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Man Finds $1 Million Comic Book Stolen From Nicolas Cage

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SIMI VALLEY (KTLA) -- A copy of a rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago was discovered in a local storage locker.

The 1938 comic book, "Action Comics #1," was stolen from Cage's West Los Angeles home in 2000 and has an estimated value of $1 million.

According to the Ventura County Star, it was found last month when a man found it in a San Fernando Valley storage locker.

The man, who was not identified, bought the storage unit in an auction through Riverside-based American Auctioneers.

The DC comic book marks the print debut of Superman, and is regarded as one of the most important comic books ever published.

In the 1990s, Cage was slated to play Superman in a Tim Burton film, but the production fell through.

New York dealer Stephen Fishler, who sold the copy to Cage, was able to identify it as the original.

It's not yet clear if the comic will be returned to Cage.

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