This month we have another record breaker. Action Comics 1 CGC 8.5 (1939) sold for a record breaking sale for $3.25 million. This exact same book was bought in 2018 for $2,052,000.

2020 was an unusual year. We have coronavirus, racial inequality, jobs losses, loved ones dying, etc. However, the comic book market is strong. People are buying comic books that causes the price to go higher. Why is there an influx of buying? One reason is that all the major comic book conventions got cancelled, buyers and sellers are competing with each other on the internet for the same books. The second reason could be the stimulus check. I am pretty sure there are other reasons.

These are the 6 most expensive comic books.

6. X-Men 1 CGC 9.8 (1963) sold for $492,937 in 2012

This book was written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby.

First appearance of Professor Xavier, Magneto, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Ice-Man, and Angel.

The first book on mutants having super powers as opposed to some lab accident.

This book if it ever appears on the market will go for much higher than $492, 937 because of the X-Men arriving in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

5. Superman 1 CGC 5.5 (1939) sold for $507,500 in March 2017

Not the first appearance of Superman.

First ongoing comic book title for Superman

This book written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Joe Shuster.

A different copy of Superman 1 CGC 5.5 (1939) sold for $214,000 in 2011

4. Detective Comics 27 CGC 8.0 (1939) sold for $1,075,000 in 2010

This book was written by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane.

First appearance of Batman.

First appearance of Bruce Wayne.

First appearance of James Gordon

Unlike most superheroes, Batman doesn’t have any superpowers.

In November 2020 a copy of Detective Comics 27 CGC 7.0 (1939) sold for $1.5 million.

This book if it ever appears on the market will go for much higher than $1,075,000 because of the Batman movie arriving in the theater soon.

3. Amazing Fantasy 15 CGC 9.6 (1962) sold for $1.1 million in 2012

This book was written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko.

First appearance of Spider-Man.

First teenage superhero not to be a sidekick.

First appearance and death of Uncle Ben

First appearance of Aunt May

First appearance of Flash Thompson

This book if it ever appears on the market will go for much higher than $1.1 million because of the Spiderman movie arriving in the theater soon.

In February 2021, there was a private sale of Amazing Fantasy 15 CGC 9.4 for $1.2 million.

2. Batman 1 CGC 9.4 (1940) sold for $2.2 million in January 2021

This book was written by Bill Finger and drawn by Bob Kane.

Not the first appearance of Batman

First appearance of Joker and Cat, Selina Kyle, who becomes Catwoman.

In 2013 CGC 9.2 sold for $567,625.

In 2019 CGC 8.0 sold for $498,000.

  1. Action Comics 1 CGC 8.5 (1938) sold for $3.25 million in April 2021

This book written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Joe Shuster.

This book launched the golden era of comic books.

First appearance of Superman, Lois Lane, Martha Kent and Jonathan Kent

Origin of Superman

In 2011, a copy of Action Comics 1 CGC 9.0 (1938) sold for $2.1 million.

 

  • Action Comics 1 CGC 9.0 (1938) sold for $3.2 million in 2014

 

In June 2018 a copy of Action Comics 1 CGC 8.5 (1938) sold for $2,052,000.00.

Considered to be the “holy grail” of comic books

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