Although the end of the 20th century was a troubling time for the comic book industry, some comics from the ‘90s are worth the kind of money that would make Bruce Wayne take notice. But the most important ‘90s comics in terms of storytelling and character development aren’t necessarily the most valuable. Rather, many publishers released a slew of strange, "rare" books at the time in order to appeal to an expanding market of collectors who saw comics as a viable investment.
Thanks to the proliferation of gimmicky variant covers and endless collectible editions, the decade was full of comics that were designed for the future. Of course, this sort of shameless salesmanship may also be what led to the eventual comic book market crash that nearly took out major publications. Nonetheless, the plan occasionally worked, producing rare comics now valued at thousands of dollars.