Earlier this week, we brought you the news that a copy of Action Comics #1 sold in a private sale for $1,000,000.Â At the time that was the most ever paid for a comic book.Â But that’s old news, as Heritage Auction Galleries announced that its copy of Detective Comics #27 (CGC VF 8.0), just sold for $1,075,500.
Read that again and say it with me… DAMN!
It’s worth noting that the other copy to receive the 8.0 certification had “off-white” pages (one notch lower on the scale than the copy offered here). That copy sold for $278,189 on 10/26/2001 in an auction held by Mastronet Inc.
It was expected that this copy was going to sell for $500,000, but perhaps the Action Comics sale pushed this comic over the top.Â What’s that about a poor economy, again?