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    Detective Comics #45 (DC, 1940) CGC VF+ 8.5 Off-white to white pages. Nothing livens up a Detective issue quite like a Joker appearance, and this one's extra-special, as it was the fiend's first story appearance in this series (he had plied his villainous trade in the pages of Batman previously). So what's that Mad Master of Mirth, that Malicious Mountebank, that Hilarious Harlequin up to this time? He's undercover as "A. Rekoj," fooling some fellow criminals but not eluding the Dynamic Duo. Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos teamed up on the art. The book also has seven other tales of crimefighting, with the indefatigable Slam Bradley and Speed Saunders both making it 45 issues in a row. Overstreet 2005 VF 8.0 value = $2,243; VF/NM 9.0 value = $3,622. CGC census 3/05: 3 in 8.5, 3 higher.

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