Source AP ©

U.S. man buys Batman comic turned up in attic

Holy collectibles, Batman!

A local collector has bought a near-mint copy of Detective Comics No. 27, a pre-World War II comic featuring Batman's debut, found in an attic.

The comic is considered to be the second-most valuable available and can fetch up to $500,000 (EUR356,200). 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 (EUR178,100), but he will mot 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.

McDevitt, owner of the Pittsburgh region's five New Dimension Comics stores, said he has been saving money since 1986 so that he could buy a valuable comic when it appeared.

When the seller walked in with the Batman issue, "my eyes almost popped out of my head," McDevitt said.

"I guess I should have been more reserved, but I'm not a very good poker player," he said.

Experts estimate there are between 20 and a few hundred copies of the Batman debut.

McDevitt's comic now sits safely in an airtight bag in a bank vault. On occasion, he takes it out to show friends and customers.

"I've been toying with the idea of reading it, but I haven't yet," he said. "I'm going to savor it."

In an exclusive interview with Pravda.Ru, US filmmaker talks to Edu Montesanti on the presidential elections in the Caribbean country, and its importance to Latin America. "The left will come back in Latin America, more likely sooner than later," says Oliver Stone

Exclusive Interview: Oliver Stone on Venezuelan Election

In an exclusive interview with Pravda.Ru, US filmmaker talks to Edu Montesanti on the presidential elections in the Caribbean country, and its importance to Latin America. "The left will come back in Latin America, more likely sooner than later," says Oliver Stone

Exclusive Interview: Oliver Stone on Venezuelan Election
Comments
The ayatollahs now fear the collapse of the Iranian economy
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Exclusive Interview: Oliver Stone on Venezuelan Election
Russia will not be the only country to use Crimean Bridge
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
Germany responds to USA's ultimatum about Nord Stream 2 project
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
Russians massively break traffic rules on Crimea Bridge
International study indicates ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia
Argentina suggests Putin should reinstate gay propaganda for World Cup 2018
International study indicates ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture