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Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 0

    Continued from Batman Shadow of the Bat (1992) #0. As Bruce Wayne ponders the future, his early days as the Dark Knight come to mind, when he used his vast fortune to amass an arsenal of high-tech hardware to aid him in his war on crime. Plus, more is revealed about a dark episode in Batman's past. Written by Chuck Dixon, with art by Graham Nolan and Scott Hanna. Cover by Nolan and Hanna. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 1
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    • Detective Comics #1. Back Cover Only. Incomplete.
    • Label #1027410001

    Cover art by Vincent Sullivan. "The River Patrol," script and pencils by E. C. Stoner, inks by Creig Flessel; Speed investigates the murder of several Chinamen along the wharf area and uncovers a human smuggling operation. "The Rhangwa Pearls," art by Sven Elven; A millionaire that has just bought the fabulously valuable Rhanggwa Pearls receives a letter from someone threatening to steal them. "The Peruvian Mine Murders: Part 1," art by Creig Flessel; Confronted by a series of murders, Bret forages into the Peruvian jungles to ascertain why a hole appears in each victim's throat, but they were not shot! "The Claws of the Red Dragon," script by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, art by Tom Hickey; Venturing into downtown San Francisco, Bruce Nelson finds it odd to see a Chinese restaurant among the buildings, and no one to wait upon him when he enters desiring a meal. "The Gotlotz Jewels," script and art by Bill Patrick; Gus is sent to a rich woman's home to watch over her pearls during a party and nabs a man he sees pocketing them. "The Balinoff Case: Part 1," script by Jerry Siegel (as Jerome Siegel), art by Joe Shuster; Bart is called on to volunteer for a secret spy case, but in doing so, he must forgo his own personal agenda, including his marriage to fiancé Sally. "The Gotrox Pearls," script and art by Russell Cole (as Alger); Jake is called in to solve the theft of some pearls, and promptly discovers that there were no pearls in the first place! "The Bar S Rustlers," script and art by Homer Fleming; Buck is called in to discover the truth behind some rustling charges between two cattle ranchers that have had hard feelings for each other since a land deal went bad. "The Streets of Chinatown," script by Jerry Siegel (as Jerome Siegel), art by Joe Shuster; The daughter of a chain-store magnate wants to hire Slam to guard her valuable poodle, and when he turns it down, Shorty volunteers. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 16
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    • INCOMPLETE. Half of last page missing, affects Slam Bradley story. Four cover-to-cover punctures (panels affected, but readability is largely intact).

    Cover art by Creig Flessel. The Case of the Missing Corpse starring Speed Saunders, script by Gardner Fox, art by Creig Flessel. Larry Steele story, script and art by Will Ely. Cosmo story, art by Sven Elven. Too Many Crooks: Part 3 starring Bruce Nelson, art by Tom Hickey. The Tattoo Trap text story by Gardner Fox (as Paul Dean). Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. "Fingerprint" Farson, the Plain Clothes Man, script and art by Russell Cole (as Alger). Trading Trouble starring Buck Marshall, script and art by Homer Fleming. The Broadway Bandit starring Slam Bradley, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 20
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover art by Leo O'Mealia. The Jade Buddha starring Speed Saunders, script by Gardner Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Larry Steele story, script and art by Will Ely. The Door of Death starring Buck Marshall, script and art by Homer Fleming. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Dr. Fu Manchu story, script by Sax Rohmer, art by Leo O'Mealia. Give and Take text story by Gardner Fox (as Paul Dean). The Song of Death (Part 1) starring Bruce Nelson, art by Tom Hickey. Crimson Avenger story, art by Jim Chambers. Cosmo story, art by Sven Elven. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. 64 pgs. $0.10. First Appearance of Crimson Avenger. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 22
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    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.
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    • Includes a low-quality photocopy front cover.

    Cover art by Jim Chambers. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Larry Steele story, script and art by Will Ely. Crimson Avenger story, art by Jim Chambers. The Song of Death (Part 3) starring Bruce Nelson, art by Tom Hickey. A Sticky Clue text story by Gardner Fox (Paul Dean). Untitled story featuring a break-in at the Bartilian Embassy, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Dr. Fu Manchu story, script by Sax Rohmer, art by Leo O'Mealia. Cosmo story, art by Sven Elven. Inspector Kent story, art by George Newman. The Snow Murder starring Speed Saunders, script by Gardner Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. 64 pgs. $0.10. First Crimson Avenger cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 25
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    • Centerfold ONLY.

