Stolen ACTION #1 that once belonged to Nicolas Cage expected to become most expensive comic of all time

It’s the Hope Diamond of the comic book set. The one-of-a-kind 9.0 graded copy of ACTION #1 that once belonged to actor Nicolas Cage is going on the auction block — and it is expected to set a record for a comic price. The comics-loving actor purchased the copy — the finest of ACTION #1 known to exist — in 1997 for $150,000. It was then stolen from his house in 2000 and vanished from history until it was found in a California storage unit last year. According to ComicConnect’s Vincent Zurzolo — the go-to man for all comics collectible lore — the stolen comic was actually tracked down and traced to a man who had purchased it from the owner of the contents of the unit. Will someone please make a movie about this investigation? Starring Ryan Gosling? And Tom Hardy?


Anyhoo, we digress. An 8.5 copy of ACTION #1 was sold last year for $1.5 million. Zurzolo expects this one to go for more than that. Not a bad investment.



  1. Kate Willaert says

    I was thinking the same thing, shouldn’t he get it back?

    But I agree, it should totally be made into a movie! And it could star Nic Cage as the detective! With a cameo by Charlie Kaufman as Nic Cage!

  2. says

    So they must know who stole it and Nic should get it back. I would love to know the rest of the story now. I guess I could search the net…;)

  3. Joe S. Walker says

    Don’t know the exact circumstances, but it appears now to be property of the insurance company, who presumably paid out to Cage at the time??

  4. Darrell Grant says

    “Will someone please make a movie about this investigation? Starring Ryan Gosling? And Tom Hardy?”
    Just as long as it doesn’t star Nic Cage!

  5. JohnJ says

    Didn’t I hear when this was first found that it involved the tv show “Storage Wars”?

    Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

  6. Joe S. Walker says

    Finished at $2,161,000.

    It’s actually not the known best-condition copy – only the highest CGC-graded.

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