Collecting the most valuable comic books of the 80s and. Generations ago, the only place to take in these stories was in print, leading to an empire thats made for some of the most valuable collectibles. The list below, of the top 10 most valuable comic books ever sold, contains comics that birthed your favorite superheroes into existence. With that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1990s. The 10 most valuable comic books in the world business. Action comics is the comic book series that started it all. To qualify comics must be standard issue and mass produced not oneofakind and have recent sales supporting the value. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon stringcollectiblesentertainmentsubnav best sellers. Clearly, some of these items may not, and probably do not exist in that grade. The 100 most collectible comics first edition shamus, gareb, will eisner on. With so many comic books being printed over the years it can be hard to separate the everyday stuff from that which is truly valuable. This period is known as the copper age of comic book collecting and encompasses one of the most volatile periods in the history of comic book collecting.
The 20 most expensive comic books in the world 2020. Jun, 20 5 comic book series that could be excellent investments. This was a skybound black friday to cyber monday limited to 250 exclusive in 2012. The comic book collection niche is big business and rare comic books in mint condition are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. Most of the early issues didnt have superman on the cover, so this comic isnt worth as much as others. Galactus fantastic four comic books tend to be more valuable than the issues surrounding them. Original comic art to sell for the comic book legal defense fund at heritage. Arthur rackham provided illustrations and its the artwork that makes this book so appealing to lovers of collectible childrens books. Here are the thirty most valuable marvel comics of all time. By being one of the most popular comic book characters ever, the earliest batman comic books have become increasingly valuable over the years. As a result of its popularity, back issues have become highly collectible, with some attracting very large values. Here, then, are the twentyfive most valuable individual batman comic books, based on the prices as of december 2015 on the awesomely useful. The walking dead comic book series was created by robert kirkman and ran from 2003 to 2019.
Thanks to the constantly growing success of superhero movies, marvel has been cashing in on the big screen versions of their comic book characters for the last decade. Below are the most valuable of the bunch, as priced by nostomania, a ugc evaluator of coins, comics and magazines, who regularly update their lists. Here, we list what the worlds top 10 comic books are worth in mint condition, using data from nostomania, which. Some readers have expressed annoyance at variant covers appearing on this list. Amazing fantasy 15 is one of those, as one of the most indemand issues out.
The comic book market is primarily concentrated on more vintage comics, most of which were published in the 1930s to mid1970s. Extremely valuable comics that might be in your collection. Forced copy of marvels most successful mutant with ambiguous sexuality and weird pheromone powers. This comic book is undoubtedly the most valuable comic book in the world. Top 60 most valuable comic books from the modern age 1992date modern age top 60 most valuable comic books. The dates of composition of the books range from the 7thcentury quran leaf palimpsest and the early 8th century st cuthbert gospel, to a 21stcentury holograph manuscript of j. Now some comics that contain first appearances from a less know characters at the time, that were not pushed had by marvel or dc, can actually get more on auction if they are in mint co. The supply of particular old comic books is important to figuring value as well. For this list and the lists that follow lists that follow refers to lists in the childrens picturebook price guide of the twenty most valuable picturebooks from each decade, covering the 1930s up the 1990s. Comic books armada magic the gathering the shadow mage no. Collecting the most valuable comic books of the 80s and 90s.
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Now, this is the bottom 50 of the top 100 most wanted comic books by. Are you lucky enough to own one of these rare comic books. If you have one of these rare books sitting on a shelf somewhere, get ready to cash in. Ive also posted more lists of key comic books by year including other decades. The five most expensive comic books sold at auction pro. Action comics 1 for the first time features superman who took the whole world by storm. Comic books are as hot a collectible commodity as there is right now, like inked gold, with prices for the most desirable titles climbing exponentially in recent years. Also, the heritage auctions archives contain high quality images of comics, so the archives are also an outstanding resource for identifying your comic books. The ongoing comic book series was created by stan lee and jack kirby in 1962. The worlds most valuable childrens books do you have one. With so few copies, fans will want one for their collections and they just wont show up. Below are the most valuable comic books published since 1992.
This was one of the most soughtafter books from rai, one of the most famous characters of the decade, and a strong contender for the ten most important comic books of the decade. The 10 most valuable marvel comics in the world therichest. Explore this list that we have we compiled of the most valuable comic books on the market today, including rare and vintage comics. Oct 26, 2015 comic books are as hot a collectible commodity as there is right now, like inked gold, with prices for the most desirable titles climbing exponentially in recent years. This is a list of printed books, manuscripts, letters, music scores, comic books, maps and other documents which have. Blockbuster movie franchises from marvel and dc have made superheroes more popular than ever. Top 10 most valuable comic books of all time youtube. Aug 20, 2019 the selection of the most valuable comic books of all time contains some of the most recognizable characters with an emphasis on their first appearances. Top 60 most valuable comic books from the modern age. Marvel and dc comic books worth big money showbiz cheat sheet. This next comic book collectible is one of the more expensive items ive ever come across while researching comic books in general. Discover the best collectible comic books in best sellers. July 21 bloomberg san diego comic con, starting this wednesday, is a big deal for the entertainment industry because many of the most lucrative properties in contemporary pop culture have their roots in comic books.
