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Cover Painting; Craig Flessel mixed media; 1994; matted and framed 17.5" x 22"
The Jon Berk Collection
Recreation pieces by Golden Age Masters are a very different thing to behold. These legends, by request, would resuscitate long-lost pieces whose originals may have been scrapped, shredded, or tossed out long ago by publishers too paranoid to realize the long-term value of their artistic prizes. In these instances, it's a true treat to see, for example, Murphy Anderson "covering" Lou Fine, or Irwin Hasen bringing the classic cover of Comic Cavalcade #1 back to life. In many instances, these gorgeous pieces, which Jon Berk lovingly commissioned throughout the 1980s and 1990s, may be among the last works of some of comics' finest draftsmen, making them doubly important to thoughtful art historians and collectors alike. With childlike wonder and obvious pride, these legendary giants of pencil and ink spent their twilight years showing off their still-considerable talents in this immortal medium with outsized collectors' pieces such as these, which graced the walls of Jon's personal comicbook museum for many years. Now, they pass on to another generation of comic lovers, who have the privilege of stepping back into the not-too-distant past thanks to these wonderful works. Note, also, the numerous original works heretofore unseen by collectors, which are sure to excite comic art fanatics.

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Large Cover Painting; Ralph Vincelli pencils, inks and acrylic; 28.5" x 39.5"
The Jon Berk Collection
Recreation pieces by Golden Age Masters are a very different thing to behold. These legends, by request, would resuscitate long-lost pieces whose originals may have been scrapped, shredded, or tossed out long ago by publishers too paranoid to realize the long-term value of their artistic prizes. In these instances, it's a true treat to see, for example, Murphy Anderson "covering" Lou Fine, or Irwin Hasen bringing the classic cover of Comic Cavalcade #1 back to life. In many instances, these gorgeous pieces, which Jon Berk lovingly commissioned throughout the 1980s and 1990s, may be among the last works of some of comics' finest draftsmen, making them doubly important to thoughtful art historians and collectors alike. With childlike wonder and obvious pride, these legendary giants of pencil and ink spent their twilight years showing off their still-considerable talents in this immortal medium with outsized collectors' pieces such as these, which graced the walls of Jon's personal comicbook museum for many years. Now, they pass on to another generation of comic lovers, who have the privilege of stepping back into the not-too-distant past thanks to these wonderful works. Note, also, the numerous original works heretofore unseen by collectors, which are sure to excite comic art fanatics.

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CGC VF: 8.0
crm/ow pgs; Sl/Mod (A-2) sm amt ct cvr, pcs added cvr, cvr clnd, cvr & cfld reinforced
RARE! 1st Slam Bradley/Spy by Siegel & Shuster
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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.
Very slight restoration includes cleaning and a small amount of color retouching on the cover to make this copy shine. This is the third-highest-graded copy and they are all restored from here on up.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF (8.0) value = $98,000.



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CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs; Sl/Mod(A-2) ct cvr, tr sls cvr, spine splt sld, cvr cleaned, reinf; highest restored copy!
rare in any grade; Shuster art
The Jon Berk Collection
The misty, night-shrouded streets barely contain the gloss of the rain-slicked pavement. The soft hiss of car tires conjoin with the faint, sharp sounds of a struggle in the dark alleys of the city. These are the moods and milieu of the early run of Detective Comics, the darkest and certainly most atmospheric of all Golden Age DC titles and one which excited readers even before the appearance of a certain Dark Knight. The first several years of this compelling comic, starring Bob Kane and Bill Finger's immortal creation, are among the most revered and collectible of all Golden Age comics. The finely-wrought covers by pulp maestros Craig Flessel and Fred Guardineer, along with the dynamic interior art by Joe Shuster and a host of others, mixed well with the riveting stories by dependable yarn-spinners Jerry Siegel and Gardner Fox, to make this title ground zero for the emerging comic medium.
This copy of the second issue is certified at a respectable VF- with some slight restoration; a highly appealing copy. The cover, featuring a great illustration by Creig Flessel, boasts strong, clean whites and bright colors, with nice off-white to white interior pages.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VF- (7.5) value = $30,000.

