Zip Comics

Archie // February 1940 - Summer 1944
Issue count: 47

Another super superhero title from Archie comics. Steel Sterling, The Web, Blackjack - all favorites of discerning collectors and fetching some high prices! Click the title above and see!

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Issue #1

What's Zip Comics #1 worth in 2021?

The highest CGC rated copy of Zip Comics #1 is a Near Mint/Mint 9.8, which sold for $13,145 in November 2014, making the potential value for a perfect 10.0 mint-condition #1 over $15,000. In 2017 a VF+ 8.5 sold for $4,302, and is part of the Windy City Pedigree. The next year an unretouched 8.0 sold for $3,240 in November 2018, and more recently a CGC 9.0 sold for $4,800 in August 2019, making the first edition of Zip Comics very valuable.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Published by MLJ Magazines in February 1940, Zip Comics #1 brings us the introduction of John Sterling, the Man of Steel. John completes a chemical formula that allows him to bathe in a chemical solution that resistance, strength, and magnetism of steel. #1 also features the origin of The Scarlet Avenger Jim Kendall, Cattle Detective Nevada Jones, King of the Jungle Kalthar, the War Eagles twins Tim and Tom Shane, and Mr. Satan Dudley Bradshaw.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$350 $725 $1,600 $3,250 $13,000 $22,500

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Issue #2

What's Zip Comics #2 worth in 2021?

There is no known value for a mint condition Zip Comics #2, as the highest CGC rated copy is a 9.6 NM+ that was sold privately. The highest-rated copy of #2 to be sold at public auction had a rating of CGC 9.0 and sold for $2,651 in March 2018. A Billy Wright Pedigree sold for $1,931 in March of 2018 as well, marking an increase in values from 2017, when a 5.5 sold for $758. More recently, an unretouched 5.0 sold for $660 in October of 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Man of Steel is back in Zip Comics #2 from MLJ Magazines, published in March 1940. The cover features a $.10 price, as well as headlines for The Scarlet Avenger and Mr. Satan, and boasts of 64 pages of new comic adventures. The Black Knight returns to face off against Sterling, and Zambini the Miracle Man saves the Earth form a rogue planet.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$175 $350 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $2,650

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Issue #3

What's Zip Comics #3 worth in 2021?

A mint condition copy of Zip Comics #3 could be worth well over $15,000 if ever sold at auction, based on the value of previously sold Zip Comics. The highest CGC rating for #3 to date is a 9.2 Near Mint -, part of the Edgar Church pedigree, and sold for $10,900 in 2012. #3 is a rare book, as there have only ever been five copies certified unretouched by the CGC and two restored. In 2013 at Billy Wright Pedigree 6.5 sold for $1,100 and in 2018 an unretouched 3.0 sold for $1,560, showcasing a steady increase in value for the rare comic.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling takes on the Dark Knight when a world-famous scientist is abducted in this April 1940 edition of the MLJ Magazines' Zip Comics. The Scarlet Avenger battles Tex as he tries to steal the government's gold bullion; Mr. Satan helps a train full of innocent passengers when robbers try to rob the train's precious cargo.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,200 $2,400 $9,600 $10,900

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Issue #4

What's Zip Comics #4 worth in 2021?

The value of a mint condition Zip Comics #4 is unknown, as the highest CGC rated copy that has been sold to date is only an 8.0. That 8.0 VF copy has a value of $1,066 as of October 2015. A year later a CGC 7.0 sold for $807 in February 2016, and in 2018 a 5.0 sold for $625, marking an increase from its 2017 sale price of $390.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling again comes to the rescue of scientist Walter Cummings when he is accused of stealing radium from his own hospital in the MLJ Magazine edition of Zip Comics #4, published in May 1940. Quick-Trigger Man Nevada Jones must apprehend the train robber Slade Bowman. Zambini faces off against the great magician Magi when the mermen under the sea send him to capture their last remaining Earth descendent.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $1,075

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Issue #5

What's Zip Comics #5 worth in 2021?

