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 $7,700,000 10.2% 11.1% 2.7% 83.8% 243.8% 720.9%
2 Detective Comics 27 $4,800,000 10.6% 11.6% 5.7% 77.1% 180.7% 486.1%
3 Superman 1 $2,740,000 5.4% 9.6% 25.7% 156.1% 320.2% 611.7%
4 Batman 1 $1,530,000 5.5% 7.0% 3.4% 87.0% 275.9% 618.3%
5 Marvel Comics 1 $1,290,000 0.8% 2.4% 30.0% 90.3% 208.6% 222.5%
6 All-American Comics 16 $1,100,000 6.8% 3.8% 8.9% 107.9% 219.8% 261.8%
7 Pep Comics 22 $1,020,000 1.0% 3.6% -5.6% 28.8% 1969.0% 2051.9%
8 Detective Comics 1 $1,010,000 7.8% 9.7% 7.4% 103.6% 168.6% 221.7%
9 Captain America Comics 1 $946,000 2.8% 3.6% 41.2% 120.0% 338.0% 453.2%
1 10 Detective Comics 31 $868,000 11.4% 19.2% 27.3% 117.0% 393.2% 668.1%
1 11 Action Comics 7 $816,000 14.1% 21.2% 0.9% 96.2% 192.5% 1132.6%
-2 12 Whiz Comics 1 $802,000 2.8% 8.1% 20.6% 88.3% 363.6% 307.1%
1 13 Flash Comics 1 $719,000 9.8% 11.6% 22.5% 192.3% 189.9% 218.1%
-1 14 Amazing Fantasy 15 $713,000 0.7% 11.6% 64.7% 137.7% 212.7% 452.7%
2 15 New Fun Comics 1 $628,000 9.8% 10.8% 7.0% 83.6% 116.6% 142.5%
16 Detective Comics 29 $622,000 8.0% 10.1% 15.2% 130.4% 193.4% 378.5%
1 17 Detective Comics 33 $596,000 8.0% 12.7% 18.5% 155.8% 284.5% 325.7%
1 18 More Fun Comics 52 $596,000 9.8% 10.8% 10.0% 90.4% 120.7% 168.5%
-4 19 All Star Comics 8 $595,000 -4.0% -15.2% -34.9% 115.6% 548.1% 551.7%
1 20 Detective Comics 38 $494,000 9.1% 14.1% 26.7% 152.0% 349.1% 292.1%
1 21 Detective Comics 35 $480,000 6.7% 6.0% 14.3% 59.5% 215.8% 957.3%
-2 22 Archie Comics 1 $467,000 -0.2% -1.3% -7.5% 14.2% 137.1% 328.4%
23 Showcase 4 $438,000 1.6% 6.6% -0.2% 49.5% 333.7% 525.7%
1 24 Action Comics 10 $434,000 9.6% 12.7% -8.8% 59.6% 369.2% 604.5%
1 25 Suspense Comics 3 $409,000 8.5% 18.9% 67.6% 135.1% 331.9% 410.0%
-2 26 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue Variant Edition $409,000 -2.9% -1.2% 7.1% 9.1% 19.9% -
27 Action Comics 13 $406,000 9.7% 13.4% -7.3% 153.8% 925.3% 1712.5%
1 28 Wonder Woman 1 $374,000 9.0% 12.3% 16.5% 152.7% 233.9% 363.4%
-1 29 Action Comics 2 $369,000 2.8% 4.2% -0.8% 13.5% 163.6% 244.9%
30 Amazing Fantasy 15 UK Edition $351,000 2.6% 12.5% 33.0% - - -
31 Adventure Comics 40 $335,000 9.5% 13.9% 10.6% 60.3% 63.4% 105.5%
1 32 Sensation Comics 1 $325,000 9.4% 13.6% 38.3% 235.7% 289.2% 414.2%
-1 33 Action Comics 12 $306,000 2.7% 3.7% 85.5% 259.2% 699.0% 1926.5%
34 Fantastic Four 1 $296,000 5.0% 2.4% 29.8% 79.4% 119.3% 357.5%
