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Happy Trails, Comic Book Auction Record...Again

Looking more and more like the home run chase of 1998, another comic has set a comic book auction sales record. A copy of Action Comics number one, featuring the debut of Superman has sold at auction, setting a new record of $1.5 million, surpassing the previous record of $1 million and exceeding the $1.075 million paid for Detective Comics number 27, which marked the first appearance of Batman.

The issue originally sold for ten cents and there are less than 100 copies of the comic still in existence in varying stages of decay. This particular copy was in even better condition than the last record-holder. Eventually someone's going to just bundle a set of Action Comics number one, Detective Comics number 27, Captain America Comics number one, Marvel Comics number one, Amazing Fantasy number 15, Batman number one and demand...(cue Dr. Evil music)...100 billion dollars!

Happy trails comic book price auction record. Thanks for the shock and awe. We'll see you again next week.

ODDSMAKERS: What are the odds that a copy of Detective Comics number 27 will sell for $1.6 million?

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  1. That would be a super-pack, all right. As far as the odds, I'd say eighty percent - that will happen.

  2. I know. That's a lot of money for anything much less a comic book.


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