INVESTING IN COMIC BOOKS 

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

Most Valuable EC COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable EC 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.

1934-1945

SKIPPY'S OWN BOOK OF COMICS #1 $6,600.00 / NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION #1 $1,500.00 / PICTURE STORIES FROM AMERICAN HISTORY # $400.00

1946

ANIMAL FABLES #1 $835.00 / TINY TOT COMICS #1 $575.00 / LAND OF THE LOST COMICS #1 $560.00

1947

MOON GIRL AND THE PRINCE #1 $1,750.00 / ANIMAL FABLES #7 $1,085.00 / MOON GIRL #2 $1,050.00

1948

MOON GIRL #5 $2,000.00 / K.O. PUNCH giveaway $1,400.00 / WAR AGAINST CRIME #1 $1,300.00

1949

LUCKY FIGHTS IT THROUGH giveaway $2,000.00 / MODERN LOVE #1 $1,400.00 / A MOON A GIRL ROMANCE #9 $1,325.00

1950

VAULT OF HORROR #12 $8,700.00 / CRYPT OF TERROR #17 $5,300.00 / HAUNT OF FEAR #15 $5,200.00 

1951

TALES OF TERROR ANNUAL #1 $7,600.00 / TALES FROM THE CRYPT #21 $1,750.00 / TALES FROM THE CRYPT #22 $1,350.00

1952

MAD #1 $7,300.00 / WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY ANNUAL 1952 $4,350.00 / TALES OF TERROR ANNUAL 1952 $4,200.00

1953

TALES OF TERROR ANNUAL 1953 $3,400.00 / MAD #5 $2,750.00 / WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY ANNUAL 1953 $2,600.00

1954

CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #22 $3,000.00 / 3 DIMENSIONAL EC CLASSICS #1 $1,525.00 / 3D TALES FROM THE CRYPT #2 $1,500.00

1955

WEIRD SCIENCE FANTASY #29 $2,200.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #24 $1,650.00 / TALES FROM THE CRYPT #46 $885.00 

1956

SHOCK ILLUSTRATED #3 $2,000.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #30 $750.00 / INCREDIBLE SCIENCE FICTION #33 $720.00

1957

MAD MAGAZINE #31 $435.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #32 $370.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #33 $370.00

1958

HUMBUG BOUND VOLUME $1,000.00 / WORST FROM MAD ANNUAL #1 $650.00 / MORE TRASH FROM MAD ANNUAL #1 $385.00

1959

WORST FROM MAD ANNUAL #2 $625.00 / MORE TRASH FROM MAD ANNUAL #2 $250.00 / MAD MAGAZINE #44 $190.00

1960 ONWARDS

Mad Magazine or related spin-off titles dominate The top 3 most valuable EC comics of every year onwards.

 

 

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