2 35 Detective Comics 28 $295,000 9.3% 14.3% 48.2% 200.1% 340.3% 427.7%
-1 36 More Fun Comics 73 $277,000 1.1% 4.9% 27.6% 76.4% 608.4% 381.7%
3 37 New Fun Comics 6 $276,000 10.0% 10.8% 6.6% 82.8% 115.6% 137.9%
-2 38 Incredible Hulk, The 1 $270,000 -1.5% -7.8% 10.7% 12.5% 121.3% 538.3%
39 Captain Marvel Adventures nn $259,000 2.0% 0.4% 9.7% 71.5% 209.8% 257.7%
-2 40 Famous Funnies Series 1 $259,000 -1.9% -2.6% 12.1% 36.3% 34.9% 189.4%
41 Action Comics 3 $245,000 2.9% 3.4% -1.6% 15.6% 135.6% 209.7%
1 42 All Star Comics 3 $217,000 -1.4% -3.1% -4.4% 100.9% 75.0% 76.4%
-1 43 Marvel Mystery Comics 9 $215,000 -4.0% -3.6% 4.4% 88.6% 95.5% 110.8%
44 Incredible Hulk, The 1 UK Edition $211,000 1.4% 3.9% 2.4% - - -
1 45 Fantastic Comics 3 $210,000 3.4% 3.4% 2.9% 5.0% 369.8% 833.3%
-1 46 Motion Picture Funnies Weekly 1 $206,000 1.5% 3.0% 9.0% 39.2% 67.5% 89.0%
47 Detective Comics 36 $198,000 8.8% 8.8% 32.0% 104.8% 470.6% 625.3%
1 48 Captain America Comics 3 $179,000 2.9% 4.1% 24.3% 131.3% 248.9% 326.2%
-1 49 Marvel Mystery Comics 2 $173,000 -3.9% -4.4% 13.1% 133.8% 162.5% 171.2%
2 50 Action Comics 23 $160,000 4.6% 9.6% 28.0% 50.9% 312.4% 481.8%
-1 51 Journey Into Mystery 83 $159,000 0.0% 4.6% -12.6% -0.6% 140.2% 270.6%
-1 52 Detective Comics 2 $154,000 -1.9% -8.9% -22.2% -12.5% 0.7% 72.3%
53 Detective Comics 37 $151,000 0.0% -3.2% 0.7% 45.2% 335.2% 506.4%
54 Amazing Spider-Man 1 $151,000 1.3% -0.7% 10.2% 38.5% 59.1% 170.1%
55 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1 $145,000 2.1% 17.9% 16.0% 55.2% 23.9% 179.9%
2 56 Superman 2 $141,000 5.2% 13.7% 28.2% 41.0% 150.9% 156.8%
-1 57 Captain America Comics 128 Page Issue $141,000 1.4% 2.2% 8.5% 31.8% 47.3% 223.4%
1 58 Detective Comics 168 $139,000 9.4% 19.8% 84.1% 228.6% 852.1% 1236.5%
2 59 Batman 2 $139,000 13.0% 17.8% 36.3% 80.5% 166.3% 281.9%
-3 60 Amazing Spider-Man 1 UK Edition $139,000 2.2% 1.5% - - - -
2 61 Sub-Mariner Comics 1 $133,000 9.9% 13.7% 50.1% 151.4% 128.9% 116.6%
-2 62 Action Comics 9 $127,000 3.3% 6.7% 15.5% 21.0% 107.5% 267.1%
1 63 Showcase 22 $126,000 5.0% 10.5% 6.8% 128.3% 65.4% 654.5%
1 64 Action Comics 4 $123,000 3.4% 6.0% 0.8% 38.4% 112.8% 162.8%
2 65 Four Color Series I 4 Donald Duck $121,000 4.3% 8.0% 17.5% 56.5% 31.2% 168.9%
-4 66 Captain America Comics 2 $120,000 -1.6% -3.2% 8.1% 40.2% 5.3% 263.6%
