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  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
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  • 2nd appearance of Batman
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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, Selina Kyle, later becomes Catwoman
  • Debut of the first Batplane - multiple designs from one issue to the next (Batman #3 and Batman #4)
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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
  • 2nd appearance of Catwoman, Selina Kyle
  • This issue is the first time Selina Kyle is referred to as Cat Woman, used interchangeably with The Cat
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  • 1st solo story featuring Robin
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  • Debut of the first Catwoman costume, a mask resembling an actual cat
  • 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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  • First 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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  • First mention of Batman’s vehicle referred to as the Batmobile
  • First mention of Gotham City in the Detective Comics title
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  • 2nd appearance of Clayface, Basil Karlo
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  • Debut of the Batmobile design with the bat-shaped head on the front
  • 1st appearance of Linda Page
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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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  • Origin of Green Lantern (Alan Scott) retold
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  • Classic cover art by Bob Kane
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  • Early Golden Age issue of Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
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  • Classic cover art by Fred Ray
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  • 1st appearance of the Penguin
  • [November 2019 - Colin Farrell confirmed to play the Penguin in Matt Reeves' Batman film]
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  • Iconic cover art by Jack Burnley
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  • Classic cover art by Martin Nodell featuring Hitler
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  • Cover art by Jerry Robinson featuring the Joker
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  • Green Lantern (Alan Scott) joins the army
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  • 3rd cover appearance of the Joker
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Boy Commandos
  • This issue marked the beginning transformation of The Joker from a homicidal maniac into a goofy character. This persisted until Batman #251 when Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams revived the Joker after a four year absence, reintroducing his homicidal side
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  • 1st appearance of the Batcave
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Two-Face
  • 1st appearance of Gilda Dent, the wife of Harvey Dent
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  • 1st cover appearance of the Penguin
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  • 2nd appearance and 1st cover of Two-Face
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  • Cover art by Jerry Robinson featuring the Joker
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  • Cover art by Jerry Robinson and Bob Kane featuring Two-Face
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  • 1st cover appearance of the Batmobile
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  • 1st appearance of Merlin
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  • Cover art by Dick Sprang featuring the Joker
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  • 1st solo story featuring Alfred
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  • 1st team-up of Joker and the Penguin
  • 1st team-up of two major Batman villains
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  • Re-titled Miss America Magazine, formerly Miss America Comics
  • 1st appearance of Patsy Walker, later becomes Hellcat
  • 1st appearance of Buzz Baxter, later becomes Mad-Dog
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  • Classic cover art by Dick Sprang
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  • Debut of the first official Catwoman costume that would become iconic to her character
  • Selina Kyle's hair is blonde in this issue
  • Batman and Robin fight the mechanical T-Rex that would later decorate the Batcave for decades
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the All Winners Squad: Captain America, Bucky, Human Torch, Miss America, Sub-Mariner, Toro and the Whizzer
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  • Origin of Captain America retold
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  • Classic cover art by Dick Sprang featuring the Penguin
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  • Cover art by Win Mortimer featuring the Penguin
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  • Classic cover art by Jack Burnley featuring the Joker
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  • 1st cover appearance of Catwoman
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  • 1st cover appearance of Catwoman in the Batman title and second overall Catwoman cover appearance
