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  • Issue #0
    Batman (1940) 0
    Published Oct 1994 by DC.

    Looking back on his life, Bruce Wayne remembers how his parents' violent deaths at the hands of a two-bit gunman drove him to become the Dark Knight of Gotham City, and hints of a never-before revealed dark episode in Batman's early career are exposed, offering new insights into the character of the World's Greatest Detective. Continued in Batman Shadow of the Bat (1992) #0. Written by Doug Moench, with art by Mike Manley and Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Manley. Cover price $1.50.

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    $2 Batman #0 DC 6.0 FN (1994)
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    $5 BATMAN: # 0, Oct. 1994, MIKE MANELY ART! VERY FINE MINUS CONDITION
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    $7 Batman #0 (Oct 1994) The Beginning of Tomorrow great cover! DC COMICS
    $7 BATMAN #0 Comic Book - Volume 1 1994 NF/NM
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    $16 BATMAN #0 DC COMICS 1994 NM NEWSSTAND
    $115 Batman #0 DC Comics ©1994 CGC 9.8 (Top Pop)
    $130 Batman #0 CGC 9.8 (1994)
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  • Issue #3
    Batman (1940) 3
    Published Sep 1940 by DC.
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    • Restored: B4
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced, re-glossed.
    • Label #1237842003

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Strange Case of the Diabolical Puppet Master," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders must stop the likes of the Puppet Master, who has set his sights on stealing the Voss Rifle, the Army's newly developed secret gun. "The Ugliest Man in the World," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman confronts the ugliest man in the world, a man shunned by "normal" people he meets every day. "The Crime School for Boys!!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman has to deal with the threat of a crime school upon the lives of young boys, a school designed how to teach those boys the ways of a criminal. Dinky one-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "A Blow For England" text story by Norman Goss, art by Raymond Perry. "The Batman Vs. the Cat-Woman!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Cat returns to plague members of the Diamond Syndicate in order to achieve a beautiful "diamond prize!" The Batman Says text article, Batman and Robin tell readers the negatives of crime and criminals. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $4,200 Batman #3 CGC 1.5 Restored 1940
  • Issue #4
    Batman (1940) 4
    Published Jan 1941 by DC.
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    • Moderate amateur restoration
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Amateur Restoration includes: Small amount of color touch on cover, pieces added to cover, cover and centerfold reinforced, cover cleaned.
    • Label #0CBFDD-002

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Case of the Joker's Crime Circus!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Joker organizes a crime circus that performs at the homes of wealthy patrons to size up the joint, then later robs them. "Blackbeard's Crew and the Yacht Society," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); When an exclusive yacht is taken over by a band of pirates led by the immortal Blackbeard himself, the Batman and Robin come aboard to swab the decks with them. "Public Enemy No. 1," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman must contend with Jimmy McCoy, a young bully who claws his way up through the ranks until he becomes the overlord of crime, but ends up being deserted by his mob, hunted by the Police and killed in a gutter. "Code of the Glove" text story, script by Clem Gordon, art by Raymond Perry. Two-page Ginger Snap story by Bob Kane (as Lou Reed). "Touchdown for Justice," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusader doubles as a star football player, who has been kidnapped in order that his team will lose and criminals will gain big time from the bets they have made. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $12,500 BATMAN #4 CGC 3.5 Off White / White Pages BATMAN BOB KANE 1ST GOTHAM 4th JOKER
  • Issue #13
    Batman (1940) 13
    Published Oct 1942 by DC.
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    • Restored: B3
    • Paper: White
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced.
    • Label #3799075002

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off. 2-page Round House Willie story by Bob Naylor. "Comedy of Tears!", script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders are bewildered to discover the reason behind the Joker's new campaign: to make people cry. "The Story of the Seventeen Stones!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); Once suffering from amnesia, and having served 20 years in jail on the rock pile, criminal Rocky Grimes decides to get back at former members of his mob by using stones. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Destination Unknown!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A couple of criminals board a train, disguised as a doctor and his nurse, in order to get to a man accused of crime being transferred to the gas chamber, and kill him in an iron lung. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,200 1942 D.C. Comics Batman 13 CGC 1.5. Joker Appearance. Joe DiMaggio Cameo. WW2.
  • Issue #19
    Batman (1940) 19
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.
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    • Small piece torn from last page (slightly affects one panel).

