Todd McFarlane's First Batman Cover Graded & Up For Auction

Todd McFarlane's first batman cover, issue #423 of the series, is one of those keys that just keeps growing for no other reason than that it is by him. That is pretty neat in this day and age of movie and TV speculation. Also: it is just a really cool cover. When I close my eyes and think about Batman, this is the image that I see. Up for auction today is a CGC 9.2 copy of the McFarlane cover, over at ComicConnect. As of this writing, it is only at $32, but expect that to shoot up fast. People are being priced out of higher grades and starting to but these lower-tier 9.0's and higher. Check it out below.

Todd McFarlane's First Batman Cover Graded & Up For Auction
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Who Doesn't Want To Own A CGC Copy of McFarlane's First Batman Cover

"Three cops relate three tales of the Dark Knight, revealing different facets of Batman's character, in "You Shoulda Seen Him…" Script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Todd McFarlane cover. 1st printing. NOTE: Most issues from 397-432 were reprinted in 1989 and sold in multipacks. These 2nd and 3rd prints have back cover ads dated 1989. 36 Pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.75." Yes, make sure to check your copies at home, for there were three printings of this one. That this is a first print makes it all the more desirable.

I also own a 9.2 of this book, and let me tell you; it displays very nicely. This is maybe one of, if not the most, iconic modern Batman covers, and McFarlane never topped it as far as Batman goes. Click here if this copy of this book interests you and get more info on it. While you are there, take a spin around all of the other items that are taking bids today. There are some doozies.

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Jeremy KonradAbout Jeremy Konrad

Jeremy Konrad has written about collectibles and film for almost ten years. He has a deep and vast knowledge of both. He resides in Ohio with his family.
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