Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options
There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.

Batman #1 Values

Publisher: DC, 1940

About Batman #1

Featuring the first appearances of the Joker and the Cat (aka Catwoman). Hugo Strange appearance. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson classic cover and art. Bill Finger story. Currently tied for #4 on Overstreet's list of Top 100 Golden Age Comics.

Why sell your comic books with Heritage Auctions?


Highest Prices
Record-setting auction prices for comics and art.

Market Leader
Three times the sales of any other comic auctioneer.

Safe and Easy
Get started now with a free online auction appraisal.
Request Free Appraisal

*Please note, comics do not have to be CGC-graded.

COVER DETAILS

Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC NM 9.4 White pages....
Characters: Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Pencils: Bob Kane (signed)

Inks: Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)

Letters: typeset; Jerry Robinson (logo design)

Notes: The background inker credit was verified by Robinson. Logo design credit from Robinson via Todd Klein. According to Klein, Robinson was also probably responsible for the revisions to the logo over the next several issues.

Reprints: Famous First Edition (DC, 1974 series) #F-6 (F-5) (December 1974-January 1975), | Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #5 (Summer 1963), | Famous First Edition (DC, 1974 series) #F-6 (F-5) (December 1974-January 1975)


STORY DETAILS

Title: The Legend of the Batman--Who He Is and How He Came to Be!

Characters: Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death, flashback); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death, flashback); Joe Chill (villain, un-named)

Synopsis: Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals.

Pages: 2.000

Script: Bill Finger

Pencils: Bob Kane (signed)

Inks: Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)

Letters: Sheldon Moldoff

Reprints: Famous First Edition (DC, 1974 series) #F-6 (F-5) (December 1974-January 1975), | Batman (New American Library, 1966 series) #D2939 (March 1966)

Notes: The background inker and letterer credits were verified by Moldoff.

Data Courtesy of Grand Comics Database under Creative Commons license

GoCollect Price Guide Report for this comic

Exclusive to Heritage members: GoCollect price report for this certified comic.

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Download the 2021-22 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 51st Edition.

CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  20 10 11 7 9 9 7 5 12 3 7 4 2 4 3 2 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 128
Qualified  4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Signature Series  1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Restored  8 10 2 1 1 3 7 7 9 5 9 10 14 8 14 13 10 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 142
Total 33 20 14 9 11 12 14 13 21 8 16 14 16 12 18 15 16 6 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 280

*All information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, but errors are possible. No item may be returned or refused based on this information which is provided as a service to our customers. You should contact each pricing source directly to determine the accuracy of this information.

Disclaimer About Comic Book Data

Heritage Auctions provides this information as a service to our customers, and is not responsible for inaccurate data. Please refer to past sale prices, industry price guides, and our experts' auction estimates before you bid or buy.



Filters (4)
Save "Batman #1" to My Wantlist Free Appraisal

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Comics, Comic Art & Animation Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Batman #1 Comics.

Get Notified of New Matches Create a Wantlist for Batman #1 Comics
Create Wantlist
Have Batman #1 Comics to sell? Ask about cash advances.
Free Appraisal

Past sale prices containing Batman #1

1
2 3 4 5
Results per page: 24 48 72
Get Notified of New Matches Create a Wantlist for Batman #1 Comics
Create Wantlist
Have Batman #1 Comics to sell? Ask about cash advances.
Free Appraisal