'Dark Knight Returns' No. 2 cover to be auctioned

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 5, 2013 at 8:42 am •  Published: July 5, 2013
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Also up for sale is a 9.2-graded copy of "Batman" No. 1 from 1940, that shows Batman and Robin swinging in front of a Gotham city skyline. It's being auctioned on behalf of Tadano America Corp. A similar copy sold for $850,000 in 2012.

"By any measure this is one of the most desirable comic books in existence," said Barry Sandoval, director of operations for comics and comic art category at Heritage. "There are just a few comics ahead of this on the ultimate comics list, but it's close when you see just how fantastic the shape of this book is."

The record price for a comic book remains "Action Comics" No. 1, which sold for $2.16 million in 2011. That featured Superman's first appearance.

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Online:

"Batman" No. 1: http://bit.ly/19ZsiCd

"Dark Knight" cover: http://bit.ly/14S0tow