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There’s no shame in selling your comics, even if you’ve been holding onto them for years.  Sometimes, you’re just not interested in the format anymore, you have too many for the space you have, or you just need a little extra cash. But trying to sell comic books can be intimidating, especially if you’ve got a rare issue or an over-inflated idea of how much your 2017 single-issue Black Panthers are worth.  So here are a few tips for how to jump-start the process and where to sell comic books.

how to sell comic books

1. Organize

While it is possible that some sellers might want to look through six moldy-smelling boxes, most won’t, forcing you to either accept a low-ball price for the lot or just be on your way. It’s much more effective to organize your collection beforehand, dividing them by title and then organizing them by issue. For newer or less valuable comics, it could also be a good idea to group them by arc, ensuring that people can buy the whole story. For more great tips, read these articles by Sell My Comic Books and Sparkle City Comics.

2. If possible, sell in person

Working with a dealer or being able to assess a collection’s physical condition can be a good way to get the best deal, especially if you’re willing to be patient. While sites like eBay or Sell My Comic Books can be good, you might be able to get a slightly better deal in person.

3. Consult your local comic book store and Half Price Books but don’t commit immediately

Unsurprisingly, stores want to try to make a profit and might low-ball you to increase their bottom line. However, consulting them can be a good way to figure out if you have anything valuable and a starting price range. You can then take this information to a dealer or eBay and get a little more bang for your buck.

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4. Sell somewhere legit

It can be hard to figure out where to sell, especially if you’re doing it online, and you don’t want to risk losing a valuable or sentimental comic. The following web sites should help.

Sell My Comic Books

SMCB is a good resource for the confused or amateur seller. It offers advice, appraisals, resources, and more and generally receives high reviews from users.

Lone Star Comics

Despite the low-tech web site, Lone Star Comics (otherwise known as MyComicShop.com) is a good resource. They’re one of the largest comic book retailers worldwide and have buyers in most U.S. states. They offer similar services to Sell My Comic Books but on a larger scale.

Sparkle City Comics

Sparkle City specializes in vintage comics from 1970 and earlier, though they will purchase newer comics and other collectibles. They generally buy large collections at once, so this is another good resource if you’re looking to unload a lot at once.

CGC Comics

While CGC Comics is not a comics retailer, they can be helpful for sellers, whom they work with to grade and evaluate their collections. This is a good resource if you think you have something valuable but want someone to help you figure out how

If you’re looking to sell your comics, you’ll quickly learn that it’s a time-consuming process—at least, if you’re hoping to get the best deal for your collection. It requires organization, research, and savvy, but it’s definitely possible. Hopefully, these tips and resources will make the process just a little bit easier!

So what do you think, Rioters? Ready to sell your old comics? Add your thoughts in the comments below!

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Are You Lucky Enough to Own One of These Rare Comic Books?

Truly rare comic books may come along once or twice in a lifetime. Most collectors only dream of finding one.

Action Comics #23 is a rare comic book featuring a Superman cover

If you've stumbled across a find of vintage comic books and recognize one or more of the ones on this page, then stop whatever you're doing and contact us immediately for a FREE comic book appraisal!

Chances are you've found a real windfall.

If you want to sell comic books for cash, then we can help you to get the most money for your rare comics.

We've arranged the rare comic books by series or main character: Action Comics, Ant-Man, Batman, Green Lantern etc. Simply click any of the links below to see more details of the rarest comics featuring that character, and the minimum they are worth.


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New! REALLY Rare Comic Books You've Never Heard Of

We've added this gallery of really rare comic books because, for all the glamor of the big-name superheroes and villains, these are the REALLY hard books to find.

They are organized pretty randomly, with no attempt to keep them truly in order of value by record sale. But rest assured, if they are here then they are RARE. Really rare comic books.

Suspense Comics #3: Controversial Klan-style bondage and Nazi cover

Suspense Comics #3
Controversial Klan-style bondage and Nazi cover

Record Sale: $262,000
Minimum Value: $1,000

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On our top list of the best horror comics ever published.

Captain America 128-Page Issue: Extremely rare comic book!

Captain America 128-Page Issue
Extremely rare comic book!

Record Sale: $20,000
Minimum Value: $1,500

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Read more about this book on our Captain America Comics price guide page

All-Winners Comics #1 (1941). Rare comic book

All-Winners Comics #1 (1941)

Record Sale: $49,000
Minimum Value: $800

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All-Negro Comics #1: Very rare comic book, only issue

All-Negro Comics #1
Very rare comic book

Record Sale: $14,300
Minimum Value: $450

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Human Torch Comics #1: Rare 1940 Timely Comics issue

Human Torch Comics #1
Rare 1940 Timely Comics issue

Record Sale: $92,000
Minimum Value: $1,000

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PEP Comics #34: Controversial Nazi cover, rare comic

PEP Comics #34
Controversial Nazi cover, rare comic

Record Sale: $57,000
Minimum Value: $500

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Four Color Comics #16: Rare Mickey Mouse issue. Click for values

Four Color Comics #16
Rare Mickey Mouse issue

Record Sale: $50,000
Minimum Value: $400

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Rare Action Comics

Action Comics #1 (1938) Origin and first appearance of Superman, and a truly RARE comic book!

Action Comics #1 (1938)
Origin and first appearance of Superman

What's It Worth?
The sky's the limit for this comic book!
No matter what shape it's in, you will be glad you found it.

Record sale: $3,200,000
Minimum value: $90,000

Got one? Have it appraised free of charge!

NOTE: Reprints measuring 13 inches along the spine are common and are not valuable.

Action Comics #7 (1938), second Superman cover

Action Comics #7
Second Superman cover

What's It Worth?
The early Action Comics sell much better with Supes on the cover.
This one is worth more than #2 to #6.

Record sale: $188,000
Minimum value: $8,000

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Pretty much any issue of Action Comics from #1 through #100 is a scarce to rare comic book, and you can see values of them all by clicking here.

Action Comics values for #101-200 are here.

Other Superman rare comic books are listed lower down this page.

Rare Adventure Comics

During its evolution from a funnies comic into a superhero title, via the transitional title New Adventure Comics, this DC title became very popular with buyers at the time.

However, some issues are considered among the rarest of all DC comics. Read our Adventure Comics article for more details.

Adventure Comics #48: 1st appearance of Hour-Man. A very rare comic. Click for values

Adventure Comics #48
1st appearance of Hour-Man

Not as well-known as the Sandman,
Hour-Man is rarely seen. There
are only 28 copies known!

Record sale: $54,000
Minimum value: $1,000

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Adventure Comics #61: first appearance of Starman

Adventure Comics #61
1st appearance of Starman

There are only 30 unrestored copies in the CGC Census!

Record sale: $10,900
Minimum value: $500

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Rare All-Star Comics

You won't come across these too often, but if you happen to find one of these All-Star rare comic books, then you'll be very happy.

The series that launched the first super-team in the Justice Society of America, and debuted Wonder Woman in comics, is highly collectible.

Click to read our full article on All-Star Comics.

All-Star Comics #3: Origin and First Appearance of Justice Society of America. Click for values

All-Star Comics #3
Origin and 1st Appearance of Justice Society of America

What's It Worth?
The first super-team in comics (though they just sit around talking in this issue...)

Record sale: $200,000
Minimum value: $1,000

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All-Star Comics #8. First Appearance of Wonder Woman. Click for values of this rare book!

All-Star Comics #8
First Appearance of Wonder Woman

What's It Worth?
Hugely important, especially as Wonder Woman is appearing in movies now. Has been under-valued for years!

 Record sale: $936,000
Minimum value: $10,000

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All-Star Comics ended with issue #57, before being relaunched in the 1970s.

In really nice condition, any issue of this rare comic book series is worth good money. Have yours valued free!

Rare All-American Comics

Some of the most important and rare comic books to be published in the Golden Age appeared as part of All-American Comics (full article).

Key of all of them is All-American #16 (first Golden Age Green Lantern).

All-American Comics #16: First Appearance of the Green Lantern. Click for values

All-American Comics #16
1st Appearance of the Green Lantern

What's It Worth?
Seldom sold. Our copy (see below) was incomplete (but had a full cover and full Green Lantern story) and sold for $7,500.

Record sale: $203,000
Minimum value: $8,000

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All-American Comics #19: First Appearance of the Atom. Click for values

All-American Comics #19
1st Appearance of the Atom

What's It Worth?
Much less desirable than #16, but still an important book, with only 17 unrestored examples known to exist.

Record sale: $51,000
Minimum value: $400

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Less than 50 of these known in the world! Here's a copy of All-American Comics #16 we just acquired.Less than 50 of these known in the world! Here's a copy of All-American Comics #16 we just acquired. Apologies for the bad hair day!

Rare Ant-Man Comic Books

Compared with some of the Golden Age comics on this page, Ant-Man does not appear in any truly rare comic books.

However, there are a couple of valuable issues, notably his earliest appearances in Tales to Astonish. They are rare in high grade.

See our Ant-Man comic book price guide for more details of this character, who's set to hit the big time with a movie in 2015.

Tales to Astonish #27 (1962). Origin and first appearance of Ant-Man. Click for values

Tales to Astonish #27
Origin and 1st appearance of Ant-Man

What's It Worth?
Under-valued Silver Age key. Ant-Man movie appearances have helped it to achieve better prices in the past few years.

