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CGC VF-: 7.5
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Dick Sprang cvr/art
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CGC VF-: 7.5
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Dick Sprang Joker cvr; 1st app. of Percy Clearwater (Boy Commando fill-in)
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CGC VF: 8.0
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Joker cvr/story
Overstreet Guide 2018 VF (8.0) value = $1,318.
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CGC G+: 2.5
off white pgs; cvr re-attchd w/tp
Lew Schwartz cvr/art; classic cvr, origin of the Joker
The Joker has become nearly as ingrained in the modern pop vernacular as Batman. Through dozens of iterations of the character, from comic to tragic, psychotic to absurd, his origin was not revealed until over a decade after his debut. This historic issue, among the rarest of Batman keys, is a perennial favorite with legions of Joker collectors. The comic accomplishes the difficult task of making the devilish killer clown somehow more mysterious and haunting than before. he origin story presented within these pages is typical of the convoluted plot-lines of the Golden Age, but the harrowing undercurrent of the acid bath that created the Joker's terrifying rictus set a legend in motion, eventually leading to the modern version of the Harlequin of Hate, and, in doing so, making this book, retroactively, into so much more than was intended at the time of its creation.


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CGC VG+: 4.5
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origin and 1st app. of Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
From humble beginnings featured as a backup story in this issue, the Martian Manhunter, would later become the lynchpin of the DC Universe, acting as the central figure in nearly every incarnation of the Justice League, and becoming the symbol of the Silver, Bronze, and Copper Ages. Told with economy, style, and surprising emotion, this historic issue tells the unexpectedly tragic origin of this most dark and compelling of galactic heroes, created by unsung draftsman Joe Certa and freelance sci-fi writer Joseph Samachson. In many ways, the DC Silver Age begins here.
Overstreet Guide 2018 VG+ (4.5) value = $2,700.
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CGC G: 2.0
off white pgs; Sl(C-1) ct cvr; tp int cvr, pc re-attchd to bc w/tp
origin and 1st app. of Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
From humble beginnings featured as a backup story in this issue, the Martian Manhunter, would later become the lynchpin of the DC Universe, acting as the central figure in nearly every incarnation of the Justice League, and becoming the symbol of the Silver, Bronze, and Copper Ages. Told with economy, style, and surprising emotion, this historic issue tells the unexpectedly tragic origin of this most dark and compelling of galactic heroes, created by unsung draftsman Joe Certa and freelance sci-fi writer Joseph Samachson. In many ways, the DC Silver Age begins here.
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CGC VG+: 4.5
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origin & 1st app. Silver Age Batgirl
Inspired by the Silver Age Bat-Girl, who was devised as a sidekick for Bat-Woman during the family-friendly days of the 1950s, the producers of the 1960s Batman TV series tasked DC editor Julius Schwartz with the creation of a new character to boost the show's sagging ratings with female audiences. Schwartz, in collaboration with Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, responded with a new, improved Batgirl, this time tying her in more closely with Batman by casting her as Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara. While the TV show didn't last much longer, the comic character was an instant success with readers, becoming a vital and integral part of the DC Universe over the next half-century.
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CGC VF/NM: 9.0
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Adams bondage cover; 1st app. Talia al Ghul
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CGC VG+: 4.5
off white pgs
1st Slam Bradley/Spy by Siegel & Shuster; SEMINAL KEY, the title that put the "D.C." in DC Comics!
Having practically started the comic book market singlehandedly with the historic New Fun in 1935, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson partnered with Harry Donenfeld in 1937 to again make history with Detective Comics #1, which launched their new publishing venture as well as kick-started the careers of Superman creators, Siegel and Shuster. The crude Yellow Peril cover helped sell the book to the vital pulp market and hinted at the mysterious yarns spun within. Detective Comics #1 was the beginning of a new beast in print media. Printed more than a year before Action Comics #1, and two ahead of Detective #27, this comic set the stage for a new cast of heroes poised to literarily take on the growing threat of Nazism.
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DC
VG: 4.0
last Aquaman in title (with announcement to readers promoting Aquaman 1)
Moldoff cover/art
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CGC G/VG: 3.0
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Flessel cvr/art; rare in any grade (6/37)
For most readers, Detective Comics equals Batman, the character who put the comic in every back pocket. Before the vigilante descended upon an unsuspecting Gotham, Detective Comics served as a home for the pulp-inspired adventures of a handful of private eyes and devious villains.

