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A 1939 Marvel comic book just sold for $1.26 million – and it’s not even the most expensive comic out there

Marvel graphic novels sit on the shelf of a bookstore in New York, August 31, 2009. Walt Disney Co on Monday agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment Inc for $4 billion in the biggest media deal of the year, banking on Marvel's roster of superheroes to broaden its lineup of movie franchises that appeal to boys.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS MEDIA) - GM1E5910D0C01

A 1939 Marvel comic book recently sold at auction for $1.26 million. Image: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Charlotte Edmond
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