X-Men 1

My Comic Is More Expensive Than Yours!

Ok, this is one of those pricey comics from the Silver Age. It' fun just to know how much a copy of the original issue is worth these days. Here goes : In 2009, a near mint condition of this comic was sold for $28,680.00. Whew!

Equally interesting, is that if we went back to 1970, this comic would be practically worthless. At the time, X-Men was regarded as one of Marvel's Silver Age flops - the series being cancelled in 1970. Fast forward to 1975, the publication of Giant-Size X-Men No. 1 introduces a new team and a new era for the X-Men that will, in time, place them as Marvels best selling comic. Now we have several movies, animation franchises, merchandising and a very highly prized, and highly priced, X-Men No. 1.

Lee and Kirby waste no time in putting together X-Men tropes that would be foundational to these day: The concept of mutants and a mutant school; the Danger Room and Danger Room exercises; and of course, Magneto!.

Posted by  Pete Albano - December 4, 2011

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Amazon Prices

X-Men, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)

My Comic Shop Prices

Marvel Masterworks New Edition X-Men HC (1998-2002)

Marvel Masterworks X-Men HC (2002)

Marvel Masterworks X-Men TPB (2009)

Essential Classic X-Men TPB (2010 2nd Edition)

X-Men (1963) comic books

If you're not familiar with Marvel Masterworks, this is what it's like :

Other Classic X-MEN Stories

1 : Classic X-Men introduced; Magneto

10, 60-63 : Savage Land

11 : The Stranger

12-13, 32-33, 46 : Juggernaut

14-16, 57-59 : Sentinels

17-18 : Magneto

19 & 27 : Mimic

20-21 : Lucifer

22-23 : Marvel Villains

24 : The Locust

25-26 : El Tigre

28 : Banshee

29 : Super Adaptoid

30, 47 : Maha Yogi

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