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CGC VG-: 3.5
off white pgs; tape int. cvr
RARE! 1st Slam Bradley/Spy by Siegel & Shuster
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. Detective Comics #1 was the beginning of a new beast in print media. Printed more than a year before Action Comics #1, and two ahead of Detective #27, this comic set the stage for a new cast of heroes poised to literarily take on the growing threat of Nazism.
Striking even in VG- condition, the evenness of the cover is conspicuous. Red and white inks degrade quicker than other colors, one fades while the other browns, which makes the current shape of this book really quite remarkable. First issues are always a safe bet and when it's just so pretty how can you say no?

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG- (3.5) value = $23,100.

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CGC F/VF: 7.0
crm/ow pgs; Sl/Mod(A-2) sm amt of ct on cvr, tr sl to cvr, cvr cleaned, cvr reinforced
Action 1 ad inside fc (6/38)
Flessel cover
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CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs; tape int. cvr
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
The dark castle, the night gloom, the dark cape, the evil scientist -- the influence of pre-code horror cinema on Bob Kane's nocturnal creation is nowhere more evident than on this classic and painfully rare cover, one of the pre-Robin Detective issues over which Bat-collectors drool. You haven't really experienced the crude power of these early Bat-books until you've seen them in their original pulpy glory, and this second-ever cover appearance by the Batman is still hugely powerful to this day. The story therein pits the Caped Crusader against Dr. Karl Hellfern, aka Doctor Death, who, like all great villains, intends to take over the world, but first, must rid himself of that meddling Batman, which leads to an action-packed tale of mayhem. It's well documented that once Batman received his own title the stories became quite a bit more tame than the ones depicted in early Detective Comics. This issue is no exception as Batman painfully takes a bullet to the shoulder in this tale. How's that for gritty?
For this copy of just the third adventure of the Bat, excellent eye appeal reigns supreme. All of Dr. Death's cliched castle accoutrements are sharply presented in their original pulpy glory. Colors and corners have remarkably survived the sands of time. A notable feature also worth considering, according to the CGC census, only 30 unrestored issues have been certified, with 56 graded issues in total, rare and desirable are mere understatements. Gape-jawed punters step aside; this is for serious Bat-fanatics only.

Overstreet Guide 2016 G/VG (3.0) value = $16,500.

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CBCS Coverless: 0.1
white pgs
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
This book's jarring cover inaugurates a tradition that has remained nearly undisturbed to the modern day, with the Caped Crusader being the featured star of this venerable title. This classic image captures all the gruesome drama and atmosphere beloved of year-one Batman, and shows why the character quickly vaulted to the top of the collective consciousness of Golden Age comic readers. The horrific mood and tone of the inaugural Bat-tales give them a feel unlike anything that came after, directly inspiring the early-70s Adams revamp and the look of the blockbuster 1989 movie. The hero's popularity is evident not only in his cover appearance, but by the bright-red banner assuring readers he would appear in every issue thereafter.
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CGC G: 2.0
off white pgs; spine of cvr completely split & re-attached with tape
classic Batman cover; 1st app. Hugo Strange
Detective Comics 36 marks the first appearance of Hugo Strange -- Batman's first arch-enemy, and modern collectors will know him as the primary antagonist of the critically acclaimed video game hit Batman: Arkham City. Rarely are copies of this pre-Robin Detective issue made available for sale, and the fact that there are only thirty blue-label copies in existence doesn't make matters any easier.


Overstreet Guide 2016 G (2.0) value = $3,500.
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CBCS Coverless: 0.1
white pages Coverless, incomplete, CBCS grade 0.3
classic Batman cover; 1st app. Hugo Strange
Detective Comics 36 marks the first appearance of Hugo Strange -- Batman's first arch-enemy, and modern collectors will know him as the primary antagonist of the critically acclaimed video game hit Batman: Arkham City. Rarely are copies of this pre-Robin Detective issue made available for sale, and the fact that there are only thirty blue-label copies in existence doesn't make matters any easier.
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PGX G: 2.0
crm/ow pgs; Sl(A) staples replaced, spine reinforced
Bob Kane cvr/art; Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer art, last Batman solo issue
This comic would be the last time the Batman would fight crime as a solo act in Detective Comics as he was to be accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Robin, in an effort to appeal to readers of a younger demographic. While this is not the last pulpy, moody, dark Detective cover, it represents a shift in the tone and demeanor of the early, dangerous, lone-wolf vigilante, which is only one reason Batmaniacs should be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this copy.
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CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs, tape on int. cvr & cf
origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
One of the most important issues of the Golden Age, Detective #38 premieres the best known sidekick in the history of comics: Robin, the Boy Wonder! Dick Grayson, ward of millionaire Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, lends a hand to the Dark Knight when just one hero won't due. Created in 1940 by the team of Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, Robin attracted younger readers and doubled the sales of Batman related comics.
Collectors looking for attractive copies, without breaking the bank, would do well to cast an appreciative eye over this copy, whose bright colors and striking cover image make it well worth pursuing. It presents much nicer than its certification and is one of the nicer G/VG copies you'll come across. Though his presence on the silver screen has been lacking of late, fans would be wise to invest now as the Cardinal-Crested Crusader's time is just over the horizon. We've noticed that copies of this key issue are getting harder and harder to come by.

Overstreet Guide 2016 G/VG (3.0) value = $12,000.

