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DETECTIVE COMICS (1937-2011; 2016-) #38
CGC FN-: 5.5
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SOLD ON:  Wednesday, 06/08/2022 8:49 PM
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Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson); Comic Book Impact rating of 9 (CBI)
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Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; origin & 1st app. Robin (Dick Grayson); Comic Book Impact rating of 9 (CBI)
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 concerning 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 legend.

Detective Comics #38 was a game-changer that introduced Robin, the Boy Wonder, which helped cement Batman's never-ending popularity. This copy earned a 5.5 CGC Universal Grade and has cream to off-white pages. The book has amazing eye appeal, with sharp colors that highlight the historic image of Batman and Robin teaming up for the first time. Early Detective issues are some of the hardest comics to find and are always hotly contested items in our auctions. Less than 100 original condition copies are recorded on the CGC Census, making this book very desirable in any grade. This is a historic key, and a major stepping stone in creating the Batman universe we all know and love today. With the Dynamic Duo appearing together in countless comics, movies, cartoons, TV shows, video games, and every other medium you can think of, Robin's first appearance is an important key to own!

Overstreet Guide 2021 FN- (5.5) value = $38,500

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