Will Seippel | February 15, 2023

In this video, I popped open a box of vintage comic books to see what they might be worth. Years ago, when I began looking for ways out of the corporate world and toward financial freedom, comic books were one avenue I explored for reselling. Not only are comics easy to list and ship, but they also provided me with a learning experience and the opportunity to become knowledgeable about them.

The box I open is one of eighteen that I purchased a few years back. Inside are many vintage comic books that would interest collectors because of their age, quality, and significance to stories and characters that we’re still familiar with today. For example, take a look at the Marvel comics I uncover featuring The Amazing Spider-Man and Sgt. Nick Fury. Superhero comics are some of the most valuable in the secondary marketplace.

Marvel Sgt Fury comic book no 127
One of the comic books in my collection was Marvel’s Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (Vol. 1, No. 127) from the Bronze Age of comics. Copies of this issue have sold for between $5 and $30 on online marketplaces.

What are Vintage Comic Books Worth?

As I describe in the video, there are several ways to gauge a comic book’s worth. Using WorthPoint.com, we can see how sellers aware of their comic books’ value have easily sold them for thousands of dollars. On the other hand, collectors can also acquire many issues for just a few bucks. Factors like notable characters, wear, and grading are important to a comic book’s value, but a little bit of research goes a long way. Tools like the WorthPoint Dictionary can provide historical context to many comics you come across.

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Will Seippel is the CEO and founder of WorthPoint®, the world’s largest provider of information about art, antiques, and collectibles. An Inc. 500 Company, WorthPoint is used by individuals and organizations seeking credible valuations on everything from cameras to coins. WorthPoint counts the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the IRS among its clients.