100 Most Valuable Comic Books [Golden Age] 2022 -Dylan Universe Comics

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Top 100 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Golden Age (1938-1956)

The Comics are classified into five base categories in terms of era.

  • Golden Age
  • Silver Age
  • Bronze Age
  • Copper Age
  • Modern Age

Here we will talk about the most expensive comic era of all time. The Golden Age. The Golden era of comics begins in 1938 and ends in 1956. Right after the end of the Golden era, the silver era of comics began right after and vice versa.

Below is a list of the Top 100 Most Valuable Comic Books from the Golden Age.

100 Most Valuable Comic Books From the Golden Age

#1: Action Comics #1, World Record First Appearance of Superman

Action Comics #1 (June 1938)

Origin and First Appearance of Superman

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#2: Detective Comics #27, First Appearance of Batman

Detective Comics #27 (May 1939)

First Appearance of Batman

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#3: Superman #1, First Solo Superman Comic

Superman #1 (Jun 1939)

First Solo Comic

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#4: Marvel Comics #1, First-Ever Marvel Comic Book

Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939)

Origin and First Appearance, Human Torch, The Angel

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#5: All-Star Comics #8, First Wonder Woman Appearance

All-Star Comics #8 (December 1941)

Origin and First Appearance, Wonder Woman

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#6: Captain America Comics #1, First Cap and Bucky Appearance

Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)

Origin and First Appearance of Captain America

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#7: Batman #1, First Solo Batman Comic

Batman #1 (Apr 1940)

First Appearance, Joker, Catwoman

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#8: All-American Comics #16, First Appearance of Green Lantern

All-American Comics #16 (July 1940)

Origin and First Appearance, Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

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#9: Flash Comics #1, First Flash Appearance

Flash Comics #1 (Jan 1940)

Origin and First Appearance of The Flash (Jay Garrick),

Hawkman (Carter Hall), Johnny Thunder

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#10: Sensation Comics #1, First Wonder Woman Cover

Sensation Comics #1 (Jan 1942)

Second Appearance of Wonder Woman, First Cover

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#11 PEP Comics #22, 1st Appearance of Archie Andrews

Pep Comics #22 (Dec 1941)

First Appearance of Archie, Betty, and Jughead

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#12 Action Comics #10, 3rd Superman Cover

Action Comics #10 (Mar 1939)

Third Superman Cover Appearance

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#13 Detective Comics #31, Classic Cover, 3rd Batman Cover

Detective Comics #31 (Sep 1939)

Third Cover Appearance of Batman,

Fifth Total Appearance

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#14 Whiz Comics #1, 1st Appearance of Captain Marvel

Whiz Comics #1 (#2) (February 1940)

Origin and First Appearance, Captain Marvel

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#15 Wonder Woman #1, Origin and First Solo Comic

 Wonder Woman #1 (Jun 1942)

First Solo Comic, Origin of Wonder Woman

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#16 Detective Comics #29, 3rd Batman, 2nd Cover Appearance

Detective Comics #29 (Jul 1939)

Second Cover Appearance of Batman,

Third Total Appearance

One of the most valuable comic books featuring Batman

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#17 Headline Comics #3, Classic Robot Cover by Lou Fine

Fantastic Comics #3

Classic Lou Fine robot cover

Record Sale:

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#18 Detective Comics #33, 1st Detailed Origin of Batman

Detective Comics #33 (Nov 1939)

Origin of Batman

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#19 All-Star Comics #3, 1st Justice Society of America

All-Star Comics #3 (November 1940)

Origin and first appearance, Justice Society of America

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#20 Action Comics #2, Second Appearance of Superman

Action Comics #2 (Jul 1938)

Second Appearance of Superman

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#21 More Fun Comics #52, First Appearance of Spectre

More Fun Comics #52 (Feb 1940)

First Appearance of Spectre

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#22 Archie Comics #1, First Solo Title

Archie Comics #1 (January 1942)

Scarce to rare; First Issue.

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#23 Action Comics #13, 4th Superman Cover

Action Comics #13 (Jun 1939):

Fourth Superman Cover

Appearance

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#24 Action Comics #7, Second Superman Cover

Action Comics #7 (December 1938): Second Superman cover

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#25 Adventure Comics #40, 1st Appearance of Sandman

Adventure Comics #40 (Jul 1939)

First Appearance of Sandman

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Suspense Comics #3 (1944)

Rare, Controversial Cover

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Action Comics #3 (Aug 1938)

3rd Superman Appearance

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Green Lantern #1 (Sep 1941)

1st Solo Comic

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More Fun Comics #73 (Nov 1941)

Origin and First Appearance, Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Speedy

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Detective Comics #38

Origin and the first appearance of Robin, the Boy Wonder,

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More Fun Comics #55

First appearance of Doctor Fate ,

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Detective Comics #225

Origin and the first appearance of J’onn J’onzz, Martian Manhunter

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  1. Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #1

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Detective Comics #1 (Mar 1937)

First Issue in Series

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Detective Comics #28 (Jun 1939)

Second Appearance of Batman

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More Fun Comics #53 (Mar 1940)

Second Appearance of Spectre

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Phantom Lady #17

Classic ‘headlights’ Matt Baker cover,

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Planet Comics #1

Classic sci-fi series debut issue

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Marvel Mystery Comics #9

Classic Sub-Mariner vs Human Torch cover

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Captain America Comics #2

Hitler cover; 2nd Cap appearance

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Marvel Mystery Comics #2 (Dec 1939)

Second Appearance of Human Torch, Namor, and Angel

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Captain Marvel Adventures #1

(Mar 1940). First Solo Comic.

