Superman Comic Books Price Guide

Value of Superman Comic Books

Most comic fans know that Superman actually began life in Action Comics. You can find out values of Action issues by clicking here.

This page lists prices for the first 100 issues of Superman's appearances in his solo series, which began in 1939. The #1 issue has been reprinted many times.

We also feature later key issues worth looking for.

If you have a collection of old Superman comics, send us details to get a free appraisal and valuation. We'll also make a cash offer for your Superman comic books, should you wish to sell.

First in New Solo Series: Superman Comics #1

Superman Comic #1

Record sale: $358,000 unrestored.

Cheapest price (complete, unrestored copy): $25,000

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After Action Comics #1, and Detective Comics #27 (the origin and first appearance of Batman), probably the most famous comic in the world is Superman #1 (You could make a case for Batman #1 too.)

This is also a very rare Superman comic book. Only 52 have been graded by CGC (plus 82 restored copies).

While it's not the bonanza payday that stumbling across a copy of Action 1 would be, Superman #1 is really a nice book to find. Almost any comic book collector wants to own one.

For sure, the record unrestored price below will be beaten in the next few years, when a higher grade copy comes to light.

Superman Started Life in Action Comics
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FULL ARTICLE ON ACTION COMICS VALUES

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FULL ARTICLE ON ACTION COMICS VALUES
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FULL ARTICLE ON ACTION COMICS VALUES
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR FULL ARTICLE ON ACTION COMICS VALUES

Most people know that Action Comics #1 is arguably the most desirable comic book in the world. Action is also the series which debuted Lex Luthor, Supergirl, Brainiac and many others.

Highest price to date for Action #1: $3.2 million!

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Superman Comics #2

Superman Comic #2

Record sale: $94,000

Minimum value: $1,000

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Every early issue of Superman Comic had the Man of Steel on the cover, so unlike Action Comics #2, Superman #2 is the second-best issue to find in your vintage comic book collection.

The cover is not nearly as cool, to our eyes, as #1, and that yellow stripe shows a lot of dirt and wear, but you can count yourself fortunate if you have a Superman #2.

Superman Comics #3

Superman Comics #3

Record sale: $30,000

Minimum value: $400

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Following in the footsteps of Superman #2 comes the third-best comic in the Superman series, Superman #3.

Values get a little less predictable from here on in, with some more unusual later issues commanding a higher premium. But #3 is still one you want to find in your old collection.

Superman #4: second appearance of Lex Luthor. Click for value

Record sale: $56,000

Minimum value: $200

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Superman #5: full page ads for Batman #1 and All-Star #1. Click for value

Record sale: $5,600

Minimum value: $100

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Superman #6: ad for All-Star Comics #1 inside. Click for values

Record sale: $6,000

Minimum value: $100

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Superman #7: First appearance of Perry White. Click for values

Record sale: $20,000

Minimum value: $200

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Superman #8: full page ad for All-Star Comics #3 inside. Click for values

Record sale: $7,200

Minimum value: $50

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Superman comic book #9. Click for values

Record sale: $8,800

Minimum value: $150

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Superman #10: first 'bald' Luthor in comics. Click for value

Record sale: $14,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman comic #11. Click for value

Record sale: $6,000

Minimum value: $100

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Superman comic #12. Click for values

Record sale: $3,700

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #13: classic WWII cover. Click for values

Record sale: $15,000

Minimum value: $100

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Superman Comics #14: Patriotic Cover

Superman Comics #14: Patriotic Cover

Record sale: $35,000

Minimum value: $400

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The impact of World War II can be seen in the next couple of comics we're going to feature.

Superman #14 is considered a classic piece of cover art, and there's no doubting which side Supes is fighting for!

Its predominantly black cover makes this one particularly hard to find in higher grade. You cannot help but feel moved by the cause when you see this cover image.

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Record sale: $5,000

Minimum value: $300

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Superman #16: first Lois Lane cover appearance in Superman comic. Click for values

Record sale: $3,900

Minimum value: $50

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Superman Comics #17 and #18: World War II and the Man of Steel

Superman #17: Hitler & Hirohito cover. 1st Fortress of Solitude. Click for values

Record sale: $31,000

Minimum value: $400

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a classic 'bomb rodeo' cover Superman #18. Click for values

Record sale: $8,300

Minimum value: $50

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With Hitler and Hirohito on the cover of Superman #17 and a classic 'bomb rodeo' cover on Superman #18, you can quickly see how WWII had entered the mass consciousness.

