Rich Johnston, writing for Bleeding Cool:
Bleeding Cool has been able to ascertain that a recent sale on eBay of Batman Damned #1 by Blaze PC Collectables of Florida was for around $1800. It was a 10.0 CGC graded copy of the comic by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo published by DC Comics as part of their Black Label mature readers superhero line, with the variant cover by Jim Lee. The comic isn’t going to a second print, so that combined with media interest in the item, sent prices soaring.
I’d be curious to know more about this. Essentially, the book would have to have ZERO imperfections from what I understand about the CGC process to achieve this level, which is almost impossible since the printing process alone tends to be less than perfect.
That aside, it’s amazing to see such a new book sell for such a high amount. Although, considering the content and the ridiculous controversy around it, it’s not overly surprising I suppose.