'Dark Knight Returns' No. 2 cover sells for $478K | Inquirer Lifestyle
This image provided by Heritage Auctions on July 2, 2013 shows a 9.2-graded copy of "Batman" No. 1 from 1940, depicting Batman and Robin swinging in front of a Gotham city skyline. It is planned to go on auction in August 2013. A similar copy sold for $850,000 in 2012. AP

‘Dark Knight Returns’ No. 2 cover sells for $478K

This image provided by Heritage Auctions on July 2, 2013 shows a 9.2-graded copy of “Batman” No. 1 from 1940, depicting Batman and Robin swinging in front of a Gotham city skyline. It is planned to go on auction in August 2013. A similar copy sold for $850,000 in 2012. AP

PHILADELPHIA— Heritage Auctions says the original pen and ink cover of “The Dark Knight Returns” No. 2 drawn by artist and writer Frank Miller has sold for $478,000 at auction.

 

A near-mint copy of “Batman” No. 1 has sold for $567,625 at the auction. The auction house said Friday that the buyers did not want their names disclosed.

 

Miller’s cover was the first to be sold from DC Comics’ 1986 four-issue “Dark Knight” miniseries.

 

The copy of “Batman” No. 1 from 1940 was auctioned on behalf of Tadano America Corp.

 

The record price for a comic book remains “Action Comics” No. 1, selling for $2.16 million in 2011. It featured Superman’s first appearance.