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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
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($86.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • 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 #20
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 20
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($14.97) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 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
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.75) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. First wrap missing. Interrupts art and story.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($18.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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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 #24
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 24
    Auction opens January 4
    • INCOMPLETE. Pages missing, affects Speed Saunders and Slam Bradley stories. Full length spine split through all existing wraps, brittle edges.

    Cover art by Fred Guardineer. Cleo and Clancy humor page by Bob Kane. The Persian Jewel Mystery starring Speed Saunders, script by Gardner Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Oscar the Gumshoe humor page by Bob Kane. Larry Steele story, script and art by Will Ely. Cosmo story, art by Sven Elven. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by the Shuster Shop. Dr. Fu Manchu story, script by Sax Rohmer, art by Leo O'Mealia. The Old Grey House text story by Terry Keane. Crimson Avenger story, art by Jim Chambers. Back From the Dead (Part 1) starring Bruce Nelson, art by Tom Hickey. Paper Trail starring Buck Marshall, script and art by Homer Fleming. Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by the Shuster Shop. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 25
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.47) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 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 #27
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 27
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($32.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • 25th Page Only.
    • Label #2012209011
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($32.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • 23th Page Only.
    • Label #2012209010
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($40.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Brittle
    • Page 24 only. INCOMPLETE. (From the collection of Jerry Robinson).
    • Label #1269989015

    Cover art by Bob Kane. 1st appearance of Batman and Commissioner Gordon. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate starring The Bat-Man (as he's called in the story), script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane. The Killers of Kurdistan starring Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator, script by Gardner Fox, art by Fred Guardineer. Bullet Bluff starring Buck Marshall, Range Detective, art by Homer Fleming. Spy story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. The Crimson Avenger story, script and art by Jim Chambers. Death on the Airwaves text story by Gardner F. Fox (as Paul Dean), art by Fred Guardineer. Bruce Nelson story, script and art by Tom Hickey. The Mysterious Doctor Fu Manchu story, script and art by Leo O'Mealia. Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story, script and art by Sven Elven. Plain Clothes Pete story, script and art by Russell Cole (as Alger). Slam Bradley story, script by Jerry Siegel, art by Joe Shuster. Ad for All-American #2 and Movie Comics #2. 64 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 36
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($114.00) will be charged at checkout.
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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 #40
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 40
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($146.85) 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 #45
    Detective Comics (1937 1st Series) 45
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($382.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0008329005
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($56.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Panel cut from 7th page, affects story, incomplete.
    • Label #0754045012

    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.