Superman Comic Book Values and Prices Issues #1 – 10

Superman #1

Released: Summer 1939
Artwork: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

March 2016 Update: A CGC 7.5 with moderate restoration. The restoration included: color touch, pieces added, cleaned, and reinforced. The comic had Off-White pages. Sold On: January 31, 2016 on eBay by Top-Rated Seller SparkleCityComics Price: $45,300 (61 Bids)

Superman #1 Graded CGC 7.5

Another recorded sale I could find was on the Heritage website. It had Off-White to White (OW/W) Pages. It was for a restored version that included these (among other) restorations:

Color Touch, Pieces Added, Tear Seals, Cleaned, Re-Glossed.
The CGC grade was Apparent VF- 7.5 Extensive (P)

Price: I don’t want to break the TOS of the auction houses website. I will say that it sold for about as much as a brand new Honda Accord with some upgrades.
Sold On: July 27, 2012 in Beverley Hills auction.

Additional Sales:
CGC VG+ 4.5 CR/OW Pages $52,600 December 2007
NEW: More Additional Sales Added Here: Superman #1 Comic Book Values


Superman #2

Released: Fall 1939
Artwork: Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster

A Superman #2 comic book graded CGC 8.0 and had white pages sold for $15,600 in February 2012. The photo below is for reference, it’s not the same one that sold. It comes from Esquire Comics – who sometimes sells comics on eBay himself.

Additional Recorded Sales:
CGC 8.0 Sold on Noveber 3, 2013 for $14,500
CGC 6.5 OW Pages sold on August 25, 2013 for $8,889
CGC 5.5 OW/W Pages Sold on December 15, 2013 for $6,600
CGC 4.5 
OW Pages Sold on June 1, 2014 for $6,250
CGC 4.0 OW/W Pages Sold on May 29, 2013 for $3,938
CGC 4.0 
OW/W Pages Sold on June 1, 2014 for $2,575
CGC 4.0 
CRM/OW Pages Sold on April 13, 2015 for $3,099


Superman #3

Released: Winter 1939
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Joe Shuster, Dennis Neville and Paul Cassidy
Cover Art: Joe Shuster

Superman #1 and #2 are almost always hard to find for sale, Superman #3 comes on the market a little more often. This copy pictured below had white pages and was graded CGC 2.0. Sold On: July 22, 2012 on eBay by Top-Rated Seller SparkleCityComics Price: $1,380

Additional Recorded Sales:
CGC 7.0 Sold March 27, 2014 – Restored by Windy City Pedigree $2,025
CGC 4.5 OW/W Pages Sold September 22, 2013 for $2,599
CGC 0.5 CRM/OW Pages Sold January 15, 2015 for $995
Once CGC 0.5 (removed from case) with 1 page missing Sold February 2014 –  $760


Superman #4

Released: Spring 1940
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Joe Shuster, Paul Cassidy and Sheldon Moldoff
Cover Art: Joe Shuster

The 2nd appearance of Lex Luthor. This copy pictured below had Off-White to White (OW/W) Pages and was marked as having “tape on the cover” plus someones name was written on it as well. CGC gave it a final grade of CGC 3.5.

Price: $1,452
Sold On: September 12, 2012 on eBay by SparkleCityComics

Additional Recorded Sales:
CGC 2.5 Sold For $850 on November 30, 2014
CGC 4.0 Sold For $1,200 on June 20, 2013
CGC 6.0 OW Pages Sold for $2,550 on May 16, 2013
CGC 6.0 Restored Sold for $1,525 on October 6, 2013
CGC 6.5 C/OW Pages Sold for $2,342 on October 2, 2013
CGC 7.5 OW/W Pages Sold for $4,511 on September 9, 2013


Superman #5

Released: Summer 1940
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Joe Shuster, Paul Cassidy, Paul Lauretta and Wayne Boring

This issue include a Lex Luthor appearance. There are also full page ads for future (very famous) D.C. Comics, one for Batman #1 and All Star Comics #1. The copy pictured below was graded CGC 5.0 and had had Off-White to White (OW/W) Pages. Sold On: July 29, 2012 on eBay by SparkleCityComics Price: $1,148.80.