Of the only 8 copies of Zip Comics #5 that have been CGC rated, none have been rated higher than a 9.6 NM+. The highest CGC rated copy sold to date is an unretouched 9.4 Near Mint, sold for $2,064 in March 2013. Even copies of lesser quality have held their value, as evidenced by a 9.0 sold for $1,093 in 2002 and an 8.0 sold for $750 in August 2016. In 2019 an unretouched CGC 7.0 F/VF sold for $840.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the June 1940 edition of MLJ Magazine’s Zip Comics, the Man of Steel must protect a plant producing materials for the War. Captain Valor is held prisoner by Yat Sing and Taina, who are intent on finding out the plans of the invaders against the Chinese.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$115 $225 $450 $900 $3,600 $3,200

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Issue #6

What's Zip Comics #6 worth in 2021?

Zip Comics #6 has seen a rise in value since its $.10 cover price. While #6 has no known mint condition value, the issue has held its value over the years. An unretouched CGC 9.4 sold for $1,610 in 2004; $3,842 in 2017; and has a value of $4,320 as of August 2018. A CGC 8.5 sold for $866 in 2016, and a CGC 7.0 sold for $780 in October 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Man of Steel Sterling must find a kidnapped girl in this July 1940 edition of MLJ Magazine's Zip Comics. #6 also features Mugsy the dog, the Scarlet Avenger breaking up a racketeering ring on Coney Island, and Kalthar helping to save a girl from a slave hunter.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$130 $260 $525 $1,050 $4,325 $4,325

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Issue #7

What's Zip Comics #7 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #7 is approximately $22,000. A CGC 9.9, considered mint condition and within the Edgar Church pedigree, sold for $22,000 in December 2012. Earlier in 2012 an 8.0 sold for $570, and in 2017 a CGC 7.5 sold for $900, making this episode of Zip Comics a rare find.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Don’t miss the full-page ad for Shield-Wizard #1 in this MLJ Magazine publication. Featuring a $.10 cover price and originally published in August 1940, Zip Comics #7 features Steel Sterling investigating the murders of multiple witnesses in a loan and protection racketeering scheme.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $250 $500 $1,000 $4,000 $22,000

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Issue #8

What's Zip Comics #8 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Zip Comics #8, as the highest CGC rated copy is a 9.4 NM. Publically the value of a CGC 9.2 is $1,904 as of June 2006. In November 2015 an unretouched 7.0 was sold for $900, and in June 2017 an unretouched 7.5 sold for $2,825.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling's counterpart on the force, Clancy McGinty, is being framed for drunk driving and the murder of another police officer in the September 1940 edition of MLJ Magazine's Zip Comics #8. The War Eagles twins head to Egypt when the government catches wind of political unrest.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $400 $800 $1,600 $6,400 $2,825

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Issue #9

What's Zip Comics #9 worth in 2021?

The highest CGC rated copy of Zip Comics #9 is a 9.6 NM+, but the value is unknown as that copy was sold privately. The highest-rated copy sold publicly is a CGC 7.5 that is worth $4,150 as of June 2017. In April 2018 a CGC 6.0 sold for $1,836, and in November 2019 an unretouched CGC 5.0 sold for $1,680.

Why is this comic book valuable?

MLJ Magazines published Zip Comics #9 in November 1940 as the next episode of the Man of Steel series. Steel Sterling investigates a circus that is being forced to shut down after a string of unsolved murders. This is also the last appearance of Kalathar and the end of the Mr. Satan storyline.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$550 $1,050 $2,100 $4,150 $16,000 $4,150

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Issue #10

What's Zip Comics #10 worth in 2021?

There is no known value of a mint condition Zip Comics #10, as until March 2019 the highest CGC rated copy was only an unretouched 6.5. That copy has a value of $502 as of February 2016, but an 8.0 sold for $4,544 in March 2019. The value of #10 has increased, as in 2015 a 5.0 sold for $479, and in 2019 a 4.5 sold for $775.

Why is this comic book valuable?

We are introduced to new characters in this MLJ Magazines edition of Zip Comics, published in January 1941. #10 introduces Dicky in the Magic Forest; new hero Red Reagan investigates a new machine that can melt the mind using radio waves.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$160 $325 $650 $1,350 $5,400 $4,544

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Issue #11

What's Zip Comics #11 worth in 2021?

