Batman (1940-2011) #1

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 includes a 2-page retelling of Batman's origin.
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Written by

Whitney Ellsworth Bill Finger Paul Gustavson Bob Kane Guy Monroe George Shute

Art by

Paul Gustavson Bob Kane Sheldon Moldoff George Papp Raymond Perry Jerry Robinson

Cover by

Bob Kane Jerry Robinson


Crime Drama Movies & TV Mystery Superhero

Story Arc

Batman: Classic

About Book

Page Count

54 Pages

Print Release Date

March 31 1940

Digital Release Date

May 25 2011

Age Rating

12+ Only


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