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Detective Comics: Before Batman

Coming in March 2019 is an impressive tome.

 

DETECTIVE COMICS: BEFORE BATMAN (VOLS. 1 AND 2) HC

Written by JERRY SIEGEL, MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON and others

Art by JOE SHUSTER, FRED GUARDINEER, BOB KANE and others

DETECTIVE COMICS exploded in 1939 with the debut of Batman in issue #27—and now, for the first time, DC reprints the first 26 issues of this groundbreaking series, almost none of which have ever been reprinted before, in a two-volume slipcased set! The first volume, collecting issues #1-13, stars crime-fighters like Slam Bradley, Bart Regan, Speed Saunders and more! And Volume Two, collecting issues #14-26, stars characters like the Crimson Avenger, Fu Manchu and more!

Please note that these stories will be scanned directly from original copies of these issues.  

ON SALE 03.20.19

$150.00 US | Each 896 PAGES

FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9302-4

 

Among famous creators not listed in the solicitation would be Creig Flessel, Fred Schwab, Leo O’Mealia, and many more – like A. W. Nugent, the creator of Uncle Art’s Funland.

I wouldn’t usually post this here but as Dan Greenfield says in the announcement,
“That’s some serious comic-book history right there.”

To add to that last sentiment, Michael Uslan, at the Comic Book Historians Facebook page has informed:

I wrote the introductions and early history of DC Comics for both of these volumes. I can promise you that there will be major new insights and clarity as to the facts of the birth of the comic book industry and early DC Comics. There will also be a shocking revelation of a “Bill Finger-type” forgotten co-creator of a major comic book character who will require comic book history books to be rewritten.

 

 

 

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