A Batman #1 Comic Book (9.4) Just Sold for $2.2 Million Bucks

A 9.4 CGC designated copy of Batman #1 from 1940 sold at auction this week for just over $2.2 million dollars, making it the most expensive Batman comic ever sold. As part of the weekend event at Heritage Auction house that started on Thursday, the sale surpassed the previous high for a Batman issue when Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman, sold back in November for $1.5 million.

The Batman #1 issues was last owned by Billy T. Gates who bought it back in 1979 from a comic shop in Houston, Texas for $3,000. Gates sadly passed away back in 2019, leaving his collection to his son.



The issue marks only the third comic to break the $2 million mark with two different copies of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, both went for over $2 million. One of them being the famed, Nicolas Cage-owned copy. A third issues of Action Comics #1 is still the most expensive comic ever sold having gone under the hammer for $3.2 million back in 2014.

Jamison Ashley

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