Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Detective Comics #29 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Off-white to white pages. Batman appeared on a comic book cover for only the second time here, with the impressive visuals courtesy of Bob Kane. And while the Caped Crusader had faced forgettable foes up to this point, he met his first "name" villain here in the person of Dr. Death. While Batman had earned top billing, he hadn't yet taken over the whole comic -- also appearing in this issue were the Crimson Avenger (with Jim Chambers art), Speed Saunders (with Fred Guardineer art), and Slam Bradley (in a story written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Joe Shuster). Only three unrestored copies of this book have been certified with higher grades by CGC to date. CGC notes, "small amount of dried glue on spine of cover." Note that a small plastic stabilizing peg is loose inside the CGC holder, not affecting the integrity of the holder or the comic itself. Overstreet 2004 VG 4.0 value = $5,636; FN 6.0 value = $8,445. CGC census 12/04: 1 in 5.0, 3 higher. From the Northern Lights Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0056401017 and purchase grader's notes if available.

    More information about Detective Comics, and Detective Comics #29.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,100

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 9, 2005 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 2 days left to consign to the 2021 November 18 - 19 Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    You guys are very, very good. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anybody else who may have something interesting to sell.
    S. P.,
    Carlisle, United Kingdom
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search