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Marvel ⋅ 2020
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1st appearance of Sif as guardian of the Bifrost after the death of her brother, Heimdall

2nd cameo appearance of the Avengers 1,000 AD

1st cameo appearance of a future Avengers team led by the Goddesses of Thunder with a Captain America/Hulk and Phoenix Wolverine

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1st team appearance and origin of the West Coast Avengers: Hawkeye, Iron Man (Rhodes), Wonder Man, Mockingbird and Tigra

[June 2022 - a Wonder Man series could lead to a West Coast Avengers team]

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1st team appearance of a new Savage Avengers: Conan the Barbarian, Daimon Hellstrom and Black Widow

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1st team appearance of the All-New, All-Different Avengers, led by Iron Man: Captain America (Wilson), Spider-Man (Morales), Ms. Marvel (Khan), Thor (Foster), Nova (Alexander), Vision

Marvel ⋅ 1998
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1st appearance of Warbird, formerly Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers

New Avengers roster: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Warbid

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1st team appearance of the U.S.Avengers: Citizen V (Sunspot), Cannonball, Red Hulk, Iron Patriot, Danielle Cage, Enigma, Squirrel Girl

Robert Maverick becomes the second Red Hulk

Toni Ho becomes the third Iron Patriot

Over 50 variants exist featuring an Avenger and the state from which they were born

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1st team appearance of the Mighty Avengers: Ares, Black Widow, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Sentry, Wasp

Marvel ⋅ 2019
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1st team appearance of new Avengers lineup: Hawkeye, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Voyager, Spectrum, Rocket Raccoon

Marvel ⋅ 2009
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Partial appearance of the Dark Avengers: Norman Osborn (Iron Patriot), Noh-Varr (Captain Marvel), Daken (Wolverine), Moonstone (Ms. Marvel), Ares, Sentry and Bullseye (Hawkeye)

Dark Avengers appear briefly on television

Six-page preview of Black Panther #1 (2009) with J. Scott Campbell cover of Shuri in the Black Panther costume - preview art also appeared in Preview Catalog #64 and Young Guns Sketchbook '09

Marvel ⋅ 1979
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1st appearance of Scott Lang, later becomes the second Ant-Man

New Avengers roster: Captain America, Iron Man, Beast, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Wasp

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1st team appearance of the new West Coast Avengers: Hawkeye (Barton), Hawkeye (Bishop), America Chavez, Kid Omega, Gwenpool and Fuse

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1st team appearance of a new Young Avengers roster, unofficial: Kate Bishop, Noh-Varr, Wiccan, Hulkling, Kid Loki, Miss America

The team becomes official in Young Avengers Vol. 2 #5

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First official team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Wiccan, Hulking, Kid Loki, America Chavez, Noh-Varr

Marvel ⋅ 2010
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Maria Hill joins The Avengers

Bucky Barnes joins The Avengers as Captain America

1st cameo team appearance of the Next Avengers: Torunn, Henry Pym Jr., Francis Barton, James Rogers, Azari, the son of T'Challa and Storm from an alternate reality

Next Avengers also cameo in #2, #4 and #5 until full appearance in #6 and identities revealed in Avengers World #9

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1st team appearance of the Last Avengers: Hank Pym, Wasp, Cannonball, Human Torch, Hotshot, Bombshell, Jessie Wingfoot, Hawkeye, Mockingbird

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1st team appearance of the Atlantean Avengers with Namor as Captain America

1st cameo team appearance of the Multiversal Masters of Evil: Doom Supreme, Hound, Dark Phoenix, King Killmonger, Ghost Goblin, Kid Thanos, Black Skull

Marvel ⋅ 2016
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1st cameo appearance of Cressida, later known as Avenger X

Post Civil War Avengers Roster: Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Hercules, Vision, The Wasp

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1st team appearance of The Avengers of the Wastelands: Thor (Dani Cage), Ant-Man (Dwight), Hulk, Captain America (Grant)

1st cameo appearance of Captain America (Grant)

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1st official appearance and origin of Throg, Simon Puddlegulp who was transformed after finding Frogjolnir, a sliver of Mjolnir

Thor was transformed into a frog in Thor #363 (1986)

1st team appearance of the Pet Avengers: Lockjaw, Lockheed, Throg, Niels, Redwing in an alternate dimension

Copies ordered by retailers: 17,638

Marvel ⋅ 1998
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1st full team appearance of A-Next: J2, Thunderstrike, Mainframe (1st), Stinger (1st)

1st cameo appearance of Shannon Carter, later becomes American Dream

A-Next takes place in an alternate reality

Marvel ⋅ 2005
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1st official team appearance of the New Avengers: Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman

