DETECTIVE COMICS #27
CGC G/VG: 3.0
After DC Comics' huge success with Superman, editors were looking for another superhero to cash in on, and young creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger came up with The Batman. The team was inspired by Douglas Fairbanks' portrayal of Zorro, Lee Falk's comic strip The Phantom
Leonardo DaVinci's ornithopter (glider) blueprints which had large bat-like wings, the classic mystery film The Bat Whispers
, and the
mystery novel The Circular Staircase
. As a result, in May of 1939, DC hit pay-dirt again with one of the most memorable and iconic fictional characters in history, Batman! Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads millionaire Bruce Wayne to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Detective Comics 27 is one of the most desirable and valuable comic books to own, an important part of American pop culture history.
During the pre-CGC days of the 90s, Detective 27 was a very hot book, and so, was a prime candidate for restoration in those days when touching up a book was more common and less disclosed. As a result, unrestored copies of this key are a real pain to find, in any grade, and seeing an unrestored copy like this one is a pleasure indeed. This is a solid copy as far as lower-grade Tec 27s go, making it both a fine investment and a great deal for collectors looking to land a AAA key for a great price.
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Overstreet 2012 G/VG (3.0) value = $126,000.