Showcase

DC Comics // March-April 1956 - September 1978
Issue count: 104

DC's Showcase was their premier title for introducing & re-introducing new characters in the 50's & 60's;FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, AQUAMAN, THE ATOM, THE CREEPER all emerged or re-emerged here! These key issues are very collectible!

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Showcase

DC's Showcase was a very important comic book. Primarily used for introducing new characters and re-booting ones that had been popular in the 40's, Showcase rolled-out a who's-who of heroes that would come to dominate the 60's market for the company!

Within these pages we saw the introduction or re-introduction of new incarnations of : The Flash, The Challengers of The Unknown, Adam Strange, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Atom, The Teen Titans, The Creeper, and The Hawk & The Dove!

...pretty impressive lineup, yes?

It's debatable, but Showcase probably contributed, to no small-affect, to the resurgance of the superhero comic book that lasts up to present!

Needless to say, the first-appearance issues are the most valuable on the collectors market, but others are very collectible, also!

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Issue #1

What's Showcase #1 worth in 2021?

Only one graded copy of this issue exists above VF 8.0: a VF/NM 9.0 that sold for $4,183 in 2009. A FN+ 6.0 sold for $1,109 in 2013, and GD 2.0 is valued around $500. This could be a great book to buy and hold, given the lack of sales records and its limited graded quantity of 83.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of the Showcase series, where DC tested out new characters in short runs to gauge interest. This issue features the first appearance of Fireman Farrell.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$525 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $15,000 $4,183

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Issue #2

What's Showcase #2 worth in 2021?

This issue from the tail end of the Golden Age has only 40 graded copies on record. The top grade is represented by two known copies of a VF+ 8.5, with a top price of $2,868 in 2009. A VG 4.0 increased from $150 in 2008 to its current value of $450. Like other Showcase books, the limited quantity makes for a great long term investment.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The one-off feature Riders of the Winds! was drawn and inked by Joe Kubert.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$225 $450 $825 $1,750 $7,000 $2,868

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Issue #3

What's Showcase #3 worth in 2021?

The top known grade for this Golden Age issue with limited availability is a single VF/NM 9.0 that sold for $2,175 in 2007. A GD+ 2.5 has seen excellent growth, climbing from $50 in 2009 to its current value near $200 for a 400% profit!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Robert Kanigher was famous for writing excellent war comics. "The Frogmen!" brings his skills to the forefront, with a story of a Navy soldier with small size who proves his worth.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $500 $1,000 $4,000 $2,295

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Issue #4

What's Showcase #4 worth in 2021?

The highest graded copy is a NM+ 9.6 that sold one time in 2009 before this age of hero movie and exploding values and it brought $177,000. That same copy now could easily fetch half a million or more! There are only 8 copies over VF/NM 9.0. A FN 6.0 recently brought nearly $27,000 after pulling in barely over a third of that in 2010 at just under $10,000. Very low grades such as GD 2.0 copies are fetching nearly $8,000 compared to just $1,500 in 2009. It’s hard to say what the pace will be in the near future but as long as you are buying to hold for a time this is an absolute guarantee for profit.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Showcase #4 is THE defining book of the Silver Age. Literally. National Publications (DC Comics) returned to its roots after the uproar over Seduction of the Innocent and it’s hysteria creating author, Frederic Wertham. Superman and Batman hadn’t gone anywhere but Flash had stopped with Flash Comics 104 in February 1949. There is only one comic book you could possibly own that started the second great age of comics and this is it. When you put all of this in perspective it is quite mind boggling. Flash’s reintroduction led to Green Lantern’s reintro which led to the Brave and the Bold #28 which led to the Justice League of America. The head of DC Comics would go golfing with the head of Marvel Comics who would be told about the success of the seminal super team. This knowledge would lead the head of Marvel Comics to issue an order to Stan Lee to create a super team - the Fantastic Four. And the rest, as they say, is history!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$7,500 $18,500 $28,950 $84,000 $160,200 $179,250

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Issue #5

What's Showcase #5 worth in 2021?

