The first comic book, in which Batman appeared, left the hammer for a colossal sum

The condition of the comic book was of key importance – experts said that in the entire history of sales only five publications received such a high score.

For the first editions of comics about Superman (by the way, the total record for comics belongs to him – in 2014, Action Comics № 1, which first appeared Superman, was sold on eBay for $3.2 million) or Batman pay today fantastic money.

That’s because at the time these non-cash brochures came out, no one treated them as an investment resource. Polystal – and forgot. In the best case – took in a cardboard box along with other junk to the attic or in the basement. That is why the copies that have survived today, thanks to the occasion, in good condition, today are so rare and expensive.

The condition of the comic book was of key importance – experts said that in the entire history of sales only five publications received such a high score.

“Good condition” is one of the key words here. Thus, released in 1939, Detective Comics № 27, where in the history of the “Case of the chemical syndicate” debuted Batman, and sold at auction on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, for a record for comics about the Dark Knight of $1.5 million, the state is estimated at 7 points, and in untapped form. Only five other unrestored comics in this class of rarity received a similar score in the entire sales history.

It remains a mystery, however, why comics are so popular in the United States. Japan and France are different. In Japan, the reason is the originality of local culture, where the painted stories of the century, if not millenniums, and in France, where every year they buy comics for € 200 million, these are not brochures, as in other countries, and books in hardcover. And they are called there not comics, but novels in pictures.

As for the U.S., psychologists believe that the secret to the popularity of comics about superheroes is that they reflect the most relevant images of the collective unconscious. Heroes of super-popular painted stories Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman respond to the collective unconscious attitude that good, although with fists, should act only for the good.

For example, Wonder Woman was invented during World War II by a professional psychologist who decided that American women in this difficult period need an adapted analogue of the Greek and Roman goddesses. As a result, he invented a fantastic Amazon, which came to the States to fight for women’s rights.

For the first editions of comics about Superman (by the way, the total record for comics belongs to him – in 2014, Action Comics № 1, which first appeared Superman, was sold on eBay for $3.2 million) or Batman pay today fantastic money.

That’s because at the time these non-cash brochures came out, no one treated them as an investment resource. Polystal – and forgot. In the best case – took in a cardboard box along with other junk to the attic or in the basement. That is why the copies that have survived today, thanks to the occasion, in good condition, today are so rare and expensive.

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