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Key Issue Annuals

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

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  • Scarce reprinted E.C. stories
Low $80
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Mid $250
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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
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Mid $750
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High $2.5k
  • 1st team appearance of the Sinister Six: Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman
  • 3rd appearance of Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio and Sandman
  • What do we want? The Sinister Six! When do we want it? Like...15 years ago
  • Ok, this mantra might not be something that’s chanted aloud, in unison but it’s absolutely in the hearts of every Spider-Man fan worldwide
  • Recent rumors and confirmations have breathed new hope into the possibility of an onscreen Sinister Six assembly. Here’s a recap:
  • Sony announces a Kraven the Hunter movie with J.C. Chandor directing and Richard Wenk writing the screenplay
  • Mac Gargan AKA Scorpion, debuts in Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) not in-costume
  • October 2020 – THR reports Jamie Foxx is in talks to reprise the role of Electro in Spider-Man 3
  • December 2020 – Alfred Molina confirmed to reprise the role of Doc Ock
  • Speculation that Jacob Batalon who appeared as Ned Leeds in both Spider-Man movies will become the Hobgoblin as he did in the comics
  • Vulture and Mysterio already exist in the newest iteration of the Spider-Man Universe
  • Yes, that would make Sinister Seven but the point is, there are enough villains rumored, confirmed and already in existence for a Sinister Six team to become a reality
  • This week’s highlights:
  • CGC 9.0 sold for $14,361 (previous high: $7,950 in Aug 2019)
  • CGC 7.5 sold for $4,200 (previous high: $3,500)
  • CGC 4.5 sold for $1,200 (previous high: $1,020 last week)
  • CGC 4.0 sold for $1,172, first time breaking $1k milestone
  • There is also a Canadian edition of this issue with blank interior covers that doesn’t come up for sale very often
  • Reprinted in Marvel tales #150
Low $45
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Mid $110
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High $980
  • Classic cover art by Jim Steranko
Low $40
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Mid $170
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High $680
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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Mid $18
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High $65
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau later becomes Photon, then Spectrum
  • [December 2019 - photos from the set of WandaVision confirm Monica Rambeau will be in the Disney+ series as an adult]
  • [December 2020 - Monica Rambeau confirmed to appear in WandaVision as an adult who seemingly has amnesia]
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  • 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 HBO Max Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker with actor Chris Conrad cast in the role of Vigilante]
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High $30
  • Classic cover art by Mike Zeck
  • 1st appearance of TESS-One
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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
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Mid $5
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  • Genis-Vell, son of Captain Mar-Vell and Elysius, becomes Legacy
  • Polybagged with a trading card
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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
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,564