Rare Batman Comic Beats Rare Superman Comic's Record Sale

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Holy comic book, Batman! Just three days after the first Superman comic book, Action Comics No. 1, was auctioned off for a whopping $1 million, the first Batman comic book set a new record price when it was sold for $1,075,000.

Much like in the case of the million-dollar Superman comic, this rare copy of Detective Comics No. 27 featured the first appearance of Batman in a comic book, reports CNN. The original price of the 1939 issue sold by Heritage Auction Galleries was 10 cents.

"It pretty much blew away all of our expectations and now it's the highest price ever raised for a comic book,"
Barry Sandoval, director of operations of Heritage said in the sale report. "We can really say that Batman has nosed out Superman, at least for now."

Although ComicConnect.com, seller of the Superman comic, only held the world record for three days, co-owner Vincent Zurzolo told CNN that he's happy that the record-breaking week would go down in history. "Records are meant to be broken," he said.

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