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    Batman #23 (DC, 1944) CGC NM+ 9.6 Off-white pages. That grinning gangster the Joker never looked as good as he does on this Dick Sprang cover, which is remarkably well-preserved for a book now sixty years old! This black cover shows virtually no stress or wear, other than a slight rounding of the upper spine corner. And we all know how badly an all-black background on a comic this old can age with wear! Of the 43 copies currently residing in CGC's census report, only this beautiful specimen ranks as high, with the next-best copy coming in at VF/NM 9.0. You might want to know that in addition to the great Dick Sprang (many fans of the Dark Knight feel Sprang was the ultimate Bat-artist), there's also art by Jerry Robinson and Ray Burnley, and stories penned by Bill Finger and Don Cameron. But for this remarkable copy, the condition is the big news here. Your move, bidders. Overstreet 2003 NM 9.4 value = $2,500.

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    April, 2004
    2nd-3rd Friday-Saturday
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