Is Batman 227 the "key" Neal Adams Batman book to have?
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On 21/03/2018 at 2:14 AM, scooter99 said:

251 is one book I still don't have.  Getting a white paged, perfectly centered copy in 9.2/9.4 is no easy feat.

I had a 9.6 but can’t remember the page quality, was a pretty well centered copy.

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On ‎2018‎-‎03‎-‎21 at 9:53 PM, oakman29 said:

232 in my opinion is way under priced, and should be the big Batman key of the BA.

+1

It is the most significant BA Batman book. Classic Adams artwork + 1st app of a major villain.

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17 hours ago, bane said:

I had a 9.6 but can’t remember the page quality, was a pretty well centered copy.

It was White Pages and cost me $850 at the time.

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Nice to see this bumped up again.  Like to think this thread had a hand in driving up the mad demand for this book a few years back. 

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On 3/1/2020 at 2:01 AM, Von Cichlid said:

After 227, 232, and 251, Detective 400 is the one to get.  I'm in the market for one now, and I am finding out that that book ain't cheap if you want a nice copy.

Tec' 411 is up there as well.  Rivaling Bats 232 for a while and at times even beating it in sales, especially in the higher grades due to that black cover.. 

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I'm firmly in the camp that doesn't see the appeal of 227, relative to quite a few other books from the era: 232, 234, 251, Tec 400, 405, 411. For me, Batman 232 is criminally underrated--not just for Batman, but for the Bronze Age period.

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It's odd. I am a huge Batman fan and a comic collector and yet I never cared to include 227 in my collection. I don't find it to be a key by any definition of the word. It's just a cover homage, so nothing original. I would much rather have Adams represented in my collection with a cover he came up.

When it comes to Adams keys, I much prefer these:

Batman 232

Batman 234

Batman 251

Detective Comics 400

Detective Comics 411

 

 

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I've owned my copy of 'Tec 400 since about 1980 (wow I feel old -- 40 years!).  However it has significant spine stress at the upper staple.  I haven't looked at it in years, but that's aways bothered me.  I'm glad I made an exception though -- there were lots of other Bronze books I passed on that had comparable defects.

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1 hour ago, jbud73 said:

Talk amongst yourselves :insane::roflmao:O.o:screwy:doh!

Cheers Mr Pennyworth, you have definitely sheered a sheep here.

Wow that price is unreal!  I don't consider 227 a key either.  I had Neal sign a 237 a few years back, one of my fave covers.

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