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  • 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"
Low $50
Mid $150
High $500
  • Final appearance of Steamboat, a character depicted in a racially offensive manner that was protested by a group of schoolchildren who demanded his removal from Fawcett comics
  • Final appearance of Steamboat, a character depicted in a racially offensive manner that was protested by a group of schoolchildren who demanded his removal from Fawcett comics
Low $440
Mid $1.2k
High $4.5k
  • Biographies of famous and influential African Americans including George Washington Carver, Charles Thomas and Paul Robeson
  • 📣 Auction Results: New High [Previous High]
  • 7.0 sold for $2,280 [$1,250 in 2014] +82%
  • Biographies of famous and influential African Americans including George Washington Carver, Charles Thomas and Paul Robeson
  • 📣 Auction Results: New High [Previous High]
  • 7.0 sold for $2,280 [$1,250 in 2014] +82%
Low $4k
Mid $6.5k
High $12.5k
  • First comic book produced in full by black creators including writers, artists and the publisher
  • As quoted by editor Orrin C. Evans "every brush stroke and pen line in the drawings on these pages are by Negro artists"
  • Inside back cover has an advertisement for #2 but it was never published due to vendor refusal
  • First comic book produced in full by black creators including writers, artists and the publisher
  • As quoted by editor Orrin C. Evans "every brush stroke and pen line in the drawings on these pages are by Negro artists"
  • Inside back cover has an advertisement for #2 but it was never published due to vendor refusal
Low $45
Mid $310
High $980
  • Classic story titled 'Judgement Day' that reveals the protagonist to be an African-American man which, at the time, was a risky move issued by the creators to insert the character into a position of power
  • Classic story titled 'Judgement Day' that reveals the protagonist to be an African-American man which, at the time, was a risky move issued by the creators to insert the character into a position of power
Low $45
Mid $120
High $550
  • 1st appearance of Waku, Marvel's first heroic black character
  • Marvel was operating as Atlas at the time
  • 1st appearance of Jann of the Jungle
  • 1st appearance of Waku, Marvel's first heroic black character
  • Marvel was operating as Atlas at the time
  • 1st appearance of Jann of the Jungle
Low $40
Mid $115
High $500
  • Reprint of "Judgement Day," a story about an astronaut who is revealed to be black in the final panel
  • The self-regulating committee, the Comics Code Authority (CCA) ordered the final panel to be replaced but the decision was reversed after the creators threatened to inform the press
  • Reprint of "Judgement Day," a story about an astronaut who is revealed to be black in the final panel
  • The self-regulating committee, the Comics Code Authority (CCA) ordered the final panel to be replaced but the decision was reversed after the creators threatened to inform the press
Low $20
Mid $80
High $200
  • One-shot educational comic book that told the Rosa Parks bus incident story to teach non-violent resistance in a politically-charged atmosphere
  • Other stories include a brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi's independence protest
  • Reprinted in Spanish and Arabic
  • First print run was 250,000 and can be identified by the copper-coated staples
  • One-shot educational comic book that told the Rosa Parks bus incident story to teach non-violent resistance in a politically-charged atmosphere
  • Other stories include a brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi's independence protest
  • Reprinted in Spanish and Arabic
  • First print run was 250,000 and can be identified by the copper-coated staples
Low $25
Mid $75
High $350
  • 1st appearance of Jackie Johnson, a member of Easy Company and one of the first non-stereotypical African-American characters in DC Comics
  • 1st appearance of Wildman, aside from Sgt. Rock, the most prominent member of Easy Company who earned his nickname from his wild, sometimes reckless behavior in battle
  • 1st appearance of Jackie Johnson, a member of Easy Company and one of the first non-stereotypical African-American characters in DC Comics
  • 1st appearance of Wildman, aside from Sgt. Rock, the most prominent member of Easy Company who earned his nickname from his wild, sometimes reckless behavior in battle
