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CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs
classic Flessel Mr. Chang cvr (10/37)
Joe Shuster art
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CGC VF: 8.0
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Classic Fu-Manchu cover by Flessel (8/38)


Overstreet Guide 2017 VF (8.0) value = $9,900.

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CGC G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs; minor amt of glue on spn of cvr, tp on cvr
1st Crimson Avenger cvr by Chambers (12/38)
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CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
Rockford Copy
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.
Here, Batman swings into action for the first time, and as a result, we have one of the most desirable and valuable comic books to own and, historically, one of the most-important comics ever printed. An enduring part of American entertainment history, Batman has a darker, more hard-boiled personality than Superman, adding mystique to the superhero concept that has been widely imitated ever since, but never replicated. After Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics, the series shifted focus from its erstwhile adventure anthology format to feature the brooding vigilante.

Overstreet Guide 2017 FN (6.0) value = $450,000.

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CGC No Grade: 0.3
brttl pgs; coverless, cf & 13th pg mssng, affects story, 1st 3 wraps completely split & dtchd, incomplete, "Jerry Robinson" written on 1st pg in pen; from the collection of Jerry Robinson
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
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.


This unique comic originally belonged to Batman artist Jerry Robinson. Note, the Batman story is complete. With less than 40 unrestored copies on the census, this example is a wonderful opportunity to pick up one of the only affordable Detective Comics 27 on the market.

Recent sales history: a heavily trimmed copy with brittle pages and missing the centerfold sold in November 2017 for $41K and a coverless copy missing the centerfold and all the Batman story sold for $22K in September 2017.

Again, all of the Batman story is intact including the beautiful introductory first page.

Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $150,000.

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DC
CGC VG/F: 5.0
ow/white pgs; 2 pcs of tp int cvr; cf dtchd
2nd app. of Batman; Kane, Shuster, Guardineer art
This might be the most undervalued non-key in the Overstreet Guide. Perhaps the cover led collectors astray, not realizing its importance as the second-ever appearance of the Batman. Within, though, Kane and Finger were doggedly building the noirish mythology of their shadowy new hero, easily outshining the Slam Bradley and Fu Manchu features shoring up the rest of the book. By the time this issue roared off stands and into adolescent back pockets, DC was no longer uncertain about the potential of their new creation.


Overstreet Guide 2017 VG/F (5.0) value = $20,000.

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CGC VG-: 3.5
off white pgs; sm pc tp int cvr & cf
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
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?


Overstreet Guide 2017 VG- (3.5) value = $24,000.

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DC
CGC FA/GD: 1.5
ow/white pgs; cvr re-attchd w/tp, mod tp cvr & int cvr
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
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?


Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $16,000.

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DC
CGC No Grade: 0.3
sl brttl pgs; fc color copy, 1st 4 wraps & cf mssng, affects story; bc dtchd, tp on cvr, incomplete
1st app. Dr. Death; 2nd Batman cover
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?
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CGC G+: 2.5
off white pgs
Guardineer cvr; 2nd Doctor Death
Detective Comics 30 contains one of the earliest appearances of the Caped Crusader, in a tale which finds him battling the fiendish Doctor Death whom he first encountered in the previous issue and had assumed was dead. The disturbing, violent, pre-code cover is a genuinely striking piece of Golden Age art, and one which we appreciatively get to admire daily on our gallery wall here in our New York City offices. As far as early Bat-books go, this one has a great story, a memorable cover from the days before Batman would become the sole focus of the book.
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CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
classic Batman over castle cover by Bob Kane! 1st Batplane! (9/39)
Detective issues 27 and 38 may get all the attention, but true Bat-fanatics and Golden Age aficionados know that pre-Robin issues 28 through 37 contain some of the most moody and compelling Batman stories ever published, and some of the most dynamic covers of the pre-war era. This issue is probably the most famous and most difficult to obtain, and became the iconic image of the caped crusader for the Golden Age. Dark, brooding, and classic, this cinematic image more than any other captures the drama and crude power of early Batman, and easily demonstrates why so many Bat-collectors are nearly fetishistic about this brief but fertile period in the character's history. No serious DC Golden Age collection is complete without this masterpiece, which explains the feeding frenzy that ensues on the rare instances that copies make it to market. The Batman tale contained within this book's pages bears the distinction of introducing not only the Batgyro, precursor to the Batplane, but also the famous Batarang, a useful tool still brandished by the Caped Crusader to great effect in the modern day. Batman uses these gadgets in an attempt to rescue his fiancee, Julie Madison, from the Monk, a hooded and robed baddie, who employs hypnosis and gorillas in his nefarious plans!
The colors are quite strong and vibrant on this copy with all defects astray from the central image, making this example highly collectible. With few Universal copies certified on the CGC census and thousands of collectors nutty for Batman, any Detective #31 that reaches the marketplace is a bonafide winner. The bright yellows and reds read well against the dark, gloomy brown and gray imagery that hangs above the gothic setting. All early Detective Comics are highly sought-after, valuable, and important pieces of comic-book lore, but this blue-label copy is sure to turn a few heads, and will keep bidders glued to their screens no matter their skin in the game.

