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The 10 Most Valuable Marvel Comics In The World

Thanks to the constantly growing success of superhero movies, Marvel has been cashing in on the big screen versions of their comic book characters for the last decade. But before Hollywood took over,

Thanks to the constantly growing success of superhero movies, Marvel has been cashing in on the big screen versions of their comic book characters for the last decade. But before Hollywood took over, all those characters first appeared in print. That means there are copies of first edition comic books floating around in the world that boast the first ever appearances of infamous characters like Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America.

While comic book collections aren't always worth the hundreds of thousands of dollars that collectors hope for, there are certain issues that definitely have the potential to demand crazy prices. And you never know when you might come across someone who is selling one for as low as fifty cents because they have no idea what they're really worth. There was even that one guy who found a copy of Action Comics No. 1-- the first ever appearance of Superman, in the wall of his house.

Who knows, if you keep your eyes peeled at garage sales you could hit the jackpot with a collector's edition of one of these most valuable Marvel comics books in the world.

10 The X-Men #1 - $80,500

via comicvine.com

9 The Amazing Spider-Man 1 - $110,000

via comicswatcher.com

8 Red Raven Comics 1 - $124,000

via capnscomics.blogspot.com

7 Captain America Comics 3 - $126,000

via comicvine.com

6 Fantastic Four #1 - $166,000

via comicbookgalaxy.com

5 Marvel Mystery Comics 9 - $198,000

via bleedingcool.com

4 The Incredible Hulk #1 - $228,000

via rowsdowr.com

3 Amazing Fantasy 15 - $405,000

via comicbookbrain.com

2 Captain America No. 1 - $629,000

via nothingbutcomics.net

1 Marvel Comics No. 1 - $859,000

via comicbook.com

Marvel Comics #1 was published in October 1939 by Marvel's predecessor Timely Comics. It features the very first appearances of android superhero, the Human Torch (slightly different from the later Fantastic Four member), the Sub-Mariner of Atlantis, and Ka-Zar the Great. The first print run quickly sold out of 80,000 copies, so a second printing of 800,000 was ordered, which also sold out. The comic book went for 10 cents in 1939; today, a near mint copy would probably go for around $859,000.

 

Sources: ComicVine.com, Neatorama.com, Marvel.com

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