CGC VF-: 7.5
Bob Kane and Batman co-creator Bill Finger wiped the grime off of Gotham and added a bright, youthful cohort to the Batman mythos. 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 of the immortal Joker. This issue marks the dawn of the sociopathic character, whose disturbing and haunting image influences and informs comic baddies to this day. Batman 1 is consistently amongst the top-ten-most-desirable comics in the world, always demanding impressive prices and always a super-hot item in our auctions. As knowledgeable collectors are aware, top-tier keys are becoming more and more difficult to find on the market, as owners know well enough to hold on to these trophies and lock them away for years or sometimes generations.
Copies of such important keys are extremely difficult to obtain in unrestored condition and that usually puts them well out of the average collector's price range. In turn, restored books have largely been embraced, of late, especially when the restoration is done as beautifully and lovingly as what we have on this copy of Batman #1. In fact, just try to find any significant flaws worth mentioning. This is a wonderful opportunity to add an important comic to your investment collection.
Overstreet Guide 2017 VF- (7.5) value = $232,500.
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