Superman Debut Comics Sells For Over $300,000
A copy of Action Comics # 1, featuring the debut of Superman, has just made £317,200 at auction, reports bbc.co.uk . Stephen Fishler, the owner of the online auction site Comic Connect said the Superman comic had been in the same hands since 12 years after it was published, when a young boy on the US west coast bought it for 35 cents. He then forgot about it until 1966 when it emerged in his mother's basement. He held on to since then, hoping it would gain in value." Which it did. A bit. We make that a 906,385% profit. And while we're on the subject of comic auctions, don't forget that here's your chance to own Spider-Man's first appearance . If you have a lot of spare cash.
Ghost Whisperer Revelations
In amongst an extremely spoilery story about Ghost Whisperer (click here if you need to know), E! Online hints that the show has already been given the nod for a fifth season. Not surprising, as it's one of the few US shows that seems to be actually gaining viewers rather than shedding them at the moment.
Katee Sackhoff compares the shooting of the final episode of Battlestar Galactica to the shooting of Apocalypse Now is an interview over at The LA Times website . "There's a picture of me at 3:30 in the morning, asleep on set, with a machine gun under my head, and that is how the end of the series went," Sackhoff said. "Everyone was exhausted, and there's probably a lot of safety issues that should have been brought up. But, hey, it's all right when you're firing a machine gun at 3 o'clock in the morning. I mean, that's not dangerous at all."
And while we're on the subject of shows doing well in the ratings, here's a nifty preview of the next episode. Just a note to UK viewers who aren't aware of this: there is no new Lost on Sky 1 tomorrow night because no new episode was shown in the US this week. So this clip is from the episode that airing in the UK on 22 March. Glad we cleared that up.
True Blood's New Villains
“There's a new supernatural creature in town, one I've never seen on TV,” a source tells E! Online's Watch With Kristin column about the show's second season. “Even vampires are scared of this thing. We'll be seeing a lot more of Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) this year. Romance is in the air for most of our main characters, but as always with our show, nothing is ever what it seems.”