Superman #19. Click for values

Record sale: $3,100

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #20: classic WWII cover. Click for values

Record sale: $5,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #21. Click for values

Record sale: $6,000

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #22. Click for values

Record sale: $4,500

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #23: classic Nazi-themed WWII cover. Click for values

Record sale: $12,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #24: classic patriotic flag cover. Click for values

Record sale: $41,000

Minimum value: $100

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Superman comic books #25. Click for values

Record sale: $2,300

Minimum value: $30

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Superman 26: classic WWII cover featuring Goebbels. Click for values

Record sale: $12,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #27. Click for values

Record sale: $8,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #28: solo Lois Lane stories begin in title. Click for values

Record sale: $6,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #29: WWII servicemen cover. Click for values

Record sale: $2,700

Minimum value: $50

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Superman Comics #30: Origin and First Appearance of Mr. Mxyztplk

Superman Comics #30: Origin and First Appearance of Mr. Mxyztplk

Record sale: $6,400

Minimum value: $100

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All classic super-villains have a landmark first appearance. Mr. Mxyztplk shows up for the first time in Superman #30.

Another of those classic covers in all yellow -- these Golden Age issues show any dirt really badly.

Superman #31. Click for values

Record sale: $2,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic books #32: classic cover, dark background, scarce in high grade. Click for values

Record sale: $6,700

Minimum value: $100

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Superman #33. Click for value

Record sale: $7,000

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #34. Click for values

Record sale: $1,800

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #35. Click for values

Record sale: $2,100

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #36. Click for values

Record sale: $5,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #37. Click for values

Record sale: $2,200

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #38. Click for values

Record sale: $5,100

Minimum value: $30

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Superman comic books #39. Click for value

Record sale: $5,300

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #40. Click for values

Record sale: $5,600

Minimum value: $30

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Superman comic #41. Click for values

Record sale: $1,500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #42. Click for values

Record sale: $7,100

Minimum value: $20

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Superman issue #43. Click for values

Record sale: $1,900

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic #44. Click for values

Record sale: $5,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #45: Lois Lane appears as Superwoman. Click for values

Lois Lane appears as Superwoman

Record sale: $2,100

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #46: Superboy first mentioned in this series. Click for values

1st mention of Superboy in this title

Record sale: $7,700

Minimum value: $30

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Superman comic #47. Click for values

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #48: First Superman traveling through time. Click for values

First Superman traveling through time

Record sale: $5,100

Minimum value: $30

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Superman comic books #49. Click for value

Record sale: $1,500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #50. Click for values

Record sale: $1,400

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #51. Click for values

Record sale: $1,800

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #52. Click for values

Record sale: $3,700

Minimum value: $20

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Superman Comics #53:
Origin of Superman Retold, Classic Cover

Superman Comics #53: Origin of Superman Retold. Click for values

Record sale: $12,600

Minimum value: $100

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Ten years in, here was the way to celebrate Superman's anniversary.

A big "new origin story" in Superman #53. It's a pretty beautiful cover, and hard to find in high grade due to the combination of black and yellow.

Superman #54. Click for values

Record sale: $3,100

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #55. Click for values

Record sale: $900

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic books #56. Click for values

Record sale: $3,500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic books #57: Lois Lane as Superwoman cover, full page ad for Superboy #1. Click for values

Record sale: $1,100

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #58: first appearance of Tiny Trix. Click for values

Superman #58: first appearance of Tiny Trix. Record sale: $1,800

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comics #59: click for values

Record sale: $3,300

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #60. Click for values

Record sale: $600

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic books #61: Origin of Superman retold. Superman returns to Krypton, first appearance of green Kryptonite. Click for values

Origin of Superman retold. Superman returns to Krypton, first appearance of green Kryptonite

Record sale: $2,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #62. Click for values

Record sale: $4,000

Minimum value: $50

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Superman #63. Click for values

