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Rare 1939 'Batman' comic sells for more than $1 million

DALLAS (WKOW) -- An anonymous buyer has set a record for the highest amount paid for a comic, with the $1 million sale of a rare edition of Batman.

A Dallas auction house sold the 1939 copy of Detective Comics No. 27 for $1,075,000 Thursday, to an anonymous buyer from an also unnamed consignor, who bought the comic in the late 1960s for $100.

Monday, a 1938 copy of the first comic book featuring Superman sold for $1 million in a sale between a private buyer and private seller.

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