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Nicolas Cage's rare Superman comic book recovered

A copy of Action Comics No. 1 became the first million-dollar comic book at a 2010 auction. Authorities in Los Angeles were searching Monday for the thief who stole an original copy of the first Superman comic book from actor Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago.

Action Comics No. 1 — a 1938 comic book now worth as much as $1.5 million — was taken from Cage's West Los Angeles home in 2000 and was discovered last month in a San Fernando Valley storage locker.

The first edition is being kept in an LAPD evidence safe while art detail detectives try to find the thief.

"We have it protected in a safe and it isn't going anywhere until we finish our investigation," Det. Donald Hrycyk said Monday.

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Photo: A copy of Action Comics No. 1 became the first million-dollar comic book at a 2010 auction. Credit: Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images

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Cool. A comic book brought him back from bankruptcy. Wonder if his insurance comapny owns it now.


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