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100 of the Most Valuable 1990s Comics in 2021

Updated: Nov 2

It can be difficult to figure out which of your 1990s comic books are worth money, but here is a simple list of over 100 valuable comics from that period. Please note that this list is in alphabetical order. It also is not all-inclusive and only includes the most valuable comics from the 90s. The list does not include trade paperbacks, manga, or magazines. Other decades will be covered in upcoming blogs. These prices assume that the comic book is free of major flaws and is in at least FN condition.


The prices listed are for ungraded copies. The comics may sell for higher in better grades (please see our grading guide if you want to learn how to grade), but it is always good to keep your expectations low when selling comics online. Also, note that 1990s comic values are always changing, so these books might have a different value tomorrow. If you have a collection of 90s comics and need to know the value, you should always do more research (our price guide is not to be used as a sole means of buying and selling). If you need any personal advice or an appraisal, be sure to call or email us.



100 Bullets 1

First Dizzy Cordova and Agent Graves.

This is an underrated read by Brian Azzarello. This comic has recently started to get some love within the collecting community.

Valued at $30 or more

100 Bullets 1 Comic Vertigo


2099 Manifest Destiny

First Moon Knight 2099.

Being from the late 1990s, this comic can be slightly more difficult to find compared to other books. This features the first appearance of Moon Knight 2099, and fans of Moon Knight are starting to notice this comic.

Valued at $45 or more



Adventures of Superman 500

Platinum (Black and Grey Bag) Variant.

This is the harder-to-find, platinum variant which was not as widely available as the regular edition of this comic. The unbagged version of this looks slightly more grey than the usual.

Valued at $80 or more

Adventures of Superman 500 Platinum Edition (bagged)


Akira 37 (Epic)

Low Print.

Towards the end of this run, there were massive delays in releasing the final issues of Akira, so the later issues were not bought by as many readers as many had already dropped off. This caused the final issues to have lower prints and become more valuable on the aftermarket.

Valued at $150 or more



Akira 38 (Epic)

Last Issue, Low Print.

Following the previous example, this issue experienced the most delays upon release and many readers were not interested in finishing the title due to the delays, leading to those who picked up this title, later on, to pursue it to finish their collection.

Valued at $250 or more



Alf 48

Controversial Cover.

This cover has become a meme within the comic book collecting community as it can be interpreted in several ways. This is also a later issue in the run, making it difficult to find due to the low print distribution.

Valued at $100 or more



Alita Battle Angel 1

First US Alita.

Alita is a popular character in Japan, and recently gained more of a cult following in the west with the release of a CG movie. This caused this comic book to go up in value.

Valued at $80 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 361

Second Print (Silver Cover).

This features the first appearance of Carnage, but please note that this silver cover is not the first print, but a later released second print, which is not as valuable as the regular white cover.

Valued at $60 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 361

First Appearance of Carnage.

This is the 1st printing of the first appearance of Carnage (Cletus Cassidy), the popular spawn of Venom. The character needs no introduction, as he quickly became a fan favorite and recently became the villain in the latest Venom movie.

Valued at $120 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 400

White Variant.

Featuring the "death" of Aunt May (she would eventually return), this is the harder-to-find white, limited edition variant cover that was not as widely available as the regular grey cover.

Valued at $50 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 408

Variant Sealed with Ramones Tape.

This is the variant cover that was distributed in a bag with a Ramones cassette tape. The comic book itself usually sells for more if it is in the bag and includes the original tape.

Valued at $50 or more with tape ($20 or more without)



Amazing Spider-Man 410

First Spider-Carnage.

This issue has Spider-Man (at the time Ben Reilly) being infected by the Carnage symbiote and becoming the new host for the creature. Carnage/Venom fans have taken notice of this issue and it has gone up recently.

Valued at $30 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 430

First Silver Surfer Carnage

Following up with our previous entry, this issue features Silver Surfer being infected with the Carnage symbiote. It also has a lower print run, making it more desirable among Carnage collectors.

Valued at $45 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 431

Silver Surfer Carnage.

A continuation of the Silver Carnage storyline, this features the Silver Surfer trying to get rid of the symbiote. This issue also has a lower print run.

Valued at $40 or more



Amazing Spider-Man 1

Marvel Authentix Variant.

There were a few variants for Amazing Spider-Man 1 when volume 2 was launched in the late 1990s, but this one is the most desirable. Some can be found with sketches in the lower box which may increase the value, depending on who did the sketch.

