ALL STAR COMICS (1ST SERIES)

Dates: 1 Summer 1940-57 Feb/Mar 1951
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

(See also All Star Comics (2nd Series))

A 1940s series, originally quarterly, from All-American Publications, one of the early companies that merged with National Periodical Publications to form DC Comics. With the exception of the first two issues, All Star Comics primarily told stories about the adventures of the Justice Society of America. The series is notable for its introduction of the Justice Society of America, the first team of superheroes, and the introduction of Wonder Woman.

All Star Comics increased its frequency from a quarterly to a bimonthly publication schedule, and the JSA lasted through to #57. Superhero comics slumped in the early 1950s, and All Star Comics became All Star Western from #58-119 with Western heroes replacing the Justice Society. The title became hyphenated with #108.

In 1976 the name All Star Comics was resurrected for a series portraying the modern-day adventures of the JSA. This new series ignored the numbering from All-Star Western and continued the original numbering premiering with All Star Comics #58 (a hyphen appears in title from issue #66).

 

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 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56
Total £ 8,360 16,720 25,090 50,160 76,230 178,410 316,230 431,530 517,770 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 10,450 20,910 31,370 62,710 95,290 223,010 395,290 539,420 647,210 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.