Tales To Astonish

Marvel // January 1959 - March 1968
Issue count: 101

A Marvel monster book that changed direction as superheroes became popular. Issue #27 gave us Henry Pym, who became ANT-MAN, the star of the book. Then came GIANT MAN, and THE HULK and SUB MARINER. This book's key issues still demand top dollar!

Skip To: Issue 1 - 50Issue 51 - 100
Tales To Astonish

Tales To Astonish was another title which began its run just before Marvel would revolutionize and reinvent the superhero genre.

Beginning life in 1959 as essentially a monster/sci-fi title,and drawing upon a stable of talented writers and artists that would become known as the “bullpen” (Larry Lieber, Joe Sinnott, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Don Heck - and of course Stan Lee), Astonished continued in this vein until issue #35, when superhero and future Avenger, ANT-MAN was formally introduced as the lead and cover feature.

As an aside, issue #27 introduced the character Henry Pym, a scientist who discovered a way to shrink himself down to insect-size in a story titled “The Man In The Ant Hill.” This was the prototype idea which led to the creation of Ant-Man, Henry Pym’s alter-ego. This is a very valuable book for collectors, as it appeared almost a year before Pym transformed into a superhero!

Ant-Man retained the lead spot in the book (along with his girlfriend/future wife Janet Van Dyne as his sidekick, The Wasp debuting in issue # 44). Eventually, Marvel decided to have Pym reverse the process, transforming into GIANT MAN in issue #49!

Proving themselves as the leader in the superhero revival,  Marvel would phase out the monster/suspense co-features and elect to co-feature another hero, which in this case would be none other than The Incredible Hulk! Fresh off of his own title, which only lasted 6 issues, Marvel relegated him to co-feature status in Astonish beginning with issue #60.

Giant Man and Hulk would continue as the stars of the title until issue #70, at which point Giant Man was jettisoned in favor of the long-time beloved anti-hero THE SUB-MARINER!

Created by Bill Everett in 1939 for the then-called “Timely Comics” (becoming Marvel later), the character was put on hiatus until 1962 in Fantastic Four #4, when he was resurrected after Johnny Storm found him in a down and out Bowery flophouse, bearded, and suffering from amnesia. All it took was for Johnny (the “new” Human Torch) to drop him into the ocean for him to regain his memory - and suddenly, returning to the initial character concept, the original bitter, arrogant, human-hating Sub-Mariner was back! 

From here, he made great trade by appearing in the books of, and subsequently coming up against and doing battle with, virtually every hero in the Marvel canon!

So popular, Subby demanded his own solo feature, so they brought him into the Tales To Astonish fold.

This particular duo continued sharing the book until the end of its run in March 1968 with issue #101. Both characters would almost immediately go on to their own titles respectively.

All of the pre-hero books are highly collectible and valuable, especially the aforementioned #27, along with most of the Ant/Giant Man issues. Another issue of notable value is #93, which features a Silver Surfer cameo (always collectible!)

Read More

Looking to sell your comic books?

Browse our selection of key issues from Tales To Astonish below to get an instant estimate of their value.

We have been buying and selling for 20 years and have tons of experience working with sellers just like you!

Get Your Free Appraisal

Key Art: Comic Book Price Guide

Issue #1

What's Tales To Astonish #1 worth in 2021?

The top price for this #1 issue was set at $13,100 by a VF+ 8.5 copy in 2016. Below it, VG/FN 5.0 created a net profit over $1,000, moving from $400 in 2005 to today's value around $1,550. GD 2.0 had more moderate growth, from $525 in 2015 to a current price of $650.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This is the debut issue of Tales to Astonish, a sci-fi/suspense series that began under Atlas Comics and later moved over to the Marvel banner. Starting with #60, it switched genres to a “split book” title featuring two superhero stories in each issue.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$650 $1,325 $2,650 $6,000 $22,000 $13,100

Sell Tales To Astonish #1

Issue #2

What's Tales To Astonish #2 worth in 2021?

