|Courtesy of Heritage Auctions [Agencies]|
A collection of some of the most prized comic books ever published is expected to fetch more than US$2 million at auction this week in the U.S., AP reported.
Michael Rorrer said he thought his great uncle Billy Wright's comics were cool, but he didn't realize how valuable they were for months after finding the 345 comics neatly stacked in a basement closet while clearing out his great aunt's home after her death.
The collection includes 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide's list of top 100 issues from comics' golden age.
The Action Comics No. 1 in which Superman makes his first appearance is expected to sell for about $325,000. A Detective Comics No. 27, the 1939 issue that features the first appearance of Batman, is expected to get about $475,000. And the Captain America No. 2 is expected to bring in about $100,000.
(China.org.cn February 24, 2012)