Even though this edition is very rare, there is no known mint condition value for Zip Comics #11. The highest CGC rated copy of #11 is a 9.4 Near Mint, which is part of the Edgar Church pedigree and sold for $3,585 in November 2014. Only four copies of #11 have even been sold publicly: the 9.4; a 9.0 with a value of $2,000 as of June 2019; an unretouched 8.0 with a value of $747 as of February 2012; and a CGC 6.0 with a value of $601 as of September 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A criminal formerly known as Twisto has developed a suit with the appearance of scales that can repel bullets and rebrands himself as The Rattler in the February 1941 edition of Zip Comics. #11, published by MLJ Magazines, also features the reform and cross over of Inferno when the former-villain-turned-hero saves Steel Sterling from The Rattler’s deadly poison darts.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $4,900

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Issue #12

What's Zip Comics #12 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #12 is $6,573. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, a 9.8 NM/M from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 4.5 has a September 2004 value of $143, and an unrestored 1.8 sold for the price of $540 in May 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling takes on the villainous Rattler in Zip Comics #12, published in March 1941 by MLJ Magazines. Dicky Farenwell takes on Gorro the Terror in the Magic Forest. The Scarlet Avenger must stop Maretti’s evil plan.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,100 $2,000 $8,000 $6,900

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Issue #13

What's Zip Comics #13 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #13 is $6,573. Based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, that value is based on an unrestored 9.8 NM/M from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 6.5 from the Double Cover pedigree has a May 2020 value of $2,988, and an unrestored 5.5 sold for the price of $1,405 in June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling takes on The Rattler in Zip Comics #13, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in April 1941. Dora helps Steel by allowing him to kidnap her so that he goes to jail. Steel is investigating a series of jailbreaks.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$250 $500 $1,000 $2,000 $8,000 $7,700

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Issue #14

What's Zip Comics #14 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #14 is $9,799. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, an unrestored 9.6 NM+ sold in August 2020. An unrestored 3.0 has an October 2019 value of $1,025, and an unrestored 9.2 sold for the price of $4,900 in June 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling tackles crime in Chinatown in Zip Comics #14, published in May 1941 by MLJ Magazines. The Man of Steel is the master of disguise. He goes undercover as a derelict to solve a series of robberies and murders in Chinatown.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$500 $1,000 $1,800 $3,500 $14,000 $5,975

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Issue #15

What's Zip Comics #15 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #15 is #4,780. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.6 NM+ from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 5.5 has a June 2019 value of $1,024, and an unrestored 1.8 sold for the price of $382 in October 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Sterling goes up against a puppet master in Zip Comics #15, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in June 1941. The Puppet Master (Gargulio) murders men to use as his puppets for the most extraordinary act humans have ever seen. Steel Sterling must figure out why the instruments are so lifelike.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$325 $600 $1,100 $2,000 $8,000 $6,200

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Issue #16

What's Zip Comics #16 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #16 is $7,500. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, an unrestored 9.8 NM/M from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in December 2012. An unrestored 6.0 from the Larson pedigree has a June 2017 value of $4,450, and an unrestored 1.5 sold for the price of $536 in August 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Puppet Master escapes from prison in Zip Comics #16, published in July 1941 by MLJ Magazines. The Puppet Master wants to set his plan of living puppets into action and escapes from prison to do so. Steel Sterling must stop him before the Puppet Master has a chance to commit more murders.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$675 $1,250 $2,400 $4,750 $18,000 $7,500

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Issue #17

What's Zip Comics #17 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #17 is $8,000. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.6 NM+ from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in December 2012. An unrestored 2.5 has a June 2019 value of $1,000, and an unrestored 0.5 sold for the price of $355 in September 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling must help the mid-west during record rainfall in Zip Comics #17, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in August 1941. After many weeks of heavy rain, dangerous floods sweep the mid-west. Captain Valor joins the Marines. The Scarlet Avenger visits the circus.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $8,000 $32,000 $8,000

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Issue #18

What's Zip Comics #18 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #18 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unrestored 6.5 that sold for $6,100 in June 2017. An unrestored 2.0 has a May 2020 value of $1,208, and an unrestored 2.5 sold for the price of $2,200 in October 2020.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel must save Doctor Cummings and his daughter in Zip Comics #18, published in September 1941 by MLJ Magazines. When the cruise ship Doctor Cummings and his daughter Dora are on is torpedoed by a strange submarine, Steel Sterling must save them from Carmencita's villainy.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$350 $700 $1,400 $2,750 $11,000 $6,100

