The famous DC Comics characters, such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Justice League of America, are the most popular collectibles in the DC universe.
This has a big impact on your returns when you decide to sell your comic books.
Here's a list of the best DC Comics characters, with some key comic books from each.
A couple of reasons see the Caped Crusader beat the Man of Steel to the #1 spot on this list.
First, Batman is cool in a way that Superman clearly is not.
Second, there have been loads of great (and a couple of not-so-great) Batman movies since the 1990s. Superman has been conspicuous by his absence.
Third, there are arguably more important Batman comics published in recent times than Superman ones. The Dark Knight, a Death in the Family, Vengeance of Bane...
Classic stories, amazing (and often disturbing) artwork, and a character most people can identify with.
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See our full Batman comic book article here;
and the Detective Comics Price Guide here.
Yes, he's the longest-running Superhero, and yes, he's all-powerful, invulnerable, invincible... Is it only me who finds this tedious?
Anyway, love him or loathe him, you can't argue with the bottom line. If you have classic Superman comic books, then you're in great shape, especially if THE COMICS are in great shape too!
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The Green Lantern comic has never gone out of style, but the recent movie (and a promised sequel) has pushed up prices rapidly in recent years.
Golden Age comic books featuring the Green Lantern are rare, but there are plenty of Silver Age issues you should look for too.
See our article on Golden Age Green Lantern comics here;
and our article on Silver Age Green Lantern comics here;
and our Showcase Comics price guide here.
The rest are Golden Age comics, and turn up much less often.
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One of the longest-running superheroes of all time, and certainly ground-breaking from the female vs male superhero point of view, Wonder Woman is never far from the collector's consciousness.
Of all the DC comics characters, Wonder Woman was the one who most appealed to female comic book buyers. Some of the earlier books are truly rare.
Rumored movies in the pipeline have done nothing to dampen down enthusiasm for this hot super heroine.
See our full article on Wonder Woman comics here.
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Arguments will rage amongst fans about the exact order of our DC Comics characters top 10.
There is no question that The Flash deserves to be on this list. He goes all the way back to the Golden Age The Flash comic book.
There are lots of key issues, which you'll be lucky to own!
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And our Showcase comic book price guide here.
It's a testimony to the success of the combined DC Comics characters who formed the JLA that it led to Marvel launching the Fantastic Four.
The line-up changed so many times over the years that it's impossible to list all the characters who starred in this team.
Highlights include Batman, Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Robin, and Hawkman.
Brave and the Bold
Mystery in Space
#28 to #30
#1 through #100
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You can also read our Justice League of America comics article for more details of this cool series.
More than loosely based on Robin Hood, and with nods to Batman's back story, the Green Arrow first appeared in the 1940s in More Fun Comics #73. The run lasted until #107.
Throughout the Golden Age, the Green Arrow appeared in Leading Comics, Adventure Comics, World's Finest Comics, and Brave and the Bold.
Green Lantern #76 saw him team up with the Lantern for a run lasting until #122. Green Arrow also appears as part of the JLA from #75.
More Fun Comics
World's Finest Comics
Brave and the Bold
Green Lantern and Green Arrow
Neal Adams art
Moves to Flash
#73 through #107
#1 through #14
#103 through #269
#7 through #140
#85, #100, #106, #129, #130, #136, #144, #168
#75 through #181
(Green Lantern #76 for first team-up, continues as Green Lantern and Green Arrow until #122)
#217 to #219
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Since the legendary "pre-code" horror comics, collectors have always enjoyed scaring themselves with freaky and monstrous comic books.
Swamp Thing first appeared in House of Secrets #92, and has enjoyed a strong following ever since.
Swamp Thing (1972)
Brave and the Bold
#1 through #24
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Every successful character gets at least a few spin-offs. Superman has spawned SuperBoy and SuperGirl, Superman's cousin, and the girl of steel enjoys a strong following.
Her first appearance was in Action Comics #252, but as you'll see below, there were several other try-outs for a female counterpart to Superman, including a Lois Lane coma fantasy type storyline in Action Comics #60.
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One of the less-famous characters, the Atom's place on this list could have been taken by any number of other DC Comics characters.
But his long history and unusual nature make him worthy of a top 10 spot.
With some of the rarest DC comic books on his list of appearances, if you have a full collection of The Atom comics, then you're sitting pretty. Get yours valued today.
The Atom first appeared in All-American Comics #19. He has made several other key issue appearances, and enjoyed his own series.
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There are plenty of other DC Comics characters that might be considered unlucky not to make this list.
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Guide to the DC Universe
If you're confused about Crisis on Infinite Earths and all the Earth One, Earth Two DC comics character timelines and so on, then be sure to read this guide to get it sorted.
Marvel Comics Price Guides
If you also have Marvel comic books in your collection, then you'll need to research their values here. We have articles on all the big names.