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  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
  • November 19, 2020 a CGC 7.0 sold for $1.5MM in a Heritage Auction. The last recorded sale in that grade was a decade ago, almost to the day for $500k
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  • 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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  • 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
  • *initially, the Joker was supposed to be killed in this issue at the insistence of co-creator Bill Finger who didn't want Batman to appear inept in his ability to subdue an enemy. A late addition to the story can be seen in the final Joker panel of the second story where the medics discover he is still alive after being stabbed in the heart
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, later renamed Catwoman (not in costume)
  • 2nd appearance of Robin
  • 2nd appearance of Hugo Strange
  • [Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman]
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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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  • Selina Kyle in a cat mask
  • 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, fell to his death after being punched in the face by Batman while standing near the edge of a cliff
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  • 1st time Batman’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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  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring Batman and Robin
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  • 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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  • Cover art by Jerry Robinson and Bob Kane featuring Two-Face
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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, her first actual costume
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  • 1st cover appearance of Catwoman
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  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring the Joker
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  • Origin of Batman
  • 1st cover appearance of the Bat-Signal
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  • 1st appearance of the Mad Hatter
  • 1st appearance of Vicki Vale
  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring Two-Face
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  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth
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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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  • 1st appearance of the King of Cats (Catwoman's brother)
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  • 1st appearance of Roh Kar (Manhunter from Mars)
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  • Anniversary of Batman issue #100
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  • Origin of the Batcave
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Early Joker appearance
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • 30th anniversary of Batman
  • Origin of Robin retold
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  • Reprint of Detective Comics #27
  • Silver edition
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  • 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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  • Reprint of Detective Comics #27
  • Silver-foil enhanced cover treatment
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  • Reprint of Detective Comics distributed in Loot Crate subscription boxes
  • Sealed with certificate of authenticity (COA)
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Detective Comics #27 $350k $1.0M $3.5M
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 $4.3k
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