2006 MTV Movie Awards: Best Hero Award was given to Christian Bale for his performance as Batman in Batman Begins, and when Bale accepted the award from the hands of Brandon Routh he good-naturedly commented "Sorry Superman, but Batman is BADA$$." He went on to promise the audience there will be more Batman flicks, and called his wife Sibi Blazic "my personal Wonder Woman."
2010: A 1939 comic with the first ever appearance of masked crime fighter Batman sold at an auction in Dallas on Thursday for a record $1.075 million (S$1.51 million), said Heritage Auction Galleries.
Three days earlier, a buyer had paid US$1 million for Superman's world debut in Action Comics #1 (see my earlier post HERE), more than tripling the previous comic book sales record set last year (entry HERE). Heritage Auction Galleries did not disclose the name of the previous owner or the winning bidder for Detective Comics #27, the first book featuring Batman. According to them, the previous owner is a savvy collector who bought the comic for $100 more than 40 years ago, a figure which at the time seemed a large price, said Heritage Auction Galleries.
Back in the 1930s, both Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27 sold for 10 cents.