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Top 50 Most Valuable Comic Books
of the Bronze Age

Top 50 Bronze Age Most Valuable Comic Books
Last updated October 17, 2016

This is the third article in our series, following from Most Valuable Golden Age Comics and Most Valuable Silver Age Comics.

Here are the key issues to look for when you're at garage sales (yes, they DO turn up!).

Top 50 Most Valuable Comic Books from the Bronze Age

Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974): First Full Appearance of Wolverine. Click for current value

1. Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974): First Full Appearance of Wolverine

Record sale: $150,000 (CGC 9.9)
Record sale in 9.8: $13,000

Minimum value: $200

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Green Lantern #76 (April 1970): Green Arrow Joins Green Lantern - Neal Adams Cover. Click for current values

2. Green Lantern #76 (April 1970): Green Arrow Joins - Neal Adams Cover

Record sale: $31,000
Minimum value: $40

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IMPORTANT NOTE ON INCREDIBLE HULK #181, GREEN LANTERN #76, AND OTHER BRONZE AGE MOST VALUABLE COMIC BOOKS

Certain Bronze Age keys listed on the most valuable comic books page have actually FALLEN in value since 2008-10.

A feeding frenzy in the mid-to-late-2000s lead to a glut of CGC-graded near mint/mint copies coming to market.

Some bronze age key issues have lost 50 percent or more in CGC 9.8!

The following books have all been affected by the "gold rush" of those days:

Comic Book

  • Green L. #76
  • X-Men #94
  • Hulk #181
  • Detec. #400
  • ASM #129
  • GS X-Men #1
  • Hulk #180
  • ASM #121

Record 9.8

  • $37,344 (2010)
  • $29,589 (2010)
  • $26,501 (2009)
  • $13,534 (2009)
  • $13,340 (2008)
  • $12,500 (2008)
  • $10,000 (2010)
  • $6,000 (2008)

Recent 9.8

  • $31,811 
  • $15,535 
  • $13,886 
  • $3,700 
  • $6,500 
  • $10,600 
  • $2,850 
  • $2,500 

"Ouch" %

  • -14.82%
  • -47.50%
  • -47.60%
  • -72.66%
  • -51.27%
  • -15.20%
  • -71.50%
  • -58.33%

Detective Comics #400 wins the OUCH race with a loss of over 72 percent in CGC 9.8.

Since the correction, some prices have picked up again.

Amazing Spider-Man #129 is the closest of the most valuable comic books to closing the gap (only because all things Punisher are red hot though).

But will we ever see Incredible Hulk #181 fetch $26,000 in 9.8 grade again? Maybe, but not for many years.

For simplicity's sake, record prices on this page are from the last couple of years.

Star Wars #1 (35c Price Variant): Rare Variant of First Issue. Click for value!

3. Star Wars #1 (35c Price Variant):
Rare Variant of First Issue

Record sale: $26,000
Minimum value: $450

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Hero for Hire #1: Origin and First Appearance, Luke Cage. Click for value

4. Hero for Hire #1:
Origin and First Appearance,
Luke Cage

Record sale: $24,000
Minimum value: $30

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X-Men #94 (August 1975): First Regular Issue of the New X-Men. Click for values

5. X-Men #94 (August 1975): First
Regular Issue of the New X-Men

Record sale: $15,000
Minimum value: $80

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Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975): First Appearance, Moon Knight. Click for values

6. Werewolf by Night #32 (August 1975): First Appearance, Moon Knight

Record sale: $14,500
Minimum value: $40

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House of Secrets #92 (July 1971): First Appearance, Swamp Thing; Classic Berni Wrightson Cover. Click for values

7. House of Secrets #92 (July 1971):
First Appearance, Swamp Thing;
Classic Berni Wrightson Cover

Record sale: $14,000
Minimum value: $80

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Marvel Spotlight #5 (August 1972): Origin and First Appearance of Ghost Rider. A valuable Bronze Age comic book. Click for market values

8. Marvel Spotlight #5 (August 1972):
Origin and First Appearance
of Ghost Rider

Record sale: $13,000
Minimum value: $20

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The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (February 1974): First Appearance of the Punisher. A key Bronze Age comic book. Click for values

9. The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974): First Appearance of the Punisher

Record sale: $10,600
Minimum value: $80

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Cerebus #1 (December 1977): Origin and First Appearance, Cerebus. A very rare Bronze Age comic book in high grade. Click for values

10. Cerebus #1 (1977):
Origin and First Appearance,
Cerebus the Aardvark

Record sale: $9,000
Minimum value: $50

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Giant-Size X-Men #1 (July 1975): Origin and First Appearance, New X-Men. Click for current values

