High-grade X-Men #1 Certified by CGC in ComicConnect Sale

Posted on 9/1/2022

The CGC-graded X-Men #1 is easily worth six figures, and it’s being offered alongside other grails, like Action Comics #1, Marvel Comics #1 and Detective Comics #27.

In September, collectors have the opportunity to bid on a large number of Golden and Silver Age comics that are graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), including some of the greatest grails known. First appearances of the X-Men, Superman and Batman are included in ComicConnect Auction #51.

From the Silver Age, you’ll find an X-Men #1 graded CGC 9.6. This book features the origin and first appearance of the mutant superheroes known as the X-Men, as well as the first appearances of Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Marvel Girl, their mentor Professor X and nemesis Magneto. There are only four CGC 9.6 copies recorded in the CGC Census, and only two higher than that. This exact copy realized a record $807,300 in June 2021 in a previous sale by ComicConnect.

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If you’ve ever wanted to own the first appearance of Superman, this might be your chance with an Action Comics #1 graded CGC 8.5 Restored. Released in 1938 by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Action Comics #1 features the iconic image of Superman holding a car over his head on the cover. Only the first 13 pages of the anthology are dedicated to the character, including his origin story and the first appearance of Lois Lane. Still, Action Comics #1 is generally regarded as the beginning of the Golden Age of comic books.

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If you want something from Marvel's Golden Age, check out this incredible copy of Marvel Comics #1 graded CGC 6.0 with a Kansas City pedigree. Released in 1939 by Timely Comics (Marvel’s predecessor), this comic includes the first appearance of Ka-Zar and the original Human Torch, as well as the origin of Namor. This book comes from the earliest pedigreed collection ever found, which originally turned up in Kansas City in the late 1960s and featured a large accumulation of nearly 250 high-grade #1 issues that ran from 1937 through the 1940s.

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Other notable CGC-graded comics in this auction include:

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