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Friday, February 24, 2012

Batman comics snare $3.5 million


A "jaw dropping" collection of early comic books has sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.

The trove of 345 comics had been bought by the late Billy Wright from Virginia when he was a boy.

A copy of Detective Comics No. 27, which sold for 10 cents in 1939 and featured Batman's debut, got the top bid on Wednesday - raising $523,000.

The collection was found last year when a relative of Mr Wright was clearing a basement in his house.

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