INVESTING IN COMIC BOOKS 

Compiled and edited by comic book historian Terry Hoknes www.HoknesComics.com     hoknes@hotmail.com

Most Valuable CHARLTON COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable CHARLTON comic books published in every year

(Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

These books have proven to be consistently the most in demand key issues ever and are the best investments long term.

This list only include regular cover mass printed editions.  No variants or limited edition versions included.

This is the first time a yearly comparison has ever been made and the purpose is to show a few things. 

First of all it does truly highlight the major key books of every year.  It also shows quickly which titles seems to pop up the most often and are truly the most expensive series to collect.  Some titles are just more collected than others and bring higher $$ amounts even to non-key issues in a run. 

Note that some years have lesser keys standing at the front of the line and are for their age a better investment. This can always be seen with most books from the 1950's which are much more affordable and scarcer than any more recent books.

1945-1949

TIM McCOY #16 $450.00 / TIM McCOY #17 $325.00 / TIM McCOY #18 $325.00

1950

COWBOY WESTERN COMICS #27 $550.00 / COWBOY WESTERN COMICS #30 $550.00 / PICTORIAL LOVE STORIES #23 $260.00

1951

SUNSET CARSON #1 $900.00 / SUNSET CARSON #2 $600.00 / CRIME AND JUSTICE #1 $500.00

1952

THE THING #1 $1,550.00 / THE THING #2 $975.00 / THE THING #3 $975.00

1953

THE THING #7 $1,175.00 / THE THING #11 $1,075.00 / THE THING #6 $875.00

1954

SPACE ADVENTURES #12 $1,800.00 / THE THING #12 $1,550.00 / THE THING #14 $1,500.00

1955

NEGRO ROMANCES #4 $1,600.00 / WIN A PRIZE COMICS #1 $1,035.00 / WIN A PRIZE COMICS #2 $725.00

1956

TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #1 $750.00 / FROM HERE TO INSANITY #8 $635.00 / MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #1 $500.00

1957

YOUNG LOVERS #18 $1,150.00 / TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #4 $725.00 / TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #5 $725.00

1958

TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #7 $725.00 / TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #10 $660.00 / TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #8 $585.00

1959

TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #11 $660.00 / MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #11 $420.00 / MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #12 $400.00

1960

SPACE ADVENTURES #33 $750.00 / KONGA #1 $500.00 / MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #19 $310.00

1961

GORGO #1 $525.00 / REPTILICUS #1 $475.00 / MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #22 $310.00

1962

KONGA #5 $210.00 / MARCO POLO #1 $180.00 / WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES #1 $170.00

1963

KONGA #10 $150.00 / KONGA #11 $150.00 / KONGA #12 $150.00

1964

MY LITTLE MARGIE #54 $325.00 / CAREER GIRL ROMANCES #32 $175.00 / BLUE BEETLE #1 $145.00

1965

SUMMER LOVE #46 $250.00 / TEEN CONFESSIONS #31 $210.00 / STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #75 $210.00

1966

I LOVE YOU #60 $325.00 / TEEN CONFESSIONS #37 $210.00 / SUMMER LOVE #47 $185.00

1967

BLUE BEETLE #1 $180.00 / MANY GHOSTS OF DR. GRAVES #1 $110.00 / GO-GO #8 $95.00

1968

HERCULES MAGAZINE #4 $150.00 / ABBOTT AND COSTELLO #1 $125.00 / GHOST MANOR #1 $110.00

1969

FLASH GORDON #12 $60.00 / JUNGLE JIM #22 $42.00 / POPEYE #94 $42.00

1970

UNDERDOG #1 $175.00 / DUDLEY DO-RIGHT #1 $145.00 / RONALD McDONALD #1 $130.00

1971

PARTRIDGE FAMILY #5 $125.00 / PARTRIDGE FAMILY #1 $110.00 / HANNA BARBERA PARADE #1 $110.00

1972

DAVID CASSIDY #1 $100.00 / UNDERDOG #10 $85.00 / BOBBY SHERMAN #1 $80.00

1973

HAUNTED LOVE #1 $80.00 / BARNEY AND BETTY RUBBLE #1 $50.00 / GREAT GAZOO #1 $50.00

1974

GHOSTLY TALES #109 $28.00 GHOSTLY TALES #111 $28.00 / GHOST MANOR #18 $28.00

1975

SCOOBY DOO #1 $110.00 / HONG KONG PHOOEY #1 $75.00 / CHARLTON BULLSEYE MAGAZINE #1 $65.00

1976

SCOOBY DOO DIGEST #1 $60.00 / EMERGENCY MAGAZINE #1 $50.00 / CHARLTON BULLSEYE MAGAZINE #5 $50.00

1977

BIONIC WOMAN #1 $50.00 / DOCTOR GRAVES MAGIC BOOK #1 $50.00 / BIONIC WOMAN #2 $35.00

1978

BIONIC WOMAN #3 #35.00 / BIONIC WOMAN #4 $35.00 / BIONIC WOMAN #5 $35.00

1979

GHOSTLY TALES #133 $20.00 / GHOSTLY TALES #134 $20.00 / GHOST MANOR #42 $20.00

1980

SICK MAGAZINE #134 $40.00 / SICK MAGAZINE #131 $24.00 / SICK MAGAZINE SPECIAL #2 $24.00

1981

GHOSTLY TALES #151 $20.00 / MANY GHOSTS OF DR GRAVES #68 $20.00 / GHOST MANOR #60 $20.00

1982

SOAP OPERA ROMANCES #1 $40.00 / SOAP OPERA ROMANCES #2 $40.00 / SOAP OPERA ROMANCES #3 $40.00

1983

SOAP OPERA LOVE #1 $40.00 / SOAP OPERA LOVE #2 $40.00 / SOAP OPERA LOVE #3 $40.00

1984

GHOSTLY TALES #169 $20.00 / SCARY TALES #46 $18.00 / GHOST MANOR #77 $16.00

1985

TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #14 $10.00 / TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER #15 $10.00 / ATOMIC MOUSE #10 $10.00

1986

ATOMIC MOUSE #12 $10.00 / CHARLTON BULLSEYE #1 $9.00 / PROFESSOR COFFIN #21 $8.00

 

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