10c comic book brings $657,250 to lead $4.33M auction

DALLAS – Led by the $657,250 “Aloha” copy of a 1939 Detective Comics #27, the legendary first appearance of “The Batman,” and the $862,513 debut of The Kerby Confer Collection of Disneyana, the $4.33 million Heritage Auctions Aug. 5-6 comics and comic art auction propelled the Heritage comics category past a lifetime total of more than $150 million. Read More +

Pulp Renaissance: Hard-boiled, cliffhanger stories viewed as collectible American fiction

Blazing six-shooters and galloping horses. Screams in a fog shrouded alley. Green-skinned aliens towering over a scantily clad woman. Sleek silver spaceships cutting a path across the star specked universe. Tales of adventure in the far-flung Orient. These are but some of the indelible images that thrilled a generation of pulp magazine readers during its heyday of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Read More +