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    Bob Brown and Dick Giordano Detective Comics #428 "The Toughest Cop in Gotham" Title Page 1 Original Art (DC, 1972). It's a midnight showdown between Steve "Shotgun" Smith and the Batman. This dynamically laid-out splash, no doubt influenced "Popeye" Doyle from the French Connection, hails from the Bronze Age return to the "dark era" of the Batman. This page has an image area of 10" x 13.5", and aside from tape residue stains in the margins, and light overall paper aging, the art is in Excellent condition. From the Bob Brown Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 28
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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