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  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • 🔮 Over the past decade, big names like Guy Ritchie and Michael Bay have been attached to a supposed Lobo movie but to the dismay of many Bastiches, this never happened even though this one-of-a-kind character would have a Deadpool-like draw at the box office
  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • 🔮 Over the past decade, big names like Guy Ritchie and Michael Bay have been attached to a supposed Lobo movie but to the dismay of many Bastiches, this never happened even though this one-of-a-kind character would have a Deadpool-like draw at the box office
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Mid $90
High $225
  • 1st appearance of Beta Ray Bill, a Korbinite alien worthy of picking up Mjolnir
  • [November 2017 - a sculpture of Beta Ray Bill's head adorns the Grandmaster's Tower in Thor Ragnarok adding credibility to the rumor he'll appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Thor Love & Thunder]
  • 1st appearance of Lorelai, the sister of Enchantress
  • 1st appearance of Beta Ray Bill, a Korbinite alien worthy of picking up Mjolnir
  • [November 2017 - a sculpture of Beta Ray Bill's head adorns the Grandmaster's Tower in Thor Ragnarok adding credibility to the rumor he'll appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Thor Love & Thunder]
  • 1st appearance of Lorelai, the sister of Enchantress
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High $3.2k
  • Advertisement for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)
  • 1st appearance of Fugitoid
  • Advertisement for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)
  • 1st appearance of Fugitoid
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High $320
  • 1st appearance of Storm Shadow, a former friend of Snake Eyes and the Young Master of the Arashikage Clan
  • Solo story featuring Snake-Eyes, told without any text or dialogue
  • [December 2020 - Andre Koji cast as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe Origins Snake-Eyes movie]
  • 1st appearance of Storm Shadow, a former friend of Snake Eyes and the Young Master of the Arashikage Clan
  • Solo story featuring Snake-Eyes, told without any text or dialogue
  • [December 2020 - Andre Koji cast as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe Origins Snake-Eyes movie]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of John Constantine, Hellblazer
  • ⚠ It is widely accepted that this is the first cameo appearance of John Constantine but the character in question is not identified nor does he wear the classic trenchcoat that is seen when Constantine first appears in full, 12 months later, in Swamp Thing #37
  • 1st cameo appearance of John Constantine, Hellblazer
  • ⚠ It is widely accepted that this is the first cameo appearance of John Constantine but the character in question is not identified nor does he wear the classic trenchcoat that is seen when Constantine first appears in full, 12 months later, in Swamp Thing #37
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo
  • 1st appearance of Splinter, the Turtles' mentor
  • 1st appearance and death of the Shredder
  • First printing: 3,000 copies
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo
  • 1st appearance of Splinter, the Turtles' mentor
  • 1st appearance and death of the Shredder
  • First printing: 3,000 copies
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  • 1st appearance of Kevin Matchstick, the reincarnation of King Arthur with Excalibur depicted as a glowing baseball bat
  • 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
  • First line-wide crossover event series
  • [February 2021 - Laurence Fishburne will voice the Beyonder in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series]
  • "Secret Wars" part 1
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Beyonder as a white light and a voice
  • First line-wide crossover event series
  • [February 2021 - Laurence Fishburne will voice the Beyonder in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series]
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Man's black costume
  • Cover art inspired by Amazing Fantasy #15
  • The symbiote costume was designed by a Marvel fan from Illinois named Randy Schueller. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter purchased the design idea from Randy for $220
  • 1st appearance of Spider-Man's black costume
  • Cover art inspired by Amazing Fantasy #15
  • The symbiote costume was designed by a Marvel fan from Illinois named Randy Schueller. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter purchased the design idea from Randy for $220
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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
  • 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
  • 🔮 Nightwing's journey throughout the decades has done well to distance the character enough from Batman to standalone as a strong headlining hero with a bright future in movies and TV
  • Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing, formerly Robin
