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 $9,440,000 5.2% 31.3% 19.9% 129.1% 305.2% 931.7%
2 Detective Comics 27 $6,100,000 7.2% 39.3% 31.2% 130.2% 246.6% 653.1%
3 Superman 1 $3,120,000 4.3% 20.5% 22.8% 176.1% 372.0% 670.4%
4 Batman 1 $2,310,000 6.0% 42.6% 42.6% 196.5% 417.9% 940.5%
5 Marvel Comics 1 $1,540,000 23.2% 23.2% 48.1% 127.8% 264.9% 270.2%
6 Pep Comics 22 $1,220,000 2.5% 6.1% 6.1% 77.1% 1499.0% 2479.3%
7 All-American Comics 16 $1,170,000 3.5% 21.5% 17.0% 119.1% 222.3% 284.9%
1 8 Action Comics 7 $1,060,000 6.7% 40.0% 26.6% 149.4% 261.8% 1513.4%
-1 9 Detective Comics 1 $1,040,000 4.1% 21.6% 13.8% 117.1% 173.0% 219.0%
10 Captain America Comics 1 $1,020,000 4.6% 12.0% 47.6% 141.7% 330.4% 496.5%
11 Detective Comics 31 $923,000 4.2% 26.3% 23.6% 144.2% 380.7% 662.8%
1 12 Flash Comics 1 $771,000 4.9% 30.0% 37.2% 228.1% 209.6% 247.3%
1 13 Amazing Fantasy 15 $770,000 5.9% 33.2% 72.3% 161.9% 226.3% 381.2%
-2 14 Whiz Comics 1 $756,000 1.2% 4.4% 17.4% 61.2% 344.7% 287.7%
15 New Fun Comics 1 $729,000 4.9% 30.2% 22.9% 117.0% 148.0% 178.2%
16 More Fun Comics 52 $700,000 4.9% 30.1% 23.7% 125.1% 160.2% 222.6%
17 Detective Comics 29 $626,000 3.8% 19.2% 20.2% 139.8% 188.5% 370.7%
1 18 Detective Comics 33 $609,000 4.5% 22.8% 21.6% 165.9% 290.4% 328.9%
-1 19 All Star Comics 8 $589,000 -1.0% -6.5% -34.8% 119.0% 501.0% 553.7%
20 Archie Comics 1 $573,000 7.7% 6.7% 5.9% 40.1% 162.8% 407.1%
21 Detective Comics 35 $552,000 6.2% 14.5% 22.9% 75.2% 236.6% 949.4%
22 Action Comics 10 $542,000 4.2% 29.4% 8.4% 98.5% 442.5% 790.0%
23 Detective Comics 38 $532,000 4.1% 20.6% 22.0% 160.8% 379.3% 322.2%
1 24 Action Comics 13 $483,000 5.0% 29.5% 5.2% 207.6% 1058.3% 2105.5%
-1 25 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue Variant Edition $472,000 1.9% -2.7% 12.1% 24.2% 38.0% 33.7%
26 Showcase 4 $458,000 7.5% 10.4% 6.0% 51.2% 353.5% 538.8%
2 27 Amazing Fantasy 15 UK Edition $425,000 8.1% 32.4% 44.1% - - -
-1 28 Wonder Woman 1 $421,000 2.9% 23.5% 20.3% 186.4% 282.7% 432.9%
2 29 Suspense Comics 3 $417,000 11.8% 24.1% 71.6% 117.2% 333.0% 406.1%
-2 30 Action Comics 2 $413,000 4.0% 11.3% 7.8% 27.1% 153.4% 278.9%
-1 31 Adventure Comics 40 $405,000 4.7% 26.2% 20.9% 98.5% 96.6% 148.5%
32 Sensation Comics 1 $353,000 3.8% 26.1% 53.5% 267.7% 324.8% 458.5%
33 Incredible Hulk, The 1 $341,000 11.4% 26.8% 43.9% 48.9% 189.0% 646.2%
1 34 Fantastic Four 1 $320,000 5.3% 18.5% 43.5% 102.5% 82.9% 365.1%
