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    Detective Comics #35 Billy Wright pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white to white pages. One of Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age books, this is a fixture on wantlists and sells for a pretty penny in any grade as the Guide values annually scramble to catch up. So why are there so few copies that are graded higher than this VG? It's because surviving copies are almost invariably in really bad shape or restored (or both). The book is in-demand for a number of reasons. The creepy hypodermic needle cover is a favorite (note how long Batman's ears are!). Then there's the fact that it's just the fifth cover appearance of the character (the previous ones being #27, 29, 31, and 33). And many remember the issue's splash panel with an angry Batman holding a smoking gun... yes, we said a gun! It's been three years since we've offered a copy that wasn't restored or a "beater," and plenty of demand has built up in that time. Overstreet 2011 VG 4.0 value = $5,000. CGC census 2/12: 4 in 4.0, 4 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 916154008 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    February, 2012
    22nd-24th Wednesday-Friday
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