Silver Surfer Comics Price Guide

Marvel // August 1968 - September 1970
Issue count: 18

Silver Surfer remains one of the most collectible characters that Marvel first presented in the 60's. Virtually every issue of his first solo series is considered a key, and a potential money-earner among comic book fans! See what yours may be worth!

Silver Surfer

March, 1966. Fantastic Four issue #48. Ground zero for one of the most beloved and sympathetic characters in the Marvel Universe : THE SILVER SURFER!

Ok, now get this; there’s this gigantic bad dude named Galactus, whose main raison d’etre is to roam around the universe finding planets to destroy - he was just made that way! Anyhoo - the big guy comes across this planet that he intends to devour called Zenn-La, where he comes into contact with an impassioned young man named Norrin Radd, who pleads so desperately for his planet to be saved, that he ends up striking a deal with Galactus wherein he agrees to work for him as his designated planet-finder, and in return Galactus agrees not to destroy Zenn-La. 

Now, poor Norrin can not do this job as his ordinary self, so Galactus makes him into this silver, metallic-skinned super being and gives him a magic surf-board so he can get around the universe finding new planets the big purple guy can lay to waste. Sounds nutty, right? Well, Stan Lee thought so also - and he told Jack Kirby, who came up with the idea -  as much.

But are you going to absolutely veto Jack Kirby? The man who has been working tirelessly drawing hit after hit for you going back to the 40’s?!? Of course not - you at least give the idea a whirl, right?

Despite Lee’s reservations, the Silver Surfer became a big star, almost immediately earning a rabid fan-base! Many cameo’s and storylines involving him become more frequent in Fantastic Four.

But in that original storyline (FF #48 - #50), the Surfer makes his way to Earth, and deems it a place that Galactus should check out; however a wrench is thrown into the works when he runs into the FF, and in particular Alicia Masters, Ben Grimm’s blind girlfriend, who convince the Surfer that Earth is worth saving, and that he should turn away from his servitude to Galactus.

Thus begins the major conflict which follows Silver Surfer throughout his existence .Also, he decides to be a permanent resident and protector of Earth…

In 1968, with the character firmly established, Marvel finally gave him his own book, by which time Stan Lee had taken such a shine to the Surfer, that he ended up scripting the entire 18th issue run himself. Veteran John Buscema drew most of the issues, adding a different but dynamic twist from the Kirby renderings of the anti-hero.

Virtually every issue of his own title (and his FF appearances) is collectible and potentially valuable.

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Issue #1

What's Silver Surfer #1 worth in 2021?

Nine copies of this issue exist at NM 9.4, with a top historical price of $33,000 in 2016. If you picked up a FN 6.0 for $150 in 2002, you'd be looking at a current value around $600 for a 400% profit! A GD 2.0 purchased for $45 in 2005 is now worth about $225.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the start of the first solo series for Silver Surfer, establishing the intergalactic hero as a major character. Prior to this 1968 series, he was introduced to readers in The Fantastic Four. Written by Stan Lee.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $350 $550 $25 $50 $34,500

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Issue #2

What's Silver Surfer #2 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $4,901 in 2011 for a CGC NM/MT 9.8 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $28 in 2009, then climbed up to $121. The GD 2.0 went for $11 in 2006, and currently sells for $31.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue introduces the Brotherhood of Badoon, the males of a reptilian species who reside on the planet of Moord.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $75 $150 $525 $10,200

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Issue #3

What's Silver Surfer #3 worth in 2021?

A NM/MT 9.8 copy sold for a historical high of $5,700 in 2011. If you bought a FN 6.0 in $25 you're quite happy with your crazy 1,000% growth to its current value around $275! Issues in the GD/VG 3.0-VG 4.0 range have shown growth around 600%, making this book a huge profit winner in the last fifteen years. If you're looking to jump in, there are very few sales on record for the very low end.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of Mephisto! Written by Stan Lee.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $200 $250 $525 $1,875 $38,400

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Issue #4

What's Silver Surfer #4 worth in 2021?

