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Event AuctionDETECTIVE PICTURE STORIES (1936-37) #1
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Grade: CGC VG/F: 5.0
Publisher: Centaur
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Wednesday 3/13/2019
Comments: ow/white pgs; very sm amt of ct on spine of cvr
pre-dates Detective Comics #1, first comic based on a single theme
CGC VG/F: 5.0
Detective Picture Stories, the first-ever "themed" comic anthology title, is essentially pulp magazine style and storytelling converted into comic book form. There is something endearing and charming about these books, with their occasionally crude or clumsy artwork. You cannot deny the primal, gut-level that these strips operate on. Though the title only existed for five issues, during that time Will Eisner and Bob Kane both got early breaks that allowed them to eventually make their mark on the young industry. These are special pieces of historic Americana and pop literature and a startling memory of a time before men could defy gravity and see through walls.

This comic is in VG/FN condition, with the majority of the wear focused around the edges of the cover. The grim, determined law officer at center remains untouched by the passage of time, sporting a deep-blue suit and rich flesh tones. The importance of this comic and the role it played in the history of the industry cannot be underestimated, savvy collectors will be on the lookout for this book once the auction gets underway.