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    Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) Condition: Apparent VG. This is a comic most every fan dreams of acquiring, the first appearance of Batman! It's the second most-valuable comic book issue of all, trailing only Action Comics #1 in Overstreet's ranking of the most valuable comics. The milestone debut of Batman (or rather "the Bat-Man"), with art by Bob Kane, is also the first appearance of Commissioner Gordon. That devil-may-care playboy Bruce Wayne also debuts at the beginning of the tale, and on the last page it's revealed that he and the Bat-Man are one and the same!

    It might surprise some to see that this copy's autographed not by Kane, but by Superman's co-creator Joe Shuster, but indeed, artist Shuster and his partner, writer Jerry Siegel, teamed up on the "Spy" feature as well as the Slam Bradley story in this issue, and Shuster's autograph graces the first page of each respective story (note that these autographs have not been authenticated).

    This book's page quality is off-white to white. There's a small, barely noticeable hole through the middle of the entire comic. This copy has moderate professional restoration as follows: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforcement, and edge trimming. Overstreet 2006 GD 2.0 value = $32,143; VG 4.0 value = $64,286. From the John McLaughlin Collection.

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