Definitely not surprised to see the 1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage on here, and when the MCU brings the character into the fold, I'm sure this Bronze Age key comic may move up in the rankings. Once again, feel free to comment, and I hope you share this article to those who will benefit. 1 is gorgeous, and drawn by Everett in Kirby's action style. By the 1960s, the actual Marvel comic publisher created its own trademarked Captain Marvel. Holding the record for the most expensive comic book ever sold is Marvel's Amazing Fantasy #15. It has the first appearance and origin of Man-Thing. Much of the Hulks origins are told right here in this issue. If you're wondering what the most valuable Marvel Bronze Age comics are, this article will detail the top. Both characters have graced the MCU, and I think it will be hard for future MCU villains to out-do Thanos. To be honest, I am a bit surprised this comic is not up there a long side Marvel Spotlight #5 at this grade. Only 3300 copies were printed, making it a relatively uncommon book, but if you grabbed one of these in 1998, you'd be $500 richer today. Copies with as low as a 0.5 grading can fetch over $2,000 on eBay, and one recent sale on the auction site was a 7.0, which sold for $19,000 in May 2019. "Suspense Comics" No. We do our best to keep this list updated and try not to have anything on the list worth $15 or less. Copies of Human Torch Comics are hard to come by, especially early issues like this one, currently valued at 92k. In the first, Spider-Man saves J. Jonah Jamesons sons space shuttle from disaster. Most Valuable Marvel Comics You Might Find In Your Closet. One issue from 1961 that was graded a 9.4 sold for $300,000 cash. But in the earliest days of the Merry Marvel Marching Society, the big guns were the big guns, and aside from first appearances, that was about it. Anyway, the one panel teaser of the popular Marvel mutant at the end of this story has seen monumental gains in the last two years a lone for CGC 9.8s: Wowza! This issue of Incredible Hulk was popular enough to get a third printing, with a yellow cover to distinguish it from the original. Amazing Spider-Man #101. It's true. In the Fantastic Four #5, we are introduced to the grand villain, Dr. Doom, who has been a thorn in the FFs and entire MCUs side for over 50 years. 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In the first of a two-parter, the two heroes dueled to a stalemate in and around Manhattan. Giant-Size X-Men #1 is still considered the 2nd full appearance of Wolverine as well, but that can be argued. Even a mid-CGC grade 6.5 went for 26K, but with books being worth what theyll sell for, this issue has been known to sell for 482K. Really, even now, there aren't many more fulfilling fantasies than punching out Nazis. The copy that sold for $107,550 was a 9.4-graded version, the finest version known to exist. The copy that sold is one of three known to exist and was the highest-graded copy, with a 9.2 grade. Pinning down the true value of the comic is a bit tough. But in 2008, a copy sold for around $450,000 in a cash/trade deal, according to Bleeding Cool. The most valuable Marvel title is also the third most valuable comic book in the world, behind the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics #1 and the first appearance of Batman in Detective Comics #27. A fresh take on sports: the biggest news and most entertaining lists. While many fudged printings were scrapped, leaving only a few odd copies released into the world, over 500 copies of a Lethal Protector #1 cover printed in all black found their way into the wild, making it a rare, but not-altogether-unlikely thing might've found at your comic shop in 1993. Average value for these 5 sales is $112,480, making it still the 2nd most valuable Bronze Age key issue that isnt some kind of variant. Incredible Hulk #181. His first comic appearance, aided by the fact that he'll be on the big screen in Deadpool 2, is worth an average of around $160 today. I don't wanna help incriminate myself in the future. Damn, once again, the venue it sold at was Heritage Auctions. Sounds familiar, doesnt it thats because, besides the first Avengers movie, it is also the plot of the first Avengers issue. The cover was done by Bill Everett and Alex Schomburg. Only up until recently did Marvel put their creative juices behind their second-tier characters to craft new stories. In this third issue, the Fantastic Four tackle the Miracle Man. Naturally, this causes the Daily Bugle owner to castigate the webslinger in an editorial for deliberately sabotaging the shuttle. Eventually, the green color was decided on, and eventually the 12-cent comic sold for $326,000 50 years later, in 2014. It continues her origin story and also includes the first appearance of Wildcat and Mister Terrific. The character, along with his frenemy, Namor the Sub-Mariner are two of the oldest Marvel heroes of all time. What's even more startling to me is that this comic came out in 1971 but has quite a bit more copies in the CGC Census for 9.8s than Marvel Spotlight #5. This first encounter had Spidey use a vacuum cleaner, but writers have spent a lot of time making the Sandman a credible threat over the years, and cinematically with Thomas Haden Church in the role for Spider-Man 3. The debut was a three-chapter story which featured Soviet spies and flying bugs. In many ways, Amazing Spider-Man #300 was the turning point in Spider-Man's history, making it a book beloved not only for its value, but also its story. Pretty rare for Marvel Spotlight #5s at 9.8 grades! Special Marvel Edition #15 - 1st Shang-Chi and 1st comic appearance of Fu-Manchu. This comic is pretty much all origin story, with Abin Sur of the Green Lantern Corps crashing into the middle of a desert, and while on the