The argument is settled. Batman can beat Superman--at least he did last week. Last Thursday (Feb. 25) Detective Comics No. 27, which featured the first appearance of Batman, sold for the new record price of $1,075,500 at a Heritage Galleries auction. The printed comic book, originally priced 10 cents in 1939, was in "8" condition (grading is 1 to 10). The price beat the $1 million record set by the first Superman comic book three days earlier.