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    Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC FR 1.0 Light tan to off-white pages. This milestone comic book remains one of the hottest collectibles of all, holding second place again this year in the updated Overstreet 2004 Top Golden Age Books list. Only Action Comics #1 outranks the book that introduced Batman in 1939. Co-creator Bob Kane provided the cover and the interior art on the Batman feature, in which Commissioner Gordon also makes his first appearance. You may find a nicer copy, but this one is complete save for the large chunk out of the back cover, and a small piece from the front. And even at FR 1.0, CGC's census lists just nine unrestored copies with higher grades to date, which makes Gerber's "uncommon" estimation ring true. A truly blue-chip comic classic. Overstreet 2004 GD 2.0 value = $31,250.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0079529001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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