Record sale: $200,000
Minimum value: $325

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PEP Comics #22: First appearance of Archie Andrews, Betty and Jughead. Rare comic book

PEP Comics #22
First appearance of Archie Andrews, Betty and Jughead

Record Sale: $375,000
Minimum Value: $25,000

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Archie Comics #1: First solo Archie issue. Rare comic book in any condition!

Archie Comics #1
First solo Archie issue

Record Sale: $195,000
Minimum Value: $15,000

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Rare Batman Comics

If you have found rare comic books from the same era (1940s) with just the title Batman on the front, then you may be a little confused.

Batman was so popular that DC spun him off into his own series. Issue #1 was published on April 7th, 1940 (just a few days after Detective Comics #38 introduced Robin for the first time).

Let's look at some of the rare comic books from Batman's own series.

Batman #1 (1940). One of the rare comic books everybody would love to discover!

Batman #1
First appearance The Joker and The Cat (Catwoman)

What's It Worth?
Batman #1 is a highly sought-after book. If you want a run, it won't be complete without it!

Record sale: $2,220,000
Minimum value: $15,000

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Batman #3 (1940). Another RARE early comic book featuring the Caped Crusader!

Batman #3
First appearance Puppetmaster

What's It Worth?
Not as much as you might imagine, but no early Batman comics are worthless. Dark cover is hard to find in really fine condition.

Record sale: $40,000
Minimum value: $250

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Batman #11 (1942). A very early Joker cover

Batman #11
Classic Joker cover

What's It Worth?
Joker covers are huge right now, and this early Batman issue has one of the classic Joker comics images. A gem.

Record sale: $65,000
Minimum value: $750

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Other Issues of Batman Comic to Look Out For

Batman Comic #59, 1st Deadshot. Click for values

Pretty much any issue from Batman comic book #1 to #100 are worth money. They are strongly collected by comic fans around the world.

Also see our fully-detailed Batman comics #101-200 values article here.

Rare Captain America Comics

While there are some valuable Silver Age comic books featuring Captain America, none are truly rare comic books in the way that the Golden Age issues are.

You'll come across Avengers comics much more often than the Captain America Comics of the 1940s and 50s.

Found some? Get in touch and we'll help you figure out their value. Here are some typical issues. You can read more about Captain America comic books here.

Captain America Comics #1 Patriotic cover to appeal to WW2 readership. Click for values

Captain America Comics #1
Origin and 1st Appearance of Captain America; Patriotic WW2 cover

What's It Worth?
Big bucks. The first appearance of Cap
and Bucky is worth a lot.

Record sale: $306,000
Minimum value: $10,000

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Captain America Comics #2 Another very rare early comic book, and a great one to find. Click for values

Captain America Comics #2
2nd Appearance of Cap and Bucky; Another very rare Superhero comic

What's It Worth?
Not as much as issue #1, but the
record for this comic is still six figures.

Record sale: $103,000
Minimum value: $1,000

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Any Golden Age Captain America appearances are worth money, the condition being vital of course. Send us details of yours and we'll help you to figure out their worth.

Rare Batman Detective Comics

When it comes to rare comic books, few are as important as the origin and 1st appearance of Batman.

Detective Comics #27 is the big issue that any Batman comic collector dreams of owning.

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.

Here are the rare Batman comics to look for. If you've found one or more, get in touch immediately for a free appraisal of their value.

Detective Comics #27 (1939), world's second-most expensive rare comic

Detective Comics #27
Origin and 1st appearance of Batman

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!

Record sale: $2,100,000
Minimum value: $75,000

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Detective Comics #29 (1939), second Batman cover

Detective Comics #29
2nd Batman cover

What's It Worth?
While Detective Comics #28 is the 2nd appearance of Batman, collectors prefer issues with him on the cover.

Record sale: $90,000
Minimum value: $5,000

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Detective Comics #38 (1940). First appearance of Robin, the Boy Wonder. Rare!

Detective Comics #38
1st appearance of Robin, the Boy Wonder

What's It Worth?
Love him or loathe him, Robin has been a major character for the rest of the Batman universe since April Fool's Day, 1940.

Record sale: $107,000
Minimum value: $3,500

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Detective Comics #40: First appearance of Clay-Face

Detective Comics #40
First appearance of Clay-Face

Record Sale: $32,000
Minimum Value: $1,000

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Detective Comics #73: First Scarecrow comics cover

Detective Comics #73
First Scarecrow comics cover

Record Sale: $15,750
Minimum Value: $300

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Detective Comics #168: Origin of the Joker

Detective Comics #168
Origin of the Joker

Record Sale: $35,000
Minimum Value: $1,000

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Other Rare Detective Comic Books

Detective Comics #1 is a super-rare comic book. Click for values

While Detective #1 through #26 ("pre-hero era") do not feature Batman, they are still rare comic books, especially in fine condition.

Pretty much any issue of Detective Comics featuring Batman up to #250 is well worth having appraised. If you have later issues, then see our Detective Comics price guide for values.

Rare Captain Marvel Comic Books

One of the 'forgotten' heroes of the Golden Age, Captain Marvel (click for article) first appears in one of the rarest and most sought-after of all comics, Whiz Comics #2.

The Shazam! movie restored some interest in this character, but his similarity to Superman and the relatively scarce nature of the comic books means collectors don't have as much affinity to this Golden Age hero.

Whiz Comics #2(#1) (1940). Origin and first appearance of Captain Marvel, who was later renamed Shazam! by DC Comics for legal reasons. Click to research values

Whiz Comics #2(#1)
Origin and 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam!

What's It Worth?
A very rare comic book. There are so few of these comic books on the market that it's very hard to say, but a LOT!

Record sale: $281,000
Minimum value: $8,000

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Captain Marvel Adventures #1 (1941). The first stand-alone Captain Marvel comic book. Click for values

Captain Marvel Adventures #1
The first stand-alone Captain Marvel comic book. See our article for more information

What's It Worth?
Not as valuable as Whiz for sure. The highest known unrestored copy of this book is only 5.0 out of 10! Unrestored examples are extremely rare. 

Record sale: $38,000
Minimum value: $800

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Marvel Family #1: First appearance of Black Adam

Marvel Family #1
First appearance of Black Adam

Record Sale: $10,800
Minimum Value: $500

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Rare Fantastic Four Comics

The birth of the "Marvel Age of Comics" began with Fantastic Four #1, a classic cover that every collector would love to own.

There are not too many actually RARE comic books featuring the FF, but in nice condition, they can be very valuable. Most early issues of FF are rare in high grade.

Check out our Fantastic Four comic books article for more.

Fantastic Four #1 (1961). The book that began the Marvel age of comics. Rare in fine or better condition

Fantastic Four #1 (1961)
Origin and 1st appearance the Fantastic Four, 1st appearance Mole Man

What's It Worth?
Condition is really vital, but this is such an iconic book that even in bad shape, it has value.

Record sale: $300,000
Minimum value: $800

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Fantastic Four #5 (1962). First Doctor Doom, key FF issue

Fantastic Four #5 (1962)
Origin and 1st appearance of the awesome villain, Doctor Doom

What's It Worth?
While this is not a mega-money book in low grade, VF copies are getting expensive.

Record sale: $65,000
Minimum value: $250

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Other issues of Fantastic Four Worth Finding

Pretty much any issues from Fantastic Four #1 - 20 are highly collectible, though not really rare comic books.

A few later issues are now considered "key":

Fantastic Four #48: 1st Silver Surfer and Galactus

Fantastic Four #48: 1st Silver Surfer and Galactus

Fantastic Four #52: first Black Panther

Fantastic Four #52: first Black Panther

Get in touch if you have any of those mentioned, and we'll help you to figure out what they're worth.

Read more in our detailed Fantastic Four Comic Book Price Guide here.


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Rare Flash Comics

There are plenty of rare comic books with Flash as the central character. The Flash is less popular amongst collectors than Superman, Spiderman and Batman.

However, you may still have a treasure or two if you've found some Flash comics. Let's have a look at the best of them.

Flash Comics #1 (1940). A very rare comic book!

Flash Comics #1
Origin and first appearance The Flash, and other characters

What's It Worth?
This issue from 1940 is definitely one of the rare comic books that every collector wants.

Record sale: $450,000
Minimum value: $4,000

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All-Flash Quarterly #1 (1941). A very rare Flash comic book

All-Flash Quarterly #1
Origin of The Flash retold

What's It Worth?
This is a pretty rare comic book from 1941. Even if your copy is beaten to heck, it's still got some value! 

Record sale: $33,000
Minimum value (in really bad shape): $500

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Showcase #4 (1956). A key Flash comic book and rare in fine or better grade

Showcase #4
First Silver-Age appearance of The Flash

What's It Worth?
Even in really poor condition, this is a KEY comic book and really great if you have happened to found one!

Record sale: $179,000
Minimum value: $2,000

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Flash #105 (1959). Another key rare comic book featuring Flash

Flash #105
First Silver-Age dedicated Flash comic, first Mirror Master

What's It Worth?
It's a rare comic book in top shape. But even beat-up copies have some value.

Record sale: $38,000
Minimum value: $350

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Other Flash comics to look for:

Pretty much any Flash comic from the 1940s is worth good money, and those early issues are truly rare comic books.

Anything later must be in better shape to be truly valuable.

If you have found a pile of old Flash comics, we'll help you figure out what they are, and what they're worth.

Rare Green Lantern Comics

There are some really rare comic books featuring the Green Lantern.

