One of the most popular super-hero teams (and comic books) ever, Marvel’s X-Men have fueled decades of stories, titles and characters. Here we present the Top 10 Most Valuable Key X-Men Comics Of All Time.
10. X-Men (1963) No. 101 ($1,300)
THE most popular X-Men storyline of all time gets started here. Jean Grey transforms into Phoenix, and the X-Men will never be the same.
First Appearance: Phoenix (Jean Grey), Phoenix Force, Black Tom Cassidy (full)
9. X-Men (1963) No. 7 ($1,400)
First Appearance: Cerebro
Professor X’s mutant-tracking computer showed up early and got used often in the saga of the X-Men.
8. X-Men (1963) No. 9 ($1,500)
First Appearance: Lucifer
The devil is in the details, and although Lucifer isn’t commonly aligned as an X-Men foe, he did in fact make his debut in this early X-Men issue by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Also helping this issue out as a key? First Avengers and X-Men team-up.
7. X-Men (1963) No. 5 ($1,850)
First Appearance: Asteroid M
Our first look at Magneto’s orbital space station, and second appearance of The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants happens early in X-Men comic book history.
6. X-Men (1963) No. 3 ($2,700)
First Appearance: The Blob (Fred Dukes)
Next to Magneto, The Blog is one of the oldest X-Men foes showing up in just the third issues of the original X-Men series in 1963.
5. X-Men (1963) No. 12 ($3,300)
First Appearance: The Juggernaut (Cain Marko)
Professor X’s step-brother made his presence known in this early issue of the X-Men. Over the years he would bounce between villain and ally for Marvel’s heroic super mutants.
4. X-Men (1963) No. 2 ($4,500)
First Appearance: The Vanisher (Telford Porter)
Not exactly a household name, The Vanisher’s first appearance being a valuable key X-Men issue is most related to it happening in the series’ second issue.
3. Giant-Size X-Men (1975) No. 1 ($7,300)
First Appearance: Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Thunderbird (James Proudstar), Illyana Rasputin, Krakoa
Featuring TONS of major first appearances, Giant-Size X-Men (1975) No. 1 introduced a whole new team that would re-launch the title into a bold new direction.
2. X-Men (1963) No. 4 ($10,500)
First Appearance: The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (team), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), and Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)
Much like the issue below, the fourth issue in the original X-Men series introduced characters that are still relevant (and showing up in their own movies and television shows) to this day.
1. X-Men (1963) No. 1 ($90,000)
First Appearance: X-Men (team), Professor X (Charles Xavier), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Angel (Warren Worthington III), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr)
What else could be No. 1 other than the issue that kicked it all off? Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s “Strangest Super-Heroes Of All” is a grail-level comic book for collectors with a price tag to match.