The first detailed origin of Batman was in the Golden Age. The comic was Batman #47 and featured a young Bruce Wayne on the cover mourning the death of his parents. This comic was published in 1948, about 8 years after Batman first appeared in Detective Comics 27.

The origin story was written by Bill Finger, who wrote most of the great golden age Batman stories. The cover and interior pencil art is attributed to Batman’s creator, Bob Kane. Inks by Charles Paris.

Originally priced at 10 cents, Batman 47 now has a value of thousands of dollars in high grade. Even mid-grades of this comic are valuable at well over a couple of thousand dollars.

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