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CGC PR: 0.5
crm/ow pgs, cf missing affects story, incomplete, cvr dtchd
rare in any grade; Shuster art
The misty, night-shrouded streets barely contain the gloss of the rain-slicked pavement. The soft hiss of car tires conjoin with the faint, sharp sounds of a struggle in the dark alleys of the city. These are the moods and milieu of the early run of Detective Comics, the darkest and certainly most atmospheric of all Golden Age DC titles and one which excited readers even before the appearance of a certain Dark Knight. The first several years of this compelling comic, starring Bob Kane and Bill Finger's immortal creation, are among the most revered and collectible of all Golden Age comics. The finely-wrought covers by pulp maestros Craig Flessel and Fred Guardineer, along with the dynamic interior art by Joe Shuster and a host of others, mixed well with the riveting stories by dependable yarn-spinners Jerry Siegel and Gardner Fox, to make this title ground zero for the emerging comic medium.
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CGC FN+: 6.5
ow/white pgs; Ext(A-5) ct, pcs added, tr sls, clnd, int lightnd, reinf
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.
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CGC VG: 4.0
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classic Flessel cover (11/37)
Overstreet Guide 2018 VG (4.0) value = $2,800.
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CGC F/VF: 7.0
crm/ow pgs; tied for second highest 1 of 2!
Creig Flessel cvr/art (1/38)
Overstreet Guide 2018 F/VF (7.0) value = $5,100.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
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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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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.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
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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.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
page 30 only; crm/ow pg
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.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
page 31 only; crm/ow pg
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.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
page 32 only; crm/ow pg
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.
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DC
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?
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No Grade: 0.3
1st pg only; holes punched in pg
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 FA/GD: 1.5
crm/ow 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 2018 GD (2.0) value = $27,500.

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CGC G: 2.0
ow/white pgs; vry sml amt ct cvr, dried glue spn cvr, cvr dtchd, pc re-attached to cvr w/tp
classic hypodermic needle/bondage cover
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.


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CBCS FN+: 6.5
off white pgs; A(C) cvr reattchd w/glue, spn splts sld w/glue
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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CBCS G/VG: 3.0
off 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.


Overstreet Guide 2018 G/VG (3.0) value = $16,050

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CGC G-: 1.8
ow/white pgs; cvr re-attchd w/tp; tp on cvr, int cvr, & int
Bob Kane cvr/art; 1st solo Robin story (7/40)
Half page ad for Batman #1
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CGC FN+: 6.5
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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 VG-: 3.5
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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 VG: 4.0
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classic Bob Kane Yellow Peril cvr/art
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PR: 0.5
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1st app. Penguin!
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CGC VG: 4.0
crm/ow pgs; Sl(C-1) sml amt of ct on cvr, sm amt of glue on cvr
2nd app. Penguin
Wing becomes Crimson Avenger's aide, last app. of Steve Malone
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CGC G: 2.0
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classic Joker cover
The face of the Joker has become one of the best-known images of the 20th Century, burned into the brains of comics fans and non-readers alike. Jerry Robinson's greatest contribution to pop culture, a macabre hybrid of The Man Who Laughed, villainous clown, and pulp baddie, arguably as popular as the Batman himself, is the single-most-requested cover rogue in comics collecting. His classic Golden Age appearances invariably command top prices in any condition, as rabid Clown Prince of Crime collectors vie over copies, rarely, if ever, putting their treasures back on the market, making them even more valuable and sought-after. This issue, boasting the classic image of multiple Joker visages across a barrage of balloons, is among the toughest to track down in acceptable condition, and is probably one of Robinson's best Joker frontispieces. While early Batman issues could look crude and blocky as Bob Kane's army of staff artists labored to approximate his boxy style, Robinson's Joker was in a class by itself, always complex and startling, and leap years ahead of any other renditions through to the Bronze Age.
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CGC FN+: 6.5
white pgs
origin & 1st app. Boy Commandos by Simon & Kirby; Joker story
Jerry Robinson cvr, Joker story
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CGC VF+: 8.5
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Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Jerry Robinson cvr/art; 1st Boy Commandos cvr (2nd app.)
Twilight Copy
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