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Detective Comics #36 (Feb 1940)

First Appearance, Hugo Strange

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MAD Comics #1 (Oct 1952)

EC, First Issue in Series

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All-Winners Comics #19 (Fall 1946)

First Appearance of the

All-Winners Squad

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Superman Comic #2 (Sep 1939)

Second in Series

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Human Torch Comics #1 (Fall 1940)

First Solo Comic

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Sub-Mariner Comics #1 (Fall 1941)

First Solo Comic

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Marvel Mystery Comics #5 (Mar 1940)

Timely, Human Torch Cover

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Detective Comics #66

Origin and the first appearance of Two-Face (Harvey Dent)

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Captain America Comics #3

Classic Red Skull cover; Stan Lee’s first work for Marvel.

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Action Comics #19

Superman WWII cover

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Detective Comics #62

Classic Joker cover

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Detective Comics #37 (Mar 1940)

Last solo Batman adventure

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Red Raven Comics #1

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Detective Comics #32

Batman is the first costumed hero to use a gun, kills two villains

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Action Comics #23

1st Appearance of Lex Luthor

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Action Comics #6

1st Appearance of Jimmy Olsen

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Wonder Comics #1 (Mar 1939)

Origin and First Appearance, Wonder-Man (Only Appearance)

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Action Comics #5

5th Superman appearance

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Action Comics #4 (Sep 1938)

Fourth Appearance of Superman

(Plays Football in the Story)

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Marvel Mystery Comics #4

First appearance of GA Electro

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Daring Mystery Comics #1 (Jan 1940)

First in Series

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Fantastic Comics #1 (1939)

First in series

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All-American Comics #19

First appearance of GA Atom

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Batman Comics #11

Classic Joker cover

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Adventure Comics #48 (Mar 1940)

First Appearance, Hour-Man

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All-Select Comics #1 (Fall 1943)

Timely, First Issue in Series

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Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1

Extremely rare; only eight copies known to exist (3 restored);

Origin and First appearance of Sub-Mariner

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Batman #2 (Jul 1940)

Second Appearance of Joker,

Catwoman

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Action Comics #20

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PEP Comics #34

Classic Nazi WWII cover

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Superman #4

Second Lex Luthor appearance

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Amazing-Man Comics #5 (Sep 1939)

First Appearance, Amazing-Man

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Punch Comics #12

Classic skull cover

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All-Star Comics #1

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Amazing-Man Comics #22

Classic cover; Hitler’s appearance.

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All-Winners Comics #1 (1941)

1st All-Winners Squad

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New Comics #1 (1935)

First-ever comic published by DC

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Four Color Comics V1 #16

Mickey Mouse; rare

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Famous Funnies #1 (1934)

First comic book sold to the public

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Silver Streak Comics #6

Origin and First appearance of GA Daredevil; classic Cole Claw cover.

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Marvel Mystery Comics #10 

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Detective Comics #140

First appearance of Riddler

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  1. Mystic Comics #1 (Mar 1940)

First Appearance of Flexo

and Blue Blaze

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Batman #3

First Catwoman appearance in costume, the first appearance of Puppet Master

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Double Action Comics #2

Very rare; only six copies known; a copy of Adventure Comics #37 cover

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More Fun Comics #54 (Apr 1940)

Spectre Story

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Detective Comics #168

Origin of Joker / Red Hood

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Prize Comics #7

Origin and the first appearance of The Green Lama

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Jumbo Comics #1 (1938)

1st appearance of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

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Detective Comics #40

Origin and the first appearance of Clayface

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Batman #37

Classic Joker signal cover

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Superman #3

Reprints second story from Action #5

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More Fun Comics #101 (Jan 1945)

Origin and First Appearance, Superboy

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All-American Comics #61

First appearance of Solomon Grundy

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Four Color #386

First dedicated Uncle Scrooge comic

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Detective Comics #2

Creig Flessel covers begin

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Marvel Mystery Comics #3

1st new logo

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Marvel Mystery Comics #8

Classic Timely Comic

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All-American Comics #17

2nd appearance of Golden Age Green Lantern

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New York World’s Fair Comic 1939

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Seven Seas #6

Matt Baker comic book cover art

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