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    Detective Comics #38 Larson pedigree (DC, 1940) CGC FN- 5.5 Off-white pages. One of the most influential books of the Golden Age. This issue introduced Robin the Boy Wonder, comicdom's first superhero sidekick, and kicked off a trend followed by practically every other company during the 1940s. This particular copy came from the renowned Lamont Larson collection, known for its glossy covers and high page quality. The collection is also known for its occasional foxing and water stains, due to being stored in a Nebraska barn for many over three decades. Detective #38 was one of those affected, showing a dark stain at the middle bottom cover that goes through the entire book, and some light foxing along the spine of the back cover. Besides this, the book is phenomenal, exhibiting perfect edges and spine, deep colors and that famous flowing cursive pencilled signature neatly placed by pharmacist Tryg Hayden, one of the two men responsible for pulling Lamont's books for him. This is certainly one of the sharpest looking copies to ever surface on the market. Overstreet 2002 FN 6.0 value = $9,642.

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    July, 2002
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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