CGC NM: 9.4
The Batman cover formula is well in place by this issue: feature the Dynamic Duo in cheerful, barrel chested action poses with striking, often solid color backgrounds, slap that enormous logo on the top, and watch kids fight over the result. The brash action and pulpy adventure of the early Bat issues is plainly evident in this classic image. By this time, the formula had been well enough established that scribes Gardner Fox and Bill Finger, largely responsible for growing the Batman rogues' gallery through the Golden Age, were coming up with more and more ridiculous ideas for themed villains, such as this issue's Clock Maker. This bizarre baddie, obsessed with the loss of time and the intricacy of clockmaking, neatly fits into the series' themes of loss and mortality, even if the stories themselves were drifting away from pulp melodrama into pure action. There are still plenty of dark, moody moments in this fascinating attempt to create a new Joker/Luthor/etc.
We often marvel as to how a 70 year old comic book can remain perfect be it by design or accident. Such is the case with this NM Batman #6 from the Central Vally collection. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson had put together a package of Batman goodness meant to be sold on newsstands for the princely sum of one dime. This copy may bring more than that inital dime.
Overstreet 2011 NM- 9.2 value = $9,500. CGC census 2 in 9.4, second highest graded.
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