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Top 60 Most Valuable Comic Books from the Modern Age (1992-Date)

Modern Age Top 60 Most Valuable Comic Books
Last updated October 20, 2016

We give record sales and minimum values.

Below are the most valuable comic books published since 1992.

Top 60 Modern Age Most Valuable Comic Books

The Walking Dead #1 (October 2003): First Issue. Price is driven by the huge interest in the AMC TV series. Click for values

1. The Walking Dead #1 (October 2003):
First Issue

Record sale: $11,000
Minimum value: $250

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Dark Knight III: Master Race #1 (2016): Jim Lee Variant. Click for value

2. Dark Knight III: Master Race #1
(2016): Jim Lee Variant

Record sale: $2,800
Minimum value: $150

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Important Note on Most Expensive Modern Comic Books

Some readers have expressed annoyance at variant covers appearing on this list. We also have agonized about whether CGC 9.9 or CGC 10.0 sales should "count".

Important Note on Most Expensive Modern Comic Books

On balance, we feel that anything goes. Publishers are creating a market by allowing variant covers to exist, and there is obvious demand for them among collectors and/or speculators.

No list of the most valuable comic books of the modern age is really complete without Saga #1 retailer incentive, or Batman #608 incentive, or Mary-Jane Watson as Venom.

The list is more interesting as a result, and so our editorial decision is final.

Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1 (1999): Rare One-Shot. Click for value

3. Elseworlds 80-Page Giant #1
(1999): Rare One-Shot

Record sale: $4,700
Minimum value: $150

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Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (2014): Gwen Stacy Becomes Spider-Woman Retailer Incentive Cover. Click for value

4. Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (2014):
Gwen Stacy Becomes Spider-Woman
Retailer Incentive Cover

Record sale: $3,500
Minimum value: $150

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Amazing Spider-Man #678 (2012): Mary-Jane as Venom variant. Click for value

5. Amazing Spider-Man #678 (2012):
Mary-Jane as Venom variant

Record sale: $3,000
Minimum value: $250

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Batman #608 Retailer Appreciation cover. Click for values

6. Batman #608 (2002): Retailer appreciation variant cover

Record sale: $3,300
Minimum value: $180

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Wolverine #1 (2010): J. Scott Campbell Deadpool Variant Cover. Click for values

7. Wolverine #1 (2010):
J. Scott Campbell Deadpool
Variant Cover

Record sale: $2,800
Minimum value: $150

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Spawn #1 (1992): Manufacturing Error. Click for value

8. Spawn #1 (1992):
Manufacturing Error

Record sale: $2,800
Minimum value: $150

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Spawn #185 (2008): Sketch Cover. A very rare and valuable modern comic book. Click for value

9. Spawn #185 (2008):
Sketch Cover

Record sale: $2,750
Minimum value: $50

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Siege #3 (2010): Campbell Variant Deadpool cover. Click for value

10. Siege #3 (2010): Campbell Variant
Deadpool cover

Record sale: $2,600
Minimum value: $150

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5 (2000): Recalled Edition. Click for values

11. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5 (2000): Recalled Edition

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $100

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Batman Adventures #12 (1993) 1st Appearance of Harley Quinn. Click for values

12. Batman Adventures #12 (1993)
1st Appearance of Harley Quinn

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $70

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Saga #1 (2012): Retailer Incentive variant. Click for value

13. Saga #1 (2012):
Retailer Incentive variant

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $45

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Danger Girl #2 (1998): Ruby Red Smoking Gun variant cover. Click for values

14. Danger Girl #2 (1998):
Ruby Red Smoking Gun
variant cover

Record sale: $2,250
Minimum value: $50

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Amazing Spider-Man #700 (2013): Steve Ditko cover variant. Click for value

15. Amazing Spider-Man #700 (2013):
Steve Ditko cover variant

Record sale: $2,200
Minimum value: $75

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Walking Dead #35 (2007) Error Variant. Click for value

16. Walking Dead #35 (2007)
Error Variant; Recalled

Record sale: $2,200
Minimum value: $100

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The Maxx Ashcan #3 (1993): Low print run, small size comic, a rare modern. Click for values

17. The Maxx Ashcan (1993):
Mini comics produced in
very low numbers

Record sale: $2,100
Minimum value: $45

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Chew #1 is one of the most valuable modern comic books. Click for values

18. Chew #1 (October 2003):
First Issue

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

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NYX #3 (2004) 1st Appearance of X-23 (Laura Kinney). Click for values

19. NYX #3 (2004)
1st Appearance of X-23
(Laura Kinney)

Record sale: $1,800
Minimum value: $40

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Walking Dead #27 (2006) 1st Appearance of the Governor. Click to see values

