100 Most Valuable Comic Books

100 Most Valuable Comic Books

 

What would you do if you stumbled upon a comic book worth $1 million? That's a question most comic book fans can only dream of answering, but for those that are in the know, it's always at the back of their mind. 

In this post, we'll be taking a look at the 100 most valuable comic books ever published. We’ve used the equivalent value of a 9.4 graded book for each comic as a fair way of working out which issues make it onto the list.

While your average fan may not have one of these coveted comics hidden away in their collection, it's still interesting to take a closer look at what makes them so valuable. So, if you're feeling curious (or just plain lucky), keep reading to see some of the most sought-after comics in existence!

 

Action Comics


Action Comics #8

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $149,000

Only mid to low quality copies of Action Comics #8 have been sold at auction, with the highest price belonging to a 4.5 copy, sold for $10,200 in March 2020. Oddly enough, a 1.5 copy holds a price of $5,000 as of October 2015. A 1.0 copy holds the lowest price for the issue, being valued at $1,584 in August 2012.

Action Comics #2

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $614,000

There aren’t many copies of issue #2 of Action Comics with recorded sales, particularly in the last four or five years, but the top price is $95,002 for a 7.5 rated book in 2017, that being the only time that copy was sold. The most recent sale of a complete book was for a 3.5 copy sold for $27,000 in 2019, again being the only recorded sale for that copy. A coverless copy had a value of $3300 in May 2020, having previously been valued at $3,052 back in 2014. 

Action Comics #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $391,000

Only a handful of copies of issue #3 of Action Comics have recorded sales, with the top price being a 7.0 book which sold for the first time for $55,009 back in 2017. The most recent sales include a 4.0 rated book which sold for $15,500 in December 2020, after selling for $8211 in 2006, and a 2.5 book that had a value of $11,100 in November 2021 - a healthy increase from its value of $7377 back in 2013. 

Action Comics #10

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $613,000

The top price for a copy of isse #10 of Action Comics is $258,000 for a 9.0 rated book sold in 2011, that being the only time it was sold. More recently, a 3.0 graded copy was sold for $28,800 in June 2021, with its price having fluctuated somewhat since it was first sold in 2011.  A 1.8 book was sold in August 2021 for $41,400, that price being an increase on its previous value of $37,388 in 2019. 

Action Comics #13

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $574,000

The highest price for issue #13 of Action Comics is $166,000 for a 9.2 book sold in December 2019, which is actually a reduction from its $185,000 value from 2011. More recent sales include a 5.0 graded book which sold for $37,950 and a 1.0 book which sold for $13,388, both in August 2021.

Action Comics #7

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,230,000

The top price for issue #7 of Action Comics is $204,000 for a 5.5 graded copy in its first and only sale in September 2020. The highest graded book sold, however, is an 8.0 which was valued at $143,400 in its only sale in 2008. It would be very interesting to know what it's worth these days! Even incomplete copies have sold for well into the thousands, so it might be worth digging out any copies you have tucked away to see what you could get for them. 

Action Comics #23

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $243,000

An 8.5 copy of Action Comics #23 was sold in March 2020 for $72,000, increasing its 2015 price of $65,725. A 4.0 copy had a price of $21,600 as of June 2021, increasing its $14,400 price from 2019. And a 1.5 was sold in April 2021 for $1,800, doubling its price from 2009.

Action Comics #5

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $163,000

Only a handful of copies of Action Comics #5 have been sold at auction, with the highest price belonging to a 7.5 copy, valued at $31,200 as of September 2021. The lowest quality and price belong to a 0.5 copy, sold for $720 in December 2019.

Action Comics #9

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $201,000

The top quality book for Action Comics #9 is a 7.0 copy, sold for $19,120 in May 2008. A 4.0 book was sold in September 2018 for $6,256, while a 1.0 had a February 2021 price of $3,500.

Action Comics #15

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $153,000

The highest rated copy of Action Comics #15 sold at auction is a 7.0 book, sold in September 2021 for $28,800. A mid-quality copy, rated 4.5, had a value of $8,300 as of March 2019; and the lowest quality book sold at auction is a 0.5 without the cover, valued at $822 in May 2021.

