Compiled and edited by comic book historian Terry Hoknes

Most Valuable COMIC MEDIA COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable COMIC MEDIA COMICS 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 books from all eras's which are much more affordable and scarcer than any more recent books.

Comic Media was a short-lived comic book company owned by Allen Hardy that existed in the 1950s. Its titles were mainly action/adventure,western, and horror. Its most notable character was Johnny Dynamite, created by Pete Morisi.  When Comic Media became defunct, the company sold its titles and characters to Charlton Comics. Charlton then continued Dynamite as Johnny Dynamite, with work by Morisi, who continued to work for the company for many years. Johnny Dynamite would later be purchased by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty and reprinted in their Ms. Tree title and a miniseries they created.

Notable titles

Status defunct: 1954
Founded 1950
Founder Allen Hardy
Country of origin United States of America
Headquarters location New York City
Key people Pete Morisi
Publication types Comic books
Fiction genres horror, action/adventure,western
Imprints Artful Publications




ALL TRUE ROMANCE #1 $260.00 / DEAR LONELY HEART #1 $230.00 / ALL TRUE ROMANCE #2 $130.00


HORRIFIC #1 $1,125.00 / WEIRD TERROR #1 $960.00 / WEIRD TERROR #2  $760.00


HORRIFIC #3 $1,500.00 / WEIRD TERROR #3 $760.00 /WEIRD TERROR #4 $760.00


TERRIFIC #14 $1,300.00 / WEIRD TERROR #11 $660.00 / HORRIFIC #9 $600.00


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