20. Walking Dead #27 (2006)
1st Appearance of the Governor

Record sale: $1,800
Minimum value: $30

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Iron Man #281, 1st War Machine. Click for values

21. Iron Man #281 (1992):
First brief appearance,
War Machine

Record sale: $1,750
Minimum value: $5

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Vengeance of Bane Special (1993) 1st Appearance of Bane. Click for value

22. Vengeance of Bane Special (1993)
1st Appearance of Bane

Record sale: $1,635
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Collectible Classics: Spider-Man #1 (reprints #300 with chromium cover). Click for values

23. Marvel Collectible Classics:
Spider-Man #1 (reprints #300 with chromium cover)

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $75

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Walking Dead #2 (2003) 2nd Issue; Scarcer Than #1. Click for value

24. Walking Dead #2 (2003)
2nd Issue; Scarcer Than #1

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $60

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Strangers in Paradise #1 (1993) Rare; 1st Comic by Terry Moore. Click for values

25. Strangers in Paradise #1 (1993)
Rare; 1st Comic by Terry Moore

Record sale: $390
Minimum value: $10

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Walking Dead #100 (2012) Ottley Sketch Cover. Click for value

26. Walking Dead #100 (2012)
Ottley Sketch Cover

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $50

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X-23 v3 #1 (2010) Dell'Otto Variant Cover. Click for value

27. X-23 v3 #1 (2010)
Dell'Otto Variant Cover

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $70

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Captain Marvel #14 (2013) Variant Edition. 1st Cameo of Kamala Kahn as Ms. Marvel. Click for value

28. Captain Marvel #14 (2013)
Variant Edition. 1st Cameo of
Kamala Kahn as Ms. Marvel

Record sale: $1,400
Minimum value: $50

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Captain Marvel #17 (2013) 2nd Printing. 1st Kamala Kahn as Ms. Marvel. Click for value

29. Captain Marvel #17 (2013)
2nd Printing. 1st Kamala Kahn as
Ms. Marvel

Record sale: $1,400
Minimum value: $50

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Deadpool #1 (1993) 1st Solo Series. Click for value

30. Deadpool #1 (1993)
1st Solo Series

Record sale: $1,250
Minimum value: $1

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Walking Dead #19 (2005) 1st Appearance of Michonne. Click for values

31. Walking Dead #19 (2005)
1st Appearance of Michonne

Record sale: $1,250
Minimum value: $50

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Walking Dead #100 (2012) 1st Appearance of Negan. Click for value

32. Walking Dead #100 (2012)
1st Appearance of Negan

Record sale: $1,250
Minimum value: $1

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Spider-Gwen #1 (2015) Hughes Variant Cover. Click for values

33. Spider-Gwen #1 (2015)
Hughes Variant Cover

Record sale: $1,250
Minimum value: $50

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Alias #1 (2001) 1st Appearance of Jessica Jones. Click for values

34. Alias #1 (2001)
1st Appearance of Jessica Jones

Record sale: $1,100
Minimum value: $40

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Preacher #1 (1995) 1st Issue of Series; TV Show Coming. Click for value

35. Preacher #1 (1995)
1st Issue of Series; TV Show Coming

Record sale: $1,100
Minimum value: $50

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Batman Adventures Mad Love (1994) Rare Prestige Format Edition. Click for values

36. Batman Adventures Mad Love (1994)
Rare Prestige Format Edition

Record sale: $1,100
Minimum value: $40

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Wolverine #145 (1998) Scarce Send-Away Nabisco Promotional Variant. Click for values

NEW ENTRY! Wolverine #145 (1998)
Scarce Send-Away Nabisco Promotional Variant

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $50

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Hellboy: The Fury #3 Retailer Incentive variant. Click for value

37. Hellboy: The Fury #3 (2011)
Retailer Incentive variant

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $50

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Y the Last Man (2002) 1st Issue of Series. Click for values

38. Y the Last Man (2002)
1st Issue of Series

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

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Harbinger #1 (1992) 1st Issue in Series; Has Coupons to Cut Out and Mail in (often missing). Click for value

39. Harbinger #1 (1992)
1st Issue in Series; Has Coupons to Cut Out and Mail in (often missing)

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $30

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Spawn #1: Black and White Edition (1997). Click for value

40. Spawn #1 (1997)
Black and White Edition

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $60

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Uncanny X-Men #297 (1993) Rare Gold Foil Edition. Click for value

41. Uncanny X-Men #297 (1993)
Rare Gold Foil Edition

Record sale: $900
Minimum value: $10

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Batman #1 New 52 (2011) Sketch Variant. Click for value

