Batman #1 Values
Publisher: DC, 1940
About Batman #1Featuring 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.
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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)
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.
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.
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