In our opinion, the 80s prevailed. Parachute pants, neon sunglasses and Spider-Man in an all-black suit. Does it get better? Here's our list of the 10 most valuable comics from the 1980s (excluding reprints) for the reasons you'll see with No. The “silent” song blew our minds when it hit the stands and consolidated fan-favorite snake eyes in our hearts.
It doesn't hurt, this edition also includes the first appearance of the superninja Storm Shadow. Yes, the first eponymous issue of The Crow currently has more value than its first appearance. But to be fair, that's where the story we all know and love began. This is one that only found favor (surprisingly) in recent years, the first appearance of Boba Fett and Yoda, along with Bossk's first cameos, IG-88, Zuckuss and the main protagonist, Emperor Palpatine.
With that training, it probably still has room to grow. Maybe redheads have more fun after all? 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 so. British real estate mogul Godfrey Bradman commissioned a Superman comic 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, making it one of the rarest Superman stories in existence.
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. In fact, the reprints of this issue (as well as the rest of the series) could fill this entire list of the top 10, but how fun is that? Zap-Kapow Comics makes it easy to catalog, view, manage and evaluate your entire comic book collection. This comic has Alan Moore's classic Joker origin story and features the graphic scenes of Joker photographing Barbara Gordon (Batgirl). If you have a comic book collection from the 80s, it's very likely that you'll find something worth a lot of money, since most of the comics in the collection are unimportant random numbers.
Fortunately for many collectors, the supply of most comics from the 1980s is relatively high, while demand remains stable. In addition, the mass marketing and marketing of comics became a fully viable industry in the 1980s. In part, it's because adults of that time now want to have the first versions of their favorite characters from comics and pop culture (call it nostalgia). Also, keep in mind that the values of 80s comics are constantly changing (especially in today's market), so these books could have a different value tomorrow.
This sometimes forgotten Indy comic became the inspiration for the Men in Black movie series that swept the world. As you will see in my next articles on this topic, comics published in the Modern Age do not necessarily have the relative collector value of those published in the Gold, Silver or Early Bronze Age. Based on the popular animated television series, this comic has Rocksteady and Bebop's first comic book appearances. 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.
Comic book appearances of video game characters have recently started to gain value, as there are a good number of cross-appeals. If you want to buy comics to invest, be careful and do your research, as values can fluctuate. Usagi Yojimbo would appear in the television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and became popular with the Indy comic book community. Imagine Ronin-style comic book stories with an anthropomorphic rabbit samurai and you'll understand the essentials.