Well almost. A copy of Action Comics No 1 which kicked off the comic book obsession with long underwear just sold at auction for $956,000.

It’s not the highest price ever reached by a comic, but not bad going for a copy graded 5.5 out of 10. It was sold yesterday by Heritage Auctions. The previous owner bought it during the Nineties for $26,000, still an impressive mark-up on the original 10 cent cover price.

And to think I was going to have a whinge that issues of Avengers Assemble recommended by Alliterator are now going from about 18 quid each.