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    Detective Comics #62 (DC, 1942) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. Serious Bat-collectors are going to wig out when they see this: the highest-graded copy by far of the first "real" Joker cover. This is the only copy graded above 9.0 and one of only three copies graded above 7.5 to date. We say first "real" Joker cover for this reason: while those who argue that the fellow on the cover of Detective #40 is supposed to be the Joker are probably correct, you'd have to look at that book for a while (and ignore the flesh-toned face shown there) to see it. This is the Joker in all his glory as the world knows him: white-skinned, leering, and full of criminal mischief, all courtesy of cover artist Jerry Robinson. While the Joker first appeared in Batman, he wouldn't be on the cover of that series until #11, published a few months after the book offered here.

    The most striking thing about the condition of this copy is the large black area covering the top half of the book - take a close look at the top half of the spine, and compare to other copies you have seen! We think you will be truly amazed. Overstreet 2009 NM- 9.2 value = $4,700. CGC census 1/10: 1 in 9.4, none higher. From the Pinnacle Hill Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0700778002 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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