This Golden Age character was rather obscure, like The Flash, until the movie of 2011, when he suddenly became popular with a new generation.

Here are the big ones to watch for.

All-American Comics #16 (1940). Origin and first appearance of The Green Lantern

All-American Comics #16
Origin and 1st appearance of the Green Lantern

What's It Worth?
This is one of the big rare comic books that is a dream if you find one! In top condition, the sky's the limit.

Record sale: $203,000
Minimum value: $7,500

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Green Lantern (1st Series) #1 (1941). A superb, old and rare comic!

Green Lantern (volume 1) #1
Origin of the Green Lantern retold; dark cover is scarce in high grade

What's It Worth?
While not as knockout as All-American #16, the first dedicated Green Lantern comic
is very desirable.

Record sale: $44,000
Minimum value: $500

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Showcase #22 (1959) is a rare comic book that has rocketed in value!

Showcase #22
1st Silver Age appearance of the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)

What's It Worth?
Hal Jordan is the continuity Green Lantern, so this Silver Age comic has rocketed in value!

Record sale: $60,000
Minimum value: $200

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See our articles for more detail:
Golden Age Green Lantern Comics | Silver Age Green Lantern Comics

Rare Incredible Hulk Comics

Hulk SMASH! Yes, he's green, he's mean, and if you have one of these rare Hulk comics, you won't need to be 'mean with the green' any more.

Like the Fantastic Four, these Hulk comics are not really that rare, but you seldom see them in fine condition.

"Marvel chipping" (scoop-shaped bits of color loss at the edges) is common on these comics. See our article on Incredible Hulk comics for more detail on the value of these popular comics.

Incredible Hulk #1 (1962). Origin and first appearance of The Hulk (with gray skin)

Incredible Hulk #1
Origin and 1st appearance The Incredible Hulk (with gray skin)

What's It Worth?
The majority of Hulk #1s coming to market are creased and chipped. If yours is in fine condition or better, then you're in the money!

Record sale: $375,000
Minimum value: $3,000

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HOT BOOK ALERT!
Incredible Hulk #1 is on the Hot Comics 100

Incredible Hulk #2 (1962). First green-skinned Hulk appearance

Incredible Hulk #2
First green-skinned Hulk

What's It Worth?
We've all known him as green, so you were probably surprised to discover that Hulk was gray in the first place! Want to discover its value? We can help.

Record sale: $47,000
Minimum value: $100

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Incredible Hulk #181 (1974). First full Wolverine story in comics

Incredible Hulk #181
Full 1st Appearance of Wolverine

What's It Worth?
Here's where supply and demand work their magic! Definitely NOT a rare comic book. There are thousands out there, but they're hot property. Worth money in any condition.

Record sale: $150,000
Minimum value: $200

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HOT BOOK ALERT!
Incredible Hulk #181 is on the Hot Comics 100

Other Hulk comics to look out for:

Pretty much any of issues #1 to #6 are highly sought-after. There is then a five-year gap, with Incredible Hulk #102 being the "next" issue in 1968.

Hulk appears in the last issues of Tales to Astonish. He also battles the Thing in Fantastic Four #112, the entire Fantastic Four team in Fantastic Four #12, and Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #119 and Amazing Spider-Man #120.

Hulk even makes an appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #14, which is more famous for the first appearance of the Green Goblin.

There are many other Hulk appearances for collectors to seek out, but the ones pictured above are the only really rare comic books with Hulk.

Rare Iron Man Comics

Thanks to Robert Downey Jr. and the movie franchise, Iron Man has become one of the hottest comic characters. Just like Hulk, there are few really rare Iron Man comics, but the key is to get them in top condition.

Here are the ones to really look for. See our Iron Man comic books article for more details.

Tales of Suspense #39 (1963). Origin and first appearance of Iron Man (silver suit)

Tales of Suspense #39
Origin and 1st appearance, Iron Man

What's It Worth?
Often found with the pale olive green color faded out.

Record sale: $262,000
Minimum value: $650

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Other Iron Man comics:

There are lots of other Iron Man comics, and you should definitely have us appraise them if they are in REALLY nice shape (look like they have hardly been read).

Examples are: Tales of Suspense 40 - 41 - 48 - 50 - 52 - 57

Most are not rare comic books, but still collected.

Rare Justice League of America Comics

Justice League of America comics (click for main article) have peaked and then declined in value, as speculation and then profit taking around the JLA movie came and went.

Even if they're not rare comic books, they are collectible.

The key JLA comic books to find are:

Brave and the Bold #28: rare comic book with JLA

Brave and the Bold #28
First appearance of the JLA

Finally, this super-team has been promised a movie treatment.
Prices of this book (long under-valued) are rising fast.

Record sale: $120,000
Minimum value: $300

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Justice League of America #1: rare comic book with JLA

Justice League of America #1
First appearance in own comic

What's it Worth?
The second most valuable JLA book, rare in high grade.

Record sale: $75,000
Minimum value: $150

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If you've found any of these great JLA comics, then have them appraised for free by Sell My Comic Books.

Rare Marvel Mystery Comics

Back in the Golden Age, Marvel Mystery Comics (click for full article) (initially called Marvel Comics) heralded the creation of the world's most famous comic book brand.

There are some REALLY rare comic books in this run!

Pretty much any issues of Marvel Mystery Comics have value. They are rare comic books in high grade, but in lower grades, are still worth decent money. Have yours appraised today.

Rare Phantom Lady Comic Books

The Phantom Lady Matt Baker comics (click for full article) are highly sought-after by collectors of so-called Good Girl Art. They are super-sexy and definitely seem 'edgy' even today!

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Comic Books: What They’re Worth and Where to Sell Them

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Our panel of comic book experts

Ashley Cotter-Cairns, President, Sell My Comic BooksWriter, web entrepreneur, and comic book dealer who is an advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and publishes an annual list of the 100 hottest comics to invest in.

Kevin Segall, Proprietor, Collector’s Shangri-LaPop culture memorabilia expert who founded the Essential Media Catalog. Member of the International Society of Appraisers and National Cartoonists Society.

Jason Crosby, Consignment Director, ComicLinkOriginal comic art and comic book expert with 25 years of experience in the hobby.

Dylan Schwartz, Proprietor, Dylan Universe ComicsComic book expert who specializes in buying and selling pre-1980 comics. Advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Bob Bretall, Guinness World Record Holder, World’s Largest Comic Book Collection; owner of fan site ComicSpectrum.comOwner of the world’s largest collection of comic books, featuring more than 101,822 unique comics; Bretall has collected comics every week for 48 years.

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What are the most valuable comic books?

The highest price ever paid for a comic book was $3.2 million ($3,207,852, to be exact) for a 9.0 CGC-graded copy of Action Comics #1, which was the first comic to feature Superman. The record-setting price was set in 2014 during an eBay auction.

“This is the most expensive comic book on the planet, and is the nicest example in existence,” says Dylan Schwartz, proprietor at Dylan Universe Comics. “It is the cream of the crop, in almost perfect condition, which is unheard of.”

Schwartz is referring to the most expensive comic book ever certified and sold on the open market, but there is an even more valuable copy of Action Comics #1– dubbed the “Mile High” copy – that has never changed hands on the open market, says Ashley Cotter-Cairns, president of Sell My Comic Books.

“When the so-called ‘Mile High’ copy of Action Comics #1 finally gets certified and sold, it will be nicer than the 9.0,” he says. “It would sell for much more than $3.2 million today.”

Action Comics #1IMAGE: Action Comics #1. Source: Kevin Segall.

Enormous sums have also been paid for Detective Comics #27($1.07 million), which features the first appearance of Batman, and Amazing Fantasy #15($1.1 million) – the first appearance of Spider-Man.

“Those are the big three in terms of demand and notoriety, but there are many comic books that are highly valuable,” explains Jason Crosby, consignment director at ComicLink.

Those same comics would be worth even more if they became available today.

“It has been many years since they last changed hands, and these prices would be shattered if the best-known copies were to come back to market,” says Cotter-Cairns.

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Most Valuable Comics

Entire comic collections can be worth even more. In 2012, a man found 345 comic books in his great aunt’s closet – and that collection ended up selling for $3.5 million at auction. Other “found” comic collections have fetched as much as $175,000 on the auction block.

Though many comic books are highly valuable, these sums aren’t indicative of the average value of comic books – which Cotter-Cairns says is around 25 cents.

Detective Comics #27IMAGE: Detective Comics #27. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns

What makes comic books valuable?

The value of a given comic book is determined by multiple factors, though there are some general guidelines that can help identify whether a comic is valuable or not.

“Comic books range in value from a few cents to millions of dollars,” says Crosby. “The holy grail comic books are the earliest superhero appearances. The vast majority of comic books, especially more modern editions, are worth cover price or less.”

Though the first appearances of superheroes are generally regarded as the most valuable comic books, Cotter-Cairns says there are “holy grail” comics from each period of publishing history. For example:

  • Action Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27 from the Golden Age
  • Showcase #4 and Amazing Fantasy #15 from the Silver Age
  • Incredible Hulk #181 and Marvel Spotlight #5 from the Bronze Age
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 from the Copper Age
  • Walking Dead #1 from the Modern Age
“Generally speaking, these are valuable when compared to their direct peers: superhero and gory horror comics from the Golden Age, big-name superhero comics from the Silver and Bronze Age, and by the time the 1980s began, Copper to Modern Age, just a relative handful of issues amongst a sea of low-value stuff,” he says.

