Bob Kane/DC File Copy from bound volume, trimmed, brittle pages. 2 extra staples added, not manufacturing, 13th & 14th pages missing (affects story) but pages 13, 14 from another copy included)
one of the most iconic covers of the Golden Age! 1st app. Joker; 1st app. Catwoman (Spring 1940)
Bob Kane FileOne 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 GA collector; an accessible comic that only increases in value and popularity year after year featuring the debut of fan favorites the Joker and the Cat, later dubbed Catwoman.
There's easily been over a hundred titles devoted to the Caped Crusader, more than Superman and Spider-Man combined. Starring in several serials, animated series, TV shows, movies, video games, novelizations, record albums, soundtracks, Batman is everywhere! Along with the Boy Wonder, the Dynamic Duo is universally recognized in the shared global human consciousness and this issue, Batman #1, is a milestone key as it serves to announce that Batman and Robin are here and they're here to stay.
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.
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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. Artists Information
A celebrity comic artist of the Golden Age, co-created Batman and Robin with Bill Finger, as his brainchild became more in demand he hired an army of ghost artists to illustrate the dearth of Batman features on the market, but all were credited to Kane. His other achievements include the creation of Catwoman, Two-Face and cartoon character Courageous Cat. Kane was the object of some controversy for taking credit for the art and inspiration of others, but he was also undoubtedly an important figure in the history of comics. He published an updated version of his autobiography "Batman and Me: The Saga Continues" shortly before his death in 1998. He got his start at the Eisner/Iger studio and was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
Sherrill David Robinson known as Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman line of comics during the 1940s. He is best known as the co-creator of Robin and the Joker and for his work on behalf of creators' rights.
He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004.