The 1970s saw a shift in the comic book industry, with the Comic Book Code becoming less restrictive and allowing for more realistic depictions of violence, death, racism, and drug use. This ushered in the Bronze Age of comics, which can be incredibly valuable if you have the right books. But how do you know if your comics are worth something?The age of a comic is one of the first things to consider when determining its value. Generally, comics from the 70s or earlier are more likely to be valuable.
You can also look at the cover price; comics with 10c, 12c, 15c, 20c or 25c on the cover are usually more valuable. Comics from the Golden Age (1930s-mid-1950s), Silver Age (mid-1950s-1970s), Bronze Age (1970-1988), and Copper Age to Modern Age (1980s-present) are all worth looking into. The market for comics is ever-changing, so it's important to stay up to date on what's valuable. For example, the death of Gwen Stacy is always a valuable comic book moment, and Wolverine's popularity as a movie character has made his comics more sought after. If you have any of the 200 most valuable comics from the 1970s, you can get a free valuation.
Additionally, look out for low numbered issues and re-releases from publishers like DC Comics' The New 52. Lot 694 is a Lois Lane DC Silver Age Comics collection while lot 695 is a collection of DC Superman & Action Comics Silver Age Comics. Another rare 35-cent variant has also left its mark on the most valuable comics of the Bronze Age. Finally, black cover photo frames from the early 70s have also been known to appear in the most valuable comics of the Bronze Age.