Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.
February 16, 2010: Batman Beating Superman Comic Book Record
A rare copy of the first Batman comic book has far surpassed the previous comic books record price, US$317,000, paid for a first Superman comic in 2009, and the bidding is still underway with Batman already at $418,250. Super heroes and pop culture fans will learn the final, new record price when the auction ends on February 25.
"One of the finest known surviving copies of the 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, is being offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions in a public auction in Dallas, and simultaneously online," said Lon Allen, Director of Sales for the Comics Division of Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com). "It's been an amazing thing to watch as the price has soared. Collectors know this may well be the only shot they will ever get at this, the ultimate comic book. Who knows how high it will go by the time bidding ends?"
"Today, due to the popularity of the movies, cartoon and toys, Batman would seem to be the more popular pop culture character," said Allen, "and now he'll dethrone Superman as the most valuable comic book."