Disneyland in Comics

It looks like comics are a good investment. Imagine if you would have owned a Action Comics 1 (first Superman) or a Detective Comics 27 ( first Batman). They both have been sold in a high grade (grade 8.0 CGC for those interested) for $1.000.000 and more. Not to bad, especially if you would have been the owner. Imagine how many trips this could pay to Walt Disney World or another Disney park. Talking about comics, anybody still thinking the Marvel Disney deal was a bad thing? (although I think it’s a great deal for whole other reasons)

Disney  already had its share of comics and although non of them might bring in a million anytime soon, some of them are very collectible and if found in the right grade already come with a “nice” price tag. The first daily comic strip staring Mickey Mouse began on January 13 in 1930, but the first comic books appeared in 1940. They where published by Western Publishing through the Dell Comics Four Color label. The very first Walt Disney Comics and Stories from Dell would be a very nice item in any Disney addict collection. Even if you wouldn’t want to keep it it, valued at $30.000 (Comic Price Guide at the moment this article was written) it could pay for your next trip(s). Of course this when you have a high graded issue. Damaged issues are less valuable but could still be worth $2.000.

The fun thing about the Disney comics is the use of the parks in it. Obviously back then it was also a way to make some extra advertisement to try and lurk those that bought the comic into the park, but now it also make a nice themed collection. If you love comics and you love Disney, how about collecting those comics that combine these two fun things. You will not need to pay $1.000.000, or even the $30.000  to get a comic in your collection. Disneyland Birthday Party from DELL, a comic released in 1958, can be yours for $200 in high grade. Remember, comics and their value are linked to the grade you buy them in. Lower grades of the same title can be a lot cheaper. The same comic in a very low grade could be yours for $10 (Comic Price Guide at the moment this article was written). This is not the only park themed comic of course as Disney used the park as a background in multiple comics. You have; Adventure in Disneyland (1955, Disney), Donald Duck in Disneyland (1955, Dell), Uncle Scrooge goes to Disneyland (1985, Gladstone), Vacation in Disneyland (1959, Dell) among others.

The possibilities are limited when you want to collect comics. Also with Disney comics. We could fill a whole blog just trying to name all comics ever appeared with a Disney theme. But let’s keep it to this short entry and see if there is any Disneyland fan out there who might want to start collecting these gems.

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