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VF: 8.0
Pg. 4; Bob Kane pencils, Charles Paris inks; image size 12.75" x 18"
"The Black Cat Crimes!" Much like Batman had his Batmobile, Catwoman had her Kitty Car, and this page, drawn by Batman co-creator Bob Kane, puts that supercool vehicle on full display. Leading the Dynamic Duo on a chase from an airport through Gotham, these bulky beautiful 1940's speedsters dominate the action on this page, and from what I understand, the engine on the Kitty Car, well, it just purrs.
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CGC FN-: 5.5
off white pgs; Highest graded 1 of 1!
Creig Flessel cvr/art; rare in any grade (5/37)
Lost Valley Copy
Highest Graded
On the heels of the popularity of the pulps, crime and drama themed comics were a mainstay of the early market. Before superheroes dominated the four color scene, classic covers such as this prison break exhilarated readers. The first few issues of Detective Comics are difficult to find in any condition.


Overstreet Guide 2018 FN- (5.5) value = $10,100.

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CGC No Grade: 0.3
crm/ow pgs; Cvr, 1st, 2nd, 3rd wraps & cf are color copies, tp int, incomplete
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.


Overstreet Guide 2018 GD (2.0) value = $170,000.

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CGC VG-: 3.5
ow/white pgs, mod amt of tp on pg 3
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 2018 VG- (3.5) value = $31,500.

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CGC FA: 1.0
off white pgs; cvr dtchd
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 2018 GD (2.0) value = $27,500.

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CGC FA/GD: 1.5
sl brttl pgs; spn completely split/cvr dtchd
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 2018 GD (2.0) value = $13,000.

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CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white 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 2018 VG+ (4.5) value = $35,100.

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CGC 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 2018 G+ (2.5) value = $19,500.

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CGC FA/GD: 1.5
crm/ow pgs; sm amt dried glue spine cvr, spn of cvr completely split/cvr detached
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.


Overstreet Guide 2018 GD (2.0) value = $6,200.

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CBCS PR: 0.5
off white pgs; cf missing, affects story, incomplete, cvr completely split & re-attchd with 5 pcs tp
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 2018 GD (2.0) value = $4,600.
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CGC VG: 4.0
off white pgs; tp on int cvr
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
One of the most important issues of the Golden Age, Detective #38 premieres the best known sidekick in the history of comics: Robin, the Boy Wonder! Dick Grayson, ward of millionaire Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, lends a hand to the Dark Knight when just one hero won't due. Created in 1940 by the team of Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, Robin attracted younger readers and doubled the sales of Batman related comics.


Overstreet Guide 2018 VG (4.0) value = $21,400.

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CGC NM/M: 9.8
Reprint 1997 for Toys R Us; white pgs
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson)
Highest Graded
One of the most important issues of the Golden Age, Detective #38 premieres the best known sidekick in the history of comics: Robin, the Boy Wonder! Dick Grayson, ward of millionaire Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, lends a hand to the Dark Knight when just one hero won't due. Created in 1940 by the team of Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson, Robin attracted younger readers and doubled the sales of Batman related comics.
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
sl brttl pgs; Sl(C-1) sm amt glue spn of cvr, sm pc re-attchd to cvr w/tp
Clayface app. in one panel; 2nd app. of Robin; drug story
full page Batman #1 ad
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CGC VG: 4.0
ow/white pgs; Sl(C-1) sm amt of ct on cvr, m cf; tp int cvr
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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CBCS PR: 0.5
crm/ow pgs; cf missing, affects story, incomplete
Bob Kane cvr/art; 1st solo Robin story (7/40)
Half page ad for Batman #1
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CGC VG/F: 5.0
crm/ow pgs
Bob Kane cvr/art; Jerry Robinson art
Half page ad fo Star Spangled Comics #1
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CBCS F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs
2nd app. Penguin
Wing becomes Crimson Avenger's aide, last app. of Steve Malone
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CGC VG+: 4.5
ow/white pgs
2nd app. Penguin
Wing becomes Crimson Avenger's aide, last app. of Steve Malone
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CGC VF: 8.0
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr; classic 1st Batplane cvr
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CBCS F/VF: 7.0
off white pgs; COA included
Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Jerry Robinson cvr/art; 1st Boy Commandos cvr (2nd app.)
Southern Belle Collection
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CGC FN-: 5.5
white pgs
Jerry Robinson Joker cvr; Bob Kane, Jack Kirby art
Joker covers are universally adored and Batman collectors are investing multiples of guide to win them at auction. This classic issue from 1943, beautifully illustrated by the Joker's co-creator, the one and only Jerry Robinson, has the Clown Prince promising "A Crime a Day"! This issue of Detective #71 also contains a Boy Commandos Christmas story by Simon and Kirby, and an ad for Boy Commandos #1.


Overstreet Guide 2018 FN- (5.5) value = $2,475.

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CGC FN+: 6.5
crm/ow pgs
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; 1st (and only) GA Scarecrow cvr


Overstreet Guide 2018 FN+ (6.5) value = $3,525.

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CGC G+: 2.5
ow/white pgs; vry sm amt dried glue spn of cvr, cvr dtchd, tp cvr
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; 1st (and only) GA Scarecrow cvr
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CGC VF: 8.0
white pgs; mis-cut cvr
Dick Sprang cvr/art
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CGC FN+: 6.5
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Dick Sprang cvr/art
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