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DC ⋅ 1956
Low
$7.3k
Mid
$25k
High
$142k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of the Flash, Barry Allen

1st appearance of Iris West, the wife of Barry Allen

This issue is credited for ushering in the Silver Age of comics

Low
$1.3k
Mid
$3.8k
High
$19k

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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
$1k
Mid
$3k
High
$10k

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1st appearance and origin of Brainiac

1st appearance of the Bottle City of Kandor, the capital city of Krypton

[May 2023 - Brainiac rumored for Superman Legacy]

DC ⋅ 1958
Low
$225
Mid
$980
High
$2.7k

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1st appearance and death of Bizarro Superboy

DC ⋅ 1958
Low
$1k
Mid
$3k
High
$10k

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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

🔮 DC Possibilities: James Gunn reviewed the 2020 Tom King series as a 'freaking masterpiece' and DC had previously shown interest in an HBO Max show with Adam Strange therefore Adam Strange overall has high potential

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7.5 sold for $10,200 [$2,810 in 2012] +263%

DC ⋅ 1959
Low
$800
Mid
$2k
High
$8k

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1st appearance and origin of Mirror Master

Barry Allen appears for the first time in the Flash title

Low
$1.1k
Mid
$3.1k
High
$11.7k

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1st appearance and origin of Mr. Freeze, initially named Mr. Zero, later renamed Mr. Freeze in Detective Comics #373

Low
$1.1k
Mid
$6k
High
$22k

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1st appearance of Supergirl

1st appearance of Metallo

1st appearance of Zor-El, the father of Supergirl

[December 2023 - Supergirl rumored to be introduced in Superman: Legacy]

Low
$1.5k
Mid
$4.2k
High
$15k

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1st full appearance of Sgt. Rock

Low
$290
Mid
$650
High
$4.5k

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1st team appearance of the Suicide Squad: Rick Flag, Jess Bright, Karin Grace, Hugh Evans

The first iteration of the Suicide Squad preceded the formation of the Justice League of America by three issues

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8.0 sold for $3,360 [$2,390 in 2014] +41%

Low
$2.2k
Mid
$7k
High
$35k

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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

First mention of the Green Lantern Corps

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[January 2023 - Hal Jordan and John Stewart will lead a new Green Lantern TV series inspired by True Detective]

Low
$2.2k
Mid
$9.3k
High
$74k

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1st team appearance of the Justice League of America: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman

1st appearance of Starro the Conqueror

Low
$500
Mid
$1.8k
High
$9.3k

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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
$800
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$2k
High
$8k

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First solo-titled Justice League of America series

1st appearance of Despero

📣 Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $348,000 [$215,100 in 2018] +62%

Low
$1k
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$3k
High
$10k

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1st appearance of Groot, an alien resembling a tree

Low
$220
Mid
$815
High
$2.2k

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1st appearance of Bat-Girl, Betty Kane

Low
$340
Mid
$1.5k
High
$3.7k

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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

DC ⋅ 1961
Low
$480
Mid
$1.6k
High
$5.2k

Key Facts

1st appearance of the Golden Age Flash in the Silver Age

Key issue of the Mutliverse concept

2nd appearance of The Shade

First mention of Earth-2, home of the Golden Age superheroes

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[March 2022 - rumor that Warner Bros. will incorporate a Crisis on Infinite Earths event (which was already adapted for TV) in The Flash movie in an effort to streamline their universe of live-action projects. If this is the scenario, a Multiverse concept will first have to be established as it did in this issue]

DC ⋅ 1961
Low
$160
Mid
$850
High
$3.9k

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1st appearance and origin of The Atom aka Ray Palmer, in the Silver Age

1st appearance of Jean Loring, girlfriend of Ray Palmer

Marvel ⋅ 1961
Low
$610
Mid
$1.8k
High
$6.3k

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1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom, translated his name means 'he whose limbs shatter mountains and whose back scrapes the sun'

1st appearance of Dr. Chan Liuchow, a member of the Legion of Night

Low
$12k
Mid
$49.5k
High
$190k

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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 Giganto, a Deviant Mutate from Monster Isle

1st appearance of Tricephalous

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Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics

💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million

[SDCC 2022 - Phase 6 will open with the Fantastic Four film / March 2023 - Josh Friedman (‘Avatar: The Way of Water’) is set to write the script for the Fantastic Four movie / November 2023 - Pedro Pascal rumored to have been offered the role of Reed Richards]

Low
$1.4k
Mid
$4.7k
High
$21k

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1st appearance and origin of Hank Pym, later becomes Ant-Man, Goliath, Giant-Man and Yellowjacket

Low
$750
Mid
$3.7k
High
$9.3k

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1st team appearance of the Skrulls, the shape-shifting alien race

2nd team appearance of the Fantastic Four

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PAGE 3 MISSING / INCOMPLETE 0.5 sold for $575 [No Previous Data]

DC ⋅ 1962
Low
$220
Mid
$680
High
$2.7k

Key Facts

Premiere issue of the first Aquaman title series

1st appearance of Qwsp, a creature from the 5th dimension and ally of Aquaman

Low
$815
Mid
$3.3k
High
$9.8k

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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

Marvel ⋅ 1962
Low
$1.2k
Mid
$5.7k
High
$15.1k

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1st appearance of Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age

First time the Human Torch activates his power while shouting, 'Flame On'

Low
$7k
Mid
$37k
High
$210k

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1st appearance and origin of the Hulk

