Thursday, April 1, 2010

Holy Investment, Batman!: Thoughts on Classic Comic Sales Records

As a kid, I loved my oversized reproduction of Action Comics #1, the June 1938 issue in which Superman, the first true superhero, burst onto the scene and changed the course of art and literature (seriously) forever. Considering the latest craze of collecting, that oversized reproduction, long ago read to smithereens, may be the closest I’ll ever get to the real thing. When someone is willing to pay $1.5 million for a pristine copy, as someone did on the auction website last week, it says to me that there’s more than simple collecting going on. In a modern art world in which the latest flavor seems to go sour overnight, perhaps the new Old Masters are the makers of the modern mythology of the superhero. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Holy Investment, Batman!"

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