Monday, October 15, 2007

Preserving the past (in a climate controlled vault)

Not 50 miles away from me, there rests a hallowed artifact. Detective Comics # 27 (the first appearance of fucking Batman!) was purchased by a local comic book store owner. It's definitely cool that this piece of history has lasted this long and is treated with such reverence. On the other hand, it's a drag that after paying about $250,000, the book probably won't even be put to it's intended use of being read. I regained some hope at the end of the video, when the buyer says he is treating the purchase like that of a fine wine or cigar and wants to savor it.

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