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Wednesday, March 22, 2023 

Rare issue of Detective Comics #27 from 1939 goes on the auction market

Here's more news from the NY Post about yet another Golden Age back issue, this one of Batman's debut from 1939, going on the speculator market for more than $1 million:
This comic book could bring in some batty prices.

A rare, unrestored copy of Detective Comics #27— Batman’s 1939 debut — is on the auction block, and the final bid could approach the rare issue’s record price of $1.74 million, according to an independent seller.

“$1.5 million is not an unreasonable guess,” said Ted VanLiew, owner of Super World Comics in Holden, Mass. “It may set a record. It’s so sought after that it’s gonna get crazy attention.”
What difference does it make? This kind of news is boring for years on end now, because as I've stressed before, it's clear the buyers and sellers aren't interested in the artistic and entertainment value; all they care about is boosting the price for the next sale, at auction or otherwise. And that, IMO, is what's batty here, and not for the right reasons.

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