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    Detective Comics #140 (DC, 1948) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. The Riddler made his first appearance here, in fact, it's one of only two Golden Age appearances for the character! Of course, once the "Batman" TV show came along in the 1960s, the King of Conundrums was catapulted into the top tier of Bat-Villains. In this issue, we find out how a small-time scam artist became the Prince of Puzzlers and the Emir of Enigmas. The Riddler is drawn by Win Mortimer on the cover and Dick Sprang inside the comic. Also worthy of note is a Boy Commandos backup feature. Overstreet 2006 FN 6.0 value = $1,326; VF 8.0 value = $3,094. CGC census 6/06: 3 in 6.5, 8 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0114932001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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