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CGC FN: 6.0
crm/ow pgs; small amt dried glue on spn; second highest 1 of 1! Windy City copy
Flessel cvr/art; rare in any grade (6/37)
The Jon Berk Collection
For most readers, Detective Comics equals Batman, the character who put the comic in every back pocket. Before the vigilante descended upon an unsuspecting Gotham, Detective Comics served as a home for the pulp-inspired adventures of a handful of private eyes and devious villains.

Comics that pre-date the hero craze are fascinating. The raw power and stark graphic motifs instantly transport the reader into a noirish landscape of shadow and danger. These important issues are a rare glimpse into an industry standing on the precipice of the superhero, and DC (Detective Comics) was the catalyst that sparked the flame. The introduction of Superman and Batman shortly after the publishing of these issues changed the comicbook industry from a small fish to possibly the largest facet of the entertainment world as we know it today. These remarkable and compelling covers, most by the genius Creig Flessel, are a time machine to a pulpier, grittier era, and are beloved of Golden Age comic collectors.


Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $5,550.

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CGC VG: 4.0
off white pgs; Mod/Ext(B-4) ct, pcs added. tr sls, cleaned, reinf
Rare! Flessel cvr/art! 2 stories by Siegel & Shuster (7/37)
The Jon Berk Collection
Published in July of 1937, this issue features the 1st appearance of Larry Steele.

Slam Bradley has been relegated to the stature of a footnote in the history of the comicbook, acting as a bridge between the pulp fascination with the hard-boiled detective and the mythological superheroes just over the horizon when this book was published. Like movies of the day, many of the stories were planned as serials, forcing the buyer to pick up the comic monthly while other stories contained therein were one-and-done. Detective Comics #5 is a book that sits astride two eras. Slam Bradley's co-creators, Siegel and Shuster, would soon give birth to Superman, and leave their tough private eye in the dust, although he occasionally pops up in current comics. This book remains a true classic of an art form on the verge of a great metamorphosis.


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CGC VG/F: 5.0
ow/white pgs; Sl(C-1) ct, trimmed; Church/Mile High copy
Shuster art; Siegel script; Flessel cvr/art
The Jon Berk Collection


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CGC FN+: 6.5
off white pgs; Mod(A-3) ct, pcs added, tr sls, cvr cleaned
RARE; Flessel cvr/art
The Jon Berk Collection
Other than the reglossing, the book is unrestored.


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CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs; Mod/Ext(B-4) ct, pcs added, tr sls, cleaned, reinf, reglossed
classic Flessel Mr. Chang cover
The Jon Berk Collection
Joe Shuster art


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CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs
classic Flessel cover
The Jon Berk Collection


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CGC VG: 4.0
crm/ow pgs; tape on int cvr
Flessel cover
The Jon Berk Collection


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CGC FN: 6.0
crm/ow pgs; Mod(A-3): ct, pcs added, cleaned, reinf
classic Flessel cover
The Jon Berk Collection


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CGC FN+: 6.5
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!
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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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CGC NM/M: 9.8
white pgs; 1984 Oreo Cookies Giveaway
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
The Jon Berk Collection
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.
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs, Mod(B-3) pcs added, cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced
2nd app. of Batman; Kane, Shuster, Guardineer art
The Jon Berk Collection
This might be the most undervalued non-key in the Overstreet Guide. Perhaps the cover led collectors astray, not realizing its importance as the second-ever appearance of the Batman. Within, though, Kane and Finger were doggedly building the noirish mythology of their shadowy new hero, easily outshining the Slam Bradley and Fu Manchu features shoring up the rest of the book. By the time this issue roared off stands and into adolescent back pockets, DC was no longer uncertain about the potential of their new creation.
The potential market for restored books continues to expand as collectors are adding these super-rare Golden Age treasures in to their portfolios. Savvy investors would do well do snatch up any copy that comes to the marketplace.

Overstreet Guide 2016 F/VF (7.0) value = $27,000.

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CGC VG/F: 5.0
white pgs; Sl/Mod(B-2) tr sls, spn splts sld, reinforced, cvr clnd, intr lightened
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
The Jon Berk Collection
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?
This copy boasts nice bright, solid colors.

Overstreet Guide 2016 VG/F (5.0) value = $27,500.

