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100 Copper

🗝 The Top 100 Comic Books From The Copper Age 🎁 Please utilize the eBay links when making ANY purchase to help the continued development of Key Collector Comics

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  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • *there is some early chatter that Lobo might be on deck for HBO Max
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Mid $45
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High $115
  • 1st appearance of Beta Ray Bill, a Korbinite alien worthy of picking up Mjolnir
  • [November 2017 - a sculpture of a familiar face jutting out from the Grandmaster's tower in Thor Ragnarok proves that Beta Ray Bill exists in the MCU and adds credibility to the persistent rumors that he will appear in either Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Thor 4: Love & Thunder]
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Mid $560
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High $3.2k
  • Cameo appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in an advertisement predating TMNT #1
  • 1st appearance of Fugitoid
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  • 1st appearance of Storm Shadow
  • 1st team appearance of the Arashikage Clan
  • *silent issue without text/dialogue
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Man's black costume
  • Cover swipe of Amazing Fantasy #15
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  • 1st appearance of Kevin Matchstick, the reincarnation of King Arthur with Excalibur depicted as a glowing baseball bat
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  • "Secret Wars" part 1
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Beyonder as a white light and a voice
  • 1st line-wide crossover event series
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  • 1st cameo appearance of John Constantine (Hellblazer)
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo
  • 1st appearance of Shredder
  • 1st appearance of Splinter
  • First print can be identified by having an ad for the comic titled 'Gobbledygook' and has a print run of 3,000 copies
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  • 1st appearance of Blue Devil, a 16-page original story preceding Blue Devil #1
  • 1st appearance of Bug
  • Origin of Byte
  • 1st appearance of Marla Bloom
  • 1st appearance of Edward Bloomberg, later becomes Kid Devil then Red Devil
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  • Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing, formerly Robin
  • Joseph adopts the name Jericho
  • Origin of Deathstroke and Jericho
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  • 1st appearance of Warlock, a techno-organic extraterrestrial
  • 1st full appearance of Demon Bear
  • [Demon Bear confirmed villain in the New Mutants film]
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  • 1st team appearance of Power Pack: Alex, Jack, Katie, Julie
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  • 1st team appearance of the Transformers and the Decepticons
  • 1st appearance of Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream
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  • 1st appearance of Miyamoto Usagi aka Usagi Yojimbo (Yojimbo is Japanese for bodyguard).
  • It was announced in July of 2020 that Netflix has set-up Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, an animated series based on the book and to be produced by James Wan.
  • Rather than depict the adventures of Usagi Yojimbo, the series will follow a teenage descendent of the great warrior.
  • July 2020 also saw a monster record breaking 9.8 sale of $19,800 (up from $7,000 just two years ago).
  • The book is part of the 80's independent comics explosion that included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Rocketeer, The Tick, The Crow & Grendel.
  • Turtles one has been climbing steadily for the last decade and now rivals Silver Age keys for attention. Albedo #2 seems to be following in its footsteps.
  • Books of this era have very small print runs and were mostly self distributed making surviving copies rare with high grade copies having become incredibly rare. Despite having a print run of 2,000, Albedo #2 has only 174 universal graded copies present on the CGC census.
  •  Published by a fleeting company called Thoughts & Images, the stories center on anthropomorphic animals.
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  • 1st appearance of Robotech
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  • "Secret Wars" part 8
  • Origin of black symbiote costume that becomes Venom
  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
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  • First interior art by Todd McFarlane
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  • 1st appearance of Nimrod, an advanced sentinel from an alternate timeline
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  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths" part 1
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) in the DC Universe
  • 1st appearance of Pariah
  • 1st full appearance of The Monitor (chronologically appeared beforehand in Teen Titans #58 )
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  • 1st appearance of Legion
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  • 1st Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one-shot spin-off
  • 1st appearance of Casey Jones
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  • 1st published cover art by Todd McFarlane
  • *this issue went on-sale the same day as Coyote #13 to which Todd contributed a portion of the cover art
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  • 1st appearance of Silver Sable
  • *for years rumors have persisted that Silver Sable would be featured in a movie, sometimes alongside Black Cat, sometimes solo
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  • 1st full appearance of John Constantine aka Hellblazer.
  • One of the most popular and most published modern era DC Comics characters.
  • Adapted into a live action movie starring Keanu Reeves in 2005.
  • This week Constantine director Francis Lawrence discussed his desire to reteam with Keanu for a sequel.
  • Rumors circulate that Constantine will be a lead in the upcoming JJ Abrams produced Justice League Dark TV series for HBO Max.
  • Recently rumors have begun circulating that Constantine may appear in the upcoming Sandman TV series.
  • 2 mega 9.8 sales occurred this week breaking the previous all-time sales high record twice. On Saturday, a 9.8 copy sold for $895, then on Wednesday a 9.8 copy sold for $995 (up from an average of $600 in 2019).
  • It's likely this book is correcting after being undervalued since the last run up occured in the early 2000s.
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  • 1st appearance of Nebula
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  • 1st appearance of Black Mask, a crime boss who wore a mask carved from the casket lid of his deceased father
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  • Premiere issue written by Alan Moore
  • Miracleman based off the British character Marvelman
  • *Marvel will publish Miracleman #25, an issue written by Neal Gaiman in 1993 that was never published due to legal issues surrounding intellectual property
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  • 1st appearance of Longshot
  • 1st appearance of Spiral
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  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths" part 7
  • Death of Supergirl
  • Origin of The Monitor, Anti-Monitor, Pariah and Guardians of Oa

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