The 5 Most Expensive Comic Books Ever Sold
May 16, 2018
With the massive release of Avengers: Infinity Way making box office waves this month (and the highly anticipated Deadpool 2 hitting theaters this week), everybody is going superhero crazy. But before big budget films and the fan war between the DC and Marvel universes, there were just simple comic books that you might pick up at your local FILBARS. Today, some of these paperback stories are worth millions and a few (wealthy) aficionados are eager to have them in their collections! Thanks to MSN.com’s John Fitzsimons, we were able to see which of these comic books are considered the most valuable of all time (See Fitzsimons full article to see 15 other expensive comics).
Action Comics #1 ($3.2 million)
The 1938 comic marked the first appearance of Superman. Originally selling for only 10c, four different copies of the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster-created comic have sold for over a million dollars a pop! The most recent and the biggest sale of this particular issue was in 2014 at $3.2 million!
Amazing Fantasy #15 ($1.1 million)
Today, everybody agrees that actor Tom Holland is rocking it as young Spider-Man. However, many of today’s millennials don’t know that the character has been hot Marvel property since its debut in 1962. The comic book which introduces everybody’s favorite web slinger went for a whopping $1.1 million in auction in 2011. The original comic was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Detective Comics #27 ($1.075 million)
Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Dark Knight first appeared in this 1939 comic book that is now one of the most sought after in the world. It was once the most expensive comic book ever sold in 2010, but was surpassed by Spider-Man’s $1.1 million 2011.
Batman #1 ($567,625)
Batman’s first standalone issue was sold in 2013 for $567,625. It is considered valuable not only because it featured the caped crusader in his first solo comic book ever, but also premiered the iconic villains of Catwoman and the Joker.
Superman #1 ($507,500)
Through a deal brokered by ComicLink (a vintage comic firm), Superman’s first solo comic book from June 1939 sold at $507,500 in 2017. It is the 5th most expensive comic book ever sold.