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Comic Book Auction


True to the spectrum of good vs. evil that defines most comic books, Free Comic Book Day has its own polar opposite.

As The Associated Press reports, a Texas 78-year-old is auctioning off more than 100 comics he bought for 10 cents each at his neighborhod drug store as a kid. They’re expected to fetch half a million dollars.

That’s what I call a good investment.

The collection boasts the likes of “Batman” No. 1 and “Marvel Comics” No. 1. The most expensive comic – expected to clear $100,000 – is the scarce “Marvel Mystery Comics” No. 9, noted for its cover battle between the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner.

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Scott Kirchhofer
One of Nerdvana's founding bloggers, Scott Kirchhofer is a graphic artist and designer of the Nerdvana logo, as well as a gamer and comic book movie fan.