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    Detective Comics #1 (DC, 1937) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Cream to off-white pages. We've never offered a nicer unrestored copy of #1 than this one! This book is famed for its scarcity, and a look at CGC's census (with only six unrestored copies total as of this writing) will tell you why. A GD/VG is a real prize when it's a Detective #1, and this copy sold for $23,900 when we offered it some years back.

    This is the first issue of the comic series that gave DC its name. If not the very first comic series to be devoted to a single theme, Detective was certainly the first successful single-theme series. The cover character is a Fu Manchu clone named Chin Lung, drawn by Vin Sullivan. Overstreet 2009 GD 2.0 value = $10,000; VG 4.0 value = $20,000. CGC census 4/10: 2 in 3.0, 4 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 56443004 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    May, 2010
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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