Police discover $1m comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage 10 years ago
Police have recovered a $1 million Superman comic book stolen 10 years ago belonging to actor Nicolas Cage.
The comic book, published in 1938, was found in a disused storage locker in the San Fernando Valley that had been bought at an auction.
The copy of Action Comics #1, which features the debut of Superman and is widely regarded as one of the most important comic books ever published, was stolen from the actor's West Los Angeles home in 2000.
The comic book was identified as the original by New York auctioneer Stephen Fishler, who sold the copy to Cage, after it was discovered.
Cage was so upset by the theft 10 years ago that he quit his life-long hobby of collecting comics.
The Con Air and Bad Lieutenant actor has already received an insurance payout on the stolen comic.
A LAPD spokesman said it has yet to be decided who the comic will be returned to.
'Whether he will regain legal title or not, is between Cage and the insurance company,' said Detective Donald Hrycyk.