Action Comics Ashcan #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $228,000

The highest graded and priced Ashcan version of Action Comics #1, rated 9.2, had a price of $204,000 as of April 2021. There are very few recorded sales of Ashcan versions of this comic, with the only other sale being a 9.0 rated book that sold for $50,000 way back in 2010. 

Action Comics #6

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $144,000

An 8.5 copy of Action Comics #6 was sold for the top price of $40,000 in June 2014, selling only that one time. More recent sales include a 7.0 copy sold for $26,400 in September 2021, a 4.0 copy sold for $7,800 in June 2021, and a 1.8 book with a price of $4,500 as of July 2021.

Action Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $10,700,000

The most valuable comic book on our list, an 8.5 graded copy of Action Comics #1 sold for a huge $3.25 million in April 2021. A 6.0 rated Rocket copy sold for $3.18 million in January 2022, having never been sold before, so it looks like prices are continuing to rise for this special book. In December 2021, an ungraded copy of the front page of the comic sold for $25,000, so any part of this issue could fetch some serious dollars. 

Action Comics #4

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $188,000

The top price for a copy of Action Comics #4 is $34,100 for an 8.0 rated Court Copy sold in March 2019 in its first and only sale. The most recent sale recorded was a 7.5 graded book, which sold for $31,200 in September 2021, having previously been sold for $25,000 back in 2016. Other recent sales include a 4.0 graded issue sold for $8,495 and a 2.0 rated book sold for $7,200, both in 2021. 

Action Comics #12

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $296,000

The top price for Action Comics #12 is $22,200, paid for a 4.0 issue in January 2022. A 7.5 copy had a price of $7,211 as of July 2005, and a 1.5 book had a value of $4,183 as of August 2011.

 

Detective Comics


Detective Comics #28

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $357,000

The highest price for issue #28 of Detective Comics is $66,000, which was for a 6.0 rated book sold in January 2022. It had previously been sold for $57,900 in 2017. However, the top quality book ever sold has an 8.5 rating and was sold for $64,000 back in 2016, having previously been valued at $38,838 in 2012. 

Detective Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,180,000

There are very few copies of this one floating around! The highest rated copy sold at auction is a 6.0 book that went for $45,000 back in 2005, but the best price paid for issue #1 of Detective Comics is $50,000 for a 4.5 graded book sold in 2019, after previously selling for $38,500 less than a year earlier. Even a 0.5 rated book sold for $3000 back in May 2003 in its only sale, so this one really holds some value.

Detective Comics #2

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $197,000

A 7.0 copy of Detective Comics #2 was sold at $19,800 in November 2020, decreasing its 2012 price of $26,290. A 4.0 had a March 2015 value of $14,200; and an incomplete 0.5 book was valued at $2,650 back in June 2019.

Detective Comics #35

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $646,000

The best price for a copy of issue #35 of Detective Comics is $119,500, for a 7.5 book sold in 2017, after previously selling for $63,100 in 2013. The most recent complete copy sold is a 4.5 rated book, which sold for $46,000 in September 2021, after selling for $40,000 in 2018. An incomplete copy recently sold for $5,012 in February 2022.

Detective Comics #69

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $154,000

The highest quality book of Detective Comics #69 sold at auction is a 9.0 book, sold for $126,000 in June 2021. A 5.5 book was valued at $18,975 as of March 2020; while a 1.5 book was sold in August 2018 for $3,300.

Detective Comics #29

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $717,000

The top price for issue #29 of Detective Comics is $102,000 for a 5.5 copy in its only sale in September 2020. However, the top rated book ever sold is a 7.5 with a value of $90,555 back in 2015, so that book could be worth much more now! The most recent sale of this issue is for an incomplete book sold in January 2021 for a still-decent $3,495, again being the only time it’s been sold.

Detective Comics #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $145,000

Only a handful of mid to low rating copies of Detective Comics #3 have been sold at auction: the highest one being a 5.5 book, sold in November 2019 for $9,900. The lowest quality one is a 1.8, sold in August 2021 for $3,800.

Detective Comics #38

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $644,000

The top rated and priced copy of issue #38 of Detective Comics is a 9.4 book, which sold for $107,550 back in 2009. More recently, a 5.0 book sold for $78,000 in June 2021, and a 2.5 book sold for $37,200 in September 2021, so chances are that 9.4 book would be worth a hefty sum these days!