A single NM- 9.2 of this issue represents the top grade available. It sold for $3,632 in 2017, a nice net profit of nearly $2,000 from its 2008 value of $1,765. Two months later in 2017, a VF/NM 9.0 beat that value at a lesser grade, setting the top price of $4,100. VG/FN 5.0 nearly tripled in value from around $150 in 2009 to today's $400.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A hunter with no morals has the tables turned on him: he's placed in a cage on an alien planet! Story written by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $275 $500 $1,325 $3,625 $4,100

Sell Tales To Astonish #2

Issue #3

What's Tales To Astonish #3 worth in 2021?

The single copy of this book graded at the top available NM- 9.2 set the historical high value of $4,481 in 2011. FN/VF 7.0 more than doubled in value from $360 in 2002 to today's $775. VG/FN 5.0 went from around $250 in 2012 to today's $400.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A villain from the future builds a time machine in a scheme to go back in time and rob Fort Knox! Story written by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $250 $450 $1,150 $4,475 $4,481

Sell Tales To Astonish #3

Issue #4

What's Tales To Astonish #4 worth in 2021?

The single NM- 9.2 copy of this issue set a top price of $3,433 in 2016. FN+ 6.5 more than doubled from $230 in 2005 to today's value around $500. VG 4.0 provided a gain over 300%, moving from around $90 in 2005 to today's $340.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features a classic "genie grants three wishes" morality story. A painter is able to make his work come to life, and ultimately pays a steep price when he chooses to gain power and become a dictator. Story written by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $450 $900 $3,600 $3,433

Sell Tales To Astonish #4

Issue #5

What's Tales To Astonish #5 worth in 2021?

There are two copies of this book graded at the highest quality of NM- 9.2. One set a top value of $3,533 in 2016. FN+ 6.5 moved from around $200 in 2010 to today's value of $450. Right below it FN 6.0 produced a net profit over $100, climbing from $175 in 2009 to today's $300. Other grades show a market defined by fluctuations leading to flat growth.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of Easter Island in the Marvel Universe.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$110 $225 $425 $850 $3,400 $3,533

Sell Tales To Astonish #5

Issue #6

What's Tales To Astonish #6 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was set at $1,161 by a VF 8.0 in 2012. In 2019, a book at a slightly lower VF- 7.5 sold for the exact same price! There are seven copies total with higher grades of VF+ 8.5 and VF/NM 9.0, but there are no sales on file for any of them. There's a lot of fluctuation lower in the market. FN- 5.5 performed the best, moving from about $60 in 2005 to today's value of $300.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features a story written by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko!

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$140 $275 $525 $1,100 $4,400 $1,161

Sell Tales To Astonish #6

Issue #7

What's Tales To Astonish #7 worth in 2021?

The single known copy of this book graded at NM 9.4 set the top price of $3,840 in 2019. Lower grades generally showed fluctuations leading to flat growth, but FN/VF 7.0 was the exception. It made a huge jump from $35 in 2012 to today's $460! That's a net profit over $300. Even more impressive, it's an increase over 1,200%. Talk about an excellent investment!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Story written by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $300 $625 $2,400 $3,100

Sell Tales To Astonish #7

Issue #8

What's Tales To Astonish #8 worth in 2021?

There are two copies of this issue at the top grade of VF/NM 9.0. One set the top price of $3,100 in 2019. VF+ 8.5 below it returned a massive profit: it was valued at $425 in 2005, and jumped all the way up to today's $2,300. That's a net of nearly $2,000 and an increase over 400%! FN+ 6.5 had more conservative growth from about $130 in 2004 to today's $350.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A floating head terrorizes New York, but is revealed as a simple criminal plot. Story written by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

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

Sell Tales To Astonish #8

Issue #9

What's Tales To Astonish #9 worth in 2021?

There's a single top graded NM 9.4 for this issue with no sales on record. The movement for other top grades suggests an excellent value if and when it hits the market. A NM- 9.2 set the high price of $3,400 in 2018. One year later in 2019, a VF/NM 9.0 was close behind it with a value of $3,120. VF+ 8.5 turned a net profit over $1,500 between its $530 value in 2007 to today's $2,150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut and origin story of Droom! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$110 $225 $450 $850 $3,400 $3,400

Sell Tales To Astonish #9

Issue #10

What's Tales To Astonish #10 worth in 2021?

