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Old Feb 5th, 2005, 07:36 PM        YOUR MOST VALUABLE COMIC(S)
I collected comics when I was a kid, because I was under the impression that they'd all become worth millions of dollars in 20 years. The vast majority of my comics I bought from 1993-1994, most of them were from "Collector's Packs" from costco. I'd also go to comic shops and buy random first issues, and most any comic that had a shinny or holographic cover. I really didn't know what I was doing. I didn't read comics, except for stuff like Ren and Stimpy, and "funny" comics like that.

Last month I spent a weekend at home, and I looked up every comic book I had online, to find that they were mostly worthless. I'd spent 20 dollars buying Ren and Stimpy #1, only to find it's now worth something like 5 bucks. But here are some things I found to actually be worth some money:

Second printins of random old Marvel comics - Sears and Toys 'R' Us had a package of "vintage" comics that you could buy for like 20 bucks. My mom got them for me in a Sears Catalogue for christmas one year. Nothing in the Sears ad said anything about them being reprints, so I thought they were the real deal. I spent the next few hours looking up each comic, to find they were worth hundreds of dollars each. Then I opened one up, saw an ad for a Super Nintendo game, and realized they were reprints. I was so mad, I tried to get my mom to sue Sears for false advertising, rereading the ad for any indication that they were reprints. I was like 10 years old at the time. Ironically, these comics are now worth more than all my other comics, they are now worth something like 10-15 bucks each, and it was a pack of like 20 comics.

The other big comics I have are two Popeye Comics from 1937. These I got from my Grandpa when he heard I was collecting comics. If they were in better condition, they'd be worth about 1000 bucks each, I could probably get 1000 bucks for both of them.

WHUT ARE YOUR MOST VALUABLE COMICS
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Old Feb 5th, 2005, 07:42 PM       
what websites do you use to look up prices? i got this number one superman gallery comic thing that was signed by everyone involved with it. i also have these two comics where batman gets hurt and superman dies. these two also have a ton of signatures
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Old Feb 5th, 2005, 08:04 PM       
my pops has a mint x-men #1. I get it when he's rotting in the ground.
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 12:44 AM       
http://www.comicspriceguide.com/ is what i used.
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 01:30 AM       
http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-issues.asp?t_ID=990

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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 02:13 AM       
http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-in...TableID=121114 lol
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 02:51 AM       
lol http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-issues.asp?t_ID=5514 #1A, i bought it from the company for $60 at the time
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 02:55 AM       
http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-issues.asp?t_ID=21610

Fuck i want to see the cover for this
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 03:33 AM       
Holy shit my Simpsons Comics collection is worth like $1000
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 06:38 AM       
Uhh, probably silver surfer volume 1 #12 from the 60's.
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 11:05 AM       
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Holy shit my Simpsons Comics collection is worth like $1000
holy shit i have some simpson comics
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 03:40 PM       
I used to have the 1st issue of spawn in the long log ago but I lit it on fire during a camping trip. So now the only comics I have that may be worth anything are Turok issue 2 and Nijak issue 2, The justiceleague Europe annual Bloodlines( with the genisis of Lionheart), Flash Annual Bloodlines (The genisis of Argus), Superman annual Bloodlines (the genisis of Loose cannon)

I know a friend who has The first ten issues of the Headmasters wqich is, if I'm not mistaken the original transformers.
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 07:26 PM       
I have a bunch of simpsons comics, I started collecting them when they first came out... most of them are shitty because I took out the trading cards or posters that came with them

I didn't remember them being worth that much though, do you just have rarer edditions or something?
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Old Feb 6th, 2005, 07:42 PM       
my dads got like one or two R. Crumb comics (I think theyre YELLOW DOG) but looking at ebay theyre not worth much ;_;

I DONT FEEL LIKE LOOKING UP MY COMICS, SORRY
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Old Feb 8th, 2005, 01:38 AM       
yeah i collect comics i used to have piles of silverage stuff early amazing spidey but sold most of them all so i could buy a mini disc sort of a spur of the moment thing it was my biggest ever regret the most expensive single issue i held onto i think was amazing spidey 300 the 1st venom and the 90s were the dark ages of comics nothing from that period is a good investment if you think of it that way im more likely now though to buy comics just to read like milk and cheese,gotham knights,preacher etc
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Old Feb 8th, 2005, 02:07 AM       
i got a first issue of a dracula comic from marvel.
Hmmm... i wonder if it is worth any?
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Old Feb 9th, 2005, 02:39 PM       
Honestly? Selling comics is a fool's game at the moment. Right now you could go into Canada and find hobby shops that sell comics from all the way back to 1986 for less than $1 CDN. Back in 2002 when I was traveling I was able to get most of the WHAT IF? series (volumes 1 and 2) for less than $20 CDN and they're resting in my closet until comics go by the wayside in a few more years and become a true collector's item.
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Old Feb 10th, 2005, 12:09 PM       
The sad truth is there is a HA-YUGE difference between what a comic is 'worth' and what you can get for it.

If you want to make some cash of your old books and aren't inclined to half onto them, e-bay may be the best way to go, as you can list them for about 1/2 what the comic price guide does and hope someone new to collecting get's excited.

X-Men 94, first regular issue featuring the 'new' X-men that appeared in Giant Size X-men 1. In fairly bad condition.

Oh, and I have elfquest number 1, that may be worth a fair amount ito some huge homo fag collector out there.

I also have two of the early issues of Raw Magazine that featured the serialized chapters of Maus by Art Speigelman. I believe those are sought after.
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Old Feb 10th, 2005, 12:30 PM       
I'm not sure what "value" really is. I have a Daredvil #1 in so-so shape, and Uncanny X-men #1 in so-so shape, and Showcase 22-24 and Green Lantern #1, all in decent to almost ratty.

Problem is, I could probably get more money quicker for an Ultimate Spider-Man #1 these days. Comics are not a game to get into for value- it's way too easy to get burned unless you start out with and stick with high ticket items ("investment grade" copies of key books).

I HAD a couple copies of X-men 94 and Giant Size #1 in VF or so pass through my hands years ago, but they weren't valued at anything close to what you see them going for now... if only I'd known.
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Old Feb 12th, 2005, 10:45 PM       
I'm not really looking to sell my comics, I was just curious after 10 years time to see if they appreciated in value at all. and I don't need anybody telling me getting into comics is a fools game. I was 10.

I'm kind of thinking of selling all my worthless comics just to free-up space. Maybe putting them up on ebay in a lot. or something.
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Old Feb 13th, 2005, 02:23 AM       
i have a Spectacular Spider-Man #1 in a gay "COLLECTORS EDITION" sleeve. I also have Turok #1, and Spider-Ham #3.
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Old Feb 15th, 2005, 07:02 AM       
I have the complete Scud: The Disposable Assassin series first print all tucked away in little protective sleeves somewhere. The only comics I really like, which is probably the reason they're the only ones I own. Probably not worth anything though :<.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 09:27 PM       
i have the majority of the old "SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS" comics, but sadly not the first one.

according to this, they seem to be worth something.
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Fuck i want to see the cover for this


I was expecting airbrushed, half naked musclemen gazing longingly at each other over the CB.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2005, 01:27 PM       
xmen #25 w/ gambit card i shit myself when magneto pulled adamantium out of wolverine
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