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Issue #19

What's Zip Comics #19 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #19 is $5,258. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.6 NM+ from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 7.0 has a June 2020 value of $3,840, and an unrestored 5.0 sold for the price of $1,275 in June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling must save a woman from the Nazis in Zip Comics #19, published by MLJ Magazines in October 1941. Germany and the U.S. go head to head for a South American airline contract. The Nazis attempt to get rid of Sterling to get the deal.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$375 $750 $1,500 $3,000 $12,000 $5,700

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Issue #20

What's Zip Comics #20 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #20 is $20,400. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, an unrestored 9.8 NM/M from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in September 2020. An unrestored 5.5 has a November 2019 value of $2,520, and an unrestored 4.5 sold for the price of $600 in October 2011.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The first appearance of Black Jack occurs in Zip Comics #20, published in November 1941 by MLJ Magazines. The origin story of Black Jack is told when “The Black Jack” takes down notorious Lucky Lavitto. Steel Sterling uncovers a secret airbase from the Nazis.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,125 $2,200 $8,800 $1,500

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Issue #21

What's Zip Comics #21 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #21 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unrestored 9.0 from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold for $3,227 in November 2014. An unrestored 7.0 has a June 2019 value of $1,949, and an unrestored 5.0 sold for the price of $2,000 in March 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Black Jack and Steel Sterling both star on the cover of Zip Comics #21, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in December 1941. Steel Sterling is called to Mardi Gras when the Puppet Master stages the robbery of an armored car.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$675 $1,200 $2,400 $4,500 $18,000 $3,227

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Issue #22

What's Zip Comics #22 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #22 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an unrestored 5.0 that sold for $9,560 in November 2017. An unrestored 2.0 has a May 2020 value of $2,851, and an unrestored 2.5 sold for the price of $4,080 in May 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A classic Steel Sterling piece of art is featured on the cover of Zip Comics #22, published in January 1942 by MLJ Magazines. Steel and his friends go to Hawaii on vacation but encounter living deads on Waikiki Beach. Black Jack goes face to face with the reincarnation of Cleopatra.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$2,500 $5,000 $9,000 $16,000 $60,000 $9,560

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Issue #23

What's Zip Comics #23 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #23 is $4,183. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 3.5 has a March 2020 value of $503, and an unrestored 1.0 sold for the price of $200 in June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel must recuse an old friend in Zip Comics #23, published by MLJ Magazines in February 1942. Lu-Chek, the gather of an old friend of Steel Sterling, is kidnapped. Rudolph Wane sells all his possessions to escape Poker Face, prompting him to ask for help from Black Jack.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$300 $600 $1,200 $2,400 $9,500 $4,183

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Issue #24

What's Zip Comics #24 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #24 is $3,734. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, a 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 6.5 has a June 2019 value of $775, and an unrestored 2.5 sold for the price of $410 in June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Black Jack and Steel Sterling head to Chinatown in Zip Comics #24, published in March 1942 by MLJ Magazines. Don’t miss a full-page advertisement for Special Comics #1. Steel attempts to save a colony of people who have become stranded in Alaska. Poker Face kills Dr. Winslow and assumes his identity to kill Black Jack.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$200 $375 $750 $1,500 $6,000 $3,734

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Issue #25

What's Zip Comics #25 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #25 is $3,734. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 8.5 from the Rockford pedigree has a June 2019 value of $2,600, and an unrestored 4.5 sold for the price of $725 in March 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The final Nevada Jones tale is told in Zip Comics #25, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in April 1942. Police officer Clancy McGinty buys an old vase than transport him and John Sterling back to ancient Greece. When Bull Craven is captured, Nevada Jones can take off his hero mask and live an everyday life.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$350 $725 $1,400 $2,750 $11,000 $3,900

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Issue #26

What's Zip Comics #26 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #26 is $7,700. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, an unrestored 9.6 NM+ from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in December 2012. An unrestored 7.5 sold for $3,600 in October 2017, and an unrestored 1.8 has a June 2019 value of $494.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Mussolini, Tojo, and Hitler's supreme evil powers are on the cover of Zip Comics #26, published in May 1942 by MLJ Magazines. The final installment of the Captain Valor tale is told. The unbelievable story of the Black Witch begins.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$500 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $16,000 $7,700

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Issue #27

What's Zip Comics #27 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #27 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 9.2 from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014 for $8,800. An unrestored 1.0 has a June 2019 value of $489, and an unrestored 1.5 sold for the price of $425 in March 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Web's first appearance occurs in Zip Comics #27, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in July 1942. Criminology Professor John Raymond becomes The Web in “The Black Dragon of Death.” Black Jack goes up against the Black Seven in “The Stars Drip Blood.”

