Top 60 Best Horror Comic Books

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60 All-Time Highest "Gross-ing" Horror Comic Books

Suspense Comics #3; Highly controversial cover with Nazis, sacrifice and Klan images. Click for values

1. Suspense Comics #3
Highly controversial cover with Nazis,
sacrifice and Klan images

Record sale: $173,000
Minimum value: $3,000

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Prize Comics #7: 1st Horror Comic Book ever published. Click for value

2. Prize Comics #7
1st Horror Comic Book ever published

Record sale: $35,000
Minimum value: $750

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Punch Comics #12 (1945): Shootout in Giant Skull Cover. Click for values

NEW ENTRY! Punch Comics #12 (1945):
Shootout in Giant Skull Cover

Record sale: $31,000
Minimum value: $800

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Vault of Horror #12 Classic Bondage + Torture cover. Click for values

3. Vault of Horror #12
Classic Torture and Bondage cover

Record sale: $29,000
Minimum value: $200

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Weird Mysteries #5: Brain Removed from Head cover. Click for values

4. Weird Mysteries #5
Brain Removed from Head cover

Record sale: $18,000
Minimum value: $200

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Werewolf by Night #32: 1st Appearance of Moon Knight. Click for value

5. Werewolf by Night #32
1st Appearance of Moon Knight

Record sale: $14,500
Minimum value: $30

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Captain America Comics #74 (1949): Rare Captain America horror comic, retitled to

6. Captain America Comics #74 (1949):
Rare Captain America horror
comic, retitled to
"Captain America's Weird Tales"
in an attempt to revive sales

Record sale: $14,400
Minimum value: $500

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House of Secrets #92 (1970): 1st Swamp Thing. Click for values

7. House of Secrets #92 (1970):
1st Swamp Thing

Established Bernie Wrightson in
horror comics

Record sale: $14,000
Minimum value: $50

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Tales to Astonish #1 (1959): Classic Marvel horror, 1st in series. Click for value

8. Tales to Astonish #1 (1959):
Classic Marvel horror, 1st in series

Record sale: $13,100
Minimum value: $150

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Haunt of Fear #15 (1950): First issue of the series (continued from “Gunfighter”); Classic Graham Ingels artwork. Click for value

9. Haunt of Fear #15 (1950):
First issue of the series (continued from “Gunfighter”);
Classic Graham Ingels artwork

Record sale: $13,000
Minimum value: $150

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Famous Monsters of Filmland #1 (1958): First issue of the series of magazine-sized horror comic books. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Famous Monsters of Filmland #1 (1958):
First issue of the series of
magazine-sized horror comics

Record sale: $12,500
Minimum value: $100

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Vampirella #1 (1969): Origin and 1st Appearance of Vampirella in Horror Comic Books. Click for value

10. Vampirella #1 (1969):
Origin and 1st Appearance of
Vampirella in Horror Comic Books

Record sale: $13,000
Minimum value: $50

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Walking Dead #1 (2003): First issue of the series of modern horror comic books; TV show drives values. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Walking Dead #1 (2003):
First issue of the series of
modern horror comic books;
TV show drives values

Record sale: $11,000
Minimum value: $200

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Haunt of Fear #17 (1950): Origin stories for Crypt of Terror, Vault of Horror, and Haunt of Fear; Classic Graham Ingels artwork. Click for value

11. Haunt of Fear #17 (1950):
Origin stories for Crypt of Terror,
Vault of Horror, and Haunt of Fear;
Classic Graham Ingels artwork

Record sale: $10,200
Minimum value: $200

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Weird Tales of the Future #3 (1952): Classic Cover art. Click for values

12. Weird Tales of the Future #3 (1952):
Classic Cover art

Record sale: $9,500
Minimum value: $300

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Eerie #1 (1947): Rare Avon Per One-Shot; Publisher revived Horror Comic Books series in 1951. Click for value

13. Eerie #1 (1947):
Rare Avon Per One-Shot;
Publisher revived Horror Comic
Books series in 1951

Record sale: $9,500
Minimum value: $400

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Crime SuspenStories #22 (1954): Classic Severed Head cover. Click for value

14. Crime SuspenStories #22 (1954):
Classic Severed Head cover

Record sale: $9,500
Minimum value: $200

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Crypt of Terror #17 (1950): First issue of the series that later became