Detective Comics #33

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $702,000

The highest sale price for issue #33 of Detective Comics is $167,300 for an 8.0 rated book sold in November 2017. However, the top rated book ever sold was a 9.0 way back in 2002 for $43,125. We can only imagine what that could be worth now! The most recent copy sold had a 3.5 rating, and was valued at $45,600 in June 2021, after selling for less than half the price, $27,000, just seven months earlier. 

Detective Comics #31

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,150,000

The highest price paid for issue #31 of Detective Comics is $175,000 for a 6.0 graded book in March 2017, a huge increase from its value of $65,000 in 2013. That’s the highest rated book ever sold. A 4.0 book had a $90,000 value as of July 2016, another big jump from the $34,111 price it sold for in 2012, and an incomplete coverless copy sold for $4,650 in 2021. 

Detective Comics #225

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $137,000

A 9.4 copy of Detective Comics #225 is the highest graded book ever sold, and cost $138,000 in April 2021; an increase from its previous $120,000 sale in 2017. A 6.5 copy recently sold for its highest ever value of $8,280 in March 2022, while a 0.5 book with the centerfold missing sold for $2,054 in November 2021. 

Detective Comics #27

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $7,440,000

The top price for a copy of issue #27 of Detective Comics is $1.5 million in November 2020, having previously sold for $492,938 in 2010. A 5.0 rated copy recently sold for $1,125,000 in June 2021, having previously sold for less than half that price, $569,274, in 2018. An ungraded first page sold in 2020 for $13,200, so any pages you find for this issue could be worth investing in.

Detective Comics #40

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $137,000

In March 2003, a 9.4 copy of Detective Comics #40 was sold for $32,200, that being the only sale of the highest rated book ever sold for this issue. More recent sales include a 3.0 rated book which sold for $8,000 in January 2021, and a 1.8 copy which was valued at $4,600 in March 2022. 

Detective Comics #37

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $188,000

The top price for Detective Comics #37 is $38,240 for a 7.5 book, sold in August 2015. A higher quality book rated 9.0 was previously sold back in 2002 but for only $15,525, so it would be great to know what that book is worth 20 years on! The most recent sales of complete books include an 8.0 grading which sold for $35,000 in December 2020, and a 2.0 that was valued at $10,600 in August 2020. 

Detective Comics #140

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $160,000

The mint-condition copy of Detective Comics #140 is a 9.6 book, sold for $456,000 in June 2021. A 5.0 book sold in November 2021 had a price of $25,200; while a 1.5 book had a price of $384 as of June 2007.

Detective Comics #58

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $140,000

The top price for Detective Comics #58 is $14,950 for a 9.4 issue, sold in May 2005 for the first and only time. Recent sales include a 7.5 book from The Promise Collection valued at $44,400 in September 2021, a 5.5 copy sold for $15,000 in March 2022, a 1.0, sold in January 2022 for $9,622.

Detective Comics #168

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $179,000

The mid-range rating copies of Detective Comics #168 have a higher value than the top quality ones, with a 6.5 issue being valued at $31,200 and a 9.0 copy only valued at $7,768. Those issues were sold in November 2020 and February 2011, respectively, so it would be great to know what that 9.0 is worth now! The lowest quality issue sold is a 0.5 book sold in December 2020 for $1,676.

Detective Comics #36

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $249,000

The top quality book with the highest price for Detective Comics #36 is an 8.0 copy, sold for $65,555 in March 2018. That’s an increase from its 2015 price from $54,000. Another book, rated 4.0, had a September 2013 price of $5,821, decreasing its $6,666 price from 2011. A 1.0 book was sold in March 2019 for $4,600, after increasing its $1,200 value from 2012.

 

Superman


Superman #2

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $185,000

The mint-condition copy of Superman #2 sold at auction is a 9.2 book sold for $94,000 in October 2013, which was sold for $77,000 just over a year earlier. More recent sales include a 4.5 graded book sold for $16,800 in January 2022 and an incomplete 1.0 book sold for $11,600 in March 2022.

Superman #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $3,720,000

The highest priced and rated copy of issue #1 of Superman is a 7.0 book valued at $2,604,750 in December 2021, that being the first time it was sold. A 4.5 rated book had a value of $348,000 when it was sold in September 2020, an increase of £12,000 from its last sale in 2019. An incomplete copy with the back cover missing recently sold for $96,000 in January 2022, having previously sold for $57,360 in 2016.

