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100 Silver Keys

🗝 The Top 100 Comic Books From The Silver Age 🎁 Please utilize the eBay links when making ANY purchase to help the continued development of Key Collector Comics

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  • 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 $440
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Mid $1.6k
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High $17k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Brainiac
  • 1st appearance of the Bottle City of Kandor, the capital city of Krypton
Low $185
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Mid $585
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High $2k
  • 1st appearance and death of Bizarro Superboy
Low $330
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Mid $950
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High $7.7k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Sardath
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
Low $280
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Mid $850
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High $5.7k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Freeze, initially named Mr. Zero
Low $450
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Mid $1.6k
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High $14k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Mirror Master
  • Barry Allen appears for the first time in the Flash title
Low $450
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Mid $1.7k
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High $17k
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
Low $550
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Mid $2k
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High $19k
  • 1st full appearance of Sgt. Rock
Low $290
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Mid $650
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High $4.5k
  • 1st team appearance of the Suicide Squad: Rick Flag, Jess Bright, Karin Grace, Hugh Evans
  • [Joel Kinnaman confirmed as Rick Flag for Suicide Squad 2]
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]
  • [November 2020 - Sylvester Stallone has been cast in The Suicide Squad, likely in a voiceover role since shooting wrapped last month. Speculation is that he will voice Starro]
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Mid $1.2k
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High $9.3k
  • 1st appearance of Oa, the planetary headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps
  • 1st appearance of Puppet Master
  • 1st team appearance of the Guardians of the Universe
Low $450
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Mid $1.8k
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High $24k
  • Premiere issue of Justice League of America
  • 1st appearance of Despero
Low $900
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Mid $3k
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High $9.8k
  • 1st appearance of Groot
Low $90
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Mid $270
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High $1.1k
  • 1st appearance of Bat-Girl, Betty Kane
Low $130
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Mid $750
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High $1.8k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Sinestro, known as the greatest of all Green Lanterns until it was discovered he used the power ring to enslave the sector he was charged to protect
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 $160
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Mid $480
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High $3.9k
  • 1st appearance and origin of The Atom (Ray Palmer) in the Silver Age
  • 1st appearance of Jean Loring, girlfriend of Ray Palmer
Low $190
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Mid $560
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High $5k
  • 1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom, translated his name means 'he whose limbs shatter mountains and whose back scrapes the sun'
  • [August 2019 - rumored to be in the Shang-Chi movie]
Low $3.9k
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Mid $19k
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  • 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]
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Mid $3.7k
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High $9.3k
  • 1st team appearance of the Skrulls, the shape-shifting alien race
  • 2nd team appearance of the Fantastic Four
  • 1st appearance of the Daily Bugle
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Mid $3.7k
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High $42k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hank Pym, later becomes Ant-Man, Goliath, Giant-Man and Yellowjacket
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Mid $380
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High $4.3k
  • Premiere issue of the first Aquaman title series
  • 1st appearance of Qwsp, a creature from the 5th dimension and ally of Aquaman
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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 $760
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Mid $4k
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High $12k
  • Number 1 on the list this week
  • 1st appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age
  • First time the Human Torch activates his power while shouting, 'Flame On'
  • The Silver Age roars onto this week's Hot 10, set loose upon this list by explosive sales from Heritage Auctions
  • Last week's announcement that Tenoch Huerta (Narcos) will play an unknown villain in the Black Panther 2 has bolstered collector confidence that Namor will enter the MCU (unconfirmed)
  • This week's RECORD BREAKING SALES:
  • CGC 8.5 sold for $14k (previous: $11k in April 2020)
  • CGC 7.5 sold for $9k (previous: $7k in Aug 2020)
  • CGC 6.0 sold for $5k (previous: $3k in March 2020)
  • CGC 9.4 sold for $40k (previous: $30k in 2015)
  • 2015 held the record for FIVE years and was demolished this week by a difference of $10,000
  • Impressed?
  • Let's take a brief look at the same sales above compared to 5 years ago to get a feel for the current health of the hobby:
  • CGC 9.2 [ 2020: $24,000 vs 2015: $12,000 ]
  • CGC 8.5 [ 2020: $13,800 vs 2015: $5,000 ]
  • CGC 7.5 [ 2020: $9,000 vs 2015: $2,500 ]
  • This type of dynamic growth over the past 3-5 years is not specific to just this one issue but consistently experienced by nearly all of Marvel's early, blue-chip keys and persists even in uncertain times
  • Worth mentioning is this week's Fantastic Four #1 CGC 7.0 sale of $75,000 (previous record: $45,000 in Sept 2020)
  • Also Fantastic Four #5, 1st Doctor Doom CGC 8.0 sold for $26,400 (previous record: $23,000 in 2019)
  • And Fantastic Four #49, 1st full Galactus, 1st cover Silver Surfer, CGC 9.4 sold for $9,000 (previous record: $8,750 in July 2020)
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 $6.5k
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High $20k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Doom
  • *rumors are circulating that Dr. Doom will be introduced in some capacity on a Disney+ show, possibly WandaVision
Low $300
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Mid $1k
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High $9k
  • 2nd appearance of the Hulk
  • *first appearance of the Hulk with green skin
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

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