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 $10,200,000 7.6% 32.6% 29.3% 131.8% 330.4% 1024.6%
2 Detective Comics 27 $6,750,000 10.1% 43.6% 43.0% 144.6% 287.9% 735.4%
3 Superman 1 $3,390,000 8.0% 25.6% 28.4% 177.9% 412.1% 711.0%
4 Batman 1 $2,450,000 5.6% 46.7% 45.0% 203.2% 418.0% 960.6%
5 Marvel Comics 1 $1,820,000 18.2% 45.6% 67.0% 154.2% 329.2% 331.3%
6 Pep Comics 22 $1,360,000 10.6% 19.3% 19.3% 45.6% 1293.4% 2775.3%
7 All-American Comics 16 $1,250,000 6.8% 25.0% 21.4% 124.4% 236.0% 312.5%
2 8 Captain America Comics 1 $1,160,000 13.7% 26.2% 60.9% 164.8% 371.5% 578.4%
-1 9 Action Comics 7 $1,140,000 7.5% 38.5% 34.3% 153.3% 278.7% 1097.5%
-1 10 Detective Comics 1 $1,110,000 5.7% 22.7% 19.7% 125.2% 189.1% 235.3%
11 Detective Comics 31 $1,030,000 10.2% 30.1% 34.8% 173.2% 422.8% 724.0%
12 Amazing Fantasy 15 $898,000 8.3% 45.8% 95.2% 201.3% 275.7% 393.4%
13 Flash Comics 1 $842,000 8.5% 33.2% 42.2% 240.9% 234.1% 282.7%
14 Whiz Comics 1 $798,000 4.0% 8.4% 13.2% 61.2% 356.0% 307.1%
15 New Fun Comics 1 $795,000 8.5% 33.2% 31.4% 128.4% 168.6% 202.3%
16 More Fun Comics 52 $764,000 8.5% 33.3% 32.4% 136.5% 185.1% 253.7%
17 Detective Comics 29 $668,000 5.9% 20.8% 24.4% 149.3% 206.4% 398.5%
18 Detective Comics 33 $653,000 6.4% 23.7% 27.8% 175.5% 318.6% 359.9%
1 19 Archie Comics 1 $613,000 5.9% 15.2% 10.1% 50.6% 165.4% 433.0%
1 20 Detective Comics 35 $604,000 9.0% 21.5% 30.7% 84.7% 253.2% 910.0%
-2 21 All Star Comics 8 $599,000 1.7% -3.7% -34.1% 111.7% 500.2% 567.0%
1 22 Detective Comics 38 $592,000 10.4% 26.2% 33.0% 175.3% 433.3% 373.6%
-1 23 Action Comics 10 $574,000 5.5% 27.8% 15.3% 100.7% 431.5% 842.5%
2 24 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue Variant Edition $547,000 14.7% 16.6% 29.6% 42.1% 60.4% 55.4%
25 Action Comics 13 $526,000 8.2% 31.8% 16.1% 192.2% 1137.6% 2312.8%
3 26 Action Comics 2 $524,000 26.0% 38.6% 34.0% 56.9% 191.1% 372.1%
-3 27 Showcase 4 $517,000 5.9% 23.7% 20.2% 63.6% 397.1% 608.2%
-1 28 Amazing Fantasy 15 UK Edition $516,000 13.4% 55.0% 69.7% - - -
1 29 Suspense Comics 3 $471,000 13.5% 36.5% 87.6% 139.1% 385.6% 464.1%
-2 30 Wonder Woman 1 $455,000 7.8% 26.0% 28.9% 189.8% 321.3% 481.1%
31 Adventure Comics 40 $436,000 7.1% 28.6% 27.5% 109.6% 112.7% 165.9%
32 Sensation Comics 1 $405,000 13.8% 35.0% 71.6% 305.0% 393.3% 540.8%
1 33 Fantastic Four 1 $368,000 7.0% 30.0% 48.4% 137.4% 89.7% 411.8%
2 34 Fantastic Comics 3 $364,000 18.6% 73.3% 75.0% 77.6% 557.0% 1442.4%
