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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #3
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Grade: CGC VG+: 4.5
Publisher: DC
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Comments: crm/ow pgs
Creig Flessel cvr/art; rare in any grade (5/37)
DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #3
CGC VG+: 4.5
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 Creig Flessel prison break illustration exhilarated readers of the era. The anthology titles of the early days of comics covered a wide spectrum of genres. Within readers would thrill to action, mystery, crime, espionage, westerns, science fiction, you name it. In this issue alone, stories starring Speed Saunders, Hope Hazard, G-Woman, Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise, Bruce Nelson, Bart Regan, Buck Marshall, and Slam Bradley were pored over, re-read and swapped with friends. Typical of the pre-superhero comic, editors threw in the kitchen sink to try and appeal to the largest audience possible.

Overstreet Guide 2017 VG+ (4.5) value = $8,300.