Price Guide - Last Updated: June 6, 2002
The prices listed here are taken from the 2014 issue of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, published by House of Collectibles. 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. There was also a slight drop in prices from 2002 to 2014, probably due to the several reprint editions available.
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:
STAR TREK comics for auction. The logo below links to
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