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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #38
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Grade: CGC G/VG: 3.0
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For
$31,001 

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End Time: 9:43 PM EDT
Tuesday 9/10/2019
Comments: crm/ow pgs; 3 extra staples added, not manufacturing
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 G/VG: 3.0
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.

This unrestored copy has a lot of stand-out qualities. The light pages, the clean cover, and overall pleasant appearance craft a bona fide object of great historical import. This is an essential DC Golden Age key issue that is truly in admirable condition. Such a piece would certainly be a point of pride in any collection.

Overstreet Guide 2019 G/VG (3.0) value = $16,875.

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