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Batman (1940) Key Issues

  • 1940 197 Sales 9.8 FMV $2,700,000
    First ongoing Batman comic series; First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman; Origin reprinted
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $525,000
    • 8.0 $1,100,000
    • 9.2 $2,100,000
  • 1940 164 Sales 9.8 FMV $975,000
    Second appearance of The Joker; Second appearance of The Catwoman; First time character is called Catwoman
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $19,500
    • 8.0 $29,000
    • 9.2 $165,000
  • 1940 187 Sales 9.8 FMV $600,000
    First Catwoman in costume; First appearance of Puppet Master
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $9,250
    • 8.0 $18,500
    • 9.2 $140,000
  • 1941 156 Sales 9.8 FMV $150,000
    4th appearance of the Joker; 1st appearance of Ha-Hacienda (Joker’s Hideout); 1st mention of Gotham City
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $7,000
    • 8.0 $16,000
    • 9.2 $49,000
  • 1941 151 Sales 9.8 FMV $62,000
    First appearance of the Batmobile
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $3,400
    • 8.0 $7,500
    • 9.2 $36,000
  • 1941 158 Sales 9.8 FMV $130,000
    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 $2,800
    • 8.0 $8,750
    • 9.2 $34,000
  • 1942 151 Sales 9.8 FMV $400,000
    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
  • 1943 120 Sales 9.8 FMV $145,000
    Catwoman gets new costume
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,350
    • 8.0 $4,700
    • 9.2 $39,000
  • 1943 115 Sales 9.8 FMV $90,000
    First appearance of Alfred Pennyworth; Origin of Alfred Pennyworth
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $5,000
    • 8.0 $18,500
    • 9.2 $36,000
  • 1943 152 Sales 9.8 FMV $64,000
    Cover art with Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,600
    • 8.0 $5,500
    • 9.2 $25,000
  • 1944 198 Sales 9.8 FMV $105,000
    Joker cover; Joker story; Classic black cover
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,200
    • 8.0 $6,000
    • 9.2 $22,000
  • 1944 135 Sales 9.8 FMV $21,000
    First Batman major villain team up; First and only Joker & Penguin team up
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,450
    • 8.0 $5,000
    • 9.2 $12,000
  • 1947 114 Sales 9.8 FMV $190,000
    Second Catwoman cover (first in batman); Catwoman story
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,800
    • 8.0 $4,000
    • 9.2 $12,000
  • 1948 159 Sales 9.8 FMV $135,000
    First detailed origin of Batman; Batman tracks parent's killer; Reveals identity to killer of parents; First Batsignal on cover for this title
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,250
    • 8.0 $4,300
    • 9.2 $66,000
  • 1948 134 Sales 9.8 FMV $33,000
    First appearance of Mad Hatter; First appearance of Vicki Vale
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $3,800
    • 8.0 $9,000
    • 9.2 $25,000
  • 1950 129 Sales 9.8 FMV $52,000
    First appearance of Deadshot
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,600
    • 8.0 $6,500
    • 9.2 $18,500
  • 1950 44 Sales 9.8 FMV $80,000
    Origin of Batplane II
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,200
    • 8.0 $2,150
    • 9.2 $13,000
  • 1951 88 Sales 9.8 FMV $44,000
    Origin Catwoman; Cover Catwoman
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $2,700
    • 8.0 $6,250
    • 9.2 $25,000
  • 1956 164 Sales 9.8 FMV $72,000
    One-hundredth issue
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,150
    • 8.0 $2,350
    • 9.2 $13,000
  • 1956 55 Sales 9.8 FMV $5,750
    First silver age Batman issue
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $280
    • 8.0 $750
    • 9.2 $2,100
  • 1957 74 Sales 9.8 FMV $38,000
    First Batwoman in Batman series; Second appearance of Batwoman anywhere
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $600
    • 8.0 $2,700
    • 9.2 $13,500
  • 1959 361 Sales 9.8 FMV $76,000
    First appearance of Mr. Freeze; Origin of Mr. Freeze
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $3,800
    • 8.0 $19,500
    • 9.2 $31,000
  • 1960 65 Sales 9.8 FMV $84,000
    Origin of Robin retold; Batwoman appearance
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $270
    • 8.0 $550
    • 9.2 $4,200
  • 1961 268 Sales 9.8 FMV $13,500
    First appearance original Bat-Girl; Intro Betty Kane
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $850
    • 8.0 $2,400
    • 9.2 $9,000
  • 1961 50 Sales 9.8 FMV $2,100
    First 12 cent Batman issue; Bat-Girl meets Bat-Mite
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $170
    • 8.0 $300
    • 9.2 $1,000
  • 1963 289 Sales 9.8 FMV $22,000
    First silver age Penguin
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $650
    • 8.0 $1,450
    • 9.2 $7,500
  • 1965 510 Sales 9.8 FMV $420,000
    First silver age Riddler
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,200
    • 8.0 $1,950
    • 9.2 $7,750
  • 1966 1,143 Sales 9.8 FMV $160,000
    First appearance of Poison Ivy
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $1,550
    • 8.0 $3,800
    • 9.2 $9,750
  • 1967 590 Sales 9.8 FMV $19,500
    First silver age Scarecrow
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $525
    • 8.0 $1,150
    • 9.2 $2,600
  • 1970 796 Sales 9.8 FMV $22,000
    Classic Cover; Detective Comics #31 cover swipe; Hanging panels
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $625
    • 8.0 $1,150
    • 9.2 $3,000
  • 1971 1,269 Sales 9.8 FMV $11,000
    First appearance of Rha's al Ghul
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $475
    • 8.0 $925
    • 9.2 $1,100
  • 1971 610 Sales 9.8 FMV $8,000
    First appearance of the silver age Harvey Dent as Two-Face
    • FMVs
    • 6.0 $375
    • 8.0 $625
    • 9.2 $1,050
  • 1983 960 Sales 9.8 FMV $1,350
    First appearance of Jason Todd; First cameo appearance of Killer Croc
  • 1983 340 Sales 9.8 FMV $260
    First Jason Todd in Robin costume
  • 1987 1,116 Sales 9.8 FMV $300
    Part 1 to Year One story line
  • 1987 91 Sales 9.8 FMV $100
    New Origin of Jason Todd; First Post Crisis Jason Todd
  • 1987 51 Sales FMV Pending
    Post Crisis Jason Todd becomes Robin
  • 1988 351 Sales 9.8 FMV $230
    A Death in the Family story begins
  • 1988 654 Sales 9.8 FMV $675
    Death of Jason Todd 2nd Robin
  • 1993 107 Sales 9.8 FMV $75
    Beginning of the Knightfall storyline
  • 1993 1,034 Sales 9.8 FMV $75
    Bane breaks Batman's back
  • 2006 791 Sales 9.8 FMV $220
    First appearance of Damian Wayne in shadows