record; the aim was to obtain the work, before anything else… You don’t come here to beat the world record, to spend money, that doesn’t make any sense.”
Saturday’s sale was part of a rare larger sale of Tintin memorabilia, reportedly including draft sketches of Tintin and a copy of Explorers on the Moon, signed by the first men to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and fellow astronaut Michael Collins.