Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A copy of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939), featuring the first appearance of Batman (then known as “The Bat-Man”), graded CGC 5.0, sold for $569,275 in an auction held March 13-15 by Hake’s Americana, based in York, Pa. Also, a copy of Action Comics #27 (Dec. 1938), just the second-ever cover appearance of Superman, graded CGC 4.0, finished at $124,025; and late 1970s Star Wars action figures for Boba Fett and Darth Vader made $86,380 and $64,900, respectively. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Detective Comics #27, $569,275, Hake’s Americana