throes of death, finds a worthy successor to the Green Lantern in Hal Jordan. Then, 10 years later, another copy this one only graded a 7.0 broke that record when it sold for $1.5 million in 2020, making it the third most expensive comic book in the world. The X-Men might be hands down one of the greatest creations in sci-fi/ fantasy / comic books. Plus the sales dates for the Iron Fist #14 are much older. As one of Marvel's most popular heroes, this isn't the first time you'll see Spider-Man on this list, but it's relatively rare to see a recent, common comic shoot up in value like this. A brilliant scientist who lost his arm, he decides to try and replicate the gene in reptiles that allows them to regenerate lost limbs. I'm excited. If you have The Incredible Hulk #1 without the chipping, you have a very rare comic from 1962. Here is no different, as Spideys second Amazing adventure has been known to go for 72K. Damn, I'm surprised there hasn't been any recent sales of 9.8s. This comic was mostly distributed in cities when it was first printed in 1939, which may have resulted in a higher rate of destruction because of a lack of storage space. This comic has quite a bit of important firsts, including Thanos and Drax the Destroyer. If that doesnt sound like a valuable comic to own, then perhaps the second story will Dr. Sep. 12, 2021 saw a $8,400.00 sale of a CGC 9.6 via Heritage Auctions. The issue also featured stories with heroes like the Angel and Ka-Zar, and cover art by the sensational Bill Everett (who also created Namor and co-created Daredevil), and issues have gone for 2500 at just its minimum with prices like 107 and 198K being the highest recorded sales for this issue. A $7,200 sale of a CGC 9.8 of X-Men #101 dropped back in September of this year, 2021. Just saying. Strange Master Of Black Magic! The first appearance of the Sorcerer Supreme, and his ancient foe, Nightmare are also within the pages of ST #110, which will certainly go up in value, which is currently at 60K if and when Nightmare is announced as the villain of the eventual Strange sequel. In 1959, Marvel Comics released Tales of Suspense No. Note that this book can sell for a good amount in almost any grade. That is something to bank on in the future. Tomb of Dracula #10 - 1st appearance of Blade. With speculation about a Moon Knight anything live-action happening, this book really heated with the recent news of Disney Plus's Moon Knight streaming show coming out super soon. Actually, this information might wow some comic investors and those into comic speculation more than actual comic collectors. If you collected comics in the early '90s, we're very sorry. Its still for sale. The following contains spoilers for Star Wars #32 from Marvel Comics. 31 copy above a 4.0 grade, which might explain how a 5.0-graded one sold for $131,450 in 2017. Well, the first Black superhero was Black Panther, but the first Black superhero to star in his own headlining comic title was Luke Cage. Our Comic Book Value Guide provides free information about how to value your The Avengers Comics. The highest sale of a CGC 9.8 of Marvel Premiere #15 sold on Aug 9, 2021 for $11,400.00 at Heritage Auctions. But because this was the '90s, his heroic debut in Venom: Lethal Protector just had to come wrapped in a shiny red cover. A very popular character, indeed, and I am a bit surprised that Incredible Hulk #181 was beaten by Ghost Rider's debut in Marvel Spotlight #5 for CGC 9.8s. I'm actually a bit surprised this is on here, but, then, after thinking about the connection this character has to Blade, I'm not really that surprised. Pretty crazy. Hopefully, it garnered more excitement for Asian superheroes in the comic medium. The Phoenix saga and even Dark Phoenix saga are classic fan-favorite stories. If you can find a great copy of this one, be prepared to possibly fork over 200K for the book. Ever since Supermans first appearance in 1938, comic books have captured the hearts and minds of children and adults with stories of heroes and the evildoers they vanquish. Are you excited for the Morbius movie that Sony is soon to release? Also, usually the stories inside are told in black and white. For that, his first adventure has been known to sell for as much as 110K. We all know Batmans origin story: A young Bruce Wayne and his parents are leaving the movies when a no-good crook emerges from the shadows, brandishing a gun and demanding Mrs. Waynes necklace. But it's also the first time Steve Rogers hurls his mighty shield. 1, the first appearance of Superman, and in turn, the origination of comic book superheroes as we know them today. Since his debut, the not-so-jolly green giant has been in all kinds of media, making fanboys go nuts. An incredible 9.8-graded copy sold for just a tad over $141,000 in 2015. If you stuck around long enough to pick up this later release, ungraded copies sell for an average of $125 today. Let's get to it! The one that sold for $113,525 was a 9.4-graded copy, and it sold in 2012. Can't wait! Three debuts are of extremely popular X-Men characters and the three being Storm, Colossus and Nightcrawler. Even nowadays when fans see # of Page specials, they can get a little giddy with all of the extra goodies found throughout their favorite comic books. While the Ultra-Humanite isnt exactly a popular or even well-known bad guy, hes the worlds first comic book supervillain. This comic from 1940 features the first appearance of the Spectre as well as the Presence, DCs representation of the Abrahamic god. The real draw is most likely Kitty Pryde, who's become a fan favorite over the years, especially now that she leads the Marauders. If you happened to get the later second printing, with the Anti-Venom reveal on the cover, it's worth a lot morea well-preserved copy will score you around $125 bucks.