Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Batman (Columbia, 1943). Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Chapter 6 -- "The Poison Peril."
    Batman made his motion picture debut in Columbia's chapter play during the height of World War II, taking on spies working for the Japanese agent, Dr. Daka. Although serials were made as a gimmick to keep patrons returning to the movies, they were dropped from production when television essentially replaced them. Batman became a television hit in 1966 and a series of successful features in the 1980s. Posters from this early Batman serial are very rare and seldom come up for sale, especially with both of our crime fighting friends in the inset photo. Professionally restored, this one sheet had fold wear and separation, creases, pinholes, and a few chips. Other addressed issues include scratches and tears, including a vertical tear in the chapter box and inset image. There has been some airbrushing to the left border and chapter box.

    Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.

    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    30th Friday
    Auction Dates
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    4 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 67
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item