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  • 1st full appearance of Knull, part of the Venom/Carnage mythology, he is the creator of the Symbiote alien race
  • Knull's first cameo appearance is in Jason Aaron's 'Thor: God of Thunder #6'
  • The spiral emblem associated with Knull is a reference to Chthulhu mythology
  • Knull was the first being that existed in nothingness that preceded the creation of the current Marvel Universe
Low $2.6k
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Mid $6.5k
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High $20k
  • 🏅 #6 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance and origin of Doctor Doom
  • It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when and the prevailing theory is that Doom will be introduced in the Black Panther sequel
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD BREAKERS:
  • 7.5 sold for $17k [previous high: $13k in 2018] +31%
  • 9.2 sold for $72k [previous sale: $65k] +11%
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Mid $480
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High $2.3k
  • 1st full appearance of Galactus
  • 2nd appearance and 1st cover appearance of the Silver Surfer
  • 1st appearance of the Punisher, a cyborg servant of Galactus
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Mid $600
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High $2.3k
  • 1st appearance of Mephisto
  • [November 2020 - an image in stained glass in the Loki preview looks to depict a demon that resembles Mephisto]
Low $3.1k
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Mid $9.2k
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High $38.5k
  • 🏅 #3 on the Hot 10
  • 1st team appearance of the X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey aka Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Professor X and Magneto
  • Homo Superior concept, coined by Magneto to describe humans born with special abilities introduced in this issue
  • Many collectors who are interested in purchasing high-end keys know that the big Blue Chip books are going to become far more unattainable rather than head in the other direction
  • X-Men #1 is one such key
  • Take a look the trajectory of X-Men #1 for average sales of books graded 8.0:
  • 2002-2005 sold for $4,500
  • 2006-2008 sold for $6,500
  • 2009-2017 sold for $12k
  • 2018 - 2020 sold for $25k
  • 2021 sold for $50k
  • This week a Heritage Auction sale closed at $50,400 which is an astounding 68% increase over the all-time high of $30k in 2019
  • Also this week, a 9.0 graded copy with white/off white pages sold for $78,000, +50% higher than the previous record of $52k
  • CGC 2.5 sold for $7,200, +22% higher than 2020’s all-time high sale of $5,880
  • And a 1.0 graded copy inched up $100 from December’s $3,100 sale
  • 10 years ago a 1.0 had a high sale of $523
  • 5 years ago a 1.0 hit $1,000 for the first time
  • 2020 and 2021 both posted $3k+ sales
  • But this book is still charging up and when it’s ready to take-off, it’s going to be a rocket
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  • 1st appearance of Thanos, an Eternal from Titan born with the Deviants gene
  • 1st cameo appearance of Eros (Starfox), brother of Thanos
  • 1st appearance of Kronos, Grandfather of Thanos
  • 1st appearance of Mentor, father of Thanos
  • 1st appearance of Drax the Destroyer, created by Kronus to kill Thanos
  • 1st appearance of the Blood Brothers
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Mid $1.5k
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High $7.6k
  • 1st appearance of Loki, the Norse god of mischief
  • 1st appearance of Balder, half-brother of Thor
  • 1st appearance of Heimdall, guardian of Bifrost
  • 1st appearance of Tyr, the Norse god of War
  • 1st cameo appearance of Odin, the All-Father (seen from behind)
  • 3rd appearance of Thor
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High $310
  • 1st full appearance of Ultron
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Mid $280
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High $700
  • 1st full appearance of Venom
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High $180
  • 1st full appearance of Carnage, one of a race of extraterrestrial parasites known as the Symbiotes
  • Carnage is the offspring of Venom
  • Carnage will make his on-screen debut in Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson
  • 📈 Twice as many sales this week versus the previous week
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  • 1st full appearance of Apocalypse
Low $460
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Mid $1.6k
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  • 1st appearance of Silver Surfer
  • 1st cameo appearance of Galactus
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High $6.1k
  • 1st appearance of the Green Goblin
  • First battle of Spider-Man versus The Hulk
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High $390k
  • 1st appearance & origin of Captain America
  • 1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes aka Bucky, later becomes the Winter Soldier
  • 1st appearance of the Red Skull,George Maxon, an agent of the true Red Skull
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans
  • The CGC census has tracked approx. 90 copies ever given a universal grade with another 80 given the less desirable restored grade
  • While incredibly small these numbers are still larger than than those for the big 3 of collecting: Action Comics #1 (41 universal grade copies exist), Detective Comics #27 (32 universal grade copies exist) and Marvel Comics #1 (just 30 universal grade copies exist
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  • 1st full appearance of Mystique with blue skin
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Mid $700
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High $1.9k
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Juggernaut
  • Origin of Professor X
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cyttorak (statue), the demonic elder god whose Crimson Bands and ruby gemstone gave Juggernaut great powers
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Mid $3.4k
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High $11.8k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Octopus
  • Debut of the 'Spider's Web' fan letters section
  • An editing error has Doctor Octopus mistakenly refer to Spider-Man as Super-Man
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Mid $160
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High $675
  • 1st appearance of the Sentinels, machines invented to hunt mutants
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels
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High $135
  • 1st appearance and origin of Bullseye
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Mid $400
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High $1.4k
  • 1st appearance of Mandarin
  • *confirmed villain in Shang-Chi
  • 1st appearance of the Mandarin's rings
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Abomination, Emil Blonsky, one of the Hulk's arch-rivals
  • 1st appearance of Byrrah, Atlantean rival to Namor
  • [December 2020 - Tim Roth to reprise the role of Abomination for the She-Hulk Disney+ series]
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Mid $45
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High $140
  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1
  • 1st appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 1st appearance of Emma Frost, the White Queen
  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Hellfire Club (in shadows)
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High $70
  • 1st full appearance of Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier
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Mid $40
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High $125
  • 1st full appearance of the Taskmaster
Low $270
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  • 1st appearance of Kraven the Hunter
  • 2nd appearance of the Chameleon
  • 1st mention of Mary Jane Watson, after Aunt May arranged a date for her and Peter
  • [July 2019 - a trusted source informs Key Collector Comics that a Kraven movie is confirmed]
  • [May 2020 - a Deadline article reports Richard Wenk is attached to write the Kraven film
  • August 2020 - Deadline reports director JC Chandor (Triple Frontier) is a strong contender to helm the Kraven film]
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Mid $1.4k
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Electro
  • [July 2021 - there is supposedly an Electro movie in development at Sony - unconfirmed]
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Mid $550
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High $2.7k
  • 1st appearance of Nathaniel Richards as Kang the Conqueror, previously Rama-Tut and later Immortus
  • Nathaniel is the father of Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four
  • [December 2020 - Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) is confirmed to play Kang in Ant-Man 3: Quantumania and will reportedly appear briefly in Loki]
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Mid $135
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  • 1st appearance of Enchantress
  • [January 2020 - rumored to be a villain in the Loki Disney+ series]
  • 1st appearance of Skurge the Executioner
  • 1st appearance of the Bloodaxe
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  • 1st appearance of Omega Red, a Russian serial killer, captured and experimented on by the government
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Mid $400
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High $1.2k
  • 1st appearance of Rhino

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