1940 DC COMICS BATMAN #1 (CGC 8.0)Invest Now
$1,800,000Initial Offering Marketing Cap
$10Initial Offering Share Price
03/2022Initial Offering Date
Less than a year after his 1st Appearance in Detective Comics #27, Batman was given his own self-titled series with the release of Batman #1 in 1940. Introducing The Joker and Catwoman, Batman #1 remains a landmark issue in comic history, more than 80 years later. #BATMAN is a 1940 Batman #1 Comic Book graded CGC 8.0. With just 7 examples graded higher, #BATMAN is one of the finest preserved copies of one of the most sought-after comics in the world. Copies of Batman #1 in any grade are nearly impossible to find and public sales of CGC 8.0 examples have occurred just eight times since 2002.
“[F]inding a key issue from the Golden Age era of comics — a time when publications used cheap paper, were read disposably on a massive scale — is extremely rare.”— The Hollywood Reporter
Bill Finger and Bob Kane introduce Batman in Detective Comics #27, marking the first appearance of one of the world’s most famous heroes.
DC releases the first self-titled Batman comic book with Batman #1. Along with the launch of the historic series, The Joker and Catwoman are introduced for the first time. #BATMAN is published.
Due to poor sales in the early 1960’s, DC comics nearly kills off Batman. After assigning the books to editor Julie Schwartz and designer Carmine Infantino, a new era of Batman begins.
The Batman TV show starring Adam West premieres to massive ratings, leading to a subsequent surge in comic book sales.
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.
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.
A Batman #1 comic book graded CGC 8 is sold for $498K by ComicConnect.
Crossing the $1M mark for the first time, ComicConnect sells a copy of Batman #1 for $1.05M.
Goldin Auctions sells a CGC 8.0 copy of Batman #1 for $1.44M.
Rally enters into an agreement to acquire #BATMAN and offer it on the Rally platform.
One of the few copies of Batman #1 graded above #BATMAN sold for $2.2M in January 2021, setting the record for the most valuable Batman comic book ever sold.Invest Now
|Initial Offering Share Price||$10|
|Number of Shares||180,000|
|Initial Offering Market Cap.||$1,800,000|
|Key Issue||First ongoing Batman comic series First appearance of The Joker; First appearance of Catwoman|
|Store Date||March 31, 1940|
|Writer(s)||Bill Finger, Paul Gustavson, Guy Monroe, Whitney Ellsworth, George Shute, Bob Kane|
|Cover Artist(s)||Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson|
|Inker(s)||Sheldon Moldoff, Jerry Robinson|
|Rarity||1 of 6 (CGC 8.0)|
|Authentication||Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)|