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(UPDATED) The Walking Dead #1 CGC 0.5 Rises on eBay

When you want a little piece of comic book history, sometimes it doesn’t matter the price or the condition. A copy of The Walking Dead #1 graded a lowly 0.5 has recently gone up for bidding on eBay, and the eBay bids only continue to increase.

According to the CGC, there is only one copy at a 0.5 grade so far, with no other copies of the first issue below a 2.5.

TWD1

As of 10:35am PST 2/11, this copy of The Walking Dead #1 was at $191.38 with 16 bids.

EDIT: With 9 hours of bidding to go, as of 9:55am PST 2/20 the comic is now at $669.00!

What do you guys think? Isn’t it still kind of awesome to have a Walking Dead #1? Does the apocalyptic condition kind of add to the appeal? Does the .5 CGC rating add a comedic element? What would you pay for this?

Hat tip to Bleeding Cool, who spotted it first!

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  1. Ethan Tompkins February 11, 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I’d kill my whole family for that.

    … I’d kill people I like for a mint copy.

  2. Lisa February 11, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Well, as long as the SLEEVE is in mint condition… 🙂

  3. Danielle Fair February 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    We have been collecting them for about two years now and are going backward I would be willing to pay that and a little more

  4. Bastet February 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Would if I could but recently splurged on that 1st series katana replica!

  5. Chris Bigger February 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    .5 really?? it sure as heck at worth $191.00

  6. Chris Bigger February 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    .5 I would cop a feel of a zombie for it. Graded at 5 I would kiss a zombie in the mouth and 10 well let’s just say bam bam if ya know what I mean

  7. Chris Bigger February 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I would give my whole giant can of chocolate pudding for a 9.5

  8. Rance Hudak February 12, 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I like the guy’s description. His sarcasm is hilarious! If I had the money I most likely wouldn’t buy this due to the fact that it wasn’t in the best condition. But, I still would consider this a collectors item due to the fact that no other comic was in this bad of a condition before.

    • Bastet February 12, 2014 at 6:26 am - Reply

      I think you could take chances at bidding on something in a lot better shape! Or maybe run into someone at a yard sale or flea market who was selling a box of comics with some TWD stashed within & don’t realize what they have.

  9. Rance Hudak February 12, 2014 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Do you have a TWD 1 Lizzy or Brian? I know that Lizzy worked at a comic store but I am just curious if you still have one?

    • Brian February 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Nope. Too expensive! Sean sold his a long time ago. I think Shawn is the only Skybounder with a #1 (and I think he has a few). Well, aside from Robert, of course.

      • Rance Hudak February 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

        Really?!?! I thought for sure you guys would each own one. I really want to find one that isn’t for an outrageous price. How many does Shawn have and would he be willing to sell to a 17 year old Mega Fan of TWD? I have $50 and a 4 pack of pudding if he is willing to accept that! Also Brian I was curious do you know how much does getting your Comic Books CGC Cost? I want to get the 3 I won form the 2 Walking Dead Contest. Makes them better protected and special. 🙂

        • Brian February 13, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply

          Not sure how many he has. But he’s not selling anyway, not matter how much pudding you have. =)

          CGC charges on a variety of factors. Check it out here: http://www.cgccomics.com/services/services.aspx

          • Rance Hudak February 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

            Lol. I figured that. Thanks for the CGC information. In your honest opinion what option do you think would be best for the comics? I haven’t took them out of the sleeves and I keep them on a high shelf because I’m afraid they could get damaged. If you have any ideas message me back.

          • Matt Stevens February 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm

            Hi there
            If your on a budget and CGC is out of the question, then I would recommend buying a frame or showcase of ebay. BCW have a great range and start from low prices and will store your books excellently. I would also keep them away from pets and cigarette smoke etc and out of direct sunlight. Hope this helps you!!

          • Rance Hudak February 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

            I really appreciate the information! My dad just lost his job so we can’t really afford extra items until he finds a new one. I will look into the other protection methods until further notice. Also thank you for the information about the ways to preserve them. I want to keep them in excellent condition 🙂

  10. Daniel Sanchez February 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    I have a Pristine copy of this issue. The gem of my collection. I really don’t see myself getting rid of it at any point in time.

  11. Ballfart February 13, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I don’t understand why people are willing to pay this much. I have seen much better copies go for less than $1000. There is only one rated .5? Who the hell cares. You can make a comic in good condition be in shitty condition, but not the other way around. People bidding on this should try for a better version. The guy selling is pretty smart for wording it to appeal to people the way that it has.

  12. Matt D. Mako February 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply
  13. Mark Spiak February 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t get the point of having comics graded. I understand it preserves it but you are never going to be able to read it again. The only time I see the point is of if is autographed.

  14. Bastet February 20, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Speaking of comics, anyone have any recommendations for online mail order subscription service (non digital)? I’m almost caught up in reading my hardcovers & so I”m doing my research on subs. The “local” shops are not local. Also, because I see a lot of places have title minimums required & I may have to opt for more than Dead, I’m interested to know what else Walking Dead Fans are reading besides Dead. Doesn’t have to be zombies…I like the macabre, period. Appreciate any input!

  15. Chris Bigger February 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Ok I understand that this a hard book to come by but come on cgc .5 I am sure the seller is licking his chops over this. It’s crazy to pay that much for the book in the shape. I mean there is a hulk #181 first full appearance of Wolverine graded at a 5.0 for $635.00 buy it now on ebay

  16. SlipS February 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    i remember being 13 and walking to one of my friends houses and going with him to a 3rd planet comic shop. I wasnt even in to comics really, i had read a few batman and xmen comics that he had and i liked it, but i was one of those “comics are for nerds” kinda kids growing up(through media we grew up watching that only displayed comic lovers in a super nerd moms basement category). Anyways, me and him ended up picking up walking dead number 1, thumbing through it, and we were both like “WTF BLACK AND WHITE? NAHHHH DUDE THATS A SHIT COMIC” and didnt even pay it any mind. Years later i would realize what a terrible mistake that was :P:P

    • SlipS February 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      the fact that i was missing out on this awesome story AAAAANNNNDD the fact that if i really sat down and read it that day i probably would have started buying them and had all the good issues including #1 :((

    • Ballfart February 21, 2014 at 5:47 am - Reply

      While reading this post all I heard in my head the whole time was Alanis Morissette’s Ironic. There are things i still kick myself for doing or not doing to this day, and that would be one of them, lol.

  17. Bryan Parker February 22, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Well, I guess people pay such ammounts, because they’ve got the money. And want something not everyone can show off with. You can see this in rare records als well as paintings and other types of art. I think it’s the ‘must-have’-virus. Once you’ve into it, you got to get it.


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