16 Most Valuable Comic Books

Do you know what the most valuable comic books are? Can you guess how much they cost? Fear, not we will clear all of your doubts.

Comic books have been an integral part of the entertainment of people for a very long period. Before the introduction of the internet, people read comic books to escape their monotonous lifestyle.

Especially, children have been fond of these books.

When we were kids, we spent a lot of time reading comic books and used to fantasize about the book’s main character. Comic books have a different fanbase and are read all around the world.

Now, without wasting much time, let’s get straight to the point. Here is a table to show the list of the most valuable comic books with their release date and value.

Quick Overview

Comic Book Value Initial Release
16. Action Comics #10 $258,000 1938
15. Avengers#1 $274,000 1963
14. Whiz Comics#2 $281,000 1940
13. Fantastic Four#1 $300,000 1961
12. Incredible Hulk#1 $326,000 1962
11. Captain America#1 $343,000 1941
10. Tales of Suspense#39 $375,000 1959
9. Action Comics#7 $414,000 1938
8. Amazing Fantasy#15 $447,000 1962
7. Batman#1 $534,000 1940
6. Detective Comics#1 $541,000 1937
5. Marvel Comics#1 $572,000 1939
4. Superman#1 $731,000 1939
3. All-Star Comics#8 $936,000 1940
2. Detective Comics#27 $2,230,000 1939
1. Action Comics#1 $3,200,000 1939

Most Valuable Comic Books

16) Action Comics 10

Worth: $258,000

Writer: Jerry Seigel

Initial Release: 1938

Action Comic 10 is the sequel of Action Comic 1. It was written in 1938 by Jerry Seigel. Also, it is the longest-running comic book series.

Action Comics #10
Action Comics #10

Superman is the protagonist of this book while Wyman is the antagonist, and other supporting characters are George Taylor, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane.

The book’s original price in 1938 was 10 cents. As it is part of the early release of Action Comics, it started becoming rare and was ultimately sold for $258,000.

15) Avengers 1

Worth: $274,000

Writer: Stan Lee

Initial Release: 1963

Avengers 1 is the first comic book of the avenger series. Stan Lee released it in 1963. Avengers#1 is the first book of the avengers series so, its rarity has made it incredibly expensive.

Avengers#1
Avengers#1

This comic book is based on many superheroes like Ironman, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, etc.

And, Avengers#1 was sold for a jaw-dropping price of $274,000.

14) Whiz Comics#2

Worth: $281,000

Writer: Bill Parker

Initial Release: 1940

Whiz Comics#2 is the second series of the famous comic book Whiz Comics. Bill Parker wrote this book in 1940. So, it is really hard to find it these days.

Whiz Comics#2
Whiz Comics#2

Captain Marvel is the protagonist, whereas Dr.Sivana and Ebenezer Batson are the antagonists.

The book was published a few decades back so, only a few copies of the initially released copies are left. It was sold for $281,000.

13) Fantastic Four#1

Worth: $300,000

Writers: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Initial Release:1961

Fantastic Four#1 is the first release of the series Fantastic Four. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby wrote this book in 1961.

Fantastic Four#1
Fantastic Four#1

Many TV shows and movies have adapted the storyline of this book. The primary characters of this comic are Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Woman and, others.

This book was sold for a jaw-dropping price of $300,000.

12) Incredible Hulk#1

Worth: $326,000

Writer: Stan Lee

Initial Release:1962

Incredible Hulk#1 is the first comic book of this series. This book introduced Hulk, who is one of the most powerful superheroes of all time. And, many movies and TV shows are based on this comic series.

Incredible Hulk#1

Hulk is the protagonist of the book, whereas Gargoyle and Igor Drenkov are the antagonist. Other supporting actors are Betty Ross and Rick Jones. Mark Ruffalo has played the role of Hulk in the movie ‘The Incredible Hulk.’

This book was sold for an astonishing amount of $326,000.

11) Captain America#1

Worth: $343,000

Writers: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

Initial Release:1941

The comic was introduced one of the most liked superheroes. Captain America is based on a young guy who joins the military and gains a superpower.

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Captain America

This book was written by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941. It is the 1st book of the series.

Since this book was released in 1941, it isn’t easy to find the original copy these days. One of the few copies was sold for $343,000.

10) Tales of Suspense#38

Worth: $375,000 

Writers: Stan Lee and Larry Lieber

Initial Release: 1959

Tales of suspense #38 is the 38th book of the series. This book was written by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber in 1959.

The book introduced Ironman.

Tales of Suspense
Tales of Suspense

The protagonist of the book is Ironman and Wong-Chu is the antagonist. And, another supporting character is Professor Ho Yinsen.

As this book was released in the late ’60s, it is rare to find these days. So, this was sold at an excellent price of $375,000.

