ALL-AMERICAN COMICS (1ST SERIES)

Dates: 1 Apr 1939-102 Oct 1948
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

See also All American Western; All American Men of War.

All-American Comics was the flagship title of the comic book publisher All-American Publications, one of the forerunners of DC Comics. It ran for 102 issues from 1939 to 1948. An important Golden Age comic title that is chiefly known for the first appearance of Green Lantern with issue #16. Other key issues include issue #19, the first appearance of The Atom and issue #25, the first appearance of Dr. Mid-Nite.

All-American Publications and all its titles were purchased by National Periodicals DC Comics in 1946. In 1948, answering the diminishing interest in super hero titles and a growing demand for western comics, All-American Comics changed its title and format to All American Western. In 1952, it changed title and format again to All American Men of War, which lasted two more issues (#127-128) until the series was cancelled. DC immediately relaunched All-American Men of War under a new numbering system beginning, strangely enough, with #2.)

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Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 101 101 101 102 102 102 102 102 102
Total £ 17,180 34,370 51,560 104,990 160,130 390,080 898,210 1,008,690 1,210,430 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 21,480 42,970 64,460 131,240 200,170 487,600 1,122,770 1,260,870 1,513,050 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.