A VF/NM 9.0 set the top price for this issue at $3,111 in 2019. There is a single NM- 9.2 above it with no sales history. VG 4.0 provided an excellent net of $200 and profit over 600%, jumping from about $30 in 2005 to today's $230. VF- 7.5 more than doubled in value from $430 in 2018 to today's $900.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A giant mutant crab named Titano goes on a destruction spree! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$125 $250 $475 $1,075 $4,200 $3,111

Sell Tales To Astonish #10

Issue #11

What's Tales To Astonish #11 worth in 2021?

The single high grade copy VF/NM 9.0 for this issue sold for a top price of $3,100 in 2016. That's a nice double increase from its $1,460 sale in 2012! Lower down, VG+ 4.5 tripled in value from $50 in 2005 to today's $150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A scary, towering creature named Monstrom frightens a town in the bayou. It turns out he meant no harm and was looking for help to repair his spaceship. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $180 $325 $625 $2,500 $3,100

Sell Tales To Astonish #11

Issue #12

What's Tales To Astonish #12 worth in 2021?

There are two registered copies of this issue graded at NM- 9.2. One set the top price of $3,301 in 2019. There's a single NM 9.4 at the very top with no sales history available. Other grades showed lots of fluctuation leading to flat or negative growth. VF 8.0 showed some potential for a better future market overall, moving from $350 in 2003 to today's value around $675.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The debut and origin story of Gorgilla! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $3,301

Sell Tales To Astonish #12

Issue #13

What's Tales To Astonish #13 worth in 2021?

When an issue features the debut of a pop culture icon like Groot, you can expect phenomenal returns! The top price was set at $10,500 by a VF 8.0 in 2017, blowing past the $2,868 value of a NM- 9.2 in 2012. There's a single NM 9.4 at the top that hasn't sold yet. FN- 5.5 was a juggernaut: it moved from $80 in 2003 to today's value around $3,000. That's a ridiculous 3,650% increase, and a net close to $3,000!

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of Groot! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$925 $1,800 $2,875 $10,500 $2,875 $80,299

Sell Tales To Astonish #13

Issue #14

What's Tales To Astonish #14 worth in 2021?

Six copies graded at NM- 9.2 represent the top quality available for this issue. The historical high was set at $3,200 in 2018. An excellent profit from its 2006 value of $729! Other grades mostly produced flat or negative growth. VF- 7.5 more than doubled over a long period of time, moving from about $150 in 2002 to today's $350.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A scientific potion that grows animals causes disaster when it creates Krang: a massive ant monster! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $175 $350 $700 $3,150 $3,200

Sell Tales To Astonish #14

Issue #15

What's Tales To Astonish #15 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was set at $3,203 by a NM- 9.2 in 2019. This was a huge increase from the $1,575 sale for a higher grade NM 9.4 in 2007. FN+ 6.5 produced a 275% profit, moving from around $100 in 2006 to today's $375. VG+ 4.5 provided a net of $100, growing from $60 in 2006 to today's $160.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A scary looking alien looks to help humanity, but is driven away by scared and angry people on Earth. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

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

Sell Tales To Astonish #15

Issue #16

What's Tales To Astonish #16 worth in 2021?

A NM- 9.2 copy of this issue set the top price of $3,433 in 2019. There's a single NM+ 9.6 at the very top with no sales history available. Middle grades showed flat growth, but the low end produced solid value. VG 4.0 tripled from $50 in 2009 to today's $150, while GD+ 2.5 grew 300% from $20 in 2004 to today's $80.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of the monstrous Thorr. Not to be mistaken for Thor from the Avengers! He'd make his debut the following year in 1962. Writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $150 $600 $3,425 $3,433

Sell Tales To Astonish #16

Issue #17

What's Tales To Astonish #17 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was set at $1,920 by a VF+ 8.5 in 2019. There are three registered copies at this grade, and two NM- 9.2 books exist above them with no sales history on file. Other grades produced flat to moderate growth, though VG/FN 5.0 provided a solid return. It moved from $40 in 2002 to around $150 today for a 275% profit.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Vandoom's Monster, who would go on to more appearances as a villain in the Fantastic Four series. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $275 $625 $2,500 $1,065

Sell Tales To Astonish #17

Issue #18

What's Tales To Astonish #18 worth in 2021?

