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Omega Level Mutants
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- 1st appearance of Moira McTaggert, an Omega Level Mutant who reincarnates and retains her memory
- Debut of Wolverine's berserker rage
- 1st appearance of Steven Lang, one of the Sentinel program pioneers
- 1st appearance of Mister M, an Omega Level, reality warping mutant
- [November 2020 - this was on spec way back when House/Powers of X reintroduced the term Omega Level Mutant for the most powerful of the race. It seems the character will finally make an appearance as teased by an editor of X-Men]
- 1st appearance of the new X-Men.
- 1st appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Thunderbird. 3rd appearance of Wolverine (some resources label this the 2nd full appearance).
- 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin (as a child) and Krakoa, the Living Island.
- 1st use of 'snikt' sound effect.
- Coming in at number 7 is a book that is riding a tsunami of interest in the X-Men coming to the MCU.
- No record breakers this week but a massive volume of sales and some very strong sales on ComicLink keep this book on fire.
- Last month, during the Heritage Platinum Session Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction we saw a CGC 9.8 White Page copy end at a whopping $19,200 (up from the previous all-time high of $16,257).
- One week later, the book proved that this new price point was here to stay as an off-white page copy sold on eBay for $18,075.
- This week, we saw top 5 prices for virtually every grade in the nine points and a joint all-time high for the CGC 7.5
- This book has seen incredible gains this year but feels like it still has room to grow.
- And with X-Men in the MCU news in our future there is plenty of reasons for it to catch up.
- Quick recap: When the Disney acquisition of Fox was announced in 2018 it sent X-Men keys (which had been to that point overlooked by collectors in favor of keys involving the MCU characters) rocketing to new heights.
- When it comes to the X-Men, Marvel Studios will most certainly deviate from the territory mined by Fox. The smart money is on Marvel to focus on characters that the public is familiar with especially those that were popularized by the animated shows. Conveniently for collectors, many of those classic characters were introduced in this issue.
- 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
- 1st team appearance of the X-Men
- 1st appearance of Cyclops, Jean Grey aka Marvel Girl (later becomes Phoenix), Iceman, Angel, Beast, Professor X and Magneto
- Homo Superior concept, coined by Magneto to describe humans born with special abilities, is introduced in this issue
- In 2019 Marvel Studios announced a Fantastic Four project was in the works
- Disney’s acquisition of Fox cost $71 billion dollars and included Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, Predator, Alien, Avatar, and others
- Marvel Studios already hired writers for Deadpool 3 to script the movie
- These factors are leading collectors to pull the trigger on Blue Chip key issues
- This week’s RECORD BREAKERS:
- CGC 6.5 sold for $20k (previous: $14k in Aug 2020)
- CGC 5.0 sold for $13k (previous: $9k in 2019)
- CGC 4.5 sold for $10k (the second time in history that this grade broke 5-figures, the first time happened October 2020)
- CGC 3.5 sold for $7,300 (previous: $6,900 in Oct 2020)
- CGC 0.5 sold for $2,650 (previous: $2,100 in 2019)
- Expect continued momentum of X-Men and Fantastic Four key issues specific to character introductions and crossovers (1st Hulk vs Thing will see a significant boost if the Hulk stays in the MCU until The Thing's introduction)
- The X-Men franchise will undoubtedly spin-off from movies onto Disney+ and include a number of classic and fan-favorite characters