Promise Collection Archives

Detective Comics #44 from the Promise Collection, DC Comics, 1940.
The Promise Collection is a set of nearly 5,000 comic books, 95% of which are blisteringly high grade, that were published from 1939 to 1952 and purchased by one young comic book fan.  The name of the Promise Collection was inspired by the reason that it was saved and kept in such amazing condition since[...]
Detective Comics #140 featuring the first appearance of the Riddler, The Promise Collection Pedigree (DC, 1948)
A Detective Comics #140 CGC 9.6 White Pages has just sold for $456,000 at this afternoon's session of this week's 2021 June 17 – 19 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction from Heritage Auctions.  The October 1948 cover-dated release from DC Comics features the first appearance of popular Batman villain the Riddler in a story[...]
Detective Comics #140, Phantom Lady #17, Captain America Comics #74 from the Promise Collection
When Bleeding Cool heard about the accumulation of Golden Age comic books known as the Promise Collection, this 1951 Life Magazine photo of American troops reading comic books during the Korean War was the first thing to come to mind.  While World War II was part of what forged the modern American comic book industry[...]