Oct 10, 2007
(AP) ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. Holy collectibles, Batman!
A near-mint copy of Detective Comics No. 27, a pre-World War II comic featuring Batman’s debut, was recently found in an attic and sold to a local collector.
The comic is considered to be the second-most valuable available and can fetch up to $500,000. The only comic considered more valuable is Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman makes his first appearance.
Collector Todd McDevitt said the Batman issue he bought is worth about $250,000, but he won’t say exactly how much he paid or who sold it to him.
“It was a typical story of someone cleaning up junk in their attic and finding an old comic book and wondering if this was one of those ones that was worth a lot of money,” McDevitt told the Beaver County Times.”