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Detective Comics #39 Values

Publisher: DC, 1940

About Detective Comics #39

Features Batman and the second appearance of Robin. Contains an opium story and the first appearance of Clayface on the last page of the Batman story. A full-page ad for Batman #1 is inside. Jack Lehti, Fred Guardineer, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson art.

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COVER DETAILS

Detective Comics #39 Larson Pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN+ 6.5 Off-white to white pages....
Characters: Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Pencils: Bob Kane (signed)

Inks: Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson


STORY DETAILS

Title: The Horde of the Green Dragon!

Characters: The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison (cameo); Henry Crandall (millionaire); John Cobb (millionaire); Cobb's chauffeur (death); Wong (unofficial Mayor of Chinatown, death); The Green Dragon (villains)

Synopsis: The kidnapping of two millionaires and the murder (with a hatchet) of a chauffeur leads the Batman into Chinatown to battle the Green Dragon and their dealings in opium.

Pages: 12.000

Script: Bill Finger

Pencils: Bob Kane (signed)

Inks: Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)

Letters: Jerry Robinson

Notes: Strip titled in this issue as "The Sensation Adventures of the Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder." The last panel (illustrated) at the end of the story touts the next villain for the Batman: Clayface!

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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  4 3 4 2 3 2 7 2 1 3 5 1 1 2 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
Qualified  0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Signature Series  0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Restored  1 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19
Total 5 5 7 2 5 3 9 3 3 4 6 2 1 2 1 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 68

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