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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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High $80
  • 1st appearance of Squirrel Girl
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Mid $8
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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 $120
  • 1st full appearance of Carnage, one of a race of extraterrestrial parasites known as the Symbiotes, with Carnage being the offspring of Venom
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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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High $18
  • 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 seen on the cover of this issue debuts in Iron Man #281 - Stark is the original pilot of the armor and it isn't until Iron Man #284 when James Rhodes suits up yet refers to himself as Iron Man - the War Machine armor is not officially named until West Coast Avengers #94, published nearly a year after this issue
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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
  • 1st appearance of Orwell Taylor, the financier of the Jury who seeks vengeance against Venom for the death of his son
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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
  • *Milestone Media properties could be getting a revival according to recent interviews
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  • Classic battle Batman vs Bane
  • Bane breaks Batman's back
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High $750
  • 1st comic book appearance of Harley Quinn
  • Introduced as a villain and a romantic interest for the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series
  • Along with Deadpool, she is arguably the most popular character created in the last 30 years and this book is a collector blue chip
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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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High $85
  • 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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High $450
  • 1st comic book appearance of Terry McGinnis.
  •  The book continues to see significant demand and steady gains without media rumors (though collector conjecture exists that a live action adaptation is inevitable).
  • In July of 2020, 2 9.8 copies sold for approximately $1300 each. This follows 2 big sales the week prior at approximately $1,200 and $1,350.
  • Several editions of this book exist in addition to the direct edition.
  • A promotional edition named "Batman Beyond Special Origin NN (No Number)" that has a large blank, white rectangle visible in the lower left corner of the book (intended for stores to stamp their logo) exists. This edition is dated June 1999 and features a Jello advertisement on the back cover.
  • A Six Flags promotional edition named "Batman Beyond Special Origin NN (No Number)" but often referred to as a 'Second Printing' by fans that has the Six Flags logo printed on large white rectangle visible in the lower left corner of the book exists. This edition is dated October 1999 and features a Playstation advertisement on the back cover.
  • A third printing promotional edition named "Batman Beyond Special Origin NN (No Number)" that has no UPC, blank white rectangle or logo in the lower left corner of the book exists. This edition is dated July 2000 and features a Batman Beyond - Return of the Joker DVD advertisement on the back cover. According to experts this is the second rarest edition. Copies are so rare it is impossible to say where current prices fall.
  • A Six Flags edition dated June 1999 and featuring a Jello advertisement on the back cover exists but is simply the direct market first printing of "Batman Beyond" (as opposed to the edition of "Batman Beyond Special Origin NN") with the Six Flags logo stamped onto it. Lastly, a Newsstand edition of the direct edition of "Batman Beyond" exists. According to experts this is the rarest edition. Copies are so rare it is impossible to say where current prices fall.
  • Created by Bruce Timm & Paul Dini and introduced in the Batman Beyond animated series.
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High $400
  • 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
  • [July 2020 - the director of Black Widow confirmed Yelena Belova will be an ongoing character to use the codename beyond the Black Widow prequel movie]
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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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