The cover reads 10-cents, but a copy of 1939's Detective Comics #27, containing the first-ever appearance of the caped crusader himself, Batman, just sold for a whopping $1 million dollars at an auction in Dallas, TX. It's an interesting record-breaking bookend to a week that began with the news of a private auction in which Action Comics #1, the 1938 debut of Superman (and the kick-off of the entire superhero genre), sold for $1 million as well.

It's the first time either comic (or any comic for that matter) has hit the million-dollar mark, obliterating current perceived market values. It has to be making hardcore collectors think twice about the estimated pricing of many key Golden Age issues. If this is a sign of things to come, it might be a sound investment to snag Marvel's earliest debut issues of their core heroes. Many of those books are more widely circulated (since they're about thirty years younger than the DC titles that went for auction), and can still be picked up with relative ease if you have a few thousand dollars to spend.

Not a bad way to plan for the future, as long as you can keep your mom from throwing out your "investments".

(source: Chron)
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