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100 Iconic Covers

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Mid $475k
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  • 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 $450
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Mid $1.7k
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High $17k
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
  • 1st appearance of Zor-El, the father of Supergirl
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 $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 $925
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Mid $2.8k
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High $13k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Solomon Grundy
Low $30
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Mid $100
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High $300
  • One-shot issue featuring a boxing match between Superman & Muhammad Ali
  • Classic wraparound cover art by Neal Adams
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
  • 1st appearance of Flash Thompson
  • [January 2021- a 9.4 graded copy sold privately for $1.2 million dollars previous 9.4 sale was $795,000 in March 2020]
Low $3.8k
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Mid $12k
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High $82k
  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Man
  • 1st meeting of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four
  • 1st appearance of Chameleon
  • 1st appearance of J. Jonah Jameson
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
  • [November 2020 - Alfred Molina rumored to reprise the role of Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 3]
Low $60
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Mid $175
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High $900
  • Green Goblin and Spider-Man discover one another's identities
  • First artwork on The Amazing Spider-Man by John Romita
Low $35
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Mid $105
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High $580
  • Origin of Green Goblin
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
Low $180
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Mid $680
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High $2.7k
  • 1st appearance of the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk
Low $70
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Mid $285
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High $700
  • Death of Gwen Stacy, neck unintentionally snapped as Spider-Man attempted to rescue her
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
Low $300
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Mid $900
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High $2.4k
  • 1st appearance of the Punisher
  • 1st appearance of the Jackal
Low $12
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Mid $40
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High $125
  • 1st appearance of Tarantula
  • 2nd appearance of the Punisher
  • *sources often cite The Amazing Spider-Man #135 as the second appearance of The Punisher
Low $90
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Mid $300
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High $975
  • 1st full appearance of Venom
Low $20
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Mid $80
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High $250
  • 3rd appearance of Venom
  • 1st full cover appearance of Venom
Low $1.8k
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Mid $5.5k
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High $39k
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Avengers: Ant-Man (Pym), Hulk, Iron Man, Wasp, Thor
Low $480
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Mid $1.8k
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High $5.1k
  • 🏅 #7 on the Hot 10
  • Captain America joins the Avengers
  • 1st cover appearance of Captain America on an official Marvel Comics cover (previously Timely, then Atlas)
  • 1st appearance of Captain America in the Silver Age
  • Death of Bucky, in a flashback
  • 1st cameo appearance of Baron Heinrich Zemo
  • THIS WEEK'S TOP RECORD BREAKERS [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 8.5 sold for $8,400 [$5,592 in Aug] +50%
  • 6.5 sold for $3,630 [$2,800 in Nov] +29%
  • 6.0 sold for $4,151 [$2,800 in Feb] +48%
  • By many this is considered the second most important Captain America Key Issue behind Captain America Comics #1 (1941)
  • Not only is it his first appearance in the Silver Age but it is his first appearance in comics after being absent for close to 15 years as current comic book continuity would explain
  • Captain America Comics #1 is mostly unattainable with under 100 unrestored graded comics in existence
  • Avengers #4 is much more affordable at the moment but awareness of why this issue is so important continues to grow and elevate the value of this Blue Chip Key Issue
  • Honorable Mentions: Avengers #9 – 1st Wonder Man
  • 8.5 sold for $2,200 [$1,020 in 2019] +116%
  • AVENGERS #8 – 1st Kang
  • 6.5 sold for $2,040 [$1,060 in Mar] +92%
  • AVENGERS #1
  • 6.5 sold for $15,600 [$10,000 in Mar] +56%
Low $150
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Mid $500
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High $1.5k
  • 1st appearance of Vision
  • 2nd appearance of Ultron
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 $415
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Mid $1.2k
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High $5.3k
  • Classic cover art by Jack Burnley
Low $285
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Mid $1.1k
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High $3.5k
  • 1st cover appearance of the Batmobile
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 $5
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Mid $15
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High $70
  • Classic cover art by Neal Adams
  • 1st appearance of Colonel Sulphur
Low $18
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Mid $55
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High $160
  • Classic battle of Batman and Ra's al Ghul
  • Famous panel of Batman kissing Talia al Ghul
Low $90
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Mid $325
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High $900
  • Classic cover art by Neal Adams
  • Issue credited for revitalizing the Joker as a homicidal villain
Low $3
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • "Year One" part 1
  • Origin of Bruce Wayne
  • 1st appearance of Holly Robinson, becomes an ally of Catwoman
Low $4
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Mid $12
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High $40
  • "A Death in the Family" part 3
  • Death of Robin, Jason Todd, beaten to death with a crowbar by the Joker
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • Bane breaks Batman's back
  • Knightfall Part Eleven
  • 📖 Knightfall Reading Order: next Detective Comics #664

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