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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 $1.5k
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Mid $4.6k
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High $26k
  • 1st appearance of the Golden Age Sandman
Low $350k
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Mid $1.0M
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High $3.5M
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
  • November 19, 2020 a CGC 7.0 sold for $1.5MM in a Heritage Auction. The last recorded sale in that grade was a decade ago, almost to the day for $500k
Low $1.1k
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Mid $3.2k
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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 $18.5k
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Mid $47k
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High $330k
  • 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
  • [October 2019 - Hawkman will be in the Black Adam movie]
  • [September 2020 - Aldis Hodge confirmed to portray Hawkman in Black Adam]
  • 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
  • [November 2020 - Jim Gaffigan to voice Thunderbolt in the Stargirl TV series]
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 $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, later renamed the Seven Deadly Sins
  • While not a precise swipe of Action Comics #1 artwork, this cover and other aspects of Captain Marvel led to DC (formerly National) filing a lawsuit against Fawcett for Captain Marvel too closely resembling Superman
  • *premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2
  • *there exists a very scarce Ashcan edition of this issue
Low $2.5k
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Mid $7.4k
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High $36k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hourman, Rex Tyler
Low $1.9k
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Mid $8.6k
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High $43.1k
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Fate, Kent Nelson
  • [March 2021 - Pierce Bronsan confirmed in the role]
  • Introduction of the Helmet of Fate, Amulet of Anubis, and the Cloak of Destiny
Low $830
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Mid $2.5k
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High $14k
  • 1st cover appearance of Superman with Batman and Robin
Low $1.9k
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Mid $3.8k
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High $29k
  • 1st appearance of the Atom, Al Pratt, not in costume
Low $1.1k
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Mid $3.2k
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High $16k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Mid-Nite, a surgeon who is blind in the light but can see perfectly in the dark
  • Hop Harrigan becomes Guardian Angel
Low $450
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Mid $1.3k
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High $5.8k
  • 1st appearance of Shiera Sanders as Hawkgirl
Low $7.2k
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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 $4.5k
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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 $2.1k
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High $9.1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Superboy
  • Final Golden Age appearance of The Spectre
  • 1st appearance of Jor-El (Superman's Father)
Low $1.9k
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Mid $7k
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High $19k
  • 1st appearance of Black Canary
Low $300
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Mid $825
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High $3.8k
  • 1st appearance of The Phantom Stranger
Low $1k
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Mid $3k
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High $16.5k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Martian Manhunter
  • [May 2020 - Zack Snyder teases Martian Manhunter will make an appearance in the Justice League recut for HBO Max]
Low $7.3k
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Mid $25k
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High $142k
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Flash, Barry Allen
  • 1st appearance of Iris West, the wife of Barry Allen
  • This issue is credited for ushering in the Silver Age of comics
Low $330
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Mid $950
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High $7.7k
  • 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 $1.7k
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High $17k
  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
  • 1st appearance of Zor-El, the father of Supergirl
Low $2.2k
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Mid $7k
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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 $160
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Mid $550
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High $1.7k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Zatanna
  • [March 2021 - WB is developing a film with Emerald Fennell (Anna Karenina) attached to write
Low $125
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Mid $380
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High $1.5k
  • 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 $330
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Mid $810
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High $5.2k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Batgirl, Barbara Gordon
  • [DC FanDome - reportedly Barbara Gordon is going to appear in Titans and a solo Batgirl movie is in development]
  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth in the Silver Age
  • There are only three recorded 9.8 sales for Batgirl's first appearance
  • In 2013, a 9.8 sold for $15,000
  • In 2014, a 9.8 sold for $18,250 (+21%)
  • In 2021, a 9.8 sold for $132,000 (+623%)
  • 4 copies graded 9.8 are known to exists according to the CGC census

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