-1 35 New Fun Comics 6 $320,000 4.9% 30.1% 22.6% 116.2% 146.2% 173.5%
3 36 Fantastic Comics 3 $303,000 20.2% 44.3% 50.7% 51.5% 491.8% 1194.9%
37 Detective Comics 28 $301,000 7.1% 25.4% 61.0% 221.2% 345.9% 412.8%
-2 38 Famous Funnies Series 1 $283,000 0.0% -1.7% 22.5% 50.5% 42.2% 214.1%
2 39 More Fun Comics 73 $267,000 13.6% 21.4% 34.8% 70.1% 581.1% 365.2%
-2 40 Action Comics 3 $264,000 3.9% 10.9% 6.9% 26.3% 142.2% 215.8%
3 41 Motion Picture Funnies Weekly 1 $261,000 23.1% 22.0% 31.2% 77.6% 108.8% 139.4%
-2 42 Captain Marvel Adventures nn $251,000 2.4% 8.2% 20.7% 67.3% 213.4% 247.6%
-1 43 Incredible Hulk, The 1 UK Edition $238,000 2.6% 10.7% 15.5% - - -
-1 44 Marvel Mystery Comics 9 $224,000 2.8% -0.9% 13.1% 98.2% 105.5% 119.6%
45 Captain America Comics 3 $221,000 10.5% 23.5% 44.4% 139.7% 315.4% 440.3%
1 46 Detective Comics 36 $210,000 7.1% 22.1% 39.1% 107.9% 505.2% 629.2%
1 47 Action Comics 12 $203,000 5.7% 13.4% 47.1% 131.2% 322.9% 1137.8%
-2 48 All Star Comics 3 $198,000 0.5% 2.1% -12.0% 90.4% 58.4% 66.4%
49 Journey Into Mystery 83 $189,000 5.0% 19.6% 3.8% 27.7% 239.9% 334.5%
8 50 X-Men, The 1 $187,000 23.0% 94.8% 148.3% 166.4% 142.9% 289.6%
-1 51 Amazing Spider-Man 1 $186,000 5.7% 20.8% 31.0% 70.6% 77.1% 221.2%
-1 52 Marvel Mystery Comics 2 $180,000 2.9% -1.1% 13.9% 142.6% 173.1% 186.6%
53 Captain America Comics 128 Page Issue $177,000 9.3% 16.4% 23.8% 70.2% 77.0% 302.3%
-2 54 Action Comics 23 $171,000 4.9% 17.1% 30.5% 62.9% 327.5% 464.4%
2 55 Superman 2 $169,000 10.5% 26.1% 59.4% 74.0% 148.9% 207.8%
-2 56 Detective Comics 2 $166,000 5.7% -1.8% -23.1% -7.8% 8.5% 83.8%
-2 57 Amazing Spider-Man 1 UK Edition $164,000 4.5% 13.1% - - - -
-2 58 Detective Comics 37 $162,000 5.9% 3.8% 5.2% 54.3% 323.0% 523.1%
59 Batman 2 $154,000 2.7% 31.6% 63.8% 104.8% 172.6% 323.1%
34 60 Action Comics Ashcan 1 $154,000 63.7% 264.1% 271.1% 321.9% 333.8% 315.1%
5 61 Sub-Mariner Comics 1 $151,000 17.1% 29.1% 56.6% 189.8% 159.9% 154.6%
-2 62 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1 $151,000 1.3% 7.1% 21.8% 65.4% 33.6% 172.1%
-2 63 Detective Comics 168 $150,000 7.9% 31.6% 92.8% 244.0% 849.4% 1315.1%
-2 64 Four Color Series I 4 Donald Duck $141,000 5.2% 23.7% 29.4% 95.6% 53.8% 188.9%
-1 65 Showcase 22 $137,000 4.6% 15.1% 28.0% 154.2% 101.2% 678.4%
-1 66 Captain America Comics 2 $136,000 5.4% 4.6% 20.4% 66.3% 19.3% 308.4%
3 67 Fantastic Four 5 $136,000 9.7% 59.3% 147.7% 310.9% 137.3% 871.4%
