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    Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent GD/VG 3.0 Slight (A) Cream to off-white pages. This is the second most valuable comic issue in the hobby, behind only Superman's debut in the first issue of Action Comics, and in fact, we don't doubt that on the personal wantlists of many collectors, Detective #27 occupies the Number One spot. Low-grade and/or restored copies are the only ones to be had for under $50,000, so we expect healthy demand for this one. While most comic fans know this by heart, we should note for completeness' sake that this issue is the first appearance of Batman. It's also the debut of Commissioner Gordon, and contains the revelation at the very end that Batman is in fact Bruce Wayne. Bob Kane is credited with a cover image that went down in history. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: moderate amount of color touch, staples replaced. (Top edge of cover trimmed)(Tape on interior cover)," and also, "Cover trimmed." Overstreet 2007 GD 2.0 value = $33,500; VG 4.0 value = $67,000. From the Tom Fagan Diamond Run Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0910305002 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    February, 2008
    28th-29th Thursday-Friday
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