-2 35 Incredible Hulk, The 1 $361,000 4.3% 34.7% 40.5% 62.6% 211.2% 658.4%
-1 36 New Fun Comics 6 $349,000 8.4% 33.2% 31.2% 128.1% 166.4% 198.3%
3 37 Action Comics 3 $335,000 25.9% 38.4% 32.9% 55.8% 193.9% 287.3%
-1 38 Detective Comics 28 $332,000 9.9% 28.7% 70.3% 237.4% 381.2% 450.6%
39 More Fun Comics 73 $316,000 17.9% 43.0% 62.9% 90.4% 706.1% 451.5%
1 40 Motion Picture Funnies Weekly 1 $308,000 18.0% 43.9% 51.0% 98.7% 146.4% 182.6%
-3 41 Famous Funnies Series 1 $305,000 8.2% 6.6% 26.0% 73.3% 52.5% 236.3%
1 42 Incredible Hulk, The 1 UK Edition $264,000 5.2% 20.0% 27.5% - - -
1 43 Marvel Mystery Comics 9 $263,000 15.9% 20.6% 32.2% 112.1% 145.8% 157.8%
1 44 Captain America Comics 3 $259,000 16.7% 43.1% 59.9% 161.9% 386.8% 541.1%
3 45 Action Comics 12 $255,000 24.4% 40.1% 64.5% 171.6% 379.3% 1382.6%
-4 46 Captain Marvel Adventures nn $254,000 0.4% 9.5% 11.9% 54.9% 226.9% 252.8%
-1 47 Detective Comics 36 $232,000 10.0% 27.5% 45.9% 114.8% 520.3% 681.1%
1 48 X-Men, The 1 $225,000 9.8% 104.5% 182.7% 225.1% 166.0% 378.7%
1 49 Amazing Spider-Man 1 $225,000 13.1% 46.1% 54.1% 102.7% 108.3% 269.5%
-3 50 Journey Into Mystery 83 $221,000 5.2% 39.9% 20.1% 55.6% 263.5% 401.1%
2 51 Captain America Comics 128 Page Issue $212,000 19.1% 38.6% 45.2% 96.3% 107.8% 379.6%
52 Marvel Mystery Comics 2 $211,000 15.9% 19.9% 32.7% 169.1% 218.3% 238.1%
-2 53 All Star Comics 3 $204,000 3.0% 4.6% -8.5% 88.9% 65.9% 74.4%
1 54 Action Comics 23 $204,000 18.6% 34.2% 52.2% 90.7% 400.0% 545.6%
4 55 Action Comics Ashcan 1 $200,000 29.0% 351.5% 367.3% 436.2% 465.0% 436.2%
5 56 Sub-Mariner Comics 1 $195,000 28.3% 54.8% 95.2% 253.3% 235.6% 232.8%
-3 57 Amazing Spider-Man 1 UK Edition $191,000 7.9% 29.9% 42.5% - - -
-1 58 Detective Comics 2 $182,000 9.0% 11.0% -17.3% -1.1% 19.7% 98.3%
-3 59 Superman 2 $179,000 5.3% 28.8% 65.7% 81.5% 137.1% 227.2%
-2 60 Detective Comics 37 $176,000 8.6% 18.1% 11.4% 60.0% 334.6% 559.2%
6 61 Action Comics 9 $172,000 25.5% 37.6% 47.0% 67.0% 136.6% 394.3%
17 62 Captain America Comics 74 $170,000 45.3% 91.0% 97.0% 174.2% 327.1% 561.5%
8 63 Captain America Comics 46 $170,000 27.8% 73.1% 95.6% 269.6% 416.7% 1238.6%
-1 64 Detective Comics 168 $165,000 10.0% 34.1% 101.0% 257.1% 900.0% 1442.1%
7 65 Action Comics 4 $163,000 25.4% 38.1% 35.8% 66.2% 181.5% 255.1%
11 66 Phantom Lady 17 $161,000 36.4% 121.8% 139.9% 257.0% 422.7% 551.8%
1 67 Captain America Comics 2 $157,000 14.6% 21.7% 34.2% 84.5% 37.7% 365.9%
