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Rare, stolen Superman comic owned by Nicolas Cage found

A rare Action Comics #1 featuring the first appearance of Superman has been found. It was stolen 10 years ago from the home of actor and comic book aficionado Nicolas Cage.

From the Ventura County Star:

It remained missing for more than 10 years until last month when a man found it in a San Fernando Valley storage locker, said Balelo, who owns Balelo Inc., a liquidation merchandise business in Simi Valley. The man had bought the locker’s contents through Riverside-based American Auctioneers.

Not sure of its worth, the man, who did not want to be identified for this story, turned to American Auctioneers co-owner Dan Dotson. Dotson, in turn, arranged a meeting April 3 between the man and Balelo.

It has been compared to earlier photos of the comic book that Cage purchased and authenticated to be the same comic that was stolen from the actor’s home. Since Cage has already received an insurance payout it’s unclear if he’ll regain custody of it.

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