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    Detective Dan, Secret Op. 48 #nn (Norman W. Marsh, 1933) Condition: FN/VF. Just the second copy we've ever offered of this rarity, and by far the nicer of the two. This is the first comic with original material and the first one to be sold for 10¢. It's so rare that it was all but unknown to the comic hobby until the mid-1990s.
    Inside are the black-and-white adventures of a detective who later turned into Dan Dunn (see the pulp by that name). This at a time when single-theme comics were unheard-of! Overstreet asserts that the Wu Fang character who appears on the inside back cover (a preview of a second issue that never came) inspired the cover of Detective Comics #1. The cover of this copy is firmly attached, the pages show no brittleness, and the minimal edge wear is the only defect on this remarkable copy. Overstreet 2012 FN 6.0 value = $5,000; VF 8.0 value = $10,000.


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    July, 2012
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
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