The Batman comic sold for $ 2.2 million

16.01.2021. / 12:29

DALAS – The first issue of the comic book about the superhero Batman from 1940 was sold at auction for a record 2.2 million dollars, which makes it the most expensive Batman comic book ever sold.

The edition was in the hands of collector Billy T. Gates for 40 years, who reportedly bought this comic in 1979 for $ 3,000, which is approximately $ 11,000 in today’s value.

Gates passed away in 2019, leaving the comic to his son, according to American media.

Priced at $ 2,220,000, this comic became the most valuable Batman comic ever sold publicly, breaking the previous record of $ 1.5 million for “Detective Comic No. 27,” where the superhero debuted as a comic book hero in 1939. it was not until the following year that he received a comic entitled “Batman”.

At the time, the comic was priced at just 10 cents.

The comic, which was sold, was rated high at 9.4 out of 10, which means that this edition is extremely well-preserved.

The first person to ever publicly spend more than two million dollars on a comic was in 2011 the actor Nicholas Cage, who paid that much for the first edition of the comic “Action Comics”, in which Superman first appeared.

The same copy of that comic, the first edition of the “Action Comic”, holds the current record for the most expensive comic ever sold for a staggering $ 3.2 million. Roe deer


Source: Capital.ba – Informacija je capital by www.capital.ba.

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