The peak price for this issue was a 9.4 NM that sold for $4,481 back in 2009. The low grades have shown little growth, but it's a different story with mid-grades. FN- 5.5 went for $150 and has a current value around $600. That's an increase of 400%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

This 1956 issue comes at the tail end of the Golden Age. The Greatest Villain of All TimeThe Two Faces of Mr. X and The Human Eel are all written by Jack Miller.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $200 $200 $950 $4,475 $7,800

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Issue #6

What's Showcase #6 worth in 2021?

The highest grade of this issue is represented by three copies at VF/NM 9.0, with a top historical price of $8,664 in 2014. The other grades have fluctuated quite a bit, but GD/VG 3.0 to VG 4.0 has shown steady growth. A GD/VG 3.0 that sold at $200 in 2003 is now valued around $600. That's an increase of 300%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of Challengers of the Unknown, with art and cover by Jack Kirby!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$325 $650 $1,300 $2,750 $10,000 $8,664

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Issue #7

What's Showcase #7 worth in 2021?

The highest grade on record for this issue is a single NM- 9.2, valued at $5,200 in 2009. Most grades have shown modest growth, though a VG+ 4.5 went for $160 in 2003 and now sells for $480. Fluctuations for other grades are likely due to its limited market of 72 issues on record.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Issue #7 follows up on the Challengers of the Unknown debut in #6. This book also features art and cover by Jack Kirby.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $625 $1,300 $5,000 $5,200

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Issue #8

What's Showcase #8 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $26,290 in 2009 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $1,575 in 2003, then climbed up to $3,107. The GD 2.0 went for $530 in 2011, and currently sells for $690.

Why is this comic book valuable?

"Showcase #8" (1957) is the second tryout issue for the fastest man alive, the Flash, and it introduces Captain Cold for the first time. In this origin story, Len Snart invents a freezing weapon capable of creating mirages that leads to the birth of his costumed identity, Captain Cold.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$700 $1,550 $3,100 $5,075 $26,300 $31,200

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Issue #9

What's Showcase #9 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $13,225 in 2003 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $1,105 in 2012, then climbed up to $2,390. The GD 2.0 went for $349 in 2004, and currently sells for $600.

Why is this comic book valuable?

"Showcase #9" (1957) is Lois Lane's first feature in her own title. In Lois Lane’s first tryout issue, Superman’s chief romantic interest meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the women compete for the Man of Steel's attention.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$600 $925 $2,400 $4,900 $12,000 $13,225

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Issue #10

What's Showcase #10 worth in 2021?

"The record sale was $10,755 in 2009 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $368 in 2012, then climbed up to $552. At the more afforadble low grade issues, the GD- 1.8 went for $189 in 2015, and currently sells for the lower value of $117.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In Lois Lane’s second and last appearance in Showcase, she unleashes super-powers that may destroy Earth! After this issue, Superman’s girlfriend gets her own title.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $300 $550 $1,550 $10,750 $10,755

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Issue #11

What's Showcase #11 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $9,560 in 2009 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $270 in 2003, then climbed up to $384. Recently, the GD/VG 3.0 went for $180.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the third appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown, the team discovers an alien spaceship when they are sent to investigate an abandoned military outpost in the arctic. The Challengers discover that the aliens plan to take over Earth, but use hypnosis to save the day! The issue features cover art by Challengers of the Unknown co-creator Jack Kirby.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $150 $375 $1,025 $3,875 $9,560

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Issue #12

What's Showcase #12 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $4,481 in 2009 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $400 in 2003, then climbed up to $420. The GD 2.0 went for $47 in 2009, and currently sells for $170.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the fourth appearance of Challengers of the Unknown, the team must fight a fiery salamander, giant octopus, and other magical effects released from five ancient vials. This is the last appearance of the Challengers in the Showcase title.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $250 $425 $1,550 $4,475 $4,481