TMNT #98IMAGE: Sean Goodrich, co-owner of Sell My Comic Books, with two CGC 9.8 copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. Only 24 copies are known to exist. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

The primary factors that affect comic book value are:

Desirability and demand

The more desirable a comic book, the greater its demand and the higher its value.

“Desirability is often determined by the popularity of characters, especially first appearances, significant storylines and seminal issues, artists, writers, and premiere issues,” says Kevin Segall, owner of Collector’s Shangri-La.

Demand is highest for first appearances of major heroes and villains, as well as other comics that have historical significance.


“The first appearance of Green Lantern, for example, is worth many multiples of his second appearance. This is true for almost every superhero or villain,” explains Cotter-Cairns. “Recently, demand has been driven by movies and TV projects. Previously-unknown first appearances suddenly catapult in value because some C-list bad guy is going to be the antagonist in a new movie or series.”

Historical significance may be the most important factor in comic book value, says Crosby: “Knowing which issues are considered ‘key issues’ is highly important for searching for comic books in the wild.”

The Walking Dead #1IMAGE: Walking Dead #1. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

Rarity and scarcity

Generally speaking, the rarer a comic book, the greater its value; however, Cotter-Cairns says demand is far more important than supply when it comes to comic book value.

“For example, there are more than 11,000 CGC-graded copies of New Mutants #98– the first Deadpool appearance – in the marketplace. But every modern collector seems to want one,” he says. “Hence, values are high for this common book, and it’s worth certifying in many different condition grades.”

Despite ample supply, New Mutants #98has sold for more than $1,000. In contrast, the record sale for a copy of 1942’s New Funnies #69is $275 – even though there are only seven certified copies in the world.

“There is no demand for this book,” says Cotter-Cairns. “The record sale for a book that is over 75 years old is $275 for a CGC 8.0. In May 2018, a CGC 8.0 copy of New Mutants #98also sold for $275. That is absolute proof that rarity on its own is nothing without demand.”

The New Mutants #98IMAGE: The New Mutants #98. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

Age/Era

Every comic book belongs to a specific comic book age, or era, defined by the time period in which it was printed. You can tell which age a comic book belongs to by its publication date and its cover price.

COMIC BOOK AGEPUBLICATION DATESCOVER PRICE
Victorian Age1828 to 1882n/a
Platinum Age1882 to 1938n/a
Golden Age1938 to 194510 cents
Atom Age (some consider this to be part of the Golden Age)1946 to 195610 cents
Silver Age1956 to 196912 cents
Bronze Age1970 to 198015 to 35 cents
Copper Age1981 to 199040 cents to $1.50
Modern Age1990 to the presentMore than $1.50
Note: These publication dates are approximate, as not everyone agrees on when one age ends and another begins; thus, there is invariably some overlap. For example, some experts place the Copper Age from 1981 to 1991, and others argue that the Modern Age should begin in 1992.

There are also exceptions to the cover price guidelines: Marvel annuals and specials, for example, were published in the 1960’s with cover prices of 25 and 50 cents; while special one-off books, like the New York World’s Fair comic from 1939, were 15 cents – a 50% premium for a comic book at the time, says Cotter-Cairns, who warns to be mindful of reprints, since some high-value comics have been reprinted multiples times and are not as valuable as the original printings.

“Different artists, stories, and cultural motifs help to designate the age of comics,” says Schwartz.

For example, the Golden Age represents the introduction of superheroes, whose popularity gave way to crime, horror, and science fiction comics in the Atom Age, says Crosby.

Superheroes made a comeback in the Silver Age, when Marvel Comics segued from publishing horror and monster comics to the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics.

Amazing Fantasy #15IMAGE: Amazing Fantasy #15. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

Condition

Condition has a significant impact on comic book value; however, it can be challenging for novices to judge the condition of a given comic book.

“It takes years to master,” says Schwartz. “There are a lot of .5’s out there and about one hundred 10’s in the world. Most old comics form the 1970’s and older are generally around a 4.0.”

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“To the layman’s eye, a 9.2 looks like a 9.8, but this is a very particular hobby,” says Cotter-Cairns. “Tiny faults knock a book down a grade. The very highest grades, 9.9 and 10.0, are ridiculously rare, and in all our time dealing with books we have never received one.”

Showcase #4IMAGE: Showcase #4. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

Cotter-Cairns added that there are typically multiples of prices between grades. For example, a 0.6 difference in condition grades for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1can represent a $26,500 difference in value:

  • 2: $8,500
  • 4: $11,000
  • 6: $18,000
  • 8: $35,000
“Pricing books on your own is very tough, mainly because of the effect of small faults on condition and therefore value,” says Cotter-Cairns. “Usually, it’s best to ‘outsource’ this to an expert, a.k.a. a dealer. It’s human nature to give your books a 9.2 out of 10 when they are really only an 8.0, and the ‘value’ do-it-yourself sites will calculate for you will vary wildly as a result.”

Comic books are typically graded on the CGC scale:
10.0Gem Mint
9.9Mint
9.8Near Mint/Mint
9.6Near Mint +
9.4Near Mint
9.2Near Mint –
9.0Very Fine/Near Mint
8.5Very Fine +
8.0Very Fine
7.5Very Fine –
7.0Fine/Very Fine
6.5Fine +
6.0Fine
5.5Fine –
5.0Very Good/Fine
4.5Very Good +
4.0Very Good
3.5Very Good –
3.0Good/Very Good
2.5Good +
2.0Good
1.8Good –
1.5Fair/Good
1.0Fair
0.5 to 0Poor

Segall offers the following condition explanations:

  • Mint: The best example of a comic book ever seen. Perfect, or as near to perfect as possible.
  • Near Mint/Mint to Very Fine: Nearly perfect with only minor imperfections that keep it from the next higher grade. The overall look is as if it were just purchased and read once or twice.
  • Very Fine/Near Mint to Very Fine: An excellent copy with outstanding eye appeal. Sharp, bright, and clean with supple pages. A comic book of this grade has the appearance of being carefully handled.
  • Fine/Very Fine: An above-average copy that shows minor wear but is still relatively flat and clean with no significant creasing or other serious defects. Eye appeal is somewhat reduced because of slight surface wear and the accumulation of small defects, specially on the spine and edges. A fine condition comic book appears to have been read a few times and has been handled with moderate care.
  • Very Good/Fine to Very Good: The average used comic book. A comic in this grade shows some significant moderate wear, but still has not accumulated enough total defects to reduce eye appeal to the point that it is not a desirable copy.
  • Good/Very Good to Good: This grade shows substantial wear; often considered a “reading copy.” Comics in this grade have all pages and covers, although there may be small pieces missing. Books in this grade are commonly creased, scuffed, abraded, and soiled, but still completely readable.
  • Fair/Good to Fair: A copy in this grade shows heavy wear. Some collectors consider this the lowest collectible grade because comic books in lesser condition are usually incomplete and/or brittle. Comics in this grade are usually soiled, faded, ragged, and possibly unattractive. This is the last grade in which a comic remains generally readable.
  • Poor: Most comic books in this grade have been sufficiently degraded to the point where there is little or no collector value; they are easily identified by a complete absence of eye appeal. Comics in this grade are brittle almost to the point of turning to dust with a touch and are usually incomplete.

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Note that if you have a comic book that seems to be in excellent condition, it’s important to make sure it wasn’t restored.

“Restored comics are worth far less than unrestored comics, even if they look much nicer,” says Cotter-Cairns. “’Restoration’ could mean anything from a kid coloring on a white spot with a marker pen to an unscrupulous dealer carefully trimming damage off an edge with a guillotine. Most collectors despise restoration, and will pay far, far less for a book in the same condition with any degree of restoration.”

If you’re not sure what condition your comic books are in, you can have them graded by companies like Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)or Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS).

Once graded, these companies can seal your comic in a plastic case, known as a “slab” by collectors. The slab not only protects the comic book, it ensures it has maintained its condition at the time of grading – once a slab is opened, the grade becomes invalid. Slabbing costs around $25 per comic graded, plus shipping.  

Incredible Hulk #181
IMAGE: The Incredible Hulk #181 (first appearance of Wolverine). Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

How much are your comic books worth?

As stated, most comic books are worth their cover prices or less, though some can be worth a lot more.

“Generally, higher-end comics sell at auction close to their price-guide values,” says Segall. “Lower-end comic books are very difficult to sell. Stores will sometimes pay around $25 per long box.”

Cotter-Cairns says the average value of a comic book is around 25 cents, but “if you go to a comic book store carrying boxes filled with thousands of primarily low-demand comics from the 1990s to today, you’ll be lucky to get five cents each for them. Most dealers won’t touch them. You might be able to get a buck apiece at a yard sale. Each era has junk. Just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s valuable.”

Marvel Spotlight #5IMAGE: Marvel Spotlight #5. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

So, how can you tell if you have a stack of relatively worthless comics or a diamond in the rough worth tens of thousands of dollars?

Start by listing everything you know about your comic books, including:

  • Title and issue number
  • Cover price
  • Publication date and print edition
  • Condition
  • Writer and artist names
  • Pictures of your comic book: front and back, and interior if not slabbed; if there are defects, take photos of them as well (loose centerfold, rusted staples, small cover tears, etc.)
  • Anything notable, if it’s a key issue, historical significance, and if there are any writer or artist autographs
NOTE: The more you know about the comic, the easier it will be to determine its value. However, you don’t need to spend countless hours tracking down every detail.

