With the first appearances of Batman and Superman selling for epic proportions this past week, hardcore fans are taking sides with a “who’s more lucrative” fight — the Dark Knight, or the Man of Steel?
Well, it depends on how you look at it. (At least I didn’t say “depends on if Batman has prep time.”)
But our very own Jeff Marsick made some phone calls to the respective auction houses, and got some interesting, clarifying information: Comics Connect, which sold the issue Action Comics, doesn’t charge a house fee — which means it’s straight-up $1 million. Meanwhile, Heritage, which handled the Detective Comics issue, charges a 19.5% buyer’s premium.
Sooooooo what does that mean? Batman may be more expensive, but don’t think that’s because the bids made it that way. The winning bid for Detective was $900,000 — which then cracked the million-dollar ceiling with the buyer’s premium — while the Last Son of Krypton hit a million all on his own steam. So which one is more lucrative? Let the debate commence!