Detective Comics

Publisher: DC
Published: Jan 1937
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  • 1st appearance of Slam Bradley, Ching Lung and Speed Saunders
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  • 2nd appearance of Slam Bradley
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Nelson
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  • Classic cover art by Creig Flessel
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  • Full page interior advertisement for Action Comics #1 with black and white cover art
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  • Full page interior advertisment for Action Comics #1
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  • 1st appearance of Fu Manchu
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  • Classic cover art by Creig Flessel featuring Fu Manchu
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  • 1st appearance of the Crimson Avenger
  • 1st appearance Wing, the Crimson Avenger's sidekick
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  • 1st cover appearance of the Crimson Avenger
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  • Text advertisement at the top of the Cleo and Clancy page reads: The Batman! This new thrilling adventures trip starts in the May issue of Detective Comics! Don't miss it
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  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
  • November 19, 2020 a CGC 7.0 sold for $1.5MM in a Heritage Auction. The last recorded sale in that grade was a decade ago, almost to the day for $500k
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  • 2nd appearance of Batman
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  • 3rd appearance of Batman
  • 2nd cover appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Death, the 1st Batman villain
  • 1st time Batman uses his utility belt
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  • 4th appearance of Batman
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Death
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  • 1st appearance of The Monk, Batman's first costumed enemy
  • 1st appearance of Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's girlfriend
  • Debut of the Batplane, called the Batgyro
  • Debut of the Batarang
  • *stories take place in New York City
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  • Batman shoots and kills Monk, a vampire
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  • Origin of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Joe Chill
  • 1st appearance and death of Thomas and Martha Wayne
  • Cover art by Bob Kane depicts Batman with a gun
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  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hugo Strange
  • Debut of Batman's finned gloves
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  • Final solo adventure of Batman in the Golden Age
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Robin
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  • 3rd appearance of Robin
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Clayface, Basil Karlo
  • 1st cover appearance of the Joker in Detective Comics
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  • 1st solo story featuring Robin
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  • 1st appearance of the Joker in a Detective Comics story, previously appeared on the cover of Detective Comics #40
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  • Death of Dr. Hugo Strange, fell to his death after being punched in the face by Batman while standing near the edge of a cliff
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  • 1st time Batman’s car is referred to as the Batmobile
  • 1st mention of Gotham City in Detective Comics
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  • 2nd appearance of Clayface (Basil Karlo)

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