Don’t you wish you kept some of the first comics you bought when you were a kid? Just one or two. Who knows how much they they’d worth now.
Old comic books can make you a rich man today. Just wait till you see for how much these ten comic books have been sold for at auction.
These are the top ten most expensive comic books ever sold.
10. Whiz #2 (DC Comics) – Sold for $281,000
No, it’s not a comic book about a super powered rapper named Whiz Khalifa. It’s the first appearance of Captain Marvel later known as Shazam.
9. Captain America Comics #1 (Marvel Comics) – Sold for $343,000
Cap’s first appearance in March 1941 brought to life by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. This comic book introduced Captain America, Bucky, Red Skull (a different one from the Red Skull we know today) and President Roosevelt.
8. Marvel Comics #1 (Marvel Comics) – Sold for $350,000
The Human Torch‘s first appearance. It’s not the Human Torch we know today, this one was a robot who could burst into flames due to some solar cells or something like that. And he used to fight the Nazi, ’cause superheroes has real enemies back in those days.
7. Flash Comics #1 (DC Comics) – Sold for $350,000
Jay Garrick became the original Flash after inhaling vapours of “hard water” and Carter Hall became Hawkman when he realised he was the reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince. This was the the debut of two of DC’s most enduring B-list heroes.
6. Tales of Suspense #39 (Marvel Comics) – Sold for $375,000
The beginning of Iron Man. Tony Stark was introduced with issue 39, building an impenetrable robotic suit of armor to both fight his way out of a Vietnamese prison and to slow down the piece of shrapnel from a land mine that was edging ever-closer to his heart.
5. X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics) – Sold for $493,000
The mutant team were rather unpopular for the first ten years of their existence. I guess Marvel had faith in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s “strangest superheroes of all!”.
4. Batman #1 (DC Comics) – Sold for $568,000
It’s not the first appearance of the Caped Crusader. However it’s the first issued that introduced us to the Joker and Catwoman (then called The Cat).
3. Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel Comics) – Sold for $1,100,00
With great power, there must also come, great responsibility. This was the first appearance for the Amazing Spider-Man in 1962.
2. Detective Comics #27 (DC Comics) – Sold for $2,230,000
The debut of the Bat-Man, now know as Batman.This comic had the biggest jump in value between any other comics. There is an increase of around $1,500,000.
1. Action Comics #1 (DC Comics) – Sold for $3,200,000
This is the first issue of the series Action Comics. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes; especially Superman.