Batman #121, 1st Mr. Freeze (Mr. Zero)

Hot Comics #10: Batman #121, 1st Mr. Freeze (Mr. Zero)
Hot Comics #10: Batman #121, 1st Mr. Freeze (Mr. Zero). Click to buy a copy
Click here to buy your copy of this book today!

Why Batman #121 is a Hot Comic


It's not easy to pick a winner from the pack of hot Batman issues.

You could make a case for Detective Comics #359 (first Barbara Gordon Bat-Girl), Batman #139 (Betty Kane Bat-Girl), and of course Batman #181 (first Poison Ivy).

But Mr. Freeze is hotter than all of them. This is despite the book being very scarce (relatively anyway), especially in higher grade. The white cover is a tough one to find above 7.0, with only 31 of 370 examples graded 7.5 or better.

  • CGC 9.0 $22,000
  • CGC 8.5 $18,000
  • CGC 7.5 $5,900
  • CGC 7.0 $5,000
  • CGC 6.5 $4,000
  • CGC 5.5 $2,000
  • CGC 4.5 $2,000
  • CGC 3.0 $1,100
  • CGC 1.5 $585

If you're looking for a sleeper issue to invest in, this is the one to buy.


The coolest character in the DC universe is now one of the hottest. Prices on this book continue to confound observers, with records being set all the time.

It's SUPER-tough in high grade. The highest-known CGC copy is only 9.4, but it has never sold on the open market.

Books above 6.0 are tough and command high prices when they do appear. Its white cover easily shows dirt, dust and sun shadows, and wear.

  • CGC 7.5: $5,000
  • CGC 7.0 $4,000
  • CGC 6.5 $3,000
  • CGC 5.5 $1,380
  • CGC 4.5 $1,300
  • CGC 3.0 $860

There are a handful of famous Batman villains. Joker, Penguin, Scarecrow, Catwoman, Riddler... Mr. Freeze is definitely up there with the best of them.

Add to that the surprisingly tough nature of this book. It's seldom offered to us in collections of the period. The off-white cover shows wear and dirt very easily.

Take advantage of the relatively small number of transactions to snap up a clean mid-grade copy of this book. Sales data show that the prices seldom vary much between true mid-grade (5.0) and 6.5.

If you can find one at that grade, take it. The jump in price to 7.0 and beyond is significant.

Other Batman books on the Hot 100 list:

Batman #59 (1st Deadshot) | Batman #181 (1st Poison Ivy) | Batman #189 (1st Silver Age Scarecrow) |
Batman #1 (New 52 relaunch) | Batman Adventures #12 (1st Harley Quinn)

What to Invest In

Have this book? Click to appraise its value NOW!

Go from Batman #121 to the 100 Hot Comics menu

Want to sell, appraise or buy comics online? Start here!