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CGC FN+: 6.5
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Adams cover; classic Beatles "Paul is Dead" parody (6/70)
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CGC VF/NM: 9.0
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Adams cover
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CGC NM+: 9.6
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classic Detective Comics #31 tribute cover by Adams; hanging panels
Always an avid student of the greats of comics, Neal Adams used his unprecedented fame during the early 1970s to draw attention to the neglected giants of comics, both by actively lobbying for the Big Two to finally give these legends their due, and by paying artistic tribute to the grand classics of the Golden Age of comics. This is likely his most memorable tribute to the heyday of superhero comics, his justly famous homage to the legendary cover of Detective Comics #31, probably the most famous Golden Age Batman cover after #27. Taking the dark, gothic atmosphere of the original image and pairing it with his deft, photorealistic style, Adams manages to make a perfect cover and make it even more extraordinary, matching the brooding mood of the source image with a then-contemporary "dark romance" style perfectly suited to the feel of the book's recent pulpy revamp. One of the top three covers by arguably the finest cover artist of the 1970s, and an issue that is instantly snapped up by Adams fanatics every time it comes to market.
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CGC VF: 8.0
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classic Detective Comics #31 tribute cover by Adams; hanging panels
Always an avid student of the greats of comics, Neal Adams used his unprecedented fame during the early 1970s to draw attention to the neglected giants of comics, both by actively lobbying for the Big Two to finally give these legends their due, and by paying artistic tribute to the grand classics of the Golden Age of comics. This is likely his most memorable tribute to the heyday of superhero comics, his justly famous homage to the legendary cover of Detective Comics #31, probably the most famous Golden Age Batman cover after #27. Taking the dark, gothic atmosphere of the original image and pairing it with his deft, photorealistic style, Adams manages to make a perfect cover and make it even more extraordinary, matching the brooding mood of the source image with a then-contemporary "dark romance" style perfectly suited to the feel of the book's recent pulpy revamp. One of the top three covers by arguably the finest cover artist of the 1970s, and an issue that is instantly snapped up by Adams fanatics every time it comes to market.
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CGC NM: 9.4
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Adams black power motorcycle cover
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CGC NM-: 9.2
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1st app. Ra's al Ghul by Neal Adams
Obviously influenced by the Shadow and the pulp classics of the early 20th Century, Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams sought to add a mystic, exotic flavor to the Batman rogues gallery, and created an able, immortal opponent for the Dark Knight by combining Arabic mythology, yellow peril tropes, and late-60s psychedelic flavo. Ra's al Ghul (whose name translates into the Demon's Head) was an immediate favorite with readers, becoming the first truly legendary addition to the Batman mythos since the introduction of the Riddler in the late 1940s, and arguably the second-most influential comics villain after the Joker. His megalomaniacal fervor, startling intelligence, and ferocious skill made his repeated clashes with Batman the stuff of legend, and the addition of his exotic and sensual daugher Talia gave an added frisson to the proceedings, leading to one of the most nuanced and consistently compelling dark romances of the modern comic era. This debut appearance survives in suprisingly low numbers, and the remaining copies almost never come to market, as they are hoarded jealously by fervid Bat-fans who refuse to part with this modern classic. Coupled with a classic Adams cover, making it even more appealing to serious Bronze collectors, this issue never fails to sell for multiples of guide in all grades on the rare occasion it creeps into the marketplace. Note that the character is slowly becoming a major player in the hit Arrow TV series, making his early appearances even more sought after.
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CGC NM+: 9.6
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52 pgs; Adams cover/art; skull cover
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CGC NM-: 9.2
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Neal Adams cvr/art; Ra's Al Ghul & Talia app.
The Lazarus Pit!
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CGC NM-: 9.2
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classic Adams cvr/art; Ra's al Ghul
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CGC VF+: 8.5
ow/white pgs; Neal Adams Signature Series 6/17/17
classic Adams Joker cvr
The O'Neill and Adams overhaul of the Batman title was closely modeled on pulp classics like the Shadow and Ellery Queen, and took inspiration from the more gritty, hard-edged cinema of the late 60s and early 70s. Initially hesitant to include the Dark Knight's most famous villain within this framework, the pair eventually relented under the pressure of longtime Bat-editor Julius Schwartz, who longed for a chance to jump-start the character's sagging sales, and finally reinvented the clown prince of crime in this instant classic. Discarding the gimmicky crimes and cheap stunts that had accrued onto the character's M.O. since the Silver Age and reemphasizing his homicidal nature and ghastly appearance, O'Neill and Adams took their cue from the character's debut appearance, darker and nastier in tone than his subsequent appearances, and initially revamping his look with a more dapper, realistic fashion sense (though later artists quickly worked out how to return to his more iconic look after this initial reboot). Allowing the character to murder with relish and concoct crimes more morbid than comic, the duo achieved the impossible, taking this most camp of villains and bringing him seamlessly within the new, more noirish world they had created for their interpretation of the caped crusader. Nearly every incarnation of the Joker, including the acclaimed Heath Ledger film performance, can be directly traced to this daring and unforgettable relaunch, a classic not only in the Adams body of work, but in the history of Batman in general.
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CGC NM: 9.4
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classic Kaluta Shadow cover
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CGC NM: 9.4
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100 pgs; Cardy Two-Face cover; Joker cameo; first mention of Arkham Asylum
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CGC NM: 9.4
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Omega Bomb Target: Gotham City (1/77)
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CBCS NM/M: 9.8
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1st Catwoman solo story
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CGC NM/M: 9.8
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1st app. Harley Quinn in comics
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CGC NM/M: 9.8
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Joker, Harley Quinn bondage cover
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NM+: 9.6
Bloodstorm TPB; hardcover first printing, sealed
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NM: 9.4
The Sunday Classics trade paperback; oversized edition reprinting 1943-1946 Sunday Batman strips
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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, incomplete: 13th & 14th page missing, affects story
one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age! 1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman (Spring 1940)
Bob Kane File
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.
This issue is from the personal collection of Batman creator Bob Kane. While having a Bob Kane File Copy in your collection is a prize in and of itself the bound volume from which it came were gifted to Mr. Kane by DC Comics, so it is also a DC File Copy. Because these items were in a bound volume, the books still retain their striking colors. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to snatch up not only iconic issues of the Dark Knight himself, which are rare in any grade, but also copies that were touched by the character's co-creator, Bob Kane.

