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Action Comics #1 sold for $1.5 million

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The comic that started it all just sold at auction for a whopping $1.5 million. That breaks the previous record for a single comic which was set recently for a Detective Comics #27, which is the first appearance of Batman.

It is estimated that approximately 100 copies Action #1 still exist today, however it is unlikely that any will ever top this price. The original issue was released in June 1938.

The issue marks the first appearance of Superman and is credited as starting the entire comic book industry

One day, I shall own one of these. One day…

[BBC]

Written by sammyvicious

March 31, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Finally, an affordable jetpack. Only $90,000

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If you’re my age or older, (but not too much older cuz then you’re irrelevant), you’d remember the Rocketeer. Sure, the movie sucked like hell, but it gave kids a dream. Becoming Superman is clearly irrational, but a jetpack that allows us to fly? That’s within the realm of possibility.

Packs like these have been around for a while, but the problem has mostly been cost and capacity. What good is a jetpack if it can only fly for 5 minutes at a time? Finally, the Martin Aircraft Company Ltd. has solved this problem by bringing us the Martin Jetpack, an affordable flight solution that costs just a little more than a BMW 750 Li.

[via: wired]

Written by sammyvicious

March 9, 2010 at 6:08 PM