    Cover art by Fred Guardineer. The Death Sled starring Speed Saunders, script by Gardner Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Larry Steele story, script and art by Will Ely. Death Masquerades starring Buck Marshall, script and art by Homer Fleming. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by the Shuster Shop. Oscar the Gumshoe humor page by Bob Kane. Dr. Fu Manchu story, script by Sax Rohmer, art by Leo O'Mealia. Secret Service Man text story by Gardner Fox (Paul Dean). Crimson Avenger story, art by Jim Chambers. Back From the Dead (Part 2) starring Bruce Nelson, art by Tom Hickey. Cosmo story, art by Sven Elven. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by the Shuster shop. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 36
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Coverless. 1st wrap detached.
    • Label #1393435001

    Cover art by Bob Kane. Batman story, script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Maurice Kashuba. Claim of Satan starring Buck Marshall, Range Detective, art by Homer Fleming. Steve Malone, District Attorney story, art by Don Lynch. The Spider starring Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story, art by Sven Elven. A Climax in Opera text story, script by Richard Martin, art by Bernard Baily. Bruce Nelson story, script and art by Tom Hickey. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Mart Bailey. 64 pgs. $0.10. Origin and 1st appearance of Dr. Hugo Strange. 1st finned gloves worn by Batman. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 37
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    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing, front cover detached.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Coverless. Small piece out of page 1, slightly affects story. 1st Wraps detached.
    • Label #1393435002

    Cover art by Bob Kane. Batman story, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, inks by Bob Kane. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Maurice Kashuba. Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story, art by Sven Elven. The Crimson Avenger story. Murder by Sea text story by John Randall. The Crime Roundup starring Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Steve Malone, District Attorney story, art by Don Lynch. Cliff Crosby story, script and art by Chad Grothkopf. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Mart Bailey. 68 pgs. $0.10. Last solo Golden-Age Batman adventure. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 40
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($161.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. Married Centerfold. (Tape on interior cover. )
    • Label #1283611002

    Origin and 1st appearance of Clayface in the Batman story, plus the Spy, Red Logan, the Crimson Avenger, Speed Saunders Ace Investigator (art by Fred Guardineer), Steve Malone, Cliff Crosby, and Slam Bradley (script by Jerry Siegel, art by Howard Sherman). One-page text story, "Theft at the Fair" by Gardner F. Fox. Full-page ad for Batman # 1. Half-page ad for the Superman radio show. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 43
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1463835001

    Cover art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. The Case of the City of Terror starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Ed Moore. Red Logan, Ace Reporter story, art by Ed Winiarski. Theft in the Abbey text story by Frank Cooper. The Crimson Avenger story, script and art by Jack Lehti. Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, art by Fred Guardineer. Larry Steele, Private Detective story, art by Ken Ernst. Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby story, script and art by Chad Grothkopf. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 45
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0008329005

    1st Joker appearance in Detective Comics in the Batman and Robin story, "The Case of the Laughing Death!" Also in this issue: Spy (by Jerry Siegel and Ed Moore); Larry Steele, Detective; The Crimson Avenger (by Jack Lehti); Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator; Steve Malone, District Attorney; Cliff Crosby in "Murder at the Polo Games"; and Slam Bradley (by Siegel and Howard Sherman). Full-page ad for Batman # 3. Half-page ad for All Star Comics # 2. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 47
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Debris trapped between case and inner well
    • Label #0160264006

    Batman and Robin, Spy (by Jerry Siegel amd Ed Moore), Larry Steele in "The Case of the Ardent Actress," the Crimson Avenger (by Jack Lehti), Speed Saunders Ace Investigator, Steve Malone District Attorney, Cliff Crosby in "Case of the Missing Eye," and Sam Bradley (by Siegel and Howard Sherman). Full-page ad for All Star Comics # 3. Half-page ads for Batman # 3 and Superman # 8. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 53
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    Cover art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. Batman and Robin story, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Ed Moore. The Crimson Avenger story, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. Larry Steele, Private Detective story, art by Cliff Young. Murder on the Diamond starring Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, art by Ed Winiarski. Cliff Crosby story, script and art by Chad Grothkopf. Kept Promise text story, script by Gardner F. Fox, art by Stan Kaye. Steve Malone, District Attorney story, art by Don Lynch. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 65
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    • Trimmed
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Coupon cut out of page 14, affect story. Right & bottom Edge of cover trimmed. Incomplete.
    • Label #2028700003

    1st Boy Commandos cover by Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, and Jerry Robinson. The Cop Who Hated the Batman, starring Batman and Robin, script by Joe Greene, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by George Roussos and Ray Burnley. The Boy Commandos story, script by Jack Kirby, art by Joe Simon. The Red Letter Day Crimes starring The Crimson Avenger, script by Jack Lehti, pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. The Case of the Man Who Sold Death starring Spy, art by Louis Cazeneuve. The Machine Man starring Air Wave, pencils by Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. Mystery of the Priceless Pooch starring Slam Bradley, pencils by Pierce Rice, inks by Arturo Cazeneuve. 64 pgs. $0.10. A bit of emphera: According to Robison, the cover to this issue was drawn by Robinson and Kirby at Robinson's kitchen table while Robinson's wife was making sandwiches for their lunch. The two artists took turns completing this historic cover. Our thanks to Phil Harding for this story. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 67
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    • Paper: White
    • Cover reattached with tape. Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #3781048005

