First Appearance Of Batman ‘Detective Comics #27’ Sells For $1.5 Million

Holy auction price Batman!

A rare copy of Batman’s first appearance, Detective Comics #27, sold at auction for a record-breaking $1.5 million.

As comics go, the first appearances of new, fan-favorite characters are always going to be popular – but an original copy of Detective Comics #27 which introduced Batman himself sold at Heritage Auctions Comics and Comic Art event for $1.5 million. The costume seen on the iconic cover might have had a few redesigns over the years, but the core elements of the outfit are still seen today. The auction house revealed that it broke a previous Batman record, as ten years ago a copy of the issue rated 8.0 by the Certified Guaranty Company sold for $1,075,000.

However on November 19, a 7.0 grade Detective Comics #27  was sold at auction for the eye-watering figure. Heritage Auctions Vice President Barry Sandoval explained that he wasn’t surprised by the final sale, since Batman is one of the most famous literary characters in the world with roles in numerous films, TV shows and games as well as in print. It makes his first appearance all the more sought after.

“I’m not at all surprised at the result. After all, this is one of the best copies you will ever see of one of the most important comic books ever published.”

What do you make of the sale? Are you amazed that Batman has lasted this long? What do you think of the recent arc in Detective Comics? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here’s the synopsis for Detective Comics #1031:

Damian Wayne has made his move against a familiar threat from Bruce Wayne’s past—so why has the former Boy Wonder targeted none other than Tommy Elliot, a.k.a. Hush? It may have something to do with the Black Casebook that Bruce liberated from the Joker’s territory in the monumental Detective Comics #1027…but how far will Damian go to avenge this grudge from his father’s past?

Detective Comics #1031 is written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Jorge Jimenez and Bilquis Evely Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of DC Comics and Batman, be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content.

Source: Heritage Auctions

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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