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Batman #1

First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
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Last calculated 09/15/2019
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Aug 1, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Jun 11, 2019
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    May 16, 2019
  • CGC Qualified 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Mar 12, 2019
  • CGC Universal 1.0 (FR)
    Mar 12, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Feb 26, 2019
  • CGC Conserved 4.0 (VG)
    Feb 26, 2019
  • CGC Qualified 0.5 (PR)
    Feb 26, 2019
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Feb 21, 2019
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Dec 12, 2018
  • CBCS Verified - Red (Restored) 6.0 (FN)
    Nov 15, 2018
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Nov 15, 2018
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Nov 15, 2018
  • CGC Restored 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Oct 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Aug 29, 2018
  • CGC Restored 0.5 (PR)
    Jun 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    May 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    May 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    May 10, 2018
  • CGC Restored 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Mar 7, 2018
  • CGC Conserved 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Mar 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Feb 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Feb 22, 2018
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Jan 16, 2018
  • CGC Restored 2.5 (GD+)
    Dec 7, 2017
  • CGC Qualified 1.8 (GD-)
    Nov 16, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Nov 16, 2017
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Oct 16, 2017
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Sep 23, 2017
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    Sep 12, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 4.0 (VG)
    Sep 12, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 0.5 (PR)
    Sep 12, 2017
  • CGC Qualified 2.0 (GD)
    May 1, 2017
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    May 1, 2017
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    Mar 21, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.5 (GD+)
    Feb 23, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Feb 23, 2017
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Dec 14, 2016
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Dec 14, 2016
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Dec 13, 2016
  • CGC Restored 1.0 (FR)
    Dec 12, 2016
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Nov 17, 2016
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    Nov 17, 2016
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    Nov 7, 2016
  • CGC Restored 9.2 (NM-)
    Sep 7, 2016
  • CGC Restored 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Sep 6, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 7.5 (VF-)
    Aug 4, 2016
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jun 7, 2016
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    Jun 7, 2016
  • CGC Signature Series 0.5 (PR)
    Mar 29, 2016

CGC® Census

Data provided courtesy of the CGC Census.
Grade Total Universal Top Qualified Top Signature Top Restored Top
10.0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.9 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.8 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.6 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.4 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.2 7 1 0.8% 0 - 0 - 6 4.3%
9.0 4 2 2.5% 0 - 0 - 2 5.8%
8.5 6 3 5.1% 0 - 0 - 3 7.9%
8.0 16 5 9.3% 0 - 0 - 11 15.8%
7.5 14 2 11.0% 0 - 0 - 12 24.5%
7.0 17 3 13.6% 0 - 1 33.3% 13 33.8%
6.5 10 4 16.9% 0 - 0 - 6 38.1%
6.0 15 2 18.6% 0 - 0 - 13 47.5%
5.5 14 4 22.0% 0 - 0 - 10 54.7%
5.0 15 6 27.1% 0 - 0 - 9 61.2%
4.5 8 3 29.7% 0 - 0 - 5 64.7%
4.0 21 12 39.8% 0 - 0 - 9 71.2%
3.5 14 6 44.9% 0 - 1 66.7% 7 76.3%
3.0 13 5 49.2% 0 - 0 - 8 82.0%
2.5 12 9 56.8% 0 - 0 - 3 84.2%
2.0 10 8 63.6% 1 14.3% 0 - 1 84.9%
1.8 9 7 69.5% 1 28.6% 0 - 1 85.6%
1.5 14 10 78.0% 2 57.1% 0 - 2 87.1%
1.0 20 10 86.4% 0 - 0 - 10 94.2%
0.5 28 16 100.0% 3 100.0% 1 100.0% 8 100.0%
Total 267 118   7   3   139  

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About

Key Issue
First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
Publisher
DC Comics
Store Date
March 31, 1940
Cover Price
$0.10
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Script
Bill Finger, Paul Gustavson, Guy Monroe, Whitney Ellsworth, George Shute, Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane, Paul Gustavson, Raymond Perry, George Papp
Inks
Bob Kane, Paul Gustavson, Raymond Perry, George Papp, Jerry Robinson
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset, Sheldon Moldoff, Jerry Robinson, Paul Gustavson, Bob Kane ?
Issue Notes
Indicia: Batman No. 1 * Spring 1940 Issue Published quarterly by DETECTIVE COMICS, INC. 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y.
GCIN
107370

3 Variants

Additional Issues

  • 1994 8 Sales 9.8 FMV $40
  • 1940 168 Sales 9.8 FMV $6,600,000
    First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $240,000
    • 8.0 $440,000
    • 9.2 $1,700,000
  • 1940 142 Sales 9.8 FMV $575,000
    Second appearance of The Joker; Second appearance of The Catwoman; First time character is called Catwoman
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $13,000
    • 8.0 $33,000
    • 9.2 $140,000
  • 1940 160 Sales 9.8 FMV $300,000
    First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $7,000
    • 8.0 $17,500
    • 9.2 $82,000
  • 1941 131 Sales 9.8 FMV $74,000
    4th appearance of the Joker; 1st appearance of Ha-Hacienda (Joker’s Hideout); 1st mention of Gotham City
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $4,000
    • 8.0 $8,000
    • 9.2 $32,000
  • 1941 131 Sales 9.8 FMV $70,000
    First appearance of the Batmobile
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,900
    • 8.0 $6,500
    • 9.2 $31,000
  • 1941 178 Sales 9.8 FMV $200,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,250
    • 8.0 $4,200
    • 9.2 $15,000
  • 1941 129 Sales 9.8 FMV $210,000
    Batman meets Commissioner Gordon face to face for the first time; Commissioner Gordon appoints Batman an honorary member of the Gotham Police Department.
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,300
    • 8.0 $7,750
    • 9.2 $40,000
  • 1942 94 Sales 9.8 FMV $200,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $4,000
    • 8.0 $7,500
    • 9.2 $39,000
  • 1942 109 Sales FMV Pending
  • 1942 117 Sales 9.8 FMV $130,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,600
    • 8.0 $4,400
    • 9.2 $36,000
  • 1942 120 Sales 9.8 FMV $775,000
    Classic Joker Cover by Ray/Robinson; Third Joker cover; Joker appearance; Penguin appearance
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $9,750
    • 8.0 $52,000
    • 9.2 $120,000