The 1980s were a time of nostalgia, neon sunglasses, and Spider-Man in an all-black suit. But what about the comics from this 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, which blew our minds when it hit the stands. It also consolidated fan-favorite Snake Eyes in our hearts. Coming in at number two is The Crow #1.
Surprisingly, this eponymous issue has more value than its first appearance. Number three is Archie #308, which features the first appearance of Cheryl Blossom. Redheads may have more fun after all! Number four is Superman #423, a special comic commissioned by British real estate mogul Godfrey Bradman for his son Daniel's Bar Mitzvah. DC Comics' special projects department reportedly produced fewer than 250 copies of this work, making it one of the rarest Superman stories in existence. Number five is Star Wars #42, which includes the first appearance of Boba Fett and Yoda, along with Bossk's first cameos, IG-88, Zuckuss and Emperor Palpatine.
Number six is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, which features the first appearance of Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphel, Donatello, Shredder and Splinter. This comic has seen a lot of growth in recent years and is currently the most valuable comic of the 1980s. Number seven is Albedo Anthropomorphics #2, an anthological comic book series featuring stories with anthropomorphic characters. Number eight is The Amazing Spider-Man #238, which features the first appearance of The Hobgoblin. Number nine is Cerebus #1, which stands out for its niche appeal and complete sets in excellent condition.
And finally, number ten is X-Men #141, which was published during two crucial periods for comics: the second half of the Bronze Age and the dawn of the Modern Age. The rarity of a comic book depends on its estimated print run and global distribution. During the Bronze Age, more comics were produced that addressed current issues that better reflected the real world, rather than the sillier and more direct stories of good versus evil from the Silver and Gold Age. To determine value, comic book rating services such as Comic Guaranty Company (CGC) and Professional Grading Experts (PGX) can be used. Additionally, pricing information can be gathered by browsing online and offline comic book markets. So if you're looking to invest in some comics from the 80s, these are some great options to consider! With Zap-Kapow Comics you can easily catalog, view, manage and evaluate your entire comic book collection.