pounds 43,000 Batman comic book

A highly coveted comic book featuring the first appearance of Batman has sold at auction for $68,500 (pounds 43,000).

The book, Detective Comics No. 27, is considered the finest unrestored copy ever offered for public sale, said Matthew Weigman, a spokesman for Sotheby's auction house. It brought the highest price of more than 700 lots offered in Saturday's sale of comic books and comic art, which took in $1.7m, Mr Weigman said. New York - AP