NEW ENTRY! Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975):
Origin and First Appearance,
New X-Men Team

Record sale: $7,200
Minimum value: $50

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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (December 1970): First Appearance, Darkseid. Click for values

11. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (1970): First Appearance, Darkseid

Record sale: $6,700
Minimum value: $10

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Batman #227 (1970): Classic Neal Adams Cover, One of the hottest Bronze Age comic books. Click for value

12. Batman #227 (1970):
Classic Neal Adams Cover

Record sale: $6,400
Minimum value: $10

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Iron Fist #14: Rare 35c Price Variant. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Iron Fist #14
Rare 35c Price Variant

Record sale: $5,600
Minimum value: $100

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Iron Man #55 (February 1973): First Appearance of Thanos, villain in the upcoming Avengers movie. Click for values

13. Iron Man #55 (1973):
First Appearance of Thanos

Record sale: $6,000
Minimum value: $70

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Marvel Premiere #15 (1974): First Appearance of Iron Fist. Click for values

14. Marvel Premiere #15 (1974):
First Appearance of Iron Fist

Record sale: $5,500
Minimum value: $20

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Fantastic Four #112 (1971): Classic Hulk vs Thing Cover. One of the most valuable bronze age comics. Click for prices

15. Fantastic Four #112 (1971):
Classic Hulk vs Thing Cover

Record sale: $5,300
Minimum value: $20

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Batman #251 (January 1973): Neal Adams classic Joker cover. Click for values

16. Batman #251 (1973):
Neal Adams classic Joker cover

Record sale: $5,000
Minimum value: $10

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Amazing Adventures #11 (1972): First Appearance of Furry Beast. Click for values

NEW ENTRY! Amazing Adventures #11 (1972):
First Appearance of Furry Beast

Record sale: $4,900
Minimum value: $40

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Tomb of Dracula #10 (February 1973): First appearance of Blade the Vampire slayer. Click for value

17. Tomb of Dracula #10 (1973):
First appearance, Blade
the Vampire slayer

Record sale: $4,750
Minimum value: $40

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Conan the Barbarian #1 (October 1970): First Appearance, Conan. Click for values

18. Conan the Barbarian #1 (1970):
First Appearance, Conan

Record sale: $4,000
Minimum value: $20

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Batman #232 (June 1971): First Appearance, Ra's Al Ghul. Click for values

19. Batman #232 (1971):
First Appearance, Ra's Al Ghul

Record sale: $4,000
Minimum value: $40

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Marvel Preview #7 (1976): First Appearance, Rocket Raccoon, click for prices

20. Marvel Preview #7 (1976):
First Appearance, Rocket Raccoon

Record sale: $3,800
Minimum value: $20

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Amazing Spider-Man #101 (1971): First Appearance, Morbius the Vampire. Click for values

21. Amazing Spider-Man #101 (1971):
First Appearance,
Morbius the Vampire

Record sale: $3,700
Minimum value: $40

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Superman #233 (January 1971): Classic Neal Adams Cover. Click for values

22. Superman #233 (1971):
Classic Neal Adams Cover

Record sale: $3,500
Minimum value: $10

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Detective Comics #400 (June 1970): Origin and first appearance, Man-Bat. Click for values

23. Detective Comics #400 (1970):
Origin and first appearance,
Man-Bat

Record sale: $3,500
Minimum value: $40

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All-Star Western #10 (1972):First Appearance, Jonah Hex. Click for value

24. All-Star Western #10 (1972):
First Appearance, Jonah Hex

Record sale: $3,450
Minimum value: $20

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The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974): First (Brief) Appearance of Wolverine. Click for values

25. The Incredible Hulk #180 (1974):
First (Cameo) Appearance, Wolverine

Record sale: $2,850
Minimum value: $30

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Ghost Rider #1 (1974): First Solo Comic; First Appearance, Son of Satan. One of the most valuable comics of the bronze era. Click for value

26. Ghost Rider #1 (1974):
First Solo Comic; First Appearance,
Son of Satan

Record sale: $2,850
Minimum value: $5

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Amazing Spider-Man #121 (1973): Death of Gwen Stacy. Click to see value

NEW ENTRY! Amazing Spider-Man #121 (1973):
Death of Gwen Stacy

Record sale: $2,850
Minimum value: $50

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Swamp Thing #1 (1972): First Solo Comic, Classic Bernie Wrightson Cover

27. Swamp Thing #1 (1972):
First Solo Comic, Classic
Bernie Wrightson Cover

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $15

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Marvel Premiere #1 (1972): First Appearance, Adam Warlock. Click for value

