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High $1.9M
  • 1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond
  • 2nd appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner - 8 pages of the 12-page story reprinted from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1
  • 1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's cousin
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar, David Rand
  • 1st appearance of Angel, Thomas Halloway, a private detective and vigilante
  • 1st appearance of the Masked Raider, Jim Gardley
  • 1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel
  • Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue
  • 80,000 copies were produced of the first printing with an October 1939 date on the cover
  • The second printing could be identified by the October 1939 date blacked out, replaced with November 1939
  • The first printing sold out within a week and was quickly reprinted at a quantity of 800,000, the same as Superman #1
  • Although published in October, the cover date was changed to have a longer on-sale period at newsstands
  • 💰 In March 2022, a 9.2 known as the Pay Copy due to publisher notations that tracked creator payouts sold for $2.42 million
  • 1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond
  • 2nd appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner - 8 pages of the 12-page story reprinted from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1
  • 1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's cousin
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar, David Rand
  • 1st appearance of Angel, Thomas Halloway, a private detective and vigilante
  • 1st appearance of the Masked Raider, Jim Gardley
  • 1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel
  • Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue
  • 80,000 copies were produced of the first printing with an October 1939 date on the cover
  • The second printing could be identified by the October 1939 date blacked out, replaced with November 1939
  • The first printing sold out within a week and was quickly reprinted at a quantity of 800,000, the same as Superman #1
  • Although published in October, the cover date was changed to have a longer on-sale period at newsstands
  • 💰 In March 2022, a 9.2 known as the Pay Copy due to publisher notations that tracked creator payouts sold for $2.42 million
Low $350
Mid $1k
High $4.2k
  • Introduction of the Daily Bugle newspaper, seen on the first page of this issue with the headline 'Peace-Time Draft In Full Swing'
  • 1st appearance of the Cat's Paw, a female criminal
  • Introduction of the Daily Bugle newspaper, seen on the first page of this issue with the headline 'Peace-Time Draft In Full Swing'
  • 1st appearance of the Cat's Paw, a female criminal
Low $2k
Mid $6k
High $32k
  • First written work in the comic book industry by Stan Lee
  • Two-page text story with a couple of illustrations by Kirby
  • 3rd appearance of Captain America
  • 3rd appearance of Bucky Barnes
  • 2nd appearance of the Red Skull, George Maxon
  • First written work in the comic book industry by Stan Lee
  • Two-page text story with a couple of illustrations by Kirby
  • 3rd appearance of Captain America
  • 3rd appearance of Bucky Barnes
  • 2nd appearance of the Red Skull, George Maxon
Low $465
Mid $1.4k
High $6k
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Destroyer, the first superhero created by Stan Lee
  • Origin of the Challenger
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Destroyer, the first superhero created by Stan Lee
  • Origin of the Challenger
Low $190
Mid $860
High $2k
  • Premiere issue of the first Marvel horror title
  • Title numbering continues from Sub-Mariner Comics #31
  • Premiere issue of the first Marvel horror title
  • Title numbering continues from Sub-Mariner Comics #31
Low $730
Mid $3.8k
High $11.3k
  • Premiere issue of a series that introduced many popular characters including Dr. Strange and Nick Fury
  • Premiere issue of a series that introduced many popular characters including Dr. Strange and Nick Fury
Low $260
Mid $775
High $4.9k
  • Series that introduced popular characters including Ant-Man and Giant-Man
  • Series that introduced popular characters including Ant-Man and Giant-Man
Low $260
Mid $785
High $4.9k
  • Premiere issue of a series that introduced characters including Iron Man and Black Widow
  • Premiere issue of a series that introduced characters including Iron Man and Black Widow
Low $12k
Mid $49.5k
High $190k
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
  • 1st appearance of Tricephalous
  • Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics
  • 💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million
