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Joker Comics Worth?

Joker comics have been around since the late 1930s, when the Batman's most infamous enemy first appeared.

Joker Comics: Batman #1: origin and first appearance of The Joker

If you have vintage comic books featuring The Joker, then this article will tell you what they are worth.

Alternatively, you can contact us for a free valuation of your old Batman and Detective comics.

Origin and First Appearance of The Joker

The good news is, if you have a copy of the comic featuring the first appearance of The Joker, then it's the legendary Batman #1.

The bad news is, that's a rare comic book, and the chances of you having it in an old collection are pretty slim.

No matter what condition your Batman #1 is, if it's complete, then it's worth at least $14,000!

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First Joker Comic Book Cover Appearance

Joker comics: Detective Comics #40 First Joker Comic Book Cover Appearance

Another vintage Joker comics landmark is Detective Comics #40. Here is the first appearance of the Joker on a comic book cover.

Admittedly, it's a pretty small image of The Joker. He's visible next to Batman, while Robin hanging from a flagpole is the cover's central image.

Even a pretty beaten-up, but complete, copy of this landmark Joker appearance is worth $1,000.

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Other Early and Classic Joker Covers

Here are some really special Joker appearances from the early days of Detective Comics and Batman Comics.

We've put the minimum value for each below the images. Get in touch if you want yours valued!

Early Joker Covers in Batman Comics

Joker comics: Batman #11, classic Joker cover with playing cards

Batman #11, classic Joker cover with playing cards
Minimum value: $300

Batman #37, classic Joker cover mimicking Bat signal

Batman #37, classic Joker cover mimicking Bat signal
Minimum value: $80

Batman #23, early Joker cover with Chess theme

Batman #23, early Joker cover with Chess theme
Minimum value: $235

Batman #40, classic Joker cover with multiple Jokers

Batman #40, classic Joker cover with multiple Jokers
Minimum value: $100

Early Joker Covers in Detective Comics

Detective Comics #62, classic Joker cover

Detective Comics #62, classic Joker cover
Minimum value: $700

Joker comics: Detective Comics #85, classic Joker cover

Detective Comics #85, classic Joker cover
Minimum value: $250

Detective Comics #69, classic Joker cover

Detective Comics #69, classic Joker cover
Minimum value: $200

Joker comics: Detective Comics #114, classic Joker cover

Detective Comics #114, classic Joker cover
Minimum value: $175

Later Joker Covers to Look For

While you won't come across the earlier Batman and Detective Comics all that often, there are still plenty of Joker appearances with value in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Here are some of the covers. If you have a big collection, the fastest way to get a sense of their value is to ask us for a free comic book appraisal.

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Detective Comics #168, origin of The Joker

Detective Comics #168, origin of The Joker

Detective Comics #387, Joker cover, Batman anniversary

Detective Comics #387, Joker cover, Batman anniversary

Batman Comics #136, Joker cover, sci-fi theme

Batman Comics #136, Joker cover, sci-fi theme

Batman Comics #251, classic Joker cover by Neal Adams

Batman Comics #251, classic Joker cover by Neal Adams

Detective Comics #332, Joker cover story

Detective Comics #332, Joker cover story

Detective Comics #475, Joker cover story

Detective Comics #475, Joker cover story

Batman Comics #163, Joker cover story

Batman Comics #163, Joker cover story

Batman Comics #353, Joker cover story

Batman Comics #353, Joker cover story

Batman Comics #429, Joker cover, concludes A Death in the Family series

Batman Comics #429, Joker cover, concludes A Death in the Family mini-series

Solo Joker 1975 Series

Starting in 1975, DC Comics tested the popularity of The Joker by launching his own dedicated title.

Ultimately this proved to be ill-fated, and the series lasted only nine issues.

In ultra-fine condition, they have value, otherwise, you should not bank on a big windfall. Some of the covers are below.

Joker Comics #1: first solo Joker comic, Penguin and Riddler on cover
Joker Comics #6: strong artwork could not keep this title afloat
Joker Comics #2: the series lasted only nine issues
Joker Comics #7: 1970s Joker solo title lasted just nine issues

Joker Comics on eBay

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