1st appearance of Maria Hill, once served as director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel ⋅ 1963
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1st team appearance and origin of the Avengers: Hulk, Iron Man, Wasp, Thor, Ant-Man

🥇 #1 on the CGC Monthly Report

June Highlights:

A 9.0 sold for $37,200, the highest graded sale of 2024

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Two copies in 8.0 sold, one for $22,001 and the other for $19,800, both higher than April’s $18,000 sale

Sales in grades 9.0 / 8.5 / 4.0 / 3.5 / 3.0 / 1.8 outsold the twelve-month average

The difference between the purchase amount of a CGC 5.0 ($4,499) vs an ungraded copy in similar condition ($3,499) is $1,000 (+29%)

The highest CBCS 2.5 sale (unsigned) was $1,700 vs the most recent CGC 2.5 at $2,225, a difference of $525 (+31%)

Summary: with a healthy amount of inventory listed and sold throughout June, The Avengers premiere issue takes the top spot on the CGC monthly report. Sellers may have been encouraged to list copies after April’s huge $432,000 sale of a 9.6, considerably higher than even 2021’s record-breaking $369,000 transaction. Typically, the highest graded book that rarely hits the market and performs well will have a cascading effect on lower grades, boosting their value. This might not be evident when examining Blue Chip Key Issues during the secondary market boom of 2020 – 2022 but the strength of this book is clear when compared to 2018 and before

🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]

CENTERFOLD & 5TH WRAP MISSING / INCOMPLETE 0.5 sold for $1,223 [No Previous Data]

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1st team appearance of The Avengers 2099: Captain America (Roberta Mendez), Black Widow (Tania), Iron Man (Sonny Frisco), Hercules, Hawkeye (Max)

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Origin of White Fox

1st team appearance of the Future Avengers

Marvel ⋅ 2010
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1st full appearance of the Next Avengers: Torunn, Henry Pym Jr., Francis Barton, James Rogers , Azari, the son of T'Challa and Storm from an alternate reality

Characters are not fully identified by name or parentage until Avengers World #9

Marvel ⋅ 2019
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1st full appearance of Danielle Cage as Thor, in an alternate reality

1st partial team appearance of The Avengers of the Wasteland

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1st appearance of the Avengers 1,000,000 BC: Agamotto, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Lady Phoenix, Starbrand, Odin and Ghost Rider

1st appearance of Zgreb the Aspirant aka The Fallen, a Celestial who befell the same fate as the Progenitor

Introduction of Planet Bast and the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda

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1st team appearance of the Secret Avengers: Captain America, War Machine, Black Widow, Valkyrie, Beast, Nova and Moon Knight

1st team appearance of the Shadow Council

Beginning of the 'Heroic Age' according to Marvel

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1st full appearance of the Dark Avengers: Norman Osborn as Iron Patriot, Noh-Varr as Captain Marvel, Daken as Wolverine, Mac Gargan/Venom as Spider-Man, Bullseye as Hawkeye, Moonstone as Ms. Marvel, Sentry and Ares

Dark Avengers made a partial team cameo in New Avengers #49

First mention of H.A.M.M.E.R., the government organization that replaces S.H.I.E.L.D. under the leadership of Norman Osborn

[April 2024 - revealed at CinemaCon, the addition of an asterisk to the Thunderbolts title is causing speculation that there is a connection to the Dark Avengers]

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1st cover appearance of the Savage Avengers, cover: Wolverine, Punisher, Conan the Barbarian, Elektra, Brother Voodoo, Venom

1st cameo appearance of the Marrow God

1st appearance of the Priest of Sickles

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1st team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Patriot, Asgardian aka Wiccan, Hulkling, and Iron Lad, who is later revealed to be a young variant of Kang

[October 2022 - Wiccan aka Billy Kaplan, son of Scarlet Witch are rumored to appear in the Agatha TV series]

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1st team appearance of Avengers World, an international team led by Blue Marvel

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1st team appearance of the Mighty Avengers: Luke Cage, Spider-Man (Octavius), Spectrum and Spider-Hero

1st appearance of Blade as Spider-Hero

Monica Rambeau becomes Spectrum, formerly Photon, Pulsar and the second Ms. Marvel

Photo Cover ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2015
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Avengers: Age of Ultron movie variant

Connecting cover

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1st team appearance of the Great Lake Avengers: Big Bertha, Dinah Soar, Doorman, Flatman and Mr. Immortal

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First mention of the West Coast Avengers, created to relocate the surplus of Avengers after the Secret War

Marvel ⋅ 2013
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1st appearance of Monica Change in the mainstream Marvel Universe

1st full appearance of Alexis the Protector

1st team appearance of the Avengers A.I.: Hank Pym, Victor Mancha, Vision, Alexis, a Doombot

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