“The average person selling comics will waste dozens of hours if they list artists, try to grade their condition, etc. We strongly discourage our visitors from wasting time. Stick to title and issue number,” says Cotter-Cairns.

The official title and issue number can be found on the indicia, which is a block of text typically found inside the book, on the bottom of the first page. A common mistake is to list the wrong title based on words found on the cover that are not included in the official title.

Next, check prices with the following resources:

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has long been considered the Bible of comic book pricing. However, experts warn that the prices listed in the guide shouldn’t be taken as gospel.

“This book will generally tell you what prices you would likely pay retail in store, not the price you would be likely to get if you sold it yourself, though there is a correlation,” says Segall.

Crosby concurs: “It’s too static to keep up with current trends on graded and high-end books. For lower to moderate value comics not worth the expense of professional certification, I think Overstreet’s guide is very useful and pertinent. It’s also a great resource for quickly identifying standout and key issues from a run.”

ComicLink

You can follow the auctions on ComicLink to stay in touch with current market trends.

Sell My Comic Books

Sell My Comic Books offers free comic book appraisals. You can follow their step-by-step guide, which includes video tips, to identify your comic books and prepare a list of the information they need to offer an accurate estimate. See if your comics are included on their list of the 50 most valuable comics by era.

eBay

Search for your comic book on eBay, then select “sold listings” in the sidebar to view only completed real-world transactions.

“Check eBay’s sold listings to get a ballpark range of what your comics go for,” says Schwartz. “A comic is only worth what someone is willing to pay.”

TMNT #1IMAGE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

Professional appraisers

If you know you have a particularly valuable comic, it might be worth having it professionally appraised. Just make sure you think the value justifies the investment in appraisal, which can range between $100 and $500 per hour.

Other sites

You can check listings and completed auctions on other sites, including:

 Batman Adventures #12IMAGE: Batman Adventures #12. Source: Ashley Cotter-Cairns.

Where to sell your comic books

There are multiple places you can sell comic books, including online comic book stores, local brick-and-mortar comic shops, auction websites, auction houses, and local classifieds. Below, we’ll break down the pros and cons of each; but first, it’s helpful to understand what motivates different types of comic book buyers.

Understanding Comic Book Buyers

It can be helpful to understand comic book sales from the buyer’s perspective; once you know the buyer’s needs and motivations, you can more easily arrive at a fair price.

We asked Bob Bretall, Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest comic book collection, to lend insight into what motivates comic book buyers.

There are different types of buyers

1.       “Investment” buyers: “These people have the idea that if they buy key issues in high grades (usually slabbed) that they’ll go up in value. They pay top dollar for high-grade books and make up the most visible part of the market.”

2.       High-grade collectors: “They want really nice copies but are not necessarily in it for investment purposes. They also pay top dollar for the higher-grade books.”

3.       Flippers: “These people are in it for the quick buck. They try to anticipate the next hot book and they buy up quantities of things and try to sell them as quickly as possible for a profit.”

4.       Regular collectors: “These come in two varieties: patient and impatient. Impatient collectors want a book and will buy it for a higher price to get it in their hands more quickly. Patient collectors play the long game. They realize that even on ‘rare’ comics there are multiple copies out there that are available in a wide variety of grades and for a wide variety of prices. They are generally aware of what things are worth, will decide what they are willing to pay, and will keep an eye out for a book that meets their grade/price buying criteria, sometimes for years. I’m one of these.”

Your comics do not need to be perfect to sell them

Bretall’s collection mostly consists of comics graded between 4.0 and 6.5. He says he will not buy a comic that does not have good eye appeal.

“In the lower grades, grading accuracy of sellers has wide variation,” he says. “I have bought 4.0 books that look really nice and have passed on books sellers claim are 5.0 because they look like they went through a washing machine.”

Bretall says most collectors want high dollar value and high-grade comics, which means prices for comics graded below 5.0 are soft – creating a buyer’s market. He often buys comics in 4.0 to 5.0 condition at 30 to 50 percent discounts off the guide price.

“When I buy, I really do not care what a seller claims the grade is. I want pictures, front and back, as well as a detailed list of observed defects,” he says. “Then, I base the price I am willing to pay on what I feel the condition is and the Overstreet guide price.”

He adds that it’s important to focus on eye appeal: “If the book looks terrible, has lots of tears or creases, is really worn-looking, they will have a hard time selling it unless it’s a real key issue. If it looks decent, someone like me will be happy to buy it. Not for the price that high-grade books cost, but it will still be worth something.”

There is a feeding frenzy for high-value comics

Bretall says there’s a feeding frenzy for high-grade comics as investments, which skews the market. He actively avoids buying high-grade comics because he doesn’t want to pay 10 or 20 times the price of a mid-grade copy – serious money for some comics.

“It makes sense to want the highest grade possible if you are looking for return on investment. If you actually want to read the comic and have it for your collection, then I can read a 5.0 just the same as I can read a 9.2; plus, I don’t have to worry about downgrading the comic just by reading it,” he says. “I can pretty much guarantee that people buying high-graded books, even non-slabbed, are not sitting on their couches flipping through them and reading it. I can read a 4.5 or 5.0 and it will still be in that same condition when I’m done.”

Here’s a list of places you can sell your comic books, including pros and cons for each.

Online comic stores and bookstores

Online comic stores and bookstores are staffed with experts who understand the value of your comic books, which means sales are quick and your payment will arrive a few days after they receive your comics. These companies offer cash payouts, though many additionally offer consignment services and store credit (which can net more value if you’d like to buy new comic books post-sale).

Though fast and convenient, online comic stores and bookstores generally do not pay top dollar for comics because they need to resell your comics for a profit on the retail side.


The trade off is you do not need to deal with the hassles of selling your comics to collectors: customer service, answering customer questions, invoicing, packing and shipping, returns, missing items, complaints, and relisting unsold items.

“Dealers take away a lot of the work, but a share of the reward. Most average comic book owners don’t want to get involved in retailing comic books on eBay. It’s a full-time job,” says Cotter-Cairns. “What’s your time worth? At the end of the day, is it better to take the easy dealer money and let them do the hard work to unlock their margin?” Examples include:

Sell My Comic Books

Sell My Comic Books is owned and operated by Ashley Cotter-Cairns, who is an advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide – largely regarded as the authority in comic book pricing. Expect quick payouts via cash, wire transfer, PayPal, certified check, MoneyGram, or Western Union.

In addition, Sell My Comic Books pays for and arranges all shipping and handling. Start the process by sending a list of your comics to get an offer and next steps.

Dylan Universe Comics

Founded by the father/son team of Dylan and Paul Schwartz, Dylan Universe Comics will buy individual comic books and entire collections. The company offers free shipping (via PayPal or shipping label) and pays you before you ship your comic books, eliminating much of the risk of selling via mail. Payments are submitted quickly via PayPal, cash, certified check, MoneyGram, or money order.

To get started, contact Dylan Universe Comicswith a list of the comics you have to sell (and include photos if you have them), their ages and conditions, and your location. If you have a large or valuable collection, Dylan Universe Comics will travel to you.

Lone Star Comics

A family business that began in 1961, Lone Star Comics offers multiple selling options: you can either send a list of your comics to receive an offer before you ship; or, you can speed up the process by shipping your comics to them first for valuation.

Lone Star Comics also features a “Want List.” If your comic book is on the list, you can instantly see how much they’ll pay for it. Comics valued at $50 or more can be sold via Lone Star Comics’ consignment service, which includes free grading plus listings on MyComicShop.com and eBay.

Commission fees are charged on a sliding scale, from 10% for items that sell for less than $300 to 6% for items that go for more than $3,000. The company will travel to you if you have a large collection or estate, and you can visit their warehouse in Arlington, Texas, to get an in-person offer. Once your comics are received, it takes around 10 business days to process them and payouts are mailed within 2 business days. If you opt for store credit, it will be applied within one business day. Though you’ll pay the initial fees to ship your comics, Lone Star Comics offers a shipping rebate.

New Dimension Comics

Boasting six brick-and-mortar locationsin addition to its online presence, New Dimension Comics has been buying and selling comics since it was founded by Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advisor Todd McDevitt in 1986. Send a list of the comics you have to sell directly to McDevittto get an offer and next steps.

I Like Comics

Based in Vancouver, Washington, where it operates a brick-and-mortar comic store, I Like Comics additionally buys comics online. The company pays via your choice of cash, trade, or store credit. To get started, fill out their online formto see if they’re interested in buying your comic books.

Get Cash For Comics

Get Cash For Comics buys vintage comic books, CGC graded comics, and entire comic collections. The company claims that no store pays more cash than they do – 80% to 90% of what you could sell for on eBay without the hassle of an auction or commission fees. If you have a large collection, Get Cash For Comics will travel to you or pay for you to fly to them. Get an offer by calling, emailing, or filling out their online contact form.

Sparkle City Comics

Sparkle City Comics buys both vintage and modern comics directly, plus offers consignment services. The site claims it can beat any offer. If your comics are particularly valuable, Sparkle City Comics will travel to you.

The company offers free appraisalsfor any comic that has an Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide value of $1,000 or greater. The website doesn’t indicate who pays for shipping or how fast payments are sent, though it does say Sparkle City Comics pays in cash. If you sell via consignment services(your comic must have a minimum $300 to qualify), you’ll be charged a commission between 10% and 25%, depending on how much it sells for. Get started by completing the online form.

