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CGC G/VG: 3.0
ow/white pgs; lrg tr on 9th pg
classic Flessel Mr. Chang cvr
In an homage to the first issue of Detective Comics, this yellow peril cover expands on the evocative imagery on that famous book. The early, pre-Batman Detective Comics were a powerhouse in the overstuffed world of the crime anthology comic. Introducing some of the more-popular stars of the pre-superhero era: Speed Saunders, Larry Steele, Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise, and Slam Bradley ruled the roost before caped crusaders crashed the party. The Creig Flessel cover design hints at the guilty pleasures contained in this comic, and dares viewers to open the pages and discover just what jewels are contained in this mysterious book.
Early copies of Detective Comics are extremely difficult to come by in any grade, so when a chromatically impressive copy such as this one surfaces, Golden Age collectors take note. True fans of the era really love comics like this one, a simple-yet-forceful cover design and bright colors really draw at the heartstrings of collectors of the classics. Expect some serious competition over this book at auction.
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
off white pgs; Mod(B-3) ct, pcs added, tr sls, clnd, reinf
1st Crimson Avenger! classic O'Mealia cvr! (10/38)
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CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs
2nd app. of Batman; Kane, Shuster, Guardineer art
Billy Wright copy
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 2018 VF+ (8.5) value = $60,900.

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CGC G+: 2.5
crm/ow pgs; Mod/Ext(B-4) ct, pcs added, tr sls, reinf; married bc & cf
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.
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CGC G/VG: 3.0
lt tan/ow pgs; front and back cvr re-attached w/mod amt of tp int
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 including the murder of his parents. The Dark Knight's tragic beginnings have embedded in American culture and become the archetype origin for countless characters that followed (hello Robin). Readers later enjoyed the reprinted story 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.
Such a brilliant cover only accentuates the drama of Batman's earliest tales. The rich colors remain fresh as the day they were printed with all wear relegated to the sides of the cover. Such a beaming book makes for an aesthetically pleasing collector's piece.

Overstreet Guide 2018 G/VG (3.0) value = $19,500.

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CGC VG: 4.0
off white pgs
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
Lost Valley Copy
The book's jarring cover inaugurates a tradition that has remained nearly undisturbed to the modern day, with the Caped Crusader as 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 booming popularity is evident not only in his cover appearance but by the bright-red banner assuring readers he would appear in every issue thereafter.
All the bluster and melodrama of this cover is emphasized by the stunning color quality of this book. This copy presents higher than its grade, and the well-preserved cover maintains its iconic imagery for collectors old and new.

Overstreet Guide 2018 VG (4.0) value = $31,200.

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CGC FA: 1.0
brttl pgs; spn of cvr, 1st & 2nd wrap completely split, dtchd
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. 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.
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CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
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 about 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 our hearts.
This copy of Detective Comics #38 is a real eye pleaser. Mid-grade copies like this take you eighty years back to when these stories were new and Tommy Thorson had his whole life ahead of him. Brilliant greens and yellows on the cover with just a touch of fade to the orange hues make this copy very desirable. This issue is an absolute must-have for Bat-investors.

Overstreet Guide 2018 FN (6.0) value = $32,100.

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DC
PR: 0.5
Batman story only; 6 loose pgs, all trimmed on 3 sides
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
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 about 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 our hearts.
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CGC G/VG: 3.0
ow/white pgs; tp on int cvr & int
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin and 1st app. Clayface; 1st Joker cover!
Yes, that's him. His face may have been colored pink by some unknown and probably harried staff artist, but this is the first cover appearance of the Joker, the most-collected cover character in comics fandom. Couple this with the first-ever appearance of Clayface, one of the Batman's most memorable villains, and this is a perfect Bat-collectible.
Full page ad for Batman #1
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DC
FA/GD: 1.5
stpl added; cvr tpd to int pg; pc out bc; tp at spn
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art (10/40)
Crimson Avenger in new costumer; Ad for 1940 New York World's Fair
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CGC FN: 6.0
crm/ow pgs
1st Joker story in Detective; bondage cover
Ad for 1940 New York World's Fair; Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr
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CGC PR: 0.5
off white pgs; 2 ctr wraps mssng, incomplete
1st Joker story in Detective; bondage cover
Ad for 1940 New York World's Fair; Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr
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CGC FN-: 5.5
crm/ow pgs
1st mention of Batmobile and 1st Gotham City
Ad for All Star Comics #3
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DC
CGC G-: 1.8
crm/ow pgs; 2 pcs missing from pg 23, affects story; cvr dtch, incomplete
Bob/Kane Jerry Robinson cvr/art; Ad for All-Flash comics 1
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CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; (C) cvr reinf
Jerry Robinson cvr/art; Simon & Kirby art;1st Penguin cvr
half page ad for Wonder Woman #1
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
Bob Kane cvr; Simon & Kirby art
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
crm/ow pgs
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr; 1st app. of the Cavalier
Simon & Kirby art
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CGC FN: 6.0
lt tan/ow pgs; (C) cvr clnd; cf dtchd
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr; 1st app. of the Cavalier
Simon & Kirby art
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CGC FN+: 6.5
crm/ow pgs; Sl(C-1) sm amt of ct on cvr, sm amt of glue on spn of cvr
Dick Sprang cvr/art
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CGC VG-: 3.5
white pgs; sm pc of tp on int cvr & cf
Dick Sprang cvr/art
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CGC FN: 6.0
off white pgs
classic Dick Sprang Joker cvr
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CGC VG: 4.0
white pgs
Dick Sprang bondage cvr
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CGC VF: 8.0
ow/white pgs; very minor amt of glue on spine of cvr
Dick Sprang Penguin cvr
Crowley Copy
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CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
Sprang cvr
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