Batman #1

First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
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Fair Market Value (FMV) calculated 05/31/2021
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 16, 2021
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Apr 4, 2021
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Apr 4, 2021
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Apr 4, 2021
  • CGC Universal 9.4 (NM)
    Jan 17, 2021
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    Jan 17, 2021
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    Dec 16, 2020
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.5 (GD+)
    Nov 22, 2020
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    Sep 24, 2020
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Sep 13, 2020
  • CGC Restored 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Jul 12, 2020
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    Jun 22, 2020
  • CGC Restored 6.5 (FN+)
    May 3, 2020
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    May 3, 2020
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Mar 8, 2020
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Mar 8, 2020
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Dec 9, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Dec 9, 2019
  • CGC Conserved 1.8 (GD-)
    Nov 21, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Nov 21, 2019
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Sep 9, 2019
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Sep 9, 2019
  • CGC Qualified 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Aug 27, 2019
  • 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 - Signed Y/R (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
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Grade
No Data Available

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 1 1 0.8% 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.2 8 2 2.3% 0 - 0 - 6 4.2%
9.0 3 1 3.1% 0 - 0 - 2 5.6%
8.5 6 3 5.4% 0 - 0 - 3 7.7%
8.0 16 6 10.1% 0 - 0 - 10 14.8%
7.5 14 2 11.6% 0 - 0 - 12 23.2%
7.0 18 3 14.0% 0 - 1 33.3% 14 33.1%
6.5 12 4 17.1% 0 - 0 - 8 38.7%
6.0 16 2 18.6% 0 - 0 - 14 48.6%
5.5 14 4 21.7% 0 - 0 - 10 55.6%
5.0 17 7 27.1% 0 - 0 - 10 62.7%
4.5 8 3 29.5% 0 - 0 - 5 66.2%
4.0 21 12 38.8% 0 - 0 - 9 72.5%
3.5 13 5 42.6% 0 - 1 66.7% 7 77.5%
3.0 14 7 48.1% 0 - 0 - 7 82.4%
2.5 12 9 55.0% 0 - 0 - 3 84.5%
2.0 12 10 62.8% 1 16.7% 0 - 1 85.2%
1.8 9 7 68.2% 1 33.3% 0 - 1 85.9%
1.5 14 11 76.7% 1 50.0% 0 - 2 87.3%
1.0 20 10 84.5% 0 - 0 - 10 94.4%
0.5 32 20 100.0% 3 100.0% 1 100.0% 8 100.0%
Total 280 129   6   3   142  

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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

4 Variants

Additional Issues

  • 1994 14 Sales 9.8 FMV $85
  • 1940 191 Sales 9.8 FMV $3,300,000
    First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $370,000
    • 8.0 $875,000
    • 9.2 $2,400,000
  • 1940 160 Sales 9.8 FMV $270,000
    Second appearance of The Joker; Second appearance of The Catwoman; First time character is called Catwoman
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $14,000
    • 8.0 $25,000
    • 9.2 $82,000
  • 1940 185 Sales 9.8 FMV $310,000
    First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $6,250
    • 8.0 $14,500
    • 9.2 $70,000
  • 1941 150 Sales 9.8 FMV $220,000
    4th appearance of the Joker; 1st appearance of Ha-Hacienda (Joker’s Hideout); 1st mention of Gotham City
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $6,500
    • 8.0 $14,000
    • 9.2 $56,000
  • 1941 147 Sales 9.8 FMV $60,000
    First appearance of the Batmobile
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,600
    • 8.0 $5,750
    • 9.2 $32,000
  • 1941 203 Sales 9.8 FMV $360,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $3,100
    • 8.0 $6,500
    • 9.2 $22,000
  • 1941 153 Sales 9.8 FMV $135,000
    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 $3,100
    • 8.0 $8,000
    • 9.2 $33,000
  • 1942 108 Sales 9.8 FMV $130,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $4,400
    • 8.0 $9,250
    • 9.2 $35,000
  • 1942 133 Sales 9.8 FMV $260,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $5,750
    • 8.0 $14,500
    • 9.2 $84,000
  • 1942 138 Sales 9.8 FMV $160,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,100
    • 8.0 $4,600
    • 9.2 $42,000
  • 1942 150 Sales 9.8 FMV $410,000
    Classic Joker Cover by Ray/Robinson; Third Joker cover; Joker appearance; Penguin appearance
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $9,750
    • 8.0 $19,000
    • 9.2 $72,000