The 1980s was a decade of nostalgia, neon sunglasses, and Spider-Man in an all-black suit. But what about the comic books from that era? Are they worth anything? The answer is yes! While most comics from the 80s have little or no value, there are a few that are worth thousands and are solid investments. Here's our list of the 10 most valuable comics from the 1980s (excluding reprints) and why they are so valuable. At number one is G. I.
Joe #21. This edition includes the first appearance of the superninja Storm Shadow, and its “silent” song blew our minds when it hit the stands. Coming in at number two is The Crow #1. Surprisingly, this eponymous issue has more value than its first appearance.
Number three is Star Wars #42, which features the first appearance of Boba Fett and Yoda, along with Bossk's first cameos, IG-88, Zuckuss and Emperor Palpatine. Number four is Archie #308, which features the first appearance of Cheryl Blossom. Number five is Superman #423, a rare comic commissioned by British real estate mogul Godfrey Bradman for his son Daniel's Bar Mitzvah, with family members as main characters. DC Comics' special projects department reportedly produced fewer than 250 copies of this work.
Number six is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, which features the first appearance of Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphel, Donatello, Shredder and Splinter. This comic is currently the most valuable comic of the 1980s. Number seven is Batman #404, which features the first appearance of Jason Todd as Robin. Number eight is X-Men #141, which features the first appearance of Rogue and Ms.
Marvel. Number nine is The Incredible Hulk #340, which features the first appearance of Wolverine as an X-Man. And finally, number ten is The New Mutants #18, which features the first appearance of Cable. When it comes to determining if your comics can be considered “vintage”, check the cover price. The most valuable ones will have 10c, 12c, 15c, 20c or 25c on the cover.
Comics are generally divided into four categories: Golden Age (1930s to mid-1950s), Silver Age (mid-1950s to 1970s), Bronze Age (1970s to 1980s) and Copper Age to Modern Age (1980s to present). If you're looking to invest in comics from the 1980s, Zap-Kapow Comics makes it easy to catalog, view, manage and evaluate your entire comic book collection. There are also many “top lists” that cover important or “key” comics from the 1980s. All views are based on individual decisions or on high sales prices observed in the market. In conclusion, there are some comics from the 1980s that have value due to nostalgia and recent popularity.
While most 80s comics have little or no value, there are a few that are worth thousands and are solid investments.