Rich Johnston has the exclusive news that this week’s record comics sale of $1 million for an issue of ACTION #1 has already been broken by a copy of DETECTIVE #27 which sold for $1,075,500. That issue, of course, reprints presents the first appearance of Batman. The Caped Crusader is topping the Man of Steel yet again.
What’s remarkable is that until this week, no comic had ever broken the half million barrier. This week two comics have broken eight figures. Where the hell is this recession everyone’s been going on about?
The ComicConnect.com website has been slammed, but shows five figure sales for many key Golden and Silver age books. And at least one modern comic going for a nice piece of change: a perfect CGC 10.0 copy of WOLVERINE #1 from 1982 is priced at $16,000.
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