Date: 7th August 2002
Nicolas Cage has for years been collecting comics and sees them as being today's equivalent of mythology, but he has decided it is time to sell them. He is such a fan of comics that his stage name is actually from a character called Luke Cage, his real name being Nicholas Kim Coppola (the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola).
He is said to have hundreds of them including Action Comics Number 1, in which Superman makes has first appearance and first appearences of Batman and Captain America.
A spokesman said the collection could "realise a value well into seven figures. It's not so much that it's a huge collection, it's that Nick collects towards quality. He bought them in really nice condition. "
Source: Press Release