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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #29
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Grade: CBCS Coverless: 0.1
Publisher: DC
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Comments: off white pgs; cvr, last pg, and large pc of 14th pg missing, affects story, incomplete; cvr is a color copy, 1st pg reattchd to 2nd wrap w/archival tp, mod amt of archival tp on int
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
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DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #29
CBCS Coverless: 0.1
The dark castle, the night gloom, the dark cape, the evil scientist -- the influence of pre-code horror cinema on Bob Kane's nocturnal creation is nowhere more evident than on this classic and painfully rare cover, one of the pre-Robin Detective issues over which Bat-collectors drool. You haven't really experienced the crude power of these early Bat-books until you've seen them in their original pulpy glory, and this second-ever cover appearance by the Batman is still hugely powerful to this day. The story therein pits the Caped Crusader against Dr. Karl Hellfern, aka Doctor Death, who, like all great villains, intends to take over the world, but first, must rid himself of that meddling Batman, which leads to an action-packed tale of mayhem. It's well documented that once Batman received his own title the stories became quite a bit more tame than the ones depicted in early Detective Comics. This issue is no exception as Batman painfully takes a bullet to the shoulder in this tale. How's that for gritty?

Tons of incomplete Golden Age books remain popular in the market for collectors on a budget. Whether you just want a piece of comic book history for yourself or you aspire to assemble an entire book of salvaged parts. One need only 3 pieces to complete this puzzle which still maintains light, mostly intact pages.