VF 8.0 set the top price of $660 for this issue in 2019. This was an increase over the $529 price of VF+ 8.5 in 2003. There's a single NM 9.4 at the top with no sales history available. FN- 5.5 moved from $120 in 2017 to today's $220, and VG+ 4.5 went from $50 in 2009 to today's $150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Gorgilla makes another appearance following his debut in issue #12. Much like the classic King Kong story, he means no harm but is attacked by frightened humans. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $300 $625 $2,500 $660

Sell Tales To Astonish #18

Issue #19

What's Tales To Astonish #19 worth in 2021?

A VF/NM 9.0 copy of this issue set the top price of $725 in 2012. Four years later, a lower grade VF+ 8.5 came close to that value with a sale of $707. There are single copies of a NM- 9.2 and NM 9.4 above them with no sales history. VG/FN 5.0 generated 400% profit from its $50 price in 2003 to today's value around $250.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Rommbu, who would go on to other appearances in the Monsters Unleashed series. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $140 $275 $525 $2,100 $900

Sell Tales To Astonish #19

Issue #20

What's Tales To Astonish #20 worth in 2021?

There's no movement for this issue at the very top: two copies each of VF/NM 9.0 and NM- 9.2 have yet to produce a registered sale. This leaves a top price of $975 set by a VF+ 8.5 in 2016. FN/VF 7.0 increased from about $130 in 2005 to today's $425, while VG/FN 5.0 went from $50 in 2011 to today's $150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of the monster known as X. He'd make appearances in other books, including Alpha Flight and Fantastic Four. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $525 $2,100 $1,076

Sell Tales To Astonish #20

Looking to sell your comic books?

Browse our selection of key issues from Tales To Astonish below to get an instant estimate of their value.

We have been buying and selling for 20 years and have tons of experience working with sellers just like you!

Get Your Free Appraisal

Key Art: Comic Book Price Guide

Issue #21

What's Tales To Astonish #21 worth in 2021?

A VF+ 8.5 set the top price of $1,505 for this issue in 2016. There are four registered copies at this grade and none higher. Other grades produced sold growth: VF- 7.5 from $240 in 2012 to today's $400, while VG/FN 5.0 doubled from a value of $100 in 2011 to today's $200.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Trull the Inhuman makes his first appearance. He'd make future appearances in the Ghost Rider series. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$80 $160 $300 $650 $2,600 $1,505

Sell Tales To Astonish #21

Issue #22

What's Tales To Astonish #22 worth in 2021?

A single copy of this issue graded at NM- 9.2 represents the highest quality available. It sold for a top price of $2,707 in 2019. Other grades below it showed moderate growth. VF- 7.5 produced the best value, moving from $400 in 2012 to today's $735. FN 6.0 slowly climbed from $125 in 2003 to today's $260.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A high school student uses his wits to conquer the Crawling Creature! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $175 $350 $725 $2,900 $2,707

Sell Tales To Astonish #22

Issue #23

What's Tales To Astonish #23 worth in 2021?

One of the three registered copies of this issue graded at VF/NM 9.0 set the historical high price of $1,560 in 2019. There's a single NM- 9.2 above them with no sales history available. FN+ 6.5 had a lot of fluctuation, but settled at a profit. It went for about $100 in 2003, increased to $250 in 2017 and now goes for around $175.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Moomba, a super powerful alien! He'd go on to cameo appearances in the Uncanny X-Men and Monsters Unleashed. Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $810

Sell Tales To Astonish #23

Issue #24

What's Tales To Astonish #24 worth in 2021?

