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Batman sets world record for comic auction item

The recent auction of Detective #27, which includes the first appearance of Batman, became the highest price ever paid for a comic book.

The stunning price of $1,075,500 for a single comic book wasn’t the only record set in Heritage Auctions’ Signature(R) Vintage Comics and Comics Art Auction. The $5.6 million total for the event broke the Guinness World Record of $5,207,430.65 set by the same firm in October 2002 for the auction that included the famed collection of actor Nicolas Cage.

“What we’re seeing now with vintage comic books and original comic art,” said Ed Jaster, Vice President of Heritage Auctions, “is nothing less than the full maturation of the category into a widely respected and recognized category for serious collectors from across the planet.”

That auction also sold original art by Alberto Vargas and other comic book related items.

Community Comments

#1 John Read
March/4/2010
@ 12:10 pm

WHY? Because Batman rocks, that’s why!

#2 mike crachiolo
March/4/2010
@ 11:56 pm

hey u got to be rich or crazy to spend that much money on a comic book i wonder if he puts that kind of money towards helping the less fortunate

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