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    Detective Comics #1 (DC, 1937) CGC Apparent FN+ 6.5 Slight to Moderate (A-2) Off-white pages. We have only seen three other copies of the first issue of the DC namesake title since 2010, and one of those was incomplete! The issue currently ranks in the top third of Overstreet's Top 100 Golden Age Comics, and Ernie Gerber rates it a "7" or "scarce" on his Photo-Journal Guide to Comics Scarcity Index. It's the first comic series (or at least the first successful one) to be devoted to a single theme, in that pre-Golden Age period when anthology comics ruled the newsstands. The cover character is a Fu Manchu clone named Chin Lung, drawn by Vin Sullivan. Detective Slam Bradley and Spy begin runs in the title, with interior art by Joe Shuster and Creig Flessel. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover, pieces added to cover, cover & interior reinforced, cover cleaned." Overstreet 2020 GD 2.0 value = $16,200; VG 4.0 value = $34,400; FN 6.0 value = $48,600.


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