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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 $130k
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Mid $390k
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High $1.5M
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
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
  • 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
  • [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]
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
  • ***premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2 - it is assumed this is due to securing a title that wasn't copyrighted
  • **Ashcan first appearances are unaccounted for since they were not intended for market distribution
Low $7.2k
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Mid $23k
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High $84k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Robin
Low $25k
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Mid $80k
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High $365k
  • 1st appearance of the Joker
  • *initially, the Joker was supposed to be killed in this issue at the insistence of co-creator Bill Finger who didn't want Batman to appear inept in his ability to subdue an enemy. A late addition to the story can be seen in the final Joker panel of the second story where the medics discover he is still alive after being stabbed in the heart
  • 1st appearance of the Cat, later renamed Catwoman (not in costume)
  • 2nd appearance of Robin
  • 2nd appearance of Hugo Strange
  • [Zoe Kravitz as 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) and Tuk the Cave Boy (first offspring of the Inhumans)
  • A CGC 2.0 copy sold at the Heritage Platinum Session Signature Auction (Sept 2020) for $90k.
  • A 2.5 copy had previously sold in June of 2019 for $90k.
  • The last 2.0 sale was in 2012 for $24k representing approx. a 275% increase.
  • Captain America Comics #1 is one of the absolutely most sought after comics in history and is often designated the vaunted mega key status.
  • Very few copies remain in existence. 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 but we are unable confirm without a doubt that is what they are or that Starro will fully appear in the movie]
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
  • [August 2020 - Disney recently registered a production company named 'Solve Everything' which is a reference to Reed Richards. Although nothing is confirmed, it is possible Marvel Studios is actively developing a Fantastic Four film]
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 $620
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Mid $1.1k
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High $7.1k
  • 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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