Additional Recorded Sales:
Sold On: April 22, 2014 – CGC 5.0 Price: $1,600
Sold On: February 7, 2014 – CGC 4.0 Price $1,535


 Superman #6

Released: Sept/Oct 1940
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Paul Cassidy, Paul Lauretta and Jack Burnley
Cover Art: Joe Shuster

This issue includes a text story by Gardner Fox. It also includes a half page ad for All Star Comics #1. This copy pictured below was graded CGC 5.5 and had Off-White to White (OW/W) Pages. Sold On: July 29, 2012 on eBay by SparkleCityComics Price: $948.69

Additional Recorded Sales
CGC 4.0 (Restored) Sold on February 26, 2015 for $586
CGC 5.0
Sold on February 7, 2014 for $1,545
CGC 6.0 Sold on November 6, 2013 for $1,875
CGC 7.0
Sold on September 18, 2013 $2,750
CGC 7.0 
Sold on May 20, 2014 $2,700


Superman #7

Released: Nov/Dec 1940
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring

Issue #7 is the very first appearance of Perry White. The copy pictured below was graded CGC 5.5 and had OFF-White (OW) Pages. The condition notes include 1 piece of tape on the front cover, as well as a piece of tape on the interior cover.

Price: $966.01
Sold On: July 22, 2012 on eBay by SparkleCityComics

Additional Sales:
CGC 6.0 Sold For $1,695.00 on June 12, 2014
CGC 6.0 Sold For $970.00 on March 9, 2014
CGC 2.5 OW/W Pages Sold For $650.00 on May 19, 2015
CGC G- 1.8 OW/W Pages Sold For $299.00 on September 25, 2012


Superman #8

Released: Jan/Feb 1941
Fred Ray Cover

This issue includes a full page ad for All Star Comics #3 and features Cream to Off-White Pages (CR/OW). The comic pictured is graded CGC G+ 2.5, which includes some rounding and flaking of some corners, plus some wear around the seams. Overall it’s in decent condition.

Price: $405.00
Sold On: August 1, 2012 on eBay

Additional Sales:
CGC 7.0 Sold on December 15, 2013 for $1,480
CGC 5.5 Sold on September 12, 2013 for $798


Superman #9

Released: March/April 1941
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy
Cover Art: Fred Ray

Original price was 10 cents, and the investment has appreciated over the years to say the least. The copy pictured below Off-White to White Pages (OW/W). It had some rounded corners but the color was pretty nice – it was graded CGC 6.0 Sold On: September 23, 2012 on eBay by SparkleCityComics Price: $1,026.00

Additional Recorded Sales:
CGC 4.5 (Restored) Sold on April 5, 2015 – Price: $430
CGC 4.0 Sold on April 18, 2015 – Price: $779
CGC 4.0 Sold February 7, 2014 – Price: $1,275
CGC 3.0
OW Pages Sold May 7, 2015 – Price: $950


Superman #10

Released: May/June 1941
Story: Jerry Siegel
Artwork: Wayne Boring
Cover Art: Fred Ray

This was the first issue to have a bald Lex Luthor. It also includes an ad for World’s Best Comics Issue #1. This copy pictured below was graded CGC 4.0 and had Off-White to White Pages (OW/W).

Price: $833.80
Sold On: September 16, 2012 on eBay by dizneyart

 

Additional Sales:
CGC 6.0 Light Tan/Off-White Pages Sold for $887 in June 2013
CGC 5.0 $1,026 January 19, 2014 by SparkleCityComics
One On eBay Sold For $221.17 October 29, 2011


Superman is an iconic super hero, and his comic books are some of the most valuable you can find on the collectors market. Almost any early Superman comic book has value if it’s in reasonable condition. The better the condition, the more the book can be worth to collectors who want the ones in the best shape.

For obvious reasons, the 1st printings of the early Superman Comics are very valuable, but are hard to find at garage sales, swap meets, or even collector shops because they are often in the hands of collectors. Rare versions are often sold on eBay, or other auction houses during the year as well.

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