Low $640
Mid $1.8k
High $6.4k
  • 1st appearance of Sgt. Nick Fury
  • 1st team appearance of the Howling Commandos: Happy Sam Sawyer, Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan, Junior Juniper, Rebel Ralston and Gabe Jones, the first ongoing black character in the mainstream Marvel Universe (post Fantastic Four #1)
  • In the book, Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe, Stan explains Gabe Jones was intended to be black but due to a printing error, he was the same color as the other soldiers. Gabe's skin tone is noticeably different in the next issue though it doesn't appear to be a natural skin color
  • 1st appearance of Sgt. Nick Fury
  • 1st team appearance of the Howling Commandos: Happy Sam Sawyer, Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan, Junior Juniper, Rebel Ralston and Gabe Jones, the first ongoing black character in the mainstream Marvel Universe (post Fantastic Four #1)
  • In the book, Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe, Stan explains Gabe Jones was intended to be black but due to a printing error, he was the same color as the other soldiers. Gabe's skin tone is noticeably different in the next issue though it doesn't appear to be a natural skin color
Low $100
Mid $300
High $1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Lobo
  • First comic book title featuring a black character
  • 1st appearance and origin of Lobo
  • First comic book title featuring a black character
Low $1
Mid $2
High $8
  • Premiere issue of a sixteen-issue series of biographical content related to black men and women who had a significant impact on history
  • Featured: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Robert Smalls and others including an issue dedicated to black cowboys
  • Premiere issue of a sixteen-issue series of biographical content related to black men and women who had a significant impact on history
  • Featured: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Robert Smalls and others including an issue dedicated to black cowboys
Low $460
Mid $1.3k
High $4.6k
  • 1st appearance of the Black Panther, T'Challa, king of Wakanda
  • 1st appearance of the Black Panther, T'Challa, king of Wakanda
Low $12
Mid $45
High $125
  • 1st appearance of Jill Jerold, an English model and the first ongoing female, black character in Marvel Comics
  • 1st appearance of Jill Jerold, an English model and the first ongoing female, black character in Marvel Comics
Low $90
Mid $300
High $900
  • 1st appearance of Robbie Robertson, a mentor to Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle and a foil to J. Jonah Jameson
  • 2nd full appearance and 1st cover of Kingpin
  • 1st appearance of Robbie Robertson, a mentor to Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle and a foil to J. Jonah Jameson
  • 2nd full appearance and 1st cover of Kingpin
Low $8
Mid $25
High $80
  • Biographies of influential black Americans from the colonial era: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Crispus Attucks and Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
  • Final issue of the Classics Illustrated series
  • Biographies of influential black Americans from the colonial era: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Crispus Attucks and Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
  • Final issue of the Classics Illustrated series
Low $145
Mid $540
High $1.7k
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Falcon, Sam Wilson, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics
  • 1st appearance of Redwing, a falcon and Sam Wilson's sidekick
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Falcon, Sam Wilson, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics
  • 1st appearance of Redwing, a falcon and Sam Wilson's sidekick
Low $85
Mid $300
High $900
  • First independent title with a black superhero headlining the series
  • Pre-dated Marvel's Luke Cage, Hero For Hire (1972)
  • First independent title with a black superhero headlining the series
  • Pre-dated Marvel's Luke Cage, Hero For Hire (1972)
Low $4
Mid $12
High $45
  • 1st appearance of Mal Duncan, the first black hero in DC Comics, later becomes the Guardian
  • 1st appearance of Mal Duncan, the first black hero in DC Comics, later becomes the Guardian
Low $150
Mid $500
High $1.5k
  • 1st appearance of Appa Ali Apsa, a Guardian of the Universe
