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Comic books owned by Batman co-creator Bob Kane hit the auction block

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 01:19

Comic books from the collection of Batman co-creator Bob Kane go up for sale in New York. Tara Cleary reports.

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Historic books Detective Comics number 27 and Batman number one, expected to fetch $300,000 U.S. dollars each at auction. Comicconnect.com's COO, Vincent Zurzolo explains what makes them so valuable. SOUNDBITE: Vincent Zurzolo, COO, comicconnect.com saying (English): "Anybody can have a Detective 27, anybody can have a Batman number one. But not everyone can have the personal file copy of Bob Kane's. It's pretty amazing." Detective Comics 27 contains first appearances of the character Batman and Batman number one is the first issue of the Batman series. They were part of Batman co-creator Bob Kane's personal collection, which is now up for auction. Zurzolo says another precious item for comic book collectors is a Hulk number one issue, which could also sell for $300,000 U.S. dollars. SOUNDBITE: Vincent Zurzolo, COO, comicconnect.com saying (English): "What makes this comic book so valuable is that it is an extremely high grade. It's a 9.2. Now, there is a census that tells you how many copies are in the world. This is the second highest graded copy in the world. But the 9.4 is buried in a collection and will never come out for sale. So for all intended purposes 9.2 is the highest graded copy." Bidding for the sale ends on August 29th.

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Comic books owned by Batman co-creator Bob Kane hit the auction block

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 01:19