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Batman Makes a Deadline!", art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent regarding their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice. 'Atlantis Goes to War!', script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 'The Case of the Timid Lion!', art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate 'jokes' and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime... something the Joker doesn't find amusing - nor do Batman and Robin! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dramatic Fragment" text story by Ted Allenby. "Collector of Millionaires," script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Norm Fallon; After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation; But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. 60 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $600 1943 Batman 19 CGC 2.5 1st Dick Sprang Batman. Joker Appearance. Robin. RARE!
    $1,580 CGC 3.5 BATMAN #19 JOKER APPEARANCE 1ST DICK SPRANG BATMAN ART 1943 OW/WHITE PGS
    $2,090 BATMAN #19 ~ DC COMICS 1943 ~ CGC 6.0 FN ~ OFF-WHITE TO WHITE PAGES
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  • Issue #29
    Batman (1940) 29
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1945 by DC.
    Auction opens July 4
    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • PAGE 17 & 18 MISSING, AFFECTS STORY. INCOMPLETE.
    • Label #3995014008

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Enemy No. 1," script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Adam Frank has a fetish about being "the first" in everything he does, and when things don't work out to his advantage, he decides to turn to crime. "The Butler's Apprentice!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals have targeted a rich place to rob, but it is so well guarded that they find it difficult to get in the place; Then they get an idea: one of them will be trained as a butler, who'll work as an inside man... and Alfred is chosen as the one to train him! "Heroes By Proxy!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Two private detectives are down in the dumps because they are flat broke, even though they have great detective abilities; When they hear that the Wayne Mansion has been robbed, they decide to change their tactics and investigate, disguised as Batman and Robin! "Freedom's Stamp" text story by Eddie Bell. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Mails Go Through!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; When the local postman is wounded in a chase involving the Caped Crusaders, Batman takes over the job for a day and learns of the kidnapping of a man by the Scuttler, who has committed the crime in order to get a registered letter which will reveal information about an invention worth millions. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Batman (1940) 31
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1945 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($14.97) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover reattached with moderate amount of tape.
    • Label #C6FCAF-004

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Punch and Judy!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Punch and Judy are using a carnival to bilk residents of Gotham City and the Caped Crusaders see to it that the grafters working the concessions and games are removed from the grounds; However, Punch and Judy decide to strike back by having Batman and Robin join the carnival to put on a death-defying aerial stunt. "Alfred, Armchair Detective!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective," which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidentally gets involved in... and he's tied to that armchair! "Vanishing Village!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman and Robin are surprised to learn that an abandoned village in Florida, patterned after a Turkish village named Alhambra, has vanished, which is also the home of many a master criminal who has also disappeared. "Close Shave" text story by Eddie Bell. "Trade Marks of Crime!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by George Roussos; Batman must solve a strange case in which someone is cleverly forging the burglary trademarks of various criminals, all of which pinpoint the jobs to the wrong criminal! 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,550 BATMAN #31 CGC FN+ 6.5; OW; Dick Sprang infinity logo cover!
    $2,200 Batman #31 CGC 5.0 Comic Book 1945 1st App. Punch and Judy
  • Issue #37
    Batman (1940) 37
    Published Nov 1946 by DC.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, cover coming loose at staples, small corner (margin) pieces torn from a few interior pages.
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    • 6" cumulative spine split (taped), cover chipping, cover affixed with tape.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Calling Dr. Batman!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Dr. King tries out his new radiotherapy machine on patient Jerry Marshall, and, while it is successful, its ray negatively affects a hospital worker, Lou Darrell, but not for the better. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Hollywood Hoax!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals plan to steal an unreleased as yet film "Heart's Desire" from the movie set of "Crime Doesn't Pay", where Batman and Robin are in attendance to film a sequence. "Killing Doesn't Pay" text story by Al Singer. "The Joker Follows Suit!", art by Jerry Robinson; The Joker institutes a mad scheme to use the very symbols of Batman: the Bat-Signal, Batmobile and Batplane, against the Dark Knight detective that he calls "Make Crime Pay the Joker Way!" 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $3,000 1946 D.C. Comics Batman 37 CBCS 2.5 Classic Joker Cover.
  • Issue #39
    Batman (1940) 39
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.
    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2096679007