 

The Amazing Spider-Man


The Amazing Spider-Man #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $251,000

The highest price for a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a very healthy $262,900, paid in November 2016 for a 9.6 copy. A 5.0 book was sold for $22,800 in March 2022; while a 1.8 book had a price of $10,500 as of February 2022. Even a 0.5 graded incomplete copy sold for $4,440 in March 2022, so any section of this comic will hold a decent value.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 UK Edition

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $201,000

The highest graded version of the UK Edition of issue #1 of The Amazing Spider-Man ever sold is an 8.5 book, which sold for $16,730 back in 2016. That’s the only time it was sold. More recent sales include a 4.5 rated book, which sold for $11,000 in April 2021 after selling for just $3585 in 2016, and a 1.0 book which sold for $440 in July 2020 in its first and only sale.

 

Batman


Batman #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $2,640,000

The top price for issue #1 of Batman was $2.22 million for a 9.4 rated copy when it was sold in January 2021 for the first time. A 6.5 rated copy sold for $576,000 in September 2021, hugely increasing its previous value of $38,838 in 2007. Even just a copy of the front page of this issue can get a good price, with one selling for $6,099 in February 2022, having previously been sold for just $1,450 in December 2020.

Batman #2

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $168,000

The highest quality copy of Batman #2 sold at auction is a 9.2 rated book, sold for $43,000 in September 2010. The highest price, though, belongs to a 9.0 book, valued at $63,000 in November 2020. The lowest price is for a 0.5 copy, valued at $990 in December 2021.

 

Captain America Comics


Captain America Comics #2

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $188,000

The highest quality book of Captain America Comics #2 ever sold is a 9.2, sold back in September 2009 for $103,099, that being its only sale. Recent sales include an 8.0 rated book sold for $26,400 in April 2021, and a 3.0 book valued at $11,155 in March 2022.

Captain America Comics #74

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $197,000

The highest price ever paid for a copy of Captain America Comics #74 is $204,000, for a 9.2 book sold in June 2021. Sales in March 2022 include a 6.0 graded book valued at $20,000, and a 2.0 book priced at $6,785.

Captain America Comics #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $312,000

The top price for issue #3 of Captain America Comics is $80,000 for a 7.5 copy sold in June 2018, having previously been sold for $13,500 in 2011. The highest quality book sold is a 9.2 grading, which had a value of $43,319 back in 2013, and was only sold once.

Captain America Comics #128 Page Issue

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $262,000

Very few copies of this issue of Captain America Comics have been sold, possibly as it was only sold in Canada, which seems to have pushed up its value. The highest recorded price was $8,963 back in August 2013 for a 4.5 rated book. 

Captain America Comics #36

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $187,000

Issue #36 of Captain America Comics had a price of $204,000 for a 9.4 rated copy from The Promise Collection at its only sale in June 2021. A 5.0 book had a value of $13,200 as of January 2022; and a 3.0 copy was valued at $6,962 as of June 2021. 

Captain America Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,470,000

The top rating and price for a copy of issue #1 of Captain America Comics is a 9.4 book valued at $915,000 in August 2019, that being the first time it was sold. A 4.0 rated book sold for $180,000 in September 2021, after selling for just $3050 in 2004, and even a 1.0 copy sold for $70,000 in 2021 after being sold for $36,000 in 2017. 

Captain America Comics #46

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $192,000

The top price for Captain America Comics #46 is $162,000, paid in June 2021 for a 9.2 copy from The Promise Collection. Other recent sales include a 4.5 book sold for $18,650 in September 2021, and a 2.5 copy valued at $8,855 in April 2021. 

 

Amazing Fantasy


Amazing Fantasy #15

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,140,000

The top price paid for a copy of issue #15 of Amazing Fantasy (featuring Spider-Man’s first appearance) was $3.6 million for a 9.6 graded book in September 2021. That’s a huge leap from its previous sale in 2011, when it sold for $1.1 million. For a 6.0 graded copy you could expect around $84,000 based on its latest sale in June 2021, with prices fluctuating over the last few years but generally rising since 2013. However, the top price for this grading was $96,000 in April 2021. Single pages have sold for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in recent years, so any part of this particular issue holds great value. 

