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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #38
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Grade: CGC FN: 6.0
Publisher: DC
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$64,000 

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End Time: 7:15 PM EDT
Wednesday 3/13/2019
Comments: ow/white pgs
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 FN: 6.0
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 about 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 our hearts.

This copy of Detective Comics #38 is a real eye pleaser. Mid-grade copies like this take you eighty years back to when these stories were new and Tommy Thorson had his whole life ahead of him. Brilliant greens and yellows on the cover with just a touch of fade to the orange hues make this copy very desirable. This issue is an absolute must-have for Bat-investors.

Overstreet Guide 2018 FN (6.0) value = $32,100.

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