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    Detective Comics #1 (DC, 1937) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. One of the rarest of all the DC key issues, Detective #1 ranks as the eleventh most valuable Golden Age book. This is particularly impressive when one realizes that its highest Guide value is listed in only VF condition, meaning that a true NM would put the book well into the top ten. DC even named itself after this adventure title, its third ever printed after More Fun and Adventure. Detective is the longest running series in comic history, and, of course, who could forget that wonderful creature of the night #27 introduced to the world. Even in GD/VG, this is one of the best unrestored copies in existence, a further testament to its rarity. Defects include a spine roll, some staining and creasing, and a 1" spine split, but there are no missing pieces, tears or chips, the edges and corners are relatively sharp, and the cover is firmly attached at the staples. This is a truly rare opportunity to obtain a very desirable book, both in grade and historical importance. Overstreet 2002 GD 2.0 value = $8,333; FN 6.0 value = $25,000.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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