INVESTING IN COMIC BOOKS 

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

Most Valuable FAWCETT COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

These are the 3 most valuable FAWCETT 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.

1940

WHIZ COMICS #2 $130,000.00 / WOW COMICS #1 $27,000.00 / THRILL COMICS #1 $20,315.00

1941

CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #1 $62,000.00 / MASTER COMICS #21 $12,000.00 / WHIZ COMICS #25 $9,500.00

1942

MASTER COMICS #22 $11,000.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #1 $10,500.00 / GENE AUTRY COMICS #1 $7,500.00

1943

HOPALONG CASSIDY #1 $4,500.00 / WOW COMICS #9 $2,900.00 / ALL HERO COMICS #1 $2,750.00

1944

CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #15 $1,050.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #16 $875.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #17 $875.00

1945

MARVEL FAMILY #1 $2,800.00 / MARY MARVEL COMICS #1 $2,500.00 / IBIS THE INVINCIBLE #3 $1,175.00

1946

MARY MARVEL COMICS #2 $1,100.00 / BULLETMAN #14 $925.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL STORY BOOK #1 $850.00

1947

X-MAS COMICS #7 $1,150.00 / MARY MARVEL COMICS #9 $500.00 / MARY MARVEL COMICS #10 $500.00

1948

CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #80 $1,200.00 / TOM MIX WESTERN #1 $800.00 / IBIS THE INVINCIBLE #6 $775.00

1949

X-MAS COMICS #4 $1,500.00 / LASH LARUE WESTERN #1 $900.00 / ROCKY LANE WESTERN #1 $850.00

1950

NEGRO ROMANCE #1 $2,700.00 / NEGRO ROMANCE #2 $2,200.00 / NEGRO ROMANCE #3 $2,200.00

1951

CAPTAIN VIDEO #1 $1,550.00 / X-MAS COMICS #6 $1,150.00 / YOGI BERRA #1 $1,135.00

1952

FAWCETT MOVIE COMICS #15 $3,800.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #115 $1,600.00 / STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #1 $1,375.00

1953

WORLDS OF FEAR #10 $1,950.00 / CAPTAIN MARVEL JR #119 $1,150.00 / SWEETHEARTS #119 $1,150.00

1954

MARVEL FAMILY #89 $340.00 / LASH LARUE WESTERN #46 $115.00 / TEX RITTER WESTERN #20 $110.00

1959

DENNIS THE MENACE #39 $90.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE #32 $75.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE #33 $75.00

1960

DENNIS THE MENACE FUN BOOK #1 $90.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE #40 $75.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE GIANT #8 $70.00

1961

DENNIS THE MENACE TELEVISION SPECIAL #1 $85.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE TRIPLE FEATURE #1 $85.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE AND HIS PAL JOEY #1 $80.00

1962

DENNIS THE MENACE GIANT #10 $80.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE GIANT #11 $80.00 / DENNIS THE MENACE TELEVISION SPECIAL #2 $45.00

1963 ONWARDS

Dennis The Menace related comics dominate all years onwards

 

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