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    Detective Comics #33 (DC, 1939) CGC Apparent FN/VF 7.0 Moderate (P) Off-white pages. This copy has excellent eye appeal, particularly on the all-important front cover. This is ranked #12 on Overstreet's top Golden Age books list, and it's the second most-valuable Detective issue behind Batman's first appearance in #27. The reason is that this is the first telling of Batman's origin story, a tale that's now so familiar that practically everyone who's ever read a comic knows it. This issue also intrigues collectors because of the holster Batman's wearing on the cover drawn by Bob Kane. The Darknight Detective, who of course shunned guns in later years, is also holding a smoking gun in a famous panel at the end of the story. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, tear seal, spine splits sealed, cover cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced." Overstreet 2008 GD 2.0 value = $4,125; VG 4.0 value = $8,250; FN 6.0 value = $12,375; VF 8.0 value = $31,000. From the Kylberg Collection.

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