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Batman (1940) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Batman (1940) 0
    Published Oct 1994 by DC.

    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 #1
    Batman (1940) 1
    Published Apr 1940 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($16.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • INCOMPLETE. 9th wrap only.
    • Label #1036216003
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    • Trimmed
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • BACK COVER ONLY. ALL 4 EDGES TRIMMED.
    • Label #1363275002

    Cover by Bob Kane. Reprints the origin of Batman from Detective Comics #33 with splash page from #34 by Bob Kane. "The Legend of the Batman - Who He Is and How He Came to Be!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds); Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered by a cheap crook, and young Bruce vows to avenge their deaths by warring on all criminals. First appearance of the Joker in "The Joker," script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson; Batman faces a new criminal who succeeds in killing famous men and stealing their prized possessions, leaving them all with "a smile" on their face! "The Giants of Hugo Strange," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane (signed) and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds); The Batman faces an arch criminal who has invented a serum to create a race of giant monsters, and nearly becomes one of them himself! "Strictly Publicity" text story by Guy Monroe. Biography of Batman creator Bob Kane, with photo. First appearance of the Cat (destined to become Catwoman), the first villainess in comic books, in "The Cat," script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane; Batman and Robin take a trip aboard an exclusive yacht in order to prevent the theft of the Travers necklace at the hands of the Cat! "Two Aces" text story by George Shute, art by Raymond Perry. Ginger Snap two-page story by Bob Kane (as Ted Raye). "The Joker Returns," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson (backgrounds); The Joker escapes from prison to continue his rampage of death and to steal the famed Cleopatra necklace and Fire Ruby. Detective Comics ad. First Batman and Robin pin-up on the back cover. All stories in this issue consist of reprint material drawn from previous issues of Detective Comics. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Batman (1940) 5
    Published Mar 1941 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($98.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Very minor amount of color touch on cover. Scuffing to front and back of cover.
    • Label #0968134001

    Cover by Bob Kane. "The Riddle of the Missing Card!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); With the help of some new partners in crime, the Joker sets up a gambling ship for the rich and wealthy, hoping to get them drunk so that they can be pumped for information about their valuable jewels. True-isms filler page by Henry Boltinoff. "Book of Enchantment," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin are sent to Fairyland by an inventor's strange machine that allows people to actually enter into the scenario of a book they are reading in order to try to locate his daughter he had sent there a few days earlier and return her safely. "The Case of the Honest Crook!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman helps out a young convict released from prison who is having trouble getting an honest job to support his new, but sick wife; The Caped Crusaders then vow to help track down the rats who set him up to be arrested. "Crime Does Not Pay," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman finds it very odd that a bank robber he is fighting with comes to the aid of another until he realizes that they are brothers. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Batman (1940) 6
    Published Aug 1941 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($31.77) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Cover detached. Small piece out of 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st page, slightly affects art.
    • Label #1110906001

    Cover by Bob Kane. "Murder On Parole," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Convict Chick Miller has been paroled from prison, but doesn't realize that it was part of an operation to get men out in order to serve a mysterious "boss"; When Miller balks at the option, he is shot, but Batman rescues him. U.S. Quiz activity page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Clock Maker!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Batman faces up to a challenge made by a eccentric clock maker, who charges Bruce Wayne and other wealthy businessmen of "killing" time, and who brands them as murderers. "The Secret of the Iron Jungle," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman and Robin must head for the Page Oil Company fields to deal with the attempt by Linda Page's father's partner to push him out of the oil business before an expected oil gusher occurs and drives the price of the company stock up. "The Rustler" text story by Gardner F. Fox, art by Raymond Perry. "Suicide Beat!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); A young policeman takes over Suicide Beat after his father is shot down and killed by local racketeers, and he vows to bring the guilty in for judgment, no matter what. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Batman (1940) 7
    Published Oct 1941 by DC.
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    • Restored: B4
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Debris trapped between case and inner well
    • Restoration includes: color touch, pieces added, tear seals, cleaned, reinforced.
    • Label #2010681004
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    • INCOMPLETE. Coupon cut, does not affect art or story. Interior pages are split along spine and brittle in places.

