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Below is a selection of characters who make their first full and first cover appearance in the same comic 🎁 Thank You for utilizing the eBay links when making ANY purchase and contributing to the continued development of Key Collector Comics

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High $300
  • 1st appearance of M'Baku, aka Man-Ape, the leader of the White Gorilla Cult
  • 1st appearance of W'Kabi, the second-in-command to T'Challa
Low $40
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Mid $120
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High $450
  • 1st appearance of X-23, Laura Kinney
  • Laura Kinney debuted in the animated series X-Men: Evolution (2003)
Low $20
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Mid $80
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High $280
  • 1st team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Patriot, Iron Lad, Asgardian, Hulkling
  • Iron Lad revealed to be a variant of Kang
Low $150
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Mid $500
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High $1.5k
  • 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a standard comic
Low $85
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Mid $540
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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
Low $50
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Mid $225
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High $850
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 1st appearance of Major Vance Astro
  • 1st appearance of Charlie-27
  • 1st appearance of Martinez
  • 1st appearance of Yondu
Low $260
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Mid $975
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High $5.2k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Batgirl, Barbara Gordon
  • [July 2021 - Leslie Grace (In The Heights) cast as Batgirl for HBO Max]
  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth in the Silver Age
Low $445
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Mid $1.8k
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High $10.5k
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Quicksilver
  • 1st appearance Mastermind, later becomes Jason Wyngarde
  • 1st appearance of Toad
  • 2nd appearance of Magneto
  • Although the Scarlet Witch's costume is colored green on the cover, it is red in the story
Low $55
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Mid $235
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High $1.1k
  • 1st appearance of Mera, Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman
Low $510
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Mid $1.7k
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High $5.3k
  • 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
  • [December 2020 - Fury confirmed to lead his own series alongside Talos in Secret Invasion]
Low $90
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Mid $270
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High $1.1k
  • 1st appearance of Bat-Girl, Betty Kane
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 1st team appearance of Power Pack
Low $20
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Mid $80
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High $225
  • 1st appearance of Beta Ray Bill, a Korbinite alien worthy of picking up Mjolnir
  • [November 2017 - a sculpture of Beta Ray Bill's head adorns the Grandmaster's Tower in Thor Ragnarok adding credibility to the rumor he'll appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Thor Love & Thunder]
  • 1st appearance of Lorelai, the sister of Enchantress
Low $10
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Mid $30
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High $100
  • 1st appearance of Lobo
  • 🔮 Over the past decade, big names like Guy Ritchie and Michael Bay have been attached to a supposed Lobo movie but to the dismay of many Bastiches, this never happened even though this one-of-a-kind character would have a Deadpool-like draw at the box office
Low $5
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Mid $20
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High $65
  • 1st appearance and origin of Cloak & Dagger
Low $25
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Mid $80
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High $275
  • 1st appearance and origin of Elektra
  • First written work on Daredevil by Frank Miller
  • Elektra misspelled 'Elecktra' on the cover
Low $20
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Mid $115
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High $300
  • 1st appearance and origin of She-Hulk, the cousin of Bruce Banner
Low $7
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Mid $18
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High $90
  • 1st appearance of Captain Britain
  • 1st cameo appearance of Roma
  • Debut of the Sword of Might
Low $50
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Mid $150
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High $500
  • 1st appearance of Power Girl
Low $20
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Mid $65
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High $185
  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • First published artwork for Marvel by George Perez, interior two-page backup story
  • Prior to the publication of this issue, George Perez was published in the science-fiction magazine Hot Stuf'
Low $160
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Mid $500
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High $1.5k
  • 1st appearance of Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu
  • 1st appearance of Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith
  • 1st appearance of Fu Manchu, father of Shang-Chi, later renamed Han, then Zheng Zu
  • 1st team appearance of Si-Fan, a secret society with allegiances to Fu Manchu
  • 1st appearance of Shang-Chi's unnamed mother, an American - later retconned in Shang-Chi #4 (2021)
Low $15
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Mid $55
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High $160
  • 1st appearance and origin of The Cat
Low $25
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Mid $100
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High $275
  • 1st appearance and origin of Etrigan the Demon
  • 1st appearance of Morgaine Le Fay, the sister of Madame Xanadu
  • 1st appearance of Randu Singh
Low $30
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Mid $90
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High $310
  • 1st appearance of Mister Miracle, Scott Free, the son of Highfather
  • 1st appearance of Oberon, Mister Miracle's stage manager
Low $100
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Mid $300
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance of Conan the Barbarian
  • 1st cameo appearance of King Kull
Low $225
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Mid $650
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High $1.8k
  • 🏅 #8 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of the Swamp Thing, Alex Olsen
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 5.5 sold for $1,600 [$1,500 in July] +7%
  • 4.5 sold for $1,250 [$1,075 in Aug] +16%
  • 2.5 sold for $889 [$700 in Oct] +27%
  • Swamp Thing's introduction is one of the few DC issues that sustains demand despite a soft market for DC Key Issues
  • This issue is unique in that it features a character that is not currently attached to any upcoming projects though the universe slated for HBO Max that includes Justice League Dark could easily include Swamp Thing
  • Other DC Keys that have landed on the Key Collector Hot 10 include: Batman Adventures #12, Batman Beyond #1, Hawkman #4 (1st Zatanna), Detective Comics #359 (1st Batgirl), Batman #181 (1st Poison Ivy), Swamp Thing #37 (1st Constantine) and Batman #313 (1st Tim Fox)
Low $25
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Mid $85
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High $280
  • 1st appearance of Deadpool, a subject of the Weapon X program
  • 1st appearance of Copycat, impersonating Domino
  • 1st appearance of Gideon, a member of The Externals
Low $18
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Mid $55
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High $175
  • 1st full appearance of Cable
  • 1st full team appearance of the Mutant Liberation Front: Stryfe, Wildside, Reaper, Fourarm, Thumbelina, Strobe, Tempo, Zero
Low $320
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Mid $1.1k
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High $3.2k
  • 1st appearance of Blade
  • [Blade movie in-development with Dracula and Werewolf By Night rumored antagonists]
  • [February 2021 - Marvel hired playwright and story editor for HBO's Watchmen, Stacy Osei-Kuffour to write the screenplay for Blade]
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.8 sold for $48,000 [$28,800 in June] +67%
Low $30
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Mid $100
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High $300
  • 1st appearance and origin of Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew
  • 1st appearance and death of Otto Vermis
  • [June 2021 - Issa Rae will voice Spider-Woman in Into The Spider-Verse 2]

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