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    Detective Comics #225 (DC, 1955) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white to white pages. This is by far the nicest copy of this DC super-key issue on CGC's census (at this writing, only three other copies have been graded above VF 8.0)! We'd never seen this book with such bright colors before. This is considered in some circles the first Silver Age comic. With the origin and first appearance of the Manhunter from Mars (later better known as the Martian Manhunter), it was the first significant introduction of a new superhero in the 1950s. The character (aka J'onn J'onzz) has remained popular through the ensuing years; in fact, you can still see him on the Cartoon Network today! He was also added to the director's cut of the movie "Justice League" that came out just recently, Not only did Mr. J'onzz not appear on this cover, he didn't appear on any comic book cover until The Brave and the Bold #28, five years later. Detective being Batman's book, cover billing naturally went to the Caped Crusader, in this case drawn by Win Mortimer. The issue is currently rated among Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics. Key book indeed, and what a copy! Overstreet 2020 NM- 9.2 value = $39,000. CGC census 4/21: 1 in 9.4, none higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1235237002 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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