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$500 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 $16,000 $8,800

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Issue #28

What's Zip Comics #28 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #28 is $6,274. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, an unrestored 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 5.0 has an August 2020 value of $2,118, and an unrestored 6.5 sold for the price of $3,500 in June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The origin of The Web is told in Zip Comics #28, published in August 1942 by MLJ Magazines. The villainous Baron Gestapo is loose, and Steel Sterling must stop his dread hand of evil from covering the Pacific.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$850 $1,700 $3,500 $6,500 $26,000 $7,900

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Issue #29

What's Zip Comics #29 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #29 is $5,079. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 5.5 has a May 2019 value of $1,495, and an unrestored 2.5 sold for the price of $567 in October 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

When Professor John Raymond is sent to France, the Web must stop a murder in Zip Comics #29, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in September 1942. The Army sends Raymond to a school in occupied France, prompting his alter-ego to stop the mad Crooked Cross.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$450 $825 $1,600 $3,200 $12,500 $6,600

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Issue #30

What's Zip Comics #30 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #30 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an 8.5 from the Rockford pedigree sold in August 2010 for $900. An unrestored 6.0 has a June 2019 value of $3,633, and an unrestored 1.0 sold for the price of $602 in October 2017.

Why is this comic book valuable?

A classic cover featuring a decapitation is on the cover of Zip Comics #30, published in October 1942 by MLJ Magazines. The chemist George Winkler creates a poison gas formula. When the formula is stolen and sent to Germany, The Web must stop enemies from making the gas.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$900 $1,800 $3,625 $6,000 $24,000 $3,633

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Issue #31

What's Zip Comics #31 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #31 is $4,025. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, an unrestored 9.6 NM+ from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in December 2002. An unrestored 3.0 has an October 2019 value of $840, and an unrestored 8.0 sold for the price of $2,250 in March 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Web must stop Nazis from destroying a European town in Zip Comics #31, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in November 1942. The Nazis destroy the village of Lidice, prompting The Web to step in and stop their reign of terror.

 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$800 $1,600 $3,200 $6,000 $24,000 $4,025

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Issue #32

What's Zip Comics #32 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #32 is $10,158. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, an unrestored 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in November 2014. An unrestored 6.0 has an August 2019 value of $7,800, and an unrestored 3.0 sold for the price of $3,107 in April 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Web and Steel Sterling take on Nazi tanks on the cover of Zip Comics #32, published in December 1942 by MLJ Magazines. When a German u-boat invades the peaceful island of Agoona, The Web must help Father John save the islanders.

 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,675 $3,200 $6,000 $11,000 $40,000 $10,150

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Issue #33

What's Zip Comics #33 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #33 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 9.0 from the Edgar Church (Mile High) pedigree sold in September 2012 for $6,850. An unrestored 3.0 has a June 2019 value of $3,988, and an unrestored 1.8 sold for the price of $538 in October 2015.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling fights against the “Curse of the Orient” in Zip Comics #33, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in January 1943. A pair of eyeglasses that harbor a deadly curse is uncovered, prompting Steel to stop them from being used for villainy.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$2,000 $4,000 $7,500 $14,000 $56,000 $6,850

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Issue #34

What's Zip Comics #34 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #34 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an 8.0 sold in June 2017 for $6,800. An unrestored 3.0 has a June 2019 value of $2,900, increasing from its November 2013 value of $1,621.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Applejack's first appearance occurs in Zip Comics #34, published in February 1943 by MLJ Magazines. Steel Sterling is on the case when diamonds go missing. The Web must stop Germans who have disguised themselves as Vikings.