Valued at $40 or more



Batman 457

Second Print + Newsstand.

While the other versions of this comic are extremely common and low in value, this version is by far the most difficult to find and desired by collectors. Many have said that there are less than 600 of this version of the comic printed. Please note that the comic needs to be the newsstand AND 2nd print (the 2nd print says "New Robin Issue" at the top).

Valued at $700 or more



Batman 567

First Cassie Cain Batgirl.

Featuring the return of Batgirl after a long absence from the DC Universe, this version has Cassandra Cain take the mantle.

Valued at $25 or more



Batman Adventures 12

First Harley Quinn.

One of the most desired comic books from the 1990s, this features the first comic book appearance of Harley Quinn (out of DC continuity). Please note that Harley Quinn first appears in the Batman Animated Series which this comic is based on.

Valued at $450 or more



Batman Beyond 1

First Appearance in Comics.

Similar to our previous entry, this comic book features the first appearance of Terry McGuinness as Batman Beyond in comic books. The character first appears in the animated show, but this comic has gained popularity. Note that the regular newsstand edition sells for more, while the Six Flags edition sells for considerably less.

Barcode Version Valued at $300 or more

No Barcode Version (Six Flags) is Worth $75 or more

Batman Beyond 1 1999 1st Batman Beyond in Comics


Batman Beyond 6

First Appearance of Inque.

This features the first comic book appearance of the villain Inque, who also appears first in the Batman Beyond Animated Series. This also has a lower print run.

Valued at $70 or more

Batman Beyond 6, 1st Inque


Batman Harley Quinn 1

First Harley Quinn in DC Continuity.

This comic book features a classic Joker cover from the legendary Alex Ross but more importantly features the first time we see Harley Quinn in the DC Universe continuity. Please note that multiple prints of this exist and the 1st sells for the most.

Valued at $70 or more



Batman Long Halloween 1

Classic Story.

The classic storyline from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, this comic is what the latest Batman movie is inspired from.

Valued at $40 or more

Batman Long Halloween 1 comic book


Batman Mad Love 1

Early Harley Quinn (1st Print).

Featuring the classic story by Paul Dini, this is the 2nd appearance of Harley Quinn in comic books. Please note that the 2nd print has a completely different cover, but also has value.

Valued at $80 or more



Batman Vengance of Bane 1

First Bane (1st Print).

One of Batman's greatest villains, Bane first makes his appearance here. He would then cause a major outbreak in Arkham Asylum (Knightfall) following this story to solidify his status as a force to be reckoned with.

Valued at $75 or more



Battle Chasers 1

Joe Mad Variant.

This was a variant for Another Universe and features 2 different versions. One version has the tattoo as gold and another has it in red. Both versions have about the same value.

$60 or more ea



Black Knight 1 (1990)

First Solo Series.

This features Black Knight (Dane Whitman) in his first-ever solo title. The character has gained popularity with his addition to the Eternals movie.

Valued at $25 or more



Black Panther 1 (1998)

First Okoye, Dora Milaje.

An underrated comic for a long while, this features the first appearances of many popular characters that would shine in the Black Panther and Marvel movies.

Valued at $25 or more



Black Widow 1

First Yelena Belova Black Widow.

Following her appearance in the Black Widow movie, the new Black Widow's first appearance has gone up in value. There is a Dynamic Forces variant that is more valuable as well as another variant. The variants have Yelena Belova on the cover.

Valued at $35 or more

DF Variant Valued at $150 or more

Regular Variant Valued at $70 or more

Black Widow 1, First New Black Widow


Blade 1 (1994)

First Solo Blade Series.

After almost 20 years in comics, this issue featured the Blade the Vampire Hunter in his first solo series. The comic has become popular among collectors as they expect Blade to make an appearance in future Marvel movies.

Valued at $50 or more



Bloodshot 0 Gold

Gold Logo Variant.

Valiant comics from the 1990s are generally low-value comics, but a few of the gold variant covers have some worth.

Valued at $30 or more



Bone 1

First Bone (1st Print).

This indy darling character has always been popular with comic fans, and the 1st print can be very tough to find. There are multiple printings of the 1st issue and most don't have much value. Issues 2-5 of the series also have some value.

Valued at $1000 or more



Bongo Comics SDCC Ashcan

First Simpsons Comic.

