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    Detective Comics #62 (DC, 1942) CGC VF- 7.5 Off-white pages. Is this the first "real" Joker cover? You could certainly make that argument, as the only previous comic book cover the Joker appeared on (Detective #40) has him barely recognizable, and with the wrong skin color, no less. This book's got the real thing -- we think you'll agree that this cover art by Jerry Robinson shows the quintessence of the Mephistopheles of Mirth himself. The story involves a nationwide competition for the funniest joke, to which the Joker isn't invited. He's mad at being left out, and no, he doesn't write a nasty letter, he starts murdering the contestants! Overstreet 2006 VF 8.0 value = $1,713. CGC census 2/06: 4 in 7.5, 1 higher. From the Collection of Harold Curtis.

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    May, 2006
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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