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DC Top 50 Heroes

A categorical listing of DC Top 50 Heroes curated by Key Collector Comics.

Low $155k
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Mid $475k
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High $2.8M
  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara, Zatanna's father
  • 1st appearance of Tex Thompson, later becomes Mr. America
Low $2k
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Mid $5k
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High $26k
  • 1st appearance of the Golden Age Sandman
Low $130k
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Mid $390k
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High $1.5M
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
Low $1k
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Mid $3k
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High $15k
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle
  • 1st appearance of Green Mask, Rex Dexter of Mars and Zanzibar the Magician
Low $8k
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Mid $27k
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High $130k
  • 1st appearance and origin of The Flash, Jay Garrick
  • 1st mention of Keystone City, protected by The Flash
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hawkman, Carter Hall
  • 1st appearance Shiera Sanders, later becomes Hawkgirl
  • 1st appearance of Hath-Set, the first villain of Hawkman
  • 1st appearance of Johnny Thunder
  • 1st appearance of Yz, Johnny Thunder's thunderbolt
Low $14k
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Mid $46k
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High $150k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam
  • 1st appearance of the Wizard Shazam
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Sivana, a scientific genius and the archenemy of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Ibis the Invincible and Spy Smasher
  • 1st team appearance of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man
  • ***premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2 - it is assumed this is due to securing a title that wasn't copyrighted
  • **Ashcan first appearances are unaccounted for since they were not intended for market distribution
Low $8k
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Mid $25k
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High $112k
  • 1st full appearance and origin of The Spectre
  • 1st appearance of The Presence, creator of The Spectre and the most powerful entity in the DC Multiverse
Low $2k
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Mid $7k
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High $36k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hourman (Rex Tyler)
Low $2k
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Mid $5k
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High $23k
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Fate (Kent Nelson)
Low $830
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Mid $2k
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High $14k
  • 1st cover appearance of Superman with Batman and Robin
Low $2k
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Mid $4k
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High $29k
  • 1st appearance of The Atom (Al Pratt)
Low $1k
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Mid $3k
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High $16k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Mid-Nite
  • 1st appearance of Guardian Angel
Low $450
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Mid $1k
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High $6k
  • 1st appearance of Shiera Sanders as Hawkgirl
Low $7k
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Mid $22k
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High $73k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Aquaman
  • 1st appearance of Green Arrow
  • 1st appearance of Speedy
Low $10k
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Mid $30k
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High $112k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Hippolyta
  • 1st appearance of Steve Trevor
  • Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite join the JSA
Low $4k
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Mid $13k
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High $52k
  • 2nd appearance and origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Terrific, Terry Sloane
  • 1st appearance of Wildcat, Ted Grant
Low $675
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Mid $2k
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High $9k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Superboy
  • Final Golden Age appearance of The Spectre
  • 1st appearance of Jor-El (Superman's Father)
Low $630
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Mid $2k
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High $5k
  • 1st appearance of Black Canary
Low $300
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Mid $825
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High $4k
  • 1st appearance of The Phantom Stranger
Low $630
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Mid $2k
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High $9k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Martian Manhunter
Low $7k
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Mid $25k
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High $142k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Barry Allen as the Silver Age Flash
  • Issue credited for ushering in the Silver Age of comic books
  • 1st appearance of Turtle and Iris West
Low $330
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Mid $950
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High $8k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Sardath
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
Low $450
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Mid $2k
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High $17k
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
Low $850
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Mid $4k
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High $35k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern
  • 1st appearance Carol Ferris, later becomes the second Star Sapphire
  • 1st appearance and death of Abin Sur, an alien who gave Hal his ring as he died
  • 1st mention of the Green Lantern Corps
Low $155
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Mid $475
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High $3k
  • 1st appearance of Weather Wizard
  • 1st appearance of Kid Flash (Wally West)
Low $80
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Mid $255
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High $900
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Atom
Low $120
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Mid $450
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Zatanna
Low $45
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Mid $120
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High $750
  • 1st appearance and origin of Buddy Baker, Animal Man not in costume
Low $165
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Mid $270
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High $500
  • 1st appearance of Beast Boy
Low $90
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Mid $360
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Batgirl
  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth in the Silver Age

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