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Issue #13

What's Showcase #13 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $13,145 in 2009 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $690 in 2006, then climbed up to $1,383. That means the value of this issue has doubled in the last decade. The GD 2.0 went for $229 in 2004, and currently sells for $310.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the third appearance of Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen must fight a new foe called Mister Element, who uses his knowledge as chemist to create elemental weapons and commit crimes. In Mister Element's first appearance, the villain uses a magnetic light to shoot the Flash into space. However, the Flash uses the momentum to sling-shot around the moon and return to Earth.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $825 $1,375 $9,000 $13,150 $13,145

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Issue #14

What's Showcase #14 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $9,000 in 2012 for a CGC VF/NM 9.0 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $570 in 2008, then climbed up to $850. The GD 2.0 went for $233 in 2007, and currently sells for $329.

Why is this comic book valuable?

"Showcase #14" (1958) is the first appearance of Doctor Alchemy. In the issue, Mister Element escapes from jail and creates a new identity, Doctor Alchemy, who is more bold and daring than his other villainous alter ego.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$325 $675 $1,250 $2,600 $10,000 $9,000

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Issue #15

What's Showcase #15 worth in 2021?

Showcase #15 (1958) is rare is near mint condition, and the last (and only) sale of a CGC NM- 9.2 grade was back in 2009 for $4,780. It is also the record sale for the issue. A FN 6.0 went for $320 in 2006, then climbed up to $600. The last low grade issue sold, a GD 2.0, went for $119 in 2008.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue marks the first appearance of Rick Starr the Space Ranger, Myra Mason, and Cryll. Unfortunately for a renegade scientist stealing plutonium, the universe has a new hero, the Space Ranger, who will stop at nothing to save the Solar System! This issue is also known for its two page feature drawn by Jack Kirby.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $350 $600 $1,500 $4,775 $16,800

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Issue #16

What's Showcase #16 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $2,250 in 2016 for a CGC VF 8.0 grade. Interestingly, although there is a copy of Showcase #16 (1958) in VF/NM 9.0 condition, it actually sold for less than VF 8.0 grade copy. The VF/NM 9.0 sold for the price of $1,793 in 2009. Given the seven year time jump, this may indicat that the value of the issue is going up, but there is no guarantee. A FN 6.0 went for $160 in 2010. Then, in 2016, a GD 2.0 went for $38.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Space Ranger makes his second appearance in this 1958 issue.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $450 $900 $2,000 $7,500 $2,250

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Issue #17

What's Showcase #17 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $9,560 in 2009 for a CGC VF/NM 9.0 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $448 in 2006, then climbed up to $3,500. The GD 2.0 went for $97 in 2002, and currently sells for $310.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue is the origin and first appearance of Adam Strange, who eventually stars in "Mystery in Space." In this issue, after Adam Strange is zapped by an energy ray, the Zeta-Beam, he is instantly teleported through space to another planet. While Adam Strange is trapped on the planet, he meets the scientist Sardath and his daugther, Alanna (first appearance).

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$375 $750 $1,700 $4,000 $15,000 $26,400

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Issue #18

What's Showcase #18 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $1,912 in 2014 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $175 in 2017, then climbed up to $300. The GD/VG 3.0 went for $74 in 2011, and currently sells for $85.

Why is this comic book valuable?

"Showcase #18" (1959) is the second appearance of Adam Strange in "Adventures on Other Worlds."

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $180 $375 $750 $3,000 $1,968

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Issue #19

What's Showcase #19 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $8,963 in 2007 for a Big Apple/Double Cover Pedigree CGC NM+ 9.6 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $180 in 2002, then climbed up to $189. The GD- 1.8 went for $43 in 2009, and currently sells for $100.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Adam Strange's third and final appearance in Showcase. Additionally, this issue is the first time that the science fiction superhero got his own logo (designed by Gaspar Saladino) for the cover (created by Gil Kane and Bernard Sachs).

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $650 $1,300 $6,500 $8,963

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Issue #20

What's Showcase #20 worth in 2021?

