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Batman #3

First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Nov 15, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Aug 29, 2018
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    Aug 29, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Aug 27, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    Aug 13, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Aug 2, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jul 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Jul 19, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    Jun 18, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    May 19, 2018
  • CGC Restored 9.0 (VF/NM)
    May 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    May 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    May 1, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Mar 20, 2018
  • CGC Restored 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Feb 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Feb 24, 2018
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Jan 26, 2018
  • CGC Restored 2.0 (GD)
    Dec 30, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.5 (VG-)
    Dec 7, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Nov 28, 2017
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Nov 16, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Oct 1, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 2.5 (GD+)
    Aug 18, 2017
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Aug 12, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Jul 15, 2017
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    May 1, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Apr 23, 2017
  • CGC Restored 3.5 (VG-)
    Feb 13, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Conserved) 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Feb 7, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.5 (GD+)
    Jan 9, 2017
  • CGC Restored 1.5 (FR/GD)
    Dec 14, 2016
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Dec 13, 2016
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Dec 6, 2016
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Nov 19, 2016
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Nov 17, 2016
  • CGC Restored 0.5 (PR)
    Nov 14, 2016
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Nov 7, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 6.0 (FN)
    Oct 23, 2016
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Oct 1, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 4.5 (VG+)
    Jul 19, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 1.8 (GD-)
    Jul 4, 2016
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Jul 3, 2016
  • CGC Restored 0.5 (PR)
    Jun 2, 2016
  • CGC Universal 1.5 (FR/GD)
    May 18, 2016
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    May 2, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 4.0 (VG)
    Mar 28, 2016
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Jan 25, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Dec 18, 2015
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.5 (FN+)
    Dec 8, 2015
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Sep 30, 2015

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 0.7% 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.2 1 1 1.3% 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.0 8 6 5.3% 0 - 0 - 2 3.2%
8.5 9 8 10.5% 0 - 0 - 1 4.8%
8.0 5 2 11.8% 0 - 0 - 3 9.7%
7.5 13 8 17.1% 0 - 0 - 5 17.7%
7.0 13 10 23.7% 0 - 0 - 3 22.6%
6.5 14 11 30.9% 0 - 1 20.0% 2 25.8%
6.0 20 15 40.8% 0 - 1 40.0% 4 32.3%
5.5 17 10 47.4% 0 - 2 80.0% 5 40.3%
5.0 14 7 52.0% 0 - 0 - 7 51.6%
4.5 15 11 59.2% 1 20.0% 0 - 3 56.5%
4.0 16 12 67.1% 1 40.0% 0 - 3 61.3%
3.5 9 8 72.4% 0 - 0 - 1 62.9%
3.0 18 12 80.3% 1 60.0% 0 - 5 71.0%
2.5 10 7 84.9% 0 - 0 - 3 75.8%
2.0 10 7 89.5% 1 80.0% 0 - 2 79.0%
1.8 6 4 92.1% 0 - 0 - 2 82.3%
1.5 7 4 94.7% 0 - 1 100.0% 2 85.5%
1.0 5 2 96.1% 1 100.0% 0 - 2 88.7%
0.5 13 6 100.0% 0 - 0 - 7 100.0%
Total 224 152   5   5   62  

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About

Key Issue
First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
Publisher
DC Comics
Store Date
October 10, 1940
Cover Price
$0.10
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Script
Bill Finger, Stan Aschmeier, Henry Boltinoff, Norman Goss, Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Bob Kane, George Papp, Stan Aschmeier, Henry Boltinoff, Fred West, Raymond Perry, Jack Burnley
Inks
Jerry Robinson, George Papp, Stan Aschmeier, Henry Boltinoff, Fred West, Raymond Perry, Jack Burnley
Letters
typeset, George Roussos, Henry Boltinoff, Betty Bentley?
Issue Notes
Not all fillers may be listed for this book.
GCIN
107685

Additional Issues

  • 1994 7 Sales 9.8 FMV $34
  • 1940 162 Sales 9.8 FMV $4,500,000
    First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $200,000
    • 8.0 $350,000
    • 9.2 $1,250,000
  • 1940 133 Sales 9.8 FMV $360,000
    Second appearance of The Joker; Second appearance of The Catwoman; First time character is called Catwoman
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $10,000
    • 8.0 $28,000
    • 9.2 $100,000
  • 1940 148 Sales 9.8 FMV $420,000
    First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $5,250
    • 8.0 $5,250
    • 9.2 $100,000
  • 1941 122 Sales 9.8 FMV $130,000
    4th appearance of the Joker; 1st appearance of Ha-Hacienda (Joker’s Hideout); 1st mention of Gotham City
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $4,200
    • 8.0 $10,000
    • 9.2 $50,000
  • 1941 122 Sales 9.8 FMV $72,000
    First appearance of the Batmobile
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,900
    • 8.0 $6,500
    • 9.2 $32,000
  • 1941 168 Sales 9.8 FMV $260,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,950
    • 8.0 $4,200
    • 9.2 $15,000
  • 1941 122 Sales 9.8 FMV $145,000
    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 $2,700
    • 8.0 $6,750
    • 9.2 $42,000
  • 1942 88 Sales 9.8 FMV $220,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,900
    • 8.0 $5,250
    • 9.2 $34,000
  • 1942 99 Sales 9.8 FMV $140,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,450
    • 8.0 $5,250
    • 9.2 $41,000
  • 1942 110 Sales 9.8 FMV $170,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,900
    • 8.0 $4,200
    • 9.2 $41,000
  • 1942 113 Sales 9.8 FMV $290,000
    Classic Joker Cover by Ray/Robinson; Third Joker cover; Joker appearance; Penguin appearance
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $8,750
    • 8.0 $44,000
    • 9.2 $135,000