The 10 Most Valuable Comic Books

These days movies based on comic books have become the highest box-office earners. This new interest in the characters have sparked higher comic book sales and increased the prices of the rare/collectible issues. For example, with no more than 100 copies left in the world, a near-mint copy of Action Comics No.1 (the first comic book to feature Superman) now sells for a whopping $2.89 million.

10. Captain America Comics 1 (1941)

Published: March 10, 1941
Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciller: Jack Kirby
Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
Value: $343,000

The comic that introduced the most iconic World War Two legend in the Marvel Universe, Captain America and his young ally Bucky Barnes.

09. Action Comics 7 (1938)

Published: December 1938
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Joe Shuster
Value: $414,000

The second-ever appearance of the Man of Steel on a comic book cover.

08. Amazing Fantasy 15 (1962)

Published: August 10, 1962
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Steve Ditko
Value: $447,000

The final 1960s issue, Amazing Fantasy #15, is the title that introduced the popular superhero character Spider-Man.

07. All-American Comics 16 (1940)

Published: July, 1940
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciler: Martin Nodell
Value: $492,000

The introduction of Green Lantern.

06. Batman 1 (1940)

Published: July, 1940
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciler: Bob Kane
Value: $534,000

Adventures featuring Batman and Robin in the first comic to bear the Batman name. Also has the Joker and Catwoman’s first appearance.

05. Detective Comics 1 (1937)

Published: March 1937
Writer: E.C. Stoner
Penciler: E.C. Stoner
Value: $541,000

Detective Comics is the comic title through which Batman was introduced. The cover date of Detective Comics #1 is March 1937.

04. Marvel Comics 1 (1939)

Published: November 10, 1939
Writer: Ben Thompson
Penciler: Frank Paul
Value: $572,000

Published in October 1939, the first-ever Marvel Comic included the first appearance of Carl Burgos’ android superhero the Human Torch.

03. Superman 1 (1939)

Published: Summer 1939
Writer: Jerome ‘Jerry’ Siegel
Penciler: Joe Shuster
Value: $731,000

The complete story of the daring exploits of the one and only SUPERMAN.

02. Detective Comics 27 (1939)

Published: May, 1939
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciler: Bob Kane
Value: $2,230,000

Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) featured the first appearance of Batman.

01. Action Comics 1 (1938)

Published: June 1938
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciler: Joe Shuster
Value: $2,890,000

“Superman, Champion of the Oppressed”. Action Comics 1 needs no introduction. It features the first appearance of Superman.

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