Price Guide - Last Updated: June 6, 2002

    The prices listed here are taken from the 2002 issue of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, published by House of Collectibles. (ISBN 0-609-80821-4) Other price guide values will vary, however I consider this book to be the most accurate price guide available. Note that these prices are what one might expect a collector to pay for an issue, not a dealer. Dealers have additional overhead that must be factored in, such as the cost of maintaining their store. Additionally they must be able to make a profit on the sale of the comic. Depending upon the condition of the comic and the amount of activity in the local comic book market, one might expect a dealer to pay between 20 and 70 percent of this listed value.

   Gold Key STAR TREK comics suffered a price decline in 1998 from 1997. This decline was due both to a wide scale "correction" in the prices being paid for all comic books as noted in the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, as well as a general reduction of popular interest in the STAR TREK franchise itself. While the prices for lower grade comics declined quite a bit, the higher grade prices remained stable - and even managed a slight increase. This is good news for collectors, as it signals that even in a depressed market the higher quality books are still retaining their value. This is mainly due to the real scarcity of the upper grade material (especially the issues published in the late 1960's).

   For further information on grading comics, you may wish to purchase The Overstreet Comic Book Grading Guide. This book is an invaluable resource for the novice collector and seasoned investor alike. Listed below are the current listed prices for the Gold Key STAR TREK comic books:

Issue/Condition Good Fine Very-Fine Near-Mint
#1 $42 $125 $336 $610
#2 $26 $78 $182 $325
#3-5 $18 $54 $126 $225
#6-9 $14 $42 $100 $170
#10-20 $8 $24 $60 $100
#21-30 $6 $18 $45 $75
#31-40 $5 $15 $34 $55
#41-61 $4 $12 $26 $40
Entire Set $460 $1,379 $3,292 $5,530

Ebay, the online auction house, always has many classic
STAR TREK comics for auction. The logo below links to
an eBay search for Gold Key STAR TREK Comics:

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