DETECTIVE COMICS #27
CGC No Grade: 0.3
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.
This unique comic originally belonged to Batman artist Jerry Robinson. Note, the Batman story is complete. With less than 40 unrestored copies on the census, this example is a wonderful opportunity to pick up one of the only affordable Detective Comics 27 on the market.
Recent sales history: a heavily trimmed copy with brittle pages and missing the centerfold sold in November 2017 for $41K and a coverless copy missing the centerfold and all the Batman story sold for $22K in September 2017.
Again, all of the Batman story is intact including the beautiful introductory first page.
Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $150,000.
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