The first appearance of Batman in Detective Comics #27 sold for $1.5 million, breaking the previous record for a Batman comic book.
The comic book was sold by Heritage Auctions and beat the previous record (also sold by Heritage Auctions) established in 2010 to the tune of $1,075,000 dollars.
The unrestored copy of Detective Comics was graded by CGC as a 7.0 in the “fine/very fine” range. This particular copy (according to The Hollywood Reporter) “…was one of only two 7.0 copies in the world; only five other unrestored comics have ever graded higher in CGC’s history, making the issue particularly noteworthy even before its record-breaking sale.”
And while Batman may be more popular than his compatriot Superman, the man from Krypton still holds the record for most valuable comic book ever sold, with Action Comics #1 (in a hard-to-believe grade of NM- or 9.0) coming in at $3.4 million on ebay in 2014.
Check out a scan of the $1.5 million beauty below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your comic news.