Updated on 16 October, 2021
Comic books are among the most expensive comic books on the market today. Most of these comic books are long before their time and have a collector's value that often transcends their actual monetary value. Among the most expensive comic books are those that tell an entire story of a super hero, but because they must also be in great condition, they have to also be worth more than their original retail price. In many cases, this is true. A rare super hero comic that was written and never published is one of the most valuable of all comic books.
The most highly graded comic books are usually the hardcover ones with the best writing and art. Hardcover copies that are signed by the creator or just the writer are worth more than their reprint counterparts. If you want a true hard cover hardcopy, try looking for issues from the 1980s. You may find a rarity on today's market but the market for hardcover crime and thriller detective comics was huge back then. Rare editions of old comic books are also available on eBay and other online auction sites. Just remember to do your research before buying any sort of collectable item, especially those that are very old.
Another way to determine the value of your most expensive comic books is to pay attention to how it was sold. If the item was auctioned off on eBay, then you can be pretty certain that it was sold at a premium price. An item that was heavily promoted on television or in the newspaper probably sold for a much higher price than one that was just sitting in a corner of your house. One thing to remember when grading a comic book is that a poorly graded item will not sell for much.
Other items that can be used to determine the value of your most expensive comic books are rarity. Any comic that has not been released in current comics is considered to be rare and thus more valuable. There are several reasons why rare comics sells for more money than average ones, including the fact that collectors are more drawn to them. Also, very rare comic books can be older and therefore held in higher regard. The bottom line is that no matter what the condition of an old comic is, it will always be more valuable than a new one.
One type of extremely rare and valuable comic is one that was written as a crossover between two different comic series. For example, an action comic set in the 1960s could contain a story that is a continuation of the adventures of the earlier Green Arrow and the late Batman. In this case, the author decided to write the story with both characters involved so that readers would have an easier time connecting the two. Therefore, even if the storyline is unrelated to the main continuity of the series, a million people who collect action comics would pay more for such a valuable piece.
One type of rare and valuable comic book is one that was released as a limited edition. Limited editions generally cost more money when compared to the regular versions because they are made especially for collectors. There are times, however, when special limited editions are released because a popular character or hero was over-printed by the publisher. In this case, very limited numbers of copies were printed and they sell for more than the usual versions. When it comes to purchasing collector's items such as these, it is important to do a lot of research so that you know exactly how much any particular item is worth.
One of the most highly prized comic book among readers is a Bob Kane or DC Comics limited edition graphic novel. If you buy an issue of Detective Comics and it is written by Bob Kane, then it is a genuine piece of artwork. The bottom line is that if a famous creator of a super hero comic book writes a fantastic story, then many people are willing to pay top dollar to own the comic.
Amazing Fantasy Comics is a long standing comic that started publication in 1940. One of the founding members of the comics industry, DC has created numerous iconic characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and The Hulk. From its beginnings, Amazing Fantasy Comics has managed to reach a place where hundreds if not thousands of devoted readers can identify with the heroes within the comic. Whether you love Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or the Hulk, chances are you have bought and read comics from this wonderful source of entertainment. The bottom line is that there are few, if any other, sources of entertainment that can compare with the amazing fantasy world created by DC Entertainment.