WALKING DEAD #1
CGC Mint: 9.9
Image Comics' creator-driven formula breathed new life into graphic literature in the 90s. Many of the most-popular titles for contemporary comic readers find their roots in Image. They broke the mold again with The Walking Dead. Upon its release in 2003, The Walking Dead picked up in popularity, gradually gaining a cult following up until 2010, when it won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series alongside the announcement of the TV series that would soon become a runaway success, ensuring boosted sales for years to come. The popularity of TWD has exploded with merchandising that eclipses all modern titles. Walker-love is global and collectors are eager to snatch up rare items as new generations compete in the hunt for living dead treasures.
Only 7,200 copies of the first issue were ordered by comic book shops across North America and highest-certified examples such as this copy, sell for record prices nearly every time one graces the market. There is no other comic from the last 15 years as valuable as this title.
This book is just about as perfect as you can get and as TWD comic sales continue to increase year after year, so will the value of these first printings. The trade paperback reprinting this original story, has now sold well over 200,000 copies. This is the first, this is the original Walking Dead #1. The last reported 9.9 Mint copy sold for $13,000 earlier this year.
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