The highest price for a VF/NM 9.0 sold for $1,399 in 2004. Three copies exist at this grade, with no sales record for the single NM 9.4 above it. The low grades have returned a poor profit. But mid-grades have shown excellent growth, with a FN 6.0 value of $200 back in 2005 climbing to a current $625. That's an increase over 300%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue showcases the debut of Rip Hunter and The Time Masters.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $350 $625 $1,400 $5,500 $1,801

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Issue #21

What's Showcase #21 worth in 2021?

The record sale for this issue was $956 in 2015 for a CGC VF 8.0 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $175 in 2015. A GD+ 2.5 went for $14 in 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the second appearance of Ripley Hunter and the Time Masters (Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, and Jeffrey Smith), they discover an ancient tablet with the location of the lost continent of Atlantis!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $180 $375 $950 $3,750 $956

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Issue #22

What's Showcase #22 worth in 2021?

Showcase #22 is valuable because it's the first appearance of the all new Green Lantern for the Silver Age of comics. There only five copies of this book known in VF/NM 9.0 or better. Extremely rare in high grade and the values reflect that. The highest graded copy (NM- 9.2) sold for nearly $150,000 in 2017. Mid grade copies are somewhat erratic. The most recent copy sold for $6,200 while that same price was reached as a high in 2011. Yet a FN 6.0 brought $9,000 back in 2017. Low grade copies appear a bit more stable at $1,500 currently as opposed to just $350 in 2009. Rumors abound about a new movie making this one to watch. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

DC completely reworked the Green Lantern's origin for this new version. Based in the ever popular science fiction of the day, Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern's power would be bestowed upon him by an alien, Abin Sur. The influence of current events was heavily on display with the sci-fi treatment as well as Hal being a test pilot much like Buzz Aldrin or Chuck Yeager. DC had successfully rebooted Flash barely more than a year before. The age of super heroes was definitely back!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,300 $2,400 $7,475 $17,925 $149,375 $149,375

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Issue #23

What's Showcase #23 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $13,202 in 2013 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $311 in 2007, then climbed up to $545. The GD 2.0 went for $56 in 2007, and currently sells for $91.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the second appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern, the Guardians of the Universe summon Hal Jordan to stop a primitive threat from destroying a blue-skinned caveman-like race on Venus! The Invisible Destroyer (Martin Phillips) is introduced in this 1959 issue, and the new villain is depicted by Gil Kane's nuclear explosion cover art.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $325 $575 $1,800 $13,200 $13,202

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Issue #24

What's Showcase #24 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $5,800 in 2018 for a CGC VF/NM 9.0 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $219 in 2002, then climbed up to the price of $384. The GD 2.0 went for $56 in 2005, and currently sells for $140.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the third appearance of the Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), the hero must recover his plans for a new space plane and battle a giant blob creature who cannot die!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $360 $750 $1,600 $7,000 $5,800

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Issue #25

What's Showcase #25 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $4,631 in 2011 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade (Savannah Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $92 in 2005, then dropped to $39. A GD/VG 3.0 went for $28 in 2005.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the third appearance of Rip Hunter...Time Master, Rip and the Time Masters travel to the past and encounter many frightening creatures in the Valley of Monesters! In the Valley of Monsters, Joe Kubert's imaginative monster designs include a rhino-like beast, a sea serpent, and a large bipedal monster covered in quills.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$60 $120 $240 $525 $2,250 $4,631

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Issue #26

What's Showcase #26 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $2,868 in 2010 for a CGC VF/NM 9.0 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $61 in 2016, then climbed up to $150. And, for the lowest grade issue sold on record, the GD/VG 3.0, it went for $17 in 2016.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the fourth appearance of Rip Hunter...Time Master, Rip and the Time Masters are enlisted to help an egyptology professor solve the mystery of an ancient hieroglyph. Once the team arrives in the past, however, the mystery they uncover is more extraterrestrial than they anticipated.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $2,868

