Batman comics auction expected to fetch $500,000

Updated: Jul 09, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

Washington: `Batman 1`, which features the first-ever appearances of the legendary characters - Joker and Catwoman, will go under the hammer at Heritage Auctions` Comic and Comic Art auction in August.

At present, the aforementioned comic is the sixth most-valuable comic book of all time and includes cover art by iconic illustrators Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, Huffington Post reported.

The book, which has a 9.2 grade cover, was previously auctioned two years ago for almost 450,000 dollars.

The auction will also contain Frank Miller`s black-and-white cover art for `The Dark Knight Returns 2,` combining the now iconic storyline with Miller`s signature grit.

The drastically gruesome depiction of Batman`s face is set to sell for more than 500,000 dollars.

The auction will be held between August 1 and August 3 in Dallas, Texas.