UPDATE: Original replacements of the missing pages will be provided to the winning bidder at no cost. DC s original binder, which contained this issue and was embossed with Bob Kane s name, will be offered to the winning bidder for an additional 2% over the final bid.

We are sure you have noticed that the comic you are viewing is graded by a new company, CBCS. Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) is an impartial certification company for comic books started by comic grading veteran Steve Borock. Steve brings over 35 years of comic grading and restoration detection experience to the table and along with his expert staff, combined with Steve, have over 200 years in grading experience. CBCS are well equipped to quickly and accurately grade and perform restoration detection on comic books from the 1930s to present. All comic books are encased in archival-safe, state-of-the-art holders with the CBCS label stating the grade, page quality and any conservation or restoration detected. Key and art comments, as well as any other pertinent information pertaining to the comic book, are also noted. The back of the label has a QR code, so that you can get the grading notes for free and understand how CBCS came to any given grade.

Overstreet Guide 2014 GD (2.0) value = $22,000.

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8/7/2014 Correction: Item has been graded by CBCS and is missing 2 pages.
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CGC No Grade: 0.3
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one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age! 1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman (Spring 1940)
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.
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FN: 6.0
Sheldon Moldoff cvr/art; 2nd app. original Bat-Girl; bondage cover
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VG/F: 5.0
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Sheldon Moldoff cvr/art; 2nd app. original Bat-Girl; bondage cover
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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed, Incomplete affects story 3rd & 4th page missing; this lot comes with replacement pages from another Batman 2 copy shown on second image
2nd app. Joker, 2nd app. Catwoman; classic Joker splash page
Bob Kane File
By the second issue of Batman the transformation of the character and franchise from dark, brooding, mystery of the night to cheerful (if bizarre) puncher of bad persons was complete. Even the backgrounds of these covers mark a decisive change from the pre-Robin era: from dense, detailed settings full of menace to bright, eye-catching color washes meant to pry coins from the pockets of precocious boys. Despite the flattening of the character's idiosyncrasies, there was also no denying the inventiveness and joy of these classic-era tales, with Kane's ghost artists -fine craftsmen all- filling pages and pages with deliriously imaginative locales, perfectly craggy thug faces, and no end of action and mayhem.
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CBCS PR: 0.5
brittle pgs, from bound volume, 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, trimmed
Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; 3rd app of Catwoman (1st in costume)
Bob Kane File
Early Batman comics are notoriously difficult to procure and issue 3 has one of the best covers of the first ten issues of the series. This one looks like it may have been the basis for the animated intro of the iconic Adam West TV series. You can almost hear the theme song as you look at it! It just so happens to be the first appearance of Catwoman in full costume and the first appearance of the Puppet Master.
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CGC NM: 9.4
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Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson cvr/art; 1st app. & death of Clock Maker
Central Valley Pedigree
The Batman cover formula is well in place by this issue: feature the Dynamic Duo in cheerful, barrel chested action poses with striking, often solid color backgrounds, slap that enormous logo on the top, and watch kids fight over the result. The brash action and pulpy adventure of the early Bat issues is plainly evident in this classic image. By this time, the formula had been well enough established that scribes Gardner Fox and Bill Finger, largely responsible for growing the Batman rogues' gallery through the Golden Age, were coming up with more and more ridiculous ideas for themed villains, such as this issue's Clock Maker. This bizarre baddie, obsessed with the loss of time and the intricacy of clockmaking, neatly fits into the series' themes of loss and mortality, even if the stories themselves were drifting away from pulp melodrama into pure action. There are still plenty of dark, moody moments in this fascinating attempt to create a new Joker/Luthor/etc.
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978 Items Found for "Batman"
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