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Key Issue Annuals

A categorical listing of Key Issue Annuals curated by Key Collector Comics.

Low $1.1k
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Mid $3.2k
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High $26k
  • Scarce reprinted E.C. stories
Low $150
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Mid $500
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High $1.5k
  • 1st team-up of the Human Torch and Spider-Man
Low $115
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Mid $430
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High $1.2k
  • Origin of the Fantastic Four retold
  • 1st appearance of Krang
  • 1st appearance of Lady Dorma in the Silver Age
  • Namor finds Atlantis
Low $410
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Mid $1.6k
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High $6.3k
  • 1st team appearance of the Sinister Six: Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman
  • 3rd appearance of Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio and Sandman
  • Reprinted in Marvel Tales #150
  • [July 2020 - speculation that a Sinister Six team will be formed in Spider-Man 3]
Low $45
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Mid $110
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High $980
  • Classic cover art by Jim Steranko
Low $110
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Mid $370
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High $1.3k
  • 1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone
  • 1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an infant (unnamed), considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe
  • 1st appearance of the Cosmic Control Rod
  • 📉 UNDERVALUED ISSUE: this issue is beginning to creep up presumably because of the recent spike in value of Silver Surfer #3, first appearance of Mephisto
  • Annihilus and the Negative Zone connects directly to The Fantastic Four and Nova which means the potential is good (but never guaranteed) for an MCU debut in the future
  • Fantastic Four Annual #6 was released one month prior to Silver Surfer #3
  • FF Annual #6 sells for approximately half to one-third the price of Silver Surfer #3
  • According to the CGC census, there are 1,759 copies of Silver Surfer #3 that have been graded versus 1,368 FF Annual #6
  • In nearly every grade, there are 20-75 fewer copies of Fantastic Four Annual #6 versus Silver Surfer #3
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $25
  • 1st meeting of Shang-Chi and Iron Fist
  • 1st appearance of Cybelle
  • 1st appearance of Shai-Than
Low $4
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Mid $12
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High $55
  • Death of Warlock
  • Death of Pip the Troll
  • Death of Gamora
  • 1st appearance of all six Infinity Gems: Soul, Time, Space, Mind, Reality, Power
Low $15
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Mid $50
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High $165
  • 1st appearance of Rogue
  • 1st appearance of Madelyne Pryor as a child, later becomes the Goblin Queen
Low $15
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Mid $55
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High $160
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau later becomes Photon, then Spectrum
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $25
  • 1st appearance of Vigilante in costume
  • 1st appearance of Lyla Michaels, later becomes Harbinger
  • 1st appearance of Cheshire, a deadly assassin
  • [December 2020 - Vigilante to appear in the The Suicide Squad spin-off, Peacemaker, portrayed by Chris Conrad]
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $30
  • Classic cover art by Mike Zeck
  • 1st appearance of TESS-One
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $50
  • 1st appearance and origin of Betsy Braddock in U.S. comics, renamed Psylocke by Mojo
  • 1st appearance of Meggan in U.S. comics
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • Genis-Vell, son of Captain Mar-Vell and Elysius, becomes Legacy
  • Polybagged with a trading card
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $30
  • 1st appearance of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic books
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $18
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,137
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,564