Wednesday, March 3, 2010
For months now, rumors have circulated claiming an upcoming miniseries will chronicle Batman's return to the present. But rumors alone aren't enough to convince us. No, for us to truly believe that Wayne survived Darkseid's Omega Sanction at point blank range we require something more tangible.
Then, about a week ago, a copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, was sold for a million dollars. This set a new record as the highest amount paid for a single issue.
Almost immediately, the record was broken. Detective Comics #27, which introduced Batman to the DC Universe, sold for slightly more than a million, casting doubt on the very assumption of the comics' respective values.
Who had the funds to afford such a purchase? Who would have wanted to see Batman's first appearance enshrined as the most valuable comic ever created, thus humiliating the Man of Steel.
There is only one possible conclusion.