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Issue #27

What's Showcase #27 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $5,079 in 2009 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $106 in 2010, then climbed up to $225. The GD+ 2.5 went for $36 in 2012, and currently sells for $75.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue is the origin and first appearance of the Sea Devils, a group of four heroic scuba divers who team-up to search for treasure and fight sea monsters. The Sea Devils team consisted of Dane Dorrance, Judy Walton, Nicky Walton, and Biff Bailey.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $225 $400 $5,075 $5,079

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Issue #28

What's Showcase #28 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $3,250 in 2006 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $70 in 2007, then climbed up to $170. A VG- 3.5 went for $29 in 2007.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the second appearance of the Sea Devils, the scuba diving team competes for flippers that belonged to Dane Dorrance's father in "The Prize Flippers!" And, in the second story about the team, "Undersea Prison!", the Sea Devils agree to help Mona Moray locate her missing father. Notably, the cover art for this issue was done by Russ Heath.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$85 $175 $350 $800 $4,000 $3,250

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Issue #29

What's Showcase #29 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $1,255 in 2011 for a CGC NM- 9.2 grade (Savannah Pedigree). A FN- 5.5 went for $60 in 2010. A GD 2.0 went for $13 in 2005.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue is the third and final appearance of the Sea Devils in the Showcase series; after this, the scuba diving team appeared in their own series. For the team's farewell issue, Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee Russ Heath did a beautiful grey-tone cover featuring King Neptune riding a seahorse.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $80 $160 $325 $1,250 $1,255

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Issue #30

What's Showcase #30 worth in 2021?

The best grade for this issue are the three known copies at NM 9.4. The top price was $24,000 in 2018. Mid-to-low grades of this book have absolutely exploded. FN 6.0 increased in value from $150 in 2004 to its current price of $900. That's a 500% profit! GD 2.0 went from $40 in 2008 to its current value of $275. That's nearly a 600% increase!

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Creatures from Atlantis features the reveal of Aquaman's origin story.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$275 $425 $850 $3,000 $24,000 $24,000

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Issue #31

What's Showcase #31 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $4,100 in 2017 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $56 in 2009, then climbed up to $161. A GD- 1.8 went for $20 in 2014; however, if a low grade issue sold nowadays, it would likely sell for a slightly higher value. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

Aquaman and Aqualad must rescue a ship that is under attack by a giant sea monster. Nick Cardy, who is best known for his work on Aquaman, did the art for this issue.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $100 $150 $375 $4,100 $4,100

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Issue #32

What's Showcase #32 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $3,500 in 2012 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN+ 6.6 went for $61 in 2009, then climbed up to $115. A GD/VG 3.0 went for $31 in 2007, and nothing at this low of a grade has been recorded as sold in over a decade.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Showcase #32 (1961) is Aquaman's third tryout issue. In this issue, Aquaman, Aqualad, and a manta-ray help a diver recover treasure hidden by Wilo the Wizard. For this issue, Nick Cardy (who is best known for his work on Aquaman) did the cover art and interior art.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $225 $475 $1,000 $4,500 $3,500

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Issue #33

What's Showcase #33 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $630 in 2009 for a CGC VF/NM 9.0 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $75 in 2006, then climbed up to $220. The GD+ 2.5 went for $27 in 2006, and currently sells for $21.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the fourth Aquaman solo book, Aquaman and Aqualad meet an alien from Venus who has come to Eart to escape conquerors of their world. And, this issue ended the rotation of Aquaman stories in Showcase.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,500 $630

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Issue #34

What's Showcase #34 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $24,000 in 2011 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade (Slobodian Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $285 in 2006, then climbed up to $455. The GD 2.0 went for $80 in 2008, and currently sells for $175.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the first appearance of the Silver Age Atom (Ray Palmer) and his fiancé Jean Loring, the Atom must use the reducer lens on himself for the first time to save himself and his fiancé.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $250 $575 $1,675 $9,850 $24,000