Record sale: $1,100

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #64. Click for values

Record sale: $1,400

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic books #65: first appearance of Mala, Kizo, and U-Ban, Super villains from Krypton. Click for values

Superman #65: first appearance of Mala, Kizo, and U-Ban, Super villains from Krypton

Record sale: $1,800

Minimum value: $30

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Superman #66. Click for values

Record sale: $1,700

Minimum value: $30

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Superman comic #67. Click for values

Record sale: $750

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #68: Lex Luthor cover. Click for values

Superman #68: Lex Luthor cover

Record sale: $2,800

Minimum value: $50

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Superman comic #69. Click for values

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic #70: Annie Oakley appearance. Click for value

Superman comic #70: Annie Oakley appearance

Record sale: $900

Minimum value: $40

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Superman comic books #71. Click for values

Record sale: $1,200

Minimum value: $40

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Superman #72. Click for values

Record sale: $1,400

Minimum value: $40

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Superman comic #73. Click for values

Record sale: $2,800

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #74: Lex Luthor cover. Click for values

Superman #74: Lex Luthor cover

Record sale: $1,600

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Superman #75: a mis-numbered edition exists incorrectly showing #74 on the cover. Click for values

Superman #75: a mis-numbered edition exists incorrectly showing #74 on the cover

Record sale (regular #75): $3,200

Record sale (error #74): $4,900

Minimum value: $30

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Superman Comic Books #76: Batman Crossover

Superman Comics #76: Batman Crossover. First team up Superman and Batman. They learn each other's secret identities. Click for values

First team up Superman and Batman. They learn each other's secret identities

Record sale: $8,400

Minimum value: $100

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When two heroes are fighting over a damsel in distress, it's probably a fair sign of recession... But seriously, two of the world's greatest heroes collide in Superman comic #76.

This has dual appeal, because Batman collectors will want a copy of this Superman comic book, as well as Superman fans. This drives the price up during an otherwise pretty average early 1950s.

Superman #76 is worth three times as much as other issues from the period.

Superman comic #77. Click for values

Record sale: $3,100

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #78. Click for values

Record sale: $500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #79. Click for values

Record sale: $500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic books #80: first appearance of Halk Kar. Click for value

Superman comic books #80: first appearance of Halk Kar

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #81. Click for values

Record sale: $1,300

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic book #82 was printed without a cover price. Click for values

Superman comic book #82 was printed without a cover price

Record sale: $500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #83. Click for values

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic #84. Click for value

Record sale: $1,200

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #85. Click for value

Record sale: $400

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #86. Click for values

Record sale: $1,300

Minimum value: $10

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Superman comic books #87. Click for values

Record sale: $500

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #88: Lex Luthor cover, teams up with Toyman and Prankster. Click for values

Superman #88: Lex Luthor cover, teams up with Toyman and Prankster

Record sale: $1,500

Minimum value: $20

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Superman comic #89. Click for values

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #90. Click for values

Record sale: $400

Minimum value: $10

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Superman comic #91. Click for values

Record sale: $2,000

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #92 has a full page ad for Jimmy OlsenĀ #1 inside. Click for values

Superman comic book #92 has a full-page ad for Jimmy Olsen #1 inside

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #93. Click for values

Record sale: $400

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #94. Click for values

Record sale: $1,600

Minimum value: $20

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Superman #95: Last Pre-code issue. Last appearance of Susie Tompkins for 23 years. Click for values

Superman comic books #95: Last pre-Code issue. Last appearance of Susie Tompkins for 23 years

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $10

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Superman comic #96. Click for values

Superman #96: First Comics Code Authority stamp issue

Record sale: $450

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #97: Superboy and Lana Lang appearance, in flashback. Click for values

Superman #97 is first issue with Code stamp on the cover. Superboy and Lana Lang appear in flashback

Record sale: $360

Minimum value: $5

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Superman #98. Click for values

Record sale: $1,900

Minimum value: $10

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Superman #99. Click for values

Record sale: $1,200

Minimum value: $5

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Superman comic #100: Cover features #1 and other classic issues. Click for values

