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A pair of rare early Batman keys are featured in Heritage’s Sunday & Monday Comics, Animation & Art Select Auction. Comics in the auction close on June 13, 2021, and everything else ends on June 14.

Batman #11 CGC 2.5 features a classic Joker cover by Fred Ray, in what was the Clown Prince of Crime’s third cover overall. Penguin joins the Joker in this issue, which contains a story by Bob Kane, George Roussos, and Jerry Robinson. This copy includes the CGC notes, “Cover detached. Tape on cover.”

The rare Batman #2 CGC 2.5 includes the second appearances by two of Batman’s most important characters: Joker and Catwoman. Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson created the cover and the art for the issue, which is currently ranked at No. 55 on Overstreet’s Top 100 Golden Age Comics list. Note: the issue includes CGC notes that detail a detached cover with tape on the interior cover.

A total of 1,062 lots of comics, original art, and memorabilia are in this auction. Bidding opens at 6 PM CT on ha.com.