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  • Issue #0
    Batman (1940) 0
    Published Oct 1994 by DC.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Direct Edition.
    • Label #21-22C9DCE-002

    Looking back on his life, Bruce Wayne remembers how his parents' violent deaths at the hands of a two-bit gunman drove him to become the Dark Knight of Gotham City, and hints of a never-before revealed dark episode in Batman's early career are exposed, offering new insights into the character of the World's Greatest Detective. Continued in Batman Shadow of the Bat (1992) #0. Written by Doug Moench, with art by Mike Manley and Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Manley. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #7
    Batman (1940) 7
    Published Oct 1941 by DC.

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    Cover by Bob Kane. "Wanted: Practical Jokers!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Joker organizes a new gang by advertising for practical jokers in the newspaper. "Lucky Bump" text story by Eric Carter. "The Trouble Trap!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman must battle a swami who has hypnotized individuals, made records of conversations that he had with them, then later demands blackmail money or the records will be made public. Two-page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "The North Woods Mystery," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Nora Powell heads with Bruce Wayne to the big woods to help run a logging operation after her Uncle is murdered, but is puzzled when her partner wants her to sell out to their competition. "The People vs. the Batman," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (signed), inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Weasel Venner wants to make sure that a fellow criminal doesn't make public the fact that he is the head racketeer in Gotham City, so he arranges for someone to be set up for the murder of Horatio Delmar: that someone being Bruce Wayne! 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,500 1941 Batman 7 CGC .5 Restored Joker Appearance Robin Tackle Punch Bullseye Cover
    $9,500 Batman #7 1941 CGC 2.5 Joker App Batman Works with Police & Star Spangled Ad WP
  • Issue #8
    Batman (1940) 8
    Published Dec 1941 by DC.
    Auction opens October 3
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • 15th, 16th, 23rd, 24th & 25th page missing. 1/2 of 7th page missing. INCOMPLETE.
    • Label #0062556001

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); From prison, Big Mike Russo is able to have his gang kidnap the warden, replace him and the guards with a look alike, then use the prison as a base of operations to commit crimes while providing alibis to those committing them; Batman figures that the only way to uncover this scenario is to get put in prison himself. "The Strange Case of Professor Radium!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A scientist finds a way to use radium to bring the dead back to life, and he uses himself as a guinea pig; Although the experiments are successful, the Professor pays dearly for his discovery, for, in the end, as Batman says, it has created a Frankenstein monster. 2-page Chief Hot Foot story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Superstition Murders!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (signed), inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The cast of a stage production decides to have a "superstition" party, intentionally carrying out every well-known superstition they can think of; But when one of them is killed, Batman and Robin enter the fray to single out the perpetrator of the deed. "The Cross-Country Crimes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders are invited to Washington D.C. to meet with the head of the FBI, but the Joker shows up and shoots the G-Man. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $3,999 Batman 8 1941 1942 CGC 1.0 Classic Infinity Cover Joker Appearance Golden Age
    $9,500 Batman #8 CGC 3.0 1st Professor Radium! Infinity Cover Golden Age 1941 - 42
  • Issue #13
    Batman (1940) 13
    Published Oct 1942 by DC.
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    • Restored: B3
    • Paper: White
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, reinforced.
    • Label #3799075002

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "The Batman Plays a Lone Hand!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Dick is rudely shocked when Bruce literally kicks him out of the house, not knowing that the Thumb has threatened to kill the Boy Wonder if Batman doesn't lay off. 2-page Round House Willie story by Bob Naylor. "Comedy of Tears!", script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Caped Crusaders are bewildered to discover the reason behind the Joker's new campaign: to make people cry. "The Story of the Seventeen Stones!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); Once suffering from amnesia, and having served 20 years in jail on the rock pile, criminal Rocky Grimes decides to get back at former members of his mob by using stones. Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Destination Unknown!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A couple of criminals board a train, disguised as a doctor and his nurse, in order to get to a man accused of crime being transferred to the gas chamber, and kill him in an iron lung. 68 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Batman (1940) 27
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1945 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks; Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1272022009