  • Retitled Green Arrow/Green Lantern
  • Issue considered by many to mark the end of the comic book Silver Age
  • Introduction of controversial social themes in comics - Green Lantern is reprimanded by a black man which was an expression of frustration by the creators for the lack of accurately presented black people in comics
  • 1st appearance of Appa Ali Apsa, a Guardian of the Universe
  • Retitled Green Arrow/Green Lantern
  • Issue considered by many to mark the end of the comic book Silver Age
  • Introduction of controversial social themes in comics - Green Lantern is reprimanded by a black man which was an expression of frustration by the creators for the lack of accurately presented black people in comics
Low $4
Mid $12
High $45
  • Captain America retitled Captain America and The Falcon
  • 1st appearance of Stone-Face, a crime lord based in Harlem
  • 1st appearance of Sarah Wilson, Sam Wilson's sister
  • Captain America retitled Captain America and The Falcon
  • 1st appearance of Stone-Face, a crime lord based in Harlem
  • 1st appearance of Sarah Wilson, Sam Wilson's sister
Low $12
Mid $40
High $120
  • 1st appearance of Butterfly, the first super-powered black female in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Brice Reese, a vigilante with a customized motorcycle that included a flamethrower
  • Prototype of Ghost Rider, also created by Gary Friedrich
  • 1st appearance of Butterfly, the first super-powered black female in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Brice Reese, a vigilante with a customized motorcycle that included a flamethrower
  • Prototype of Ghost Rider, also created by Gary Friedrich
Low $3
Mid $9
High $35
  • Black Panther briefly changes his name to Black Leopard because at the time, the Black Panther Party had become increasingly radical in their activism
  • Black Panther briefly changes his name to Black Leopard because at the time, the Black Panther Party had become increasingly radical in their activism
Low $100
Mid $300
High $1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage, the first black superhero to headline a title in mainstream comics
  • Luke Cage became invincible to harm through a Super Soldier program called Project Power aka Weapon VI
  • 1st appearance of Diamondback, Comanche and Shades
  • 1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage, the first black superhero to headline a title in mainstream comics
  • Luke Cage became invincible to harm through a Super Soldier program called Project Power aka Weapon VI
  • 1st appearance of Diamondback, Comanche and Shades
Low $30
Mid $90
High $300
  • Single issue series based on the the first syndicated, newspaper comic strip that featured a black woman
  • In 1975, three years after the comic was published, Pam Grier starred in a film of the same name
  • Single issue series based on the the first syndicated, newspaper comic strip that featured a black woman
  • In 1975, three years after the comic was published, Pam Grier starred in a film of the same name
Low $50
Mid $180
High $550
  • 1st appearance of Nubia, Wonder Woman's sister and the first black super-powered female in DC Comics
  • Death of I-Ching, killed by a sniper
  • Return of Wonder Woman's classic costume which had been absent since issue #179
  • 1st appearance of Nubia, Wonder Woman's sister and the first black super-powered female in DC Comics
  • Death of I-Ching, killed by a sniper
  • Return of Wonder Woman's classic costume which had been absent since issue #179
Low $4
Mid $10
High $40
  • 1st appearance of Misty Knight, the first black female Marvel hero without superpowers
  • 1st appearance of Misty Knight, the first black female Marvel hero without superpowers
Low $875
Mid $2.9k
High $8.9k
  • 1st appearance of the new X-Men: Storm (1st), Nightcrawler (1st), Colossus (1st), Thunderbird (1st), Wolverine (3rd)
  • Many resources label this the 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and The Incredible Hulk #182 a second cameo
  • 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child, later becomes Magik
  • Introduction of Krakoa, the Living Island
  • First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws
  • 1st appearance of the new X-Men: Storm (1st), Nightcrawler (1st), Colossus (1st), Thunderbird (1st), Wolverine (3rd)
