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Buenaventura Press ⋅ 2006
Low
$35
Mid
$110
High
$325

Key Facts

1st appearance of Pepe the Frog in a printed comic book, previously seen in web and news strip comics

Fans were displeased with the widespread use of Pepe's likeness in internet memes and campaigned to reclaim the frog by associating him with racist imagery

In 2017, the Anti-Defamation League labeled Pepe the Frog a hate symbol

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $2,999 [$100 in 2018] +2,899%

As of Feb 2024 there is a total of six copies on the census including four at 9.8, none higher

Low
$1.2k
Mid
$3.6k
High
$9.4k

Key Facts

Full page interior advertisment for Action Comics #1

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

2.0 sold for $5,280 [$448 in 2006] +1,079%

Low
$25
Mid
$80
High
$235

Key Facts

Premiere issue of the first Sabrina solo series

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

7.0 sold for $385 [$33 in 2008] +1,067%

Low
$1k
Mid
$3k
High
$10k

Key Facts

1st appearance of Hip Knox and Super Hypnotist

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.0 sold for $4,320 [$777 in 2007] +456%

Marvel ⋅ 1954
Values Coming Soon

Key Facts

2nd issue published by Atlas

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

2.0 sold for $1,500 [$345 in 2013] +335%

Holyoke ⋅ 1945
Low
$175
Mid
$650
High
$1.9k

Key Facts

Cover art by L.B. Cole

πŸ“£ Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

7.5 sold for $1,800 [No Previous Data]

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

7.0 sold for $2,295 [$535 in 2014] +329%

Low
$1
Mid
$2
High
$8

Key Facts

1st team appearance of Protectobots

1st team appearance of the Combaticons in U.S. comics

Death of Optimus Prime

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $1,150 [$350 in 2022] +229%

Based on the date of the previous sale, this increase is uncharacteristically high and should be considered an outlier

Low
$320
Mid
$950
High
$3.9k

Key Facts

Cover art by Gene Colan

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.5 sold for $1,320 [$450 in 2005] +193%

Low
$1.2k
Mid
$4k
High
$12k

Key Facts

World War II cover art

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

4.0 sold for $3,800 [$1,315 in 2014] +189%

Low
$1
Mid
$2
High
$10

Key Facts

First solo title series featuring Darth Maul

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $500 [$180 in Feb] +178%

Continental ⋅ 1945
Low
$1.2k
Mid
$4k
High
$12k

Key Facts

Iconic cover art by L.B. Cole

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

2.0 sold for $2,200 [$895 in 2020] +146%

Tarzan #1

Non-Key
Dell ⋅ 1948
Values Coming Soon

Key Facts

Premiere issue of ongoing series

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.0 sold for $725 [$300 in Jan] +142%

Low
$8
Mid
$25
High
$110

Key Facts

1st team appearance of the Blitz Squad

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.0 sold for $330 [$139 in Aug] +137%

Low
$1
Mid
$5
High
$15

Key Facts

1st appearance of Spider-Woman, Valerie the Librarian from The Electric Company TV show

The first black woman to identify as Spider-Woman, outside of continuity

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $470 [$200 in 2021] +135%

Low
$6
Mid
$20
High
$80

Key Facts

Iconic cover art by Jim Steranko inspired by Salvador Dali

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $3,360 [$1,500 in 2009] +124%

Low
$45
Mid
$140
High
$450

Key Facts

Introduction of Bizarro World

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

7.5 sold for $288 [$138 in 2004] +109%

Low
$25
Mid
$80
High
$175

Key Facts

Autobiographical comic book featuring stories about the author, Harvey Pekar and his life in Cleveland, Ohio

Adapted into a film starring Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar

American Splendor was a 16 issue series, published annually until 1993 when it was then acquired by Dark Horse

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.2 sold for $412 [$200 in 2015] +106%

Low
$100
Mid
$300
High
$1k

Key Facts

Cover art by Gene Fawcette featuring a unique, creepy interpretation of aliens

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

6.5 sold for $1,850 [$900 in Dec] +106%

Low
$500
Mid
$1.5k
High
$5k

Key Facts

Cover art by H.G. Peter

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.0 sold for $3,600 [$1,845 in 2018] +95%

Low
$70
Mid
$205
High
$765

Key Facts

2nd appearance of Supergirl

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

8.0 sold for $660 [$343 in 2013] +92%

As of April 2024, CGC census states: only 8 copies grade higher

Low
$800
Mid
$2k
High
$8k

Key Facts

Atlas, formerly Timely, resumes publication of the Captain America title after a four year hiatus

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

4.0 sold for $1,560 [$819 in 2016] +90%

New England Comics Press ⋅ 1986
Low
$80
Mid
$400
High
$1.2k

Key Facts

1st appearance of The Tick

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

7.0 sold for $1,200 [$640 in 2020] +88%

Eclipse ⋅ 1987
Low
$2
Mid
$8
High
$20

Key Facts

Cover art by Dave Stevens

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $371 [$200 in 2022] +86%

Low
$210
Mid
$860
High
$2.3k

Key Facts

1st appearance of Alfred with a thin build as commonly depicted

Alfred departs for vacation after lamenting his excess weight and upon his return at the end of the story, he is more recognizable as the character that has endured through the decades

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.5 sold for $1,800 [$990 in 2021] +82%

