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1ST MAN OF STEEL COMIC FETCHES A SUPER PRICE

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Holy auction block: Batman and Superman fetched more than $100,000 Saturday for the two comic books that featured their debuts.

Action Comics No. 1, which appeared in June 1938 with Superman on its cover, sold for $54,625 at Sotheby's annual auction of comic books and comic art.Another buyer paid $48,875 for Detective Comics No. 27, which introduced Batman in May 1939.

The comics, which cost a dime when they came out, sold for well above their pre-sale estimates.

Other big ticket items included a Carl Barks oil painting of five beloved Disney characters: Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck and nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.

The 12-by-24-inch scene is taken from the comic book Uncle Scrooge No. 12, "The Golden Fleece," published in 1956. Its price tag: $79,500.