Are You Sitting On A Treasure?
How much is my comic book collection worth, comic book value anyone? You could be sitting on a goldmine without even knowing it. Your Old comic books have value in case you didn't know. I recently did a eBay search and found that some comic books are going for hundreds to thousands of dollars. The amazing spider man comic book # 6 with the first Lizard appearance had reached bids up to $426, Amazing Spider man 1st Venom reached $117,X-Men 1960s run 10-12 sold for $860. So how much could you get for yours? Its simple, the older the comic book the higher it will rank in value, it also depends on the condition of the comic book most often referred to as grading.
Condition as follows
It is easy to grade your comic books yourself judging by the condition alone, are one of the pages ripped? If so you would list as poor but state the page ripped as the reason,If it has not lost color,has all the pages,no creasing,no stains or wear it can be listed as Mint Condition. I think you have the hang of what to do in your auctions now we can get to comic book values. It doesn't matter if it's a Superman Comic book,comic spiderman,X Men Comic or old title that nobody has heard of it can hold value,first you need to find out what type it is and age. Every comic book has a area on the first page all the way at the bottom that lists information such as copyright,issue number,print date,publisher etc.
Age Of Comic Books
Copper Age 1984-1991
Golden Age 1938-1955
Bronze Age 1970-1983
Silver Age 1956-1969
Modern Age 1992-Now
Judging by the Age chart above you can figure that the older comics will be worth more,but the modern age comic books are turning a good price as well. You're never going to know the value unless you do your research. There are many different ways to sell your old comic books. You could sell on eBay and let the bidders decide how much they are worth or you could sell outright to a Online Comic Book Dealer. I wouldn't trust selling at your local comic book store because they will cheat you, you will not get full value of your comic books because the dealer will tell you all sorts of lies making you think its actually worth less than it is so that they will be able to make a good profit.
You could find out more information on selling outright and the actual value of your comic book by researching the titles below.
There are other places but the one place I would suggest not selling on is NewKadia.Com because the site will sell your comic book with you but split the price with you, I know selling on eBay you will still have to pay seller fees but it wont be nearly as much as splitting your money half and half with Newkadia. Learn the vasics so you will no longer have to ask anyone how much is my comic book collection worth because someone would be all too happy to rip you off if they know the worth.
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Comic Books To Start Buying Now
If you are a collector or not, the comic books of today hold value of tomorrow so you have a great opportunity to start buying now at the cheapest prices. You can purchase directly from flea markets,classified ads,local stores and even on eBay. I would definitely suggest buying up the GI Joe Comic books along with the Thundercats comic books because of the new movies the values will be rising quickly and you can purchase some on eBay from around $2 to $6 or less. And you should definitely start purchasing Marvel Comic books in any title because I guarantee you it will be more of an investment that you might not see right now but will gladly praise in the future.
I have an Aunt who has her home filled of antique items,movie posters,all sorts of collectibles that she has had for many years worth so much money but she still has not sold a single item, just think by the time she's ready to let them go they'll be worth millions more than they are now. Everyday people do not know the full value of items they simply throw away so hopefully my hub has been an eye opener for all my readers.
femi from Nigeria on January 25, 2020:
In my youth i had a huge collection of comic books in the range of 70s to early 80s.i kept them in a massive wooden box and enjoyed reading them with my brother. One day my dad in anger because he said we spent to much time reading them decided to burn the lot. Despite our entries he carried out the threat.
pebbled 6 89 @hotmail.com on August 15, 2014:
I have three "The Original Ghost Rider" 30th anniversary comic books I can't find an issue # but they are all three different and in wonderful shape how much are they worth
0o7pli6i89o on June 08, 2013:
is farts out of this world a good comic to read or is it just gross
DAVID GREENWAY on February 22, 2013:
i have a 1966 may #103 dome protrol what is it worth
Brandon Fowler on December 11, 2012:
Hello Lisa, thanks for responding to my message, you can send the photo to email@example.com and I'd be happy to help you out.
lisa on December 11, 2012:
I have many comic books. OLD! Some good, some without covers. I think I'll put them on ebay of craigs list. Not even sure about a price. I have marvel, dc, dark horse, ect. I just need the best price right now. Some in plastic. I can send a picture to anyone that cares.
Ryan Schafer on August 15, 2012:
it is a super man made in 1982, it is the first one and it is in very good condishen please toll my how much it is worth email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
candy kate on July 01, 2012:
i have a mint iron man from1987 it was priced 75 cents when i bought it.the comic is "the invincible iron man" #224.is it valueable i need to know!!!!!!!!
