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Ashcan ⋅ DC ⋅ 1937
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$11.5k
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$38k
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$115k

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Ashcan edition, printed for purposes of copyrighting the title

Interior pages are from Detective Comics #1

Cover is the rejected artwork of Detective Comics #1

There are three copies known to exist:

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One is said to be locked in a DC Comics vault

One graded 9.0 sold in 2010 for $50,000

One graded 9.2 sold in 2021 for $204,000

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$900
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$3k
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$9k

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Series that introduced the Legion of Super-Heroes and other classic DC characters

Formerly titled New Adventure Comics

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$2.8k
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$8.5k
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$28k

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Advertisement for the 1939 World's Fair

📣 Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

5.0 sold for $11,400 [$10,450 in 2017] +9%

DC ⋅ 1940
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$750
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$2.2k
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$9.7k

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2nd appearance of Lex Luthor

Fawcett ⋅ 1940
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$1.2k
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$3.6k
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$16k

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1st appearance and origin of Mr. Scarlet

First mention of Gotham City in comics

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$1k
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$3k
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$10k

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Formerly titled World's Best Comics

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$280
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$825
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$2.8k

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First team-up of two villains in a DC comic, Wotan and Ian Karkull

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$370
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$1.1k
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$4.4k

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First appearance of Batman and Superman in a story together

Batman and Superman join the JSA as honorary members

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$875
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$2.6k
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$11k

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First artwork at DC by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

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$180
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$600
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$1.8k

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Milestone issue #100

DC ⋅ 1948
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$400
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$1.2k
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$4k

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Origin of Superman retold

10th year anniversary of of Superman title

📣 Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

7.0 sold for $3,240 [$1,900 in 2020] +71%

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🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

2.0 sold for $610 [$500 in 2022] +22%

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$100
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$300
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$1.1k

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Anniversary of issue #100

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$250
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$750
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$2.7k

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First horror title published by DC

🔮 DC Possibilities: Creepshow seems to be doing well for the Shudder streaming service which could give Warner Bros. confidence to delve into their deep catalog of horror anthology titles

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$120
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$400
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$1.2k

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Milestone issue #200

DC ⋅ 1956
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$270
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$810
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$3.3k

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Milestone issue #100

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8.0 sold for $3,840 [$2,351 in 2015] +63%

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$45
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$135
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$480

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First issue of Action Comics published during the Silver-Age (1956-1970)

DC ⋅ 1956
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$110
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$385
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$1.1k

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First issue of Batman published during the Silver Age

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$55
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$170
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$620

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100 issue milestone

DC ⋅ 1962
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$15
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$45
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$225

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Anniversary issue contains a map of Krypton

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$10
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$30
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$170

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Anniversary of Action Comics issue #300

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$5
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$15
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$60

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25th anniversary of Superman

DC ⋅ 1968
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$25
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$90
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$250

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Debut artwork on the 'Batman' title by Neal Adams

DC ⋅ 1969
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$15
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$50
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$150

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30th anniversary of Batman

Origin of Robin retold

DC ⋅ 1972
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$4
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$12
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$55

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DC begins publishing Tarzan

Origin of Tarzan

Origin of John Carter Warlord of Mars

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$50
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$150
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$500

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1st appearance of Nubia, Wonder Woman's sister and the first black super-powered female in DC Comics

Death of I-Ching, killed by a sniper

Return of Wonder Woman's classic costume which had been absent since issue #179

DC ⋅ 1978
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$3
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$10
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$35

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Anniversary of Batman issue #300

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$3
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$8
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$25

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Cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz

Two-page introduction by Stephen King

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$2
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Anniversary issue celebrating Superman's 50th year

Cover art inspired by Superman Annual #7

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$3
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$12

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Three Batmen are featured: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne

Multiple other versions of Batman appear including Terry McGinnis, Batman Beyond with Damian Wayne as an aged Batman as his mentor

Variant ⋅ DC ⋅ 2010
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$15
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$55

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Variant cover art by Mike Allred

75th Anniversary edition

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$8

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Final issue of volume 1 (1940-2011)

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$2
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$2
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$5

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Relaunch of Action Comics

1st appearance of Nyxly, the New 52 version of Mister Mxyzptlk‘s partner who first debuted as Miss Gzptlsnz in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #52 (1961)

DC ⋅ 2011
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$9
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$30

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Premiere issue of the second standalone Batman title

1st appearance of Lincoln March

1st cameo appearance of Harper Row, later becomes Bluebird

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First ongoing printed attribution given to Bill Finger as co-creator of Batman in the Detective Comics title

75 years after Batman debuted, Bill Finger’s granddaughter settled a court case with DC to award credit to her deceased grandfather for the creation of Batman

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$2
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$6

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1st appearance of Rogol Zaar, a villain named after the doctor who saved Brian Michael Bendis's life after he contracted MRSA

Cover art by Jim Lee

Interior stories and art by various notable creators

Includes a previously unpublished Curt Swan illustrated story

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