Value of Golden Age Captain America Comic Books #1-78

Golden Age Captain America Comic Book Price Guide

Among the most patriotic and classic of super heroes, Cap is instantly recognizable.

He's a member of the Avengers super-team, and some of his Golden Age books are among the most valuable comic books of all time.

We provide record sales and minimum values for all 78 of the Golden Age Cap run, plus the rare giant issues.

Looking for post-Avengers Cap? See the Silver Age article here.

Value of Captain America Comic #1-78

Captain America Comics #1: First Appearance of Captain America. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #1
First Appearance of Captain America;
Classic Hitler cover

Record Sale: $306,000
Minimum Value: $14,000

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Captain America Comics #2. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #2
Classic Hitler cover

Record Sale: $103,000
Minimum Value: $2,000

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Stan Lee's First Published Work for Timely Comics:
Captain America Comic #3

Captain America Comics #3. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #3
Classic Red Skull cover

Record Sale: $80,000
Minimum Value: $1,000

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Captain America Comics #4. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #4

Record Sale: $23,500
Minimum Value: $500

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Captain America Comics #5. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #5
1st Stan Lee Story

Record Sale: $14,000
Minimum Value: $300

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Captain America Comics #6. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #6

Record Sale: $16,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #7. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #7
Classic bondage cover

Record Sale: $25,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #8. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #8

Record Sale: $25,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #9. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #9

Record Sale: $9,800
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #10. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #10

Record Sale: $10,500
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #11. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #11

Record Sale: $18,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #12. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #12

Record Sale: $12,600
Minimum Value: $90

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Captain America Comics #13. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #13

Record Sale: $33,400
Minimum Value: $400

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Captain America Comics #14. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #14

Record Sale: $15,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #15. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #15

Record Sale: $13,000
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #16. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #16

Record Sale: $7,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #17. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #17

Record Sale: $7,400
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #18. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #18
Classic cover

Record Sale: $6,600
Minimum Value: $200

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Captain America Comics #19. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #19

Record Sale: $4,300
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #20. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #20

Record Sale: $7,100
Minimum Value: $200

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Captain America Comics #21. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #21
Captain America battles Satan

Record Sale: $9,800
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #22. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #22

Record Sale: $10,600
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #23. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #23

Record Sale: $31,000
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #24. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #24

Record Sale: $4,600
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #25. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #25
Cap drinks liquid opium

Record Sale: $4,500
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #26. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #26

Record Sale: $10,000
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #27. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #27
Classic cover

Record Sale: $9,000
Minimum Value: $300

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Captain America Comics #28. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #28

Record Sale: $9,800
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #29. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #29

Record Sale: $4,100
Minimum Value: $250

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Captain America Comics #30. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #30

Record Sale: $9,500
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #31. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #31
Bondage torture cover

Record Sale: $10,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #32. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #32

Record Sale: $8,700
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #33. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #33

Record Sale: $5,000
Minimum Value: $200

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Captain America Comics #34. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #34

Record Sale: $4,100
Minimum Value: $200

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Captain America Comics #35. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #35
Torture cover

Record Sale: $10,000
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #36. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #36
Hitler, Goebbels and Goering cover

Record Sale: $8,300
Minimum Value: $300

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Captain America Comics #37. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #37

Record Sale: $12,500
Minimum Value: $200

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Captain America Comics #38. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #38
Bondage cover

Record Sale: $4,200
Minimum Value: $150

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Captain America Comics #39. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #39

Record Sale: $3,300
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #40. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #40

Record Sale: $4,250
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #41. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #41

Record Sale: $3,900
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #42. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #42

Record Sale: $3,700
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #43. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #43

Record Sale: $2,800
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #44. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #44

Record Sale: $5,000
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #45. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #45

Record Sale: $2,600
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comic #46: Holocaust Cover

Captain America Comic #46: Holocaust Cover. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #46

Record Sale: $43,000
Minimum Value: $2,000

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Captain America Comics #47. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #47

Record Sale: $7,100
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #48. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #48

Record Sale: $5,000
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #49. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #49

Record Sale: $5,000
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #50. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #50

