Wikicollecting's Top 10 Most Expensive Comic Books Ever Sold As a copy of Action Comics #1 becomes the world's first $2 million comic book, discover the ten most valuable comics ever sold with this Top 10 guide from Wikicollecting.org.
News-Antique.com - Dec 01,2011 - 10) More Fun Comics #52
More Fun Comics #52 was produced by DC Comics in February 1940 and featured the first appearance of The Spectre.
A copy sold at auction for $207,000.
9) Captain America Comics #1
In March 1941, Captain America became the first Golden Age comic book character to appear in his own publication.
A 9.2 graded version sold for $343,057 at a ComicConnect auction in August 2011.
8) Marvel Comics #1
The first Marvel Comic, published in October 1939, introduced the world to Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch.
It sold for $367,000 at auction.
7) Batman #1
In May 2010 a copy of Batman #1 rated CGC 9.0 sold at a ComicLink auction for $315,0001. It was the highest ever graded copy sold at auction, and made well above its $141,000 guide price.
6) Superman #1
Superman #1 first appeared in the summer of 1938, following the character’s successful introduction in Action Comics a year earlier.
A 7.5 graded copy sold for $250,000. Only 44 copies are known to exist, according to a CGC Comics census.
5) Flash Comics #1
A copy of Flash Comics #1 sold for $450,000 at Heritage Auctions in March 2010.
The first edition from 1940 introduces us to Flash and Hawkman.
4) Detective Comics #27
In March 2010 Heritage Auctions sold a copy of Detective Comics #27, graded 8.0 very fine by CGC, for a then World Record price of $1.07m. Detective Comics #27 is most famous for the introduction of superhero, Batman.
Batman later appeared in his own title, Batman #1, published in 1940, and along with Superman is one of only two characters to have remained in constant publication since their creation.
3) Amazing Fantasy #15
Amazing Fantasy #15 features the introduction of Spider-Man.
The comic features the line that became Spider-Man’s mantra: "With great power there must also come great responsibility!"
A copy of the comic book, graded CGC NM+ 9.6, was sold by ComicConnect in March 2011 for $1.1m. It was the first ever Silver Age title to break the $1 million mark.
2) Action Comics #1
A copy of Action Comics #1 (1938), graded 8.5 (very fine+), featuring the introduction of Superman sold at comic dealers ComicConnect in March 2010 for $1.5m.
There are thought to be 100 copies of the comic book in existence.
Superman's powers are limited in Action Comics #1 compared to the later Golden Age of comic books. In the first publication he is unable to fly.
His powers increase gradually - and without explanation - over the succeeding issues of Action Comics.
1) Action Comics #1
A CGC 9.0 graded copy of Action Comics #1 made $2.16m at ComicConnect in November 2011.
The copy was owned by actor Nicolas Cage when it was stolen from his home in 2000. It was found in a storage locker in California in April 2011.
It is not known whether Cage was still the owner when the comic book was sold for the world