Rare comic books put on auction block by Wisconsin collector

November 21, 2013 (STEVENS POINT, Wis,)

Maggie Thompson has been collecting comics since the 1940s. She edited a comics magazine for 30 years and still blogs about industry happenings. Her home near Stevens Point includes a special addition that houses tens of thousands of comic books.

She plans to put some of her choice issues up for auction later this month, including the first issue of "The Avengers," ''Journey Into Mystery" No. 83, which features the first appearance of Thor, and the first issue of "The Incredible Hulk."

The auction house, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, says Thompson's comics could fetch $1 million.

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