Nightside Pick: Holy Grail of Comic Books

By WEEK Reporter

November 28, 2011 Updated Nov 28, 2011 at 11:32 PM CDT

"Action Comics", number one..printed in 1938. It was the introduction of "Superman' to America.

This particular book was stolen 11 years ago...and turned up in a storage locker in April of this year.

Now, it's up for auction...on-line.

According to the owners, it's the best of its kind. In near-perfect condition.

The auction ends on Wednesday...and Monday night the high bid was $1, 318,00. That was about thirty minutes ago. It may be higher now.