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DC ⋅ 1942
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Full page advertisement for Wonder Woman #1

St. John ⋅ 1946
Low
$30
Mid
$100
High
$300

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One-page illustrated promotional advertisement featuring Sad Sack representing the United Service Organizations (USO) military charity

Predates True Comics #55, the first appearance of Sad Sack in a comic book story

Tap cover and swipe to view additional image

Low
$100
Mid
$300
High
$1k

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Pinocchio appears in an advertisement prior to his first appearance in a story

Low
$500
Mid
$1.5k
High
$5k

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Back cover features an advertisement for Kooba Cola, a brand that never became available to consumers

Archie ⋅ 1969
Low
$3
Mid
$9
High
$35

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Advertisement for CBS Saturday morning cartoon programming

⚠️ Buyer Beware: There are listings on eBay that describe this issue as the first appearance of Scooby-Doo in comics but it is a TV advertisement that ran in multiple comics

Timely ⋅ 1940
Low
$1.1k
Mid
$2.9k
High
$11k

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Two interior advertisements promoting the forthcoming first appearance of Captain America in Captain America Comics #1

2nd appearance of Toro

Comic Shop News ⋅ 1992
Low
$12
Mid
$40
High
$120

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Interior article on the Image publishing company with a cover picture of Spawn #1

Dated February 12, 1992

Street Enterprises ⋅ 1983
Low
$5
Mid
$15
High
$55

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Interior solicitation for Thor #337 with black and white cover image featuring Beta Ray Bill

Cover art featuring Daredevil and Shang-Chi by Mike Mignola

DC ⋅ 1942
Low
$120
Mid
$400
High
$1.2k

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Full page advertisement of Wonder Woman #1

Marvel ⋅ 1962
Low
$120
Mid
$410
High
$1.2k

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Prototype of Peter Parker's aunt and uncle, also named Aunt May and Uncle Ben

Cross-promotion text teaser for The Incredible Hulk #1, released one week later

Variant ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 1991
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$1
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$3
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$12

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Variant edition with 'Club Bo' insert - a two-page advertisement for Bo Jackson's mail away fan club

Recognized by the CGC label

Reprint ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2004
Low
$4
Mid
$12
High
$40

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Reprint of The Avengers #11 (1964), first meeting of Spider-Man and Avengers

Distributed to tourists in Manhattan by In New York Magazine in 2004, identified by the logo in the upper-left corner

Includes 13-pages of hotel, landmark and attraction advertisements

Low
$3
Mid
$9
High
$35

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Teaser page at the end of the issue with a partial image of the Ultimate Fallout #4 cover, specifically Miles Morales from the chest down holding the Spider-Man mask

Rebellion ⋅ 1977
Low
$15
Mid
$50
High
$150

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Advertisement for 2000 A.D. #2 featuring Judge Dredd: Next week, meet...Judge Dredd. He is the law! And you'd better believe it!

Includes a 'Space Spinner' similar to a frisbee - issue is not considered incomplete without this item

Marvel ⋅ 1974
Low
$12
Mid
$40
High
$125

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1st appearance of Colleen Wing

Advertisement for Hulk #181

Mirage ⋅ 1984
Low
$75
Mid
$220
High
$1.3k

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Advertisement for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)

As of November 2023 only five CGC copies have ever been publicly sold

To date there are only 23 copies on the census

Mirage ⋅ 1984
Low
$180
Mid
$560
High
$3.2k

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Advertisement for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)

1st appearance of Fugitoid

As of November 2023 only five CGC copies have ever been publicly sold

To date there are only 23 copies on the census

Low
$1k
Mid
$3k
High
$12k

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Teaser ad for the introduction of Batman in Detective Comics #27

Low
$5.2k
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$18k
High
$52.8k

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Advertisement for Detective Comics #27, Batman's first appearance

1st cover appearance of Zatara

Low
$1.2k
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$3.6k
High
$9.4k

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Full page interior advertisement for Action Comics #1 with black and white cover art

Low
$150
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$500
High
$1.5k

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Text teaser for The Incredible Hulk #1

Copyright records imply this issue was released at the same time as The Incredible Hulk #1

Malibu ⋅ 1992
Low
$8
Mid
$20
High
$80

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First printed image of Spawn in an actual comic book (advertisement)

One of two comics published in March 1992 that included the advertisement, the other being Robotech II: The Sentinels #13

Earlier images of Spawn have been printed in various catalogs and fanzines

Marvel ⋅ 1974
Low
$4
Mid
$12
High
$45

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1st appearance of the Shade-Thralls, humans who serve the Dweller In Darkness

⚠ Misconception: many claim that Wolverine is first seen in an advertisement for The Incredible Hulk #181 printed in Thor #229 and Daredevil #115. These issues did not go on sale prior to the publication of Incredible Hulk #181. Comic Reader #109 reports the on-sale date of Thor #229 as August 6, 1974. The on-sale date of The Incredible Hulk #181 was July 30, 1974 which was the same day Daredevil #115 went on sale. Regardless, Wolverine was officially first seen in print briefly (cameo) in The Incredible Hulk #180 (July 2, 1974). Advertisements and preview excerpts are not considered official first appearances

Marvel Value Stamp Series A #80 - Ghost Rider

Marvel ⋅ 1974
Low
$10
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$30
High
$100

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Includes an advertisement for Incredible Hulk #181

⚠ Misconception: many claim that Wolverine is first seen in an advertisement for The Incredible Hulk #181 printed in Thor #229 and Daredevil #115. These issues did not go on sale prior to the publication of Incredible Hulk #181. Comic Reader #109 reports the on-sale date of Thor #229 as August 6, 1974. The on-sale date of The Incredible Hulk #181 was July 30, 1974 which was the same day Daredevil #115 went on sale. Regardless, Wolverine was officially first seen in print briefly (cameo) in The Incredible Hulk #180 (July 2, 1974). Advertisements and preview excerpts are not considered official first appearances

Marvel Value Stamp Series A #35 - Killraven

Marvel ⋅ 1977
Low
$2
Mid
$8
High
$20

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Preview of Sabretooth - a teaser for the following issue depicts the silhouette of Sabretooth

Megaton ⋅ 1987
Low
$4
Mid
$12
High
$40

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Advertisement for Rob Liefeld's Youngblood

Same ad also appears in Ramm #1

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$0
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$0
High
$0

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First printed images of Spawn in a U.S. publication, Mailing date: February 5, 1992

Front page advertisement of Spawn, preceded all comic book advertisements in Malibu comic books that were published between March/April 1992

Interior black and white, textless cover art for Spawn #1

Only two other images of Spawn are known to exist prior to the mailing of Comics Buyer's Guide #953: the sleeve of a VHS tape titled "Stan Lee Presents: The Comic Book Greats" and a comic book solicitation magazine, Up N' Coming #1, Mailing date: February 3, 1992

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