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CBCS Coverless: 0.1
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
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.
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Coverless: 0.1
ow/white pgs, tape; plus photocopy cvr; incomplete - missing last 6 pages (Slam Bradley story); sl. tape int. pages
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 G/VG: 3.0
crm/ow pgs; 3 extra staples added, not manufacturing
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 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.
This unrestored copy has a lot of stand-out qualities. The light pages, the clean cover, and overall pleasant appearance craft a bona fide object of great historical import. This is an essential DC Golden Age key issue that is truly in admirable condition. Such a piece would certainly be a point of pride in any collection.

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

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CGC G/VG: 3.0
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)
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.

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CGC VG-: 3.5
crm/ow pgs
Clayface app. in one panel; 2nd app. of Robin; drug story
full page Batman #1 ad
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CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
death of Hugo Strange
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G/VG: 3.0
ow/white pgs, cover detached, pencil back cover
2nd app. Penguin
Wing becomes Crimson Avenger's aide, last app. of Steve Malone
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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 NM/M: 9.8
ow/white pgs; 1 of 1 at the top!
Bob Kane bondage cvr
Highest Graded
Issue #117 of Detective Comics features the cover story "Steeplejack's Showdown", and for those who don't know what a steeplejack is, it is a person who climbs up tall structures to repair things, as is so perfectly presented by Ray Burnley's angular artwork on this arresting illustration. Robin races to Batman's aid as an overall-clad, gun-toting madman threatens to drop the Caped Crusader to certain doom. A thrilling and eye catching cover to be sure.


This comic is in stunning condition, remaining newsstand fresh after seventy-three years is no small feat, in an auction packed with high-grade books, this issue certainly stands out from the pack due to its mind-boggling preservation.

Overstreet Guide 2019 NM- (9.2) value = $1,650.

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CGC FN: 6.0
ow/white pgs
classic Joker cover
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CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs
Frankenstein battle cover; Curt Swan art
time travel story
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
off white pgs
Dick Sprang cvr/art; Carmine Infantino art; 1st app. of Tiger Shark
Bat-Submarine app.
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CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
Win Mortimer cvr; Sprang art
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs; tied for second highest 1 of 2!
Win Mortimer cvr; scarce issue; 1st app of the Firefly
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CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs
Batman in London
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CGC FN-: 5.5
crm/ow pgs
robot story
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
ow/white pgs
Moldoff cvr/art; origin & 1st app of Batwoman (Kathy Kane)
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CGC FN-: 5.5
ow/white pgs
sci-fi cover
Phantom Lady Collection
WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO FUNKYTOWN WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO FUNKYTOWN
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CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs
1st app. Dr. X & Dr. Double X
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs; QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area + Deep Color Strike( Yellow & Green & Blue)
Secret of the Fantastic Weapons (1/59)
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC VF: 8.0
ow/white pgs; QES Certified - Criteria met: Preferred staple placement + Flawless staple area + Deep Color Strike( Pink & Yellow & Green)
origin retold and revised
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC VF+: 8.5
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Batmobile cover
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC VF-: 7.5
ow/white pgs
bondage cover
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC FN+: 6.5
white pgs
Batman robot cover
Phantom Lady Collection
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CGC FN+: 6.5
off white pgs
1st app. Cat-Man; scarce; giant robot cat cover (1/63)
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