    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Batman (1940) 10
    Tags: Batman
    Published Apr 1942 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0915604006

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Isle That Time Forgot!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); For his birthday, Dick received his own version of the Batplane, and while aloft, he and Batman run into a storm, which forces them to make an emergency landing on an island inhabited by prehistoric men and creatures. 2-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. "Report Card Blues!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Fearing that he will get a bad report at school, little Tommy runs away from home and smack dab into trouble, until the Batman rescues him and Tommy sees the light and decides to go home. "The Princess of Plunder!", script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Fred Ray (layouts), Jerry Robinson (finished pencils, as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane) and George Roussos (backgrounds); Guests to a high society function don't know that their host is actually the Cat-Woman, who sends her guests out on a scavenger hunt at the same time that she sends her gang members out on one; Batman intervenes to stop that hunt before it's too late. "The Way Home" text story by Norman Goss. "The Sheriff of Ghost Town!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (signed) and Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The prospect of hidden gold brings a gang of criminals to the newly resurrected ghost town now called Sunshine City, but the pleas of a young boy brings Batman and Robin to town to clean house..... as the newly elected Sheriff! 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Batman (1940) 11
    Published Jun 1942 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($137.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Conserved
    • Paper: Off white
    • Professional Conservation includes: cover and centerfold reinforced, spine splits sealed, tear seals to cover.
    • Label #985920-001
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • 1st-6th, 11th and 13th wrap married. (Cover detached. Staples removed. Tape on cover and interior cover. 11th and 13th wrap completely split)
    • Label #2018648002
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    • Trimmed
    • INCOMPLETE, MARRIED, TRIMMED. Pages missing, affects art and story. Several pages married from different copies, some pages roughly trimmed.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Only 4 1/2 wraps present (all Batman, no complete stories). Partial back cover included.
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    • Front Cover Only.

    Cover pencils by Fred Ray, inks by Jerry Robinson. "The Joker's Advertising Campaign," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Joker escapes from prison and places ads each day in the newspaper to advertize to Batman and Robin his latest criminal pursuit. 1-page Clancy the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "Payment In Full," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Batman discovers that the D.A. faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life: to persecute and send to the chair a criminal who once saved his life. "Bandits In Toyland!", script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Bruce Wayne is called to immediate jury duty and discovers that the defendant has been framed. "All the Angles" text story by Edgar Wilton. "Four Birds of a Feather!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); The Penguin joins in a financial enterprise with some "old friends" of his to open a night club called The Bird House in Florida.... with gambling as the real racket. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Batman (1940) 12
    Tags: Batman
    Published Aug 1942 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Two wraps missing at centerfold, interrupts art and story. 7 1/4" cumulative spine split, cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. "Brothers in Crime!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane), inks by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane) and George Roussos (backgrounds); While visiting their trophy room, the Caped Crusaders come across a bullet-proof vest, a keepsake from a case invoving the Rafferty Brothers, who unwittingly implicated their brother Peter in a murder. "The Wizard of Words!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Batman must once again battle the Harlequin of Hate, who, this time, decides to carry out, word for word, the slang words that people use every day in order to commit his crimes. "They Thrill to Conquer!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); Batman must battle a gang of criminals who are trying to blackmail professional stuntmen. 2-page Busy Bill story, art by George Storm. "Around the Clock with the Batman!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; Gotham City celebrates "Batman Day", honoring all of the Caped Crusader's amazing accomplishments; And the events leading up to that day also helps Bruce Wayne complete the last chapter of a book he is writing. 68 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Batman (1940) 17
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1943 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($107.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Crowley Copy.
    • Label #1482208001
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #2023592010
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. First three wraps missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane). "The Batman's Biographer!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos (backgrounds); Boswell Browne wants to document the exploits of Batman and Robin for future generations, but when members of the underworld hear him bragging to some children that he knows many secrets of the Dynamic Duo, a nefarious criminal decides to use Browne's knowledge against our heroes. 2-page Professor Pipp story by Jack Farr. "The Penguin Goes A-Hunting," script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane), inks by Jack Burnley (as Bob Kane) and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); The Penguin attends a lecture by Gotham City's prison Warden Keyes, who talks about the city's most dangerous villains: the Scarecrow, the Joker and the Cat-Woman, but not Penguin. "Rogues' Pageant!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Jack Burnley and Ray Burnley (backgrounds); At Alfred's urging, Bruce and Dick decide to take a short vacation after particularly strenuous battling against Gotham's underworld, they stop off in San Pablos, a city celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the courageous deeds of their forefathers. "Scrap Haul" text story by Allan Gerz. "Adventure of the Vitamin Vandals!", script by Joseph Greene, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson; While vacationing at Malibu Beach, Bruce and Dick become aware of several fishing vessels being robbed of their catches by a group of mysterious individuals who seem to disappear into thin air. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Batman (1940) 19
    Tags: Batman
    Published Nov 1943 by DC.
    • No top staple (manufacturing), cover detached at single staple.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Piece of first page torn off, affects art and story.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Batman Makes a Deadline!", art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); After witnessing the fatal injuries to a top notch newspaper reporter who was kidnapped by a gang wanting to keep him silent regarding their activities, Batman and Robin decide to take over the story and bring the gang to justice. 'Atlantis Goes to War!', script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman and Robin decide to get involved in a case where a Nazi submarine attacks Allied shipping and then disappears without a trace. One-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 'The Case of the Timid Lion!', art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); One Mr. Lyon decides to perpetrate 'jokes' and robberies, using the Joker's calling card to implicate the Jester of Crime... something the Joker doesn't find amusing - nor do Batman and Robin! Jerry the Jitterbug humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Dramatic Fragment" text story by Ted Allenby. "Collector of Millionaires," script by Joe Samachson, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Norm Fallon; After handling a particular heart-rending situation between a friend of his and his wife, Bruce Wayne decides it's time for a vacation; But when "Bruce" returns from that vacation, he literally treats Dick Grayson like dirt. 60 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Batman (1940) 24
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1944 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1993476003