A NM/MT 9.8 sold for a record high of $10,600 in 2016. Like other early books in this first Silver Surfer series, the mid-grade has absolutely exploded in the past 15 years. VG/FN 5.0 increased from $100 in 2002 to $400 in 2019, with VG 4.0 moving from $50 in 2005 to its current value of $300. That's growth of 400%-600%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Two of Marvel's most powerful superheroes collide when Silver Surfer and Thor square off! Written by Stan Lee.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $300 $450 $900 $2,650 $90,000

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Issue #5

What's Silver Surfer #5 worth in 2021?

The top sell price for this issue was $5,800 for a NM/MT 9.8 in 2019. Across all grades, this issue generally saw a peak in value around 2017 followed by a decline. A FN 6.0 went for $40 in 2005 and increased to $105 in 2017 before falling back to $40 today. High grades had similar peaks and a current valley. VG 4.0 grade fared much better, jumping from $10 in 2008 to today's $50. 500% profit!

Why is this comic book valuable?

First appearance of the Null Life Bomb, which would also be featured in Champions storylines. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $600 $5,800

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Issue #6

What's Silver Surfer #6 worth in 2021?

There are seven copies of this issue graded at NM/MT 9.8, with a historical high sale of $3,107 in 2011. A FN 6.0 doubled its price, climbing from $30 in 2003 to today's $60. Other high grades showed a similar slow but steady doubling in value. VG 4.0 tripled in value much faster, rocketing from $20 in 2018 to today's $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first appearance of the villainous Overlord. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $600 $3,107

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Issue #7

What's Silver Surfer #7 worth in 2021?

There are seven copies of this issue at NM/MT 9.8, with a historical high sale of $5,500 in 2008. This value was likely generated by the release of Fantastic Four: Rise of the SIlver Surfer in 2007. The speculation didn't pay off, as it's since declined to $3,300. Other grades saw regression after the movie release peak before stabilizing: a FN 6.0 went for $40 in 2007, dropped to $15 in 2014, but stabilized at today's $65.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first appearances of Victor Frankenstein and Borgo. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $25 $75 $100 $425 $5,500

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Issue #8

What's Silver Surfer #8 worth in 2021?

This issue sold at a top price of $2,749 for a NM/MT 9.8 in 2011. This was an outlier, as the last registered sale at this grade was $1,750 in 2015. Other grades showed slow but steady growth. A FN 6.0 jumped from $20 in 2006 to today's price of $45, while a VG/FN 5.0 that sold for $15 in 2007 now goes for $40.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first appearance of Ghost (Joost van Straaten). Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $600 $2,749

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Issue #9

What's Silver Surfer #9 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was $3,884 for a 9.8 NM/MT in 2011. Many other grades have a current value matching their 2003-2006 prices, though VF/FN 8.0 proved to be the best investment: it tripled from $30 in 2002 to a current value of $90. A FN/VF doubled in price from $25 in 2003 to today's $50.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Silver Surfer has an intense battle with Ghost, who made his debut in the previous issue. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$20 $40 $70 $125 $500 $3,884

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Issue #10

What's Silver Surfer #10 worth in 2021?

The top sale price for this issue was $10,009 for a NM/MT 9.8 in 2009. This was a massive outlier - the second highest value for this issue at the same grade was $2,600! Other grades for this issue have shown wild fluctuation. For example, FN 6.0 went for $25 in 2004, Jumped to $45 in 2016, declined to $15 in 2017 and is now worth $85!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Yarro Gort makes his debut, while Silver Surfer tries to adapt to life on Earth. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $45 $90 $175 $600 $10,009

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Issue #11

What's Silver Surfer #11 worth in 2021?

The top dollar value for this issue was $2,451 in 2015. It's since regressed down to today's price of $2,050. Other grades showed solid growth if you invested in 2004. From then until now, a VF 8.0 climbed from $45 to $130, while a FN 6.0 moved from $25 to $70.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A South American civil war becomes an intergalactic battleground, as Yarro Gort arms a dictator while Silver Surfer helps the resistance fighters. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $2,451

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Issue #12

What's Silver Surfer #12 worth in 2021?

