Holy sales! A longtime comic book collector will be selling what is believed to be one of the 300 remaining copies of Batman #1, featuring the first appearances of iconic characters such as The Joker and Catwoman, this week. Fairbanks, Alaska resident Mike Wheat has placed the super-rare book up for auction through Heritage Auction Galleries, based out of Dallas, Texas. Sales expectations for the book are promising, with a purchase price of over $40,000 not out of the question.
In addition to the Batman #1, issues of Batman #2 and Batman #4 will also go under the hammer. Wheat, who works for the city of Fairbanks' wastewater management team, said that the books were an investment. To check out the auction, go to http://www.ha.com