The Dark Knight defeats the Man of Steel ...at auction!

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  1. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    The First batman comic has broken the record previously held by Action comic #1 Superman's debut issue which sold for $317,200 in an online auction.

    Detective Comics #27 Batman's debut has been bid up to $418,250 including buyer's premium and the auction is still 2 weeks away!

    The guy who is selling it bought it for $100 40 years ago. Nice return on Investment!

    here is a link to the story: Batman Tops Superman's Rare Comic Book Record
     
  2. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Insane. This better be hot off the presses mint.
     
  3. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    And here I thought $3.99 for a comic was bad.
     
  4. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Not surprising, Batman is SRS BSNS at the moment and there are less copies of Detective #27 around then Action #1 IIRC.

    If I had that sort of money to spend, i'd rather go for something rediculously rare rather then one of the usual suspects. I'd be interested to see what something like New Fun #1 or Detective #1 would go for thesedays.
     
  5. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Yeah, not surprising given how ungodly popular Batman is at the moment.
     
  6. lifedragon99

    lifedragon99 Well-Known Member

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    I think that qualifies for understatement of the year lol.

    and holly shit. You know all the people who ha that as a kid are kicking themselves. just like i kick my self for throwing out my MMPR Megazord and ninja zord and shogun zord... etc, etc
     
  7. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member

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    Are all those worth something now? I have like....all of them boxed up somewhere.


    As a side note, I wish I had that much to spend on a comic.
     
  8. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    If I had that much to spend on a comic... I wouldn't spend it on a comic.
     
  9. lars573

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    If it's even in one piece I'd be surprised. "hot off the presses mint" and golden age comic, just never go together. Like oil and water.
     
  10. The Spider

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    Nope, it's VF condition according to the auction. But that's REALLY REALLY good for an old comic from the Golden Age, since you could end up having a hard time trying to find a Golden Age comic in really low grades.
     
  11. The Spider

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    Well, closest is the file copies that William Gaines had of Mad, Tales From the Crypt, and stuff like that. There was a Mad #1 that was graded at 9.8 (NM/Mint).
     
  12. lars573

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    And keeping it in a file folder away from air and light is about the only way that the very low grade paper it was printed on wouldn't rot. And even then it's still a miracle.
     
  13. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    wow... i want... that's so cool...
     

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