Man's comic book collection were sold at $3.5 million

Man's comic book collection were sold at $3.5 million

Dearborn Heights : MI : USA | Feb 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM PST
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Despite the recession, comic books has proven that it has staying power -- especially when they are in mint condition.

Since he was young, Billy Wright has collected comic books until his death in 1994 at the age of 66 -- meaning he was never able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. As of yesterday, several of them were sold for at a New York auction for $3.5 million dollars.

Last year, 31-year-old Michael Rorrer founded his late great uncle's collection in a basement closet while cleaning out his great aunt's home in Martinsville, Virginia following her death.

The comics auctioned included Detective Comics #27, the 1939 debut of the Dark Knight Detective Batman, at $523,000; Action Comics #1, the premiere issue of Man of Steel Superman the year before, at $299,000; 1940's Batman #1 at $275,000, and 1941's Captain America #2 with Adolf Hilter on the cover at $114,000.

The rest of them will be part of an online auction over the weekend on Friday and Sunday with an expected estimation of $100,000.

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