9) Action Comics#7

Worth:$414,000

Writer: Jerry Siegel

Initial Release:1938

Action Comics#7 is the 7th book of the series Action Comics. Jerry Siegel wrote this book in 1938. This book was prevalent back then.

Action_Comics_7
Action Comics 7

Superman is the featured character in this book. And, Trigger and Derek Niles are the antagonists. Some other supporting actors are George Taylor and Lois Lane.

Since this book was released in 1938, the original release is rarely found these days. So, this book was sold for an astonishing price of $414,000.

8) Amazing Fantasy#15

Worth:$447,000

Writer: Stan Lee

Initial Release:1962

Amazing Fantasy#15 is the fifteenth publication of the series Amazing Fantasy. Stan Lee wrote this book in 1962.

Amazing Fantasy#15
Amazing Fantasy#15

This book is based on the story of Spiderman. Spiderman is the protagonist of the book. And there are several other supporting characters. The book reads about how Spiderman saved New York City from a big disaster.

Initially, the book was sold for 10 cents per copy. However, it was sold for $447,000.

7) Batman#1

Worth: $534,000

Writer: Bill Finger

Initial Release:1940

Batman#1 is the first book of the series. This book is based on the story of a mighty superhero named Batman. Bill Finger wrote this book in 1940.

Batman#1
Batman#1

Batman is the protagonist, and Joe Chill is the antagonist of the book. And, other supporting characters are Martha Wayne and Thomas Wayne.

This book was initially released in 1940. The initial copy of the book is rarely found nowadays. One of the copies was sold for a shocking price of $534,000.

6) Detective Comics#1

Worth:$541,000

Writer: Greg Rucka

Initial Release:1937

Detective Comics#1 is the first book of this series. Greg Rucka wrote this book in 1937. It is one of the longest-running comic books.

Detective_Comics_1
Detective Comics 1

The central characters of this book are Slam Bradley and Speed Saunders. There are many other supporting characters in the book.

As it is part of an early release, it is hard to find these days. The book sold for $541,000.

5) Marvel Comics#1

Worth:$572,000

Writers: Bill Everet, Paul Gustavson, Ben Thompson, Carl Burgos

Initial Release:1939

Marvel Comics#1 is the first of its kind. Bill Everet and his group wrote this book in 1939. Many series of this book have been published.

Most Valuable Comic Books
Marvel Comics1

The featured character of this book is Human torch. Anthony Sardo and Red are the antagonists. Carlo Zota, Mr. Harris, Mr. Harris’s secretary are other supporting characters.

The initial copy of this book was sold for $572,000 as it is hard to find these days.

4) Superman#1

Worth:$731,000

Writer: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Initial Release:1939

Superman#1 was the first comic book that was entirely based on the actions of Superman. This was written by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1939. There are more than hundreds of series of this book.

Most Valuable Comic Books
Superman-1

In the book, Superman is the protagonist, and Bea Carroll is the antagonist. And John Kent and May Kent are the supporting characters.

Since this book is the first book of the Superman series, it is pretty rare. So, one of the original copies of the book was sold for $731,000.

3) All-Star Comics#8

Worth: $936,000

Writer: William Moulton Marston

Initial Release: 1940

All-star Comics#8 is a famous book written by William Moulton Marston in 1940. This book introduced Wonder woman.

Most Valuable Comic Books
All-Star Comics#8

The featured characters of this book are Doctor Fate, Hawkman, Sandman, and Spectre. The antagonists are Boss Williams, Butch, and Sam Brent.

Since this book was released in the 40s, it is pretty rare nowadays. The book sold for a record-breaking price of $936,000.

2) Detective Comics#27

Writer: Creig Flessel

Worth: $2,230,000

Initial Release: 1937

Detective Comics#27 is the 27th comic book of the series. Creig Flessel wrote this book in 1937.

Most Valuable Comic Books
Detective Comics27

These comics are scarce these days, so various books of this series are sold for a very high price tag. This particular book was sold at a record-breaking price of $2,230,000.

1) Action Comics#1

Initial Release: 1938

Worth: $3,200,000

Writer: Jerry Siegel

The most valuable comic book on our list is Action Comics#1. Jerry Siegel wrote this book in 1938. this book used to sell for 10 cents in the initial days of its release. It is based on the actions of Superman.

Action Comics#1 is considered to be the first book containing a superhero story. There are only 100 copies of this book. The original publishers of this book are DC publishers. Also, this book sets the world record for being the most expensive.

Most Valuable Comic Books
Action Comics#1

The protagonist of this book is Superman, and the antagonists are Bea Carroll, Alex Geer, and Butch Matson. There are other supporting characters like John Kent, Lois Kent, and George Taylor.

The book reads the story about how superman saves the world fighting the old scientists.

Since this is the first book of Action Comics, it is sporadic. It is the first book in the superhero genre. The book sold for a shocking price of $3,200,000.

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