Dark is the Gotham Knight


Set Type: Detective Comics #401-#500
Owner: tec-tac-toe 27 plus
Last Modified: 6/14/2013
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Set Description

When I started reading comic books, way back when, my favorite character/superhero was the Amazing Spider-Man; in fact, I recall that I "went" numerous times as Spider-Man for Halloween. At some point during the late 1960s or early 1970s the Amazing Spider-Man took a back seat to the Batman.

With this change of heart, my favorite comic book titles became Batman and Detective Comics. However, the Amazing Spider-Man and literally every comic book published by DC and Marvel were not far behind. Having such a broad interest; what some may term an obsession, others a passion; lead me to purchase almost every single title published by DC and Marvel from the last few years of the Silver Age through 1984. After 1984 I did not purchase what I would term the "obscure" DC and Marvel titles, except for the first issue-rarely beyond that-of such titles if only for lack of storage space.

As may be expected, I purchased every single comic book in this set at my favorite "newsstand" (or, as I refer to it, the "almost-corner grocery store") as a "youngster." In fact, I purchased multiple copies of each and every issue as Detective Comics was, along with Batman, my favorite comic book title (I still purchased The Amazing Spider-Man, of course, because, well, it was a fantastic read).

As you'll note in the comments I provide for the books in this set, every book contained herein was purchased slabbed as I have not had any of my original owner/off the newsstand purchased books graded by CGC; I plan to one day following my retirement, perhaps much sooner time permitting, as merely moving my books into an “acid-free/neutralizing” environment took what appeared to be a lifetime so I can only dread how long it will take selecting, etc., which to have graded.

As my original set description read, "Dark the Batman may be, but DC 401 to 500 is pure fun!" Yes indeed.


comic_best_presented Best Presented
Slot DescriptionThe Comics Registry IDComic GradeScore Updated
Detective Comics 401 1051099009 9.6 375 10/17/2011
Detective Comics 402 0024021004 9.6 750 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 403 0080594013 9.8 600 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 404 0112245030 9.4 450 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 405 0152595010 9.4 225 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 406 0627122003 9.2 113 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 407 0906919015 9.6 750 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 408 0113400004 9.6 750 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 409 0900734005 9.6 375 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 410 0024998013 9.6 750 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 411 0133361008 9.4 255 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 412 0627122007 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 413 0792985002 9.4 180 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 414 0700533002 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 415 0905339013 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 416 0763567020 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 417 0793042002 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 418 No Comic    
Detective Comics 419 1077891004 9.8 560 11/26/2012
Detective Comics 420 0098484004 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 421 No Comic    
Detective Comics 422 0762989013 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 423 1075587013 9.8 560 5/11/2012
Detective Comics 424 0796154014 9.6 350 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 425 1097152003 9.8 480 11/24/2012
Detective Comics 426 0706491017 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 427 0911662003 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 428 0800780030 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 429 1015419006 9.8 480 1/13/2012
Detective Comics 430 0801104059 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 431 0801104115 9.8 480 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 432 0627131017 9.4 180 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 433 0132852013 9.4 180 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 434 0802188049 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 435 0145452006 9.8 480 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 436 0801104039 9.6 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 437 No Comic    
Detective Comics 438 0073412009 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 439 0145477004 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 440 0743318003 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 441 0947715001 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 442 0763318020 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 443 0143217010 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 444 0789758007 9.6 500 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 445 0143216003 9.4 300 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 446 0763306004 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 447 0625831004 9.8 240 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 448 0141393007 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 449 0061954003 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 450 0962872033 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 451 0905467005 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 452 0763306010 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 453 0934831049 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 454 0155156014 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 455 0788788012 9.4 90 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 456 No Comic    
Detective Comics 457 0114460006 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 458 0096198010 9.8 240 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 459 0780275004 9.6 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 460 0701106003 9.8 240 12/30/2012
Detective Comics 461 0910513008 9.6 125 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 462 0808464010 9.4 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 463 No Comic    
Detective Comics 464 0627259020 9.6 125 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 465 0952423005 9.6 125 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 466 0792974002 9.6 250 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 467 0967263013 9.6 250 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 468 0153335007 9.8 400 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 469 0037041034 9.6 250 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 470 0967604012 9.8 200 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 471 No Comic    
Detective Comics 472 0051282013 9.4 150 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 473 1041278017 9.8 400 11/12/2011
Detective Comics 474 1100552002 9.8 400 11/24/2012
Detective Comics 475 No Comic    
Detective Comics 476 0944856007 9.6 550 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 477 0939391011 9.8 400 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 478 0018654007 9.8 400 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 479 0912408002 9.6 250 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 480 0900058001 9.8 200 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 481 0706495002 9.4 90 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 482 0127575002 9.6 100 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 483 1041275012 9.8 200 11/12/2011
Detective Comics 484 0138632008 9.6 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 485 0939109005 9.6 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 486 0793107005 9.4 45 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 487 0151329008 9.8 120 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 488 0796581012 9.6 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 489 0004766073 9.8 120 10/22/2011
Detective Comics 490 0705994006 9.6 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 491 0911417004 9.6 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 492 0805708004 9.6 75 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 493 0936402002 9.8 120 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 494 0794645005 9.4 45 4/13/2011
Detective Comics 495 0968545004 9.8 120 11/24/2012
Detective Comics 496 1015896011 9.8 96 4/18/2011
Detective Comics 497 No Comic    
Detective Comics 498 0004766076 9.8 96 6/29/2011
Detective Comics 499 1043198006 9.8 96 10/28/2011
Detective Comics 500 0901152064 9.8 160 4/13/2011

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