Spider-Man’s first comic sells for $1.1 million
March 9th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Spider-Man’s first comic sells for $1.1 million

Just one year after selling the comic book with the first appearance of Superman for $1.5 million, the people at ComicConnect.com have done it again, this time with the world’s most famous webhead.

Spider-Man’s first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 was sold to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, ComicConnect.com – an online collectibles marketplace – ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book, after the aforementioned “Action Comics” #1, with Superman.

The auction site had previously sold “Detective Comics” #27, where Batman first appeared, for $1.0755 million back in February of 2010. Before last year, sought-after comics like this would never sell for seven figures.

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Oprah Winfrey shares her private diaries
March 9th, 2011
10:41 AM ET

Oprah Winfrey shares her private diaries

Oprah Winfrey is giving fans a glimpse of her most private moments by sharing her personal journals in the April issue of O magazine.

USA Today reports that the five handwritten pages, taken from diaries the media mogul has kept since childhood, cover everything from the making of her very first movie — 1985's "The Color Purple" — to her very first date at age 16.

"Anthony asked me yesterday to go with him today. I answered yes," Winfrey says in an entry dated September 22, 1970. "My only regret is my parents. Maybe I shouldn't have said yes but I wanted to, and my want overpowered theirs...I hated to go against my parents but Anthony is so perfect (almost). I couldn't say no."

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Charlie Sheen to get comic book treatment
March 9th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

Charlie Sheen to get comic book treatment

Calling himself a Vatican assassin warlock with tiger blood and Adonis DNA, Charlie Sheen sounds like something of a superhero — or a villain, depending on whom you ask. So it's not surprising that the actor's life is being turned into a comic book.

"Infamous: Charlie Sheen," from Bluewater Productions, will track the actor's career path all the way up to his current public outbursts, and will also depict his battle with drugs and alcohol.

"Doing a book about Charlie Sheen is different from most bio comics in that the news is literally happening as we speak," says Mark Shapiro, who is writing the 32-page comic book. "Who knows what he's going to say or do next and how will that fit into the context of telling his story. As I am writing this I am constantly aware of what could change at the last possible minute. This is when comic book writing is more like journalism."

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