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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

A new world record has been set. A comic book has just made headlines simply because of its selling price. The very first issue of Superman was sold today for a whopping one million dollars.

This first edition of the comic was released in 1938, giving comic book fans a taste of what good things would come from the superhero series.

According to the New York Times, the sale was made over the website ComicConnect.com and was orchestrated by owner Stephen Fishler. He said that the opportunity to buy such a rare item comes few and far between. Also, he admitted that the transaction took place shortly after the comic book was listed for sale on the site.

The buyer of the comic has not been revealed, but it is said that he is someone of prominence around New York City. (Well, yeah, you’d have to be to spend one million dollars on a comic book.)

Today, there are very few comics that fall into the same category as the first issue of Superman. Those that do exist most likely reside in the care of wealthy comic book owners who make sure they are kept in pristine condition. The odds of us seeing something like his happen again anytime soon are fairly small.

The best part about this story is that the original first edition Superman sold for 10 cents in 1938!

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Kate Langenburg/A&E Groove

Every time I see a commercial for Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, Inglourious Basterds, they make a point of showing the same thing: Brad Pitt and ‘killin’ nazis.’ Well, if that doesn’t spark interest, then I don’t know what does.

Brad Pitt addresses his troops in Inglourious Basterds. Photo from sanfranciscosentinel.com.

Brad Pitt addresses his troops in Inglourious Basterds. Photo from sanfranciscosentinel.com.

The movie will open in theaters this week (August 21 to be exact) and I have a feeling that audiences won’t be let down. The cast of this movie, let alone the director, will draw in large crowds for sure.

Brad Pitt. He’s manly, dirty, and wants to kill nazis. It seems to be his whole reason for living — judging from the trailers I’ve watched.  Nonetheless, whatever this actor does always turns out big. He has the incredible talent to pull this off with ease, as he does in many of his other serious roles. At first, I was a little unsure of how he might fit into this movie, but after seeing a little bit more of the previews, my mind has changed.

Mike Myers. Okay, he’s not really suited for such a serious role, is he? He plays a British general. We’ll just have to wait and see how that one turns out.

And of course, anything directed by Quentin Tarantino really gets people to the movie theaters. He’s got such a way of looking at his movies through a camera that many directors lack. He may act like an inglourious basterd sometimes, but the man has talent.

Watch a behind the scenes video “How to Become a Basterd” and meet the cast.

That should hold you over until Friday.

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