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The 20 Most Expensive Comic Books in the World





Most Expensive comic books ( are characterized by the value they offer to readers.

However, most of the time you might be wandering: which is the costliest of this literature genre?

Seek no more because we will be looking at the 20 most expensive comic books ( of all time.

So, the 20 most expensive comic books in the world are:

20. Showcase #4

WORTH: $179,250

Showcase #4 starts off our list of the most expensive comic books in the world.

It tells the story of a new superhero – Barry Allen, alternatively known as the Silver Age Flash.

This piece of literature became a huge success and was later published in 1956t.

However, it was in 2009 that the book saw a huge financial breakthrough.

It was marketed at an incredible price of $179,250!

19. Suspense Comics #3

WORTH: $173,275

Suspense Comics #3 is a non-superhero comic that was released in 1944.

Infact, the book became the most expensive comic work in 2015 – when it surprised the world through its massive $173,275 sale price.

Currently, its copies are very limited and this is as a result of the shop keeper’s unwillingness to stock the product because of its uncensored book cover.

Strange isn’t it?

18. Action Comics #13

WORTH: $185,000

Action Comics #13 is another interesting comic classic.

Its plots circles around the war between Ultra Humanite and Superman.

This superhero comic has exceptional heroics lines on its pages and is a sure fit for Marvel and DC (studio) Lovers.


17. All American Comics #16

WORTH: $200,000

All American Comics #16 is one of the best but expensive comic books in history.

The book was published in 1940 and broke a record sale of $203,150 in 2013.

This piece tells a story of the popular superhero, Green Lantern.

Do you want to Know the origin of the golden age Green Lantern?

This is the perfect answer!

16. Action Comics #10

WORTH: $258,000

Action Comics is great superhero comic book that has quite a plain, simple plot.

It was unveiledd in 1939 and does not tell the story of any of today’s modern superheros.

Nevertheless, only one of its contents, features the story titled “Superman goes to Prison.”

15. Avengers #1

WORTH: $274,000

Avengers #1 is one of the most expensive comic books in the world.

It was officially unveiled in 1963 and feature the stories of a large packed group of superheroes which includes the likes of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor and the incredible Hulk.

Its story line is a factor that seems to justify the huge price tag however, don’t underestimate the influence of the fans!

14. Whiz Comics #2

WORTH: $281,000

Whiz Comics #2 is a comic book whose roots and origin traces to issue # series.

The first series – Issue #1, was not publicy released despite featuring across many adverts and promotions.

The comic talks about the introduction of the superhero, Captain Marvel otherwise known today as Shazam.


13. Fantastic Four #1

WORTH: $300,000

Dubbed as the origin of Marvel’s superhero character, Fantastic Four #1 is a great comic in the list.

The book was written by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and its show the first set of mission undertook by the Four heroes.

Having been released in 1961, the fantastic four was marketed at an incredible price of $300,000 in 2011.


12. Incredible Hulk #1

WORTH: $326,000

The incredible Hulk is one of the most expensive comic books in the world.

It tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner who was at the same time, a huge Green giant – a figure that is generally refered as “The Incredible Hulk.”

The book has reached more financial success than its counterparts and is one of the most interesting comics in history.

11. Captain America Comics #1

WORTH: $343,057

Captain America Comics #1 is another superhero comic classic in the list.

The book was written by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who tells the beginning story of the famous Captain America.

The comic has an awesome cover page and is packed with interesting story lines.

10. Marvel Comics #1

WORTH: $350,000

Marvel Comics is one of the most expensive comic books in the world.

It tells the story of the little beginnings of
“Marvel,” which is one of the world’s largest and famous entertaining industry.

Infact, this comic marked the introduction of the company’s big superhero names.


9. Tales of Suspense #39

WORTH: $375,000

Coming in among the top 10 most expensive comic books, Tales of Suspense is another great read.

It marked the beginning of the famous, technology-armoured superhero, Iron Man.

