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CGC VF+: 8.5
off white pgs; Mod(P) ct, pcs added, tr sls, clnd, reinf
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
Second City Collection
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.
As one of the two pillars with which comic book collecting was built, any iteration of an original copy is a sound investment and will fetch a high price at auction. This 8.5 restored copy is breathtaking, with moderate restoration, and bright colors which accentuate the dynamism of the iconic Bob Kane art.

From the estate of a private collector.

Overstreet Guide 2017 VF+ (8.5) value = $1,300,000.

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$138,222
 

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DC
CGC NM-: 9.2
Atlantic City copy; ow/white pgs; 1 of 1!
Bob Kane classic cvr/art; 1st origin of Batman, gun holster on utility belt (11/39)
Second City Collection
Highest Graded
Surprisingly, Detective 27 contains no origin for Batman. In Detective Comics 33, the story of how Batman came to be is told for the very first time and includes the murder of his parents. This origin has become part of American culture which was later reprinted in Batman 1. Also of note is the unusual and infamous cover image, in which the Dark Knight is seen armed and dangerous, breaking the code against guns that was to become a cornerstone of the character's makeup over the years. A startling and classic image, from the beloved first year of the hero's adventures, rich with gothic shadows and crude, almost nightmarish graphics.
Rarely are such antiquated books so well-kept. This copy is in remarkable unrestored condition. Coming in at a 9.2, it's exceptionally well-maintained for any comic, let alone for a Golden Age key. The bright saturated colors contrast against the black swooping figure of Batman as he descends onto two terrified gangsters to dispense swift justice. This is an essential piece of comic book history fit for the most illustrious of collections.

From the estate of a private collector.

Overstreet Guide 2017 NM- (9.2) value = $190,000.

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$286,111
 

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DC
CGC NM+: 9.6
ow/white pgs
Neal Adams cvr; Robin backup story
Second City Collection


From the estate of a private collector.

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