Superman comic #100: Cover features #1 and other classic issues

Record sale: $5,300

Minimum value: $30

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Later Key Issue Superman Comic Books

Superman #106: Origin story retold. Click for values

Superman #106: Origin story retold

Record sale: $350

Minimum value: $5

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Superman #123:

Superman #123: "Girl of Steel" Supergirl tryout issue

Record sale: $2,000

Minimum value: $25

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Superman comic book #127: First appearance of Titano

Superman comic book #127: First appearance of Titano

Record sale: $500

Minimum value: $5

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Superman #128: Bruce Wayne crossover

Superman #128: Bruce Wayne crossover

Record sale: $2,600

Minimum value: $15

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Superman #140: First blue Kryptonite; first Bizarro Supergirl

Superman #140: First blue Kryptonite; first Bizarro Supergirl

Record sale: $3,700

Minimum value: $15

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Superman comic book #142: Second Batman crossover

Superman comic book #142: Second Batman crossover

Record sale: $3,800

Minimum value: $15

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Superman #146: Life story issue. Click for values

Superman #146: Life story issue

Record sale: $3,100

Minimum value: $15

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Superman comic #147: First Legion of Super-Villains, swipes Adventure Comics #247

Superman comic #147: First Legion of Super-Villains, swipes Adventure Comics #247

Record sale: $2,000

Minimum value: $15

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Superman #149: Death of Superman issue

Superman #149: Death of Superman issue

Record sale: $3,000

Minimum value: $15

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Superman comic book #182: First Silver Age appearance of Toyman

Superman comic book #182: First Silver Age appearance of Toyman

Record sale: $1,000

Minimum value: $5

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Superman #199: First race vs Flash

Record sale: $1,200

Minimum value: $5

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Superman #279: Batman and Batgirl crossover

Superman #279: Batman and Batgirl crossover

Record sale: $150

Minimum value: $1

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Superman Comic Books Relaunched by Neal Adams

Superman #233: Classic Neal Adams cover, 'relaunch' issue. Click for values

Superman #233: Classic Neal Adams cover

Record sale: $3,500

Minimum value: $5

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Superman Annuals #1-4

The first annual Superman comic book was published in 1960. Despite their thicker format and square spine, these are hard to find in high grade, especially #1 with its black cover.

Superman Annual #1: First Silver Age DC Annual. Two page World of Krypton map, DC cover gallery on back cover

Superman Annual #1: First Silver Age DC Annual. Two page World of Krypton map, DC cover gallery on back cover

Record sale: $6,800

Minimum value: $15

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Superman Annual #2. Click for values

Superman Annual #2

Record sale: $2,250

Minimum value: $15

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Superman Annual #3: Two page

Superman Annual #3: Two page "Secrets of Superman's, Fortress of Solitude.", Superman pin-up on back cover

Record sale: $570

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Superman Annual #4: Two page Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes

Superman Annual #4: Two page Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes

Record sale: $1,500

Minimum value: $5

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Superman Appearances in New York World's Fair and World's Finest Comics

There are plenty of other Superman comic books, but we will only list the "goodies" here.

The first are undoubtedly the New York World's Fair comics of 1939 and 1940. These are very rare comics.

New York World's Fair comics of 1939

New York World's Fair Comic 1939

Record sale: $25,000

Minimum value: $300

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New York World's Fair comics of 1940

New York World's Fair Comic 1940

Record sale: $9,000

Minimum value: $100

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The 1939 in particular is a fantastic find, so if you've got one, get it valued right away!

Next comes the rare Golden Age comic, All-Star Comics. You'll find Supes in All-Star Comics #7 and All-Star Comics #36.

World's Best Comics #1: this is the only comic of this name. The series was renamed from #2 (see below).

and many other appearances.

World's Best Comics #1: Superman, Batman and Robin

World's Best Comics #1

Record sale: $10,500

Minimum value: $300

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World's Finest Comics #2: Superman, Batman and Robin

World's Finest Comics #2

Record sale: $3,100

Minimum value: $100

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Superman appears in World's Finest Comics #3: Origin and First Appearance of Scarecrow. Click for values

World's Finest Comics #3: Origin and First Appearance of Scarecrow

Record sale: $2,250

Minimum value: $100

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