  • Joseph adopts the name Jericho
  • Origin of Deathstroke and Jericho
  • 🔮 Nightwing's journey throughout the decades has done well to distance the character enough from Batman to standalone as a strong headlining hero with a bright future in movies and TV
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  • 1st team appearance of Power Pack
  • 1st team appearance of Power Pack
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Warlock, a techno-organic extraterrestrial
  • 1st full appearance of Demon Bear, a villain of Dani Moonstar
  • 1st cameo appearance of Warlock, a techno-organic extraterrestrial
  • 1st full appearance of Demon Bear, a villain of Dani Moonstar
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  • 1st team appearance of the Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Prowl, Ironhide, Huffer, Cliffjumper, Sideswipe, Hound, Gears, Brawn, Sunstreaker, Bluestreak, Windcharger, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Mirage
  • 1st team appearance of the the Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Buzzsaw, Thundercracker, Laserbeak, Frenzy, Skywarp, Rumble, Ravage, Soundwave
  • 1st team appearance of the Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Prowl, Ironhide, Huffer, Cliffjumper, Sideswipe, Hound, Gears, Brawn, Sunstreaker, Bluestreak, Windcharger, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Mirage
  • 1st team appearance of the the Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Buzzsaw, Thundercracker, Laserbeak, Frenzy, Skywarp, Rumble, Ravage, Soundwave
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High $9.5k
  • 1st appearance of Usagi Yojimbo
  • Yojimbo is Japanese for bodyguard
  • An animated series set in the Usagi Yojimbo universe is in production for Netflix
  • 1st appearance of Usagi Yojimbo
  • Yojimbo is Japanese for bodyguard
  • An animated series set in the Usagi Yojimbo universe is in production for Netflix
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  • 1st appearance of Robotech
  • 1st appearance of Robotech
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  • "Secret Wars" part 8
  • Origin of the black symbiote costume that later bonds with Eddie Brock to become Venom
  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
  • "Secret Wars" part 8
  • Origin of the black symbiote costume that later bonds with Eddie Brock to become Venom
  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
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  • First interior art by Todd McFarlane
  • First interior art by Todd McFarlane
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  • 1st appearance of Nimrod, an advanced sentinel from an alternate timeline
  • 1st appearance of Nimrod, an advanced sentinel from an alternate timeline
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  • 1st appearance of Legion
  • 1st appearance of Legion
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  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths" part 1
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, in the DC Universe after being acquired from Charlton Comics
  • 1st appearance of Pariah
  • 1st appearance of Alex Luthor Jr.
  • 1st full appearance of The Monitor
  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths" part 1
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, in the DC Universe after being acquired from Charlton Comics
  • 1st appearance of Pariah
  • 1st appearance of Alex Luthor Jr.
  • 1st full appearance of The Monitor
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  • First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one-shot spin-off
  • 1st appearance of Casey Jones
  • First 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
  • 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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High $330
  • 1st appearance of John Constantine, Hellblazer
  • The cameo appearance in Swamp Thing #25 is debatable
  • 1st appearance of John Constantine, Hellblazer
  • The cameo appearance in Swamp Thing #25 is debatable
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  • 1st appearance of Silver Sable
  • [ For the past few years Sony has expressed interest in a Silver Sable movie but where she currently stands is unknown with a major focus on the Spider-verse ]
  • 1st appearance of Silver Sable
  • [ For the past few years Sony has expressed interest in a Silver Sable movie but where she currently stands is unknown with a major focus on the Spider-verse ]
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  • 1st appearance of Nebula
  • [September 2021 - Gunn claims the roles of Nebula and Mantis are considerable in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3]
  • 1st appearance of Nebula
  • [September 2021 - Gunn claims the roles of Nebula and Mantis are considerable in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3]
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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
  • [January 2021 - Black Mask to be one of the villains in Batwoman S2]
