Batman Comic Goes For $55,000 in Dallas
Heritage Auction Galleries was asked to sell the rare comic, issue Number One, dating from 1940 and showing the Caped Crusader and his sidekick Robin swinging on ropes with the city-scape of Gotham in the background. The cover price is ten cents but an anonymous bidder anted up 55-thousand dollars. After the auction house’s commission, the Alaska seller will net about 46-thousand. Fairbanks resident Mike Wheat paid 300 dollars for the comic book in 1974. The original press run for the issue was a half-million but experts think there are fewer than 300 copies of Batman Number One left in the world. Only 16 are considered in better condition than Wheat’s.