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    Detective Comics #30 (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white to white pages. The nicest unrestored copy we have ever offered of the fourth appearance of Batman. This hails from the same great original-owner collection that produced the Detective #27 in this same auction as well as the Action #7, 14, and 15! Overstreet mentions the "classic Batman splash panel" -- it's a grim Batman looming over the top third of the first page. In these choice early issues, the Bat-Man was a moody, eerie figure of vengeance, far from the wisecracker he became at times in later years. Like issue #28, this one has a non-Batman cover, a fairly violent scene by Fred Guardineer. If scarcity and demand determine value, this book should do very well: Batman gets more popular with each passing year, and there are not many unrestored copies of this early appearance to be had. Overstreet 2009 FN 6.0 value = $2,667; VF 8.0 value = $6,401. CGC census 4/09: 1 in 7.0, 4 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 912172004 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    May, 2009
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
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