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100 Modern Keys

The Top 100 Comics From The Modern Age 🎁 Please use the eBay links provided to contribute to the continued development of Key Collector Comics *the Modern Age, beginning circa 1992, is a long era.  Variants, second printings and independent books will have their own categories

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  • 1st team appearance of the Renegades (Harbinger Resistance Group)
  • 1st appearance of Sting (Peter Stanchek)
  • 1st appearance of Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
  • 1st appearance of Torque, Flamingo and Kris
  • 1st team appearance of the Eggbreakers
  • *issue is incomplete if missing the Mail-Away Coupon (interior) for Harbinger #0 pink cover variant
  • [September 2019 - film rights acquired by Paramount from Sony]
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  • 1st appearance of Squirrel Girl
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  • 1st appearance of Omega Red, a Russian serial killer, captured and experimented on by the government
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  • 1st full appearance of Carnage, one of a race of extraterrestrial parasites known as the Symbiotes
  • Carnage is the offspring of Venom
  • [Carnage will make his on-screen debut in Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson]
  • ⭐NEWSD: 9.8 sold for $1,338
  • ⭐DIRECT: 9.8 sold for $1,050
  • 🌟DIFFER: $288 (27%)
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  • 1st appearance of Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Sam & Twitch
  • 1st appearance of Malebolgia
  • Pin-up of Pitt
  • Sellers typically attach a ratio to Spawn Newsstands such as 1:25 meaning there is 1 Newsstand copy for every 25 Direct copies, but there is no way to validate the accuracy of these numbers
  • [February 2021 - Todd McFarlane is launching the Spawn Universe in June beginning with a one-shot that will lead into 4 new titles: King Spawn, The Gunslinger, Scorched and more]
  • ⭐NEWSD: 9.8 sold for $975
  • ⭐DIRECT: 9.8 sold for $215
  • 🌟DIFFER: $760 (353%)
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  • 1st team appearance of Weapon P.R.I.M.E.: Weapon X, Rictor, Yeti, Tygerstryke
  • 2nd appearance of the real Domino, previously appeared in X-Force #8
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  • 1st cover appearance of the War Machine armor, worn by Tony Stark
  • The War Machine armor debuts in Iron Man #281 with Tony Stark is the original pilot
  • In Iron Man #284, James Rhodes suits up in the armor but refers to himself as Iron Man
  • The armor and Rhodes use of the codename War Machine is not official until West Coast Avengers #94
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Bloodshot
  • 1st appearance and origin of the second Rai
  • Critical issue that connected stories within the Valiant Universe
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  • 1st full appearance of Doomsday, mostly obscured by a containment suit with one arm bound behind his back as he wreaks havoc across the countryside
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Bane
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  • Death of Superman
  • Death of Doomsday
  • *every page of this issue is a full or double-splash page
  • 6 million issues sold
  • Distributed in a black polybag emblazoned with a bloody Superman logo - inside of the bag was a black armband and an obituary
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  • First solo title series featuring Venom
  • Red holofoil cover
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  • 1st appearance of Angela
  • Angela was later brought into the Marvel Universe as Thor's half sister
  • 1st appearance of Medieval Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Cogliostro
  • Cover homage of Wonder Woman #72
  • [November 2020 - Thor Love and Thunder is looking to cast a strong supporting female character in her 20s-30s being referred to by code name Artemisia]
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  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • [October 2020 - Warner Brothers and Michael B. Jordan to produce a Static Shock movie]
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  • Classic battle Batman vs Bane
  • Bane breaks Batman's back
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  • 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a standard comic
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  • 1st appearance of Hellboy in color
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  • 1st appearance of Impulse, sidekick to Wally West
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  • 1st appearance of Ben Reilly as Scarlet Spider
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  • 1st appearance Jesse Custer the Preacher, Tulip O'Hare, Cassidy and the Saint of Killers
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  • 1st full and cover appearance of She-Venom
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  • 1st team appearance of Birds of Prey: Black Canary and Oracle
  • *unofficial team appearance in Showcase 96 #3
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  • 1st team appearance of The Thunderbolts: Citizen V (formerly Baron Zemo), Atlas (formerly Goliath), Mach-1 (formerly Beetle), Songbird (formerly Screaming Mimi), Meteorite (formerly Moonstone II) and Techno (formerly Fixer)
  • [February 2019 - 🚨 Key Issue Alert EXCLUSIVE sent to subscribers that Thunderbolts is in-development]
  • [January 2020 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is rumored to set-up the introduction of the Thunderbolts]
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  • 1st appearance of Apollo
  • 1st appearance of Midnighter
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Girl, Mayday Parker, the child of Peter and Mary Jane in an alternate universe
  • 1st appearance of J2, Zane Yama, son of the original Juggernaut
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 29,193
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  • 1st appearance of The Goon
  • 1st appearance of Franky
  • *4-page backup story that introduces The Goon, reprinted in The Goon #1 (1999)
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  • 1st appearance of Terry McGinnis in a comic book
  • It is important to be aware of the differences between several editions of this book that exist
  • Direct Edition - as seen in the image with DIRECT EDITION printed in the UPC box
  • Newsstand Edition - UPC box in the lower-left corner, dated March 1999 with an original retail price of $1.99
  • Promotional Edition - 'FREE Special Origin Issue' printed below the DC logo with a white rectangle in the lower-left corner intended for stores to stamp their logo. Dated June 1999 with a Jell-O advertisement on the back cover
  • Six Flags Promotional Edition - displays a Six Flags amusement park logo printed in the white rectangle. Dated October 1999 with a PlayStation advertisement on the back cover
  • Third Printing Promotional Edition - dated July 2000 with a Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker DVD advertisement on the back cover
  • [November 2020 - it is rumored that Warner Bros. is interested in Timothée Chalamet for the role of Terry McGinnis for a Batman Beyond project. There is also speculation that Michael Keaton will reprise his role as an elder Bruce Wayne mentoring Terry McGinnis]
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  • 2nd appearance of The Goon
  • 2nd appearance of Franky
  • 1st full appearance of the Zombie Priest
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  • 1st appearance of Black Widow, Yelena Belova
  • [Yelena Belova confirmed to appear in the Hawkeye Disney+ series]
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  • 1st appearance of Cassandra Cain, later becomes Batgirl, Orphan II and the Black Bat
  • 1st appearance of David Cain, Orphan not in costume

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