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  • 1st full appearance of Knull,the creator of the Symbiote alien race
  • Knull's first cameo appearance is in 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 $23k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Doctor Doom
  • [November 2020 - speculation that Doom will be hinted at or appear in the Black Panther sequel as well as other MCU projects]
Low $340
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Mid $1.1k
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High $3.8k
  • 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
Low $220
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Mid $900
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High $2.8k
  • 1st appearance of Mephisto
Low $3.1k
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Mid $9.2k
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High $48.5k
  • 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
Low $90
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Mid $350
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High $920
  • 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
Low $450
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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
  • 📉 Comparing Loki's first appearance to Doc Ock in Amazing Spider-Man and Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four #5:
  • Loki was published 3 months after Doom, 9 months before Ock
  • Lowest quantity of graded books: ASM #3 = 1,836 / FF #5 = 1,388 / JIM #85 = 1,021
  • JIM #85 sells for approx. $4,000 - $8,000 lower than Doom's first appearance
  • JIM #85 sells for $1,000 - $3,000 below Doc Ock's first
  • Why? Because Journey Into Mystery isn't a flagship title like Fantastic Four and Spider-Man
  • The Scarlet Witch and Vision's first appearances faced a difficult challenge of posting gains above their 2014/15 Age of Ultron peak but it happened
  • X-Men #4 has double and tripled in value over the past month selling for $13k in March versus $4,500 in 2020
  • Loki will premiere later in the year on Disney+
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Mid $70
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High $310
  • 1st full appearance of Ultron
Low $90
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Mid $300
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High $975
  • 1st full appearance of Venom
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High $250
  • 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]
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  • 1st full appearance of Apocalypse
Low $800
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Mid $3.2k
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High $8.5k
  • 🏅#3 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Silver Surfer
  • 1st cameo appearance of Galactus
  • THIS WEEK'S TOP RECORD BREAKERS [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.2 sold for $19,200 [$8,900 in Feb] +116%
  • 6.5 sold for $4,895 [$4,000 in Mar] +22%
  • 6.0 sold for $4,410 [$2,571 in Mar] +72%
  • MORE HONORABLE MENTIONS THIS WEEK
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #49 – 1st full Galactus
  • 4.0 sold for $3,200 [$2,062 in Feb] +55%
  • SW: THE CLONE WARS #1 VARIANT – 1st Ahsoka Tano
  • 9.8 sold for $8,100 [6,500 in Mar] +25%
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #2 – 1st Skrulls
  • 4.5 sold for $5,040 [$2,500 in 2018]
  • ALL-NEW MARVEL POINT ONE - 1st full Ms. Marvel
  • 9.8 sold for $1,500 [$1,150 last week] +30%
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #17 2nd Print
  • 9.8 sold for $5,000 [3,500 in Oct] +53%
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Mid $1.8k
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High $6.1k
  • 1st appearance of the Green Goblin
  • First battle of Spider-Man versus The Hulk
  • [February 2021 - Willem Dafoe is rumored to be on-set to reprise his role of Green Goblin for the Spider-Man 3 movie]
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Mid $110k
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High $400k
  • 1st appearance and 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 Doctor Reinstein aka Doctor Erskine, the inventor of the Super Soldier serum
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans
  • Introduction of Project Rebirth, the Super Soldier Program that eventually expanded into Weapon Plus
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High $150
  • 1st full appearance of Mystique with blue skin
  • [April 2021 - Marvel launched a travel website at exploremadripoor.com. There are certain numbers that were found in scenes of The Falcon and Winter Soldier that could be entered into different interactive parts of the site. Two of the names that were viewable on the site were Daken and Mystique but the names have since been taken down. ⚠ There is some chatter that the screenshots of the names are a hoax]]
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Mid $900
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High $3.3k
  • 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
Low $960
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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
  • [November 2020 - Alfred Molina rumored to reprise the role of Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 3]
Low $75
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Mid $565
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High $2.1k
  • 1st appearance of the Sentinels, machines invented to hunt mutants
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels
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Mid $25
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High $135
  • 1st appearance and origin of Bullseye
Low $115
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Mid $400
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High $1.1k
  • 1st appearance of Mandarin
  • [2019 - confirmed villain in Shang-Chi]
  • 1st appearance of the Mandarin's rings
  • 📉 Nobody is talking about this book and very few are buying it but if any character has a day of redemption headed their way, it's the Mandarin
  • Iron Man 3 gave us a phony Mandarin but Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings practically promises to deliver the goods on Mandarin with even the subtitle being a reference to the villain
  • To put into perspective how grossly undervalued this book is, the latest sale of an 8.5 went for $1,657. There are 28 copies graded 8.5 on the census
  • Electro, introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #9 during the same month, sells for twice as much and the census reports 85 copies graded 8.5
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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 $135
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High $630
  • 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 $225
  • 1st full appearance of Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier
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Mid $85
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High $270
  • 1st full appearance of the Taskmaster
  • [Confirmed villain in the Black Widow movie]
  • 📈 Twice as many copies sold this week versus the previous week after the newest Black Widow trailer was released
Low $270
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Mid $1.4k
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High $3.4k
  • 1st appearance of Kraven the Hunter
  • 2nd appearance of the Chameleon
  • 1st mention of Mary Jane Watson
  • [July 2019 - a trusted source informs Key Collector Comics that a Kraven movie is in-development]
  • [May 2020 - Deadline confirms a Kraven movie is in development]
Low $335
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Mid $1.4k
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High $6.1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Electro
  • [July 2020 - Jamie Foxx confirmed to reprise his role as Electro in Spider-Man 3]
Low $140
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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 is rumored to appear briefly in Loki]
Low $95
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Mid $315
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High $950
  • 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
  • [March 2021 -rumor that Omega Red will appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - this has yet to be confirmed. Omega Red was previously rumored for Black Widow back in February 2020]
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Mid $850
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High $2.7k
  • 1st appearance of Rhino

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