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Batman #5

First appearance of the Batmobile
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Fair Market Value

Last calculated 10/17/2019
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Oct 15, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Aug 25, 2019
  • CGC Restored 8.0 (VF)
    Aug 14, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.5 (GD+)
    Aug 6, 2019
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Jul 5, 2019
  • CGC Restored 5.0 (VG/FN)
    May 22, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Apr 2, 2019
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Apr 1, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Feb 28, 2019
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 7.5 (VF-)
    Feb 23, 2019
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Dec 24, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Dec 12, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Nov 17, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Sep 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Jul 20, 2018
  • CGC Restored 5.0 (VG/FN)
    May 26, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    May 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Apr 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Mar 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Feb 25, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.0 (FN)
    Dec 7, 2017
  • CGC Restored 0.5 (PR)
    Oct 7, 2017
  • CGC Restored 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Sep 4, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Aug 28, 2017
  • CGC Universal 2.0 (GD)
    Jul 2, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    May 14, 2017
  • CGC Signature Series 7.5 (VF-)
    May 11, 2017
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    May 1, 2017
  • CGC Universal 0.5 (PR)
    May 1, 2017
  • CGC Restored 4.0 (VG)
    Apr 8, 2017
  • CGC Restored 2.5 (GD+)
    Mar 27, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 2.0 (GD)
    Feb 7, 2017
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Jan 4, 2017
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Dec 21, 2016
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Dec 13, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Nov 20, 2016
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Nov 17, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue (Restored) 7.5 (VF-)
    Oct 23, 2016
  • CGC Restored 3.5 (VG-)
    Aug 29, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 3.5 (VG-)
    Aug 29, 2016
  • CGC Restored 4.5 (VG+)
    Jul 31, 2016
  • CGC Universal 2.5 (GD+)
    Jun 10, 2016
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    May 13, 2016
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Apr 29, 2016
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Mar 28, 2016
  • CGC Restored 4.0 (VG)
    Mar 6, 2016
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    Feb 20, 2016
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.5 (FN+)
    Feb 18, 2016
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Dec 23, 2015
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.0 (FN)
    Dec 8, 2015
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Fair Market Value History

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 2 2 1.2% 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.4 1 1 1.8% 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.2 4 2 2.9% 1 25.0% 0 - 1 2.4%
9.0 4 4 5.3% 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.5 10 10 11.1% 0 - 0 - 0 -
8.0 7 5 14.0% 0 - 0 - 2 7.3%
7.5 17 13 21.6% 0 - 2 33.3% 2 12.2%
7.0 18 16 31.0% 0 - 0 - 2 17.1%
6.5 13 7 35.1% 0 - 0 - 6 31.7%
6.0 12 12 42.1% 0 - 0 - 0 -
5.5 8 7 46.2% 0 - 1 50.0% 0 -
5.0 18 11 52.6% 0 - 0 - 7 48.8%
4.5 17 11 59.1% 0 - 1 66.7% 5 61.0%
4.0 21 15 67.8% 1 50.0% 1 83.3% 4 70.7%
3.5 14 11 74.3% 0 - 1 100.0% 2 75.6%
3.0 22 17 84.2% 1 75.0% 0 - 4 85.4%
2.5 9 6 87.7% 0 - 0 - 3 92.7%
2.0 7 7 91.8% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.8 2 2 93.0% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.5 3 2 94.2% 0 - 0 - 1 95.1%
1.0 2 1 94.7% 1 100.0% 0 - 0 -
0.5 11 9 100.0% 0 - 0 - 2 100.0%
Total 222 171   4   6   41  

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About

Key Issue
First appearance of the Batmobile
Publisher
DC Comics
Store Date
April 10, 1941
Cover Price
$0.10
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Script
Bill Finger, Henry Boltinoff, Clem Gordon, Ray McGill
Pencils
Bob Kane, Henry Boltinoff, Bill Carney, Cliff Young, Ray McGill
Inks
Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Henry Boltinoff, Bill Carney, Cliff Young, Ray McGill
Letters
George Roussos, Henry Boltinoff, typeset, Ray McGill?
Issue Notes
Not all fillers may be listed for this book; the cover is roughly taken from Batman #4's last story splash.
GCIN
107989

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 145 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 $13,500
    • 8.0 $33,000
    • 9.2 $140,000
  • 1940 160 Sales 9.8 FMV $625,000
    First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $7,000
    • 8.0 $18,500
    • 9.2 $105,000
  • 1941 132 Sales 9.8 FMV $110,000
    4th appearance of the Joker; 1st appearance of Ha-Hacienda (Joker’s Hideout); 1st mention of Gotham City
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $5,000
    • 8.0 $11,000
    • 9.2 $46,000
  • 1941 132 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 179 Sales 9.8 FMV $150,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,000
    • 8.0 $3,700
    • 9.2 $15,000
  • 1941 129 Sales 9.8 FMV $200,000
    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 $7,500
    • 9.2 $39,000
  • 1942 95 Sales 9.8 FMV $155,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,700
    • 8.0 $7,000
    • 9.2 $33,000
  • 1942 111 Sales FMV Pending
  • 1942 119 Sales 9.8 FMV $135,000
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,650
    • 8.0 $4,100
    • 9.2 $37,000
  • 1942 123 Sales 9.8 FMV $430,000
    Classic Joker Cover by Ray/Robinson; Third Joker cover; Joker appearance; Penguin appearance
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $8,750
    • 8.0 $21,000
    • 9.2 $78,000