 

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,500 $3,000 $5,500 $10,000 $40,000 $6,800

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Issue #35

What's Zip Comics #35 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #35 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 7.0 sold in August 2008 for $359. An unrestored 5.0 has a March 2019 value of $1,100, and an unrestored 4.0 sold for the price of $400 in February 2018.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Sgt. Looney and Steel Sterling must save a secret service agent in Zip Comics #35, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in March 1943. A secret agent in Portugal is arrested, and the primary evidence against him was provided by German agents. Steel and Looney must find the proof and steal it before the American goes on trial.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$340 $625 $1,200 $2,400 $9,500 $1,150

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Issue #36

What's Zip Comics #36 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #36 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an 8.5 sold in April 2019 for $780, increasing from its March 2015 value of $585. An unrestored 6.5 has an October 2018 value of $367.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel must save the “Lost Boy Scout” in Zip Comics #36, published in April 1943 by MLJ Magazines. Office Clancey picks up Charley Lin, a young boy scout who needed help. Clancey learned that Lin is carrying something very valuable to secret agents trying to obtain it.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$90 $185 $370 $775 $3,100 $775

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Issue #37

What's Zip Comics #37 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #37 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is an 8.0 sold in May 2018 for $657. In November 2012, this same item went for $387 and sold for $227 in July 2008.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling must solve a spooky mystery in Zip Comics #37, published by MLJ Magazines Comics in May 1943. Professor Stiles finds an ancient Inca mirror but mysteriously dies. Steel Sterling investigates when it’s discovered the mirror can turn people into skeletons!

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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 $650

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Issue #38

What's Zip Comics #38 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Zip Comics #38. There have been only two copies to sell at auction, and the highest CGC rated copy is an unretouched 8.0 that sold for the price of $342 in May 2012. An unretouched 5.5 has a March 2017 value of $182, which is a decrease from its April 2016 value of $236.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Invisible fairies are giving top-secret intel to the Nazis in Zip Comics #38, published in July 1943 by MLJ Magazines. Steel Sterling is sent to investigate when reports of Yehudis, invisible fairies, are giving information against the Allies to the Nazis. The Web stars in his final storyline in "The Men Who Went Nowhere," when FBI agents are murdered by Nazis and the Web is captured.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$60 $115 $225 $450 $1,800 $340

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Issue #39

What's Zip Comics #39 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #39 is $1,554. This value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, which is a 9.4 from the Edgar Church pedigree. That November 2014 value is a decrease from its peak December 2012 value of $2,050. An 8.0 from the Davis Crippen pedigree has an April 2015 value of $350, and a 7.0 from the Crowley Copy has a value of $342 as of June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The story of Red Rube begins in Zip Comics #39, published by MLJ Magazines in August 1943. Rueben Rueben is an orphan, and when he can't stand living in the orphanage anymore, he runs away. Red hides in an old castle, where he receives superpowers from the spirits of his ancestors.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$60 $120 $240 $480 $1,900 $2,050

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Issue #40

What's Zip Comics #40 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #40 is $1,793. That value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, which is a 9.6 NM+ from the Edgar Church pedigree that sold in November 2014. An unretouched 9.0 has a December 2016 value of $421, and an unretouched 8.5 sold for the price of $432 in December 2018, which is an increase from its March 2003 value of $184.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Sgt. Looney is missing in Zip Comics #40, published in October 1943 by MLJ Magazines. Steel Sterling is sent on a mission to find the missing sergeant, and tracks him to the land of the Amazons, where Looney is being held prisoner. The origin of Red Rube continues when the crook Rielly hires young children to steal from the local supermarket.

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$55 $110 $220 $425 $1,700 $1,850

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Issue #41

What's Zip Comics #41 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #41 is $1,912. That value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, which is a 9.8 NM/M from the Edgar Church pedigree. That November 2014 value is a decrease from its December 2012 value of $2,300. An unretouched 7.0 has a May 2013 value of $139, and a 7.0 from the Davis Crippen pedigree sold for the price of $320 in April 2015, which is an increase from its January 2007 value of $251.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling is in for some bad luck in Zip Comics #41, published by MLJ Magazines in November 1943. Steel buys two small goblin figurines - that happen to be jinxed! Superhero Red Rube takes part in a boxing match against famed boxer Gorilla Gus in order to try to win the $500 young Tom and his mother need for Tom’s operation to see again.

