Nostomania's 100 Most Valuable Comic Books

With each pricing update we compute and show here the 100 most valuable comic books. We chose NM 9.4 as a "baseline" grade for comparison. Clearly, some of these items may not, and probably do not exist in that grade. While we'd all like to hold out hope there is a NM 9.4 Detective Comics 27 out there, the odds are very slim.

Change Pos Issue NM 9.4 Value 3 Month Gain 1 Year Gain 3 Year Gain 5 Year Gain 10 Year Gain 15 Year Gain
1 Action Comics 1 $8,640,000 0.8% 10.8% 17.2% 94.6% 278.9% 835.1%
2 Detective Comics 27 $5,920,000 2.4% 18.2% 32.7% 109.9% 236.4% 628.2%
3 Superman 1 $2,710,000 2.3% 9.7% 22.1% 131.6% 311.2% 589.6%
4 Batman 1 $2,210,000 0.5% 15.1% 46.4% 159.7% 422.5% 913.8%
5 Marvel Comics 1 $1,230,000 -0.8% -2.4% 17.1% 74.2% 192.9% 200.7%
6 All-American Comics 16 $1,130,000 0.0% 4.6% 10.8% 105.1% 220.1% 271.7%
7 Detective Comics 1 $1,060,000 1.0% 5.0% 13.1% 103.1% 179.7% 231.2%
8 Pep Comics 22 $1,020,000 0.0% 1.0% -4.7% 6.8% 1673.9% 2056.4%
9 Captain America Comics 1 $941,000 -0.2% 2.3% 26.5% 112.4% 312.7% 450.3%
10 Detective Comics 31 $929,000 1.6% 11.4% 35.0% 126.0% 404.9% 694.0%
11 Action Comics 7 $904,000 4.0% 17.1% 14.3% 105.0% 218.3% 1278.0%
12 Whiz Comics 1 $789,000 0.3% 3.8% 12.6% 71.9% 361.4% 306.7%
13 Flash Comics 1 $782,000 0.8% 10.3% 29.0% 188.6% 215.3% 249.1%
14 Amazing Fantasy 15 $713,000 1.0% 7.1% 62.0% 130.0% 206.0% 402.1%
15 New Fun Comics 1 $695,000 0.7% 10.0% 19.2% 96.3% 138.0% 167.3%
16 More Fun Comics 52 $658,000 0.8% 10.0% 21.6% 104.3% 143.7% 200.5%
17 Detective Comics 29 $643,000 0.9% 5.9% 18.2% 127.2% 197.7% 387.1%
18 Detective Comics 33 $589,000 1.0% 4.4% 16.2% 136.5% 277.6% 317.7%
19 All Star Comics 8 $535,000 -2.0% -12.2% -41.1% 49.4% 467.3% 490.5%
20 Detective Comics 38 $495,000 0.4% 5.8% 25.0% 134.6% 345.9% 292.9%
21 Detective Comics 35 $479,000 -0.4% -0.2% 11.7% 50.6% 203.2% 879.6%
22 Action Comics 10 $475,000 0.8% 10.0% 4.4% 66.1% 396.3% 677.4%
23 Archie Comics 1 $457,000 -1.1% -4.0% -11.6% 10.9% 120.8% 311.7%
24 Showcase 4 $445,000 -0.2% 2.1% -1.1% 42.6% 340.6% 527.6%
25 Action Comics 13 $440,000 0.9% 9.7% 4.5% 144.4% 989.1% 1891.0%
26 Suspense Comics 3 $396,000 0.5% 7.9% 47.8% 117.6% 309.1% 387.1%
1 27 Wonder Woman 1 $384,000 1.3% 10.0% 18.2% 132.7% 245.9% 381.2%
-1 28 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue Variant Edition $382,000 -2.1% -7.7% -1.8% 2.4% 11.7% -
29 Action Comics 2 $372,000 0.5% 2.2% -0.3% 11.7% 148.0% 244.4%