15. Crypt of Terror #17 (1950):
First issue of the series that later became "Tales from the Crypt"

Record sale: $9,000
Minimum value: $75

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Tomb of Terror #15 (1952): Disgusting Exploding Face Cover Art! Click for value

16. Tomb of Terror #15 (1952):
Disgusting Exploding Face
Cover Art!

Record sale: $9,000
Minimum value: $75

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Adventures in the Unknown #1 (1948): Earliest Ongoing Series of Horror Comic Books. Click for value

17. Adventures in the Unknown #1 (1948): Earliest Ongoing Series of
Horror Comic Books

Record sale: $7,700
Minimum value: $50

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Spellbound #14 (1953): Classic Cover with Man and Zombies in Romantic Park. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Spellbound #14 (1953):
Classic Cover with Man and Zombies in Romantic Park

Record sale: $8,300
Minimum value: $50

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Crime Patrol #15 (1950): 1st Appearance of the Crypt-Keeper. Click for value

18. Crime Patrol #15 (1950):
1st Appearance of the Crypt-Keeper

Record sale: $7,500
Minimum value: $150

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Mister Mystery #12 (1953): Classic Flame Approaching Eye Cover art. Click for value

19. Mister Mystery #12 (1953):
Classic Flame Approaching
Eye Cover art

Record sale: $7,000
Minimum value: $50

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Startling Terror Tales #11 (1952): Classic L. B. Cole cover art. Click for value

20. Startling Terror Tales #11 (1952):
Classic L. B. Cole cover art

Record sale: $6,800
Minimum value: $50

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Crime Patrol #16 (1950): Last in series before renamed

21. Crime Patrol #16 (1950):
Last in series before renamed "Crypt of Terror"

Record sale: $6,600
Minimum value: $50

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Black Cat Mystery #50 (1954): Explicit Radium-Rotted Corpse cover. Click for values

22. Black Cat Mystery #50 (1954):
Explicit Radium-Rotted Corpse cover

Record sale: $6,200
Minimum value: $100

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Captain America Comics #75 (1950): Rare Captain America horror comic, retitled

23. Captain America Comics #75 (1950):
Rare Captain America horror comic,
retitled "Captain America's Weird Tales"; last Cap comic until 1954

Record sale: $5,900
Minimum value: $100

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Haunt of Fear #16 (1950): Origin and first appearance, Old Witch; Classic Graham Ingels artwork. Click for values of this most valuable horror comic book

24. Haunt of Fear #16 (1950):
Origin and first appearance, Old Witch;
Classic Graham Ingels artwork

Record sale: $5,300
Minimum value: $25

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Tales of Terror Annual #1 (1951): Very rare Golden Age horror comic books -- only 13 CGC copies! Click for vaue

25. Tales of Terror Annual #1 (1951):
Very rare Golden Age
horror comic -- only 13
CGC-graded copies!

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

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Moon Girl #5 (1948): The first of EC's infamous horror comic books. Click for values

26. Moon Girl #5 (1948):
The first of EC's infamous
horror comic books

Record sale: $5,000
Minimum value: $100

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Tales from the Crypt #20 (1950): First issue of the series; retitled from

27. Tales from the Crypt #20 (1950):
First issue of the series; retitled
from "Crypt of Terror"

Record sale: $5,000
Minimum value: $50

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Crime Does Not Pay #24 (1942): Criminal Pushes Woman's Head on to Flaming Stove. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Crime Does Not Pay #24 (1942):
Criminal Pushes Woman's Head on to Flaming Stove

Record sale: $4,800
Minimum value: $300

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Tomb of Dracula #10 (1973): First Appearance of Blade the Vampire Slayer. Click for value

28. Tomb of Dracula #10 (1973):
First Appearance of
Blade the Vampire Slayer

Record sale: $4,300
Minimum value: $20

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Underworld Crime #7 (1953): Woman Threatened by Hot Poker. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Underworld Crime #7 (1953):
Woman Threatened by Hot Poker

Record sale: $4,300
Minimum value: $100

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Fight Against Crime #20 (1954): Decapitated Woman's Head Dumped in Sewer cover! Click for values

