1940 Batman #1 Comic BookInvest Now
$71,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$71Initial Offering Share Price
06/2020Initial Offering Date
After the success of his first appearance in Detective Comics #27, Batman was given his own series in the spring of 1940. Rally’s #BATMAN1 is an original copy of the landmark Batman #1 issue, which featured the Dark Knight’s origin story and the first appearance of both the Joker and Catwoman. Graded FR/GD 1.5 by CGC, #BATMAN1 is one of the top 100 graded copies in existence and with less than one hundred publicly available sales over the past twenty years, it’s no wonder why this issue is one of the most valuable and highly sought-after Golden Age comic books.
“It is evidence of the greatness and power of the Batman concept that the character has appeared continuously over eight decades…”— Peter Sanderson, Comic Book Historian
Milton “Bill” Finger is born in Denver, Colorado.
Robert Kahn (Bob Kane) is born in New York, NY.
DC Comics publishes Detective Comics #27, which includes the first appearance of Batman.
Batman #1 is published as the first ongoing series featuring The Dark Knight. #BATMAN1 is printed as part of this issue.
Due to poor sales in the early 1960’s, DC comics nearly kills off Batman.
The Batman live action television series debuts, starring Adam West, and gives an instant jolt to Batman comic sales.
Frank Miller released a 4 issue comic miniseries called The Dark Knight Returns, focused on Batman’s darker roots and a dystopian Gotham City.
Tim Burton’s Batman, starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker, is released in theaters.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale, is released in the United States.
The Dark Knight, the second film in Nolan’s trilogy, hits theaters in New York City.
Heritage Auctions sells a CGC VF 8.0 Detective Comics #27 for $1,075,50, setting the record for the highest-selling Batman comic book.
Batman #713 is published as the last comic book in the Batman Vol. 1 series.
The Nolan trilogy concludes with The Dark Knight Rises, featuring Tom Hardy as Bane.
The highest-graded copy of Batman #1 (CGC NM- 9.2) sells in a private transaction through Heritage Auctions for $850,000.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #BATMAN1 and offer it on the Rally platform.
Kapow! Splat! Wham! Those are some of the words many people of a certain age instantly associate with Batman, but it may be time to add one more: Ka-Ching! Batman #1 comic sales are flying high and are breaking records whenever they come up for auction. In 2003, a similarly graded copy of Batman #1, sold at auction for a respectable $4,600. Today, copies similar to #BATMAN1 have been known to sell above $90K, representing a remarkable 17-year price appreciation of 20,000%. A copy in near-mint condition was sold at a 2012 private auction for a breathtaking $850K.Invest Now
|Price Per Share||$71.00|
|Number of Shares||1000|
|Cover Artist||Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson|
|Inker||Sheldon Moldoff, Jerry Robinson|
|Letterer||Sheldon Moldoff, Jerry Robinson|
|Store Date||March 31, 1940|
|Rarity||1 of 10 (CGC FR/GD 1.5)|
|Authentication||Comics Guaranty Company (CGC)|
|Grade||CGC FR/GD 1.5|