This 1939 DC comic featuring the first appearance of Batman is up for auction for an estimated price of $1 million


Comic book fans – you’re in for a treat! A rare 1939 detective comic featuring the first appearance of Batman is now up for sale! The no. 27 edition is being auctioned by Goldin for an estimated price of $1 million (with the current bid parked at $900,000).


Graded 6.5 with cream to off-white pages by Certified Guarantee Company (CGC), the comic features a six-page story titled “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate.” It introduces readers to a billionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman.

The 83-year-old book is remarkably in good condition and will be sold alongside other rare comics and original art, including a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (the first appearance of Spider-Man) and the original cover art to DC’s Showcase #24, featuring one of the earliest appearances of Hal Jordan.

Commenting on the sale, Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin said, “It’s rare to have even one of these amazing books featuring the first appearances of these culturally iconic heroes in a collection, let alone all of them.”

He further added, “We are so honored to be able to showcase so many pillars of the comic world showcased in one sale. When you add to that the one-of-a-kind original Gil Kane Green Lantern art, this auction is going to turn a lot of heads in the hobby.”

The copy is currently available for bids on Goldin’s website until May 22, 2022.

[Available at: Goldin]

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