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Miracleman

A categorical listing of Miracleman curated by Key Collector Comics.

Low $14k
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Mid $46k
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High $150k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam
  • 1st appearance of the Wizard Shazam
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Sivana, a scientific genius and the archenemy of Captain Marvel
  • 1st appearance of Ibis the Invincible and Spy Smasher
  • 1st team appearance of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, later renamed the Seven Deadly Sins
  • While not a precise swipe of Action Comics #1 artwork, this cover and other aspects of Captain Marvel led to DC (formerly National) filing a lawsuit against Fawcett for Captain Marvel too closely resembling Superman
  • *premiere issue of the series though the copyright notes read issue #2
  • *there exists a very scarce Ashcan edition of this issue
Low $280
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Mid $975
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High $3.1k
  • 1st appearance of Marvelman, later renamed Miracleman, a young man who transformed into a superhero by saying 'Kimota' which is Atomik spelled backwards
  • The development of Miracleman occurred after DC/National won a lawsuit against Fawcett that prohibited the use of Captain Marvel, later renamed Shazam, due to his likeness to Superman
  • The UK publisher of Captain Marvel reprints, facing a devastating financial blow, successfully renamed, redesigned and re-marketed Captain Marvel into Marvelman
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
  • 1st mention of Miracleman, the name etched on a gravestone
  • 1st appearance of the Fury, an extremely effective killer of metahumans