Batman (1940-2011) #1 by Bill Finger, Whitney Ellsworth, Guy Monroe, Bob Kane, Raymond Perry, Paul Gustavson, George Papp

55 pages first pub 1940 (editions)

fiction comics adventurous dark fast-paced


The first comic dedicated exclusively to The Dark Knight! This 1940 issue pitted the Dynamic Duo against classic menaces including Professor Hugo Strange. Plus, the first appearances of The Joker and Catwoman (referred to as “the Cat”)! Also inclu...

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mysterious 100%
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