Lamont gunn on June 02, 2012:
I have a rather small collection of comicbooks that ready to sale from the avengers to spiderman and a few x-men(classic).is there any value in my book? If so call me at (313)753-1884
Anna on May 18, 2012:
I have super heroes comic from planet comics there is no date but it's got 30c written on it 48 page no 2, Murray publishing company could anyone help me know it's worth
Ruben on May 10, 2012:
How much is my 1969 ghost rider comic book worth.
Patty on April 28, 2012:
Are comic books that have the tops cut out worthless?? Do you just throw them out???
jojo on April 10, 2012:
does any body know how much specail superman No.1 1983 nerly mint condition worth????? somebody write back if they know
mike on April 01, 2012:
i have comic books of all sort.. all from 1989 to 1993 classics and originals in mint condition... i just wanna know how much there worth... over 100 of them!
Fernando on March 25, 2012:
Great Information, very informative.
curtis johnson on February 01, 2012:
i have a 1983 spiderman called christmas in dallas,it was not sold it was given away with dallas times herald as a promotion,this is the only one i have ever seen or heard of ,what is it worth..
howard simms on January 22, 2012:
I have comic books from marvel comic from 1965 to 1987 super man iron man red sonja the thing darkhawk titans u name it how much are they worth
ben on January 15, 2012:
i have got a1999 comic made by chaos comics it has been signed and has a certificate of authenticity with it is still sealed and in mint condition can u tell me if it is worth anything please
brandy on December 09, 2011:
Can anyone tell me if my comics area worth anything? Valiant X-O Manowar vol? #14 &15 #2463 of 5000 signed by artist... Valiant. Shadowman vol 1#0... Marvel Thunder Strike vol 1#1 #2611 of 10,000 signed by
artist...Marvel Ghost Rider vol2#1 w/ rookie card signed by artist...Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited vol1#1...Marvel Captain America vol1 #425 direct edition...Marvel Ghost Rider 2099 v#1 direct edition... rme @
email@example.com thank you
Flora on November 11, 2011:
I have a wide range of comic books starting from 1961, everything from Phantom, Super Heroes to Westerns to under the Sea, horror & Planet of The Apes. All in mint condition.
Would Love to know if I could
have some very valuable ones amongst them all.
Jarod on November 06, 2011:
I need to knw how much my spider man,Captain America, GIJOE, Iron Man comic books are worth from the 80s..
trinity on October 24, 2011:
does any won know how much a 1976 issue of captian merica. please get back to me on this website. BYE$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
ElaineGlover on October 21, 2011:
How much would a "The Amazing Spider Man" Marvel 25th Anniversary comic book from 1986 cost?
Terrie Baker on October 17, 2011:
I need to know how much my Star Wars Vol 1, No.5, November, 1977 issue is worth? It is in bronze or better condition.
Gino Biafora on October 17, 2011:
Thanks for the information...Greatly appreciated..
Joe on October 03, 2011:
firstoff, smiles. your comic is probably only worth about 300 dollars at the most. and austin. what era are the comic books from. what are the issue numbers?
austin on September 27, 2011:
ok i need help i have a bout 29 comics of spider man thor and much more there all in plastic and i dont thank nun of them has been touched no tears no bends nothen i need to no how much are they worth help plz
The Illistrated Story Of Pirates on September 24, 2011:
How much is this worth
Smokey on September 14, 2011:
Does anyone knw how much my 1-4 pokémon mewtwo strikes back is worth no# 1 is sealed wth a dynamo forces certificate nd sealed official sticker nd signed by the voices of ash, brock nd misty??
smiles on August 31, 2011:
i wanna seee how much my book is it is 50 years old money im willing toget is about 26000 - 30000
rosiamay313 on August 31, 2011:
how much can i get for a 36 year old Giant-size conan the barbarian=AN annual collection of the world's most savage adventures
bev on June 26, 2011:
i just found a comic book going thru some boxes...i know nothing about them im about to throw it away ... its a 1993 ... i think..! is it worthless..?
golddustboi on June 25, 2011:
brandon, that was a really insightful take on the value of comics. I completely agree that some people are simply sitting on treasures and don't even know it. I'm gonna post a link to this on my comic book site if that's alright with you
Patty on June 14, 2011:
Are comic books that have the tops cut out worthless?? Do you just throw them out???
ThelmaB (author) from EveryWhere USA on March 29, 2011:
Hello Dominique, the website to go to for checking that info is http://www.mycomicshop.com/ or you could check out ebay by typing in the info, that would give you a suggestion on how much they're actually worth.
dominique on March 29, 2011:
i would like to know how much i can get for my #1 edition of conan the barbarian,king-size,1973 02903 comic book.and also a #260 dc superman jan. 1973 30675 thankyou, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
AnthonyAnswers on February 24, 2010:
Thanks mate :)