This is a very difficult to find ashcan that was only available at SDCC 1993. It was limited to 750 copies and is essentially the first Bongo Comic, which would go on to publish the Simpsons and Futurama Comics. This rarely goes up for sale online.

Valued at $1000 or more



Carnage Mind Bomb 1

Hard to Find.

This popular one-shot has recently gone up due to attention from Carnage collectors.

Valued $25 or more

Carnage 1, First Solo Title, Hard to Find 1996


Cavewoman 1

First Cavewoman.

This features the first appearance of Cavewoman by Budd Root. This indy character would be popular, mostly for the covers and artwork. Issues 2-6 also have some value. Some hard-to-find nude variant covers have some worth to them as well.

Valued at $100 or more



Cliffhanger 12

J Scott Campbell, Italian Variant.

This is another example of a J Scott Campbell cover that can be valuable due to his popularity. This variant was only available for sale in Italy, making it hard to find.

$250 or more



Conan the Barbarian 275

Last Issue, Low Print.

This is essentially the end of the long, Marvel Comics run on Conan the Barbarian. There would be some more attempts with the character at Marvel, but he would eventually move to Dark Horse. This issue has a lower print run.

Valued at $40 or more



Creatures of the ID 1

First Madman.

Madman was created by Mike Allred and this comic book has the first appearance of Frank Einstein who would go on to become Madman. Other issues feature early prototypes for Madman as well, but this is the most valuable.

Valued at $250 or more



Cry for Dawn 1

First Dawn (1st Print)

This is the first appearance of Dawn by Joseph Michael Linsner. There are multiple printings of this issue, and most have value (the 2nd and 3rd printings have arguably better covers as well). Please note that there are counterfeits of the first print, so please be cautious.

Valued at $100 or more



Cry for Dawn 3

Hard to Find, Convention Variant

This is an extremely difficult-to-find convention variant for Cry for Dawn 3. This issue has a xerox cover, and some versions feature interior sketches from Joseph Michael Linsner. For obvious reasons, there are counterfeits of this comic, so be cautious when buying. An easier way to verify authenticity is to buy one that has a sketch inside the cover and verify its authenticity (the sketches can be hard to fake).

Valued at $1000 or more



Cyberfrog Hall of Heroes 1

First Ethan Van Sciver Work.

This independent title can be tough to find for fans of Ethan Van Sciver's artwork.

Valued at $200 or more



Danger Girl 1

Campbell Chromium Go-Go Variant Cover.

This Go-Go Chrome variant cover from J Scott Campbell was limited and anything that was limited and featured art by Campbell usually goes up in value.

Valued at $80 or more

Danger Girl 1 Chromium Variant


Danger Girl 2

Smoking Gun, Ruby Red Variant.

Following the previous entry, we have another limited J Scott Campbell variant cover. This one is the Ruby Red variant which features a red logo. Note that there are a few versions of this cover with different logos and all have some value, but this version has the most worth.

Valued at $2000 or more

Danger Girl 2, Ruby Red Campbell Variant


Daredevil 1

Marvel Authentix Variant.

This marks the beginning of the second volume of Daredevil with a great run by Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada. This variant is similar to The Amazing Spider-Man variant we mentioned earlier.

Valued at $40 or more



Daredevil 9

First Echo (Maya Lopez).

This issue has the first appearance of Maya Lopez from David Mack and Joe Quesada. This comic was in most dollar bins for a long time until recently when it was announced that Lopez would become the new Phoenix. Valued at $60 or more



Darkhawk 50

Last Issue, Low Print Run.

A character that seems to have become very popular over the past few years, this issue is the last of the series and features a low print run.

Valued at $60 or more



Dark Horse Presents Annual 1998

First Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The popular TV show character makes her first appearance in comics in this issue. The character would go on to have Seasons 8 and up published in comic book format written by creator Joss Whedon.

$30 or more



Deadpool 1 (1997)

First Ongoing Deadpool Comic.

The first solo ongoing title for the Deadpool character. This features the writing of Joe Kelly who would give birth to the wise-cracking, whacky Deadpool we all know.

Valued at $70 or more



Deadpool 11 (1997)

Amazing Fantasy 15 Homage.

If you take a popular cover such as Amazing Fantasy 15 and have a popular character like Deadpool in an homage to it, then it is bound to have fans and collectors interested.

Valued at $25 or more



Deathmate 1 Gold

First Gen 13.

Not many Image and Valiant comics from the early 1990s are worth much and this comic has slight value only because it is a slightly harder-to-find variant that features the first appearance of Gen 13 by J Scott Campbell.

