Meet Steven Kahn: Inside the Collection
Take a look at Steven Kahn's action-packed comic book collection! It comes highly graded and in mint condition.
May. 15, 2023
Steven Kahn's comic book collection is larger than life, much like many of the pop culture icons and superheroes that are featured in his collection. When his collection grew too big for home, he opened a comic book store that contains thousands of comic books and toys.
Inner Child Comics and Collectibles provide maximum nostalgia for Kahn and anyone who visits. Filled with a lifetime of memories, Kahn found himself drawn to the art and storytelling within comic book pages.
Kahn's collection has something for everyone, from one of the rarest copies of Famous Monsters of Filmland to iconic comic books such as Superman #1. Take a look at this action-packed comic book collection!
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1. Famous Monsters of Filmland #6
Steven Kahn bought this Famous Monsters of Filmland from a newsstand in Florida, and he read it every day for three weeks. This item is rumored to be one of the most valuable and rarest comic books to exist today. There is only one known original.
He only paid 35 cents for this item, but it's truly priceless to him.
2. Superman Issue #1
While this wasn't Superman's first appearance, it was his very first solo title. Kahn drove over 1,000 miles to get this comic book. Talk about dedication!
Today this item is in very high demand, and there are very few for sale. It's said to be one of the most desirable comic books. Today this super item is worth around $150,000.
3. Stan Lee's Amazing Adventures
In 1960, Stan Lee released Amazing Adventures, but it didn't perform well. Marvel wanted to make a comic that appealed to older adults, so the title changed to Amazing Adult Fantasy. Finally, Amazing Fantasy #15 came out, featuring Spiderman on the cover.
Kahn has all three to complete the true evolution of Spiderman. This set is now worth around $60,000.
4. Action Comics #12 and #13
This item is special because, inside the comic book, there is a single-panel preview for a new character called Batman. This comic book has the first ever printed Batman in it.
The Superman comic represents what Kahn looks for in a comic book cover: a story, a message, and beautiful art. Have you ever heard the saying, "Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive?"
They are worth around $32,000.
5. Mickey Mouse Waddle Book
The Mickey Mouse Waddle Book came out in 1934. The book had multiple pages filled with figurines that could be taken out to play with.
This item is almost 100 years old, and the figures are still standing. They don't look a day past their print date.
This item is now worth around $6,000.
6. Ninja Turtles Party Wagon
This piece is "perfect," as Kahn would say. This vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy is in mint condition. According to Kahn, it looks like it could still be bought out of a toy store today.
This item is still in the original box and even has the original tape on it. It is now worth around $1,500.
7. The total value of Steven Kahn's collection:
I generally find Whelchel to be a charming host, but it was plainly evident she has zero interest in comics, and she even admitted as much during the show. Some of us have been waiting for a comics collection to be featured, and I thought she could have at least feigned attentiveness a little better.