DETECTIVE COMICS #33
CGC NM-: 9.2
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.
Rarely are such antiquated books so well-kept. This copy is in remarkable unrestored condition. Coming in at a 9.2, it's exceptionally well-maintained for any comic, let alone for a Golden Age key. The bright saturated colors contrast against the black swooping figure of Batman as he descends onto two terrified gangsters to dispense swift justice. This is an essential piece of comic book history fit for the most illustrious of collections.
From the estate of a private collector.
Overstreet Guide 2017 NM- (9.2) value = $190,000.
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