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    Batman #1 (DC, 1940) CGC Apparent VF 8.0 Extensive (P) Off-white pages. This premiere issue is the sixth most valuable comic book of all according to Overstreet; while Batman already had a few stories in Detective Comics under his belt, a couple of first appearances here make for a significant addition to the Batman mythos, as both the Joker and Catwoman made their debuts here. The Joker was quite sinister from the very start, with murders fully within his repertoire; he was reportedly only intended as a one-issue character -- luckily Batman's creators were persuaded to keep him alive at the story's end. As for the Catwoman, she was called the Cat here, but her unique personality was already in place, as was a bit of romantic tension between her and Batman. The Caped Crusader even lets her escape at the end! Also of note are a retelling of Batman's origin and a classic (and much-imitated) cover by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. This professionally restored copy is certainly easy on the eyes -- it's a book any collector would be proud to own. CGC notes, "Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cover cleaned, interior lightened, reinforced." Overstreet 2004 GD 2.0 value = $6,944; VG 4.0 value = $13,888; FN 6.0 value =$20,832; VF 8.0 value = $49,200. From the Northern Lights Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0628249001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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