The top grades of this book are represented by single copies of VF/NM 9.0 and NM- 9.2 with no sales history available. That leaves a top price set at $1,134 by a VF+ 8.5 in 2016. Other grades produced moderate growth. FN- 5.5 went from $40 in 2002 to today's value around $150, and VG+ 4.5 moved from $70 in 2012 to today's $150.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A TV crew goes on an adventure in the Himalayas where they encounter the Abominable Snowman, Lizard Men and the Octo-Monster! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$70 $140 $275 $550 $2,200 $1,134

Sell Tales To Astonish #24

Issue #25

What's Tales To Astonish #25 worth in 2021?

Two copies of VF/NM 9.0 with no sales history represent the top grade available for this issue. The highest sell price was set at $1,380 in 2019 for a VF+ 8.5. This was a nice net of close to $1,000 from its 2003 price of $456! Other grades produced slow, moderate growth. VF- 7.5 went from around $325 in 2007 to today's $500, and FN/VF 7.0 slowly climbed from $135 in 2009 to today's $230.

Why is this comic book valuable?

An alien comes to Earth through a TV set! Features writing by Stan Lee, plus art from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $1,380

Sell Tales To Astonish #25

Issue #26

What's Tales To Astonish #26 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #26 can expect to sell for around $40 on today’s market. FN 6.0 copies of these comics have a value of $175 which is up from $120 in 2017. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.0 that sold in 2016 for a price of $1,161.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Collectors regard Tales To Astonish, including issue #26, for establishing some of Marvel’s best early work. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created some of Marvel's most interesting characters in the pages of tales to astonish. Ant-Man, The Wasp, and even the Incredible Hulk owe their modern success to these comics.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $1,161

Sell Tales To Astonish #26

Issue #27

What's Tales To Astonish #27 worth in 2021?

Another target of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have enjoyed unprecedented leaps in value in recent years is the Ant-man. Tales to Astonish #27 has seen the highest graded copy (NM 9.4) sell for $75,000 in 2010 then again in 2013 for $200,000! One could only imagine what a NM+ 9.6 or NM/MT 9.8 might command if brought to auction. Mid grade copies have quadrupled since 2009 at $1,100 to $4,400 and GD 2.0 books have gone from $300 in 2009 to nearly $1,500 currently. The book shows no sign of slowing down and might still be a great value especially in the lower grades.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales to Astonish brought us the first appearance of Hank Pym, the Ant-man! The idea of being insect sized in this world we live in creates an image that captivates us. Why not bring that idea to Marvel comic books? Well that is exactly what was done in January of 1962 with the publishing of this comic book.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,400 $2,450 $4,425 $16,800 $200,000 $200,000

Sell Tales To Astonish #27

Issue #28

What's Tales To Astonish #28 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #28 can expect to sell for around $40. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a price of $160 which is up from their 2016 value of $140. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.2 that sold in 2008 for a value of $657.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #28 is known to collectors for showcasing some of the best early work of both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This comic features more one off stories. Some of these stories and characters would later go on to be some of Marvel's most well-known heroes and villains.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $475 $1,900 $1,076

Sell Tales To Astonish #28

Issue #29

What's Tales To Astonish #29 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #29 can expect to sell for a value of around $40. FN 6.0 copies of this comic sold for just $100 in 2011, while today they can expect a price of over $200. The highest graded copy of this comic to ever sell was a 9.0 that sold for $546 in 2005.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #29 is highly valuable to collectors for showcasing some standout work from both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Collectors of comics, comics historians, and fans of some of Marvel's more hidden gems find these Comics to be highly valuable.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $1,076

Sell Tales To Astonish #29

Issue #30

What's Tales To Astonish #30 worth in 2021?

Graded GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #30 have held a steady price of $40 for the last several years. FN 6.0 copies of this comic can expect to find a value of $150 up from their 2017 price of just $100. The highest grade a copy of these comics to ever sell was a 9.2 White Mountain pedigree that's sold for a price of $1,673 in 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #30 Is known for being one of the rare Tales to Astonish to feature a reoccurring character. Issue #30 features the second story for the character known as Gorilla-Man. These comics are also valuable to collectors of both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. All around Tales to Astonish comics are seen as hidden gems for Marvel collectors.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$55 $110 $225 $450 $1,800 $1,673

Sell Tales To Astonish #30

Issue #31

What's Tales To Astonish #31 worth in 2021?

