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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 appearance of Omega Red, a Russian serial killer, captured and experimented on by the government
  • *unconfirmed rumor that Omega Red will appear in The Falcon and Winter Soldier
  • *origin of this rumor is unknown and nothing about the plot or casting hints at Omega Red but if he were to show up somewhere, the most plausible would be in Black Widow considering there is a prison scene in Russia
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High $145
  • 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 full appearance of Carnage
  • [Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage to premiere in theaters June 25, 2021]
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  • 1st appearance of Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Sam & Twitch
  • 1st appearance of Malebolgia
  • Pin-up of Pitt
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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
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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 copies sold - distributed in a black polybag with a bloody Superman logo, inside the bag was a black armband and an obituary
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  • First solo title series featuring Venom
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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
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  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • Polybagged edition has a similar value
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  • Classic battle Batman vs Bane
  • Bane breaks Batman's back
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High $550
  • 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a standard comic book (non-continuity)
  • *high ungraded sale of April 28 of $750
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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)
  • 🚨 Key Issue Alert EXCLUSIVE notification sent February 2019 that Thunderbolts is in-development with a showrunner already hired for the project
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  • 1st appearance of Livewire based off of the animated series, later becomes part of DC continuity
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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 Batman Beyond from the animated series in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Matt McGinnis
  • *speculation about a possible movie began after actor Tyler Posey randomly posted a few shots from the original Batman Beyond animated series
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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

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