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article imageBatman comic exceeds $1 million purchase price

By Michael Bearak     Feb 25, 2010 in Entertainment
A 1939 Batman comic has eclipsed the $1 million mark on Thursday for the Detective Comic No. 27. This marks the most money ever paid for a comic and comes just days after a flat $1 million was paid for a Superman comic.
Batman fans right now can claim that their hero is more popular than the "Man of Steel" Superman - Detective Comic No. 27, which Batman makes his first appearance on the cover in 1938, sold for $1,075,500 at auction Thursday.
This comes on the heels of Monday's selling of a Superman comic which brought in exactly $1 million for the first comic featuring Superman, "Action Comics No. 1."
Thursday's sale came through a Dallas, Texas-based auction house that said both the seller and buyer wished to remain anonymous. The total price, though, did include the buyer's premium in it. The comic was purchased by Thursday's cosigner in 1960 for $100.
According to J.C. Vaughn, associate publisher of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, both comics sold this week were in very good shape and on a scale of 10 they both scored 8.0.
According to Barry Sandoval, director of operations of Heritage's comics who handled Thursday's Batman auction, "It pretty much blew away all of our expectations and now it's the highest price ever raised for a comic book."
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