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "It Happened In Rome," script by Joe Samachson, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne is sent back to the time of the ancient Romans and runs afoul of a high official as Batman, so Robin must also make the journey back to help the Caped Crusader get out of the jam he is in. "Convict Cargo!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Bruce Wayne allows himself to come under investigation by the District Attorney for juggling the books in order to ferret out a clever gang that, for a price, makes wealthy suspicious men like Wayne "disappear" from prosecution. 1-page Gee-Man story by Ray McGill. "Western Incident" text story by Tex Palmer. "Police Line-Up!", art by Jerry Robinson (as Bob Kane); Alfred attends a Police line-up in order to sharpen his visual recognition skills, something that nearly backfires on him. "The Mayors of Yonville!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Caped Crusaders must save the people of Yonville from a gold swindle, but they have to break out of jail to accomplish it. 1-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Batman (1940) 26
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jan 1945 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2112852008
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    • 4 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Jerry Robinson. "Twenty-Ton Robbery!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); The Cavalier returns in disguise to acquire a new mob that he plans to use to rob the city blind, but the theft of a whale undoes his plans. "Recipe for Revenge!", script by Jack Schiff, art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred criticizes Bruce and Dick for not eating healthy meals, because of the crime-fighting activities, so he heads to the market to stock up on "good" food and runs headlong into a case he thinks that only he can solve. "The Year 3000!", script by Joseph Greene, art by Dick Sprang; In the year 3000, a man, who is the direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, and his son, run across a time capsule containing the exploits of Batman and Robin, and don those guises in order to fight and rally support against a warlord named Fura. "Night Rider" text story by Tod Lowry. "Crime Comes to Lost Mesa!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang; Two criminals enlist the aid of an Indian medicine man as a cover to allow them to rob the tribal temple of its riches. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Batman (1940) 30
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1945 by DC.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Last five pages and back cover missing, first page detached, front cover detached and only partial.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing first two wraps and multiple interior pages. Several interior wraps detached.

    Cover by Dick Sprang. "Back To the Big House!", script by Don Cameron, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); No matter what jobs the Penguin plans and tries to carry out, Batman and Robin are always there to stop him, but, in the end, it's one of the Penguin's own umbrellas that sends him back to the big house! "While the City Sleeps!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Batman decides to take Robin out on the town late at night to illustrate to him all of the people who are up and at work; Unfortunately, a group of criminals are hard at work also and the Dynamic Duo have to go to work... on them! "The Pointed Pistol" text story by Jesse Merlan. "Alias the Baron!", art by Jerry Robinson; Alfred is mistaken for a crook who has double-crossed gang leader, Ed Rocket. "Ally Babble and the Fourteen Peeves!", script by Bill Finger, art by Dick Sprang (as Bob Kane); Ally Babble is hired by a wealthy man to take care of 14 of his pet peeves, and if he successfully does so, he will be given $5000, which creates a mountain of headaches for Batman. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Batman (1940) 37
    Published Nov 1946 by DC.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Tape on interior cover.
    • Label #1279044005
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1296188001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($11.97) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 4 1/2" cumulative spine split, centerfold detached.Interior tearing/corners missing, does not affect art or story.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scratch on back of case; Scuffing on front of case
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1994287001
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    • Missing title.
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    • Includes reproduction cover (not attached).