Nostalgia Zone

This Minneapolis-based store also buys comics online, either via cash or trade in (they typically offer 10% to 25% more in trade value versus cash). Nostalgia Zone doesn’t normally sell on consignment, but it is an option that can be discussed. Call or email with a list of the comics you have and the condition they’re in to see if Nostalgia Zone is interested in buying them.

Lee’s Comics

Lee’s Comics specializes in vintage comic book collections, though they’ll also buy comics produced from the 80’s through the Modern Age as well as pay small bulk amounts for long boxes. To learn more about the process and get an offer, make a list of the comics you have to sell and contact them directly.

Superworld Comics

Superworld Comics buys Silver Age Marvel and DC comics, Golden Age and Bronze Age comics, pre-code horror and science fiction comics, pre-hero Marvel comics, and miscellaneous comic books like westerns and romances. Their focus is on comics published from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, but they’ll consider all comics and collections. If you have a large or valuable collection, they’ll travel to you. Contact themto learn more.

Midtown Comics

Midtown Comics buys vintage comics from the golden, silver, and bronze ages, as well as other key issues regardless of age. Few details are provided on their website; contact themabout selling your comics for more information.

BB Novelties

You can sell your vintage comic books to BB Novelties, which pays a flat rate per comic based on its original pricing as follows: $1.50 for 10-cent covers, $1 for 12-cent covers, and 20 cents for 15-, 20-, and 25-cent covers. BB Novelties also purchases entire comic collections. The company will pay for shipping if your comic books are worth more than $25. Confirmation emails are sent within one week of your shipment arriving at their location, and PayPal payments are issued within one day of that.

We Buy Comics

Owned by Jon R. Warren, who authored the Wizard Prize Guide to Comics and spent ten years as senior price guide editor of that publication as well as senior price guide editor for The Overstreet Update for ten years before that, We Buy Comics purchases a variety of comics spanning the golden, silver, and bronze ages, as well as rare first issues, 10- and 12-cent comic books, and more.

The company prefers to buy large collections, but will also purchase single comics. You can check out their “Wants List”to get an idea of the types of comics they’re currently interested in – just understand that the list is not comprehensive. Contact We Buy Comicsfor more information about how its program works.

Metropolis Collectibles

Metropolis Collectibles sells comic books on consignment, and states its fees are lower than traditional auction houses: it charges “only a small consignment fee” versus the standard 15% rate charged by auction houses. Some comics are eligible for cash advances up to a half-million dollars. The website does not provide details for payment method and timeframe, so you’ll need to contact them directly for more information.

Gary Dolgoff Comics

GDC has more than 30 years’ experience buying comic books and purchases a range of editions from the Golden Age to contemporary issues. The company will buy comic books in any grade, from poor to mint, and buys whole collections (no cherry-picking for the best comics) as well as inheritances. GDC offers quick payment and will travel worldwide. Contact Gary Dolgoff Comicsto learn more.

Dale Roberts Comics

DRC buys individual comic books and entire comic collections spanning all comic ages. The company offers cash payouts and will travel nationwide to review comic collections. Contact Dale Roberts Comicsto learn more.

Auctions

Selling your comics at auction can net a higher sales price than selling to comic stores, but you need to account for commissions and other selling fees. It could take awhile for your comic books to sell at auction – if they sell at all – but it’s also possible you’ll get a quick sale.

Payouts are typically submitted via cash, check, or a service like PayPal (which also has fees). There are multiple types of auctions you can run; examples include traditional auction houses (which typically handle the entire process for you) and selling via online auction platforms (you’ll do most of the work). Be sure you understand all terms and fees before you sell your comics at auction. You can auction your comic books at any of these sites.

ComicLink

There are two ways to auction comics on ComicLink. Option One charges a 10% commission but has no listing fees for comics that sell for more than $50 (a $5 fee is charged for items that sell for less than $50). To qualify for this option, your comics must be professionally-graded and they cannot be made available for sale anywhere else.

Option Two is full-service, where ComicLink provides grading, escrow services, and storage. They also offer price recommendations to facilitate sales. Like Option One, there are no listing fees. Commissions range between 10% and 25%. Learn more about ComicLink’s auctions.

Comic Connect

Comic Connect is an auction site dedicated to comic books. The service charges a 10% commission on all sales. If your comic sells for less than $50 you’ll be assessed an additional $5 fee. If buyers pay via a method that incurs fees, such as credit cards or PayPal, 3% is deducted from the final price.

When your comic sells, you’ll ship it directly to Comic Connect, which will then send it to the buyer. Payouts are submitted via check within 30 days. One of the perks of Comic Connect is that there are no buyer’s premiums, which makes it an attractive option for buyers.

Reece’s Rare Comics

It’s free to create a seller’s account and list your comic books on Reece’s Rare Comics, though there is a $25 minimum value to qualify. If your comics sell, you’ll be assessed a 10% commission (which includes any payment processing fees). Payouts are sent on the 10thof each month. Click here to create a seller’s account.

Pedigree Comics

Pedigree Comics offers consignment auctions for qualifying comics that are CGC and CBCS graded. There are three ways to auction your comic books on Pedigree Comics: ship your comics to them, email scans, or upload your own scans. Commissions are assessed on a sliding scalebetween 5% and 10%, depending on the selling price. There are no buyer’s premiums, which makes Pedigree Comics attractive to buyers.

Heritage Auctions

A major player in comic book auctions, Heritage Auctions offers live auctions and online auctions as well as consignment services and private sales brokering. Commissions are dependent on several factors, including final selling price and the type of auction you choose. Contact Heritage Auctionsfor more information about how to sell your comics at auction.

Catawiki

This U.K.-based online auction house is a popular site for comic auctions. It’s free to register and submit your items for auction. Once you do, experts will review your lot and schedule your comic books for auction. If your comics sell, you will be charged a flat 12.5% commission plus VAT tax, for a total of 15% of the final selling price. You do not need to ship your comics until after they sell. Learn more about selling on Catawiki.

Mound City Auctions

Mound City Auctions boasts more than 600 world record comic selling prices, which makes it an attractive option for sellers who wish to maximize profits at auction. Its website states it offers low commissions (as low as 0%).

Hake’s Americana & Collectibles

In business more than 50 years, Hake’s offers consignment auctions for comics. Cash advances are available for high-quality items, and the site promises on-time payments (though it does not make it clear how soon they pay or what commissions and fees it charges). Contact Hake’sto learn more about selling comic books via its consignment auctions.

eBay

The world’s best-known online auction site is also a popular place to buy and sell comic books. Both private sellers and professional sellers use eBay to run their auctions, and the site is frequented by collectors.

Like all auction sites, there is no guarantee that you’ll sell your comics on eBay, but it boasts a massive audience that increases your potential for sale. Your first 50 listings each month are free (though there are fees for upgraded listings). The eBay commission rate is 10% of the final selling price, and you’ll need to pay payment processing fees (like PayPal) if your comic book sells. In addition to a traditional auction format, you can set a “buy it now” price.

Peer-to-peer selling platforms

You can list your comic books for sale on peer-to-peer selling platforms. Some sites charge listing fees or commissions, some do not. Be sure to carefully vet any site you’re considering selling your comics on, as some are unmoderated – which can present potential risks like scams.

Others are moderated and provide seller protections like escrow service. Though selling directly to collectors and other buyers might net you the most money, it also requires the most work, since you’ll need to create a detailed listing and deal directly with buyers. Examples include:

Comic Collector Live

If you have a large comic collection to sell, you can set up your own online store with Comic Collector Live. The site gives you your own ecommerce platform and makes it easy to list, since its database already includes photos and descriptions for many comic books. Comic Collector Live charges a $14.95 monthly subscription fee, a 5% commission, and listing fees starting at one cent per comic book. Learn more about Comic Collector Live’s fees.

Amazon

You can sell directly to buyers on Amazon via two plans: individual or professional. The individual plan has no monthly fee and charges 99 cents per listing – best if you have fewer than 40 comics to sell (or if you’re selling all of your comics as a single collection). If you have a lot of comic books to sell, the professional plan costs $39.99 per month but has no listing fees. Both plans incur a 15% referral fee plus a $1.80 closing fee when your comic sells.

Alibris

Alibris lets you post your comics for sale on its site as well as partner sites including Barnes & Noble and eBay. The program costs $19.99 per year for up to 1,000 listings. When your comic book sells, you’ll pay a 15% commission plus a $1 transaction fee (if it sells on the partner network, the commission jumps to 20%). If you have a large comic collection, a professional plan is available for unlimited listings.

Abe Books

Abe Books has an international presence that can help you reach a lot of potential buyers. The site charges $25 per month to list up to 500 comic books, plus an 8% commission once your comics sell. Payments are submitted each week via electronic transfer.

Local classifieds sites and apps

It might be more difficult to find a local collector via classifieds, but if you do you can make the sale without needing to ship your products. The caveat is there is no moderation and you’ll need to meet the buyer in person. Local classifieds sites and apps include Craigslist, LetGoand OfferUp.

Online forums and communities

Comic book forums and other online communities often include buy/sell threads that allow you to post your comics for sale. Like classifieds sites, there typically is no moderation; however, dedicated communities can be good places to find enthusiastic collectors. Examples include:


Brick-and-mortar comic and book stores

Local comic book stores and other bookstores often pay cash and/or store credit for comic books. Like online stores, they need to resell your comics for a profit, so you won’t get top dollar (typically, you’ll get between 30% and 70% of the retail value of your comics). However, they do offer same-day sales – perfect if you need fast cash. Some stores will sell on consignment in return for a commission fee.