30 Adventure Comics 40 $357,000 0.3% 7.2% 19.0% 71.6% 73.3% 120.4%
31 Amazing Fantasy 15 UK Edition $354,000 2.9% 12.4% 28.7% - - -
32 Sensation Comics 1 $335,000 0.6% 7.0% 40.8% 222.1% 302.2% 430.1%
33 Action Comics 12 $309,000 0.3% 2.0% 55.3% 243.0% 622.0% 1868.2%
2 34 Incredible Hulk, The 1 $308,000 1.7% 3.0% 21.3% 30.5% 156.7% 603.2%
-1 35 New Fun Comics 6 $307,000 0.7% 10.0% 19.5% 96.8% 138.0% 164.7%
-1 36 Detective Comics 28 $304,000 0.0% 6.3% 46.2% 184.1% 359.9% 431.5%
37 Fantastic Four 1 $290,000 0.0% 2.5% 22.4% 77.9% 110.1% 338.7%
1 38 Fantastic Comics 3 $288,000 9.1% 27.4% 40.5% 41.2% 506.3% 1152.2%
-1 39 More Fun Comics 73 $265,000 -0.4% -0.4% 19.9% 55.0% 577.7% 360.9%
40 Captain Marvel Adventures nn $262,000 0.0% 0.8% 6.5% 59.8% 218.7% 262.4%
41 Famous Funnies Series 1 $252,000 -0.4% -3.1% 4.1% 27.9% 27.9% 180.9%
42 Action Comics 3 $247,000 0.4% 1.6% -1.2% 12.8% 133.0% 202.7%
43 Incredible Hulk, The 1 UK Edition $211,000 0.0% 0.5% 1.4% - - -
1 44 All Star Comics 3 $208,000 -0.5% -3.3% -8.8% 74.8% 66.4% 71.9%
1 45 Detective Comics 36 $208,000 0.0% 3.5% 30.8% 100.0% 497.7% 642.9%
-2 46 Marvel Mystery Comics 9 $206,000 -1.4% -6.4% -2.8% 67.5% 87.3% 102.0%
1 47 Captain America Comics 3 $198,000 2.6% 7.6% 30.3% 124.0% 277.9% 377.1%
-1 48 Motion Picture Funnies Weekly 1 $194,000 -1.0% -3.5% 0.0% 26.8% 56.5% 78.0%
49 Marvel Mystery Comics 2 $167,000 -1.2% -5.6% -0.6% 114.9% 155.0% 163.8%
50 Action Comics 23 $163,000 1.2% 5.8% 29.4% 50.9% 312.7% 464.0%
1 51 Journey Into Mystery 83 $154,000 0.7% 0.0% -14.9% -1.9% 161.9% 256.5%
-1 52 Amazing Spider-Man 1 $153,000 0.0% 1.3% 9.3% 37.8% 51.5% 171.3%
53 Detective Comics 2 $149,000 -1.3% -5.7% -24.4% -16.8% -3.2% 66.1%
1 54 Detective Comics 168 $147,000 2.1% 11.4% 81.9% 224.5% 867.1% 1300.0%
-1 55 Detective Comics 37 $146,000 -0.7% -2.7% -5.2% 30.4% 302.2% 472.5%
56 Superman 2 $144,000 0.0% 7.5% 28.6% 41.2% 134.1% 160.9%
57 Captain America Comics 128 Page Issue $142,000 0.0% 1.4% 6.8% 29.1% 44.5% 224.2%
58 Batman 2 $141,000 0.0% 4.4% 31.8% 78.0% 159.2% 287.4%
59 Amazing Spider-Man 1 UK Edition $140,000 -0.7% -1.4% - - - -
60 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1 $140,000 0.7% 2.9% 8.5% 46.3% 21.7% 161.2%
61 X-Men, The 1 $138,000 5.3% 24.3% 76.9% 85.5% 113.3% 179.9%
62 Showcase 22 $130,000 0.0% 5.7% 5.7% 126.1% 79.3% 660.2%
2 63 Action Comics 9 $125,000 0.8% 3.3% 11.6% 19.0% 94.7% 261.3%
64 Action Comics 4 $125,000 0.8% 3.3% 2.5% 36.9% 116.3% 169.4%
-2 65 Sub-Mariner Comics 1 $124,000 -0.8% 0.0% 36.4% 125.5% 113.1% 106.0%
