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  • 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)
Low $40
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Mid $125
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High $550
  • Issues #1 - #6 are an adaptation of 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
  • 1st appearance of Darth Vader
  • 1st appearance of Luke Skywalker
  • 1st appearance of Princess Leia
  • 1st appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2
  • 1st appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Introduction of Stormtroopers
  • 1st cover appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi and Han Solo (not in story)
  • πŸ“– Reading Order: read Star Wars (1977) #1 - #6, then Princess Leia #1
Low $110
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Mid $370
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High $1.3k
  • 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
  • πŸ“‰ UNDERVALUED ISSUE: this issue is beginning to creep up presumably because of the recent spike in value of Silver Surfer #3, first appearance of Mephisto
  • Annihilus and the Negative Zone connects directly to The Fantastic Four and Nova which means the potential is good (but never guaranteed) for an MCU debut in the future
  • Fantastic Four Annual #6 was released one month prior to Silver Surfer #3
  • FF Annual #6 sells for approximately half to one-third the price of Silver Surfer #3
  • According to the CGC census, there are 1,759 copies of Silver Surfer #3 that have been graded versus 1,368 FF Annual #6
  • In nearly every grade, there are 20-75 fewer copies of Fantastic Four Annual #6 versus Silver Surfer #3
Low $445
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Mid $1.8k
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High $10.5k
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Quicksilver
  • 1st appearance Mastermind, later becomes Jason Wyngarde
  • 1st appearance of Toad
  • 2nd appearance of Magneto
  • Although the Scarlet Witch's costume is colored green on the cover, it is red in the story
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 $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
  • πŸ“‰ 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+
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 $150
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Mid $300
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High $1.6k
  • 1st team appearance of the Inhumans, a race created by the Kree: Triton, Karnak, Lockjaw, Gorgon, Medusa, Crystal and Black Bolt
  • 1st cameo appearance of Black Bolt
  • 1st appearance of Crystal, ability to manipulate the elements
  • 1st appearance of Karnak, a skilled fighter and advisor to Black Bolt
  • 1st appearance of Triton
Low $425
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Mid $2.4k
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High $7.3k
  • πŸ… #4 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of the new X-Men: Storm (1st), Nightcrawler (1st), Colossus (1st), Thunderbird (1st), Wolverine (3rd)
  • Some resources label this the 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and The Incredible Hulk #182 a second cameo
  • 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child, later becomes Magik
  • Introduction of Krakoa, the Living Island
  • First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws
  • THIS WEEK’S TOP RECORD BREAKERS [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $26,400 [$18,501 in Mar] +43%
  • 9.4 sold for $16,800 [$12,500 in 2010] +129%
  • 4.0 sold for $3,200 [$2,062 in Feb] +55%
  • Honorable Mention: X-Men #1
  • 8.5 sold for $78,000 [$56,000 in Nov] +39%
Low $410
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Mid $1.6k
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High $6.3k
  • 1st team appearance of the Sinister Six: Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman
  • 3rd appearance of Kraven, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio and Sandman
  • Reprinted in Marvel Tales #150
  • [July 2020 - speculation that a Sinister Six team will be formed in Spider-Man 3]
Low $115
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Mid $310
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High $1.1k
  • 1st appearance of Dormammu, ruler of the Dark Dimension
  • 1st appearance of Clea, future wife of Doctor Strange
  • [March 2020 - Clea rumored to be in Doctor Strange 2]
  • Doctor Strange uses the phrase 'By The Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth'
Low $650
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Mid $3.6k
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High $17k
  • πŸ… #9 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Strange
  • 1st appearance of the Ancient One, former Sorcerer Supreme
  • 1st appearance of Wong, Doctor Strange's assistant
  • 1st appearance of Nightmare, in shadows
  • [December 2020 -Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, debuts March 25, 2022 and will introduce America Chavez]
  • THIS WEEK'S TOP RECORD BREAKERS [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 8.0 sold for $15,600 [$8,600 in 2015] +81%
  • 6.0 sold for $8,095 [$5,022 in Mar] +61%
  • 4.0 sold for $3,400 [$2,995 in Jan] +14%
  • Many classic characters were introduced in anthology titles, Thor in Journey Into Mystery and Iron Man in Tales of Suspense but unlike the other two, Doctor Strange did not appear on the cover which causes this book to be overlooked
  • Until this latest 6.0 sale, there was a difference of $10,000 between Strange Tales #110 compared to Journey Into Mystery #83 and Tales of Suspense #39
  • Whoever purchased the 8.0 for double the previous high actually got an incredible deal on the book
  • For one, there are only about 100 copies that are graded higher than 8.0
  • Also, the $15k purchase is still half the average price paid for Iron Man and Thor’s first appearances
  • While Iron Man and Thor may be considered more popular, all three issues are comparatively similar having been released within a year of one another and register approximately 1,600 graded copies in existence
  • Strange Tales #110 is currently undervalued
Low $40
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Mid $130
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High $415
  • 1st appearance and origin of Klaw
  • 2nd appearance and origin of the Black Panther
  • 1st appearance of T'Chaka, Black Panther's father
  • 1st mention of Wakandan Vibranium metal