Are comic books your thing, or would you say you are simply inquisitive what amount the most costly ones sell for?
All things considered, stand by no more, here’s a rundown of the 20 most costly comic books on the planet.
The Top 10 Most Expensive Comic Books In the World
These are the top 10 most expensive comic books in the world:
10. Marvel Comics #1 – $350,000
Starting off our top ten count down is the first ever issue of Marvel Comics.
Many popular superhero characters are introduced in this issue, such as The Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Today, Marvel Comics is better known as just, “Marvel” and has gone on to become one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world.
9. Tales of Suspense #39 – $375,000
Yet another creation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Tales of Suspense is famous for introducing Iron Man to the world.
Iron Man has had a few major upgrades since his first appearance and now looks a lot cooler than version 1.0.
The comic book sold in 2012 for $375,000, which probably had a lot to do with the’s massively popular, Robert Downey Jr Iron Man movies.
8. Flash Comics #1 – $450,000
In 2010 Flash Comics #1 sold for what was, at the time, the second-largest amount of any comic book ever.
The comic was in fantastic condition, considering its age, due to its commercial artists and avid comic book collectors, Edgar Church’s storage techniques.
The majority of the best quality Golden Age comics in the world come from his collection.
7. X-Men #1 – $492,937.50
The first issue of Stan Lee’s and Jack Kirby’s “X-Men” series sold for $492,937.50 in 2012.
It debuted appearances from mutants like Cyclops, Beast and Magneto.
X-Men went on by become a huge success, creating multiple cartoons and movies, adored by millions of fans over the world.
6. Batman #1 – $567,625.00
The first issue of Batman’s solo series features the first appearances of two of his biggest arch enemies: The Joker & Catwoman.
Since its release, it has become one of only a handful of comics in history to ever break the $500,000 sale mark.
In 2013, one copy sold for over half a million dollars, making it one of the most expensive comic books on the planet
5. All-Star Comics #8 – $936,223
Next on this list is All-Star Comics #8.
The is a pretty big comic for any Wonder Woman fans out there, as it marks her debut appearance.
This issue focusses on the Justice Society of America but also features Wonder Woman’s origin story.
In 2017 a copy was listed on eBay and sold for $936,223.
4. Detective Comics #27 – $1,075 Million
Detective Comics #27 features the first appearance of the legendary Batman.
Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, this is one comic book that I’m sure all comic book lovers would want to own.
It was the most expensive book ever sold in 2010.
However, there is a lot of talk about a theoretical “better quality issue” as the most valuable comic book in existence, perhaps one is yet to be found!
3. Amazing Fantasy #15 – $1.1 Million
This 1962 comic book by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, features another first appearance, but this time it’s – Spider-Man.
The web-slinging superhero is one of the world’s most cherished characters, so it was no surprise when the copy sold for over a million dollars at auction in 2011.
Amazing Fantasy #15 is the third most expensive comic book in the world!
2. Action Comics #1 – CGC 8.5 – $1.5 Million
This comic shows just how much value is placed on a CGC ranking, and the difference half a point can make to the value of a comic book.
While it features the same material as the most expensive comic in the world, it falls short of first place because it’s grade indicates that it’s the general condition is not the best it could be. It might include creases or folds on the pages and small scuff marks on the cover, which all make a difference.
It’s all in the details!
1. Action Comics #1 – CGC 9.0 – $3.2 Million
Dominating the top spot on our list of the most expensive comic books in the world is Action Comics #1. CGC 9.0.
Viewed by many fans as being the “holy grail” of comic collectables, it features the debut of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s historic Superman.
While the original comic sold for just 10c back in the day, four copies have sold for more than a million dollars since then.
In 2014, this 9.0 CGC ranked copy sold for a massive $3.2 million dollars, that makes it the most expensive comic book in the world!
It is still possible that there are even more expensive comic books out there waiting to be uncovered. If any turn-up, we’ll be sure to update the list!
Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 most expensive comic books in the world:
- Action Comics #1 – CGC 9.0 – $3.2 Million
- Action Comics #1 – CGC 8.5 – $1.5 Million
- Amazing Fantasy #15 – $1.1 Million
- Detective Comics #27 – $1,075 Million
- All Star Comics #8 – $936,223
- Batman #1 – $567,625.00
- X-Men #1 – $492,937.50
- Flash Comics #1 – $450,000
- Tales of Suspense #39 – $375,000
- Marvel Comics #1 – $350,000