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CGC FN: 6.0
white pgs; Mod(A-3) ct, pc added, tr sl, split sld, clnd, reinforced
Bob Kane classic cvr/art; 1st origin of Batman, gun holster on utility belt
The Jon Berk Collection
Surprisingly, Detective 27 contains no origin for Batman. In Detective Comics 33, the story of how Batman came to be is told for the very first time and includes the murder of his parents. This origin has become part of American culture which was later reprinted in Batman 1. Also of note is the unusual and infamous cover image, in which the Dark Knight is seen armed and dangerous, breaking the code against guns that was to become a cornerstone of the character's makeup over the years. A startling and classic image, from the beloved first year of the hero's adventures, rich with gothic shadows and crude, almost nightmarish graphics.
Moderate restoration gives this copy nice eye appeal and provides availability to more bidders. The colors are strong and bright, and the interior pages are clean and white. Certainly, a book every serious Batman fan must have in their collection!

Overstreet Guide 2016 FN (6.0) value = $27,000.

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NM: 9.4
white pgs
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CGC FN+: 6.5
Census Rank 3rd Highest Graded, Slight Professional Restoration, Off-White pages, small amount of color touch on cover, pieces added to cover, tear seals to cover, cover reinforced
rare in any grade; Shuster art
The misty, night-shrouded streets barely contain the gloss of the rain-slicked pavement. The soft hiss of car tires conjoin with the faint, sharp sounds of a struggle in the dark alleys of the city. These are the moods and milieu of the early run of Detective Comics, the darkest and certainly most atmospheric of all Golden Age DC titles and one which excited readers even before the appearance of a certain Dark Knight. The first several years of this compelling comic, starring Bob Kane and Bill Finger's immortal creation, are among the most revered and collectible of all Golden Age comics. The finely-wrought covers by pulp maestros Craig Flessel and Fred Guardineer, along with the dynamic interior art by Joe Shuster and a host of others, mixed well with the riveting stories by dependable yarn-spinners Jerry Siegel and Gardner Fox, to make this title ground zero for the emerging comic medium.
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CGC VG+: 4.5
crm/ow pgs
Creig Flessel cover/art; rare in any grade (5/37)
On the heels of the popularity of the pulps, crime and drama themed comics were a mainstay of the early market. Before superheroes dominated the four color scene, classic covers such as this prison break exhilarated readers. The first few issues of Detective Comics are difficult to find in any condition.
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CGC G/VG: 3.0
off white pgs
Flessel cvr/art; rare in any grade (6/37)
For most readers, Detective Comics equals Batman, the character who put the comic in every back pocket. Before the vigilante descended upon an unsuspecting Gotham, Detective Comics served as a home for the pulp-inspired adventures of a handful of private eyes and devious villains.

Comics that pre-date the hero craze are fascinating. The raw power and stark graphic motifs instantly transport the reader into a noirish landscape of shadow and danger. These important issues are a rare glimpse into an industry standing on the precipice of the superhero, and DC (Detective Comics) was the catalyst that sparked the flame. The introduction of Superman and Batman shortly after the publishing of these issues changed the comicbook industry from a small fish to possibly the largest facet of the entertainment world as we know it today. These remarkable and compelling covers, most by the genius Creig Flessel, are a time machine to a pulpier, grittier era, and are beloved of Golden Age comic collectors.
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CBCS G/VG: 3.0
Off-White pages
Flessel cvr (2/38)
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CGC FN+: 6.5
Restored Holder, Slight Professional Restoration, Light Tan to Off-White pages, Conserved : cover cleaned, cover reinforced
scarce; 1st mention of Batman
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NM: 9.4
1984 Oreo Cookies giveaway; ow pgs
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
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.
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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, incomplete: 1st page missing, affects story; lot includes replacement page from another copy
2nd app. of Batman; Kane, Shuster, Guardineer art
Bob Kane File
This might be the most undervalued non-key in the Overstreet Guide. Perhaps the cover led collectors astray, not realizing its importance as the second-ever appearance of the Batman. Within, though, Kane and Finger were doggedly building the noirish mythology of their shadowy new hero, easily outshining the Slam Bradley and Fu Manchu features shoring up the rest of the book. By the time this issue roared off stands and into adolescent back pockets, DC was no longer uncertain about the potential of their new creation.
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