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Holy Milestone, Batman! Detective Comics Celebrates 900 Issues This April

Just because DC Comics' New 52 initiative rebooted an entire comic book universe and started fresh with a whole bunch of #1 issues certainly doesn't mean the publisher won't acknowledge one of its flagship titles reaching a 76-year milestone. This coming April, Detective Comics will be celebrating an astounding 900 issues chronicling the heroics of everyone's favorite -- no, really, how can anyone possibly hate on the guy? -- brooding super sleuth: Batman! The caped crusader has been solving mysteries and busting the underworld's teeth since his debut in Detective Comics #27, and DC Comics promises to do Batman justice with the second volume of the legendary series' 19th issue.

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New 52 in Review: Week 1


Christopher Holden kicks of a series reviewing the New 52 with... ACTION COMICS “Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” This is the depiction of Superman generations grew up with during the Golden age of comics and through Max Fleischer cartoons. In Action Comics #1, Grant Morrison is making that Superman canon again.

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Things We Saw Today: Jock’s Terrifying Joker Cover

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Man Auctions Copy of First Batman Comic Ever, Which He Bought for 10¢ in 1939

At the age of thirteen, Robert Irwin bought Detective Comics #27 from a newstand for ten cents. And though he and his brother collected and discarded hundreds of comics, that one issue was the only one he kept. Why?
“I don’t know,” he said. “I must have just liked the cover.”
Mr. Irwin rediscovered his copy six years ago, but did not immediately sell it, even though he was offered $100,000. When another copy of the comic sold for more than $1 million earlier this year, he decided to make his move. That waiting has paid off: his copy has been valued at $400,000, and bids on the Heritage auction have already reached that marker, with bidding still open until Thursday. Which gives him a percentage return on his investment that's... nine digits long.

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Wondercon Makes Us Sad: Greg Rucka Leaving, All-Star Batman and Robin Not Over

This weekend is Wondercon and of course announcements are rolling out to let us know what to expect from the world of comics, movies, and science fiction. The two that have caught our eye are not exactly what we would call reassuring.

DC Comics has announced that Frank Miller and Jim Lee are still dedicated to the long running "deadline challenged" series of All-Star Batman and Robin, and will be starting up a new series Dark Knight: Boy Wonder, to begin running in February 2011. They promise that these issues will ship on time. Without, you know, switching to a bi-monthly schedule halfway through. And then a five month delay on the last issue which ultimately has to be recalled.

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Detective Comics: Batwoman wins GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book

The 21st GLAAD awards were held in last night, seeking as always to "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend

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Detective Comics #27 Sells for $1.07 Million: Batman Makes More Money Than Superman

Hot on the heels of an issue of Action Comics #1 (the first appearance of Superman) selling at auction for $1 million, an issue of Detective Comics #27 (the first appearance of Batman) has sold for more than $1 million. $75,500 more, to be exact.

To which this Batman fan says: MUWAHAHAHA! According to Bleeding Cool, the comic was expected to sell for "around $300,00 [sic] but in the light of a copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, selling for a straight $1,000,000 this week, clearly a Batman Vs Superman grudge match was in the offing. And we know how that always goes."

Indeed we do:

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