    First Penguin cover by Jerry Robinson. Crime's Early Bird starring Batman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. Escape to Disaster starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. Crime on the Half-Moon starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. The Secret Ten starring Spy, pencils by Pierce Rice, inks by Arturo Cazeneuve. A Matter of Law text story by Dalton Weeks. The Case of the Country Crooner starring Air Wave, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. Case of the Whistling Tooth starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #69
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 69
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1993824001
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects Crimson Avenger story. RESTORATION. Tear seal to first wrap, staple replaced. High-quality facsimile cover included (unattached).

    Joker cover art by Jerry Robinson. The Harlequin's Hoax starring Batman, Robin, and The Joker, script by Joe Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. The Siege of Krovka starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Three Behind the Throne starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. The Case of the Sweet-Toothed Spy starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. Sharp Eyes text story by Alan Dell. The Magic Cupboard starring Air Wave, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. Case of the Artistic Ape starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 71
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488655013

    Joker cover art by Jerry Robinson. A Crime A Day starring Batman, Robin, and The Joker, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. A Break for Santa starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Unlucky Reporter starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by Charles Paris. Death on the Diamond starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. Murder on the Campus text story by Jack Watson. The Voice from Nowhere starring Air Wave, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. Case of the Missing Grin starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 72
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    • INCOMPLETE. Two center wraps missing, affects Crimson Avenger story. Next two center wraps detached at single center staple. Full length spine split.

    Cover art by Jerry Robinson. License for Larceny starring Batman and Robin, script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. Petals of Peril starring The Boy Commandos, script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon. The Adventure of the Wrong Numbers starring The Crimson Avenger, script and pencils by Jack Lehti, inks by `Charles Paris. The Target Murder starring Spy, art by Chuck Winter. Baptism of Fire text story by Tex Denton. Larry Jordan vs. Air Wave, script by Murray Boltinoff, pencils by Harris Levy (as Lee Harris), inks by Charles Paris. The Mystery of the Missing Monkey starring Slam Bradley, art by Howard Sherman. 68 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 84
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    • Cover detached, 6" cumulative spine split.

    Batman and Robin in "Artists in Villainy," Air Wave in "Bandits on the Beam" (art by George Roussos), the Crimson Avenger in "Scoundrels in Society," Slam Bradley in "Shorty Falls in Love," Three-Ring Binks, and Boy Commandos in "Never Say Die" (by Jack Kirby and Klech). Tootsie Roll back cover ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon" by Rod Reed and C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 85
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    • Second page detached.

    Joker cover art by Dick Sprang. The Joker's Double starring Batman and Robin, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Ed Kressy and Dick Sprang, inks by Dick Sprang. Batman and Robin public service announcement about paper. Three-Ring Binks story, script and art by Jack Farr. The Lone Wolf's Number starring The Crimson Avenger, art by John Daly. The Perfumed Diamonds starring Slam Bradley, art by Martin Naydel. The Short Wave of Crime starring Air Wave, script by Joe Samachson, art by George Roussos. Superman March of Dimes public service announcement, art by Joe Shuster. The Saboteur text story by Eric Carter. Curtain Call for Action starring The Boy Commandos, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Klein. 60 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #99
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 99
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    • INCOMPLETE. First two wraps and centerfold missing, affects Batman and Three-Ring Binks stories. Heavy damage to first present wrap.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. Stories by Don C. Cameron, Jack Farr and unknown. Art by Dick Sprang, Jack Farr, Howard Sherman, George Roussos and Louis Cazeneuve. The Penguin, operating out of a hideout he considers fool proof, police proof and Batman proof, concocts a scheme in which he freezes a person, then sends a box with the body to relatives for the payment of a certain sum of money to safely have them restored to life in the Batman and Robin tale "The Temporary Murders!" by Don C. Cameron and Dick Sprang. Plus: Three-Ring Binks in an untitled story by Jack Farr; Slam Bradley in "Veteran in Villainy!" with art by Howard Sherman; Air Wave in "Caution...Handle without Care!" with art by George Roussos; and The Boy Commandos in "The Locusts of Lohan!" with art by Louis Cazeneuve (not by Simon and Kirby, despite the listed credits). Also: Billy Brand 1-pager; 2-page text story "The Refugees" by Stan Carter; and The Boners 1-pager by Lit-Win. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.