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The Frightened People!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin employ cats to thwart a gang chief who is afraid of felines. "The Man In the Iron Mask!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; A gang boss welds an iron mask onto Iron-Hat Ferriss head; Ferris tries to get the mask removed while Batman goes after him. "Death Serenade" text story by Desmond Walters. One-page Willie the Office Boy story by Phil Berube. "A Christmas Tale," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Synopsis: Batman chases Catwoman, who has stolen three cats to use in her crimes. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $950 BATMAN #39 CGC FN+ 6.5; OW; Catwoman story (2-3/47)!
  • Issue #44
    Batman (1940) 44
    Published Jan 1948 by DC.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine split seal. A few tears throughout interior.
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    • Cover detached, several staples added (not manufacturing), heavy tearing, cover oxidation, 4" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. "Gamble With Doom!", art by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane); The Joker becomes passionate about gambling, but ordinary stakes won't satisfy him; The stakes with death to the loser involves Batman and Robin. "Born For Adventure!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; Batman and Robin team with an archeologist to track an international thief called the Globetrotter, who has come to Gotham City. "Strange Territory" text story by M. G. Pattington. "The First American Detective!", art by Jim Mooney; To solve the mystery surrounding his ancestor Silas Wayne, Bruce Wayne has Professor Nichols send him into the past; When Batman and Robin arrive in 1787, they stop a gang of highwaymen and encounter Franklin, who frees them. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,200 Batman 44 CGC 2.5
    $1,440 Batman #44 GOOD 2.5 RESTORED 1948 JOKER issue!
    $1,870 Batman #44 CGC 3.5 Joker Cover Appearance
    $3,500 Batman 44 CGC 5.0 - OW/W - Golden Age Joker Cover
  • Issue #48
    Batman (1940) 48
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1948 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3932250001

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. "The Fowls of Fate!", pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Upset with his recent failures in crime, the Penguin breaks out of prison again and vows to no longer use birds in his crimes. Wheaties ad with Bob Elliott. "The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Wolf Brando has escaped from jail and makes his way to Wayne Manor; He finds the ultimate secret, the Batcave, and tries to escape via the Batmobile. One-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. "There She Blows: Whales and Whaling" text story, art by Raymond Perry. Scribbly comic book ad. Untitled Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Crime from Tomorrow!", pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; A gang of "men from the future" has started committing crimes across Gotham and the Dynamic Duo suspect that the people responsible might be connected to the "World of the Future" Fair. Dale Evans Comics ad. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,100 Batman #48 CGC 5.5 OWTW Pages Batcave Crosssection Cover
    $1,200 Batman Comic #48 (1948) CBCS grade 4.0 slab Secrets of the Batcave
  • Issue #49
    Batman (1940) 49
    Published Nov 1948 by DC.
    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: White
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #2019159011

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. 1st appearance Mad Hatter and Vicki Vale in "The Scoop of the Century!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Mad Hatter tries numerous robberies while Vicki Vale attempts to prove Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same person. The Prison Doctor!, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; A prison doctor must face a trial for his egregious actions. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. The Unknown Rays text story by Joe Samachson (as William Morrison, art by Raymond Perry. Batman's Arabian Nights!, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; Spotting what they think is the Joker's face on an ancient rug, Batman and Robin are sent into Arabia of the past where they meet the Crier, who uses tears, not laughter, to steal from the people of his day. One-page Ozzie story by Phil Berube. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear With Invisible Light" with art by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $4,500 Batman 49 CGC 5.5 WHITE Pages -First Appearance of Vicki Vale and The Mad Hatter
    $6,600 BATMAN #49 ~ DC 1948 ~ CGC 6.0 FN ~ 1ST APPEARANCE OF VICKI VALE & MAD HATTER
    $9,500 Batman 49 Golden Age October/November 1948 CGC 7.5 WHITE pages