-5 68 Action Comics 9 $136,000 3.8% 11.5% 19.3% 33.3% 99.7% 293.1%
-1 69 Tip Top Comics Bound Volume 3 $133,000 5.6% 15.7% 40.6% 93.9% 130.1% 125.4%
4 70 Captain America Comics 46 $132,000 21.1% 34.4% 58.7% 199.3% 312.5% 964.5%
-2 71 Action Comics 4 $129,000 4.0% 11.2% 10.3% 45.4% 123.2% 179.8%
-5 72 Tales of Suspense 39 $129,000 2.4% 14.2% 24.0% 43.5% -11.6% 430.9%
-2 73 Jumbo Comics 1 $127,000 7.6% 22.1% 29.7% 71.9% 146.1% 143.8%
8 74 Detective Comics 140 $120,000 20.5% 51.9% 79.4% 164.9% 468.7% 528.3%
6 75 Detective Comics 3 $118,000 16.8% 16.8% 5.4% 20.2% 74.3% 100.7%
-4 76 Radio Funnies nn $118,000 5.4% 19.4% 18.0% 46.2% 39.3% -
29 77 Phantom Lady 17 $118,000 44.6% 70.0% 82.7% 183.7% 292.0% 389.6%
21 78 Captain America Comics 74 $117,000 29.9% 30.1% 49.2% 96.3% 198.5% 369.9%
-6 79 Detective Comics 40 $117,000 6.4% 17.0% 46.2% 139.8% 320.9% 317.9%
5 80 Detective Comics 69 $116,000 18.1% 44.8% 143.7% 353.1% 1272.8% 2321.7%
-6 81 Detective Comics 58 $113,000 7.6% 32.0% 88.0% 160.4% 674.0% 658.4%
14 82 Mystery Men Comics 1 $112,000 21.0% 28.6% 50.7% 127.6% 210.2% 201.9%
1 83 Terrific Comics 5 $111,000 11.9% 55.5% 77.3% 92.7% 277.6% 395.5%
-7 84 Action Comics 5 $109,000 3.8% 9.7% 4.8% 26.3% 43.8% 103.7%
-5 85 Adventure Comics 48 $109,000 4.8% 25.3% 11.3% 69.0% 40.8% 32.9%
24 86 Detective Comics 225 $109,000 37.6% 169.1% 160.1% 225.4% 725.8% 745.0%
3 87 Marvel Mystery Comics 4 $109,000 14.6% 20.2% 37.1% 75.5% 108.8% 265.8%
-9 88 Marvel Mystery Comics 128 Page Issue $108,000 3.8% 0.9% 16.4% 51.3% 74.2% 82.1%
-11 89 Marvel Mystery Comics 5 $107,000 1.9% -1.8% 15.2% 57.4% 88.0% 100.0%
40 90 All-Select Comics 1 $105,000 52.4% 58.4% 73.3% 112.6% 189.3% 263.3%
-8 91 Action Comics 15 $105,000 5.6% 16.5% 21.4% 49.4% 190.9% 356.5%
-16 92 Famous Funnies 1 $105,000 0.0% -1.9% 23.5% 51.5% 58.6% 52.6%
-6 93 Silver Streak Comics 6 $104,000 6.9% 49.9% 84.1% 120.8% 162.6% 147.6%
6 94 Punch Comics 12 $102,000 14.9% 32.8% 57.9% 88.5% 890.3% 1591.5%
-6 95 Detective Comics 30 $102,000 6.6% 16.2% 40.9% 100.0% 214.8% 349.3%
-10 96 Batman 11 $102,000 4.1% 28.0% 36.9% 60.9% 120.3% 214.8%
-9 97 Action Comics 6 $101,000 3.9% 9.8% 7.2% 38.7% 90.6% 116.7%
-6 98 Planet Comics 15 $100,000 5.9% 19.2% 65.0% 115.5% 939.5% 1245.9%
13 99 Jackpot Comics 4 $99,300 25.9% 29.6% 28.0% 111.7% 575.5% 658.0%
-9 100 Action Comics 8 $99,300 5.0% 18.9% 21.2% 42.1% 110.8% 265.1%