Did you see the news a month ago about how a copy of Detective Comics #27, a comic book published in 1939 that contained the first ever appearance of the super-hero Batman, had just sold at auction for $1.075 million, just more than the record $1 million previously paid for a copy of Action Comics #1, with the first appearance of Superman? I was amazed at the time by the amount of mainstream press coverage that sale received, along with all the hand wringing about how those respective selling prices demonstrated that popular culture had evolved in recent decades away from wholesome idealism of the 1950s toward the dark, the gritty and the violent.
Well, yesterday a copy of Action Comics #1 sold for $1.5 million. You can read about it HERE. American culture, it seems, has been redeemed. And just 35 days later. I wonder whether this sale will garner the same amount of press coverage?