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The 10 Most Expensive Comic-Books Ever
Got one one of these comics? You'd better put it somewhere safe!

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The 10 Most Expensive Comic-Books Ever | 7. Batman 1
7. Batman 1

Value: $440,000

What’s it about? Not Batman’s first appearance, but immensely significant nonetheless. It’s his first solo comic, and unlike Superman’s, it featured all new material. And what material: the stories within give us our first adventures with The Joker and Catwoman (here called ‘The Cat’; she’s ‘Cat-Woman’ – with a hyphen – in issue #2). Joker plans a diamond robbery, and Batman clobbers him and sends him to jail. The Cat goes after an emerald necklace on a yacht, and Batman lets her escape, the softie. Then in his second story, Joker escapes from prison using trick false teeth, and goes after another necklace (where the hell are all these necklace plots in the Nolan films? Oh wait... there is one...). He’s stabbed in the heart at the end of this one, but comes back to life in the ambulance, because MADNESS! Further stories in the collection give us a Bat-origin and some Hugo Strange action.

Why so valuable? First Bat solo-outing, first Joker, first Catwoman. It’s actually surprising this isn’t higher up the list.

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1 Fantastic Four 1 price is hue
I find the Fantastic Four 1 price super duper higher. wohoo. Would like to read one. More

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Superman done correctly should trump Batman. A crossover would be epic, especially if Batman gets to kick the tar out of big blue on the big screen. More

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