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    Detective Comics #32 Davis Crippen ("D" Copy) pedigree (DC, 1939) CGC VG- 3.5 Off-white pages. Not only does Batman use a gun in this issue, he shoots two villains while they're asleep! Overstreet calls it the "first time a costumed hero used a gun in comic books." You can tell just how early this issue is by the fact that Batman's not even the featured character on the cover, though this was the first issue to have the "Batman head" vignette on the front. The detectives in the issue include Speed Saunders (drawn by Guardineer) and Slam Bradley (with a Jerry Siegel story and Joe Shuster art). The cop on the cover is none of the above, but Fred Guardineer's image is certainly an attention-grabber. Overstreet 2006 VG 4.0 value = $1,272. CGC census 6/06: 2 in 3.5, 7 higher. From the Crippen Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0745067007 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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