Most Famous Comics

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Two of the most famous comic books in history recently made international headlines when they broke $1 million. Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, was the first comic book to break the $1 million mark, but it held the distinction for o­nly three days before a copy of Detective Comics #27, featuring the first appearance of Batman, sold for $1.08 million. Superman, however, refused to be outdone! Just a week later, a copy of Action Comics #1, in better condition than the first o­ne, sold for $1.5 million. Superman and Batman are famous worldwide, having spawned critically-acclaimed blockbuster movies, TV shows, Broadway plays and musicals, and more – they are certainly two of the most famous comic book characters – but they are not the o­nly o­nes.

Amazing Fantasy #15, in which Spider-Man makes his debut, is probably as famous as the aforementioned, though yet to fetch as high a price. Spidey's movie franchise has broken the $1 billion mark, however – something neither Supes nor Bats has done, yet. “The Night Gwen Stacy Died,” actually a two-parter, is another of the most famous comic books.

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The X-Men – who also have their own movie franchise, and have appeared in several TV series – can claim several of the most famous comic book issues. The Uncanny X-Men #1 is o­ne of the most famous issues, and though it is worth more than any other X-Men comics, Uncanny X-Men #94 and Giant-Size #1 are actually just as famous. Those are the issues in which the “new” team – featuring Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Wolverine (along with others) – first appeared.

There are countless comics others would add to this paltry list, but Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and the X-Men are among the most famous superheroes in comicdom, and around the world, and several of the most famous comic book issues feature these characters.