Record Sale: $4,000
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #51. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #51

Record Sale: $3,900
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #52. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #52

Record Sale: $6,500
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #53. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #53

Record Sale: $3,000
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #54. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #54

Record Sale: $2,100
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #55. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #55

Record Sale: $3,200
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #56. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #56

Record Sale: $6,000
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #57. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #57

Record Sale: $8,000
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #58. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #58

Record Sale: $3,400
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comic #59: Origin of Cap Retold

Captain America Comic #59: Origin of Cap Retold. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #59

Record Sale: $5,300
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #60. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #60

Record Sale: $4,500
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #61. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #61

Record Sale: $10,300
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #62. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #62

Record Sale: $4,200
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #63: Origin and First Appearance of Asbestos Lady (in Human Torch story). Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #63
Origin and First Appearance of
Asbestos Lady

Record Sale: $5,900
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #64. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #64

Record Sale: $2,300
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #65. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #65

Record Sale: $4,200
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #66. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #66
Origin and First Appearance of
Golden Girl

Record Sale: $4,100
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #67. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #67
Bondage cover

Record Sale: $1,900
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #68. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #68

Record Sale: $2,200
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #69. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #69

Record Sale: $3,450
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #70. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #70

Record Sale: $4,800
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #71. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #71
First appearance of the Trickster;
Last appearance of Bucky Barnes in the Golden Age

Record Sale: $6,500
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #72. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #72

Record Sale: $7,000
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #73. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #73

Record Sale: $3,500
Minimum Value: $50

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Captain America Comics #74: Captain America's Weird Tales. Contains three horror stories. First Timely horror comic book. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #74
"Captain America's Weird Tales"
Three horror stories. First Timely horror comic book

Record Sale: $14,500
Minimum Value: $300

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Captain America Comics #75. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #75
Cap does not appear in this book!

Record Sale: $5,900
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #76: 1st Atlas Comics issue (1954). Commie Smasher. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #76
1st Atlas Comics issue;
"Captain America
, Commie Smasher!"

Record Sale: $4,000
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #77. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #77

Record Sale: $5,100
Minimum Value: $100

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Captain America Comics #78. Click for current values.

Captain America Comics #78
Last issue

Record Sale: $3,600
Minimum Value: $100

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Canadian Editions of Captain America Comic

There are several issues of Captain America comic known as Canadian editions, published in Canada by Superior.

These can be identified by the letters "SDD" on the cover on issues #66 through #74.

There are many issues of Captain America comic known as Canadian editions. These can be identified by the letters The letters "SDD" on the cover on some issues indicate a Canadian edition of Captain America comic

Otherwise, check the fine print (indicia) inside the book to see if it's published by Superior.

The Rarest Captain America Comic! 128 Pages, 1942, Canada Only

There is one very rare Canadian-only Captain America comic from 1942. It's 128 pages with a black and white interior.

There is one very rare Canadian-only Captain America comic from 1942. It's 128 pages with a black and white interior.The very rare Canadian-only 128-page monochrome Captain America comic from 1942

Its huge size and rarity mean that the highest-graded example known to CGC is a mere 5.0. There are only nine copies certified!

History of Captain America Comic

Captain America comic was born into a time starving for patriotic heroes.

With World War II on the rise, Timely comics (later Marvel) creators wanted to design a hero whose blood ran red, white, and blue. (Click to see our Silver Age Captain America comic book price guide.)

In 1941, fictional geek Steve Rogers signed on for an experimental process to make him strong enough to help defeat the Nazis.

Recently, the movie version of the classic tale hit the screen in 2011, starring Chris Evans as the young Captain with Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, Jurassic Park III) as director.

Entitled Captain America: The First Avenger, the film was a success and led to the spectacular The Avengers movie, with sequels following each.

In the second half of this article, I'll look at the Silver Age Captain America comic books, and point out the valuable issues to look for.

Captain America Comic #1

This is among the most sought-after of all early comic books. While values lag behind Batman, Superman and other contemporaries, high-grade copies of this comic book are truly rare.

