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DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #45
CBCS PR: 0.5
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, 5 pages missing including 1st Batman page, panels missing; lot includes 8 replacement pages for missing pages and panels missing from another copy, see second image
1st Joker story in Detective; 3rd Joker app; bondage cover
Bob Kane File
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brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, 5 pages missing including 1st Batman page, panels missing; lot includes 8 replacement pages for missing pages and panels missing from another copy, see second image
1st Joker story in Detective; 3rd Joker app; bondage cover
Bob Kane File
Detective Comics #45 bears the distinction of containing the first appearance of the Joker in the title, already established as a popular villain in the pages of Batman Comics, the Clown Prince of Crime had yet to show his hideous grin in the Bat’s original book. That alone should be worth the price of admission, but, the classic Kane/Robinson cover art and the plethora of anthology heart-stoppers that fill out this book add that extra appeal that makes the Golden Age so much fun to collect.




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A celebrity comic artist of the Golden Age, co-created Batman and Robin with Bill Finger, as his brainchild became more in demand he hired an army of ghost artists to illustrate the dearth of Batman features on the market, but all were credited to Kane. His other achievements include the creation of Catwoman, Two-Face and cartoon character Courageous Cat. Kane was the object of some controversy for taking credit for the art and inspiration of others, but he was also undoubtedly an important figure in the history of comics. He published an updated version of his autobiography "Batman and Me: The Saga Continues" shortly before his death in 1998. He got his start at the Eisner/Iger studio and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Sherrill David Robinson known as Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman line of comics during the 1940s. He is best known as the co-creator of Robin and the Joker and for his work on behalf of creators' rights. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004.

George Roussos also known under the pseudonym George Bell, was an American comic book artist best known as one of Jack Kirby's Silver Age inkers, including on landmark early issues of Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four. Over five decades, he created artwork for numerous publishers, including EC Comics, and he was a staff colorist for Marvel Comics.


 

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    1st Joker story in Detective; 3rd Joker app; bondage cover
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    ow pgs; 3/4 of page 2 missing - affects story; cvr detached; incomplete
    1st Joker story in Detective; 3rd Joker app; bondage cover
    Blackstone Copy
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