You can also consider selling your comics to a pawn shop, though they tend to pay less than other options. You can search online for local comic stores and bookstores; or, try the Comic Shop Locator.

Events

Events can be good places to sell comic books, especially those that have an enthusiastic audience packed with comic collectors. Comic conventions, in particular, are good places to take your comics; though you can also sell them at flea markets, trade shows, and other events.

You might need to travel to attend, which incurs additional costs; but the trade-off is these events can be a lot of fun. Check out Comic-Conscoming near you and search online for other comic-related events in your area.

Comic book selling tips

Follow these tips to get the most out of your comic book selling experience.

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Set priorities

If you want a quick sale and fast cash, online and local comic book stores are good options. If you want the most money, you should consider selling directly to collectors or via auction.

Be careful with eBay and peer-to-peer sites

“Some buyers will really jerk sellers around, being really picky about and disagreeing with grades, and want to return books,” says Bretall. “eBay in particular tends to side with the buyers in these cases so sellers need to be fairly savvy and aware.”

Bretall recommends not stating a specific grade and instead posting a lot of clear pictures so the buyer can determine what they think the grade is. “If the seller does not advertise a grade, the buyer cannot disagree with that grade,” he says.

Protect yourself

Be sure to carefully vet any buyer before you sell your comic books, and never send valuable comics in the mail without getting paid (or escrow) first. If you meet buyers in person, do it in a well-lit, public place.

Protect your investment

Keep your comics in mylar or acid-free covers to protect them from damage. If you have a highly-valuable comic, you can consider getting it “slabbed” in a hard plastic case that cannot be opened. Professional comic grading companies offer slabbing services. Store bulk collections in long boxesmade specifically for comic collectors.

Have valuable comics graded

“Comic books valued at $100 and up should be certified by a professional grading company,” says Crosby. “There are two major companies I would recommend using: CGC and CBCS.”

Bretall says that while that $100 benchmark might make sense for professional dealers with bulk discounts at CGC and CBCS, everyday sellers might want to hold off unless their comics are even more valuable.

“After you pay the slabbing fee and shipping, you are probably into them for $35 to $40,” he says. “I would not want a $40 upfront cost on something worth $100. I’d just sell that book raw.”

Consider your time investment

Doing it yourself can net the most money, but it can be a tedious process. “eBay is one option, but it is time consuming and you have to deal with returns, fees, and waiting,” says Schwartz, who explains that selling to online comic stores can eliminate the hassles involved with the DIY approach.

Though many comic books are only worth a few dollars, those dollars can add up: 100 comic books worth a buck apiece is still $100 cash. You might even have a diamond in the rough, worth hundreds, thousands, or even millions of dollars. Use the tips in this guide to enjoy the best possible experience and sell your comics for the best price!

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Selling Comic Books on eBay - x3 Most Important eBay Selling Tips

7 Tips for Selling Your Comics on eBay

Jesse has been selling on eBay since 2006. As a top-rated seller, he wishes to help others achieve success.

If you were a child of the '50s, '60s, '70s, or '80s, chances are that you or someone you know bought comic books. Comics were great alternatives to television for kids as they not only kept children entertained but also enhanced their reading abilities.

If you have a collection of comics lying around and want to make some extra cash, you have come to the right place.

The following information will teach you how to assess the grade of your comics, determine their value, and list them on eBay.

1. Know How Much Your Comics Are Worth

The Marvel and DC Movie Universes have had a huge impact on the value of comics. Issues that were almost worthless five years ago are now commanding huge sums.

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has been the most accurate source of paperback comic book value estimates. While the prices listed in Overstreet are accurate for certain titles, some issues with key appearances of certain characters can experience price rises within a 24-hour period. For this reason, I recommend using online resources.

The best free online resource for a list of declared comic book values is www.comicspriceguide.com. Signup and membership to comicspriceguide.com is free, with no underlying terms that require payment of any kind. There are two additional account upgrades that require you to pay between $5 and $8 per month. I highly recommend upgrading to one of these plans for at least one month to help the owners of this site continue to offer this free service. Upgrading will also allow you access to different features like eBay synchronization of your auctions and the option to list items for sale within the website itself.

eBay is by far the best way to determine the value of your comics. Since comic values fluctuate daily, Overstreet's Price Guide has become obsolete for determining the value of comics in high demand. Using the eBay search feature will give you an approximate idea of what your comics average value is based on the current market demand.

2. Learn How to Grade Comics

The most common phrase you will see when sellers refer to comic grading is "Grading is subjective," which is true, but not very comforting to potential buyers. Comic grading is sometimes hard to determine, especially for the novice collector. However, you do want to provide a good estimated grade along with detailed pictures so the buyer knows what they are getting. It's alright to use the "grading is subjective" phrase, but don't try to use it to justify not making an effort to supply an estimated grade. If you're new to grading, list the minor and major defects you can see, such as tearing or creasing, in the item condition description field.

Overstreet Grading is pretty much the industry standard. Even eBay uses summaries from the Overstreet grading guide. A general grading guide can also be found on eBay forums.

As for myself, I like to use additional guides from different resources to get an overall view of what a comic should be graded.

Two additional free sites I recommend using as a reference for comic grading are comicspriceguide.com and nostomania.com.

3. Limit the Stress of Grading

If you are new to grading and are a bit confused, that is perfectly fine. Sometimes it is hard to determine a grade, especially for comics that are in not so great shape.

To eliminate some of the stress and uncertainty of grading, follow these five tips.

  1. If you have an issue with any missing pieces on the cover that are at least the size of your fingernail, put them in the Good condition range. Good and lower condition comics are considered reader grade comics as they hold little collector's value.
  2. If you have an issue with a book-length crease, go ahead and state the condition as Very Good. "Very Good" is a common condition for collectors who just want a reading copy or filler copy for a storyline. In most cases, you aren't going to get the full book value estimated for a copy in this condition.
  3. By far, the hardest comics you will have to grade will fall in the Fine to Very Fine- range. These grade ranges allow various types of conditional defects and flaws. To that I say, "Do your best." Try to give an estimated grade and let the buyer know that you are not a professional grader and the opinion of the grade is yours and yours alone. Make sure to provide several pictures so they may determine the quality of the comic themselves.
  4. For comics between the grades of Very Fine to Near Mint, the guides previously provided are pretty specific on the qualification of these grades. Follow the guidelines of those parameters, and you should be okay.
  5. Any grade above Near Mint should only be determined by long time collectors and professionals. There is a finite line as to the flaws allowed for these grades. It is my recommendation to not use anything above Near Mint to describe the condition of your comic.

Another tip, as stated previously, is to list as many defects you can see in the item condition description field. As a buyer, I prefer listings that provide a detailed defect list rather than an estimated grade by an inexperienced grader.

4. Find Out What Sells

As stated earlier, movies by Marvel and DC have helped comic values soar. Use the following key steps to see if you have any gems.

  1. Perform a Google search for "DC Movie News," "Marvel Movie News," and "Comic Book News." News articles are released every day, revealing new information on characters being added to movies or television shows. Do a quick research on any new characters mentioned to determine their first or key appearances.
  2. Perform a Google search for "DC Movie Rumors," "Marvel Movie Rumors," and "Comic Book Rumors." While these are not always a definitive source of information, there are many insiders that make good arguments for potential upcoming appearances as well as leaked information that can give you a jump on the competition before that information is removed.
  3. Full runs or lots of 10 or more comics tend to produce more sales conversions than single comics. If you have a full set of a certain series, chances are you will have no problem selling it.

5. Take High-Quality Pictures

The biggest no-no for comic book sellers is poor quality pictures. Unless you have a key issue, most buyers will steer away from auctions with low-quality pictures.

In order to let buyers view high-quality pictures of the item you are selling, it is best to have a digital camera and a scanner. If you don't have one or the other, that is okay. You can still provide high quality with either.

  • Use your scanner to scan the front and back of your comic.
  • Use your digital camera to take pictures of the comic lying flat and standing upright in a protective bag with a backer board. This gives the buyer assurance that the comic is being stored safely.

After having all of your pictures scanned and/or photographed, upload them to an image hosting site. By doing this, you will free up space on your computer and be able to delete useless images from your hard drive, while having a copy of the photo readily available online at any time to use on any device in case your computer's hard drive is damaged in any way.

There are too many free image hosting sites to name in one article, so I will name the primary site that I use.

  • Imgbb.com is an easy-to-use, free hosting site that has unlimited space to host all of your pictures. After uploading your pictures to imgbb.com, you have a variety of methods to embed or add your picture to anywhere online.

6. Learn How to Use Image Hosting

For those who have never used an image hosting site or want to know how to use the particular hosting site I have recommended I have added an easy guide for you to follow to get your pictures uploaded to your auction.

  1. Log in to your imgbb account.
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click on your user name, then select "Albums."
  3. Find the picture you want to upload and select the checkbox on that picture
  4. In the upper right-hand corner will be one of two possibly buttons, "Upload to Album" or "Create new album." Directly underneath that, you need to click on the link "Action."
  5. A drop-down list will appear with the first option being "Get embed codes." Click on "Get embed codes," and a window will pop up with another drop-down selection box.
  6. Click on the drop-down selection box and choose "Direct links."
  7. Using your mouse, hover over the text box displaying your link and click "Copy."
  8. Go to the eBay listing you are editing and scroll down to the "Photos" section.
  9. Above the 12 slots permitted for photos will be two links "Delete all" and "Import from web." Click on "Import from web," and a text box with a blinking cursor will display.
  10. Paste your code into the provided text box and click on the "Import" button.

