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How to Know if A Comic Book is Valuable

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*Indeed, there’s a good chance that every home in your area has a collection of comic books sitting in their attic or collecting dust in their garage. Some people know that some of these comic book are worth money; they just don’t know which ones. With so many publications and series, one can’t say which is valuable and which is not. You might have a treasure in your house, and you didn’t know it.

You may have a copy of Action comics#1, which costs $3.2 million, which is the most expensive comic book. To be sure, you can consult an expert and have advice, or you can follow these tips and have an idea of how to evaluate your collection. Keep on reading.

The Year It Was Published

The very first thing you should do is look to determine the value of a comic book is its age. Comic books from the ’30s to ’50s have the most significant chance of being valuable. If you can find a “10c” printed on its cover, then you have something to sell at a reasonably higher price. In 1961, comic books became more expensive with a price of 12c. These, too, are valuable issues.

The superheroes dominate the 1961 era brought by the rise of Marvel comics. If you have this comic book, this trusted site can help you determine the correct value of your comic book. Having a reliable reference will be beneficial, ensure that the information you get is accurate since it will be the basis of the value of your comic.

Those with Low Issue Number

Usually, those with the lower issue number have a more valuable price since they are the first published copy of the series. This series is hard to find now. If someone manages to keep it, you cannot know what condition they are in. The very first comic books were published using low-quality paper which makes it hard for them to  maintain any level of quality.

First Launching of a Character

The first introduction of a comic character makes the funny price reach the ceiling. Either it is a hero, or the worst kind of villain makes no difference. The cost of it is higher than the continuing series. The first appearance of spider man at Amazing fantasy#15 is worth $1.1 million.

Popular characters:

Spiderman, Batman, Superman, The Hulk are the characters that are worth more.

Grade of Its Appearance

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The grade of the comic book depends on its actual appearance. On how good or bad it looks. CBCS, or the Comic Book Certification Service, is the one who gives grades to comic books. Those that are torn folded, or well-read worthless compare to the one that is in pristine condition.

However, in some cases, a low-grade copy of Action Comic#1 is still worth a hundred thousand dollars because it might be graded based on its age and lower number of issues.

On the whole, You must know that the comic book market is concentrated on more vintage comics. The most valuable were those published in the 1930s to the middle of 70’a. Also, the most straightforward way to determine the value of a comic book is the retail price on its cover. The one with 10c, 12c, 15c, 20c, or 25c is all valuable issues.

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