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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #27
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Grade: CGC No Grade: 0.3
Publisher: DC
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Comments: page 3 only; crm/ow pg
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #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.

It's impossible to overstate the importance of Detective Comics #27, its effect on the comic book industry, and the world of pop culture in the general. It's also impossible to overstate the investment potential, demand, and scarcity of this book. Every time we bring a copy of this comic to auction, it commands great attention and generates enormous heat, no matter the grade. This individual third page provides an intriguing opening opportunity for collectors who simply must possess this book and may not be able to pick up a complete copy as prices skyrocket across the board

Overstreet Guide 2018 GD (2.0) value = $170,000.