Star Spangled War Stories

DC Comics // November 1952 - February-March 1977
Issue count: 202

Among the ranks of DC's Star Spangle War Stories passed some of best-loved characters of the genre. THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, ENEMY ACE, & MADEMOISELLE MARIE all had lengthy runs in this increasingly collectible title! Check current values on our price guide!

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Star Spangled War Stories

As sited in some of our other entries in this price guide, DC was a leader in War Comics in the 50's, when the industry had turned away from superhero titles...

Simply put, they had the best of the best of illustrators that could vividly render the images of military combat - in a way that lesser comic companies wish that they could!

SSWS ran from 1952 - 1977, way passed the time thay most other war comics had disappeared from the racks!

The series gave us significant runs by fan favorites The Unknown Soldier, Enemy Ace, and Mademoiselle Marie!

The whole series is worth reading, but the early issues are the most attractive to collectors, and war titles are continuousty rising in value!

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Issue #3

What's Star Spangled War Stories #3 worth in 2021?

The highest quality single VF 8.0 on file for this issue has not yet recorded a sale, leaving the VF- 7.5 below it to set the top price of $576 in 2018. This was a very solid gain from its previous value of $241 in 2010. The limited number of overall quantities makes the market for lower grades hard to define, but it's likely we'll see more movement once the VF 8.0 sets a benchmark ceiling.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A lesson is learned about the importance of voting. Cover art by Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist of the Silver Age.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $190 $375 $700 $2,800 $576

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Issue #4

What's Star Spangled War Stories #4 worth in 2021?

The single copy of the highest grade VF 8.0 for this issue has yet to go on sale, creating a market of slow movement. What is available shows positive growth. The VF- 7.5 one step below that level set the top price of $418 in 2010, a solid profit from its value of $123 in 2003. VG 4.0 went for $90 in May 2018, and jumped to $160 in November of the same year.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Features art by Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Ramona Fradon, co-creator of Metamorpho. After retirement, she was still contributing to the Spongebob Comics series in 2013!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $300 $600 $2,400 $418

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Issue #5

What's Star Spangled War Stories #5 worth in 2021?

There are only three registered copies of this issue to date: two graded at NM 6.0 and one VG 4.0. Despite the small quantity, there's significant sales history on record. FN 6.0 set the top price of $215 in 2007, dropped to $155 in 2008, $108 in 2010, and now goes for $130.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art and pencils by Leonard Starr. He went on to became the key creator and head writer for the Thundercats animated series.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $300 $1,200 $215

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Issue #6

What's Star Spangled War Stories #6 worth in 2021?

The single copy of this issue at the highest grade VF 8.0 set the top price of $900 with its only sale in 2018. Two years later in 2020, a VF- 7.5 recorded its first sale of $660. This suggests some room for growth, though other trends are pointing downwards: FN+ 6.5 dropped from $300 in 2017 to today's price of $105.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist of the Silver Age.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $300 $1,200 $900

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Issue #7

What's Star Spangled War Stories #7 worth in 2021?

There are only two copies on file for this issue: a VF- 7.5 and a VG/FN 5.0. The higher grade is the only one to record sales so far. It went for $538 in February 2007, and then dropped to $478 six months later in August of the same year. This is around the range for other top-grade copies in this era of the series, so it's hard to determine future movement (especially with only two transactions so close together).

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist of the Silver Age.

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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 $0

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Issue #8

What's Star Spangled War Stories #8 worth in 2021?

A single VG/FN 5.0 marks the only copy of this issue currently on record. It's only gone on sale once, fetching a price of $167 in 2008. This is a solid price relative to similar graded copies for other issues in this series, and this one in particular should gain additional value for being the only #8 on the market. Solid signs here for upward movement with its next sale.

Why is this comic book valuable?

An actor learns the difference between Hollywood war movies and real combat! Cover art by Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist of the Silver Age.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$60 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $167

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Issue #9

What's Star Spangled War Stories #9 worth in 2021?

