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    Detective Comics #1 (DC, 1937) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Slight/Moderate (A-2) Cream to off-white pages. This is the first issue of the comic series that gave the company DC its name. It's the first comic series (or at least the first successful one) to be devoted to a single theme, in that pre-Golden Age time when the anthology comic ruled the newsstands. The cover character is a Fu Manchu clone named Chin Lung, drawn by Vin Sullivan. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, pieces added to cover, cover cleaned, cover & centerfold reinforced" and also "From the collection of Jon Berk." Overstreet 2017 GD 2.0 value = $12,500; VG 4.0 value = $25,000; FN 6.0 value = $37,500; VF 8.0 value = $88,000.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1485200002 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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