Amazing Fantasy #15 UK Edition

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $677,000

A 7.0 rated copy of the UK edition of issue #15 of Amazing Fantasy was sold in September 2021 for $132,000, that being the only time that copy was sold. A 2.0 version was sold in 2017 for $8611, and a couple of 4.0 rated copies were sold for $20,000 and $22,049 in December 2020.

 

Fantastic Four


Fantastic Four #5

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $161,000

Many copies of Fantastic Four #5 have been sold at auction, all of them at a pretty decent price. The top money paid for a copy is $138,000 for a 9.4 graded book sold in April 2021. A 4.0 copy was sold in January 2022 for $13,200, and even a 0.5 copy held a price of $5,180 in March 2022.

Fantastic Four #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $428,000

Quite a few copies of issue #1 of Fantastic Four have been sold, many having been signed by writers or illustrators. However, the top price is for a 9.4 copy sold in 2011 for $300,000, increasing its value from just a year earlier by an impressive $90,000. More recent sales include a 6.5 copy sold for $78,000 in January 2022, having been sold for less than half that price just a year earlier, and a 1.8 graded book sold for $14,000 in March 2022.

 

More Fun Comics


More Fun Comics #73

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $378,000

The top price for issue #73 of More Fun Comics is $192,000 for a 6.5 rated copy that has only been sold once in January 2022. The top rated copy ever sold was a 9.4 back in 2012 for $75,000, so there’s a good chance that copy would be worth way more today!

More Fun Comics #52

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $840,000

Only a few copies of issue #52 of More Fun Comics have been sold in the last few years, with the highest priced being a 9.2 book sold for $89,625 in 2010. The most recent sale is a 1.0 rated book sold in August 2020 for $16,501, after previously selling for a still-healthy $10,158 in 2016. Even incomplete books have achieved prices over $2000 in the last few years.

More Fun Comics #53

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $123,000

The highest quality copy of More Fun Comics #53 is a mint condition 9.8 copy, sold for $141,003 in June 2015. A 6.0 book was valued at $10,366 as of March 2018, while a 0.5 copy was sold in July 2020 for $2,640, those being the most recent sales for this issue. 

 

Marvel Mystery Comics


Marvel Mystery Comics #5

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $146,000

The highest rated copy of Marvel Mystery Comics #5 was an 8.5 book sold for $33,460 in February 2012, selling only that one time. The most recent sales for this issue are a 3.5 book valued at $7,878 in February 2018, and a 1.5 graded book sold for $3,600 in November 2020.

Marvel Mystery Comics #4

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $174,000

The best price for a copy of Marvel Mystery Comics #4 was paid in February 2012, when a 9.2 book was sold for $50,788. A 4.0 also has a great price, being valued at $44,000 as of March 2022. Even a 1.5 book held a price of $21,600 as of April 2021. 

Marvel Mystery Comics #9

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $336,000

The highest priced copy of issue #9 of Marvel Mystery Comics is a 9.4 rated book that sold for $107,550 in May 2009 in its only recorded sale. The most recent sale of a complete book was a 2.5 rating, sold for $5,975 in 2014, and a coverless copy was sold for $2,500 in December 2021. 

Marvel Mystery Comics #46

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $142,000

An 8.5 copy of Marvel Mystery Comics #46 was sold for $9,560 in February 2011, but the highest price recorded is for a 7.5 copy, which was sold for $23,000 in August 2015. Even a 4.0 copy, sold in November 2020, had a better price than the 8.5, being valued at $19,200. The lowest price is for an incomplete 0.5 book, valued at $613 in July 2019. The most recent sale recorded for this book is a 2.0 graded copy, which sold for $6,700 in October 2021. 

Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $654,000

There are very few recorded sales for this issue of Marvel Mystery Comics as it’s extremely rare. It was only distributed in New York City, and it’s thought that only a few issues survived after the war. The top rated copy ever sold is a 6.5 book, sold for $26,290 in 2012. In February 2021, a 3.5 rated book was sold for $25,000 and a 0.5 was sold for $3,346 in 2016.

Marvel Mystery Comics #2

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $254,000

The highest quality copy of Marvel Mystery Comics #2 is a 9.0 copy, sold for $55,500 in December 2018, decreasing its $70,000 value from 2017. More recent sales include a 4.5 graded book sold for $9,389 in May 2020, and an ungraded incomplete book sold for $2,000 in May 2021. 