    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Batman (1940) 39
    Tags: Batman
    Published Mar 1947 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2070412011

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "The Frightened People!", script by Don Cameron, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Batman and Robin employ cats to thwart a gang chief who is afraid of felines. "The Man In the Iron Mask!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; A gang boss welds an iron mask onto Iron-Hat Ferriss head; Ferris tries to get the mask removed while Batman goes after him. "Death Serenade" text story by Desmond Walters. One-page Willie the Office Boy story by Phil Berube. "A Christmas Tale," script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Ray Burnley; Synopsis: Batman chases Catwoman, who has stolen three cats to use in her crimes. 52 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Batman (1940) 40
    Published May 1947 by DC.
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    • Cover oxidation.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces of cover and last page missing, does not affect art or story. Cover detached, 6" cumulative spine split. Staple rust/migration. Water damage. Mold.

    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Batman (1940) 42
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1947 by DC.
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    • Interior is complete, Full length spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Burnley, inks by Charles Paris. "Claws of the Catwoman!", script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris; Catwoman escapes from prison and starts a crime spree, basing her crimes on famous fictional cat stories; Batman and Robin investigate the case and they confront the plunder princess on several occasions, but they are outsmarted each time. Wheaties ad with Pete Reiser. "Blind Man's Bluff!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Charles Paris and Curt Swan (next to last panel last page only), inks by Charles Paris and Stan Kaye (next to last panel last page only); A criminal learns that a police officer suspects Bruce Wayne is Batman and he pretends to use the secret to his advantage; Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne has been left blind on a heroic act while saving a kid from a burning building. Chief Hot Foot half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "Death Stalk" text story by Bob Baker. "The Robot Robbers!", script by Bill Finger, art by Charles Paris; Three criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison are set free on their old years by an unknown person; They are taken to the house of Doctor Hercules, who informs them that he wants to use their special criminal talents and he provides them with enormous robots that they can remotely control, in order to fulfill the crimes they are no longer capable of because of their age; Using the robots, the thugs start a crime spree in Gotham City and their actions get the attention of Batman and Robin. Playful Pop one-page story by Phil Berube. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Batman (1940) 44
    Published Jan 1948 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($56.67) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge crack, scuffing to inner well.
    • Label #1968753001

    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 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Batman (1940) 47
    Tags: Batman
    Published Jul 1948 by DC.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover coming loose at one staple, centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Oxidation.
    • 5 1/4" Spine split from bottom.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($21.75) will be charged at checkout.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Cover re-attached with 4 extra staples added after manufacturing, Piece re-attached to back cover with tape.
    • Label #1280131001
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($14.85) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Remaindered Copy. Staple added (not manufacturing). 1" spine split from bottom. Tape on interior front cover.

    Cover pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. In this key issue, Batman's origin is explored in detail for the first time in "The Origin of Batman!" in which Batman tracks down the killers of his mother and father. In this same story, the Bat Signal also used for the first time; script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Charles Paris. "Fashions in Crime!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; Catwoman breaks out of jail in a spectacular way and as soon as she is free again, she realizes that she could use the fashion trends as her new crime theme; Posing as the manager of an important fashion magazine, Catwoman is granted access to the houses of many wealthy people and later she steals from them; Batman and Robin intervene. "The Chain Gang Crimes!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; In pursuit of bank robbers, Batman and Robin chase them to a side street where they suddenly disappear. "The Adventures of Popsicle Pete and Bob Feller" ad. "Winged Justice" text story by Ted Rosen, art by Raymond Perry. One-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. One-page Little Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Batman (1940) 48
    Tags: Batman
    Published Sep 1948 by DC.
    • Cover coming loose at staples, Staple rust/migration. 1/5" cumulative spine split.
    • 6" cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached and anchored with extra staple. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • REMAINDERED COPY. INCOMPLETE. Piece missing from first page (affects art and story).

    Cover art by Win Mortimer. "The Fowls of Fate!", pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Upset with his recent failures in crime, the Penguin breaks out of prison again and vows to no longer use birds in his crimes. Wheaties ad with Bob Elliott. "The 1,000 Secrets of the Batcave!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; Wolf Brando has escaped from jail and makes his way to Wayne Manor; He finds the ultimate secret, the Batcave, and tries to escape via the Batmobile. One-page Daffy & Doodle story by Lit-Win. "There She Blows: Whales and Whaling" text story, art by Raymond Perry. Scribbly comic book ad. Untitled Shorty story by Henry Boltinoff. "Crime from Tomorrow!", pencils by Jim Mooney (as Bob Kane), inks by Charles Paris; A gang of "men from the future" has started committing crimes across Gotham and the Dynamic Duo suspect that the people responsible might be connected to the "World of the Future" Fair. Dale Evans Comics ad. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.