A Few Comic Strip(ish) Lists

10 Best Comics For Kids

Comic Book Resources 10 Best Comics for Kids includes Jeff Smith’s Bone, Raina Telegeimer’s Smile, Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and others, including a comic strip.

© Will Henry

Bringing the charm of the likes of Peanuts into the contemporary world, Will Henry’s Wallace the Brave gives a fresh and youthful spin on beloved comic strip tropes …

10 Most Expensive Collectibles Ever Sold

The world has produced countless coins, trading cards, comics and stamps. Most aren’t worth more than their constituent metal or paper, but enough of them are valuable or at least interesting enough for hobbyists and investors all over the world to collect and protect them.

GOBankingRates’ list (via Yahoo) of the 10 Most Expensive Collectibles Ever Sold begins with a couple of comic books whose characters appeared in newspaper comic strips.

#10 – 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 = 3.6 million

Published in 1962 as the first Spider-Man comic and the final issue of Amazing Fantasy, it sold for $3.6 million in 2021, knocking Action Comics No. 1 off its $3.25 million perch.

It was one of only four known copies graded CGC 9.6. There are no known higher-graded examples.

#9 – Superman #1 = 5.3 million

ust one year after Spider-Man took his crown, Superman reclaimed it — but this time with 1939’s Superman No. 1 from DC Comics, the first comic book ever devoted to a single character.

Graded 8.0 Universal by Certified Guaranty Company, it traded hands for $5.3 million in a private sale in 2022, crushing the previous record.

Then the list devolves into baseball and basketball trading cards, stamps, and coins.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 6, 2023 and, again among the free comic books available includes a few whose characters appeared in comic strips.

Freecomicbookday.com has a list of offerings that may be available at your local comic book store come Saturday.