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    Default Batman promotion earlier than Detective Comics #27

    About ten years ago I bought a ratty coverless Adventure Comics #37 from April 1939 for about $50. Why? The selling point was an internal text ad at the top of one of the pages promoting some new character called The Batman. The ad reads: "The Batman! This new thrilling adventure strip starts in the May issue of Detective Comics! Don't miss it!" It's kind of neat to have a teeny-tiny slice of Batman's early history. Can anyone confirm this ad is real? Are there any other Golden Age promotions for iconic characters that actually came out before the character's first appearance?
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    No replies yet, oh well. I'm pretty sure it's real, but was hoping for more information from the knowledgeable readers here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    No replies yet, oh well. I'm pretty sure it's real, but was hoping for more information from the knowledgeable readers here.
    No idea with your question, but it is pretty cool

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    According to cover dates, the Adventure Comics issue came out a month before Detective Comics 27.

    Since you have the issue, the only way it wouldn't be real is if the seller wrote the blurb.

    This does seem to be an obscure detail, but a pretty cool one.
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    Looks real to me.

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