DETECTIVE COMICS #1
CGC VF+: 8.5
Having practically started the comic book market singlehandedly with the historic New Fun in 1935, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson partnered with Harry Donenfeld in 1937 to again make history with Detective Comics 1, which launched their new publishing venture as well as kick-started the careers of Superman creators, Siegel and Shuster. The crude Yellow Peril cover helped sell the book to the vital pulp market, and hinted at the mysterious yarns spun within.
The landmark series that would eventually give birth to the Batman began its run as a pulpy, hard-boiled, jam-packed collection of adventure tales. Featuring a striking cover illustration by Vincent Sullivan with two Siegel and Shuster stories inside, this book is a crucial Golden Age milestone. Destined to become one of the longest-running and recognizable of DC titles, this book is also responsible for giving the nascent imprint their now internationally known moniker. Here is an opportunity to own the book that started it all, in a rare, high-grade copy whose bright, stunning cover art hints at the exotic dangers within. This sinister example of the popular Yellow Peril genre seems to stare into one's soul as the cover's antagonist stands out against a deep red background. This is a rare opportunity to own the first historic issue of a title that would go on to become one of the most influential and longest-running comics in history.
Highest Overstreet Guide 2013 value on record is VF (8.0) $92,000.
If you are a new customer planning to make a first-time purchase over $25,000, please contact us at 212.895.3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may approve your account for bidding. (This policy was instituted to protect consignors and bidders against bids from fraudulent accounts, and to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.).
We realize many of you would like to bid on this auction lot, so for this listing, ComicConnect.com offers a 6 month, interest free, time payment plan with a 20% non-refundable deposit. Time Payments invoices can only be paid by cash, check, money order or wire transfer. LEARN MORE