Saturday 25 October 2014

Superhero prices for comics stash

Published 05/06/2014 | 04:12

A Kentucky man has sold his superhero comics collection for 1.5 million dollars (£898,000)

A man's comic book collection with first issues of Superman, Batman and the Flash has fetched 1.5 million dollars (£898,000) in an online auction.

John Wise, of Paducah, Kentucky, collected the valuable superhero comics over 30 years.

A comic from 1940 with the first appearance of Flash claimed the top individual price of 182,000 dollars (£109,000). First issues of Superman and Batman from the same era sold for 172,000 dollars (£103,000) and 137,000 dollars (£82,000) in the offerings. His issue of the first-ever comic from Marvel sold for 95,000 dollars (£56,800).

Mr Wise said the exploding popularity of superheroes in films and TV made it a good time to sell. He now plans to buy a house and send his grandchildren to college with the profits.

The comic books were sold on Comicconnect.com.

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