-8 68 Batman 2 $157,000 1.9% 18.9% 52.4% 102.3% 167.9% 327.8%
-7 69 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1 $157,000 4.0% 9.0% 19.8% 68.6% 44.0% 173.0%
-6 70 Fantastic Four 5 $153,000 7.0% 63.5% 148.0% 362.2% 169.8% 977.5%
-6 71 Four Color Series I 4 Donald Duck $151,000 6.3% 26.9% 34.8% 108.3% 66.3% 193.2%
35 72 Captain America Comics 36 $145,000 53.8% 360.3% 547.3% 784.1% 982.1% 1350.0%
1 73 Detective Comics 140 $144,000 20.0% 57.7% 108.1% 195.7% 605.9% 661.9%
-8 74 Showcase 22 $144,000 4.3% 17.1% 32.1% 155.3% 126.1% 709.0%
-5 75 Tales of Suspense 39 $142,000 6.0% 31.5% 31.5% 59.2% -2.1% 450.4%
4 76 Detective Comics 69 $140,000 20.7% 62.6% 179.4% 410.9% 1416.8% 2780.7%
-8 77 Tip Top Comics Bound Volume 3 $139,000 3.0% 19.8% 42.0% 93.3% 137.2% 134.8%
7 78 Action Comics 5 $139,000 26.4% 37.6% 31.1% 57.1% 80.3% 160.8%
5 79 Marvel Mystery Comics 4 $137,000 24.5% 56.8% 71.5% 116.1% 160.0% 355.1%
-7 80 Jumbo Comics 1 $136,000 6.2% 28.3% 37.2% 79.2% 163.1% 163.6%
-6 81 Detective Comics 3 $132,000 11.9% 30.7% 15.8% 34.1% 89.1% 122.2%
8 82 Punch Comics 12 $132,000 23.4% 63.2% 96.1% 143.1% 1181.6% 1827.0%
8 83 Action Comics 15 $132,000 25.7% 43.3% 49.2% 80.3% 255.8% 466.5%
-8 84 Radio Funnies nn $131,000 11.0% 24.8% 26.0% 56.5% 56.5% -
-4 85 Detective Comics 58 $129,000 14.2% 39.9% 102.8% 184.8% 771.6% 765.8%
-8 86 Detective Comics 40 $128,000 9.4% 23.1% 53.3% 156.5% 358.8% 360.4%
1 87 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue $127,000 16.5% 23.3% 35.8% 74.0% 105.2% 114.5%
11 88 Action Comics 8 $127,000 27.1% 45.5% 52.1% 77.1% 159.7% 365.2%
-2 89 Detective Comics 225 $127,000 16.5% 205.3% 201.7% 275.7% 854.9% 924.2%
-8 90 Mystery Men Comics 1 $126,000 13.5% 45.8% 62.0% 151.0% 254.9% 238.7%
6 91 Action Comics 6 $125,000 23.8% 33.4% 29.1% 67.3% 133.2% 166.5%
-3 92 Marvel Mystery Comics 5 $123,000 13.9% 17.1% 30.9% 75.2% 117.3% 130.8%
-10 93 Terrific Comics 5 $122,000 9.9% 49.5% 92.4% 106.1% 277.7% 430.4%
-8 94 Adventure Comics 48 $117,000 7.3% 28.4% 18.3% 76.7% 52.3% 43.7%
5 95 Marvel Mystery Comics 46 $117,000 17.9% 43.6% 78.6% 115.1% 723.9% 1496.2%
-2 96 All-Select Comics 1 $115,000 11.7% 70.9% 84.0% 122.4% 216.8% 299.3%
-5 97 Famous Funnies 1 $114,000 8.6% 7.5% 27.9% 75.4% 69.9% 64.7%
5 98 Human Torch, The 2 (1) $114,000 17.6% 43.9% 40.4% 76.5% 29.7% 52.6%
2 99 Jackpot Comics 4 $113,000 13.9% 45.8% 48.5% 111.6% 668.7% 749.6%
15 100 Wonder Comics 1 $112,000 26.4% 86.7% 80.9% 92.1% 116.2% 118.3%