30. Fight Against Crime #20 (1954):
Decapitated Woman's Head Dumped in Sewer cover!

Record sale: $4,000
Minimum value: $200

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Vampirella #113: Last issue, very low print run. Click for values

29. Vampirella #113:
Last issue, very low print run

Record sale: $4,000
Minimum value: $50

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Marvel Preview #7 (1976): 1st Appearance Satana; 1st Rocket Raccoon. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Marvel Preview #7 (1976):
1st Appearance Satana; 1st Rocket Raccoon

Record sale: $3,800
Minimum value: $100

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Lawbreakers Suspense Stories #11 (1953): Madman Holding Severed Tongues Cover! Click for value

31. Lawbreakers Suspense
Stories #11 (1953): Madman Holding Severed Tongues Cover!

Record sale: $3,300
Minimum value: $75

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Chilling Tales #13 (1952): First issue of series; Rare, only 17 CGC-rated copies. Click for values

32. Chilling Tales #13 (1952):
First issue of series; Rare, only
17 CGC-rated copies

Record sale: $3,200
Minimum value: $100

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Strange Tales #1 (1951): Classic pre-hero Marvel Horror. Click for value

33. Strange Tales #1 (1951):
Classic pre-hero Marvel Horror

Record sale: $3,000
Minimum value: $200

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Creepy #1 (1964): First issue of the magazine-sized Horror comic books series. Click for value

34. Creepy #1 (1964):
First issue of the magazine-sized
Horror comic books series

Record sale: $3,000
Minimum value: $10

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Haunt of Fear #4 (1950): First Appearance of Crypt Keeper and Vault Keeper in this Horror Comic Books series. Click for value

35. Haunt of Fear #4 (1950):
First Appearance of Crypt Keeper
and Vault Keeper in this
Horror Comic series

Record sale: $2,900
Minimum value: $50

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Journey into Mystery #1 (1951): First issue of long-running Horror and Suspense series. Click for value

36. Journey into Mystery #1 (1951):
First issue of long-running Horror and Suspense series

Record sale: $2,900
Minimum value: $50

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Venus #19 (1952): Last issue of series, rare, only 32 of these horror comic books certified by CGC. Click for value

37. Venus #19 (1952):
Last issue of series, rare,
only 32 of these horror comic
books certified by CGC

Record sale: $2,900
Minimum value: $300

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Witches' Tales #25 (1954): Controversial Decapitated Head as Bell Clapper cover! Click for value

38. Witches' Tales #25 (1954):
Controversial Decapitated Head
as Bell Clapper cover!

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

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Beware #10 (1954): Zombies Drag Top-Heavy Woman into Grave. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Beware #10 (1954):
Zombies Drag Top-Heavy Woman into Grave

Record sale: $2,800
Minimum value: $100

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Tales from the Crypt #33 (1952): Origin of Crypt Keeper. Click for value

39. Tales from the Crypt #33 (1952):
Origin of Crypt Keeper

Record sale: $2,400
Minimum value: $25

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Crime SuspenStories #20 (1954): Graphic and Controversial Hanged Man Cover. Click for values

40. Crime SuspenStories #20 (1954):
Graphic and Controversial
Hanged Man Cover

Record sale: $2,400
Minimum value: $50

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House of Mystery #1 (1952): First issue of long-running series of suspense and horror comic books. Click for value

41. House of Mystery #1 (1952):
First issue of long-running
series of suspense and
horror comic books

Record sale: $2,300
Minimum value: $75

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Black Magic #1 (1950): First issue of series; Jack Kirby cover. Click for value

42. Black Magic #1 (1950):
First issue of series; Jack Kirby cover

Record sale: $2,200
Minimum value: $50

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Thing #7 (1953): Vampire Gouging Out Eyes cover. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Thing #7 (1953):
Vampire Gouging Out Eyes cover

Record sale: $2,100
Minimum value: $50

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Savage Tales #1 (1971): First

NEW ENTRY! Savage Tales #1 (1971):
First "graphic" Conan; published as magazine under
Curtis label to avoid Comics Code Authority
rules on horror comic books;
First Appearance of Man-Thing

Record sale: $1,800
Minimum value: $50

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Tomb of Dracula #1 (1972): 1st in Series, Neal Adams cover. Click for value