  • 1st appearance of Black Mask, a crime boss who wore a mask carved from the casket lid of his deceased father
  • [January 2021 - Black Mask to be one of the villains in Batwoman S2]
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  • Reintroduction of Marvelman, a 1950s British superhero renamed Miracleman for legal purposes
  • Reintroduction of Marvelman, a 1950s British superhero renamed Miracleman for legal purposes
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  • 1st appearance of Longshot
  • 1st appearance of Spiral
  • 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
  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths" part 7
  • Death of Supergirl
  • Origin of The Monitor, Anti-Monitor, Pariah and Guardians of Oa
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Superboy-Prime, a corrupted, parallel universe version of Superman
  • 1st appearance and origin of Superboy-Prime, a corrupted, parallel universe version of Superman
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  • First interior art by Jim Lee, interior inks
  • First interior art by Jim Lee, interior inks
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  • 1st appearance of Nathan Summers (Cable) as a baby, son of Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor
  • 1st appearance of Nathan Summers (Cable) as a baby, son of Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor
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  • First solo series featuring The Punisher
  • First solo series featuring The Punisher
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  • 1st appearance of Rusty Collins and Cameron Hodge
  • 2nd cameo appearance of Cable as a baby
  • 1st team appearance of X-Factor: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Iceman, Angel
  • 1st appearance of Rusty Collins and Cameron Hodge
  • 2nd cameo appearance of Cable as a baby
  • 1st team appearance of X-Factor: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Iceman, Angel
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  • 1st appearance of Booster Gold and his sidekick Skeets
  • 1st appearance of Blackguard
  • [September 2020 - James Gunn confirms SNL's Pete Davidson will play a role in the John Cena Peacemaker spin-off series for HBO Max]
  • 1st appearance of Trixie Collines, later becomes Goldstar
  • 🔮 Though the Ted Kord Blue Beetle is most often associated with Booster Gold, it's hard to imagine the time-traveler wouldn't have some presence in the Blue Beetle HBO Max series
  • 1st appearance of Booster Gold and his sidekick Skeets
  • 1st appearance of Blackguard
  • [September 2020 - James Gunn confirms SNL's Pete Davidson will play a role in the John Cena Peacemaker spin-off series for HBO Max]
  • 1st appearance of Trixie Collines, later becomes Goldstar
  • 🔮 Though the Ted Kord Blue Beetle is most often associated with Booster Gold, it's hard to imagine the time-traveler wouldn't have some presence in the Blue Beetle HBO Max series
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  • 1st appearance of Carrie Kelley as Robin in an alternate reality
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Mutants and the Mutant Leader
  • First 'Prestige Format' issue, higher page count and a heavier card stock cover
  • 1st appearance of Carrie Kelley as Robin in an alternate reality
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Mutants and the Mutant Leader
  • First 'Prestige Format' issue, higher page count and a heavier card stock cover
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Lady Deathstrike
  • 1st cameo appearance of Lady Deathstrike
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  • First interior art by Rob Liefeld
  • First interior art by Rob Liefeld
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  • First comic book published by Dark Horse Comics founded in 1986
  • 1st appearance of Concrete, an average man's journey through life in a stone body
  • 1st appearance of Black Cross, a fearless warrior in a post-apocalyptic world
  • First comic book published by Dark Horse Comics founded in 1986
  • 1st appearance of Concrete, an average man's journey through life in a stone body
  • 1st appearance of Black Cross, a fearless warrior in a post-apocalyptic world
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  • 1st full appearance of Apocalypse
  • [July 2021 - Apocalypse will be the featured villain in Marvel's Dark Ages limited series coming September 2021]
  • 1st full appearance of Apocalypse
  • [July 2021 - Apocalypse will be the featured villain in Marvel's Dark Ages limited series coming September 2021]
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  • Iconic cover art by Mike Zeck
  • 1st appearance of TESS-One
  • Iconic cover art by Mike Zeck
  • 1st appearance of TESS-One
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  • Premiere issue of a 12-issue series that explores the dark side of superheroes from a realistic, flawed perspective
  • 1st appearance of Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, The Comedian and Night Owl
