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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #38
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Grade: CGC VG: 4.0
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For
$35,500 

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End Time: 9:46 PM EST
Wednesday 12/12/2018
Comments: off white pgs; tp on int cvr
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
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DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #38
Publisher:
DC
Grade:
CGC VG: 4.0
One of the most important issues of the Golden Age, Detective Comics #38 marks the promising debut of the best-known sidekick in the history of comics: Robin, the Boy Wonder! Dick Grayson, ward of millionaire Bruce Wayne, lends a hand to the Dark Knight when just one hero won't do. Created in 1940 by the team of Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson, Dick Grayson's tragic backstory concerning his similarly slain parents made him the perfect companion for the ominously orphaned Bruce Wayne. Robin attracted younger readers and doubled the sales of Bat-comics thereby solidifying the Batman mythos that would continue to grow in popularity through today. There have been many different iterations of the teenagers to don Robin's trademark yellow cape, red suit, green boots and gloves but there will only ever be one original Boy Wonder. Bob Kane's signature style depicts an exuberant Grayson bursting onto the cover and into legend.

The inks are as bright as ever and Robin's bold colors pop of the unique peach backdrop. The spine shows some wear with tape on the interior cover, but the other edges and corners are relatively unmarred, giving this comic a striking appeal beyond its grade.

Overstreet Guide 2018 VG (4.0) value = $21,400.

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