1 66 Jumbo Comics 1 $122,000 0.0% 5.2% 29.6% 74.8% 136.9% 132.8%
-1 67 Four Color Series I 4 Donald Duck $122,000 -0.8% 4.3% 16.2% 51.2% 32.2% 159.0%
1 68 Detective Comics 40 $111,000 0.0% 2.8% 33.3% 107.9% 297.8% 292.2%
-1 69 Captain America Comics 2 $110,000 -1.8% -7.6% -5.2% 26.6% -3.5% 232.3%
70 Detective Comics 58 $109,000 1.9% 11.9% 73.6% 149.4% 646.6% 631.5%
71 Fantastic Four 5 $108,000 0.9% 14.2% 84.6% 200.8% 85.2% 688.3%
1 72 Detective Comics 69 $108,000 2.9% 16.4% 101.1% 280.3% 1290.0% 2188.1%
5 73 Marvel Mystery Comics 46 $107,000 2.9% 17.3% 71.5% 106.2% 784.3% 1359.8%
1 74 Tip Top Comics Bound Volume 3 $106,000 1.0% 2.9% 8.7% 34.9% 84.0% 80.6%
-3 75 Tales of Suspense 39 $106,000 0.0% -0.9% 1.9% 16.0% -27.9% 354.9%
-2 76 Radio Funnies nn $105,000 0.0% 4.0% 9.4% 27.1% 22.8% -
-1 77 Detective Comics 3 $105,000 1.0% 7.5% 4.0% 7.5% 58.6% 78.9%
2 78 Captain America Comics 46 $105,000 4.0% 8.9% 26.1% 125.8% 239.8% 760.7%
79 Detective Comics 140 $104,000 2.0% 12.4% 52.7% 114.0% 379.3% 441.7%
-3 80 Detective Comics 30 $103,000 -1.0% -2.8% 41.9% 102.8% 219.9% 361.9%
2 81 Action Comics 15 $99,600 2.2% 8.4% 17.6% 41.7% 182.2% 334.9%
82 Terrific Comics 5 $98,800 -0.2% 10.1% 43.4% 59.1% 258.0% 351.1%
-2 83 Marvel Mystery Comics 5 $98,600 -0.6% -2.4% 6.7% 41.1% 71.8% 83.6%
84 More Fun Comics 53 $97,700 0.3% 2.2% 26.4% 51.2% 121.5% 27.5%
85 Action Comics 5 $97,300 0.1% 0.0% -5.5% 9.3% 30.3% 80.5%
2 86 Action Comics 8 $97,200 1.6% 9.7% 21.8% 35.4% 115.5% 258.7%
-1 87 Green Lantern 1 $96,000 -0.3% 0.3% 9.5% 15.5% 2.7% 14.6%
1 88 Action Comics 6 $95,600 0.0% 0.2% -0.9% 26.6% 82.1% 106.0%
-2 89 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue $95,200 -0.7% -3.2% 4.3% 31.9% 53.5% 60.5%
1 90 Mystery Men Comics 1 $93,900 0.4% 4.2% 31.5% 78.9% 157.3% 153.8%
-1 91 Famous Funnies 1 $93,400 -0.4% -3.4% 4.5% 28.1% 42.4% 36.4%
2 92 Phantom Lady 17 $93,200 2.3% 11.4% 41.6% 103.5% 217.0% 296.6%
93 Batman 11 $92,300 0.8% 6.7% 27.7% 41.6% 105.1% 178.9%
-2 94 Adventure Comics 48 $92,000 0.1% 4.9% 3.4% 35.7% 18.7% 11.0%
95 Punch Comics 12 $91,500 1.0% 9.3% 47.1% 72.3% 797.1% 1619.9%
96 Pep Comics 34 $91,300 2.8% 5.8% 23.7% 50.7% 3975.9% 4031.2%
97 Captain America Comics 74 $89,300 0.7% 1.7% 4.9% 46.6% 130.7% 269.0%
98 Four Color Series I 16 Mickey Mouse $87,200 1.6% 14.9% 44.9% 94.2% 76.5% 206.0%
99 Tales of Suspense 39 UK Edition $82,700 0.2% 3.1% 17.6% - - -
100 USA Comics 7 $82,100 -0.1% 0.1% 56.7% 150.3% 526.7% 766.9%