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Detective Comics #38 Values

Publisher: DC, 1940

About Detective Comics #38

Origin and first appearance of Robin (Dick Grayson). Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson cover and art. Fred Guardineer art. Currently #23 on Overstreet's list of Top 100 Golden Age Comics.

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COVER DETAILS

Detective Comics #38 Allentown pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. The fourth most valuable issue in the illustr...
Title: Robin - The Boy Wonder

Characters: Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Pencils: Bob Kane (signed)

Inks: Jerry Robinson


STORY DETAILS

Title: Robin the Boy Wonder

Characters: Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (introduction, origin); John Grayson (introduction, Dick's father, death); Mary Grayson (introduction, Dick's mother, death); C. C. Haly [as Mr. Haly] (Haly Circus owner); Boss Zucco [Anthony Zucco] (villain, introduction); Blade (villain, death)

Synopsis: Dick Grayson watches his parents die and overhears the killers confessing the point, and he decides to tip off the Police. However, the Batman intervenes to save the boy's life, and trains him to become his partner, Robin the Boy Wonder. Then the duo head out to gather evidence needed to put the criminals behind bars.

Pages: 12.000

Script: Bill Finger

Pencils: Bob Kane (signed)

Inks: Jerry Robinson

Letters: Jerry Robinson

Reprints: Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #7 (October-November 1974)

Notes: The splash page replicates the cover.

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  6 4 4 6 3 7 8 4 5 1 6 3 4 3 0 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 71
Qualified  1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Signature Series  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Restored  5 1 1 0 2 1 3 5 1 4 8 2 7 5 7 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 65
Total 12 6 5 6 5 8 11 9 6 5 14 5 11 8 7 6 8 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 138

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