Graded GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #31 can expect to find a market value of around $50. FN 6.0 copies of this comic sold for just $60 in 2006, but today can sell for over $200. The highest graded copy of this comic to ever sell was a 9.0 that sold for $1,325 in 2011.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #31Is it on the collectors for being a great example of a horror comic that was approved by the comics code Authority. This comic is also valuable for showing off some of the more creative work of both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $50 $125 $400 $2,275 $2,272

Sell Tales To Astonish #31

Issue #32

What's Tales To Astonish #32 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #32 can expect to find a price of around $50 on today's market. FN 6.0 graded copies of this comic sold for just $50 in 2007, but today can sell for over $200. The highest graded copy of this comic to ever reach the market was a 9.0 that's sold in 2011 for a value of $1,325.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #32 is mostly known for a whimsical Story featuring leprechauns and another tale that would later be added to Marvel's Dracula line. This comic is also well-respected for being a great example of some creative work from both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $225 $450 $1,800 $1,416

Sell Tales To Astonish #32

Issue #33

What's Tales To Astonish #33 worth in 2021?

Like the most Tales To Astonish comics, GD 2.0 copies of #33 can expect to sell for $50. FN 6.0 copies of this comic have a value of over $200. The highest graded copy to ever reach the market was a 9.2 that sold for a price of $2,877 in 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #33Is well known amongst collectors for featuring an All-Star lineup of Marvel’s early talent. This comic features work from Stanley, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Larry Lieber.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $150 $325 $675 $2,750 $2,877

Sell Tales To Astonish #33

Issue #34

What's Tales To Astonish #34 worth in 2021?

GD 2.0 copies of Tales To Astonish #34 can expect to find a value of around $40 on today's market. FN 6.0 graded copies hae seen their price rise above $200. The highest graded copy to ever sell was a 9.0 that sold in 2012 for $1,912.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Tales To Astonish #34 is known to collectors for it's exciting cover art. This comic also features some work from both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Tales to Astonish comics are well respected for their exciting stories and they're showcasing of Marvel talent.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $525 $2,100 $3,600

Sell Tales To Astonish #34

Issue #35

What's Tales To Astonish #35 worth in 2021?

The single NM 9.4 copy of this landmark issue set the highest price of $51,000 in 2016. We can only imagine what the NM+ 9.6 above it will fetch when it records a sale! At other grades, FN 6.0 increased in value by 275%, jumping from $240 in 2002 to a current price around $900. GD 2.0 had an even better gain of 325% from $70 in 2003 to today's value of $300.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Ant-Man! Dr. Henry Pym did have a story in issue #27, but this was the first true appearance of the iconic superhero.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$250 $450 $925 $4,075 $18,525 $51,000

Sell Tales To Astonish #35

Issue #36

What's Tales To Astonish #36 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was set at $11,353 by a NM/MT 9.8 in 2012. It's the only time one of the two copies graded at this level has recorded a sale. FN 6.0 moved from $90 in 2003 to a current price of $240, and GD 2.0 had a small gain from $45 in 2009 to today's value of $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Features the debut of Comrade X, an early villain adversary for Ant-Man. Story and art by co-creators Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber. “The Hands of Time!” side story written by Stan Lee, with art by Steve Ditko.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $125 $250 $600 $5,225 $11,353

Sell Tales To Astonish #36

Issue #37

What's Tales To Astonish #37 worth in 2021?

A NM+ 9.6 copy of this issue set the top price of $3,734 in 2013. There are two NM/MT 9.8 books above it that have yet to record a sale. The rest of the market has generally seen lots of fluctuation leading to small growth or losses. FN 6.0 went for $100 in 2003, got up to $170 in 2017 and now sits around $125. Similarly, VG- 3.5 had a value of $55 in 2010, hit a high of $130 in 2018, and settled at today's price of $45.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Story and art by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $50 $125 $325 $2,250 $3,734

Sell Tales To Astonish #37

Issue #38

What's Tales To Astonish #38 worth in 2021?

