Owing to the popularity of new blockbuster movies featuring superheroes, there has been a renewed interest in the collectable issues of comic books. Join us as we countdown the world’s 10 most valuable comic books!

Captain America Comics #1 (1941)

Written and illustrated by Jack Kirby and published in March 1941, Captain America Comics #1 introduced the world to the World War 2 legend, Captain America. With an estimated value of $350,000, this is the 10th most valuable comic book in the world.

Action Comics #7 (1938)

Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, Action Comics #7 was published in December 1938 and featured Superman on the cover for the second-time ever. With an estimated value of $420,000, this the 9th most valuable comic book in the world.

Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)

Written by the Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee and illustrated by Steve Ditko, Amazing Fantasy #15 was published in August 1962 and introduced the world to Spider-Man. With an estimated value of $455,000, this is the 8th most valuable comic book in the world.

All-American Comics #16 (1940)

Written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Martin Nodell, All-American Comics #16 was published in July 1940 and introduced the world to Green Lantern. With an estimated value of $500,000, this is the 7th most valuable comic book in the world.

Batman #1 (1940)

Written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane, Batman #1 was published in July 1940 and features Batman and Robin – both of which are popular slots NZ characters – and the first appearances of the Joker and Catwoman. With an estimated value of $540,000, this is the 6th most valuable comic book in the world.

Detective Comics #1 (1937)

Written and illustrated by E.C. Stoner and published in March 1937, Detective Comics #1 is the title through which Batman was introduced. With an estimated value of $550,000, this is the 5th most valuable comic book in the world.

Marvel Comics #1 (1939)

Written by Ben Thompson and illustrated by Frank Paul, Marvel Comics #1 was published in November 1939 and featured the first-ever appearance of Carl Burgos’ Human Torch. With an estimated value of $575,000, this is the 4th most valuable comic book in the world.

Superman #1 (1939)

Written by Jerome ‘Jerry’ Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, Superman #1 was published in the summer of 1939 and told the story of the complete adventures of Superman. With estimated value of $735,000, this is the 3rd most valuable comic book in the world.

Detective Comics #27 (1939)

Written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane, Detective Comics #27 was published in May 1939 and featured the first-ever appearance of Batman. With an estimated value of $2,250,000, this is the 2nd most valuable comic book in the world.

Action Comics #1 (1938)

Written by Jerome ‘Jerry’ Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, Action Comics #1 was published in June 1938 and features the first-ever appearance of Superman. It’s for this reason that it’s valued at a whopping $3,500,000, making it the most valuable comic book in the world!

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