  • [December 2020 - Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige confirms the Fantastic Four film is in the works]
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
  • 1st appearance of Tricephalous
  • Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics
  • 💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million
  • [December 2020 - Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige confirms the Fantastic Four film is in the works]
Low $115
Mid $480
High $1.4k
  • First annual issue published by Marvel
  • First annual issue published by Marvel
Low $550
Mid $1.6k
High $4.8k
  • First team-up of two super-villains in the Marvel Universe, Dr. Doom and Sub-Mariner
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Doom
  • 2nd appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age
  • First team-up of two super-villains in the Marvel Universe, Dr. Doom and Sub-Mariner
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Doom
  • 2nd appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age
Low $7
Mid $22
High $90
  • 1st title crossover issue with Tales Suspense #80
  • 1st title crossover issue with Tales Suspense #80
Low $10
Mid $35
High $180
  • Anniversary of The Amazing Spider-Man's 100th issue
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
  • Anniversary of The Amazing Spider-Man's 100th issue
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
Low $8
Mid $20
High $80
  • First original graphic novel published by Marvel Comics, co-published by Simon & Schuster imprint, Fireside Books
  • Final collaboration by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  • 132-page story that takes place in an alternate reality where the Silver Surfer rebels against Galactus to save the planet from destruction
  • In 1976, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were approached by movie producer Lee Kramer to create a comic book that would serve as a pitch story for a rock opera feature film starring Olivia Newton-John and bodybuilder, Billy Zane
  • Painted cover art by Earl Norem, based on a sketch by Jack Kirby
  • The only other story that takes place in this alternate reality is the two-issue, 1988 Silver Surfer story titled 'Parable'
  • First original graphic novel published by Marvel Comics, co-published by Simon & Schuster imprint, Fireside Books
  • Final collaboration by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  • 132-page story that takes place in an alternate reality where the Silver Surfer rebels against Galactus to save the planet from destruction
  • In 1976, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were approached by movie producer Lee Kramer to create a comic book that would serve as a pitch story for a rock opera feature film starring Olivia Newton-John and bodybuilder, Billy Zane
  • Painted cover art by Earl Norem, based on a sketch by Jack Kirby
  • The only other story that takes place in this alternate reality is the two-issue, 1988 Silver Surfer story titled 'Parable'
Low $2
Mid $5
High $15
  • First limited series published by Marvel Comics
  • 1st appearance of Blitzkrieg, able to summon lightning
  • 1st full appearance of the Collective Man, six brothers who can merge into one
  • 1st appearance of Shamrock, a hand-to-hand combatant
  • 1st appearance of Defensor, possessor of a Vibranium suit of armor
  • 1st appearance of Peregrine, utilizes a flight suit in battle
  • 1st appearance of Talisman, an Australian magic user
  • First limited series published by Marvel Comics
  • 1st appearance of Blitzkrieg, able to summon lightning
  • 1st full appearance of the Collective Man, six brothers who can merge into one
  • 1st appearance of Shamrock, a hand-to-hand combatant
  • 1st appearance of Defensor, possessor of a Vibranium suit of armor
  • 1st appearance of Peregrine, utilizes a flight suit in battle
  • 1st appearance of Talisman, an Australian magic user
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • First Marvel title to reach 500 issues
  • First Marvel title to reach 500 issues
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Marvel Comics #1 Timely $62k $470k $1.9M
Marvel Mystery Comics #18 Timely $350 $1k $4.2k
Captain America Comics #3 Timely $2k $6k $32k
Mystic Comics #6 Timely $465 $1.4k $6k
Amazing Mysteries #32 Marvel $190 $860 $2k
Strange Tales #1 Marvel $730 $3.8k $11.3k
Tales to Astonish #1 Marvel $260 $775 $4.9k
Tales of Suspense #1 Marvel $260 $785 $4.9k
Fantastic Four #1 Marvel $12k $49.5k $190k
Strange Tales Annual #1 Marvel $115 $480 $1.4k
Fantastic Four #6 Marvel $550 $1.6k $4.8k
Tales to Astonish #82 Marvel $7 $22 $90
Amazing Spider-Man #100 Marvel $10 $35 $180
The Silver Surfer: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience #1 Marvel $8 $20 $80
Marvel Super Hero: Contest of Champions #1 Marvel $2 $5 $15
Fantastic Four #500 Marvel $1 $2 $3