Comics have been around for decades now and with the movies making amazing adaptations, collectors want them even more. Although comic books are no longer that big in the market, there are still those who would want them. Believe it or not, these collectors would spend tons of money just to get their hands on these expensive comics. Some are willing to pay millions when it comes to rare ones. This article will tell you about the most expensive comic books ever sold in the market.
You might actually be surprised how expensive these rare comics can be. That is because they are so rare that you will not be able to buy them anywhere unless they are merely a reproduction. If you want to find out more about the most expensive comic books ever sold, just keep on reading.
Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 – $3,207,852
This particular comic is indeed record-breaking since it is known to be the most expensive one in the world. It was officially released in 1938, and it is the very first comic that features none other than Superman. For over $3 million, it was sold in 2013, and it was bough by ComicConnect, which is known to be vintage comic dealers.
Owners Vincent Zurzolo and Stephen Fishler said that they would be willing to sell it to a hardcore collector. A similar copy was sold back in 1992, and actor Nicolas Cage bought it for only $82,500. The Certified Guaranty Company graded this comic a solid 9.0, which is considered to be remarkable.
Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 9.6 – $1,100,000
This next one would be another million-dollar comic, but this time around, it features Spider-Man. His character first appeared on this comic decades ago, which was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The Amazing Fantasy was officially sold in 2011, which surprised experts because it reached over a million. It turns out that a Silver Age comic book like this could be sold at around $300,000.
Detective Comics #27 CGC 8.0 – $1,075,000
Batman has been known as one of the most popular superheroes of all time regardless if its in the movies or comics. That is why when you come across a good grade copy of the comic he first appeared in, consider yourself wealthy. A Church Collection copy of the Detective Comics was once sold for $125,000, but that was back in 1994.
According to experts, if a 9.2 copy comes around, this could be the most valuable comic book in the world. Some might think it can be sold for over $5,000,000 just because of its grade.
Flash Comics #1 CGC 9.6 – $450,000
This last one is known to be one of the most popular comics in the world, especially during back in the day. It was in 2010 when these golden-age comics were sold for almost half a million dollars. This particular copy was a part of Edgar Church’s original collection, making it a good grade copy by the CGC.