Low
$310
Mid
$940
High
$3.8k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of Mr. Justice

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

2.5 sold for $516 [$300 in 2004] +72%

Low
$225
Mid
$775
High
$3.6k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of Brain Wave, a powerful telepath

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.5 sold for $699 [$410 in 2020] +70%

Low
$3
Mid
$9
High
$30

Key Facts

1st cameo appearance of Golem

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $1,050 [$620 in 2021] +69%

DC ⋅ 1945
Low
$130
Mid
$465
High
$1.3k

Key Facts

3rd appearance of Mr. Mxyztplk

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

7.0 sold for $938 [$566 in 2006] +66%

Low
$600
Mid
$1.8k
High
$6k

Key Facts

Cover art by Alex Schomburg

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

4.0 sold for $2,040 [$1,235 in 2020] +65%

Low
$10
Mid
$35
High
$115

Key Facts

1st team appearance of Legion of Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, Manphibian

1st appearance of Manphibian, an alien that found its way to Earth while pursuing the murderer of its mate

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $900 [$550 in 2022] +64%

Low
$200
Mid
$800
High
$2k

Key Facts

Partial origin of Namor, age 12

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

5.5 sold for $900 [$552 in Oct] +63%

Eternity ⋅ 1989
Low
$8
Mid
$30
High
$75

Key Facts

48-page one-shot that reprints science fiction stories from various comics published in 1952

Cover art by Bruce Timm depicting bondage

Bondage covers were popular during the Golden Age and remain a highly collectible niche due to their diminished presence after the Comics Code Authority

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.4 sold for $599 [$391 in Aug] +53%

Low
$270
Mid
$800
High
$2.9k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of Shining Knight, a former Knight of King Arthur's Round Table

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

4.0 sold for $850 [$575 in 2020] +48%

Low
$120
Mid
$400
High
$1.2k

Key Facts

Origin of the Old Witch

πŸ“£ Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

GAINES FILE COPY 9.4 sold for $4,080 [$2,013 in 2004] +103%

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

6.0 sold for $1,100 [$760 in 2022] +45%

Low
$4
Mid
$12
High
$45

Key Facts

2nd appearance and origin of Gentleman Ghost in the Silver Age

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.4 sold for $360 [$250 in 2021] +44%

Verotik ⋅ 1996
Low
$3
Mid
$9
High
$35

Key Facts

Bondage cover art by Dave Stevens

70-page collection of Golden Age reprints from Air Fighters comics

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $500 [$355 in Oct] +41%

Low
$1
Mid
$5
High
$15

Key Facts

Cover art featuring Kingpin and Spider-Man

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $1,680 [$1,200 in Jan] +40%

Low
$200
Mid
$800
High
$2k

Key Facts

Cover art by Alex Schomburg

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

6.0 sold for $1,425 [$1,020 in 2020] +40%

Photo Cover ⋅ IDW ⋅ 2009
Low
$12
Mid
$45
High
$140

Key Facts

2009 Canadian Fan Expo exclusive

Photo cover featuring Megan Fox

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $329 [$236 in Mar] +39%

Stanley Morse ⋅ 1953
Low
$650
Mid
$1.9k
High
$6.5k

Key Facts

Horror cover, published prior to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.0 sold for $1,440 [$1,075 in 2020] +34%

Low
$170
Mid
$500
High
$1.9k

Key Facts

Premiere issue of early Golden Age comic book

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

6.5 sold for $910 [$690 in 2002] +32%

Marvel ⋅ 1965
Low
$90
Mid
$520
High
$1.9k

Key Facts

Debut of Daredevil’s classic red costume

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.2 sold for $7,200 [$5,520 in 2021] +30%

Low
$5
Mid
$15
High
$60

Key Facts

Origin of the Hulk retold

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $556 [$427 in 2011] +30%

Low
$95
Mid
$320
High
$930

Key Facts

Cover art by L.B. Cole

Spanking panel

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

5.0 sold for $820 [$630 in 2022] +30%

Low
$80
Mid
$240
High
$890

Key Facts

3rd and final issue with the new title Star Spangled War Stories that uses the issue numbers continued from Star Spangled Stories

Next issue is numbered #3 so this issue and the next are both designated as the 3rd issue

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

3.0 sold for $325 [$250 in 2021] +30%

Low
$5
Mid
$15
High
$60

Key Facts

1st appearance of Jason Bard, a cop who at one point developed a relationship with Barbara Gordon

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $1,920 [$1,500 in Aug] +28%

Low
$465
Mid
$1.3k
High
$4.7k

Key Facts

Early Golden Age science fiction

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

2.0 sold for $360 [$282 in 2018] +28%

Blackthorne ⋅ 1988
Price Trend
Low
$18
Mid
$60
High
$180

Key Facts

Iconic cover art by Dave Stevens

Resurrection of the Planet Comics title originally published in the 1940s

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $2,888 [$2,291 in Mar] +26%

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $950 [$800 in Mar] +19%

Key Facts

1st appearance of Rahzar, a mutated wolf

1st appearance of Tokka, a mutated alligator snapping turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze movie adaptation

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $375 [$300 in Aug] +25%

Low
$310
Mid
$950
High
$3.8k

Key Facts

Cover art by Jerry Robinson featuring the Joker

πŸ₯ˆ Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

1.5 sold for $1,140 [$925 in 2021] +23%

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