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DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #27
CGC FN+: 6.5
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 04/18/2012 2:21 PM
$414,000
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: off white pgs (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
Atlantic City Copy
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off white pgs (please read bidding requirements in listing description)
1st app Batman by Bob Kane; one of the top three most important comics ever published!
Atlantic City Copy
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.
The Atlantic City Collection made a huge splash last year, and this is a golden opportunity for those who missed out on the chance to own a book from what may be the last original owner Golden Age collection to hit the market. Stored lovingly by its owner for nearly 70 years after buying it off the newsstand, this copy boasts sparkling reds and commanding blacks, and is sure to entice and delight Batman collectors and Golden Age fans alike.



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Artist Information

Joseph Shuster was a Canadian-American comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, in Action Comics #1.