Comics that pre-date the hero craze are fascinating. The raw power and stark graphic motifs instantly transport the reader into a noirish landscape of shadow and danger. These important issues are a rare glimpse into an industry standing on the precipice of the superhero, and DC (Detective Comics) was the catalyst that sparked the flame. The introduction of Superman and Batman shortly after the publishing of these issues changed the comicbook industry from a small fish to possibly the largest facet of the entertainment world as we know it today. These remarkable and compelling covers, most by the genius Creig Flessel, are a time machine to a pulpier, grittier era, and are beloved of Golden Age comic collectors.
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CBCS G/VG: 3.0
Off-White pages
Flessel cover (2/38)
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CBCS G/VG: 3.0
Off-White to White pages
Siegel & Shuster art with Creig Flessel cvr! 1st app. Fu Manchu. Scarce (7/38)
inside front cover features an ad for Action Comics #2. Flessel cover
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NM-: 9.2
1984 Oreo Cookies giveaway; ow pgs
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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CBCS F/VF: 7.0
ow/white pgs, Mod/Ext (P) ct, pcs added, tr sls, cvr reinf, tp
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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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, incomplete: 1st page missing, affects story; lot includes replacement page from another copy
2nd app. of Batman; Kane, Shuster, Guardineer art
Bob Kane File
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 No Grade: 0.3
crm/ow pgs, Coverless: 1st wrap, cf missing, 25th-28th pages missing, affects story, 2nd, 3rd, 4th wrap damaged. 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 F/VF: 7.0
crm/ow pgs
classic Guardineer cover; 2nd Doctor Death; 4th app. Batman
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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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, incomplete: 1/4 of 6th page missing, does not affect story. this lot comes with replacement 6th page from another Detective 30 copy shown on second image
classic Guardineer cover; 2nd Doctor Death; 4th app. Batman
Bob Kane File
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 No Grade: 0.3
off white pgs coverless/incomplete
classic Guardineer cover; 2nd Doctor Death; 4th app. Batman
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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DC
CGC FA/GD: 1.5
crm/ow pgs; Sl(A); sm amount of ct on cvr (cvr re-attached w/tp)
Batman uses gun for the 1st time (10/39)
Detective Comics 32 boasts one of the earliest appearances of the Batman. Featuring the infamous panels in which the legendarily-anti-gun Caped Crusader brandishes a firearm for the first time, and is graced with an example of Fred Guardineer's most dramatic and best-remembered covers. This is also the first time a costumed hero uses a gun in comics.
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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, incomplete: 1/2 of 1st page missing, 4 pages missing, 3 affect story. Lot comes with missing piece and the 4 missing pages seperately from another copy, see second image
Batman uses gun for the 1st time (10/39)
Bob Kane File
Detective Comics 32 boasts one of the earliest appearances of the Batman. Featuring the infamous panels in which the legendarily-anti-gun Caped Crusader brandishes a firearm for the first time, and is graced with an example of Fred Guardineer's most dramatic and best-remembered covers. This is also the first time a costumed hero uses a gun in comics.
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DC
CGC No Grade: 0.3
sl. brittle pgs; 1st wrap dtch, mod amt tape on 1st wrap
Batman uses gun for the 1st time (10/39)
Detective Comics 32 boasts one of the earliest appearances of the Batman. Featuring the infamous panels in which the legendarily-anti-gun Caped Crusader brandishes a firearm for the first time, and is graced with an example of Fred Guardineer's most dramatic and best-remembered covers. This is also the first time a costumed hero uses a gun in comics.
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CGC FA/GD: 1.5
brittle pgs
Flessel Crimson Avenger cover; last non-Batman cover; full page ad for Flash Comics #1
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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed incomplete: 12th page missing & 6th page torn, pcs missing, both affects story. Lot comes with replacement 12th page from another copy, see second image
Flessel Crimson Avenger cover; last non-Batman cover; full page ad for Flash Comics #1
Bob Kane File
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1,058 Items Found for "detective comics"
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