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Promotional Comics

Healthcare propaganda, government PSAs and corporate ad campaigns interweaved into a comic story and given away for free.  Listed below are a selection of interesting PROMOTIONAL COMICS that have value or are simply interesting for what they are

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Low $125
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Mid $330
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High $890
  • Promotional comic commissioned by the Chicago Mail Order Company that was also a catalog of items for sale
  • Clothing and items were incorporated into the stories that could be purchased from the comic book/catalog
Low $70
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Mid $240
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High $665
  • Promotional comic commissioned by the Chicago Mail Order Company that, unlike the first issue, did not include items for sale
Low $190
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Mid $355
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High $2k
  • 1949 promotional comic educating readers about venereal disease, specifically syphilis
  • 1st published work for EC by Harvey Kurtzman, later became the publisher of MAD Magazine
  • Reprinted in 1977 and 1979
Low $20
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Mid $45
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High $125
  • 16-promotional comic produced by Custom Comics for the New York City Police Department
  • Coincided with the introduction of the 9-1-1 emergency phone number
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • Promotional comic produced by Marvel for Ideal Toy Company that was given away in toy stores
  • Ideal Toy Company had a successful line of Evel Knievel toys in the 1970s
Low $315
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Mid $1k
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High $2k
  • Promotional giveaway with the purchase of All laundry detergent
  • Ultra-rare if promo sticker is still on the cover
Low $400
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Mid $950
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High $3k
  • Scarce 180-page 1980 promotional giveaway
  • Introduction by Superman explaining the meaning of The Olympics
  • Celebrity appearances: Julius Erving, Pele, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Jenner
Low $50
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Mid $180
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High $500
  • Rare promotional comic book published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for educational purposes
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $55
  • Scarce promotional giveaway printed for Zellers, a chain of retail stores in Canada that are no longer in business
  • Easily distinguished by the Zeller's cover mention
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $35
  • Scarce promotional comic issued by Kraft
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $18
  • Promotional giveaway sponsored by Kellogg's Cinnamon Mini Buns
  • Characters adapted from an unreleased Wonder Woman cartoon series
  • One of four comics given away by Kellogg's
  • 1st and only team appearance of the Star Riders
  • 1st and only appearance of Purrsia
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $18
  • Stan Lee cover photo
  • 20-page promotional booklet produced for San Diego Comic Con in 1993
  • Includes checklists, artwork, upcoming events and 5 blank pages intended for autographs
Low $20
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Mid $140
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High $220
  • 'Halloween Special'
  • Scarce, promotional giveaway
Low $1
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Mid $1
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High $1
  • 1st team appearance of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a comic book promotional giveaway
  • Mini-comic included in Fruit of the Loom underwear packages
  • ***currently no sales on eBay
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 16-page promotional giveaway included in the July/Aug 1994 issue of NFL Pro Action Magazine
Low $1
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • 16-page promotional giveaway included in the July/Aug 1994 issue of NFL Pro Action Magazine
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $8
  • 16-page promotional giveaway included in the September/October 1994 issue of NFL Pro Action Magazine
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $55
  • 16-page promotional giveaway included in the Nov/Dec 1994 issue of NFL Pro Action Magazine
Low $70
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Mid $360
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High $900
  • Variant colorless cover
  • Promotional giveaway originating from Finland
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $30
  • Promotional comic published by DC and UNICEF to promote landmine awareness in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Published in English, Latin and Cyrillic
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • 16-page promotional giveaway from Schering/Key pharmaceutical company
  • Issue addresses allergies in a story called 'Welcome To Ragweed USA'
Low $5
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Mid $12
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High $45
  • Reprint of Action Comics #1 distributed in 1998 by the US Post Office commemorating 50 years of Superman
  • Scarce issue, sealed with a book of Superman stamps
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • 16-page promotional giveaway from Schering/Key pharmaceutical company
  • Issue addresses allergies in a story called 'The Weed of Crime'
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • Origin of Batman Beyond
  • Free promotional comic
Low $5
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Mid $18
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High $60
  • Promotional giveaway with the Six Flags amusement park logo in the lower-left corner
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • Promotional giveaway for the Toybiz Marvel Super Hero Squad line of toys
  • Exclusive comic for FYE (For Your Entertainment) chain of stores
  • Interior text are lyrics from the Spider-Man and Friends compact disc
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $10
  • Promotional giveaway limited to 50,000
  • Story concerns the Hulk and other heroes pursuing a henchman of Kingpin who is transporting a mysterious box fastened with a Master Lock
Low $9
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Mid $30
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High $100
  • Scarce promotional comic offered at Wizard World 2004 to promote the video game 'Sly 2: Band of Thieves' for PlayStation 2
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • 4-page promotional giveaway included in the 2004 Sports Illustrated: Gold Plus Special Ryder Cup Preview
  • Features professional golfer Hal Sutton
Low $8
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Mid $25
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High $70
  • Scarce promotional comic included with Gamepro magazine
  • Story connects the second and third video game
Low $0
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Mid $0
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High $0
  • 1st published work in the comic book industry by J.J. Abrams
  • 2008 SDCC exclusive given away to promote the TV series Fringe
  • 5-page preview with character bios, 12 pages total
  • *value unknown
Low $20
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Mid $80
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High $325
  • Scarce 8-page promotional comic included in a June 2009 'Special Collector's Edition' of XXL Magazine with Eminem on the cover as The Punisher to promote his fifth album, 'Relapse'
  • Two-issue limited series - the second half available as a free digital download from Marvel Unlimited
  • *suggestion - try to find/buy the magazine in hopes it is complete with the comic
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • 1st published cover art in the comic book industry by Jee-Hyung Lee
  • Promotional comic created by Marvel in conjunction with Child Life Council for Children's Hospitals
  • Reported to have a print run of 250,000 copies
  • Includes a pin-up poster of Iron Man and Fing Fang Foom
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $80
  • 'The Colonel of Two Worlds'
  • Scarce, promotional issue given away at the 2015 New York Comic Con
Low $5
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Mid $50
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High $150
  • Promotional comic given to members of Stephen Amell's (CW's Arrow) Nocking Point Wine Club
  • *sales data is based on a signed copy of the comic
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $9
  • Promotional mini-comic packaged with Splat hair dye
  • 350,000 units produced
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $10
  • 'Colonel Corps'
  • Scarce, promotional issue given away at the 2016 New York Comic Con
  • Cover swipe of Justice League #1 1987
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • Promotional comic given to members of Stephen Amell's (CW's Arrow) Nocking Point Wine Club
Low $1
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Mid $1
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High $1
  • 'Across The Universe'
  • Scarce, promotional issue given away at the 2017 New York Comic Con
  • Cover swipe of Green Lantern #76 1970
  • *value unknown
Low $4
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Mid $12
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High $40
  • 1st appearance of Joultz
  • Promotional giveaway by Con Edison, an energy provider based in New York
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • Promotional comic made for the New York Jets football team
  • Given out at the Jets vs Vikings game on October 21, 2018
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • Given away at C2E2 2019 to promote the Shazam movie
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $8
  • Local comic shop giveaway celebrating 'Hellboy Day' March 23rd
  • 25th Anniversary special edition
Low $5
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Mid $18
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High $60
  • Variant black and white cover art by Mike Mignola
  • Local comic shop giveaway celebrating 'Hellboy Day' March 23, 2019
  • Special Edition 25th Anniversary