 

Adventure Comics


Adventure Comics #48

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $128,000

An 8.5 book is the highest rated copy of Adventure Comics #48 ever sold at auction. It was valued at $54,625 back in October 2002. In December 2020, a 6.0 graded book sold for $9,066, and a 1.8 book sold for $4,200 in March 2021. 

Adventure Comics #40

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $473,000

The top price for a copy of issue #40 of Adventure Comics is $81,000 for a 7.5 rated copy sold in April 2021 for the first time. An 8.0 copy was sold back in 2012 for $48,000, so chances are that book would fetch a much higher price today.

 

New Fun Comics


New Fun Comics #6

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $384,000

There are no recorded sales for issue #6 of New Fun Comics, but as it’s the last issue before changing name to More Fun Comics, you can bet it’s worth a penny or two!

New Fun Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $874,000

There are no sales recorded for issue #1 of New Fun Comics, but as it’s the first DC comic ever published back in 1935, you can bet it’s worth a great deal!

 

The Incredible Hulk


The Incredible Hulk #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $405,000

Many variants of issue #1 of The Incredible Hulk have been sold over the years, including a number of copies signed by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The top price is for a 9.2 book sold in 2016 for $375,000, having previously sold for $326,000 in 2014. More recently, a 6.0 copy sold for $63,000 in January 2022, and a 1.0 copy was valued at $10,000 in December 2021. 

The Incredible Hulk #1 UK Edition

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $281,000

The top price and rating for the UK Edition of The Incredible Hulk #1 is a 7.5 book, which was valued at $40,157 when it was sold in September 2016. The most recent sale is a 3.0 graded copy sold in February 2022 for $20,400.

 

Showcase

Showcase #4

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $537,000

The highest graded copy of issue #4 of Showcase is a 9.6 book sold for $179,250 back in 2009, with that being its only sale. A 7.5 rated copy was recently sold for $67,000 in December 2021, and a 2.0 book sold for $13,200 in June 2021. 

Showcase #22

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $149,000

The top quality issue of Showcase #22 sold at auction is a 9.2 book, with a price of $105,000 as of April 2020, when it was sold for the first and only time. In March 2022, a 5.5 graded issue sold for $8,850, and a 1.5 copy had a May 2021 price of $2,500.

 

Archie Comics


Pep Comics #22

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,380,000

There are only a few complete copies of issue #22 of Pep Comics around, or at least ones that have been sold in recent years. An 8.0 graded copy is the best to ever sell, for a price of $252,100 in September 2017, with that being the only time it was sold. A 5.0 book sold for $91,000 in 2018, after selling for $50,000 in 2010, and a 1.5 copy had a value of $33,334 in 2016 in its only sale. 

Archie Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $638,000

The top price for a copy of issue #1 of Archie Comics is $167,300 for an 8.5 book sold back in 2011, this being its only sale. More recently a 4.0 book sold for $48,000 in December 2021, having sold for $30,000 in 2020, and a 2.5 copy sold in June 2021 for $19,200, after having sold for $23,500 back in 2017.

 

Other Marvel Comics


Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $336,000

Very few copies of issue #1 of Motion Picture Funnies Weekly have ever been sold, with the most recent sale being a 3.5 rated book that sold for $27,500 in 2017 in its only recorded sale. The top price is $43,125 for a 9.0 rated book sold for the first and only time back in 2005. 

Journey Into Mystery #83

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $252,000

A 9.4 copy of Journey Into Mystery #83 had a price of $319,800 as of September 2021, hugely increasing its $210,000 value from 2020. In March 2022, a 5.0 copy had a $18,400 value, and a 1.5 book was sold for $6,701.

Tales of Suspense #39

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $160,000

Two 9.6 copies of Tales of Suspense #39 were sold for exactly the same price of $262,900; one in November 2013 and the other in July 2012. A 5.5 copy signed by Stan Lee had a price of $9,000 as of May 2019, while a 0.5 was valued at $4,700 as of September 2021.

The X-Men #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $243,000

The top price for an issue of The X-Men #1 is $807,300, for a 9.6 graded copy sold in June 2021. Other recent sales include a 5.5 book which had a price of $31,989 as of February 2022; and a 1.8 book valued at $7,200 as of January 2022.