The story was written by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.

It features Iron man’s upgrade and the era of his moment in the comic World.


8. Flash Comics #1

WORTH: $450,000

Flash Comics is one of the most expensive comic books in the world.

The book had a very good production conditions and storage technique due to its association with Edgar Church.

This Golden age comic classic broke its financial jinx in 2010 when it was the second-largest most marketable book.


7. X-Men #1

WORTH: $492,937.50

The X-Men is another comic classic that is very popular in this digital age.

The book which was produced by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, marked the beginning of X-Men exclusivity.

On its release, the series debuted some notable mutants who created a lifeline on the story’s buildup.

Currently, the comic has progressed and have been highly successful both in Cartoon network and movie series.


6. Batman #1

WORTH: $567,625.00

Batman #1 is the sixth most expensive comic book in the world.

The series is one of the most influential comic classic that sold for half a million dollars.

Interestingly, the comic saw the introduction of some bat-man’s enemies like the Catwoman and Joker.

Batman #1 is also one of the most valuable comic of all time!

5. All-Star Comics #8

WORTH: $936,223

Breaking in among the top 5 most expensive comic books in history is All-Star Comics #8.

If you are a lover of Wonder woman, then this comic tells the origin of the super hero.

However, it was release to underline the importance of the Justice Society Of America.

This comic is also one of the most interesting read on the list.


4. Detective Comics #27

WORTH: $1,075 Million

Detective Comics #27 is another great comic classic in the list.

The series debutes the first appearance of the popular superhero, Batman.

It is one of the comic books which I’m pretty damn sure every comic lover will love to read.

The book was produced by Bill Finger and Bob Kane.

Legendary but worth a while!

3. Amazing Fantasy #15

WORTH: $1.1 Million

Breaking in as the third most expensive comic book in the world is Amazing Fantasy #15.

The book was created by Stan Lee and Steve Dikto in 1962.

The comic marked the debut of the renounced Marvel superhero, Spider-Man.

During its auction in 2011, a copy was sold for $1.1 Million.

Crazy right?

2. Action Comics #1 – CGC 8.5

WORTH: $1.5 Million

The second most expensive comic book in history is Action Comics #1 – CGC 8.5.

Based on the quality on ground, CGC ranking is often regarded as the best system but however, the comic classic falls short of first position because of tiny unchecked details.

This includes build material, general conditions, cover and so on.

1. Action Comics #1 – CGC 9.0

WORTH: $3.2 Million

The award of the most expensive comic book of all time goes to Action Comics #1 – CGC 9.0.

Comic fans view this classic as the leading frontier in the production line.

It marks the debut of the world renounced superhero, Superman.

However, the series has made millions of dollars despite experiencing a low volume of sales.

It is expensive, classical and comical in a glance.

A copy was sold to an anonymous buyer for an incredible price of $3.2 million dollars.



That was all on the 20 most expensive comic books in the world.

Which is your favourite comic book?

Quick Recap

  1. Action Comics #1 – CGC 9.0 – $3.2 Million
  2. Action Comics #1 – CGC 8.5 _ $1.5
  3. Amazing Fantasy #15 – $1.1 Million
  4. Detective Comics #27 – $1,075 Million
  5. All Star Comics #8 – $936,223
  6. Batman #1 – $567,625.00
  7. X-Men #1 – $492,937.50
  8. Flash Comics #1 – $450,000
  9. Tales of Suspense #39 – $375,000
  10. Marvel Comics #1 – $350,000
  11. Captain America Comics #1 – $343,057
  12. ncredible Hulk #1 – $326,000
  13. Fantastic Four #1 – $300,000
  14. Whizz Comics #2 – $281,000
  15. Avengers #1 – $274,000
  16. Action comics #10 – $258,000
  17. All American Comics #16 – $200,000
  18. Action Comics #13 – $185,000
  19. Suspense Comics #3 – $173,275
  20. Showcase #4 – $179,250

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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