Detective Comics #27 First Batman Comic Record Price Feb. 25

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One of the finest known surviving copies of Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman from 1939, is being offered without reserve by Heritage Auction Galleries in a public auction in Dallas, Texas and online at, Thursday, Feb. 25. This copy is a CGC-graded Very Fine 8.0. “We expect it will bring at least $300,000, and chances are good it will break the world’s record auction price for any comic book, $317,000, set last year for an Action Comics #1,” said Lon Allen of Heritage. Also in this auction: Golden Age and Silver Age comics and original comic art. Heritage auctions $20 million worth of comics and comic art each year, and sold the collections of Stan Lee, Nicolas Cage, Joe Kubert, and many more. Browse all 1,500 items in this auction at Place bids online, by phone, by mail or fax, or in person.