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 4.0 sold for $2,040 [$1,200 in Dec 2020] +70%
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  • Classic cover art by Jim Mooney featuring the Joker
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  • Origin of Batman, specifically the murder of the Waynes and the hunt for their killer
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  • 3.0 sold for $1,800 [$1,250 in June 2020] +44%
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  • 0.5 sold for $780 [$264 in 2016] +195%
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  • Origin of Robotman
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  • 1st appearance of the Mad Hatter, Jervis Tetch
  • 1st appearance of Vicki Vale
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  • 1st appearance and origin of The Riddler
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  • Cover art by Bob Kane featuring Two-Face
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  • Cover art by Win Mortimer featuring the Joker
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  • Cover art by Dick Sprang featuring the Joker
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  • 1st appearance of Superbaby
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  • 1st appearance of Lana Lang
  • 1st mention of Perry White (appeared nameless in Superman #7)
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  • 1st cover appearance and origin of the second Batplane
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  • Origin of Catwoman
  • 1st appearance of The Knight, the Batman of England
  • 1st appearance of Squire who later becomes The Knight II
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  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth, an adversary of Batman that aimed to be an anti-Batman with a wide arsenal of weaponry
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  • Origin of the Joker
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  • Debut of the Bat-Copter
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  • 1st appearance of Wingman, a European Batman-like crimefighter
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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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  • Cover art by Win Mortimer featuring Two-Face
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  • Origin of Batman retold
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  • 1st appearance of Roh Kar (Manhunter from Mars)
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  • Origin of the Batcave
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  • Cover art by Win Mortimer
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mirror Man
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  • 1st appearance of Ace the Bat-Hound
  • [May 2021 -Kevin Hart to voice Ace in an animated Super-Pets feature film]
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  • 1st appearance of Robin Hood in DC Comics
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  • 1st appearance of Mad Hatter II, an impostor who is renamed the Hatman in Batman #700
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  • Anniversary of Batman issue #100
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  • Origin of Batman's costume, Thomas Wayne was the original Batman
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  • 1st issue of Batman published during the Silver Age
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  • 2nd appearance of Batwoman
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  • 1st appearance of Signalman
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  • 1st appearance of Fatman, a parody of Batman parody
  • 1st appearance of Batman of Zurr En Arrh, an alien who became Batman to his home, Planet-X
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  • 1st appearance of Calendar Man
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  • 1st appearance of Congorilla (formerly Congo Bill)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Freeze, initially named Mr. Zero
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  • Marriage of Batman and Batwoman
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  • Origin of Batman retold
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  • 1st appearance of The Future Men
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  • 1st appearance of Bat-Mite, a mysterious impish version of Batman
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  • 1st appearance of the second Firefly
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  • 1st appearance of Zebra-Man
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  • Origin of Robin retold
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  • 1st appearance of Clock King
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  • 1st appearance of Kite-Man
  • 3rd appearance of Bat-Mite
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  • Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff featuring the Joker
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  • 1st appearance of Bat-Girl, Betty Kane
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  • Origin of the Batcave
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  • 2nd appearance of Bat-Girl
  • 1st appearance of Clockmaster
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  • 1st appearance of Planet Master, a scientist-turned-criminal after being exposed to cases from a meteor
