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Low $28.5k
Mid $81k
High $290k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Hippolyta
  • 1st appearance of Steve Trevor
  • Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite join the JSA
  • 💰 In June 2022, a 9.4 sold for $1,620,000
  • 1st appearance and origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Hippolyta
  • 1st appearance of Steve Trevor
  • Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite join the JSA
  • 💰 In June 2022, a 9.4 sold for $1,620,000
Low $110k
Mid $976k
High $3.1M
  • Premiere issue of headlining Superman title
  • Origin of Superman
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • First pin-up poster in comics, on back cover
  • 🌎 Currently holds the world record for the highest comic sale in history after an 8.0 Edgar Church copy sold for $5.3 million dollars in Jan 2022
  • Premiere issue of headlining Superman title
  • Origin of Superman
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • First pin-up poster in comics, on back cover
  • 🌎 Currently holds the world record for the highest comic sale in history after an 8.0 Edgar Church copy sold for $5.3 million dollars in Jan 2022
Low $185k
Mid $1.1M
High $4.6M
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
  • 💰 Action Comics #1 has sold for over one million dollars more than 10x with a record high sale set by the elusive, ungraded Edgar Church copy that sold privately December 2021 for $4.5 million dollars
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
  • 💰 Action Comics #1 has sold for over one million dollars more than 10x with a record high sale set by the elusive, ungraded Edgar Church copy that sold privately December 2021 for $4.5 million dollars
Low $250k
Mid $890k
High $2.2M
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
  • 💰 Detective Comics #27 has sold for over one million dollars 4x with a record high sale in 7.0 for $1.5 million (Nov 2020)
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
  • 💰 Detective Comics #27 has sold for over one million dollars 4x with a record high sale in 7.0 for $1.5 million (Nov 2020)
Low $45k
Mid $160k
High $680k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain America
  • 1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes aka Bucky, later becomes the Winter Soldier
  • 1st appearance of the Red Skull, George Maxon, an agent of the true Red Skull
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Reinstein aka Doctor Erskine, the inventor of the Super Soldier serum
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans
  • Introduction of Project Rebirth, the Super Soldier Program that eventually expanded into Weapon Plus
  • 💰 In April 2022, a 9.4 sold for $3,120,000 (San Francisco Pedigree)
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain America
  • 1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes aka Bucky, later becomes the Winter Soldier
  • 1st appearance of the Red Skull, George Maxon, an agent of the true Red Skull
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Reinstein aka Doctor Erskine, the inventor of the Super Soldier serum
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans
  • Introduction of Project Rebirth, the Super Soldier Program that eventually expanded into Weapon Plus
  • 💰 In April 2022, a 9.4 sold for $3,120,000 (San Francisco Pedigree)
Low $30k
Mid $115k
High $695k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man
  • 1st appearance and death of Uncle Ben
  • 1st appearance of Aunt May
  • 1st appearance of Flash Thompson
  • 💰 In Sept. 2021, a 9.6 sale of $3.6 million surpassed the previous record in this grade of $1.1 million from 2011
  • 1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man
  • 1st appearance and death of Uncle Ben
  • 1st appearance of Aunt May
  • 1st appearance of Flash Thompson
  • 💰 In Sept. 2021, a 9.6 sale of $3.6 million surpassed the previous record in this grade of $1.1 million from 2011
Low $72k
Mid $205k
High $1.5M
  • 1st appearance of the Joker
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, Selina Kyle, later becomes Catwoman
  • Debut of the first Batplane which has multiple designs from one issue to the next including Batman #3 and Batman #4
  • 💰 Batman #1 sold for over one million dollars 3x with a record-high in 9.4 for $2,220,000
  • 1st appearance of the Joker
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, Selina Kyle, later becomes Catwoman
  • Debut of the first Batplane which has multiple designs from one issue to the next including Batman #3 and Batman #4
  • 💰 Batman #1 sold for over one million dollars 3x with a record-high in 9.4 for $2,220,000
Low $62k
Mid $470k
High $1.9M
  • 1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond
  • 2nd appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner - 8 pages of the 12-page story reprinted from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1
  • 1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's cousin
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar, David Rand
  • 1st appearance of Angel, Thomas Halloway, a private detective and vigilante
  • 1st appearance of the Masked Raider, Jim Gardley
  • 1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel
  • Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue
  • 80,000 copies were produced of the first printing with an October 1939 date on the cover
  • The second printing could be identified by the October 1939 date blacked out, replaced with November 1939
  • The first printing sold out within a week and was quickly reprinted at a quantity of 800,000, the same as Superman #1
  • Although published in October, the cover date was changed to have a longer on-sale period at newsstands
  • 💰 In March 2022, a 9.2 known as the Pay Copy due to publisher notations that tracked creator payouts sold for $2.42 million
  • 1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond
  • 2nd appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner - 8 pages of the 12-page story reprinted from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1
  • 1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's cousin
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar, David Rand
  • 1st appearance of Angel, Thomas Halloway, a private detective and vigilante
  • 1st appearance of the Masked Raider, Jim Gardley
  • 1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel
  • Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue
  • 80,000 copies were produced of the first printing with an October 1939 date on the cover
  • The second printing could be identified by the October 1939 date blacked out, replaced with November 1939
  • The first printing sold out within a week and was quickly reprinted at a quantity of 800,000, the same as Superman #1
  • Although published in October, the cover date was changed to have a longer on-sale period at newsstands
  • 💰 In March 2022, a 9.2 known as the Pay Copy due to publisher notations that tracked creator payouts sold for $2.42 million
Low $12k
Mid $49.5k
High $190k
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
  • 1st appearance of Tricephalous
  • Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics
  • 💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million
  • [SDCC 2022 - Phase 6 will open with the Fantastic Four film]
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
  • 1st appearance of Tricephalous
  • Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics
  • 💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million
  • [SDCC 2022 - Phase 6 will open with the Fantastic Four film]
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
All Star Comics #8 DC $28.5k $81k $290k
Superman #1 DC $110k $976k $3.1M
Action Comics #1 DC $185k $1.1M $4.6M
Detective Comics #27 DC $250k $890k $2.2M
Captain America Comics #1 Timely $45k $160k $680k
Amazing Fantasy #15 Marvel $30k $115k $695k
Batman #1 DC $72k $205k $1.5M
Marvel Comics #1 Timely $62k $470k $1.9M
Fantastic Four #1 Marvel $12k $49.5k $190k