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Event AuctionBATMAN #1
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Grade: CGC G+: 2.5
Publisher: DC
Bid History: Sold For
$35,000 

36 Bids 

End Time: 11:06 PM EDT
Tuesday 6/11/2013
Comments: crm/ow pgs
1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman; Classic Bob Kane & Jerry Robinson cvr
Atlantic City Copy
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BATMAN #1
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DC
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CGC G+: 2.5
Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger as a dark, brooding combination of Superman and The Shadow, with a touch of The Bat Whispers tossed in, Batman quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Kane wiped the grime off Gotham and added a bright, youthful cohort to the Batman mythos, resulting in this triumphant first issue, an instant classic that sold out nearly overnight. One of the most famous comics of the Golden Age, featuring one of the most iconic covers, Batman 1 is the perfect cornerstone for any new Golden Age collector; an accessible, desirable comic that only increases in value and popularity year after year. Featuring not only the first appearance of the infamous and remarkably influential Catwoman, but also the immortal Joker, whose popularity may possibly eclipse that of his caped adversary. This issue marks the dawn of the sociopathic character, whose disturbing and haunting image influences and informs comic baddies to this day. Volumes have been written about the impact and importance of this historic issue, which sparked the Batman franchise to fire on all cylinders. However the importance to collectors and investors is plain: outside of Action Comics 1, you simply cannot find a more beloved, iconic, and universally sought-after Golden Age key than this one.

We are proud to offer the Atlantic City copy, an unrestored gem from what may be the last great original-owner collection to surface; stored lovingly during its owner's WWII tour of duty and finally brought to market after seventy years by ComicConnect.

Overstreet Guide 2012 GD+ (2.5) value = $21,250

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