43. Tomb of Dracula #1 (1972):
1st in Series, Neal Adams cover

Record sale: $2,000
Minimum value: $5

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Witching Hour #1 (1969): 1st in Series. Click for value

44. Witching Hour #1 (1969):
1st in Series

Record sale: $1,700
Minimum value: $5

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Amazing Mysteries #32 (1949): 1st Ever Marvel / Atlas Horror comic book. Click for value

45. Amazing Mysteries #32 (1949):
1st Ever Marvel / Atlas Horror comic book

Record sale: $1,600
Minimum value: $50

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Creatures on the Loose #10: First issue of the horror comic books series retitled from

46. Creatures on the Loose #10:
First issue of the horror
comic books series retitled from
"Tower of Shadows"

Record sale: $1,550
Minimum value: $5

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Astonishing #3 (1951): First issue of the series. Click for value

47. Astonishing #3 (1951):
First issue of the series

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

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Horrific #3 (1953): Classic Bullethole in Forehead cover. Click for values

48. Horrific #3 (1953):
Classic Bullethole in Forehead cover

Record sale: $1,500
Minimum value: $200

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Dracula Lives! #1 (1973): Curtis magazine (Marvel): rare in high grade. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Dracula Lives! #1 (1973):
Curtis magazine (Marvel): rare in high grade

Record sale: $1,200
Minimum value: $20

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Classic Comics / Classics Illustrated #13 (1943): Very early horror comic book. Click for values

49. Classic Comics / Classics
Illustrated #13 (1943): Very early
horror comic book

Record sale: $1,400
Minimum value: $20

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Worlds of Fear #10 (1953): Classic Eye-Theme Cover. Click for value

50. Worlds of Fear #10 (1953):
Classic Eye-Theme Cover

Record sale: $1,000
Minimum value: $75

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Tales of Horror #1 (1952): First issue in Golden Age horror comic books series. Click for value

51. Tales of Horror #1 (1952):
First issue in Golden Age horror
comic books series

Record sale: $900
Minimum value: $25

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Vampire Tales magazine #2 (1973): Curtis (Marvel) publication, rare in high grade. Click for value

NEW ENTRY! Vampire Tales magazine #2 (1973):
Curtis (Marvel) publication, rare in high grade

Record sale: $820
Minimum value: $15

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Fantastic Fears #5 (1964): First Steve Ditko art. Click for value

52. Fantastic Fears #5 (1964):
First Steve Ditko art

Record sale: $800
Minimum value: $25

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Chamber of Chills #21 (1951): First issue in this classic series of horror comic books. Click for value

53. Chamber of Chills #21 (1951):
First issue in this classic series
of horror comic books

Record sale: $770
Minimum value: $25

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Tower of Shadows #1 (1969): 1st issue of classic Marvel horror comic books series. Click for value

54. Tower of Shadows #1 (1969):
1st issue of classic Marvel
horror comic books series

Record sale: $770
Minimum value: $5

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House of Secrets #1 (1956): First issue of classic horror comic books series. Click for value

55. House of Secrets #1 (1956):
First issue of classic horror
comic books series

Record sale: $760
Minimum value: $20

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Tales of Terror #1 (1952): First in Golden Age Horror comic books series. Click for value

56. Tales of Terror #1 (1952):
First in Golden Age Horror
comic books series

Record sale: $700
Minimum value: $25

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Tales from the Tomb #1 (1969): First in Series. Click for value

57. Tales from the Tomb #1 (1969):
First in Series

Record sale: $650
Minimum value: $1

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Chamber of Chills #23 (1954): Classic horror comic books cover, Woman kissing Zombie! Click for value

58. Chamber of Chills #23 (1954):
Classic horror comic books
cover, Woman kissing Zombie!

Record sale: $640
Minimum value: $100

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Chamber of Darkness #1 (1969): 1st in this Marvel horror comic books series. Click for value

59. Chamber of Darkness #1 (1969):
1st in this Silver Age horror
comic books series

Record sale: $570
Minimum value: $5

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Eerie #2 (#1 in series) (1966): First issue of Magazine horror. Click for value

60. Eerie #2 (#1 in series) (1966):
First issue of Magazine horror

Record sale: $500
Minimum value: $5

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