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'Dark Knight Returns' No. 2 Cover Fetches $478,000 at Auction

The original pen and ink drawing from Frank Miller was snagged by an anonymous buyer.

Dark Knight Returns No 2 Cover - P 2013
Heritage Auctions
"The Dark Knight Returns" No. 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Heritage Auctions says the original pen and ink cover of The Dark Knight Returns No. 2 drawn by artist and writer Frank Miller has sold for $478,000 at auction.

A near-mint copy of "Batman" No. 1 has also sold for $567,625 at the auction. The auction house said Friday that the buyers did not want their names disclosed.

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Miller's cover is the first to be sold from DC Comics' 1986 four-issue "Dark Knight" miniseries.

The copy of "Batman" No. 1 from 1940 shows Batman and Robin swinging in front of a Gotham City skyline. It was auctioned on behalf of Tadano America Corp.

The record price for a comic book remains with "Action Comics" No. 1, selling for $2.16 million in 2011. It featured Superman's first appearance.