Marvel Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $2,000,000

A 9.4 copy (Windy City pedigree) of issue #1 of Marvel Comics sold for $1.26 million in November 2019 in its first and only sale. A 4.5 rated book sold for $360,000 in January 2022, more than 10 times its value of $33,460 from 2009, and even a coverless copy sold for $40,800 in January 2022, having risen in price since 2014. 

Sub-Mariner Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $228,000

An 8.5 book of Sub-Mariner Comics #1 was worth $84,000 as of November 2019. Its price has almost doubled since it was previously sold in 2004. Recent sales include a 5.5 book sold for $38,400 in January 2022 and a 4.0 copy sold for $29,388 in March 2022. 

Marvel Family #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $147,000

The top price paid for a copy of Marvel Family #1 is $186,000 for a 9.4 copy sold in September 2021. The next highest price is $90,000 for a 9.0 book sold in January 2022. The lowest price paid for a copy of this issue is $500 for a 0.5 incomplete book sold in May 2020.

 

Other DC Comics

Wonder Woman #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $504,000

A 9.0 copy of issue #1 of Wonder Woman holds the highest price. It sold for $291,100 in 2016, having sold for $32,200 back in 2004, so it’s had a huge surge in value. More recent sales include a 4.0 copy sold for $57,600 and a 2.0 copy sold for $22,250, sold in September and October 2021 respectively. Both books have seen a steady rise in value since their first recorded sales. 

All Star Comics #8

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $643,000

The highest graded copy of issue #8 of All Star Comics ever sold is a 9.4 book, which sold for an impressive $936,223 back in August 2017 in its only ever sale. More recent sales include a 4.0 book sold for $43,200 in November 2021, and a 1.5 copy sold for $18,000 in January 2021, each being sold for various price points previously, both higher and lower than their most recent values.

Sensation Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $440,000

The highest priced copy of issue #1 of Sensation Comics has an impressive 9.6 rating and sold for $399,100 in 2017, having never been recorded as sold before. A 4.0 copy from The Promise Collection had a January 2022 value of $43,200, that being its only recorded price, and a 2.5 book had a price of $28,277 in April 2021, having previously sold for just $3,000 in 2010. 

All Star Comics #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $220,000

The highest price for All-Star Comics #3 is $358,800 for a 9.4 copy sold in April 2021. A 5.5 book was sold for $19,800 in November 2020; and even a 1.0 copy has a value of $7,000 as of June 2020.

All-American Comics #16

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,360,000

The top price for issue #16 of All-American Comics is $203,150 for an 8.0 rated copy sold in 2013, although it sold for the much higher price of $300,000 in March 2012. A 3.5 copy sold for $72,000 in September 2020, gradually rising in value over a number of sales since 2002, and an incomplete copy had a value of $16,200 in its only sale in November 2020. 

Mystery Men Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $129,000

The top price paid for a copy of Mystery Men Comics #1 is $41,000 for a 9.0 Mile High collection copy, sold in June 2017 for the first and only time. A 3.5 copy was valued at $9,600 when it was sold in November 2020, that being the most recent sale recorded for this particular issue, and an incomplete 0.5 book held a price of $1,236 as of February 2020.

Whiz Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $1,010,000

A 6.0 rated copy holds the highest sale price for issue #1 of Whiz Comics, selling for $385,378 in December 2021. It was previously sold for less than half that price - $150,666 - in 2019. The highest rated copy ever sold, however, is a 9.0 graded book sold in December 2012 for $281,001. It was only sold on that one occasion, so it would be fascinating to see what that copy is worth now! A 3.0 book was sold in June 2021 for $78,000, having previously sold for $52,580 in 2015, and even incomplete books have sold for between $10,000 and $15,000 in recent years. 

Radio Funnies #nn

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $147,000

There are no recorded auction sales for issues of Radio Funnies.

Flash Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $926,000

The top price for issue #1 of Flash Comics is $450,000 for a 9.6 grade book sold in 2010, after it was previously sold for $273,125 way back in 2006. There haven’t been many copies of this issue sold in the last four or five years, but the most recent sale is a 2.0 copy sold in December 2021 for $92,000, with its only other sale coming in at $9127 in 2012. The more recent sales would indicate that the price is continuing to rise with this comic book. 