In forty-five pages of Nazi-bashing glory, Captain America first hit the stands in 1941 for only a dime an issue. Littered in red, white, and blue, the cover was originally designed by Jack Kirby, known for his renderings of Captain America, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Manhunter, Thor, and X-Men, to name a few.

Printed in March, the cover art consists of Captain America cleaning Hitler’s clock with a right jab to the chin. Surrounding our hero, the Nazi’s fire bullets from every direction. Another debut character is Bucky, the Captain’s kid ally. The youngster wears a red and blue getup with gloves and boots, along with a Lone Ranger-style mask. Also in this original issue, the evil Red Skull first appeared to battle the  American heroes.

Written by Jack Kirby and edited by Joe Simon, Meet Captain America tells the origin story of when young Steve Rogers decides to enroll in the military in order to help destroy the Third Reich.

Rejected by the army for his small size, Rogers is used as a lab-rat for the Super Soldier Project. The injected serum turns the scrawny boy into a muscle-bound, agile hero with stamina to boot. The new man is given a codename — you guessed it — Captain America.

After a few Nazi beatings, alter ego Steve Rogers visits Camp Lehigh, home place of young Bucky Barnes. Admitting his desire to meet the Captain, Bucky later discovers that Rogers is actually Captain America and an Nazi-bashing duo is formed. "From now on we must both share this secret together," said the Captain. "That means you're my partner, Bucky!"

Other first time appearances in this issue include Agent X-13 (Betsy Ross) and Professor Reinstein (Abraham Erskine).

Captain America Comic #2

In April, Hitler received his second thrashing from the Captain in the second issue of the series, designed by Joe Simon this time.

Similar to the original cover design, Captain America comes crashing through a window to stop Hitler's potential plans of taking over the US. With Bucky tied up in the Nazi Stronghold, our faithful, shield-carrying hero is back for more.

Written by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the second issue features The Ageless Orientals that Wouldn't Die!; Trapped in the Nazi StrongholdThe Wax Statue that Struck DeathThe Valley of the Mist, and The Devil and the Green Plague. Each issue of Captain America comics from the Golden Age feature several stories.

In the cover story, Nazi operatives kidnap a wealthy American after he has made a sizeable donation to the British war efforts. Out of uniform, Steve Rogers and Bucky sneak out of the military camp and fly over to Europe.

After finding the captive, it turns out that the man was actually working with Hitler the entire time. After discovering a few more turns and twists, the two head back to camp to get chewed out by Sargent Duffy for going AWOL the past few days.

Even heroes have a pecking order within the Timely Comics series.

Captain America Comic #3

Alex Schomburg designs the cover for the third issue of the series while Joe Simon and Jack Kirby continue to develop the story. This issue is notable because it's Stan Lee's first work for Marvel/Timely.

Schomburg's cover features Bucky and Betty tied up to enormous drills, but it appears that the Captain arrives in the nick of time. In this issue, evil is portrayed from the infamous Red Skull and his tribe of Nazi followers.

Entitled Return of the Red Skull, the villain plots revenge on Bucky and Captain America. Running errands for the military, our heroes stumble upon Red Skull's calling card — a miniature red skull.

The pair chases after the villain but loose him after a battle with his foot soldiers. Later, at Wrigley Stadium, it appears that Red Skull has replicated a massive, government-developed drill that he plans to use to terrorize New York City. 

Our heroes run into two imposters (Duffer and Midge) posing as Captain America and Bucky, so they decide to rough them up for pretending to be heroes. Red Skull runs into these same phonies and hangs them (bad day for those guys), assuming he has finally murdered his nemesis.

In the subway, the real good guys and bad guys finally meet and have it out. When the villain tosses a bomb at the duo, Captain America throws it back at him, destroying the drill and Red Skull for good (or, at least until Marvel decides to bring him back in issue #16).

Additional Characters in Captain America Comic Books

Captain America went on to partner with some of the most notable comic book characters in history, including the following:

  • The Avengers/Avengers Unity Squad
  • All-Winners Squad
  • Illuminati
  • Invaders
  • New Avengers
  • Project: Rebirth
  • Redeemers
  • Secret Avengers (Civil War)
  • Secret Defenders
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • US Army

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