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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 $2,300

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Issue #42

What's Zip Comics #42 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #42 is $1,434. This value is based on the highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction, which is a 9.4 NM from the Edgar Church pedigree. That November 2014 value is a decrease from its peak December 2012 price of $2,150. An unretouched 8.0 has a March 2020 value of $720, which is an increase from its September 2018 value of $625.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling must stop a professor who has gone mad in Zip Comics #42, published in December 1943 by MLJ Magazines. Professor Hector has created a powerful new ray gun - and it can make anything it shoots upon change size! Steel Sterling must stop him and retrieve the ray gun before it falls into the wrong hands.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$80 $160 $320 $625 $2,500 $2,150

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Issue #43

What's Zip Comics #43 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Zip Comics #43. Of the two copies to sell publicly, the highest-rated copy is a 9.2 from the Edgar Church pedigree. That copy sold for the price of $1,195 in November 2014, which is a decrease from its December 2012 value of $1,450. A 4.5 from the Crowley Copy pedigree has a value of $139 as of April 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Steel Sterling must round up real-life shadows in Zip Comics #43, published by MLJ Magazines in January 1944. Professor Royce creates a projector that enables shadows to come to life. Red Rube defends the Allies when he dismantles a transmitter station made by Nazi spies.

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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 #44

What's Zip Comics #44 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #44 is unknown. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 9.2 from the Edgar Church pedigree that sold for $4,400. That March 2018 value is an increase from its November 2014 price of $1,912. The only other copy to sell at auction is an unretouched .5 that sold for the price of $80 in May 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Reuben Rueben helps to get a top-secret report to the FBI in Zip Comics #44, published in February 1944 by MLJ Magazines. Rueben Rueben (Red Rube) is working as a cub reporter and learns of a secret Nazi airport. He is sent on a high-stakes mission to deliver a secret report to the FBI about the airport.

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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 $4,400

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Issue #45

What's Zip Comics #45 worth in 2021?

The mint condition value of Zip Comics #45 is $5,005. This value is based on the highest-rated copy to sell publicly, which is a 9.4 from the Edgar Church pedigree. That March 2018 value is an increase from its November 2014 price of $2,390. There has been only one other copy to sell publicly, which is an unretouched 1.0 that has a February 2019 value of $158.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Policeman Clancy is sleepwalking and Steel Sterling investigates in Zip Comics #45, published by MLJ Magazines in April 1944. Officer Clancy appears to be dead while he is sleepwalking, and when Steel investigates, he comes face to face with the witch doctor Amwalli. Red Rube's origin story is recapped before his battle against a Nazi sabotage group.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $5,000

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Issue #46

What's Zip Comics #46 worth in 2021?

There is no known mint condition value of Zip Comics #46. The highest CGC rated copy to sell at auction is a 9.2 from the Edgar Church pedigree that sold for the price of $1,673. That November 2014 value is a decrease from its peak December 2012 price of $1,800. An 8.5 from the Okajima pedigree has an April 2012 value of $600, and an unretouched 5.5 has a value of $599 as of June 2019.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Merlin's "Wand of Weirdness" is causing mayhem in Zip Comics #46, published in May 1944 by MLJ Magazines. Two criminals break into a museum, and when confronted by a guard, grab a scepter from one of the exhibits. That scepter is Merlin the Magician's wand, which bears a curse that anyone who uses it for evil will have evil turned on them. The crooks are killed and then a crooked cab driver before Steel Sterling is able to retrieve the wand and return it to its resting place.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$150 $300 $600 $1,200 $4,800 $1,800

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Issue #47

What's Zip Comics #47 worth in 2021?

The mint condition of Zip Comics #47 is unknown. There has been only one copy to sell publicly - a 9.0 from the Edgar Church pedigree. This copy has a November 2014 value of $1,554, which is a decrease from its December 2012 price of $1,600.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Zip Comics #47 is the final issue of the series and was published by MLJ Magazines in the Summer of 1944. Steel Sterling investigates the case of a missing diamond and discovers it was stolen by a surgeon and sewn into another patient in order to be smuggled out of a hospital. Red Rube steps in for the Mexican Ambassador when the ambassador and his staff all come down with the measles.

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GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$65 $125 $250 $500 $2,000 $0

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