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The 10 Most Expensive Comic-Books Ever
Got one one of these comics? You'd better put it somewhere safe!

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The 10 Most Expensive Comic-Books Ever | 5. Marvel Comics 1
5. Marvel Comics 1

Value: $499,000

What’s it about? Flame on! Only not. The Human Torch that makes his debut here isn’t the one from The Fantastic Four, and isn’t even human; he’s an android. Nevertheless, this is where Marvel begins – published at this point by Timely Publications – and if the Torch isn’t Johnny Storm, the Sub-Mariner to whom we’re introduced is at least the Namor we know. Costumed detective The Angel (blue body-stocking, red cape, hmmm…) also takes his first bow.

Why so valuable? The origin of the multimedia behemoth we know today, true believers!

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