28. Marvel Premiere #1 (1972):
First Appearance, Adam Warlock

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $5

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Iron Fist #14 (August 1977): First Appearance, Sabre-Tooth. Click for values

29. Iron Fist #14 (1977):
First Appearance, Sabre-Tooth

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $10

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X-Men #101 (1976): First Appearance, Phoenix. Click for value

30. X-Men #101 (1976):
First Appearance, Phoenix

Record sale: $2,150
Minimum value: $25

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All-Star Comics #58 (1976): First Appearance, Power Girl. Click for value

31. All-Star Comics #58 (1976):
First Appearance, Power Girl

Record sale: $2,150
Minimum value: $25

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Iron Fist #1 (1975): First in New Series after Marvel Premiere. Click for value

32. Iron Fist #1 (1975):
First in New Series

Record sale: $2,000
Minimum value: $15

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Marvel Spotlight #2 (1972): First Appearance, Werewolf by Night

33. Marvel Spotlight #2 (1972):
First Appearance,
Werewolf by Night

Record sale: $2,000
Minimum value: $15

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Amazing Spider-Man #122 (1973): Death of Green Goblin. One of the most valuable comic books of the Bronze Age. Click for values

34. Amazing Spider-Man #122 (1973):
Death of Green Goblin

Record sale: $2,000
Minimum value: $25

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Savage Tales #1 (1971): First Appearance, Man-Thing. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Savage Tales #1 (1971):
First Appearance, Man-Thing

Record sale: $1,800
Minimum value: $45

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Marvel Feature #1 (1971): First Appearance, Defenders. One of the most expensive comics of the Bronze age. Click for values

35. Marvel Feature #1 (1971):
First Appearance, Defenders

Record sale: $1,700
Minimum value: $15

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Ms. Marvel #1 (1977): First Appearance of Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel. Click for prices

36. Ms. Marvel #1 (1977):
First Appearance of Carol Danvers
as Ms. Marvel

Record sale: $1,700
Minimum value: $15

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Howard the Duck #1 (1976): First Solo Comic. Click for values

37. Howard the Duck #1 (1976):
First Solo Comic

Record sale: $1,650
Minimum value: $5

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Marvel Preview #4 (1976): First Appearance, Star Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)

38. Marvel Preview #4 (1976):
First Appearance, Star Lord
(Guardians of the Galaxy)

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $25

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Captain Britain #8 (1976): First Appearance, Betsy Braddock / Psylocke. Rare in 9.8. Click for value

39. Captain Britain #8 (1976):
First Appearance,
Betsy Braddock / Psylocke

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $10

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Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977): First Appearance, Spider-Woman. Click for values of this Bronze Age comic

40. Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977):
First Appearance, Spider-Woman

Record sale: $1,440
Minimum value: $10

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Amazing Spider-Man #135 (1974): Second Appearance, Punisher. Hot book! Click for values

41. Amazing Spider-Man #135 (1974):
Second Appearance, Punisher

Record sale: $1,300
Minimum value: $30

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Green Lantern #85 (1971): Controversial Drug Abuse Story and Cover

42. Green Lantern #85 (1971):
Controversial Drug Abuse
Story and Cover

Record sale: $1,150
Minimum value: $10

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Strange Tales #180 (1975): First Appearance, Gamora. Click for values

43. Strange Tales #180 (1975):
First Appearance, Gamora

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $10

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Adventure into Fear #19 (1973): First Appearance, Howard the Duck. Very tough in high grade. Click for values

44. Adventure into Fear #19 (1973):
First Appearance,
Howard the Duck

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $10

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Daredevil #168 (1981): First Appearance, Elektra. A key bronze age comic book. Click for prices

45. Daredevil #168 (1981):
First Appearance, Elektra

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $10

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DD #168

Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973): First Appearance, Red Sonja

46. Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973):
First Appearance, Red Sonja

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $10

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Star Wars #1 (1977): First in Series, Movie Hype Drove Price Up to Record Highs (Hype Sale $3,500). Click for current prices

47. Star Wars #1 (1977):
First in Series, Movie Hype Drove
Price Up to Record Highs
(Hype Sale $3,500)

Current 9.8 $1,000
Minimum value: $15

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X-Men #120 (1979): First Appearance, Alpha Flight. Click for value

48. X-Men #120 (1979):
First Appearance, Alpha Flight

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $10

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Detective Comics #411 (1971): First Appearance, Talia al Ghul. Click for value

49. Detective Comics #411 (1971):
First Appearance, Talia al Ghul

Record sale $1,000
Minimum value: $25

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50. New Teen Titans #2 (1980):
First Appearance, Deathstroke the Terminator

Record sale: $1,000
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