The reason I made this post a "WTF???" isn't because the comic sold for that price or anything like that-- it's because they picked that picture... wtf? Couldn't have a pic of the comic or of Superman, no they use a pic of some racecar driver from 3 years ago wearing a suit based on that borefest film, 'Superman Returns'... I don't get it...
Formula One driver David Coulthard is seen wearing a Superman costume during a practice session in Monaco, in 2006.
First Superman comic book raises 317,200 dollars
NEW YORK (AFP) – A rare copy of the first Superman comic book sold for 317,200 dollars at an auction -- a super hero sized increase on the original 10 cents paid back in 1938.
Bids in the online auction, which started two weeks ago on www.comicconnect.com, immediately topped 200,000 dollars and a last-minute surge crossed the 300,000-dollar mark.
There were 89 bids and Comic Connect extended the deadline by several minutes to catch the late interest.
The book is a rare and unrestored copy of the first issue of Action Comics, with a cover showing Superman in his familiar red cape, hurling a green car past terrified onlookers.
Neither the seller nor the buyer were identified.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I saw this headline, "Police: Ill. pastor deflected gunshot with Bible," and thought I would be reading an article about a man of the cloth being saved by the Good Book, which would have made a great story... but no, this was a article about a pastor being killed when the other three bullets hit him-- talk about misleading...
I don't mean to make light of the situation, I am merely pointing out how headlines don't always give you what you expect...
Since I posted this, the headline has been changed to say that he deflected the FIRST bullet with the Bible. I'll take full credit for the change...