The top selling comic book last month was detective comics # 27

In June, “Detective Comics #27” was one of the best-selling comics at the Comic Buying Center, fetching a significant amount of money. Detective comics 27 is highly popular among collectors as it marks the first appearance of Batman, who is…well, we all know who Batman is, so no introduction is needed. What about the detective comics 27 value? It starts with a whopping $250,000. What is the highest price? We’ll tell you a bit later! But it will shock everyone who wishes to sell old comics.

Detective Comics series

The original “Detective Comics” series, launched in March 1937 with detective comics 1, was created by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, the founder of National Allied Publications, which later became DC Comics. Initially an anthology featuring various detective stories, the series gained immense popularity with the introduction of Batman in Detective Comics #27 May 1939, created by such iconic figures as Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Batman quickly became the main feature, transforming the series into a cornerstone of the comic book industry.

The series ran continuously until 2011, with a brief hiatus, before being relaunched in 2016, making it the longest running comic book series in history (as for now, at least). Throughout its history, “Detective Comics” featured contributions from notable writers and artists, including Jerry Robinson, Carmine Infantino, and Neal Adams. It is known for introducing iconic characters and evolving with the times to maintain its relevance and appeal​ to different audiences throughout different eras.

Detective Comics # 27

“Detective Comics number 27,” published in May 1939, is an iconic issue that introduced Batman, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. This comic features the story “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” where Batman makes his debut as a vigilante detective. The issue has become one of the most iconic and valuable in comic book history.

Key Points of detective comics issue 27:

  • Creator. Bob Kane and Bill Finger
  • Publication Date. May 1939
  • Story. “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate”
  • Significance. Batman’s first appearance
  • Detective Comics #27 Value. Highly sought after, with prices ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars depending on condition. As said before, starts with about $250,000 and goes as high as $4,500,000. Making it a third most expensive comic book in history. 
  • Detective Comics 27 Price. A copy in good condition can fetch over $1 million at auction.

The Batman detective comics 27 is one of the most important among all comic books because of its historical significance and actual value.

  • Pete Przysiezny

    Pete Przysiezny, owner of Comic Buying Center, has been buying and selling comics and collectibles for over 30 years. He lives in Northern Illinois and specializes in buying large comic book collections. He has a vast knowledge of all eras and types of comic books ranging from the 1930s to the 2000s. Pete spent his childhood going to comic book conventions with his father, so you could say he was raised in the industry.