  • Many resources label this the 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and The Incredible Hulk #182 a second cameo
  • 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child, later becomes Magik
  • Introduction of Krakoa, the Living Island
  • First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws
Low $2
Mid $8
High $25
  • 1st appearance of Karen Beecher as Bumblebee, DC's first black, female superhero - appeared in Teen Titans #45 not in costume
  • Nubia appeared before Beecher but was not a hero at the time
  • Bumblebee joins the Teen Titans
  • Duela Dent takes the name 'Harlequin'
  • 1st appearance of Karen Beecher as Bumblebee, DC's first black, female superhero - appeared in Teen Titans #45 not in costume
  • Nubia appeared before Beecher but was not a hero at the time
  • Bumblebee joins the Teen Titans
  • Duela Dent takes the name 'Harlequin'
Low $4
Mid $12
High $45
  • First interracial kiss between two mainstream comic heroes, Misty Knight and Iron Fist
  • See Creepy #43 for the first interracial kiss in comics
  • First interracial kiss between two mainstream comic heroes, Misty Knight and Iron Fist
  • See Creepy #43 for the first interracial kiss in comics
Low $30
Mid $100
High $300
  • One-shot issue featuring a boxing match between Superman & Muhammad Ali
  • Classic wraparound cover art by Neal Adams
  • One-shot issue featuring a boxing match between Superman & Muhammad Ali
  • Classic wraparound cover art by Neal Adams
Low $5
Mid $15
High $50
  • 1st appearance of Vixen, the first black female member of the Justice League of America
  • 1st appearance of Vixen, the first black female member of the Justice League of America
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau
  • Monica Rambeau joins the Avengers becoming the first black, female Avenger
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau
  • Monica Rambeau joins the Avengers becoming the first black, female Avenger
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • 1st appearance of Martha Washington, an African-American teenager on a heroic journey in a dystopian landscape
  • Critically-acclaimed four-part limited series
  • Written by Frank Miller with art by Dave Gibbons
  • 1st appearance of Martha Washington, an African-American teenager on a heroic journey in a dystopian landscape
  • Critically-acclaimed four-part limited series
  • Written by Frank Miller with art by Dave Gibbons
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • Biography of Malcolm X, a human rights activist
  • Biography of Malcolm X, a human rights activist
Low $1
Mid $2
High $5
  • 1st appearance of Hardware, an inventor who created a battle suit to fight crime
  • Debut title published by Milestone Media, an imprint of DC founded by black artists and writers
  • 1st appearance of Hardware, an inventor who created a battle suit to fight crime
  • Debut title published by Milestone Media, an imprint of DC founded by black artists and writers
Low $5
Mid $15
High $50
  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • 1st appearance of Hotstreak, a villain with the power to control fire
  • [October 2020 - Warner Brothers and Michael B. Jordan to produce a Static Shock movie / June 2022 - rumor filming will begin late 2022 with Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) in the lead role]
  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • 1st appearance of Hotstreak, a villain with the power to control fire
  • [October 2020 - Warner Brothers and Michael B. Jordan to produce a Static Shock movie / June 2022 - rumor filming will begin late 2022 with Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) in the lead role]
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • 1st appearance of Nelson Mandela in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Nelson Mandela in comic books
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • 1st cover and full appearance of XS
  • 1st cover and full appearance of XS
Low $1
Mid $3
High $12
  • 1st appearance of the Justice Alliance, an alternate reality version of the Justice League from an Earth where most of the super-heroes are black
  • 1st appearance of a black Superman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of the Justice Alliance, an alternate reality version of the Justice League from an Earth where most of the super-heroes are black
  • 1st appearance of a black Superman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman
