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  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
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High $68k
  • 2nd appearance of Batman
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  • 3rd appearance of Batman
  • 2nd cover appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Death, the 1st Batman villain
  • 1st time Batman uses his utility belt
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  • 1st appearance of The Monk, Batman's first costumed enemy
  • 1st appearance of Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's girlfriend
  • Debut of the Batplane, called the Batgyro
  • Debut of the Batarang
  • *stories take place in New York City
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Mid $27k
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High $114k
  • Origin of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Joe Chill
  • 1st appearance and death of Thomas and Martha Wayne
  • Cover art by Bob Kane depicts Batman with a gun
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  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hugo Strange
  • Debut of Batman's finned gloves
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  • Final solo adventure of Batman in the Golden Age
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Robin
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  • 1st appearance of the Joker
  • 1st appearance of the Cat (renamed Catwoman)
  • 2nd appearance of Robin
  • 2nd appearance of Hugo Strange
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  • 3rd appearance of Robin
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Clayface, Basil Karlo
  • 1st cover appearance of the Joker in Detective Comics
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  • 2nd appearance of the Joker and Catwoman (not in costume)
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  • 1st solo story featuring Robin
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  • 1st time Selina Kyle appears in her Catwoman costume
  • 1st appearance of Puppet Master
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  • 1st appearance of the Joker in a Detective Comics story, previously appeared on the cover of Detective Comics #40
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  • 1st mention of Gotham City
  • 1st appearance of Jack of Diamonds AKA Dr. Deegan
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  • Death of Dr. Hugo Strange
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  • 1st time Bagman’s car is referred to as the Batmobile
  • 1st mention of Gotham City in Detective Comics
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  • 2nd appearance of Clayface (Basil Karlo)
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  • 1st appearance of Linda Page
  • 1st appearance of a custom-designed Batmobile
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High $6.9k
  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring Batman and Robin
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Mid $775
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High $2.7k
  • Cover art similar to #33 with Robin added
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  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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  • 2nd appearance of the Penguin
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  • 1st appearance of the Batcave
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  • Guest appearances by New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio and Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel
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  • 2nd cover appearance of The Penguin
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  • Debut of new Catwoman costume
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  • 1st cover appearance of Scarecrow
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Alfred
  • *initially appeared overweight then later re-imagined as a thin man
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Mid $660
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High $2.4k
  • Cover art by Jerry Robinson and Bob Kane featuring Two-Face
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Mid $340
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  • 1st appearance of Cavalier
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  • 1st cover appearance of the Batmobile
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  • 1st solo story featuring Alfred
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  • Origin of the robot dinosaur found in the Batcave
  • Debut of new Catwoman costume
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Mid $750
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High $2.7k
  • 1st cover appearance of Catwoman
Low $210
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Mid $625
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High $2.3k
  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring the Joker
Low $485
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Mid $1.5k
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High $6.3k
  • Origin of Batman
  • 1st cover appearance of the Bat-Signal
Low $270
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Mid $800
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High $2.9k
  • 1st appearance of the Mad Hatter
  • 1st appearance of Vicki Vale
  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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Mid $400
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  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring Two-Face
Low $110
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Mid $330
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High $1.2k
  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth
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Mid $450
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  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane featuring the Joker
  • Joker repeatedly uses the word 'boner' throughout this story, panels that often show up on social media posts
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Mid $470
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High $1.7k
  • 1st appearance of the King of Cats (Catwoman's brother)
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Mid $290
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  • 1st appearance of Roh Kar (Manhunter from Mars)
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Mid $810
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  • Anniversary of Batman issue #100
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Mid $140
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High $835
  • Origin of the Batcave
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High $330
  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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Mid $65
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High $330
  • Early Joker appearance
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Mid $30
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High $165
  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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Mid $30
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High $165
  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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Mid $25
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High $130
  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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High $80
  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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High $95
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High $110
  • 30th anniversary of Batman
  • Origin of Robin retold
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High $50
  • Reprint of Detective Comics #27
  • Silver edition
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High $150
  • Free promotional reprint offered by Oreo(Nabisco) celebrating the 45th anniversary of Batman
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  • Reprint of Robin's first appearance distributed by Toys R Us
  • Origin of Batman retold, partial reprint of Batman #1 (1940) Detective Comics #33 (1939)
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High $115
  • Reprint of Detective Comics #27
  • Silver-foil enhanced cover treatment
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High $50
  • Reprint of Detective Comics distributed in Loot Crate subscription boxes
  • Sealed with certificate of authenticity (COA)
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Detective Comics #27 $130k $390k $1.5M
Detective Comics #28 $7.2k $21k $68k
Detective Comics #29 $11k $33k $130k
Detective Comics #31 $23k $68k $180k
Detective Comics #33 $9k $27k $114k
Detective Comics #35 $10k $30k $100k
Detective Comics #36 $3.2k $9k $40k
Detective Comics #37 $3.8k $11k $43k
Detective Comics #38 $7.2k $23k $84k
Batman #1 $25k $80k $365k
Detective Comics #39 $800 $2.4k $10k
Detective Comics #40 $1.1k $3.1k $13k
Batman #2 $2k $6k $28k
Detective Comics #41 $400 $1.2k $5.1k
Batman #3 $1k $3k $14k
Detective Comics #45 $425 $1.3k $5.7k
Batman #4 $900 $2.7k $12k
Detective Comics #46 $310 $900 $3.8k
Detective Comics #48 $310 $900 $3.8k
Detective Comics #49 $295 $880 $3.6k
Batman #5 $675 $2k $8.8k
Batman #6 $530 $1.6k $6.9k
Detective Comics #54 $250 $775 $2.7k
Batman #7 $530 $1.6k $6.9k
Detective Comics #59 $230 $700 $2.5k
Batman #12 $325 $975 $4k
Batman #13 $360 $1.1k $4.4k
Batman #14 $325 $1k $4.1k
Batman #15 $325 $975 $4k
Detective Comics #73 $675 $2k $10k
Batman #16 $675 $2k $8.7k
Detective Comics #80 $220 $660 $2.4k
Detective Comics #81 $115 $340 $1.3k
Batman #20 $285 $1.1k $3.5k
Batman #22 $165 $500 $1.9k
Batman #35 $120 $360 $1.4k
Detective Comics #122 $250 $750 $2.7k
Detective Comics #124 $210 $625 $2.3k
Batman #47 $485 $1.5k $6.3k
Batman #49 $270 $800 $2.9k
Batman #50 $135 $400 $1.5k
Batman #63 $110 $330 $1.2k
Batman #66 $150 $450 $1.6k
Batman #69 $150 $470 $1.7k
Batman #78 $100 $290 $1.1k
Batman #100 $270 $810 $3.3k
Batman Annual #1 $45 $140 $835
Batman Annual #2 $20 $65 $330
Batman Annual #3 $20 $65 $330
Batman Annual #4 $10 $30 $165
Batman Annual #5 $10 $30 $165
Batman Annual #7 $9 $25 $130
Batman #198 $8 $20 $80
Batman #208 $7 $20 $95
Batman #213 $8 $25 $110
Famous First Edition #C-28 $5 $15 $50
Detective Comics #27 Reprint $15 $50 $150
Detective Comics #38 Reprint $2 $8 $20
Detective Comics #27 Reprint $9 $30 $115
Detective Comics #27 Reprint $5 $15 $50