Overstreet Guide 2017 VG+ (4.5) value = $56,250.

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DC
CGC FA: 1.0
off white pgs; spn of cvr completely splt & re-attchd w/tp; cvr dtchd; tp int cvr
classic Batman over castle cover by Bob Kane! 1st Batplane! (9/39)
Detective issues 27 and 38 may get all the attention, but true Bat-fanatics and Golden Age aficionados know that pre-Robin issues 28 through 37 contain some of the most moody and compelling Batman stories ever published, and some of the most dynamic covers of the pre-war era. This issue is probably the most famous and most difficult to obtain, and became the iconic image of the caped crusader for the Golden Age. Dark, brooding, and classic, this cinematic image more than any other captures the drama and crude power of early Batman, and easily demonstrates why so many Bat-collectors are nearly fetishistic about this brief but fertile period in the character's history. No serious DC Golden Age collection is complete without this masterpiece, which explains the feeding frenzy that ensues on the rare instances that copies make it to market. The Batman tale contained within this book's pages bears the distinction of introducing not only the Batgyro, precursor to the Batplane, but also the famous Batarang, a useful tool still brandished by the Caped Crusader to great effect in the modern day. Batman uses these gadgets in an attempt to rescue his fiancee, Julie Madison, from the Monk, a hooded and robed baddie, who employs hypnosis and gorillas in his nefarious plans!


Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $25,000.

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CGC G: 2.0
brttl pgs
classic Batman over castle cover by Bob Kane! 1st Batplane! (9/39)
Detective issues 27 and 38 may get all the attention, but true Bat-fanatics and Golden Age aficionados know that pre-Robin issues 28 through 37 contain some of the most moody and compelling Batman stories ever published, and some of the most dynamic covers of the pre-war era. This issue is probably the most famous and most difficult to obtain, and became the iconic image of the caped crusader for the Golden Age. Dark, brooding, and classic, this cinematic image more than any other captures the drama and crude power of early Batman, and easily demonstrates why so many Bat-collectors are nearly fetishistic about this brief but fertile period in the character's history. No serious DC Golden Age collection is complete without this masterpiece, which explains the feeding frenzy that ensues on the rare instances that copies make it to market. The Batman tale contained within this book's pages bears the distinction of introducing not only the Batgyro, precursor to the Batplane, but also the famous Batarang, a useful tool still brandished by the Caped Crusader to great effect in the modern day. Batman uses these gadgets in an attempt to rescue his fiancee, Julie Madison, from the Monk, a hooded and robed baddie, who employs hypnosis and gorillas in his nefarious plans!


Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $25,000.

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CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; sm pc of tp int cvr
Bob Kane classic cvr/art; 1st origin of Batman, gun holster on utility belt (11/39)
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.


Overstreet Guide 2017 FN+ (6.5) value = $45,750.

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CGC NM-: 9.2
crm/ow pgs; Mod(P) ct, pcs added, reinf, clnd
Bob Kane classic cvr/art; 1st origin of Batman, gun holster on utility belt (11/39)
Second City Collection
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.
This is the second-highest restored copy on the CGC census, and it's important to note that the resto on the 9.4 is extensive. This copy, moderately and tastefully restored, has tremendous eye appeal and fairly sparkles, even in its holder. One of the best-known of Golden Age Batman covers is thus available in stunning condition, providing a high-grade copy for collectors hesitant to pay cloud-nine prices.

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

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CGC VF: 8.0
ow/white pgs; Ext(P) ct, pcs added, tr sls, cvr clnd, int lightened, reinf, re-glossed
Bob Kane classic cvr/art; 1st origin of Batman, gun holster on utility belt (11/39)
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.
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CGC FN-: 5.5
crm/ow pgs; tp on int cvr & cf
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
This book's jarring cover inaugurates a tradition that has remained nearly undisturbed to the modern day, with the Caped Crusader being the featured star of this venerable title. This classic image captures all the gruesome drama and atmosphere beloved of year-one Batman, and shows why the character quickly vaulted to the top of the collective consciousness of Golden Age comic readers. The horrific mood and tone of the inaugural Bat-tales give them a feel unlike anything that came after, directly inspiring the early-70s Adams revamp and the look of the blockbuster 1989 movie. The hero's popularity is evident not only in his cover appearance, but by the bright-red banner assuring readers he would appear in every issue thereafter.


Overstreet Guide 2017 FN- (5.5) value = $38,500.