    Cover by Jack Burnley. "The Penguin's Apprentice!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman and Robin are puzzled when the Penguin begins stealing objects from people off the street, such as a handkerchief and a feather, unaware that he is attempting to train a young man in the fine art of crime. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "Son of His Father" text story by Eddie Bell. "The Pearl of Peril!", art by Jerry Robinson; When Alfred goes into a restaurant for dinner, he runs into a tramp who claims to have a pearl the size of an oyster. "Voyage Into Villainy!", script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson; The death of a wealthy, noted member of the Explorer's Club spurs on fellow member, Mr. Challoner, to track down clues in the Club's building to the deceased man's fortune. "A Christmas Peril!", script by Don Cameron, art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Batman attempts to convince a very young "Scrooge" of the true meaning of Christmas. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Batman (1940) 33
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1946 by DC.
    Auction opens October 3
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached. Tape on interior cover, pages. Staple rust, rust migration. Mold.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Crime on the Wing!", script by Bill Finger, art by Win Mortimer (as Bob Kane); Mobsters decide to use the Penguin as a ruse for Batman and Robin to follow while they commit crimes. "The Looters!", art by Win Mortimer (as Bob Kane); Seeing both of his parents killed in an earthquake on a small Pacific island, Dorry Leaf becomes an expert on these phenomena, and is offered a post at Pacific Coast University to oversee a seismographic observatory that he is determined to make quake-proof!; However, crooks become interested when they discover that the Professor can predict in advance where quakes will occur; Batman and Robin step in. "Double Trouble" text story by Murray Boltinoff (as Blair Bolton). "The Search for Santa Claus!", art by Win Mortimer (as Bob Kane); Jim Jocelyn's thieving cousins have a high time spending the money that their uncle had amassed for charities by using it to build up their own multi-million dollar businesses; They decide that the only way they can safeguard themselves is to murder their uncle. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Batman (1940) 37
    Published Nov 1946 by DC.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, cover coming loose at staples, small corner (margin) pieces torn from a few interior pages.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Calling Dr. Batman!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Dr. King tries out his new radiotherapy machine on patient Jerry Marshall, and, while it is successful, its ray negatively affects a hospital worker, Lou Darrell, but not for the better. 1-page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Hollywood Hoax!", art by Jerry Robinson; A group of criminals plan to steal an unreleased as yet film "Heart's Desire" from the movie set of "Crime Doesn't Pay", where Batman and Robin are in attendance to film a sequence. "Killing Doesn't Pay" text story by Al Singer. "The Joker Follows Suit!", art by Jerry Robinson; The Joker institutes a mad scheme to use the very symbols of Batman: the Bat-Signal, Batmobile and Batplane, against the Dark Knight detective that he calls "Make Crime Pay the Joker Way!" 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $3,000 1946 D.C. Comics Batman 37 CBCS 2.5 Classic Joker Cover.
  • Issue #40
    Batman (1940) 40
    Published May 1947 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #3751128002