-1 67 Jumbo Comics 1 $119,000 1.7% 8.2% 27.8% 80.0% 131.5% 127.1%
1 68 Detective Comics 30 $114,000 5.6% 2.7% 62.9% 134.6% 260.8% 420.5%
5 69 X-Men, The 1 $114,000 14.2% 21.9% 52.2% 50.8% 113.5% 122.7%
2 70 Detective Comics 40 $110,000 6.8% 11.6% 38.2% 118.3% 298.6% 283.3%
-3 71 Tales of Suspense 39 $110,000 -3.5% -4.3% 7.8% 21.1% -25.2% 397.7%
-2 72 Tip Top Comics Bound Volume 3 $109,000 3.8% 6.9% 16.3% 49.5% 89.9% 87.0%
2 73 Detective Comics 69 $106,000 6.4% 22.5% 107.0% 309.3% 1382.5% 2169.8%
4 74 Radio Funnies nn $105,000 9.3% 10.5% 10.8% 28.4% 22.1% -
9 75 Detective Comics 58 $101,000 9.2% 17.0% 69.7% 142.2% 591.8% 577.9%
12 76 Fantastic Four 5 $99,700 13.4% 17.6% 80.6% 173.9% 71.3% 644.0%
-6 77 Marvel Mystery Comics 5 $99,400 -3.5% -1.6% 11.3% 46.2% 72.0% 84.4%
-1 78 Action Comics 5 $98,500 2.4% 2.4% -3.4% 13.0% 35.3% 81.4%
1 79 Green Lantern 1 $98,200 3.3% 6.9% 13.9% 17.6% 4.1% 19.3%
1 80 Action Comics 6 $97,300 2.7% 3.8% 2.4% 32.0% 87.5% 110.6%
1 81 More Fun Comics 53 $97,300 4.3% 7.3% 34.0% 49.0% 119.1% 25.1%
1 82 Action Comics 8 $96,700 4.5% 14.7% 21.5% 37.6% 123.8% 258.1%
-10 83 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue $96,300 -3.7% -2.4% 8.7% 35.6% 56.3% 62.4%
-5 84 Detective Comics 3 $95,700 0.2% -1.0% -4.3% -2.8% 46.1% 63.3%
-9 85 Famous Funnies 1 $95,500 -2.0% -2.6% 12.1% 35.1% 47.4% 39.6%
10 86 Detective Comics 140 $94,900 18.5% 24.7% 43.4% 106.3% 339.4% 391.7%
-1 87 Action Comics 15 $93,900 3.1% 6.0% 11.9% 40.1% 171.4% 311.8%
-3 88 Captain America Comics 46 $93,700 1.3% 2.0% 14.5% 110.1% 216.6% 687.4%
12 89 Terrific Comics 5 $92,000 17.8% 29.0% 37.9% 57.5% 242.0% 327.9%
-3 90 Captain America Comics 74 $91,000 1.0% 6.9% 9.8% 52.9% 133.9% 284.0%
2 91 Batman 11 $90,600 10.9% 20.5% 29.2% 42.7% 151.0% 168.0%
92 Mystery Men Comics 1 $86,500 5.1% 9.9% 24.5% 70.6% 135.7% 134.4%
-4 93 Red Raven Comics 1 $86,100 0.0% -3.6% -9.9% 11.4% 31.5% 137.8%
3 94 Adventure Comics 48 $85,800 8.6% 7.7% -5.8% 28.8% 10.6% 1.7%
3 95 Punch Comics 12 $84,700 7.2% 19.5% 40.0% 63.2% 730.4% 1535.1%
9 96 Silver Streak Comics 6 $84,300 9.2% 22.5% 59.1% 76.4% 120.7% 100.2%
-6 97 Pep Comics 34 $84,200 0.5% 2.2% 19.3% 55.9% 3710.0% 3710.0%
6 98 Planet Comics 15 $82,700 6.8% 21.1% 50.4% 89.2% 792.1% 1032.9%
-5 99 Tales of Suspense 39 UK Edition $82,200 2.4% 8.6% 18.4% - - -
2 100 Feature Books nn Dick Tracy $82,000 5.4% 4.3% -2.8% 97.6% 106.5% 95.2%