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My Favorite Comic Books Storylines

Comic books tell some of the greatest stories, the stories that I still remember to this day after reading them as a kid. The coolest part about comics that their story can unfold over a period of years and events that seemed small at the time can actually turn into massive important events. The stories I’m about to share with you are my personal favorites from years of reading comics and obsessing about story arcs. Here you are! Enjoy!

Injustice: Gods Among Us (Years 1-5)

This comic book arc is based on a 2013 video game of the same name. And I truly believe it to be one of the best comics that DC has ever published. This story is set in a world where the Joker used a gas to make Superman hallucinate. He believed that Lois was Doomsday, and took her out into space and killed her. When he realized what he had done he killed the Joker, breaking his cardinal rule (to never kill) and set up a one-world dictatorship with him as the ruler. He allied himself with the Yellow Lantern Corps and used fear to stop all crime, but also crushed anyone who opposed him. In the various arcs, he fights against the Justice League, the Green Lantern Corps, the Magic Users, and the Gods. This story is one of the coolest Superman stories I know.

Avengers vs. X-men

This is another massive fight comic, this time from Marvel. When the Phoenix force gives several of the x-men massive powers beyond belief, the mutants of the world became the rulers and forced everyone to bend to their will. The Avengers appreciated the idea of a new world, but did not like the idea of everyone being forced to comply with the x-men. So, the Avengers tried to reason with the mutants, but were rebuffed. So they decided the only way was to defeat the x-men in a fight, so they all took sides and fought against each other. It was a massive world war… But I’m not going to tell you who won it! Some of the coolest battles are with Luke Cage, who has a skin so powerful that when dogs are sent to attack him they just can’t break his skin. He doesn’t have to distract them with dog toys from Dogs Rant; he can just go along his way!

Flashpoint

This comic features my favorite superhero, the Flash. He goes back in time to save his mother from death, but changes the whole world. Superman was found by the government and imprisoned as a baby, and Aquaman and Wonder Woman fight for control of the planet. However, the biggest one is Batman: in this world, Bruce Wayne was shot and out of grief Thomas Wayne became a Batman who kills and uses guns, while Martha Wayne became The Joker. This comic is a great reversal of most comic stories.

I love just curling up and reading long comic arcs for hours; I often sit with my dogs while they play with their awesome interactive dog toys, and I have a beer and read some Marvel or DC. I can’t think of a better evening!

This Will Surely Change How You Look At Comics

This Will Surely Change How You Look At Comics

Go check your attics or garage, who knows, you might have been storing the most expensive comics without you knowing it!

Last week, I was clearing up some space in our attic when I chanced upon a ragged down pallet collar (go to http://kronuscollars.com/ to see how it looks like). And what a pleasant surprise!

Along with some other useless stuff and junk, I found vintage comics that my parents must have kept a long time ago. They were not in perfect shape but really looked awesome.

Excited, I browsed the internet to see what these comics were about. And I wasn’t prepared for a bigger surprise! These comics, some dating around the 80’s, could well be priceless collector’s items. If sold to the right buyer, I could easily go home richer by a hundred or even a grand. I was so fascinated especially when I learned that some of the most valuable comics were sold off at unbelievable price tags.

You surely won’t believe comics cost a million! Take a look at the six priciest comics ever sold.

  1. Action Comics # 1

Considered as the “holy grail” of comic book collectibles, this edition features the debut of Superman created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Even with four different copies out in the market, this edition was auctioned off at a hefty $3,207,852.00 price tag.

  1. Amazing Fantasy #15

Almost in mint condition, this comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko features the first appearance of Spider-Man. Comic book collectors were surprised at the final bid price ($1,100,000) of this comic especially that it was well over the all-time high of that time, Silver Age comic book, which was just under $300,000.

  1. Detective Comics #27

Even with just a grade of 8.0, Detective Comic #27 was sold off at a costly $1,075,000.00. It is the only piece currently out in the market although there are a handful of copies with higher grades. It is said that the 9.2-graded Detective Comics #27 could be the most valuable comic book in existence and could be easily sold double the price of this comics. This edition of Detective Comics contains the debut of the well-loved crime-buster, Batman. Initially, this comic book held the record as the most expensive comic book in the market when it was sold in 2010.

  1. Batman #1

First issues almost always get good valuations. The first issue of the Batman series, where Catwoman and Joker also first appeared, was sold at $567,625.00. Accordingly, there was a lively bidding war in 2013 when this comic book was sold.

  1. X-Men #1

Notching a 9.8 grade, this comic book is easily the highest graded book on this list. Its $492,937.00 price tag did not come as a surprise especially with that an earlier Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s “X-Men” series sold was sold at around half this price.

  1. Flash Comics #1

Sold at an impressive $450,000, this edition of Flash Comics features the debut appearance of Hawkman and Golden Age Flash. When it was auctioned in 2010, this 9.6-graded comic was the second highest sale on record. Like many other high value comics, this mint copy of Flash Comics #1 came from the collection of Edgar Church, considered to have some of the best quality comics collection in the world.

For quite a long time, I’ve never really considered comic books as valuable pieces. But reading all this has changed how I view comics.

So, the next time you buy a comic book, make sure to keep them safely. As for me, I don’t plan to sell the old comic books I’ve found. I’d better have them for my personal enjoyment!

This Will Surely Change How You Look At Comics