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Artist's Firsts Pt 1

Featured Category of Select Favorite Artists and Where They Got Their Start 

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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Occult
  • 1st published artwork by Joe Shuster
  • 1st published written work in comics by Jerry Siegel
  • 1st appearance of a vampire in comic books
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  • 1st published cover art by Will Eisner
  • 1st appearance of Buck Jones
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  • 1st published cover art by Bill Everett
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Mid $9k
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High $26k
  • 1st appearance of Sheena Queen of the Jungle
  • 1st published interior artwork in standard comic books by Jack Kirby (as Jack Curtiss)
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Mid $880
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High $2k
  • 1st published interior art by Gil Kane (inks)
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High $550
  • 1st published cover (partial) and interior art by Frank Frazetta
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High $150
  • 1st published interior artwork by John Buscema
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Mid $380
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High $1k
  • 1st published interior color art by Marie Severin
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High $125
  • 1st attributed published work by John Romita Sr, he previously did many uncredied ghost artist works for Lester Zakarin.
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Mid $520
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High $1k
  • 1st published artwork in the comic book industry by Steve Ditko
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High $430
  • 1st published interior art by Neal Adams
  • One panel in this issue was replaced by sample art that Neal Adams submitted to Joe Simon at Archie Comics
  • Cover art by Joe Simon
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High $650
  • 1st battle of Silver Surfer vs Thor
  • 2nd appearance of Mephisto
  • Classic cover art by John Buscema
  • 1st published interior art by Sal Buscema (inks)
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  • 1st published cover art by Barry Windsor-Smith
  • Origin of Beast back-up story conclusion
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  • 1st interior artwork in the comic book industry by Bernie Wrightson
  • Cover art by Neal Adams
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High $100
  • 1st published cover art by Jim Starlin
  • Early published written work in the comic industry by George Raymond Richard Martin (George R.R. Martin)
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  • Early published interior art by George Perez
  • * this is a fanzine, not considered official published comic art (see Astonishing Tales #25)
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  • 1st published interior art by Mike Zeck, the frontispiece (interior front cover page)
  • Cover art by Neal Adams
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  • 1st published cover art by Mike Zeck
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  • 1st published cover art by Bob Layton
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  • 1st published cover art by Frank Miller
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  • 1st published cover art in the comic book industry by Mike Mignola
  • *1st published interior was of Red Sonja on page 9 of Comic Reader #183
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  • 1st published art and story by Erik Larsen
  • 1st appearance of Paul Dragon
  • * 'Savage' was later added after a cease and desist order from Dragon Magazine
  • Estimated print run of 300
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  • 1st published interior art by Dan Jurgens
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  • 1st published interior art and story by Sam Kieth
  • 1st appearance of Max the Hare
  • * the character appearing in these pages does not appear to have any relation to The Maxx
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  • 1st published interior art by Todd McFarlane
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High $25
  • 1st published artwork (inks) by Jim Lee
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  • 1st published interior art by Rob Liefeld
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  • 1st published cover art by Jim Lee
  • 1st artwork by Jim Lee at Marvel Comics
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  • 1st published interior art by Greg Capullo
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  • 1st published cover art by Brian Hitch
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  • 1st published cover art by Greg Capullo
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  • 1st published interior art by Amanda Conner
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  • 1st published cover art by Alex Ross
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  • 1st published interior art by Joe Quesada
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  • 1st published cover art by David Mack
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  • 1st published interior art by Jae Lee (also illustrated the back cover)
  • 1st appearance of Cyber, gouged out Wolverine's eye
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  • 1st published cover art by Jae Lee
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  • 1st published cover art by Stephen Platt
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High $7
  • 1st published cover art by J. Scott Campbell
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  • 1st published cover art in the U.S. by Humberto Ramos
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  • 1st interior artwork by Jock
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  • Variant glow-in-the-dark cover art by Clayton Crain
  • Published by Acclaim/Valiant.
  • 1st published cover art by Clayton Crain
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  • 1st published (partial) cover art by Joshua Middleton
  • this issue was included in the polybagged Wizard Magazine #103
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  • 1st cover art Jock (as Mark Simpson)
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  • 1st cover art by Ben Templesmith
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  • 1st published cover art by Mark Brooks
  • Standard and platinum foil-edition command the same value
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  • 1st published cover art by Adi Granov
  • Tri-fold cover
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  • 1st published cover art by Stephanie Hans
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  • 1st published art and written work in the comic book industry by Jeff Lemire
  • * self-published
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  • 1st published artwork in the comic book industry by Ryan Stegman
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  • 1st published cover art by Fiona Staples
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Mid $9
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High $25
  • 1st published cover art by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau
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  • 1st published cover art by Francesco Mattina
  • Trade Paperback reprinting Nova #13-#18
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  • Origin of Kratos
  • 1st published interior art by Andrea Sorrentino
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High $115
  • Final issue of Power Girl's second title series
  • 1st published cover art by Warren Louw
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  • 1st published interior art by Bill Sienkiewicz