There are only three registered copies of this issue to date, and few sales to go along with it. A VF+ 8.5 sold for $538 in 2007, and a VG 4.0 went for $88 in 2019. The FN+ 6.5 between them has yet to establish a value. This one could be an interesting long-term investment if you're willing to take on some risk and can find a copy.Features art by Win Mortimer. He was the definitive cover artist for Batman and Superman after joining DC Comics in 1945.

Why is this comic book valuable?

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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 $538

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Issue #10

What's Star Spangled War Stories #10 worth in 2021?

The single copy of this issue at the highest grade VF+ 8.5 set the top price of $190 with its only sale back in 2003. The limited transaction data below it points to growth over time. Most notably, a FN 6.0 went for $140 in 2018, beating past sales for copies of VF 8.0 ($111 in 2003), VF- 7.5 ($108 in 2010) and FN/VF 7.0 ($86 in 2009).

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Fred Ray. He's best known for his iconic Superman covers.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$45 $90 $175 $350 $1,400 $190

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Issue #11

What's Star Spangled War Stories #11 worth in 2021?

The VF 8.0 for this issue set the top price of $200 in 2016. There are only two recorded sales below it: FN+ 6.5 went for $131 in 2013, and FN 6.0 for $114 in 2010. A single VF+ 8.5 represents the best grade available, and it should produce more movement in the rest of the market when it records its first sale.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Leonard Starr. He'd go on to become an integral part of the Thundercats series as the head writer.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $80 $160 $300 $1,200 $200

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Issue #12

What's Star Spangled War Stories #12 worth in 2021?

This issue's highest grade single copy VF+ 8.5 has yet to record a sale, leaving a VF 8.0 below it to set the top price of $263 in 2007. Signals for the market below it are mixed. VF- 7.5 went for $215 in 2007, then dropped to $96 in 2011. But in the same year of 2011, a FN/VF 7.0 sold for $60, then jumped to $128 in 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Art for “The Four Horsemen of Barricade Hill!” story by Leonard Starr. He'd go on to become an integral part of the Thundercats series as the head writer.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$45 $90 $175 $350 $1,400 $263

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Issue #13

What's Star Spangled War Stories #13 worth in 2021?

There are only five copies on file for this issue. The top grade is set by a NM- 9.2 that's yet to record a sale. The next best quality below it is made up of three FN 6.0s. Their peak value was $100 in 2009, dropping to $70 with its last sale in 2013. Seven years later in 2020, the lowest single copy grade VG/FN 5.0 below it set the historical high price of $104, suggesting more market growth to come.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Art for “No Escape! Story by Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist of the Silver Age.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $300 $1,200 $100

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Issue #14

What's Star Spangled War Stories #14 worth in 2021?

The single highest grade VF/NM 9.0 copy for this issue set the top price of $559 with its only sale in 2019. Below it, VF 8.0 went from $130 in 2010 to today's price of $205. VF- 7.5 had more fluctuation: it went for $170 in 2009, jumped to $230 in 2010, and now sits at $175.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Leonard Starr. He'd go on to become an integral part of the Thundercats series as the head writer.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $140 $275 $1,000 $559

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Issue #15

What's Star Spangled War Stories #15 worth in 2021?

This issue's only highest grade copy of VF/NM 9.0 has not yet recorded a sale. There's one VF 8.0 below it, and it sold once for $128 in 2012. Since then, lower grades have gone past that value over time. A FN/VF 7.0 set the top price of $140 in 2013, followed by a small drop to $130 in 2019. In today's market, a lesser grade FN+ 6.5 goes for that same $130 value.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Bob Brown, co-creator of Space Ranger.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $100 $200 $800 $140

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Issue #16

What's Star Spangled War Stories #16 worth in 2021?

This issue's single highest grade VF 8.0 copy has yet to go on sale. The FN/VF 7.0 below it marks the next step down, and it sold for $87 in 2013. This suggested a bit of a market correction, as FN 6.0 below it dropped from $114 in 2007 to $70 in 2010. Ten years later in 2020, a FN- 5.5 set the top price of $135. This was a solid gain from its $90 value just one year prior in 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art by Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist of the Silver Age.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $60 $120 $240 $950 $114

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Issue #84

What's Star Spangled War Stories #84 worth in 2021?

