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Grade: CGC FN+: 6.5
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For

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End Time: 11:04 PM EDT
Tuesday 6/13/2017
Comments: crm/ow pgs; Sl(A-1) ct, pc re-attached, tr sls, spn splt sld, cvr clnd (To Dave - Bill Finger"-1st page)
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
The Jon Berk Collection
CGC FN+: 6.5
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.

Minor restoration efforts have helped preserve this book for posterity while the first interior page reveals a signature, "To Dave  Bill Finger." With bright, saturated colors, the book is in great condition overall. While this comic needs no introduction, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's success, and growing buzz for the upcoming Justice League film are increasing attention to the first appearance of Batman once again.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN+ (6.5) value = $517,500.

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