Books Carrying CGC Grades Lead Comics Offered in November Comics & Comic Art Auction

Nearly all of the top comic books offered in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 19-22 Comics & Comic Art Auction carry CGC grades.

The selection is led by the best copy of Detective Comics #27, the finest copy of Batman’s first appearance to come to market in a decade, and a fixture on the short list of the most important and desirable comics ever offered. 

Detective Comics #27 is widely considered second only to Action Comics #1 as the most desirable comic in the hobby. The issue did briefly hold the top spot in one of the annual rankings of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide some years ago, and is the only serious contender to ever dislodge Action #1 in the future. Batman is certainly more of a force at the movie box office lately than Superman, so it's not out of the question that one day his first appearance could reign as the top book.

Not only is this the debut of a character that has become a pop culture icon, the book is graced by one of the more distinctive and memorable covers of the entire Golden Age, drawn by Bob Kane. A milestone in anyone's book!


Heritage Auctions Nov. 19-22 Comics & Comic Art Auction:

Detective Comics #27 (DC, 1939) CGC FN/VF 7.0 Off-white pages: $1,000,000-1,500,000

Action Comics #7 (DC, 1938) CGC VG 4.0 Off-white pages: $150,000+

Detective Comics #31 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages: $100,000+

Detective Comics #29 (DC, 1939) CGC VG/FN 5.0 Cream to off-white pages: $100,000+

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