The 1980s was a decade of nostalgia, neon sunglasses, and Spider-Man in an all-black suit. But it was also a decade that produced some of the most valuable comics in history. While most comics from the 80s have little or no value, there are a select 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.1.G.
I. Joe #21 - This edition includes the first appearance of the superninja Storm Shadow, which blew our minds when it hit the stands and consolidated fans' favorite snake eyes in our hearts.
2.The Crow #1- Surprisingly, this eponymous issue of The Crow currently has more value than its first appearance.
3.Star Wars #42- This is the first eponymous issue of Star Wars and includes the first appearance of Boba Fett and Yoda, along with Bossk's first cameos, IG-88, Zuckuss and Emperor Palpatine. It's a classic that still has room to grow.
4.Archie #308- Cheryl Blossom's first appearance in an Archie series that has the names Betty and Veronica in the title is brave enough to make you think redheads have more fun after all.
5.Superman #423- This rare Superman story was commissioned by British real estate mogul Godfrey Bradman for his son Daniel's Bar Mitzvah, with family members as the main characters. DC Comics' special projects department reportedly produced fewer than 250 copies of this work.6.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 - The first appearance of Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphel, Donatello, Shredder and Splinter is making a lot of money these days and is currently the most valuable comic of the 1980s.7.The Incredible Hulk #340 - This issue features Wolverine's first solo story and is frequently included in the lists of the best comics.
8.The Amazing Spider-Man #238- This issue features the first appearance of Hobgoblin, one of Spider-Man's most notorious enemies.
9.X-Men #141- This issue features the first appearance of Alpha Flight, a team of Canadian superheroes.
10. Batman #404- This issue features the first appearance of Jason Todd as Robin II. In part, these comics are so valuable because adults from that time now want to have the first versions of their favorite characters from comics and pop culture (call it nostalgia).
To stand out and build a niche for yourself, make sure you gather and deliver complete sets of comics in excellent condition. Get pricing information by browsing online and offline comic book markets and use comic book rating services such as Comic Guaranty Company (CGC) and Professional Grading Experts (PGX) to determine value.