The single NM/MT 9.8 on file for this issue has yet to record a sale, leaving one of the six NM+ 9.6 copies to set the top price of $3,400 in 2015. FN 6.0 went for $70 in 2002, and currently sits at a value around $160. GD/VG grew from $40 in 2004 to today's price around $70.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of Egghead! Story and art by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $125 $525 $2,550 $3,400

Sell Tales To Astonish #38

Issue #39

What's Tales To Astonish #39 worth in 2021?

There are two NM/MT 9.8 copies of this book currently available, and one set the historical high price of $5,975 in 2012. It's the only time either of these copies has recorded a transaction. In the rest of the market, FN 6.0 went from $95 in 2002 to a current value of $160, and GD/VG 3.0 more than doubled from $30 in 2008 to today's price around $70.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Features the debut of Scarlet Beetle! Story and art by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$75 $75 $150 $325 $1,925 $5,975

Sell Tales To Astonish #39

Issue #40

What's Tales To Astonish #40 worth in 2021?

The historical high price for this issue was set at $4,411 by a NM 9.4 in 2015. This was a notable increase from the $4,183 sale of a higher quality NM+ 9.6 three years earlier in 2012. Other grades showed fluctuation leading to flat or moderate growth. FN 6.0 started at $140 in 2005, went as low as $80 in 2009, and currently sits around $155. GD/VG 3.0 went from $40 in 2010 to a high of $115 in 2014, then settled at today's value of $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Story and art by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $75 $150 $300 $2,350 $4,411

Sell Tales To Astonish #40

Looking to sell your comic books?

Browse our selection of key issues from Tales To Astonish below to get an instant estimate of their value.

We have been buying and selling for 20 years and have tons of experience working with sellers just like you!

Get Your Free Appraisal

Key Art: Comic Book Price Guide

Issue #44

What's Tales To Astonish #44 worth in 2021?

There are two copies of this major character debut issue registered at NM/MT 9.8, and their last recorded sale was for $20,750 in 2014. Just three years later in 2017, a lesser grade NM+ 9.6 topped that value and set the historical high of $26,290. The rest of the market has seen excellent growth: FN 6.0 increased 845% from $90 in 2003 to today's price of $850. GD 2.0 increased 330% from $65 in 2010 to a current value of $280.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first appearance of The Wasp! Story and art by co-creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$350 $500 $1,250 $3,175 $2,900 $26,290

Sell Tales To Astonish #44

Issue #45

What's Tales To Astonish #45 worth in 2021?

There are three copies of this book graded at NM/MT 9.8, and they set the top price of $4,183 in July 2012. Four months later in November of the same year, the value dropped to $2,390. Regardless, the market below it has been solid. FN 6.0 grew 900% from $30 in 2009 to today's price of $300! Increases at the low-end were more modest: GD/VG 3.0 climbed from $25 in 2010 to a current value around $40.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Cover art and story by co-creators Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (who wrote two additional side stories in this issue).

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $50 $150 $225 $1,025 $4,183

Sell Tales To Astonish #45

Issue #49

What's Tales To Astonish #49 worth in 2021?

There are eight registered copies of this book at the highest grade of NM 9.6+, and one set the top price of $15,600 in 2019. FN 6.0 went from $50 in 2004 to a high of $440 in 2016, then settled down to a current market value of $245. GD+ 2.5 moved from $80 in 2018 to today's price of $110.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Ant-Man as Giant-Man! Story and art by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $275 $550 $2,300 $15,600

Sell Tales To Astonish #49

Issue #52

What's Tales To Astonish #52 worth in 2021?

The historical high price for this issue was set at $2,283 by a NM+ 9.6 in 2013. Other grades have produced excellent exponential growth. For example, FN+ 6.5 went for $50 in 2005, doubled up to $100 in 2015, and now goes for $200. VG 4.0 doubled in value from $35 in 2002 to today's price of $70.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of the villain Black Knight! Cover art and story by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $100 $200 $400 $1,600 $2,283

Sell Tales To Astonish #52

Issue #57

What's Tales To Astonish #57 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was set at $13,000 by a NM/MT 9.8 in May of 2012. This looks to be an outlier, as the grade lost half this value with a $6,652 sale just six months later in November of the same year. Other sales saw the top grade maintain a value around this $6,500 range. Below it, FN 6.0 went from $70 in 2002 to today's price around $100, and GD/VG 3.0 grew from $40 in 2010 to a current value of $75.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Egghead puts together a plan to make Giant-Man and Spider-Man fight each other!

