Rarest Of 'Batman' Comics Found In Attic

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  1. ViperDragon

    ViperDragon Well-Known Member

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    Detective Comic No. 27 Could Be Worth As Much As $500K

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/entertainment/14310758/detail.html

    Pittsburgh comic collector Todd McDevitt has come across a copy of one of the most valuable comic books ever printed. It's the Detective Comics issue No. 27 from before World War II. It's famous because it's the first one in which Batman appears.

    McDevitt said that his copy is worth about $250,000, although a pristine copy can be worth as much as $500,000. The Action Comics edition No. 1 is the only one considered by collectors to be more valuable, since it marks Superman's first appearance.
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    McDevitt owns a chain of comics stores and said the copy he bought was brought in by somebody who found it while cleaning out an attic and wondered if it was worth anything.

    He said that his eyes almost popped out when he saw it.

    McDevitt won't say how much he paid, but says he's been saving money for 20 years, hoping for just such a find.

    For now, he's keeping the Batman comic in an airtight bag in a bank vault, bringing it out occasionally to give friends and customers a peek. He says he hasn't even read it yet.
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    daaaaaaaamn.

    score.
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Lucky guy!
     
  4. Dangard Ace

    Dangard Ace Well-Known Member

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    Betcha he gave the guy $20 for the comic.
     
  5. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Probably nothing, but let us see...
    Detective Comics #27?
    Handwritten script by George Lucas?
    Alternate ending reel - Luke's father is Chewbacca?!

    I'll give you five dollars for the box.
     
  6. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Madness!
    I'm glad stuff like this still happens.
    The best I ever scored was Amazing Spiderman #42.
     
  7. Lord Of Tetris

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    Seller should've asked a message board for a price appraisal first. :) 
     
  8. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Whoa. I know him. He owns New Dimension Comics about 3 miles from my apartment. I've met him once or twice. I've been going to the shop for years.
     
  9. Fairlady_Z

    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    I go to New Dimension in Cranberry sometimes. Man, the Pgh area has been the site of a lot of comic book news this year. First Mirage sues that guy on E. Carson St. for using TMNT murals without a license for his DVD store. Then the Pgh ComiCcon organizer murders his wife. And now this. Crazy!
     
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    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I found ASM 121 in a used book store comic bin in the mid-'80s. The cover was pretty creased, but hell if I cared. I was 9-10 and I had one of the most important Spider-Man comics to that point in my hands...and it only cost me a dime.

    I wish my dad had been into comics as a kid. He collected stamps, coins and the like, and took care of them. If he'd collected comics too, I coulda inherited pretty much every '60s Marvel grail. Dammit dad!
     
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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I shit you not, I remember flipping though a mint copy of Action Comics #1 in my grandmother's attic when I was 5 or 6 years old, I don't know what ever happened to it. :( 

    I still remember the artwork on the page with the grasshoppers explaining how there are "superpowers" in the every day world.
     
  12. cagliostro

    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    No shit? That's cool, you ever consider going to her house and looking for it?
     
  13. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Over the river
    And thru the woods
    to Dark Convoy's grandma's house we go....
     
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    I do have my mom's old comics from the 50's but she admits she saved the wrong ones. So I have a whole boatload of her Classics Illustrated, but not the valuable Disney stuff she liked such as early issues of Uncle Scrooge. Ah well, I thank my mom for getting me interested in comics anyway so my future kids will have some cool stuff someday.
     
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    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not doubting you, but are you sure it wasn't the oversized edition that was released in the 70's?
     
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    jdre_124 Super Dick

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    Best thing I have is a 1981 Marvel Tales Presents Spider-man. This issue was a reprint of the first story. Some neat comics I have found in my area were a mint Spawn#1 at a nearby Half Price Books, Secret War#2,and some kind of old Spider-man and Dallas Cowboys crossover.
     
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    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Got alot of my Grandfathers comics from his childhood. Alot of dell and a few Action. The best he gave me though was a Amazing Spider-Man #22. All these was lost in a house fire at the age of 8.
     

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