Both Detective Comics #27 and Action Comics #1 were originally published by National Allied Publications, a company that later became Detective Comics and then DC Comics.
With all the recent movies about comic book characters, I’m sure that there will be more rare comics being auctioned off. Interestingly, according to the article, items like rare comic books have seen strong price increases during the recent recession while other more “common” auctioned items did not see equivalent pricing growth.
There is an effort in Cleveland to save the childhood home of the man who created Superman. Currently, the house is in great disrepair. Fans of the Man of Steel are rallying support from fellow fans and bigwigs from the Comic industry to raise money and ensure that the house does not get razed.
In a sad story today, Captain America was shot today outside the main courthouse.
What is even more interesting is that this story was a lead story on the front page of the NY Times website. Let me repeat, the venerable NY Times had a lead story, albeit a sad one, about a comic book hero on their website’s front page. That is just awsome!!