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Artist's Firsts IV Legendary artists in comics and their first published work

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  • First published artwork by Eric Powell in the comics industry
  • 1st appearance of Monster Boy, a prototype of Goon
  • First published artwork by Eric Powell in the comics industry
  • 1st appearance of Monster Boy, a prototype of Goon
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High $90
  • First Neal Adams artwork at DC, interior pencils on one story
  • First Neal Adams artwork at DC, interior pencils on one story
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High $4.3k
  • First published interior art in the comic book industry by Matt Baker, the first known black artist in comics
  • Baker is credited as having illustrated the first graphic novel "It Rhymes With Lust"
  • Baker's name is synonymous with the term "Good Girl Art" which referred to stimulating illustrations of women
  • Baker defined the classic Phantom Lady imagery which caused him to be a target of Dr. Frederic Wertham, author of "Seduction of the Innocent"
  • First published interior art in the comic book industry by Matt Baker, the first known black artist in comics
  • Baker is credited as having illustrated the first graphic novel "It Rhymes With Lust"
  • Baker's name is synonymous with the term "Good Girl Art" which referred to stimulating illustrations of women
  • Baker defined the classic Phantom Lady imagery which caused him to be a target of Dr. Frederic Wertham, author of "Seduction of the Innocent"
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  • First interior art by J. Scott Campbell (as Jeffery Scott), two pin-ups and a caricature page featuring the artists who worked on the issue
  • First artwork in comics by Brett Booth
  • Booth's art appeared in advertisements prior to this issue
  • First interior art by J. Scott Campbell (as Jeffery Scott), two pin-ups and a caricature page featuring the artists who worked on the issue
  • First artwork in comics by Brett Booth
  • Booth's art appeared in advertisements prior to this issue
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Battle Pope
  • First written work in the comic book industry by Robert Kirkman
  • First artwork in comics by Tony Moore
  • Image reprinted this issue in 2005 with a nearly identical cover
  • 1st appearance and origin of Battle Pope
  • First written work in the comic book industry by Robert Kirkman
  • First artwork in comics by Tony Moore
  • Image reprinted this issue in 2005 with a nearly identical cover
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  • First cover art by Alex Ross for Marvel
  • Epic is a defunct imprint of Marvel Comics
  • First cover art by Alex Ross for Marvel
  • Epic is a defunct imprint of Marvel Comics
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  • First written and illustrated work in comics by Don Rosa
  • Nominated for a Harvey Award
  • Later, Rosa won an Eisner for 'Best Serialized Story' for a 12-chapter contribution to Scrooge history with The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
  • First written and illustrated work in comics by Don Rosa
  • Nominated for a Harvey Award
  • Later, Rosa won an Eisner for 'Best Serialized Story' for a 12-chapter contribution to Scrooge history with The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
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  • First interior art by Terry Moore
  • Full black & white issue of pin-up art by various creators featuring anthropomorphic characters in swimsuits
  • First interior art by Terry Moore
  • Full black & white issue of pin-up art by various creators featuring anthropomorphic characters in swimsuits
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  • First interior art by Jose 'Pepe' Gonzalez
  • First interior art by Jose 'Pepe' Gonzalez
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  • First cover art by Ken Kelly
  • Ken Kelly painted the cover but Frank Frazetta repainted the woman's face
  • First cover art by Ken Kelly
  • Ken Kelly painted the cover but Frank Frazetta repainted the woman's face
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  • First interior art in comics by Joe Madureira, in a story titled 'What's Wrong With This Picture?'
  • First interior art in comics by Joe Madureira, in a story titled 'What's Wrong With This Picture?'
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  • First cover art by Adam Hughes
  • First cover art by Adam Hughes
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  • First cover art by Dan Parent
  • First cover art by Dan Parent
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  • First published art by John Byrne
  • Independent one-shot created for the Alberta College of Art & Design student exhibition
  • value unknown
  • First published art by John Byrne
  • Independent one-shot created for the Alberta College of Art & Design student exhibition
  • value unknown
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  • First cover art by Jenny Frison
  • First cover art by Jenny Frison
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High $185
  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • First published artwork for Marvel by George Perez, interior two-page backup story
  • Prior to the publication of this issue, George Perez was published in the science-fiction magazine Hot Stuf'
  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • First published artwork for Marvel by George Perez, interior two-page backup story
  • Prior to the publication of this issue, George Perez was published in the science-fiction magazine Hot Stuf'
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  • First cover art by Todd McFarlane for Marvel under the Epic Comics imprint
  • McFarlane illustrated the image of Scorpio Rose
  • First cover art by Todd McFarlane for Marvel under the Epic Comics imprint
  • McFarlane illustrated the image of Scorpio Rose
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  • First artwork in comics by Greg Horn
  • First artwork in comics by Greg Horn
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  • First interior art by Jim Lee, interior inks
  • First interior art by Jim Lee, interior inks
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  • First interior art by John Buscema
  • First interior art by John Buscema
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  • First interior art by Jock
  • First interior art by Jock
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Best Cellars #1 Out of the Cellar $15 $50 $150
Our Army at War #182 DC $8 $25 $90
Jumbo Comics #69 Fiction House $430 $1.3k $4.3k
Homage Studios: Swimsuit Special #1 Image $1 $2 $8
Battle Pope #1 Funk-O-Tron $1 $2 $10
Clive Barker's Hellraiser #17 Epic $2 $8 $20
Uncle Scrooge #219 Whitman $1 $5 $15
Hit The Beach #1 Antarctic $5 $15 $50
Vampirella Magazine #12 Warren $4 $12 $45
Vampirella Magazine #6 Warren $12 $40 $120
Marvel Comics Presents #89 Marvel $1 $2 $3
Amazing Heroes #154 Fantagraphics $1 $2 $10
Veronica #1 Archie $1 $2 $10
Aca Comix #1 Independent $0 $0 $0
Voltron: A Legend Forged #1 Devil's Due Publishing $12 $40 $125
Astonishing Tales #25 Marvel $20 $65 $185
Coyote #13 Epic $2 $8 $20
FemForce #19 AC $1 $2 $5
Solson Christmas Special #1 Solson $5 $15 $50
Lawbreakers Always Lose #3 Marvel $20 $80 $250
2000 A.D. #1170 Fleetway $1 $2 $3