A rare 1939 Batman Comic was picked up for half a million dollars

Comic books auctions are nothing new. Once relegated in the realms of cheap leisure reads comics today hold the potential of being real treasure troves (pun intended) as owner Robert Irwin learnt after his childhood favourite, Detective Comics #27 sold for $492,937 at the auction held by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Detective Comics # 27 it marked the debut of “The Batman”. “I was 13, when I got this copy from a newsstand in Sacramento, California. Since then it’s been my favourite and thus been with me,” recalls the octogenarian who now wishes to have another copy of the same. Heritage sold a rare copy of that same comic in better condition for $1,075,500 this February. But the most expensive comic auction title is still held by the 1938 edition of Action Comics No 1, featuring the debut of Superman for a whopping 1.5 million dollars.

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So time you dig out your old favourite from the attic. Who knows it may be worth a million?