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CBCS G+: 2.5
crm/ow pgs
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
This book's jarring cover inaugurates a tradition that has remained nearly undisturbed to the modern day, with the Caped Crusader being the featured star of this venerable title. This classic image captures all the gruesome drama and atmosphere beloved of year-one Batman, and shows why the character quickly vaulted to the top of the collective consciousness of Golden Age comic readers. The horrific mood and tone of the inaugural Bat-tales give them a feel unlike anything that came after, directly inspiring the early-70s Adams revamp and the look of the blockbuster 1989 movie. The hero's popularity is evident not only in his cover appearance, but by the bright-red banner assuring readers he would appear in every issue thereafter.


Overstreet Guide 2017 G+ (2.5) value = $17,500.

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CGC G-: 1.8
white pgs; (Q) m cvr, spn of cvr splt & re-atttchd w/tp, tp on int
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
This book's jarring cover inaugurates a tradition that has remained nearly undisturbed to the modern day, with the Caped Crusader being the featured star of this venerable title. This classic image captures all the gruesome drama and atmosphere beloved of year-one Batman, and shows why the character quickly vaulted to the top of the collective consciousness of Golden Age comic readers. The horrific mood and tone of the inaugural Bat-tales give them a feel unlike anything that came after, directly inspiring the early-70s Adams revamp and the look of the blockbuster 1989 movie. The hero's popularity is evident not only in his cover appearance, but by the bright-red banner assuring readers he would appear in every issue thereafter.


Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $14,000.

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CGC PR: 0.5
brttle pgs; pcs added to cvr w/tp, tp on cvr, int cvr & int
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
This book's jarring cover inaugurates a tradition that has remained nearly undisturbed to the modern day, with the Caped Crusader being the featured star of this venerable title. This classic image captures all the gruesome drama and atmosphere beloved of year-one Batman, and shows why the character quickly vaulted to the top of the collective consciousness of Golden Age comic readers. The horrific mood and tone of the inaugural Bat-tales give them a feel unlike anything that came after, directly inspiring the early-70s Adams revamp and the look of the blockbuster 1989 movie. The hero's popularity is evident not only in his cover appearance, but by the bright-red banner assuring readers he would appear in every issue thereafter.


Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $14,000.

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CGC VF: 8.0
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classic Batman cover; 1st app. Hugo Strange
Detective Comics #36 marks the first appearance of Hugo Strange -- Batman's first arch-enemy, and modern collectors will know him as the primary antagonist of the critically acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham City. Rarely are copies of this pre-Robin Detective issue made available for sale, and the fact that there are only thirty blue-label copies in existence doesn't make matters any easier. The instantly recognizable cover of this issue is one of the more memorable of the Golden Age Detectives, and the action within the book is equally enthralling, centering around Strange's use of a fog machine to cover up his underlings' crimes, Batman eventually thwarts the ne'er-do-well and locks him up, but Strange vows to reap his revenge.


Overstreet Guide 2017 VF (8.0) value = $40,000.

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CGC G: 2.0
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classic Batman cover; 1st app. Hugo Strange
Detective Comics #36 marks the first appearance of Hugo Strange -- Batman's first arch-enemy, and modern collectors will know him as the primary antagonist of the critically acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham City. Rarely are copies of this pre-Robin Detective issue made available for sale, and the fact that there are only thirty blue-label copies in existence doesn't make matters any easier. The instantly recognizable cover of this issue is one of the more memorable of the Golden Age Detectives, and the action within the book is equally enthralling, centering around Strange's use of a fog machine to cover up his underlings' crimes, Batman eventually thwarts the ne'er-do-well and locks him up, but Strange vows to reap his revenge.


Overstreet Guide 2017 GD (2.0) value = $5,500.

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CGC VF: 8.0
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Bob Kane cvr/art; Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer art, last Batman solo issue
This comic would be the last time the Batman would fight crime as a solo act in Detective Comics as he was to be accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Robin, in an effort to appeal to readers of a younger demographic. While this is not the last pulpy, moody, dark Detective cover, it represents a shift in the tone and demeanor of the early, dangerous, lone-wolf vigilante, which is only one reason Batmaniacs should be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this copy.


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CGC VG-: 3.5
crm/ow pgs; mod amt of tp on int cvr
Bob Kane cvr/art; Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer art, last Batman solo issue
This comic would be the last time the Batman would fight crime as a solo act in Detective Comics as he was to be accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Robin, in an effort to appeal to readers of a younger demographic. While this is not the last pulpy, moody, dark Detective cover, it represents a shift in the tone and demeanor of the early, dangerous, lone-wolf vigilante, which is only one reason Batmaniacs should be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this copy.


Overstreet Guide 2017 VG- (3.5) value = $7,350.

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CGC Coverless: 0.1
brttl pgs
Bob Kane cvr/art; Joe Shuster, Fred Guardineer art, last Batman solo issue
This comic would be the last time the Batman would fight crime as a solo act in Detective Comics as he was to be accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Robin, in an effort to appeal to readers of a younger demographic. While this is not the last pulpy, moody, dark Detective cover, it represents a shift in the tone and demeanor of the early, dangerous, lone-wolf vigilante, which is only one reason Batmaniacs should be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this copy.
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