  • 1st appearance of Edward Burke, later becomes the second Planet Master in Outsiders #21
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • 1st time Bat-Girl meets Bat-Mite
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  • 1st appearance of the second Clayface, Matt Hagen, a scuba diver who had come into contact with a clay-like substance that compromised his molecular structure
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  • 1st appearance of Polka-Dot Man
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  • Early Joker appearance
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  • Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • 1st team appearance of the False Face society
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Catman
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  • 1st appearance of the Penguin in the Silver Age
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff
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  • Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Giant-size 80 page issue
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  • Classic battle Wonder Woman vs Supergirl
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  • Reprint of Detective Comics #27
  • Silver edition
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  • 2nd appearance of Duela Dent (as "Catgirl")
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  • First ongoing printed attribution given to Bill Finger as co-creator of Batman in the Detective Comics title
  • 75 years after Batman debuted, Bill Finger’s granddaughter settled a court case with DC to award credit to her deceased grandfather for the creation of Batman
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Detective Comics #27 $250k $890k $2.2M
Detective Comics #28 $8.7k $23k $98k
Detective Comics #35 $1.5k $40k $160k
Detective Comics #36 $3.2k $9k $40k
Detective Comics #37 $3.8k $11k $43k
Detective Comics #38 $9.2k $33k $140k
Batman #1 $62k $185k $1.3M
Detective Comics #39 $800 $2.4k $10k
Detective Comics #40 $1.1k $3.1k $13k
Batman #2 $1.2k $14.1k $50k
Detective Comics #41 $400 $1.2k $5.1k
Batman #3 $2.5k $9.4k $25k
Detective Comics #45 $425 $1.6k $5.7k
Batman #4 $2.1k $8.7k $21k
Detective Comics #46 $310 $900 $4.3k
Detective Comics #48 $310 $900 $3.8k
Detective Comics #49 $295 $880 $3.6k
Batman #5 $1.4k $4.5k $14k
Batman #6 $830 $3.6k $10.9k
Detective Comics #54 $250 $775 $2.7k
Green Lantern #1 $2.5k $7.3k $35k
Batman #7 $830 $3.6k $10.9k
Green Lantern #2 $600 $1.8k $7.8k
Batman #8 $500 $1.5k $5.7k
Detective Comics #58 $2.2k $9.5k $28k
Batman #9 $415 $1.2k $5.3k
Green Lantern #3 $585 $1.8k $7.5k
Detective Comics #62 $525 $1.6k $6.9k
Green Lantern #4 $360 $1.1k $4.4k
Batman #11 $1.3k $3.6k $17.2k
Detective Comics #64 $380 $1.1k $4.7k
Batman #12 $325 $975 $4k
Detective Comics #66 $785 $2.3k $10k
Detective Comics #67 $335 $1k $4.2k
Detective Comics #68 $380 $1.1k $4.7k
Detective Comics #71 $675 $2k $6.8k
Detective Comics #80 $220 $660 $2.4k
Batman #20 $285 $1.1k $3.5k
Young Allies #11 $200 $750 $2k
Detective Comics #85 $250 $765 $2.8k
Batman #22 $165 $500 $1.9k
Batman #25 $270 $810 $3k
Miss America Comics #2 $360 $950 $3.5k
Batman #33 $160 $520 $2.2k
Batman #35 $120 $360 $1.4k
All Winners Comics #19 $800 $2.4k $11k
Captain America Comics #59 $310 $930 $3.8k
Batman #38 $220 $660 $2.4k
Detective Comics #120 $165 $490 $1.8k
Batman #40 $220 $660 $2.4k
Detective Comics #122 $250 $750 $2.7k
Batman #42 $200 $610 $2.2k
Batman #44 $620 $1.8k $6.2k
Batman #47 $1.1k $3.6k $11.5k
Detective Comics #138 $120 $360 $1.3k
Batman #49 $270 $800 $2.9k
Detective Comics #140 $3.1k $12.7k $33.8k
Batman #50 $135 $400 $1.5k
Batman #52 $185 $560 $2k
Batman #55 $175 $525 $1.9k
Superboy #8 $110 $330 $1.2k
Superboy #10 $120 $365 $1.3k
Batman #61 $105 $320 $1.2k
Batman #62 $195 $580 $2.1k
Batman #63 $290 $810 $4.2k
Detective Comics #168 $1.3k $3.8k $13k
Detective Comics #171 $90 $320 $950
Batman #65 $175 $800 $2.2k
Batman #66 $150 $450 $1.6k
Batman #68 $105 $315 $1.1k
Detective Comics #190 $90 $280 $1.1k
Batman #78 $100 $290 $1.1k
Detective Comics #205 $90 $260 $950
Batman #84 $125 $380 $1.4k
Detective Comics #213 $90 $275 $1k
Batman #92 $135 $400 $1.5k
Brave and the Bold #5 $60 $190 $1.1k
Detective Comics #230 $80 $280 $1k
Batman #100 $270 $810 $3.3k
Detective Comics #235 $85 $260 $955
Batman #103 $110 $385 $1.1k
Batman #105 $125 $380 $1.4k
Batman #112 $50 $160 $600
Batman #113 $50 $160 $600
Detective Comics #259 $40 $120 $430
Action Comics #248 $40 $115 $400
Batman #121 $280 $850 $5.7k
Batman #122 $45 $140 $500
Detective Comics #265 $45 $150 $495
Superman #128 $35 $110 $450
Detective Comics #267 $70 $220 $800
Batman #126 $45 $140 $500
Detective Comics #275 $15 $40 $100
Batman #129 $55 $170 $600
Worlds Finest Comics #111 $10 $30 $150
Batman #133 $25 $70 $235
Batman #136 $60 $375 $1.2k
Batman #139 $90 $270 $1.1k
Batman Annual #1 $45 $140 $835
Batman #141 $20 $65 $330
Detective Comics #296 $12 $45 $170
Batman Annual #2 $20 $65 $330
Batman #144 $25 $70 $380
Detective Comics #298 $115 $310 $815
Detective Comics #300 $120 $400 $1.2k
Batman Annual #3 $20 $65 $330
Batman #148 $25 $75 $400
Batman Annual #4 $10 $30 $165
Batman #152 $18 $60 $170
Detective Comics #311 $12 $40 $200
Batman #155 $140 $475 $1.4k
Batman Annual #5 $10 $30 $165
Batman Annual #6 $9 $25 $130
Batman #159 $20 $60 $310
Batman #163 $20 $60 $310
Batman Annual #7 $9 $25 $130
Batman #198 $8 $20 $80
Wonder Woman #177 $8 $20 $100
Batman #208 $7 $20 $95
Famous First Edition #C-28 $5 $15 $50
Batman Family #8 $2 $5 $15
Detective Comics #46 $1 $2 $3