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Comic Books, What’s it Worth?

Superman “Action Comics No. 1,” has sold for $3.2 million in an auction.

In the early 1900’s a childrens book or a comic cost a few cents only — BUT take a deep breath, look how much these First Edition  Comic Books are sold now.  Here are our top three:

Superman “Action Comics No. 1,” has sold for $3.2 million in an auction.
Superman “Action Comics No. 1,” has sold for $3.2 million in an auction.

 1.Action Comics #1 (June 1938) is the first issue of the original run of the comic book series Action Comics. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes—most notably the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation, Superman. For this reason it is widely considered both the beginning of the superhero genre and the most valuable comic book of all time.

On August 24, 2014, a copy graded 9.0 by CGC was sold on eBayfor US$3,207,852 or USD3.2 Million in an auction.

 

 

 

First Edition of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Cover of 1901 privately published edition.
First Edition of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Cover of 1901 privately published edition.

2. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children’s book written and illustrated byBeatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor.  The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter’s former governess Annie Carter Moore, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers’ rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902.

On the 150th anniversary of the author’s birthday it was sold at GBP43,000 in a special auction.

 

 

 

 

Rare Batman Comic 1939
Rare Batman Comic 1939

3.   Detective Comics #27 is the big issue that any Batman comic collector dreams of owning. When it comes to rare comic books, it is important to take a look at the original and first appearance of Batman.

Side by side with Superman, Batman is one of the world’s best-known and most-loved superheroes. Over the years, he has been through many incarnations, from the sublime Dark Knight, to the ridiculous Adam West era.   At Ebay it is listed at USD33,000

What’s It Worth?
No matter what the condition, if you’ve found one of these rare comic books, then you have an exciting discovery!

 

 

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