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

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  • First artwork by Todd McFarlane in the letters column of a comic-related publication (fanzine)
  • Circulation of the fanzine during this timeframe was approximately 11,000 copies
  • First artwork by Todd McFarlane in the letters column of a comic-related publication (fanzine)
  • Circulation of the fanzine during this timeframe was approximately 11,000 copies
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  • First professionally published artwork in the comic book industry by Daniel Warren Johnson - one page pin-up
  • First professionally published artwork in the comic book industry by Daniel Warren Johnson - one page pin-up
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  • First interior published artwork in comic books by Budd Root, creator of the independently-published Cavewoman series
  • Root claimed in an interview that The James Gang #1 sold so poorly that the writer paid him in King Kong trading cards
  • Cover art by Mike Hoffman
  • First interior published artwork in comic books by Budd Root, creator of the independently-published Cavewoman series
  • Root claimed in an interview that The James Gang #1 sold so poorly that the writer paid him in King Kong trading cards
  • Cover art by Mike Hoffman
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  • First interior artwork in the comic industry by Mark Brooks
  • First interior artwork in the comic industry by Mark Brooks
Low $360
Mid $1.1k
High $4.4k
  • First cover art by Will Eisner
  • 1st appearance of Buck Jones
  • First cover art by Will Eisner
  • 1st appearance of Buck Jones
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  • First professional written and illustrated work in comics by Frank Miller
  • Three-page story titled 'Royal Feast'
  • First professional written and illustrated work in comics by Frank Miller
  • Three-page story titled 'Royal Feast'
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  • First cover art by Alex Ross
  • First cover art by Alex Ross
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  • First self-published written and illustrated work in comics by Jeff Lemire
  • First self-published written and illustrated work in comics by Jeff Lemire
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  • First cover art by Ben Templesmith
  • First cover art by Ben Templesmith
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  • First cover art by David Mack
  • First cover art by David Mack
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Mid $10k
High $35k
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Occult, one of the earliest superheroes in history
  • First artwork by Joe Shuster
  • First written work in comics by Jerry Siegel
  • 1st appearance of a vampire in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Occult, one of the earliest superheroes in history
  • First artwork by Joe Shuster
  • First written work in comics by Jerry Siegel
  • 1st appearance of a vampire in comic books
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  • First interior art by Gil Kane (inks)
  • Bondage cover
  • First interior art by Gil Kane (inks)
  • Bondage cover
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Mid $680
High $2.7k
  • First battle of Silver Surfer vs Thor
  • 2nd appearance of Mephisto
  • Iconic cover art by John Buscema
  • First interior art by Sal Buscema, inks
  • First battle of Silver Surfer vs Thor
  • 2nd appearance of Mephisto
  • Iconic cover art by John Buscema
  • First interior art by Sal Buscema, inks
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  • First cover art by Ryan Stegman
  • First cover art by Ryan Stegman
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  • First interior art by Jae Lee, also illustrated the back cover
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cyber aka Silas Burr, later becomes Hornet
  • Cyber is the villain who gouged out Wolverine's eye leading to the 'Patch' identity
  • First interior art by Jae Lee, also illustrated the back cover
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cyber aka Silas Burr, later becomes Hornet
  • Cyber is the villain who gouged out Wolverine's eye leading to the 'Patch' identity
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  • First published partial cover and interior art by Frank Frazetta
  • First published partial cover and interior art by Frank Frazetta
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  • First cover art by Bob Layton
  • First cover art by Bob Layton
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  • First cover art by Mark Brooks
  • First cover art by Mark Brooks
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  • First cover art by Jock (as Mark Simpson)
  • First cover art by Jock (as Mark Simpson)
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  • First cover art by Mike Mignola, solicitation magazine
  • First published interior art was of Red Sonja on page 9 of Comic Reader #183
  • First cover art by Mike Mignola, solicitation magazine
  • First published interior art was of Red Sonja on page 9 of Comic Reader #183
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  • First Gen 13 limited series
  • First published cover art by J. Scott Campbell
  • First Gen 13 limited series
  • First published cover art by J. Scott Campbell
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  • First published artwork in comics by Neal Adams
  • One panel in this issue was replaced by sample art that Neal Adams submitted to Joe Simon who worked at Archie Comics
  • First published artwork in comics by Neal Adams
  • One panel in this issue was replaced by sample art that Neal Adams submitted to Joe Simon who worked at Archie Comics
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  • First published artwork by Dale Keown, cover and interior
  • First published artwork by Dale Keown, cover and interior
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Comics Journal #84 Fantagraphics $4 $12 $45
Shaolin Cowboy #3 Dark Horse $0 $0 $0
James Gang, The #1 London Night $1 $3 $12
10th Muse #7 Image $1 $2 $3
Wow What a Magazine #1 Henle $360 $1.1k $4.4k
Twilight Zone #84 Gold Key $30 $100 $300
Terminator: The Burning Earth #1 Now $1 $2 $10
Lost Dogs #1 Ashtray Press $2 $8 $20
Hellspawn #10 Image $1 $2 $3
Adventures of the Vital Man #1 Budgie Press $1 $2 $3
New Fun Comics #6 DC $3.5k $10k $35k
Zip Comics #14 MLJ $220 $880 $2.2k
Silver Surfer #4 Marvel $225 $680 $2.7k
Midnight Kiss #0 AAM-Markosia $1 $2 $3
Marvel Comics Presents #85 Marvel $1 $2 $5
Tally-Ho Comics Swappers $50 $150 $550
Champions #11 Marvel $1 $2 $5
Atlas #1 Avatar $1 $2 $4
2000 A.D. #1203 Fleetway $1 $2 $3
Comic Reader #196 Street Enterprises $1 $2 $7
Gen 13 #1 Image $1 $2 $10
Adventures of the Fly #4 Archie $50 $150 $600
Samurai #13 Aircel $1 $2 $10