  • Alan Moore based his characters off of DC's newly acquired Charlton heroes: The Question, Captain Atom, Thunderbolt, Nightshade, The Peacemaker and Blue Beetle
  • Premiere issue of a 12-issue series that explores the dark side of superheroes from a realistic, flawed perspective
  • 1st appearance of Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, The Comedian and Night Owl
  • Alan Moore based his characters off of DC's newly acquired Charlton heroes: The Question, Captain Atom, Thunderbolt, Nightshade, The Peacemaker and Blue Beetle
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Betsy Braddock in U.S. comics, renamed Psylocke by Mojo
  • 1st appearance of Meggan in U.S. comics
  • 1st appearance and origin of Betsy Braddock in U.S. comics, renamed Psylocke by Mojo
  • 1st appearance of Meggan in U.S. comics
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  • Variant cover art by John Byrne
  • 1st intentional variant cover, available from comic stores only
  • Variant cover art by John Byrne
  • 1st intentional variant cover, available from comic stores only
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  • First battle of Wolverine versus Sabretooth
  • 📖 Reading Order: Mutant Massacre Part 6
  • First battle of Wolverine versus Sabretooth
  • 📖 Reading Order: Mutant Massacre Part 6
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  • Origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Philippus, an Amazonian captain
  • 1st appearance of Aella, an Amazon warrior, Reintroduction of Ares and Hippolyta
  • Origin of Hippolyta and Antiope
  • Wraparound cover art by George Perez
  • Origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Philippus, an Amazonian captain
  • 1st appearance of Aella, an Amazon warrior, Reintroduction of Ares and Hippolyta
  • Origin of Hippolyta and Antiope
  • Wraparound cover art by George Perez
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  • 1st appearance of Death's Head, a robot bounty hunter
  • 1st appearance of Death's Head, a robot bounty hunter
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  • 1st appearance of Warden John Economos [Steve Agee confirmed for The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker spin-off]
  • 1st team appearance of Onslaught AKA Jihad: Chimera (Nightshade), Djinn, Jaculi, Manticore, Ravan and Rustam
  • 1st appearance of Simon LaGrieve
  • Trial by Fire' story arc (#1-#8) - teased by James Gunn as the inspiration for The Suicide Squad
  • 1st appearance of Warden John Economos [Steve Agee confirmed for The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker spin-off]
  • 1st team appearance of Onslaught AKA Jihad: Chimera (Nightshade), Djinn, Jaculi, Manticore, Ravan and Rustam
  • 1st appearance of Simon LaGrieve
  • Trial by Fire' story arc (#1-#8) - teased by James Gunn as the inspiration for The Suicide Squad
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  • Marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
  • Marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Omega Men #3 DC $10 $30 $100
Thor #337 Marvel $25 $90 $225
Gobbledygook #1 Mirage $180 $560 $3.2k
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21 Marvel $35 $120 $320
Swamp Thing (Saga of the) #25 DC $5 $20 $65
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Mirage $1.2k $3k $15k
Mage #1 Comico $5 $18 $60
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 Marvel $2 $8 $25
Amazing Spider-Man #252 Marvel $15 $55 $185
Firestorm the Nuclear Man #24 DC $1 $2 $10
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 DC $12 $40 $120
Power Pack #1 Marvel $2 $8 $20
New Mutants #18 Marvel $1 $2 $10
Transformers #1 Marvel $10 $35 $110
Albedo #2 Thoughts & Images $950 $3.2k $9.5k
Macross #1 Comico $10 $30 $100
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 Marvel $20 $80 $200
Coyote #11 Epic $8 $25 $85
Uncanny X-Men #191 Marvel $3 $9 $30
New Mutants #26 Marvel $2 $8 $20
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 DC $1 $2 $10
Raphael: TMNT #1 Mirage $90 $400 $1.2k
Infinity Inc. #14 DC $1 $2 $9
Swamp Thing (Saga of the) #37 DC $30 $110 $330
Amazing Spider-Man #265 Marvel $4 $12 $40
Avengers #257 Marvel $5 $12 $45
Batman #386 DC $8 $20 $85
Miracleman #1 Eclipse $4 $12 $40
Longshot #1 Marvel $3 $9 $30
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 DC $3 $9 $20
DC Comics Presents #87 DC $2 $8 $20
Solson Christmas Special #1 Solson $5 $15 $50
Uncanny X-Men #201 Marvel $2 $8 $25
Punisher Limited Series #1 Marvel $8 $20 $80
X-Factor #1 Marvel $1 $2 $10
Booster Gold #1 DC $8 $20 $75
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1 DC $20 $80 $200
Alpha Flight #33 Marvel $2 $8 $20
Megaton #5 Megaton $1 $3 $12
Dark Horse Presents #1 Dark Horse $2 $8 $25
X-Factor #6 Marvel $5 $18 $65
Captain America Annual #8 Marvel $3 $9 $30
Watchmen #1 DC $5 $15 $60
New Mutants Annual #2 Marvel $10 $30 $100
Man of Steel #1 DC $1 $2 $5
Uncanny X-Men #212 Marvel $3 $9 $30
Wonder Woman #1 DC $2 $8 $20
Transformers Magazine (UK) #113 Marvel $40 $120 $400
Suicide Squad #1 DC $2 $8 $25
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 Marvel $1 $5 $15