 

Other Publishers

Terrific Comics #5

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $139,000

In September 2021, a 9.0 copy (The Promise Collection) of Terrific Comics #5 was sold for $75,000, being the only time it was sold. A 3.0 copy was valued at $6,300 in January 2021, while a 1.0 book sold for $4,052 in February 2022.

Captain Marvel Adventures #nn (#1)

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $263,000

The top price for a copy of issue #1 of Captain Marvel Adventures is $38,240, for a 5.0 graded book sold back in May 2016. It was valued at just $5,975 in its previous sale in 2012. More recent sales include a 1.5 rated book from The Promise Collection which sold for $9,900 in November 2021, and an ungraded coverless book which sold for $750 in December 2021.

Silver Streak Comics #6

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $123,000

In January 2006, a 9.2 copy of Silver Streak Comics #6 was sold for $19,337 for the first and only time. However, the top price paid for this comic is $22,501 for a 7.0 book sold in June 2017. The most recent sales for this comic are a 6.0 book sold for $20,400 and a 4.5 book sold for $12,000, both in July 2020.

Suspense Comics #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $477,000

Only a handful of copies of issue #3 of Suspense Comics have sales recorded, with only two ratings being sold within the last six years. The top price is for a 5.0 rated book sold for $52,800 in March 2020, that being the only sale. The highest graded book ever sold is an 8.0, which had a value of $47,800 back in 2006, so it’s likely that value would be much higher today. 

Wonder Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $122,000

Only a bunch of copies of Wonder Comics #1 have ever been sold at auction. The highest price belongs to a 9.4 book, sold for $68,000 in July 2017. The lowest price is for a 0.5 copy, sold for $515 back in August 2002.

Fantastic Comics #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $374,000

Only a small number of copies of issue #3 of Fantastic Comics have recorded sales, with the top price being $243,000 in 2017 for a 9.4 rated book. The most recent sale for a complete book was for a 1.8 grading that sold for $40,800 in September 2021, having only been sold once. 

Phantom Lady #17

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $174,000

A 9.6 copy of Phantom Lady #17 was sold for a very healthy $456,000 in June 2021, that being its only recorded sale. Other recent sales include a 7.0 copy sold in January 2022 for $60,000, a 4.5 book sold for $26,400 in September 2021 and a 1.5 book valued at $3,127 in February 2020.

Punch Comics #12

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $151,000

An 8.0 rated copy of Punch Comics #12 was sold for $55,000 in March 2018 in its only sale, that being the highest rated book ever sold. The most recent sale is a 4.0 graded book, which sold for $36,000 in September 2021.

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $169,000

In November 2018, a 9.4 copy of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #1 was sold for $116,513, changing hands only once. More recent sales include a 6.0 graded book sold for $10,200 in January 2022, and a 2.5 copy valued at $3,960 in September 2021.

Planet Comics #15

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $126,000

The highest price for a copy of Planet Comics #15 is $34,000. That price was paid for an 8.5 graded copy sold in December 2018. Only a few copies of this issue have ever been sold, with the most recent sale being a 7.5 rated book sold for $24,000 in November 2021. A 4.0 book was valued at $9,000 in August 2019 and a 2.5 book was sold in March that same year for $3,500.

Four Color Series I #4 Donald Duck

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $159,000

The top price paid for issue #4 of Four Color Series featuring Donald Duck is $28,680 for an 8.0 graded book in May 2017. More recent sales include a 7.0 book valued at $21,600 in April 2021, and a 4.5 book sold for $7,999 in October the same year. 

Famous Funnies #Series 1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $310,000

Very few copies of this comic have been sold. The highest quality price and grading for a copy of Series 1 of Famous Funnies is $23,500, paid for a 4.5 copy in August 2014. It was previously sold in 2010 for $20,628. The lowest quality copy sold is a 1.0 book, valued at $3,585 back in 2010.

Jumbo Comics #1

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $152,000

The top price for issue #1 of Jumbo Comics is $13,656, paid for a 7.5 copy in July 2017. A 3.0 copy was sold in April 2021 for $3,960;and a 0.5 was sold in August 2020 for $487.

Tip Top Comics Bound Volume #3

CGC 9.4 rated equivalent value: $145,000

Only a handful of issues of Tip Top Comics #3 have been sold at auction, with the highest price being $2,050 for a 7.0 copy, sold in March 2022. The lowest rating and price belong to a 2.5 copy, valued at $79 as of October 2011.

 

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