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Event AuctionDETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #38
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Grade: CGC G/VG: 3.0
Publisher: DC
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$14,500 

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Tuesday 9/10/2019
Comments: sl brttl pgs; Sl(C-1) sm amt of glue cvr; tp on cvr, int cvr & int
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.

Light restoration has preserved this comic quite nicely. The curb appeal of the book is undeniable and the sensational introduction of Robin is on full display for the viewer. This cornerstone of collecting is a must-have for serious DC fans.

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