DETECTIVE COMICS #371(Jan 1968) 8.0 VF •• BATGIRL! Gardner Fox! Gil Kane!
Here's a gorgeous copy of DETECTIVE #371 from 1968 - when miniskirts were the rage and hip fashions were in focus like never before! How to introduce this into a BATMAN and ROBIN story?? -- by featuring BATGIRL, of course! In the lead story by Gardner F ... Read More
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- DETECTIVE COMICS
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- DC Comics
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- 8.0 VF
Item DescriptionHere's a gorgeous copy of DETECTIVE #371 from 1968 - when miniskirts were the rage and hip fashions were in focus like never before! How to introduce this into a BATMAN and ROBIN story?? -- by featuring BATGIRL, of course!
In the lead story by Gardner Fox and Gil Kane, with the beautiful inking of Sid Greene, "BATGIRL's Costume Cut-Ups!", Barbara Gordon is witness to the most recent robbery being committed by the Sports Spoiler Gang, a group of crooks who use different sports themed crimes, this time using bicycles as their means of escape. Changing to BATGIRL she tries to stop them, however during the fight she has to stop and adjust her head piece when it is knocked askew. The crooks would have escaped if not for the timely arrival of BATMAN and ROBIN. Afterwards, BATGIRL is hard on herself because she allowed her vanity get in the way of fighting crime.
Trying to break up the rest of the Sports Spoilers, each time BATMAN, ROBIN and BATGIRL go into battle some thing or another causes BATGIRL to worry over her appearance over the fight at hand. Finally when busting up a Sports Spoiler robbery at a Jai Alai match, BATGIRL gets a run in her tights. As she laments over it, the crooks are distracted by the spectacle and gawk at her long enough for BATMAN and ROBIN to knock most of them out, and BATGIRL joins them in defeating the rest.
After the fight is over with, as Barbara Gordon, BATGIRL muses how she made the run on purpose.
••• This is the first appearance of the new 'BATMOBILE' - as seen on the BATMAN television show!
The back-up story, "The Bellringer and the Baffling Bongs" (no - it's not what you're thinking! :o)", by Fox, Sekowsky and Greene , finds the ELONGATED MAN and his wife Sue exploring an abandoned California Mission when the antique church bell mysteriously rings by itself! Ralph Dibny investigates as his stretchable self and is able to corral a bank robbery gang with some clever tricks of 'elonagation'!
This is a near-pristine 44-year old comic - the binding s strong, the colors are bright, the covers still have their gloss . . just in top-notch condition. We'll conservatively grade this an 8.0 VF . . . which Overstreet values at $84 . . . but we value you as a customer, so we're pricing this at $78 . . with our customary L•O•W shipping!
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