The Walking Dead #1 is CGC’s Featured Comic of the Month for August

Posted on 7/31/2019

The Walking Dead comic series to end with issue #193.

Heritage Auctions sold a CGC 9.9 The Walking Dead #1 in 2013 for $8,962.50. CGC has graded over three thousand copies of this book.
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Name of comic: The Walking Dead #1

Comic publisher: Image Comics

Date: October 2003

Variants: N/A

What makes it special? This book features the origin and first appearance of Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, Morgan and Duane Jones. Rick Grimes is a former sheriff's deputy who fell into a coma after being shot in the line of duty. When he finally wakes, he finds himself in the midst of an apocalypse.

Why is it interesting now? The Walking Dead #193 was released this July as the final book in the comic series.

Did you know? Robert Kirkman, co-creator of The Walking Dead, wasn’t allowed to watch horror films in his youth. He became fixated with George Romero films as he grew older, which peaked his interest in zombies.

Total graded by CGC: As of July 22, CGC has graded 3,086 copies. Around 14 percent have been certified with Signature Series labels.

CGC median grade: The median grade is Near Mint+ 9.6.

CGC highest graded: The 24 highest graded copies by CGC are Mint 9.9.

Sales highlights: Heritage Auctions sold a CGC 9.9 Walking Dead #1 in 2013 for $8,962.50. The current owner is proactively considering offers, the highest of which was $12,500.00 in 2018.

CGC Comics Registry Champion: A collection called “WE ARE THE WALKING DEAD!”, currently ranks #1 in the “Walking Dead (2003 Complete with Variants)” category. All books in this set are graded between 10.0 and 9.8. Explore this and other collections in the CGC Comics Registry.

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