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Are Comic Books Outperforming Traditional Investments?

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Is collecting an investment goldmine? Back in the ’80s and ’90s, experts thought so about baseball cards. Now, the folks at GoCompare.com are saying investors could get the most bang for their buck with comic books. The U.K.–based company has put together a comprehensive list of those books that have accrued the most value in comparison to their original cover price. Below, we’ve listed the top five titles, based on percentage price gain, along with their cover price at the time of publication; current value; and reason why the comic has become so valuable.
 

Batman Adventures #12 – 26,567%

Publication Date: 1993
Cover Price: $1.25
Current Price: $800.00
Why It’s Important: First appearance of Harley Quinn, who will appear in the Suicide Squad film (played by Margot Robbie)

Comics as Investments
(eBay)

 

New Mutants #98 – 4,900%

Publication Date: 1991
Cover Price: $1.00
Current Price: $250.00
Why It’s Important: First appearance of Deadpool, which recently spawned a blockbuster movie

Comics as Investments
(eBay)

 

Marvel Super-Heroes #18 – 1,058%

Publication Date: 1969
Cover Price: $0.25
Current Price: $1,000.00
Why It’s Important: First appearance of The Guardians of the Galaxy, the team of superheroes that star in the recent film franchise

Comics as Investments
(eBay)

 

Pep Comics #22 – 748%

Publication Date: 1941
Cover Price: $0.10
Current Price: $280,000.00
Why It’s Important: First appearance of Archie Andrews, the longest-running teen-focused title in comics history

Comics as Investments
(eBay)

 

Tales to Astonish #13 – 648%

Publication Date: 1960
Cover Price: $0.10
Current Price: $4,000.00
Why It’s Important: First appearance of the character Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy

Comics as Investments
(eBay)

 
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