A NM+ 9.6 sold for the top price of $1,475 in 2009. It's since regressed to $1,140 in today's market. There are eight copies of NM/MT 9.8 books above it, but there's no sales history for this grade. Like other issues in this series, there's been massive fluctuations in the market. A FN/VF went for $30 in 2002, jumped up to $80 in 2018, then dropped to today's value of $40. FN 6.0 tripled in value from 2008 to today.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Warlock Prime makes his debut, summoning the Abomination to fight Silver Surfer. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $25 $50 $75 $400 $5,400

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Issue #13

What's Silver Surfer #13 worth in 2021?

There are two registered copies of this issue at NM/MT 9.8, and they're priced accordingly: one sold for $4,799 in 2016, and down one level NM+ 9.6 maxed out at $2,000 in 2009. VG/FN 7.0 showed slow but excellent growth, increasing from $15 in 2003 to today's $70 price for an increase over 350%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Doomsday Man makes his debut. It's a robot designed to be the ultimate self-defense weapon for America . . . but its power is too destructive and Silver Surfer must save Earth. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $4,799

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Issue #14

What's Silver Surfer #14 worth in 2021?

A NM/MT 9.8 topped out at $3,360 in 2012, then declined a bit to today's value of $3,100. FN/VF 7.0 proved to be a good long term investment, moving from $40 in 2003 to today's price of $120. That's an increase of 300%! VG/FN 5.0 doubled in price over the same time period, increasing from $30 to today's $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

An errant web shot creates a battle between Silver Surfer and Spider-Man! Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $3,551

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Issue #15

What's Silver Surfer #15 worth in 2021?

There are nine registered copies of this issue at NM/MT 9.8, with a top sale of $7,000 in 2018. Almost all other grades had peaks and valleys in the market, but are now generally priced at the same value as 10-15 years ago. The best performer was VF- 7.5, showing over 300% growth from $30 in 2003 to today's $100.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In issue #14 it was Silver Surfer squaring off against Spider-Man. #15 features another miscommunication leading to an epic hero vs. hero battle, as Silver Surfer clashes with Human Torch! Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $7,000

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Issue #16

What's Silver Surfer #16 worth in 2021?

There are eight registered copies of this issue at NM/MT 9.8, with a top price of $3,346 in 2011. Other grades showed excellent growth if you bought in early and had patience. VF 8.0 increased from $30 in 2002 up to its current price of $140. That's over 400% in profit! FN 6.0 slowly tripled in value, moving from $15 in 2004 to today's $45.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Mephisto kidnaps Shalla-Bal, and will only release her if Silver Surfer attacks SHIELD. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $3,346

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Issue #17

What's Silver Surfer #17 worth in 2021?

There are eight registered copies of this issue at NM/MT 9.8, with a top sale price of $2,399 in 2011. Overall, this book has seen a steady profit over the long term. From 2002 to today, a VF 8.0 moved from $30 to $130 for an increase over 300%! In the same amount of years, FN 6.0 jumped from $25 to $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Silver Surfer must attack SHIELD to save Shalla-Ba. They are waiting and prepared with a counterweapon custom-made by Tony Stark to stop the Surfer: Z-Gas. Story by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$20 $40 $80 $160 $600 $3,107

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Issue #18

What's Silver Surfer #18 worth in 2021?

The top historical price for this issue is $3,199 in 2018 for a NM/MT 9.8. A year prior, the same grade sold for $1,900. That makes for a profit over $1,000 in one year! A FN+ 6.5 increased from $25 in 2007 to its current price of $60. VG/FN 5.0 showed over 300% in growth fairly quickly, increasing from $15 in 2010 to today's $50.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Silver Surfer battles the Inhumans. He's reached his breaking point and now considers humanity his enemy. Jack Kirby makes a cameo as the artist for this issue, story by Stan Lee.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $50 $100 $200 $800 $3,199

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