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Prototype

A categorical listing of Prototype curated by Key Collector Comics.

Low $12
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Mid $40
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High $120
  • 1st appearance of Butterfly, the first super-powered black female in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Brice Reese, a vigilante with a customized motorcycle that included a flamethrower
  • Prototype of Ghost Rider, also created by Gary Friedrich
Low $25
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Mid $100
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High $250
  • Prototype of Wolverine
  • Published 1.5 years prior to Wolverine's first appearance, a comic fan submitted an original character concept. The character was named The Wolverine with regenerative abilities, a metal exoskeleton and was the product of experimentation
  • The fan was not credited or compensated and there is some question as to whether the Wolverine that we know was inspired by the fan concept character
Low $3.5k
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Mid $10k
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High $45k
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Mystic (Superman Prototype)
Low $175
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Mid $525
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High $1.9k
  • Prototype of Bruce Wayne
Low $0
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Mid $5k
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High $0
  • 1st prototype illustration of Hellboy, the creature's name (Hell Boy) is engraved on his belt
  • Extremely scarce Great Salt Lake Comic Con pamphlet from 1991
Low $290
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Mid $860
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High $5.5k
  • Prototype of Sgt. Rock
Low $15
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Mid $45
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High $135
  • 1st appearance of Mr. Freeze, a prototype of the Batman villain with an almost identical weapon
  • Blackhawk #117 preceded Batman #121 by nearly two years
Low $90
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Mid $300
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance of the Living Hulk, later renamed Xemnu the Titan
  • Prototype of the Incredible Hulk
Low $120
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Mid $400
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High $1.2k
  • Prototype of Dr. Strange, the sorcerer Sazzik
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $5
  • Prototype of Captain Britain in a British fanzine
  • Cover appearance of 'an unknown British superhero' according to interior notes
  • Preceded the first appearance of Captain Britain in Captain Britain #1 (October 1976)
Low $8
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Mid $25
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High $100
  • Prototype of the Black Panther, the suit design is similar although worn by a white villain named Dr. Elixir who used the code name, The Panther
  • Published ten months prior to the Black Panther’s introduction in Fantastic Four #52 this issue was also written by Stan Lee
  • Story reprinted in Two Gun Kid #119, but The Panther prototype character was recolored red
Low $120
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Mid $410
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High $1.2k
  • Prototype of Peter Parker's aunt and uncle, also named Aunt May and Uncle Ben