INVESTING IN COMIC BOOKS 

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

Most Valuable DYNAMIC COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable DYNAMIC 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.

Harry Chesler (January 12, 1898 - December 1981), often credited as Harry "A" Chesler, with the "A" an affectation rather than a true initial, was the entrepreneur behind what is often credited as the first comic book "packager" of the late-1930s to 1940s Golden Age of comic books, supplying complete comics to publishers testing the waters of the emerging medium.  Chesler's studio was active between 1935 and 1946, according to one standard source, or from 1936 to 1940 and then reorganized and running from 1940 to 1953, per a different edition of the same source. His shop employed "a growing group of men who produced scores of strips & entire books (often first issues) for nearly every publisher," including Chesler's own Star Comics, Star Ranger, Dynamic Comics, Punch Comics andYankee Comics. The studio also "[p]roduced the early issues of MLJ Publications Zip Comics, Pep Comics and Top-Notch Comics, Captain Marvel,Master," and titles for Centaur Comics. Alumni of the Chesler Shop "went on to form the nuclei of various comics art staffs" for a number of different early comics companies; they include Jack Cole, Jack Binder, Otto Binder, Charles Biro, Mort Meskin, Creig Flessel (briefly), Ken Ernst,Bob McCay, Otto Eppers, and dozens of others.

Chesler Publications / Dynamic Publications / Harry "A" Chesler Jr. Publications and related companies

Chesler Publications, Inc., 276 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York
Dynamic Publications, 163 23rd Street, New York City, New York
Harry A. Chesler Jr. Publications, Inc., 163 23rd Street, New York City, New York 

1937

STAR COMICS #1 $5,000.00 / STAR COMICS #3 $5,000.00 / STAR RANGER #1 $4,000.00

1938

COCOMALT BIG BOOK OF COMICS giveaway #1 $3,200.00 / STAR COMICS #9 $1,600.00 / STAR RANGER #9 $1,200.00

1941

DYNAMIC COMICS #1 $3,500.00 / YANKEE COMICS #1 $3,100.00 / PUNCH COMICS #1 $2,450.00

1942

SCOOP COMICS #2 $2,900.00 / DYNAMIC COMICS #3 $1,550.00 / PUNCH COMICS #2 $1,500.00

1944

DYNAMIC COMICS #8 $2,200.00 / PUNCH COMICS #9 $2,000.00 / SPOTLIGHT COMICS #1 $1,800.00

1945

PUNCH COMICS #12 $6,000.00 / RED SEAL COMICS #14 $1,325.00 / PUNCH COMICS #13 $1,200.00

1946

DYNAMIC COMICS #17 $1,150.00 / PUNCH COMICS #18 $1,050.00 / RED SEAL COMICS #16 $975.00

 

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