This record is measured in the cumulative number of copies published ever. Top 60 most valuable comic books from the modern age. Okay, doing a little number crunching, and looking at decembers solicitations i think we have the top ten selling comic books of 2016, sold through diamond comic distributors to the direct. In 1936, this lee falk creation first appeared as a daily comic strip.
In fact, ebay hosted a recordbreaking sale of the most expensive comic book ever sold. This record is for the most published comic book series by a single author in terms of the number of copies printed and circulated in the markets. The list is more interesting as a result, and so our editorial decision is final. This was the most expensive book ever sold when it. Grab your wallet, here are the most expensive books ever sold. This list is for comics printed in a traditional book format paperback or hardcover, typically with a similar number of pages as novels. After that sale, heritage notes, many experts had speculated that it could be many years before that 2018 record, which had nearly tripled the. Asterix by rene goscinny, albert uderzo, and jeanyves ferri. While 2017 and 2018 direct market comic books have been off their 2016 highs, sales remain relatively healthy the last few years. Most copies published for the same comic book series by a. There is only one copy known to exist that is graded better than the 9. Top 100 most valuable comic books of the golden age 19381956 the 100 most valuable comic books from each age. The 30 bestselling comic book series of all time best life. Yet another asian creation, one piece has sold over 345 million copies, making it one of the best selling comic books of all time.
Comic books, more than ever, arent just about superheroes. This record is to be attempted by the publisher or author of the comic book series. The most expensive comic that sold on ebay in 2016 and. Most comic book lovers pledge allegiance to either dc comicsfeaturing that famous alien from krypton and aquaman, among many othersor marvel comics, which gave us the webslinging spiderman, the new mutants and patriotic captain america. The manga has even set a guinness world record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best selling. Panther stretches comicbook tension to its most affecting extremes, and attempting to reveal a metaphor or.
What is your ultimate end game for your collection. Bestselling comic books in north america 2019 statista. Each year, cbr takes a thoughtful look at the comic book industrys abundance of offerings and poll the passionate, thoughtful and alwaysopinionated cbr staff for their rankings of the top comics of the year. Tanehisi coates black panther is 2016s bestselling. Looking at the mostordered comic books in the north american comic market, dc entertainment had a particularly strong year, with seven of the. Todays bestselling comic book values top sales prices. Johns and grant morrison to acclaimedauthorturnedcomicbooknewcomer tanahesi coates. The 10 bestselling comic book titles of 21st century. Top 10 best selling comic books of the modern era zap. One piece is the bestselling comic by a single author and the bestselling manga of all time, having sold the most collected comic book volumes. We will say that the golden age begins in 1938 and ends in 1956, when the. When hyperprolific james patterson, dubbed the library king as britains longreigning mostborrowed author, could manage no higher.
June 30, 1938 the first issue of the comic book series action comics is most recognized as the issue that introduced superman to. With over 150 million copies sold, the phantom is one of the most successful comic book series in the world. Another great way to discover the names and styles of indemand comic books. Superman ranks at the top of the list of bestselling comic book series of all time, having sold an estimated 600 million copies worldwide. The first appearance of the dark knight from 1939, created by bob kane and bill finger, is a book all comic book lovers would want to own. The first novel in the series, harry potter and the sorcerers stone, has sold in excess of 120 million copies, making it one of the bestselling books of all time. What is the top selling comic book issue of all times. And yet tanehesi coates and brian stelfreezes black panther is a reality, and quite possibly the most anticipated mainstream superhero comic of 2016. With ebay, you dont have to choose sides, because we have plenty of any option. What is the most expensive us comic book art sold at auction. The 31 most interesting comics of 2016 mental floss. Sdcc has transformed from a simple comic book publishers gathering to a global event that it. What single issue comic sold the most issues of all times.
The top 10 superhero comics of 2016 the washington post. Tanehisi coates black panther is 2016s bestselling comic so far. Most sold comics and childrens books in finland 2018. Ten highvalue ebay comic books that have sold in years past. The 20 most expensive comic books ever sold da card world. In 2016, comic writers, artists, and editors once again proved that theres life beyond marvel and dc comics, beyond our favorite. Tanehisi coates black panther has sold so well in its first month it has become the current bestselling comic book of 2016. By most accounts, 2015 was a 5050 year for comic book movie fare maybe 6535 depending on what you thought of avengers.
One of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes, spiderman, has maintained cult status in the eyes of geeks and even normal people for decades. Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, harry potter by j. Nick deringtondc entertainment social media thrillers, metaphors for. Superman sold millions of copies again and it nearly wrecked the comic book industry honorable mention to these valiant and image issues that just missed the cut. Best selling comic books of all time insider monkey. The manga was serialized in weekly shonen jump until august 2016 once it reached 74 complete volumes. The top ten bestselling comics of 2016 in the direct market. Its worth noting that much of these sales were because the issue was published with four different covers, essentially. This page will deal with the most valuable of all, golden age comic books. By examining sales data since 2006, ebay has discovered the most devoted fan bases over the last ten years. I t was a year when the no 1 book was a play script. That versatility makes it one of the best comics of all time.396 43 729 87 1456 1334 943 1207 1592 852 445 928 646 878 1490 80 1314 182 1394 754 477 921 1248 1245 905 903 772 1368 1059 1156 865 173 1399