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Comic collection expected to fetch $2M at auction

Man's remarkable comic book collection inherited by family expected to net $2M at auction By The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) ' A remarkable comic book collection discovered stored away in a basement closet is expected to get more than $2 million at auction.

The 345 comics that Billy Wright collected in his youth and preserved until his 1994 death will be put to auction Wednesday in New York City.

Michael Rorrer, of Oxnard, Calif., says he found his great uncle's collection while helping clean out his great aunt's Virginia home following her death last February.



The collection includes 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide's top 100 issues from the golden age of comic books.

Among the notable issues are Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman debuted, Detectives Comics No. 27, in which Batman debuted, and Captain America No. 2, which features Adolf Hitler on the cover.


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