The classic Detective Comics #359 is headed your way — ads and all!
This is why I love Facsimile Editions: You can get your hands on a fresh copy of one of the most celebrated comics in history — in this case Detective Comics #359, featuring The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl! — for the cost of a new comic book.
Yep, Barbara Gordon’s sensational arrival is being re-rereleased by DC in January — original ads, letters and all!
Dig the official solicitation info, which will be formally released Friday:
DETECTIVE COMICS #359 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, SID GREENE, and MURPHY ANDERSON
Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
Batgirl makes her first appearance in this 1967 origin story, reprinted in a new facsimile edition! As both Batgirl and Oracle, Barbara Gordon has been a pivotal part of the Batman family for decades.In “The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl,” what starts as a trip to a costume party sparks a crime-fighting career, as Barbara helps Batman and Robin defeat Killer Moth! Plus, the Elongated Man must solve “The Riddle of the Sleepytime Taxi”!
ON SALE 01.15.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
— This is easily one of the best Bat-stories of the 1960s and sure it’s been reprinted a zillion times. But that’s not the point. Here, you get to experience the story in its original context for a mere $3.99.
— And if for some reason you think that’s too much, an original, high-grade, unslabbed copy recently sold on eBay for more than $600.
— Details, details: People generally think this issue came out in 1967 because it carries a Jan. ’67 pubdate. Actually, it came out in November 1966, according to the august Grand Comics Database.
— Plus, an Elongated Man story!
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