42. Batman #1 New 52 (2011)
Sketch Variant

Record sale: $900
Minimum value: $40

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Goon #1 (1999): First full appearance of Zombie Priest, Joey the Ball, Franky and Goon. Click for value

43. Goon #1 (1999)
First full appearance of Zombie Priest, Joey the Ball, Franky and Goon

Record sale: $820
Minimum value: $40

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Spawn #1: Regular Edition (1992). Click for value

44. Spawn #1 (1992)
Regular Edition

Record sale: $800
Minimum value: $1

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Malibu Sun #13 (1992) 1st Promotional Appearance of Spawn. Click for value

45. Malibu Sun #13 (1992)
1st Promotional Appearance of Spawn

Record sale: $800
Minimum value: $30

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Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008) Sketch Variant. Click for values

46. Uncanny X-Men #500 (2008)
Sketch Variant

Record sale: $800
Minimum value: $40

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Invincible #1 (2003) 1st Invincible / Mark Grayson. Click for values

47. Invincible #1 (2003)
1st Invincible / Mark Grayson

Record sale: $700
Minimum value: $10

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Afterlife With Archie (2013) New York Comic Con Variant. Click for value

48. Afterlife With Archie (2013)
New York Comic Con Variant

Record sale: $600
Minimum value: $30

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Runaways #1 (2013) Origin and 1st Appearance. TV Series Commissioned by Hulu. Click for values

NEW ENTRY! Runaways #1 (2003)
Origin and 1st Appearance. TV Series Commissioned by Hulu

Record sale: $500
Minimum value: $25

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Solar Man of the Atom #10 (1992) Origin and 1st Appearance, Eternal Warrior. Click for values

NEW ENTRY! Solar Man of the Atom #10 (1992) Origin and 1st Appearance,
Eternal Warrior

Record sale: $500
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (1992, Winter Special on cover) Origin and 1st Appearance, Squirrel Girl. Click to find a copy

49. Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (1992,
"Winter Special" on cover): Origin and
1st Appearance, Squirrel Girl

Record sale: $400
Minimum value: $1

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Wonder Woman v2 #72 (1993) Classic Sexy Cover by Brian Bolland. Click for values of this valuable modern comic book

50. Wonder Woman v2 #72 (1993)
Classic Sexy Cover by Brian Bolland

Record sale: $390
Minimum value: $1

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Rachel Rising #1 (2011) First in series; TV Show is Being Shopped Around Hollywood. Click for values

51. Rachel Rising #1 (2011)
First in series; TV Show is Being Shopped Around Hollywood

Record sale: $390
Minimum value: $5

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Batman #635 (2005) 1st Jason Todd as Red Hood. Click for values

52. Batman #635 (2005)
1st Jason Todd as Red Hood

Record sale: $390
Minimum value: $1

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100 Bullets #1 (1999) 1st Issue of Series. Click for values

53. 100 Bullets #1 (1999)
1st Issue of Series

Record sale: $380
Minimum value: $5

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Amazing Spider-Man #361 (1992): 1st Appearance of Carnage. Click for values

54. Amazing Spider-Man #361 (1992)
1st Appearance of Carnage

Record sale: $350
Minimum value: $10

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Batman Adventures v2 #16 (2004) Classic Joker and Harley Quinn Wedding Cover. Click for values

NEW ENTRY! Batman Adventures v2 #16 (2004)
Classic Joker and Harley Quinn Wedding Cover

Record sale: $325
Minimum value: $5

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Adventures of Superman #500 (1993) Platinum Poly-Bag Edition. Click for value

55. Adventures of Superman #500 (1993)
Platinum Poly-Bag Edition

Record sale: $300
Minimum value: $5

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Detective Comics #880 (2011): Classic Joker Cover by Jock. Click for value

56. Detective Comics #880 (2011)
Classic Joker Cover by Jock

Record sale: $275
Minimum value: $5

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What If? v2 #105 (1998) 1st Appearance Spider-Girl (May Parker). Click for value

57. What If? v2 #105 (1998)
1st Appearance Spider-Girl (May Parker)

Record sale: $260
Minimum value: $5

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Batman #608 (2002) Rare 2nd Printing. Click for value

58. Batman #608 (2002)
Rare 2nd Printing

Record sale: $260
Minimum value: $5

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Scalped comic #1 (2007) TV Pilot Being Produced. Click for values

59. Scalped #1 (2007)
TV Pilot Being Produced

Record sale: $250
Minimum value: $5

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Rick and Morty #1 (2015) First print run sold out; based on TV series on Adult Swim channel. Click for value

60. Rick and Morty #1 (2015)
First print run sold out; based on TV series on Adult Swim channel

Record sale: $220
Minimum value: $5

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