Low $3
Mid $9
High $30
  • 1st appearance of Isaiah Bradley, becomes Captain America after receiving an injection of the Super Soldier serum developed by Project Rebirth
  • [July 2022 - Marvel recently trademarked the title Captain America: Red, White & Black / September 2022 - Carl Lumbly will reprise the role of Isaiah in Captain America 4]
  • 1st appearance of Isaiah Bradley, becomes Captain America after receiving an injection of the Super Soldier serum developed by Project Rebirth
  • [July 2022 - Marvel recently trademarked the title Captain America: Red, White & Black / September 2022 - Carl Lumbly will reprise the role of Isaiah in Captain America 4]
Low $1
Mid $2
High $5
  • Marriage of Black Panther and Storm
  • Wraparound cover art by Frank Cho
  • Marriage of Black Panther and Storm
  • Wraparound cover art by Frank Cho
Low $3
Mid $9
High $30
  • 1st appearance of Senator Barack Obama, five years prior to the Presidential primaries
  • 1st appearance of Senator Barack Obama, five years prior to the Presidential primaries
Low $10
Mid $35
High $110
  • 1st cover appearance of Barack Obama
  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen that has a second, third and fourth printing with alternate-colored backgrounds
  • The Savage Dragon ran for President of the United States four years earlier but lost
  • 1st cover appearance of Barack Obama
  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen that has a second, third and fourth printing with alternate-colored backgrounds
  • The Savage Dragon ran for President of the United States four years earlier but lost
Low $5
Mid $15
High $50
  • 1st appearance of Sam Wilson as Captain America
  • [SDCC 2022 - Captain America 4 officially titled Captain America: New World Order]
  • 1st appearance of Sam Wilson as Captain America
  • [SDCC 2022 - Captain America 4 officially titled Captain America: New World Order]
Low $5
Mid $15
High $65
  • Won an Eisner award in 2018 for best limited series with stories focused on the lives of women living in Wakanda including the Dora Milaje, the elite security force who protect the Wakandan crown
  • Won an Eisner award in 2018 for best limited series with stories focused on the lives of women living in Wakanda including the Dora Milaje, the elite security force who protect the Wakandan crown
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Jumbo Comics #69 Fiction House $430 $1.3k $4.3k
Captain Marvel Adventures #48 Fawcett $50 $150 $500
Negro Heroes #1 Parents' Magazine Press $440 $1.2k $4.5k
All Negro Comics #1 All Negro Comics $4k $6.5k $12.5k
Weird Fantasy #18 EC $45 $310 $980
Jungle Tales #1 Atlas $45 $120 $550
Incredible Science Fiction #33 EC $40 $115 $500
Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story The Fellowship of Reconciliation $20 $80 $200
Our Army at War #113 DC $25 $75 $350
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 Marvel $640 $1.8k $6.4k
Lobo #1 Dell $100 $300 $1k
Golden Legacy #1 Fitzgerald Publications $1 $2 $8
Fantastic Four #52 Marvel $460 $1.3k $4.6k
Millie the Model #141 Marvel $12 $45 $125
Amazing Spider-Man #51 Marvel $90 $300 $900
Classics Illustrated #169 Gilberton $8 $25 $80
Captain America #117 Marvel $145 $540 $1.7k
Ebon #1 SF Comic Book Co. $85 $300 $900
Teen Titans #26 DC $4 $12 $45
Green Lantern #76 DC $150 $500 $1.5k
Captain America #134 Marvel $4 $12 $45
Hell-Rider #1 Skywald $12 $40 $120
Fantastic Four #119 Marvel $3 $9 $35
Hero for Hire #1 Marvel $100 $300 $1k
Friday Foster #1 Dell $30 $90 $300
Wonder Woman #204 DC $50 $180 $550
Marvel Premiere #21 Marvel $4 $10 $40
Giant-Size X-Men #1 Marvel $875 $2.9k $8.9k
Teen Titans #48 DC $2 $8 $25
Marvel Team-Up #64 Marvel $4 $12 $45
All-New Collectors' Edition #C-56 DC $30 $100 $300
Action Comics #521 DC $5 $15 $50
Avengers #227 Marvel $1 $5 $15
Give Me Liberty #1 Dark Horse $1 $2 $3
The Life and Times of Malcolm X Millennium Publication $1 $2 $3
Hardware #1 DC $1 $2 $5
Static #1 DC $5 $15 $50
Team Titans #24 DC $1 $2 $3
Legion of Super-Heroes #62 DC $1 $2 $3
Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 DC $1 $3 $12
Truth: Red, White & Black #1 Marvel $3 $9 $30
Black Panther #18 Marvel $1 $2 $5
Licensable Bear #4 About $3 $9 $30
Savage Dragon #137 Image $10 $35 $110
Captain America #25 Marvel $5 $15 $50
Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1 Marvel $5 $15 $65