Valued at $30 or more



Dime Press 4

First Hellboy (Not in the USA).

Hellboy's first appearance can be debated by fans, and this is one of those that has many fans conflicted. This Italian comic book features the first appearance of Hellboy, but not in the USA.

Valued at $200 or more



Dreamwalker 0

First Appearance of the Goon.

Another difficult book to find, this comic book features the first appearance of the Goon by Eric Powell. The character is another popular indy darling among the comic community.

Valued at $300 or more



Elseworlds 80 Page Giant 1

Recalled, Hard to Find.

This is a harder-to-find recalled comic from 1999.

Valued at $100 or more

Elseworlds 80 PG Giant Comic


Evil Ernie 1 (Eternity)

First Evil Ernie and Lady Death.

This comic book features the first appearances of Evil Ernie and the popular Lady Death by Brian Pulido. Lady Death has become one of the more popular characters over the years with many variant covers and mini-series titles.

Valued at $150 or more



Evil Ernie 2-5 (Eternity)

Early Lady Death.

Issues 2-5 of Evil Ernie feature early appearances from Lady Death as well as a few early covers.

Valued at $50 or more ea



Fantastic Four 353

First Mr. Mobius.

This comic features the first appearance of Mr. Mobius of the Time Variance Authority. The comic has cooled off but may go back up with the next season of the Loki TV show.

Valued at $10 or more



Gambit 1

All Gold Variant.

This limited variant features an all-gold cover and is the first solo title for the popular X-Men character. Note that the regular edition of this comic has little value.

Valued at $300 or more



Gargoyles 1

First Comic Appearance.

The popular Disney cartoon from the 1990s made its first comic book appearances in this issue, and collectors are starting to take notice.

Valued at $50 or more



Ghost Rider 93

Low Print.

The final issue of the Danny Ketch Ghost Rider series from the 1990s, this book has a lower print run and can be very hard to find.

Valued at $30 or more



GI Joe 150-154

Low Prints.

The final few issues of the Marvel GI Joe series can be hard to find due to lower print runs.

Valued at $40 or more ea



GI Joe 155

Last Issue, Low Print.

This last issue of the Marvel run of GI Joe says goodbye to the team as we see the GI Joe comic books take a break for a few years until Image would take over.

Valued at $150 or more



GI Joe Special 1

Low Print, McFarlane Art.

Released towards to end of the Marvel run of GI Joe, this also features a lower print run and has an homage to Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man 1 as well as interior McFarlane art.

Valued at $140 or more



Goon 1 (Avatar)

First Goon Series.

Eric Powell's popular indy character makes his solo debut in this hard-to-find issue.

Valued at $350 or more



Green Lantern 48

First Kyle Rayner.

The beginning of the classic Emerald Twilight storyline sees Hal Jordan use his ring to attempt to resurrect his fallen city with major consequences. This also has the first appearance of the Lantern who would take his place, Kyle Rayner.

Valued at $15 or more



Harbinger 0 (pink)

Mail away Variant.

This is the mail-away variant cover. Please note that there is another Harbinger 0 that was not a mail-away, which does not have any value.

Valued at $100 or more



Harbinger 1

First Harbinger Team.

This early Valiant issue sees the first appearance of the Harbinger team. Please note that there is a major price difference between copies that have the mail-away coupon inside and copies that are missing the coupon.

Valued at $100 or more



Incredible Hulk 377

Third Print.

This extremely low print comic has been sought out by collectors due to its difficulty to find in higher grades. Please note that the 1st and 2nd prints of this issue are easy to find, but sell for between $10-30.

Valued at $150 or more



Incredible Hulk 441

Pulp Fiction Homage.

Another comic book with cross-appeal, this comic features an homage to Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.

Valued at $30 or more



Incredible Hulk 449

First Thunderbolts.

This issue features the first appearance of the sometimes underappreciated Thunderbolts team, which would go on to give us some great stories in the future.

Valued at $60 or more



Inhumans 5

First Yelena Belova Black Widow in Cameo.

This issue features the first appearance of the new Black Widow in a cameo before her appearance in the Black Widow title we mentioned earlier.

Valued at $80 or more

Inhumans 5, First New Black Widow


Iron Man 282

First War Machine.

This comic has Jim Rhodes don the War Machine armor for the first time. The hero would become popular with comic fans and would make appearances in the Marvel movies.

Valued at $60 or more