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Highly Collectible

A Visual Checklist
By Robert M. Overstreet
It remains a truism that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s also a safe bet that you can learn how much it’s going to cost. Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular – and often most pricey – comic book back issues. The examples in this sampling range from the late 1930s to 2003. The prices listed are for 9.2 grade examples. You can find the prices for other grades and additional information on them in The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.
 
Action Comics #1
DC Comics, 1938, First appearance of Superman: $3,200,000
All Star Comics #8
DC Comics, 1941, First appearance of Wonder Woman: $260,000
Amazing Fantasy #15
Marvel Comics, 1962, Origin & First appearance of Spider-Man: $350,000
Amazing Spider-Man #129
Marvel Comics, 1974, First appearance of The Punisher: $1,500

Avengers #1
Marvel Comics, 1963, First appearance of The Avengers: $40,000
Brave & The Bold #28
DC Comics, 1960, First appearance of The Justice League: $80,000
Captain America Comics #1
Timely Comics, 1941, Origin & First appearance of Captain America: $400,000
Daredevil #1
Marvel Comics, 1964, Origin & First appearance of Daredevil: $10,500
Detective Comics #27
DC Comics, 1939, First appearance of Batman: $2,200,000
Fantastic Four #1
Marvel Comics, 1961, Origin & First appearance of The Fantastic Four: $140,000
Green Lantern #76
DC Comics, 1970, First issue team-up with Green Arrow; Dennis O’Neil-script/Neal Adams-art: $2,700
Incredible Hulk #1
Marvel Comics, 1962, Origin & First appearance of The Hulk: $240,000
Incredible Hulk #181
Marvel Comics, 1974, First appearance of Wolverine: $3,500
Marvel Comics #1
Timely Comics, 1939, Origin of The Sub-Mariner and First appearance of The Human Torch: $625,000
Showcase #4
DC Comics, 1956, Origin & First appearance of the Silver Age Flash: $130,000
Walking Dead #1
Image Comics, 2003, First issue of the zombie saga; intro. Rick Grimes: $1,150
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #1
Dell Publishing, 1940, First issue of landmark Disney title: $50,000
Whiz Comics #2 (#1)
Fawcett Publications, 1940, First appearance of Captain Marvel: $240,000
Wolverine #1 (mini-series)
Marvel Comics, 1982, First solo series for Wolverine; Frank Miller-a/c: $90
Tales of Suspense #39,
Marvel Comics, 1963, Origin & First appearance of Iron Man: $48,000
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