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1939 Batman Comic Fetches $1.075 Million ~ A New Comic Book Record

A 1939 copy of Detective Comics #27, with the first appearance of Batman. The comic book was sold by the auctioneer for a record price of $1,075,500, at auction conducted online Feb. 25, 2010. AP Photo/Heritage Auction Galleries.

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.