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The 13 Club!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman joins the 13 Club, an outfit that disproves superstitions, to stop the Joker. "The Case of Batman II," pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Robin and Alfred enlist a gymnast named Bill Randall to become Batman after Bruce Wayne dies. "Melody of Murder" text story by Tom Neill. 2-page Prof. Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Grand Opera Murders!", pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman and Robin see an accident at the opera that kills two actors; they investigate because it might be a crime. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,695 1947 Batman # 40 CGC 4.5 DC Golden Age Joker Cover & Story ! !
    $3,850 BATMAN #40 - CGC-7.0 - OW-W - Joker cover & story
  • Issue #43
    Batman (1940) 43
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1947 by DC.
    • Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley. "The Blackbird of Banditry!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley; When the Joker and Catwoman begin to dominate the headlines, the Penguin commits another series of spectacular crimes to overshadow them; However, even though his crimes are inspired by rare birds, the clues lead Batman and Robin to capturing the Penguin once more. Wheaties ad featuring Harry Brecheen. "Next Stop--Danger!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin capture a couple of criminals who have hijacked a train from Gotham's Subway and five innocent lives are permanently changed for good after they are saved by the Dynamic Duo. A Date with Judy comic book ad. Untitled Prof. Pipp story, script and art by Jack Farr. "The Four Horsemen of Crime!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Ray Burnley; A large gang of thieves break into Professor Nichols' house and steal Nichols' time machine to bring four bandits from the past; The historic criminals terrorize Gotham until they are stopped by Batman and Robin. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,599 Batman #43 - DC 1947 CGC 6.0 Penguin cover and story
  • Issue #44
    Batman (1940) 44
    Published Jan 1948 by DC.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine split seal. A few tears throughout interior.
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    • Cover detached, several staples added (not manufacturing), heavy tearing, cover oxidation, 4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Charles Paris. "Gamble With Doom!", art by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane); The Joker becomes passionate about gambling, but ordinary stakes won't satisfy him; The stakes with death to the loser involves Batman and Robin. "Born For Adventure!", script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; Batman and Robin team with an archeologist to track an international thief called the Globetrotter, who has come to Gotham City. "Strange Territory" text story by M. G. Pattington. "The First American Detective!", art by Jim Mooney; To solve the mystery surrounding his ancestor Silas Wayne, Bruce Wayne has Professor Nichols send him into the past; When Batman and Robin arrive in 1787, they stop a gang of highwaymen and encounter Franklin, who frees them. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,500 Batman #44 GOOD 2.5 RESTORED 1948 JOKER issue!
  • Issue #46
    Batman (1940) 46
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1948 by DC.
    • Interior complete. 4" Cumulative spine split in cover and complete spine split through all interior wraps.

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. "Guileful Greetings!" or "The Joker Sends Regards!", script by Don C. Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; When Joker breaks out of jail the underworld throws a party for his escape complete with giant greeting cards; Drawing inspiration, the Joker commits a series of crimes where he sends Batman cryptic greeting cards giving the caped crusader clues as to what he intends rob. Wheaties ad with Leo Johnson. "Big House Chaplain!", script by Don C. Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Batman infilitrates the Gotham Prison to break down a large network of criminals working from inside. Western Comics ad. "Clean Up" text story by Kit Marlin, art by Raymond Perry. Gang Busters comic ad. "The Batman That History Forgot!", script by Don C. Cameron, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Gene McDonald; Professor Carter Nichols wants to learn about a man named Batman in the 15th Century and he sends Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson back in time; The Dynamic Duo meet with Leonardo da Vinci and they help him fight back the oppression caused by a cruel ruler. One-page Nervous Norman story by Phil Berube. Half-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $330 BATMAN #46 1948 *Joker!* CGC 1.0
  • Issue #49
    Batman (1940) 49
    Published Nov 1948 by DC.
    • Restored: B1
    • Paper: White
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #2019159011

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. 1st appearance Mad Hatter and Vicki Vale in "The Scoop of the Century!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Mad Hatter tries numerous robberies while Vicki Vale attempts to prove Batman and Bruce Wayne are the same person. The Prison Doctor!, script by Bill Finger, art by Jim Mooney; A prison doctor must face a trial for his egregious actions. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. The Unknown Rays text story by Joe Samachson (as William Morrison, art by Raymond Perry. Batman's Arabian Nights!, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris; Spotting what they think is the Joker's face on an ancient rug, Batman and Robin are sent into Arabia of the past where they meet the Crier, who uses tears, not laughter, to steal from the people of his day. One-page Ozzie story by Phil Berube. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear With Invisible Light" with art by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. 52 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,500 Batman #49 CGC 1.0 DC (1948) - 1st Appearance Of Mad-Hatter & Vicki Vale
    $1,999 Batman #49 - DC 1948 CGC 2.0 1st Appearance of Vicki Vale and the Mad-Hatter.
    $2,500 Batman #49 - CGC 2.5 - DC Comics - 1948 - Bill Finger! Bob Kane! 1st Mad-Hatter!