And that's all there is to it. I promise you it is a lot easier than it seems.

7. Invest in Comics for Future Selling

If you are are interested in becoming a full-time eBay comic book seller, your next course of action will be determining wise investments. Once you have done all of your research and have a general idea of what key comics are worth, investing is not that hard to do. I am probably making it sound easier than it actually is, but if you put some time and effort into researching trending sales of comics on eBay, you will soon be able to invest wisely and make a decent profit.

The best tool at your disposal to calculate a wise investment is an eBay and PayPal fee calculator. The particular one I use is finalfeecalc.com. Use this tool to enter the price you have paid or are going to pay for a comic. Fill in the respective fields for the shipping cost that you are going to charge and shipping cost that is actually paid by you to ship the item. If you determine that you can sell a comic for $15, but only pay $10 for it, you are going to make about 35% off of that sale. As a general rule of thumb, I always try to make at least 25% on each investment unless it is of higher value ($200 or more).

While $10 investments and $15 sales don't seem like much, they can add up over time. If you invest $1,000 and then resell for a 35% profit, you will make a profit of about $500 after eBay and PayPal fees. Using a $10 example sounds a little overwhelming since it would require you to buy and sell 100 different items, but think bigger picture.

Most of your investment opportunities will be of the higher value variety. Buying in lots is one of the best-kept secrets in comic book investing. While you may have to pay $300 to $400 for a collection of comics, there are several instances where you will be able to part that collection out and make over double your investment.

This strategy is based on the upper-to-lower-class ratio. There are more lower-class people than there are upper-class people, meaning there will not be as many interested buyers in a more expensive listing. This ratio, in itself, gives you an upper edge.

Most collectors aren't looking for an already built collection of comics. They want certain issues or small runs of different titles. By investing in larger lots, you are able to increase your selling potential.

Hopefully, all of the information above will give you a pretty good idea of how to evaluate your comics. If you are ready to list your item, I have a beginner's guide for eBay sellers that goes further in depth on what you should include in your title and description, as well as some other useful information.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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Comics ebay collectible

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Superman has soared to new heights.

A "pristine" copy of Action Comics No. 1, the comic book that introduced the Man of Steel to the world in 1938, sold for $3,207,852 on an eBay auction Sunday night following a last-minute round of intense bidding. By far the highest price ever paid for a single comic book, the number flew up, up, and away past the $2,161,000 paid for a less pristine copy that was auctioned in 2011.

The auction started on August 14 with a bid of $1 million and then gradually flew ever higher over the next 10 days, drawing in 13 different bidders with a total of 48 bids. The action truly heated up over the final few minutes as the bidding quickly jumped from $2.5 million to $2.6 million to $2.7 million before shooting up to $3,207,752. But at virtually the last few seconds, the winning bidder automatically soared in with an offer of $3,207,852 to take home the prize collectible.

"This was a record auction for eBay as it was the most expensive comic book ever sold on our marketplace," Gene Cook, general manager of emerging verticals for eBay Marketplaces, said in a statement. "The sale of Action Comics No. 1 is a prime example of how eBay plays a role in popular culture by connecting shoppers to must-have merchandise, including rare and valuable collectibles. This was an extraordinary opportunity to bring a comic -- one that has captured the attention of passionate collectors and casual fans alike."

The Action Comics No. 1 that sold on eBay on Sunday is considered the "holy grail" of comic books not just for its status in history but for its condition. The issue was awarded a grade of 9.0 from the Certified Guaranty Company, the highest grade ever assigned to a copy of Action Comics #1 issue by CGC and a sign that the 76-year-old comic is still in top condition.

"The quality and preservation of this Action No. 1 is astounding," Paul Litch, CGC Primary Grader, said in a statement last month. "The book looks and feels like it just came off the newsstand. It is supple, the colors are deep and rich and the quality of the white pages is amazing for a comic that is 76 years old."

Only around 50 unrestored original copies of Action Comics No. 1 reportedly still exist. The seller, collectibles dealer Darren Adams, described the worth and value of the comic book on the eBay page:

This is THE comic book that started it all. This comic features not only the first appearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but this comic began the entire superhero genre that has followed during the 76 years since. It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages. This is .... the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.

"I'm proud to have owned the most valuable comic book in the world," Adams said in a statement following the auction. "Working with eBay on this auction allowed me to share this rare treasure with their global community and ensure the next owner is just as passionate about its place in history."

Part of the proceeds of the auction will go toward the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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5 TIPS TO FIND COMIC BOOK VALUE

Top Places To Sell Your Comic Books

eBay

eBay is still the king of auction sites and is a great place to dump any size collection. If you are smart you will find some ways to maximize profits and keep your workload low by breaking up your comics into the most desirable lots or cherry picking out the most valuable ones and selling those individually. Either way, eBay is still a big place for buyers and sellers of comic books.

Something to consider: eBay is great, but you need to be careful about listing an accurate grade to the comic, as this will go a long way in preserving your feedback rating.

Heritage Auctions

If you have a lot of old and more pricey comic books, then I would suggest you take a look at an auction site like Heritage. They have a pretty diverse fanbase of collectors that are always on the lookout for a great Golden Age or Silver Age comic, so if your comic books are from the 70's or older then this is a great place to look into.

Something to consider: It is going to be very helpful to know the value of your comic book before approaching a high-end site like Heritage. Do your homework first before looking to sell.

Craigslist

Craigslist has become the king of classifieds around the United States and is the go to destination for local sales of items. It can't hurt to try to sell your comic books locally to avoid the fees associated with auction sites. It might also be a lot easier to have the buyer come to you and avoid shipping hassles, which can be quite difficult when you are talking about shipping a fragile item like a comic book.

Something to consider: There are a lot of scammers around Craigslist, so be careful in accepting checks and money orders. You might also be careful in listing your address in the posting to avoid theft.

Your Local Comic Shop

If you are in a hurry and don't care about getting top dollar, then a local comic shop that sells back issues could be a great way to go. Call ahead to find out when the buyer is there and bring them on down. This can be a great way to offload some comics quickly and make some cash.

The comic shop cannot give you retail for your comic books. They have to make money on the deal, so expect to make a lot less than if you try to sell them yourself. It can also be helpful to know what the comic is worth so you don't get ripped off yourself and have some wiggle room to negotiate.

Charitable Contribution

Sometimes selling is going to be way much more hassle than it is worth, so do yourself a favor and consider a charitable organization like Goodwill, Superheroes for Hospice, The Salvation Army, or Comix Relief. These are all great organizations that can get you a tax write-off that could be worth a lot more than cash come tax time.

Don't forget to get the receipt, as this will be proof in the long run. A list of what you had could also come in handy if you ever got audited and had to prove the value of the write-off.

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16 Peach Momoko Comics Sold, Raw on eBay for Over $100 Each

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Peach Momoko is a comic book creator and cover artist who began exhibiting at US comic conventions back in 2014. She drew a couple of stories picked up by Grant Morrison when he was EIC of Heavy Metal Magazine and has since become the hottest cover art variant creator in the business. Here's the hotter comics she's been involved with – and the prices she's getting on eBay. These are comics that have not been slabbed, not been professionally graded, have not been signed, they just are what they are.

16 Peach Momoko Comics Sold, Raw on eBay for Over $100 Each.

Her limited edition No Heroine #1 Metal variant sells for around $580. down to the mere dozens of copies printed.

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Similarly the 60-copy-only cover for Patriotikasells for around $425.

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One of the most popular is the 1:25 variant of Ghost-Spider #4, much more common that the first two but still selling for over $400 each.

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Vamps Vs Wolves #4 variant by Peach Momoko sells for up to $300 a piece with a print run of a hundred.

 

While her Silver Surfer Black #4 1:25 variant cover  fetches over $200 right now.

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Her Marvel Zombies: Resurrection 1:50 variant fetches up to $150 on pre-orders – which is odd as the comic hasn't been published has had its listing by Marvel cancelled, has yet to be solicited for August and yet this sellee has sold over nine copies in advance at this price.

16 Peach Momoko Comics Sold, Raw on eBay for Over $100 Each

Her virgin foil cover for Stake #1 fetches the same, and has actually been published.

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Star Wars Clone Wars: Battle Tales #1 cover is also selling at around $140.

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And her Marvel Rising #1 cover has sold for $130.

The Power Of Peach Momoko on eBay

Her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 cover limited to 250 copies is selling for over $120.

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As does her 1:10 cover for Read Only Memories #2.

The Power Of Peach Momoko on eBay

While her Spider-Man: Double Trouble #2 variant has sold for almost $120.

The Power Of Peach Momoko on eBay

Her standard No Heroine #1 cover limited to 500 copies has sold for $115.

The Power Of Peach Momoko on eBay

Her Star Wars Adventures #32 virgin variant has sold for just shy of $110.

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Her Red Mother #1 Virgin Variant is selling for $100.

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Copies of Heavy Metal Magazine #288, featuring her first US-published story have been selling on eBay for up to $100 – while back issues of other similar issues go for around $5 on the company website.

The Power Of Peach Momoko on eBay

Her second issue, Heavy Metal Magazine #290 sells for up to $15 – though still available from the publisher for a discounted price.

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