US man auctions rare comic books

A rare collection of first edition comic books featuring inconic heroes Superman, Batman and Flash are to be auctioned in the US.

Kentucky insurance executive John Wise decided it was time to sell the collection he’s been accumulating over three decades, revisiting a childhood pastime that he picked up again in the 1980s after he became established in his career.

I think it’s a good timing for the market, and good timing for me at age 62,” said Wise. It’s not like I’m not going to take them with me.

The comic books sold for as little as 10 cents when they were published, many in the late 1930s and 1940s.

He is auctioning about 175 comics individually, and online bidders have already committed about a half-million dollars to the auction, which ends Tuesday — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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