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100 Iconic Covers

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Low $155k
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Mid $475k
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High $2.8M
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
Low $350k
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Mid $1.0M
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High $3.5M
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
  • November 19, 2020 a CGC 7.0 sold for $1.5MM in a Heritage Auction. The last recorded sale in that grade was a decade ago, almost to the day for $500k
Low $67k
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Mid $276k
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High $812k
  • Premiere issue of solo Superman title
  • Origin of Superman
  • Classic cover art by Joe Shuster
  • 1st pin-up poster in comics (on back cover)
Low $23k
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Mid $68k
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High $180k
  • 1st appearance of The Monk, Batman's first costumed enemy
  • 1st appearance of Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's girlfriend
  • Debut of the Batplane, called the Batgyro
  • Debut of the Batarang
  • *stories take place in New York City
Low $8.5k
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Mid $27k
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High $130k
  • 1st appearance and origin of The Flash, Jay Garrick
  • 1st mention of Keystone City, protected by The Flash
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hawkman, Carter Hall
  • [October 2019 - Hawkman will be in the Black Adam movie]
  • [September 2020 - Aldis Hodge from 'Leverage' is being eyed to play the role of Hawkman in Black Adam]
  • 1st appearance Shiera Sanders, later becomes Hawkgirl
  • 1st appearance of Hath-Set, the first villain of Hawkman
  • 1st appearance of Johnny Thunder
  • 1st appearance of Yz, Johnny Thunder's thunderbolt
  • [November 2020 - Jim Gaffigan to voice Thunderbolt in the Stargirl TV series]
Low $14k
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Mid $46k
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High $150k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam
  • 1st appearance of the Wizard Shazam
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Sivana, a scientific genius and the archenemy of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Ibis the Invincible and Spy Smasher
  • 1st team appearance of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, later renamed the Seven Deadly Sins
  • While not a precise swipe of Action Comics #1 artwork, this cover and other aspects of Captain Marvel led to DC (formerly National) filing a lawsuit against Fawcett for Captain Marvel too closely resembling Superman
  • *premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2
  • *there exists a very scarce Ashcan edition of this issue
Low $7.2k
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Mid $23k
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High $84k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Robin
Low $82k
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Mid $490k
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High $2.0M
  • 1st appearance of the Joker
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, Selina Kyle, later becomes Catwoman
Low $19k
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Mid $57k
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High $375k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
  • Classic cover art by Sheldon Moldoff
Low $35k
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Mid $110k
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High $390k
  • 1st appearance & origin of Captain America
  • 1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes aka Bucky, later becomes the Winter Soldier
  • 1st appearance of the Red Skull,George Maxon, an agent of the true Red Skull
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans
  • The CGC census has tracked approx. 90 copies ever given a universal grade with another 80 given the less desirable restored grade
  • While incredibly small these numbers are still larger than than those for the big 3 of collecting: Action Comics #1 (41 universal grade copies exist), Detective Comics #27 (32 universal grade copies exist) and Marvel Comics #1 (just 30 universal grade copies exist
Low $780
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Mid $2.3k
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High $10k
  • Classic cover art by Fred Ray
Low $415
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Mid $1.2k
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High $5.3k
  • Classic cover art by Jack Burnley
Low $5k
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Mid $16k
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High $58k
  • Origin of Wonder Woman retold
Low $285
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Mid $1.1k
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High $3.5k
  • 1st cover appearance of the Batmobile
Low $925
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Mid $2.8k
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High $13k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Solomon Grundy
Low $7.3k
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Mid $25k
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High $142k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Barry Allen as the Silver Age Flash
  • 1st appearance of Iris West, the wife of Barry Allen
  • [DC FanDome - Iris West will appear in the Snyder Cut which will be four 1 hour long episodes on HBO/Max]
  • Issue credited for ushering in the Silver Age of comic books
  • 1st appearance of Turtle and Iris West
Low $585
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Mid $2.7k
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High $19k
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Boy, Saturn Girl
  • 1st appearance of Cosmic Boy
  • 1st appearance of Lightning Boy, later becomes Lightning Lad
  • 1st appearance of Saturn Girl
Low $450
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Mid $1.7k
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High $17k
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
Low $2.2k
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Mid $7k
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High $35k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern
  • 1st appearance Carol Ferris, later becomes the second Star Sapphire
  • 1st appearance and death of Abin Sur, an alien who gave Hal his ring as he died
  • 1st mention of the Green Lantern Corps
Low $950
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Mid $6.3k
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High $74k
  • 1st team appearance of the Justice League of America: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman
  • 1st appearance of Starro the Conqueror
  • [August 2020 - in the background of the Suicide Squad trailer, there appear to be Starro spores attached to the soldiers' faces. Speculation that Sylvester Stallone will voice the alien]
Low $200
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Mid $850
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High $5.2k
  • 1st appearance of the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick in the Silver Age
  • Key issue of the Mutliverse concept
  • 2nd appearance of The Shade
  • 1st mention of Earth-2, home of The Golden Age superheroes
Low $3.9k
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Mid $19k
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High $110k
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
  • 1st appearance of Tricephalous
  • Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics
  • December 2020 - Kevin Feige confirms the Fantastic Four film is in the works with Jon Watts (Cop Car, Spider-Man Homecoming) directing
Low $465
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Mid $2.8k
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High $8.4k
  • 1st team appearance of the Fantastic Four in costume
  • 1st appearance of the Miracle Man
  • 1st appearance of the Baxter Building, Fantastic-car and Fantastic-copter
Low $3.6k
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Mid $13k
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High $100k
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Hulk
  • 1st appearance of Betty Ross
  • 1st appearance of Rick Jones
  • 1st appearance of General "Thunderbolt" Ross
  • [February 2020 - Rick Jones rumored to join the MCU]
Low $2.6k
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Mid $9.2k
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High $81k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Thor
  • Introduction of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir
  • 1st team appearance of the Kronans, a race of rock-like aliens
  • 1st appearance of Donald Blake, the human host of Thor
Low $11.3k
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Mid $49k
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High $355k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man
  • 1st appearance and death of Uncle Ben
  • 1st appearance of Aunt May and Flash Thompson
Low $2.8k
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Mid $10.4k
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High $69k
  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Man
  • 1st meeting between Spider-Man and Fantastic Four
  • 1st appearance of Chameleon and J. Jonah Jameson
Low $2.4k
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Mid $4.5k
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High $24k
  • 1st appearance of Iron Man
  • Debut of Iron Man's 'Model 1' armor
  • 1st appearance of Wong-Chu, a Viet Cong warlord and Iron Man's first enemy
Low $15
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Mid $45
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High $200
  • Classic cover art by Sheldon Moldoff that pioneered many covers that followed including Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Hurt
Low $960
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Mid $3.4k
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High $11.8k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Octopus
  • Debut of the 'Spider's Web' fan letters section
  • An editing error has Doctor Octopus mistakenly refer to Spider-Man as Super-Man

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