BATMAN

Dates: 1 Jun 1950-115 Jan 1960
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

Before official distribution in the UK of original Batman comics from American in November 1959, one way to get your Batman fix was through Australian reprints which were then made available in the UK, cover priced 6d (Australian issues were mostly cover priced 8d or 9d. They tend to be newsprint quality covers while the UK editions tend to have glossy covers).

The first 20 issues were printed and published by KG Murray in Australia. From issue #21 in 1952, a UK version was printed in the UK with a 6d cover price. Thus you technically have two different cover versions from issues #21 through to #115. The Australian #21-115 have a 8d cover price, not 6d. These issues were not officially distributed in the UK at the time but some found their way over through relatives and service personnel. So it was possible to see the same Batman comic with two different cover prices!

Yep, I was really confused when I first started collecting these 30 or so years ago.

 

See also:

BATMAN DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS / BATMAN ANNUAL / BATMAN COLOURING BOOK / BATMAN LEGENDS (1ST SERIES) / BATMAN LEGENDS (2ND SERIES) / DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS BATMAN SUPERMAN / BATMAN ADVENTURES / BATMAN ALBUM / BATMAN & SUPERMAN / BATMAN & SUPERMAN SUMMER SPECIAL / BATMAN MONTHLY (1ST SERIES) / BATMAN MONTHLY (2ND SERIES) / BATMAN OF THE FUTURE / BATMAN POCKETBOOK / BATMAN PRESENTS / BATMAN SPECIAL EDITION / BATMAN STORYBOOK ANNUAL / BATMAN WORLD ADVENTURE LIBRARY / BATMAN GIANT GAMES BOOK / SUPERMAN & BATMAN MAGAZINE / BATMAN (3RD SERIES) / BATMAN FOUR SQUARE PAPERBACK / BATMAN I LOVE TO READ / BATMAN SUPERMAN ANNUAL / BATMAN VS SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE 2017

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 200 200 200 200 200 200 110
Total £ 474.00 1,060 1,650 3,330 5,660 8,650 5,100

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.