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Issue #35

What's Showcase #35 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $10,000 in 2009 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade (Western Penn Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for as low as $81 in 2004, then climbed up to $127. The GD 2.0 went for $35 in 2002, and currently sells for the lower value of $26.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Atom (Ray Palmer) makes his second Silver Ager appearance in "The Dooms from Beyond!" The issue also contains short biographies of DC Comic greats Gil Kane, Gardner Fox, and Murphy Anderson. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $125 $350 $2,850 $10,000

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Issue #36

What's Showcase #36 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $8,000 in 2009 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade (Western Penn Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $85 in 2009, then climbed up to $104. The GD 2.0 went for $32 in 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the Silver Age Atom's third appearance, the Atom gets caught on fly paper and imprisoned in a test tube when he is sent across the ocean to spy for the CIA. But, can he shrink down small enough to escape the trap and save the day?!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $25 $100 $200 $1,350 $8,000

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Issue #37

What's Showcase #37 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $22,500 in 2018 for a CGC NM 9.4 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $102 in 2008, then climbed up to $411. The GD 2.0 went for $31 in 2009, and currently sells for $180.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In their first appearance, Doctor Will Magnus and his creations, the Metal Men, are called on to fight a prehistoric manta ray. For the Metal Men's first appearance, the team consisted of Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Platinum, and Tin.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $225 $400 $1,400 $22,500 $22,500

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Issue #43

What's Showcase #43 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $4,780 in 2011 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade (Savannah Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $74 in 2010, then climbed up to $175. The GD 2.0 went for $100 in 2017, and currently sells for $105.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Based on the 1962 feature film, this issue is a "Doctor No" adapation that was censored for dialogue thought to be "racially demeaning." It is the first Silver Age DC Comics movie adaptation, and it is the first U.S. comic book appearance of James Bond.  

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $150 $175 $425 $2,175 $4,780

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Issue #45

What's Showcase #45 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $6,573 in 2011 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade (Savannah Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $43 in 2009, then climbed up to $131. The GD 2.0 went for $14 in 2006.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue retells the origin story of Sgt. Rock; it was the only tryout issue for the character in Showcase. Russ Heath, the prolific comic book artist remembered for his hyper-realistic war titles, contributed to the art for this issue. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $125 $250 $1,500 $6,573

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Issue #55

What's Showcase #55 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $11,000 in 2019 for a CGC NM/MT 9.8 grade (Don/Maggie Thompson Collection Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $24 in 2011, then climbed up to $225. The VG- 3.5 went for $30 in 2004.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first solo appearance of Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) in the Silver Age; in fact, the issue pre-dates "Green Lantern #40" by approximately nine months. Solomon Grundy, the zombie supervillain, also makes his first Silver Age appearance in this issue.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $285 $575 $2,500 $26,400

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Issue #60

What's Showcase #60 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $5,750 in 2014 for a CGC NM/MT 9.8 grade (Pacific Coast Pedigree). A FN 6.0 went for $45 in 2006, and sells for $38 nowadays. The GD+ 2.5 went for $18 in 2010, and currently sells for $64.

Why is this comic book valuable?

After not being seen for twenty years, Jim Corrigan the Spectre makes a “spectre-acluar” Silver Age debut in this book-length issue. In this issue, the Spectre must confront Azmodus, who has taken over the body of Paul Nevers.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $50 $50 $150 $925 $5,750

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Issue #79

What's Showcase #79 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $1,680 in 2019 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $100 in 2017, then climbed up to $155. Recently, a VG 4.0 went for $120.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the Dolphin's first appearance, the mysterious girl with gills helps a diver recover important documents from a sunken WWII Navy ship.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $70 $140 $260 $1,000 $14,400

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Issue #80

What's Showcase #80 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $1,750 in 2019 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $15 in 2005, then climbed up to $103. Recently, a VG+ 4.5 went for $82.

Why is this comic book valuable?

When a group of children go into a cave to try to remove a curse by casting a spell, the Phantom Stranger and Doctor Thirteen make their first Silver Age appearance to tell the children stories of hauntings, hoaxes, curses, and other Ghostbreaking adventures. 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $225 $900 $4,439

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