CGC-graded Batman #1 Sells for £239,200 at Heritage Auction

Posted on 23/02/2018

LEFT: A Batman #1 graded CGC 7.0 sold for £239,200
RIGHT: An All-American Comics #16 graded CGC 6.5 sold for £153,800.
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A Batman #1, graded CGC 7.0, led the way for certified comic books at Heritage Auctions' Feb. 22-24 Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction. The book, which has off-white to white pages, realized £239,200.

Batman #1, released by D.C. Comics in Spring 1940, features the first appearance of the Joker and Catwoman.

And talk about a dynamic duo: A second Batman #1, graded CGC 3.5 with cream to off-white pages, took third place for certified comics at this same auction, realizing £102,500.

Meanwhile, it was one of the brightest days for Green Lantern fans, as an All-American Comics #16, graded CGC 6.5, realized £153,800 at this Heritage sale. The July 1940 D.C. release features the origin and first appearance of the Green Lantern.

This result displaces an All-American Comics #16 graded 8.0 that sold for £129,600 in 2013 as the top Green Lantern issue in Heritage Auctions' online Hall of Fame for top comic book sales.

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