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CGC NM-: 9.2
ow/white pgs
Bob Kane cvr/art; 1st solo Robin story
Half page ad for Batman #1


Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $8,200.
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CGC FN+: 6.5
white pgs
Bob Kane cvr/art; Jerry Robinson art; death of Hugo Strange
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
off white pgs; sticker, tape on cvr
2nd app. Penguin
Wing becomes Crimson Avenger's aide, last app. of Steve Malone
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CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs
Robinson Joker cvr/art; Bob Kane art
Joker cvr/story


Overstreet Guide 2016 VF- (7.5) value = $3,198.
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CBCS NM+: 9.6
white pgs
Simon & Kirby art
San Francisco Copy
Highest Graded
Burnley, Robinson, Roussos cvr


Overstreet Guide 2016 NM- (9.2) value = $9,500.
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CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; sticker attached to front cvr
Jerry Robinson cvr/art; Boy Commandos by Simon & Kirby
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CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs
classic Dick Sprang double Joker bondage cover
Sprang, Kirby, Robinson art
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CGC VF-: 7.5
off white pgs
Bob Kane cvr/art, Swan art
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CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs
origin & 1st app. the Riddler; scarce!
When looking at early Batman appearances, one is not surprised to see the Joker, Catwoman, and Hugo Strange popping up in the first year of the Caped Crusader's exploits -- they seem to have always been there, part of the furniture, a vital component of the Batman mythology. When moving on in the character's history, however, it's surprising to note how many iconic bat-villains and motifs came along much later in the series' devlopment. Point out, for example, that the first appearance of the Riddler comes over 100 issues after the Dark Knight's debut, and the average fan will react with amazement and bewilderment. Wasn't he there from the beginning? Isn't he among the first bat-baddies that Batman encountered?

It's a testament to how well Bill Finger crafted this origin story and new baddie that Edward Nigma, aka the Riddler, seems to have been there all along, his M.O. and style slotting immaculately into the existing Bat-mythos. A perfect foil for a character known for his exacting self-discipline and Sherlock-level detective skills, the conniving, devious prince of puzzles (as noted on the issue's classic cover) was an instant success, and became so hugely popular for a time that he eclipsed even the evil Joker and was tapped as the first bat-villain in the smash hit 1960s TV series (a performance Frank Gorshin based largely on the dark, nasty personality on display in this debut appearance). As this issue was released when DC and other hero publishers were experiencing a post-war sales funk, print runs were lower than usual, and few copies survived, making this an unusually rare key issue for a major bat-villain.
The bright yellows of this cover echo the anxiety and mayhem of the Riddler's auspicious debut. The tangled twosome writhe on Win Mortimer's arresting cover. In spite of its flaws, this book is in great condition and will fetch a fine price at auction.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF- (7.5) value = $7,688.
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CGC VF/NM: 9.0
crm/ow pgs
Win Mortimer motorcycle cvr
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CGC FN+: 6.5
light tan/ow pgs
Lew Schwartz cvr/art; classic cvr, origin of the Joker
The Joker has become nearly as ingrained in the modern pop vernacular as Batman. Through dozens of iterations of the character, from comic to tragic, psychotic to absurd, his origin was not revealed until over a decade after his debut. This historic issue, among the rarest of Batman keys, is a perennial favorite with legions of Joker collectors. The comic accomplishes the difficult task of making the devilish killer clown somehow more mysterious and haunting than before.
The colors are brilliant against the black backdrop and help highlight the drama of this suspenseful Lew Schwartz cover. Revealing the origin story of arguably the most-famous comic book villain, Detective #168 no doubt will remain a solid investment for some time.

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN+ (6.5) value = $5,400.
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VG+: 4.5
crm/ow pgs, chipping
Sprang-a
Joe Giganti Collection
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CBCS PR: 0.5
white pgs; Sl(A) wrong bc married, sm pcs added to cvr, right edge trimmed, bottom fc trimmed, mod amt of tape on cvr/int.
origin and 1st app. of Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
From humble beginnings featured as a backup story in this issue, the Martian Manhunter, would later become the lynchpin of the DC Universe, acting as the central figure in nearly every incarnation of the Justice League, and becoming the symbol of the Silver, Bronze, and Copper Ages. Told with economy, style, and surprising emotion, this historic issue tells the unexpectedly tragic origin of this most dark and compelling of galactic heroes, created by unsung draftsman Joe Certa and freelance sci-fi writer Joseph Samachson. In many ways, the DC Silver Age begins here.
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CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs
Shelly Moldoff cvr/art; Martian Manhunter story
2nd app. of the Flying Bat-Cave
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CGC VF: 8.0
off white pgs
Sheldon Moldoff cvr/art; Batwoman app (11/63)
Half page ad for Flash Ann. #1
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CGC FN: 6.0
off white pgs
origin & 1st app. Silver Age Batgirl
Inspired by the Silver Age Bat-Girl, who was devised as a sidekick for Bat-Woman during the family-friendly days of the 1950s, the producers of the 1960s Batman TV series tasked DC editor Julius Schwartz with the creation of a new character to boost the show's sagging ratings with female audiences. Schwartz, in collaboration with Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, responded with a new, improved Batgirl, this time tying her in more closely with Batman by casting her as Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara. While the TV show didn't last much longer, the comic character was an instant success with readers, becoming a vital and integral part of the DC Universe over the next half-century.
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CGC NM: 9.4
ow/white pgs
Neal Adams cvr/art; origin & 1st app. of Man-Bat
Gil Kane, Gick Giordano, Vince Colletta art; 1st Robin and Batgirl team-up, 400th anniversary issue
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