Fan mad about Archie proposing to Veronica sells rare first comic
Saturday, August 15, 2009
DALLAS -- A comic book collector upset that Archie is proposing to Veronica instead of Betty has sold a rare Archie comic book for almost $40,000.
The rare Archie Comics No. 1 sold Friday at Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries for $38,837.
Richmond, Va., comic book store owner Dave Luebke decided to sell the comic to protest Archie's choice, saying, "Betty is it, not Veronica. This is serious."
The Archie Comics website shows Archie proposing to Veronica on bended knee on the cover of No. 600, which hits comic book stores Wednesday.
Archie Comics editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick says that begins a six-issue story arc that takes place in the future -- after the perpetual high schoolers have graduated from college.
On the Net
* Heritage Auction Galleries: www.ha.com
* Dave's Comics: www.davescomics.com
* Archie Comics: www.archiecomics.com