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1939 Detective Comics #27

The original flagship title of "DC Comics" was Detective Comics, and what made Detective Comics so important was because of issue #27, May 1939.

Introduction of "Bat-Man" by "Rob't Kane"

Bob Kane was asked to come up with a character by fledgling DC Comics which had found itself with an unexpected hit on its hands with Action Comics #1. The management at DC was open to all ideas that might help them present new characters as the comic book superhero craze was catching on in 1939. Kane had been selling them filler stories of 1 and 2 page lengths and was anxious to come up with something that would earn him a better page rate.


2020 million-dollar Detective Comics #27

Defective Comics 27 1939 featuring BATZMAN

NO, THIS IS NOT THE THE TRUE DETECTIVE COMICS #27 COVER ART

November 17, 2020 auction price: $1,005,000

Story about the $849,999.90 Detective Comics #27 at TMZ - November 7, 2020.

Story also at the Associated Press

Story about this copy at Barrons



Feb 2010 - Detective Comics #27 goes for $1,075,500 USD

[In 2020: The owner is fielding offers with a $1.575 million minimum.]

Heritage Auctions auctioned that expensive copy of Detective Comics in February 2010. It brought in a considerable amount of money, a staggering figure well above the numbers that used to surprise (or shock) people back in the collecting days of the 1960s when anything over $100.00 seemed amazing.


Detective Comics #27 is now one of the most valuable comics on the collector's market, for example a 2012 copy sold for $523,000 from the "Billy Wright Collection" (info about the sale at Comic Book Secrets.)

Heritage Auctions: "Detective Comics #27 is generally considered second only to Action Comics #1 as the most desirable comic in the hobby. "


Batman 18 Film Collection

Batman 80th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray)

The 18 Films:

  1. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  2. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  3. Batman: Gotham Knight
  4. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  5. Batman: Under the Red Hood
  6. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  7. Batman: Year One
  8. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
  9. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
  10. Son of Batman
  11. Batman: Assault on Arkham
  12. Batman vs. Robin
  13. Batman: Bad Blood
  14. Batman: The Killing Joke
  15. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
  16. Batman and Harley Quinn
  17. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
  18. Batman Ninja

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Batman V Superman Dawn of Failure

Batman vs. Batman

Batman the Billion Dollar Hero

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OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 50

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 50 – Spider-Man/Spawn


Original page November 2020