The single copy of this issue's highest grade VF/NM 9.0 set the top price of $1,955 in 2009. One year later in 2010, it lost over $1,000 in net value with its most recent sale of $926. But since then, lower grades in this market have performed exceptionally well. FN+ 6.5 went from $80 in 2003 all the way up to its current price of $1,225. That's a gain of 1,400%! Below it, VG+ 4.5 grew 430% from $80 in 2012 to today's price of $515.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features the debut of Mademoiselle Marie.

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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 $1,955

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Issue #85

What's Star Spangled War Stories #85 worth in 2021?

The only highest grade NM 9.4 for this issue has yet to record a sale. There are three VF/NM 9.0s below it, and one set the top price of $875 in 2018 (over double its $413 value in 2013). Other grades produced extreme fluctuations. For example, FN- 5.5 went from $75 in 2013 all the way up to $515 in 2016, and now sells for $285. VG 4.0 was more straightforward, gaining $110 in net profit from $40 in 2008 to today's price of $150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A decoy plan by American forces to take out a Nazi tank nearly turns disastrous!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$60 $110 $225 $450 $1,800 $875

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Issue #86

What's Star Spangled War Stories #86 worth in 2021?

Grade VF 8.0 for this issue went for $1,150 in 2009 up to its top price of $3,107, then dropped to $2,150 with its last sale in 2018. It'll be interesting to see what the single copy highest grade VF+ 8.5 above it goes for with its first sale. Lower grades have produced plenty of positive movement. FN 6.0 grew nearly 450% from $105 in 2002 to today's price of $575, and GD/VG 3.0 gained $110 in net profit from $85 in 2012 to a current value of $195.

Why is this comic book valuable?

American troops on a rescue mission encounter a huge surprise: dinosaurs!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$100 $200 $400 $800 $3,200 $700

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Issue #90

What's Star Spangled War Stories #90 worth in 2021?

Grade VF 8.0 for this issue went for $1,150 in 2009 up to its top price of $3,107, then dropped to $2,150 with its last sale in 2018. It'll be interesting to see what the single copy highest grade VF+ 8.5 above it goes for with its first sale. Lower grades have produced plenty of growth. FN 6.0 grew nearly 450% from $105 in 2002 to today's price of $575, and GD/VG 3.0 gained $110 in net profit from $85 in 2012 to a current value of $195.

Why is this comic book valuable?

American troops on a rescue mission encounter a huge surprise: dinosaurs!

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$275 $550 $1,100 $2,150 $8,000 $3,107

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Issue #151

What's Star Spangled War Stories #151 worth in 2021?

There are two copies of this issue registered at NM/MT 9.8. They've only recorded one sale to date: the historical high price of $2,629 in 2009. The rest of the market has shown lots of fluctuations without any true stability. For example: VF+ 8.5 went for around $70 in 2003, stayed around the $115 mark between 2004-2012, and now goes for $60. In contrast, the trajectory for VF- 7.5 was straightforward, growing 288% from $45 in 2002 to a current value of $175.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of The Unknown Solider! Cover art, story and pencils by creator Joe Kubert.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $65 $125 $250 $1,000 $2,629

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Issue #154

What's Star Spangled War Stories #154 worth in 2021?

There are two copies on record for this issue graded at NM/MT 9.8, and one set the top price of $1,080 in 2019 (over double its $454 sale in 2013). The rest of the market has been a rollercoaster: VF+ 8.5 went for $65 in 2003, $30 in 2004, up to $110 in 2007, down to $80 in 2008 and now sits at $125. FN+ 6.5 produced a modest gain from $40 in 2011 to today's value of $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the origin story of The Unknown Solider! Cover art, story and pencils by creator Joe Kubert.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$35 $65 $125 $250 $1,000 $1,080

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