1st appearance of Betty Ross

1st appearance of Rick Jones

1st appearance of General 'Thunderbolt' Ross

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[October 2022 - Harrison Ford will appear as General Thunderbolt Ross in Captain America 4 / March 2023 - Liv Tyler rumored to reprise the role of Betty Ross in Captain America: New World Order]

Marvel ⋅ 1962
Low
$1.4k
Mid
$4.8k
High
$14.1k

Key Facts

2nd appearance of the Hulk, first time with green skin, previously gray

Low
$5.5k
Mid
$19k
High
$52k

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1st appearance and origin of Doctor Doom

Low
$4.2k
Mid
$20k
High
$81k

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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

Low
$775
Mid
$2.7k
High
$8.1k

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2nd appearance of Thor

1st appearance and cover of Jane Foster

Low
$30k
Mid
$115k
High
$695k

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1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man

1st appearance and death of Uncle Ben

1st appearance of Aunt May

1st appearance of Flash Thompson

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1st appearance of Liz Allan, later marries Harry Osborn

💰 In Sept. 2021, a 9.6 sale of $3.6 million surpassed the previous record in this grade of $1.1 million from 2011

Low
$950
Mid
$4.7k
High
$14k

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1st appearance of Loki, the Norse god of mischief

1st appearance of Balder, half-brother of Thor

1st appearance of Heimdall, guardian of Bifrost

1st appearance of Tyr, the Norse god of war

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1st cameo appearance of Odin, the All-Father, seen from behind

3rd appearance of Thor

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$1.5k
Mid
$4.9k
High
$16k

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First battle of the Hulk and the Fantastic Four

First crossover of a character with a title (the Hulk) into another title (Fantastic Four)

Low
$6.2k
Mid
$18.5k
High
$44k

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1st appearance of Iron Man

Debut of Iron Man's 'Model 1' armor

1st appearance of Wong-Chu, a Viet Cong warlord and Iron Man's first enemy

Low
$4.5k
Mid
$14.5k
High
$82k

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2nd appearance of Spider-Man

1st appearance of J. Jonah Jameson

First meeting of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four

1st appearance of Chameleon, Dmitri Smerdyakov, half-brother of Kraven the Hunter

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[February 2022 - confirmed, Fred Hechinger cast as Chameleon in the Kraven movie]

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$1.6k
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$4.7k
High
$16k

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3rd appearance of Spider-Man

1st appearance of Vulture

1st appearance of the Terrible Tinkerer

1st cameo appearance of Mysterio, disguised as the assistant of the Terrible Tinkerer

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Spider-Man first references his ability to sense danger as his Spider-Sense tingling

Low
$640
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$1.8k
High
$6.4k

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1st appearance of Sgt. Nick Fury

1st team appearance of the Howling Commandos: Happy Sam Sawyer, Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan, Junior Juniper, Rebel Ralston and Gabe Jones, the first ongoing black character in the mainstream Marvel Universe (post Fantastic Four #1)

In the book, Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe, Stan explains Gabe Jones was intended to be black but due to a printing error, he was the same color as the other soldiers. Gabe's skin tone is noticeably different in the next issue though it doesn't appear to be a natural skin color

Low
$625
Mid
$1.7k
High
$7.6k

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1st appearance and origin of the Wasp

Low
$260
Mid
$865
High
$2.6k

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1st team appearance and origin of Doom Patrol: Chief, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, Robotman

1st appearance of General Immortus

Low
$1.2k
Mid
$4k
High
$12k

Key Facts

1st appearance, cover 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

Low
$1.7k
Mid
$8.6k
High
$27k

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1st appearance of Doctor Strange

1st appearance of the Ancient One, former Sorcerer Supreme

1st appearance of Wong, Doctor Strange's assistant

1st cameo appearance of Nightmare, multiple panels, named but obscured by shadows

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9.6 sold for $150,000 [$66,000 in 2014] +127%

There are seven copies graded 9.6, none higher

Low
$800
Mid
$2k
High
$8k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of Sandman

1st appearance of Betty Brant, a secretary at the Daily Bugle

Spider-Man refers to himself as 'The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man' for the first time

1st cameo appearance of Jessica Jones, a spectator of the Sandman versus Spider-Man fight - this appearance is retconned as revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man #601

DC ⋅ 1963
Low
$180
Mid
$600
High
$1.8k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of Professor Zoom, Eobard Thawne aka Reverse-Flash

Marvel ⋅ 1963
Low
$1.8k
Mid
$5.7k
High
$21k

Key Facts

1st team appearance and origin of the Avengers: Hulk, Iron Man, Wasp, Thor, Ant-Man

📣 Signature Auction: New High [Previous High]

9.6 sold for $432,000 [$369,000 in 2021] +17%

Marvel ⋅ 1963
Low
$6.2k
Mid
$14k
High
$85k

Key Facts

1st team appearance of the X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey aka Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Professor X

1st appearance of Magneto

Homo Superior concept, coined by Magneto to describe humans born with special abilities introduced in this issue

Low
$675
Mid
$1.6k
High
$6.8k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of the Lizard

Marvel ⋅ 1964
Low
$110
Mid
$425
High
$1.9k

Key Facts

1st appearance of the Blob, an invulnerable mutant

Low
$335
Mid
$1.4k
High
$6.1k

Key Facts

1st appearance and origin of Electro

Low
$180
Mid
$900
High
$1.8k

Key Facts

1st appearance of Mandarin

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