This list is in chronological order, so keep reading to learn which recent books are worth a pretty penny. Most valuable comic books of the 1980s personal finance. The 10 most valuable comic books in the world today. Its why when sony agreed to loan him out to disney, it became a big deal the wallcrawler was coming home. Top 100 most valuable comic books of the golden age 19381956 the 100 most valuable comic books from each age. American comic book series is a best comic book that was introduced in the world in 1938. Below we break down the top 5 most valuable comics from that decade. With that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1980s. List of important comics from the 1970s rare comics. The series has become immensely popular, has a huge number of devoted fans and has spawned the equally successful tv series. Aug 25, 2014 the most valuable comic books along with baseball cards, comic books represent an important component of the collectibles market, and can prove to be quite profitable for collectors holding highly. Two different comics have sold for one million dollars recently and even lower grades of this comic book sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The 5 most valuable comic books from the 1990s comicon.
Compared with some of the golden age comics on this page, antman does not appear in any truly rare comic books. These days movies based on comic books have become the highest boxoffice earners. Jan, 2017 with that caveat stated, without further ado, here is a list of 50 important comics from the 1970s. Feb 21, 2016 the 10 most expensive comic books ever sold. For simplicitys sake, record prices on this page are from the last couple of years. With each pricing update we compute and show here the 100 most valuable comic books. While silver surfer has been in several of the lousy ff movies, there have been strong rumors of him appearing in his own project for years.
List of most expensive books and manuscripts wikipedia. It is the most expensive comic book of the world ever sold as it was sold. The comic was displayed in a special, speeding bulletproof display case made specifically for the event, allowing guests to get an upclose look at what many consider to be the most valuable. Its the first comic to have superman, but its an anthology comic. People come into possession of comic books all the time and most dont know what to do with them.
Which single issue punisher comics are the most valuable. Important note on most expensive modern comic books. Dec 04, 2018 if youve been collecting comic books since you were a kid, now is the time to list them on ebay. The single most valuable punisher comic is his first appearance, in amazing spiderman 129. It usually takes a long time, sometimes decades, for a books value to be determined but these treasures became collectible in a hurry. This mickey and goofy 1956 comic book with original plating and artwork is estimated to be worth up to. Bonhams, has shared his list of the twenty most valuable books in uk that could be lying in your own home. The 20 most expensive comic books in the world the list of comic books and figures mentioned below have.
Today, roughly 90 to 95 percent of all the comic books published within this time period are worth just a fraction of their original cover price. Well, wait no longer, heres a list of the 20 most expensive comic books in the world. List of important comics from the 1990s rare comics. Dec 11, 2017 20 iconic books you probably own that are now worth a lot of money. Top 100 variants comic book speculation and investing. I totally need the copy of the the wonderful wizard of oz in my life. The easiest way to determine if your comics fall into the good category is by looking at the cover price. Perhaps the hottest collectible comic book in recent years has been the first appearance of the. Below is a list of 10 of the most valuable comics from the golden age. Today, christies new york will auction off a copy of john james audubons birds of america, which already holds the title of most valuable printed book. This page will deal with the most valuable of all, golden age comic books. Even though marvel books arent generally as valuable as their dc counterparts, if you happen to have a wellkept copy of any of these issues, take care of it, because it could help pay for your retirement.
Abebooks has compiled a list of the most collectible books published between 2000 and 2009. Oct 06, 2017 this period is known as the copper age of comic book collecting and encompasses one of the most volatile periods in the history of comic book collecting. Classify these books as hyper modern first editions. Of course, the comic books themselves can also be worth serious money. Mar 02, 2020 even in average condition, some of the most soughtafter comics can still fetch quite a price. And seeing how there havent been any copies lately, this appears to have already happened. Typically within that time frame, superhero comics hold the most value, with first appearance or origin issues being the most sought after. Most valuable collectors item comic books liveabout. Aug 29, 2019 karen and william are correct, and cpg is a good online reference, yes. Most popular modern age comic books these are the most actively sold comic books in the marketplace graded by cgc or cbcs. While most first edition comics are worth thousands, this specific disney comic takes the cake and then some.
Mar 29, 2018 check out 11 of the most collectible books of the decade below and then troll your own shelves or set your folks back home on a scavenger hunt through those dusty boxes of old books in their garage. Which are the 100 most valuable comic books from the golden age. Sep 11, 2018 discussed are four extremely valuable comics that might be in your collection that you have possibly overlooked. The largest online source for comic book pricing in the world. The 20 most expensive comic books in the world 2020 wealthy. Perhaps the hottest collectible comic book in recent years. View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic fans. We include new 20192020 record sales and minimum values. First editions of wellloved books can become the most prized in literature.
The great thing about archie is year after year he only seems to get more popular, and that means the values of these 15 books have aged like fine wine. The vast majority of comics from the 1980s and later have little, if any, value today. Without further ado, we present to you, the 5 most valuable comics from the 1990s. The 10 most expensive books in the world flavorwire. Just as supply and demand work for any retail product, the less supply of a particular comic, the greater the demand. The 20 most expensive comic books ever sold da card world. Aug 12, 2017 the inside story of comic cons most coveted collectibles. The incredible hulk, issue 1, is the 10th most expensive comic book ever sold. Comics that have the most collectible value are those published between 1938 and 1979. We will say that the golden age begins in 1938 and ends in 1956, when the silver age began. From the most expensive superman comic to the most expensive spiderman comic, the higher profile the superhero, the more valuable the issue. I think hes one of the most original and interesting characters marvel has created in the past 15 years. Most collectible books of the decade 20002009 on abebooks.624 765 149 274 543 1146 163 842 832 1367 1242 1192 878 731 683 1319 1446 99 612 1293 108 725 722 599 559 490 304 1195 1030 812 1529 508 62 1304 1389 382 1446 1235 1119 751 879 197 1297 995 1254 72 382 1220