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $75 $100 $325 $1,025 $13,000

Sell Tales To Astonish #57

Issue #59

What's Tales To Astonish #59 worth in 2021?

This issue's only available NM/MT 9.8 set the historical high price of $7,650 in 2013. FN 6.0 generated 230% of growth from $60 in 2005 to a current value around $200. At the lower end of the market, GD/VG 3.0 went from $30 in 2006 to today's price of $50.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Ant-Man battles an Avenger when he squares off against The Incredible Hulk on a rampage! Cover art and story by Ant-Man co-creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $75 $175 $300 $1,775 $7,650

Sell Tales To Astonish #59

Issue #60

What's Tales To Astonish #60 worth in 2021?

The top price for this issue was set at $5,700 by a NM+ 9.6 in 2015. The rest of the market has generally seen fluctuation leading to growth. For example, FN+ 6.5 went for $75 in 2003, down to $50 in 2012, up to $90 in 2016, and now sits at $130. VG 4.0 had similar movement, ultimately doubling in price from $30 in 2002 to today's $60.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue marks the series switch to a “split book” format, featuring two different superhero stories. Giant-Man and Incredible Hulk stories written by Stan Lee. Cover art by Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$50 $50 $100 $175 $1,250 $5,900

Sell Tales To Astonish #60

Issue #62

What's Tales To Astonish #62 worth in 2021?

The historical high price for this issue was set at $3,500 by a NM+ 9.6 in 2009. This was a gain of 265% from $960 in 2005! That top price does look to be an outlier, as the NM+ 9.6 grade has shown a value around $1,900 with recent sales. FN 6.0 more than tripled in value from $30 in 3007 to a current price of $110, and VG- 3.5 more than doubled from $35 in 2013 to today's $75.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Leader makes his debut! Giant-Man and Incredible Hulk stories written by Stan Lee. Cover art by Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$25 $75 $100 $375 $1,425 $3,500

Sell Tales To Astonish #62

Issue #63

What's Tales To Astonish #63 worth in 2021?

There are two registered NM/MT 9.8 copies of this book, and one set the top price of $2,600 in 2014. This was nearly $1,000 in net profit from a $1,673 sale two years earlier in 2012! At lower grades, FN+ 6.5 fluctuated from $20 in 2007 to a high of $120 in 2018, then settled at a current price of $60 (still triple the 2007 price!). VG/FN 5.0 jumped from $30 in 2015 to today's value around $85.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features The Leader's origin story. Giant-Man and Incredible Hulk stories written by Stan Lee. Cover art by Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$30 $55 $110 $225 $900 $2,850

Sell Tales To Astonish #63

Issue #65

What's Tales To Astonish #65 worth in 2021?

The two NM/MT 9.8 copies of this issue have recorded one sale to date: the top price of $1,673 in 2012. The rest of the market shows plenty of positive growth. Most notably, VG- 3.5 gained 1,150% in value from $4 in 2011 to today's price of $50! FN+ 6.5 bounced around from $20 in 2008 to a high of $125 in 2018, and now goes for $55.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Giant-Man debuts a new feature for his suit: the ability to change the size of anything around him! Giant-Man and Incredible Hulk stories written by Stan Lee. Cover art by Jack Kirby.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$20 $40 $70 $125 $500 $1,673

Sell Tales To Astonish #65

Issue #93

What's Tales To Astonish #93 worth in 2021?

The historical high price for this issue was set at $13,200 by a NM/MT 9.8 in 2019. There's solid profit to be had in the rest of the market: FN 6.0 grew 300% from $30 in 2005 to today's price of $120, and VG 4.0 tripled from $30 in 2011 to a current value around $90.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Sub-Mariner story in this issue features the first appearance of The Kraken! Silver Surfer story written by Stan Lee.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$40 $75 $150 $275 $1,100 $13,200

Sell Tales To Astonish #93