LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- Superman and Batman’s first appearances
in comic books have each set auction sales records and broken the $1 million
barrier, in an age when traditional investments have fared badly and superheroes
look attractive. A 1939 comic with the first ever appearance of masked crime
fighter Batman sold at auction in Dallas on Thursday for a record $1.075
million, said Heritage Auction Galleries. Three days earlier, a buyer
paid $1 million for Superman’s world debut in Action Comics #1, more than
tripling the previous comic book sales record set last year.