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X-Men Deadly Adversaries

A categorical listing of X-Men Deadly Adversaries curated by Key Collector Comics.

Low $3.1k
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Mid $9.2k
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High $38.5k
  • 🏅 #3 on the Hot 10
  • 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
  • Many collectors who are interested in purchasing high-end keys know that the big Blue Chip books are going to become far more unattainable rather than head in the other direction
  • X-Men #1 is one such key
  • Take a look the trajectory of X-Men #1 for average sales of books graded 8.0:
  • 2002-2005 sold for $4,500
  • 2006-2008 sold for $6,500
  • 2009-2017 sold for $12k
  • 2018 - 2020 sold for $25k
  • 2021 sold for $50k
  • This week a Heritage Auction sale closed at $50,400 which is an astounding 68% increase over the all-time high of $30k in 2019
  • Also this week, a 9.0 graded copy with white/off white pages sold for $78,000, +50% higher than the previous record of $52k
  • CGC 2.5 sold for $7,200, +22% higher than 2020’s all-time high sale of $5,880
  • And a 1.0 graded copy inched up $100 from December’s $3,100 sale
  • 10 years ago a 1.0 had a high sale of $523
  • 5 years ago a 1.0 hit $1,000 for the first time
  • 2020 and 2021 both posted $3k+ sales
  • But this book is still charging up and when it’s ready to take-off, it’s going to be a rocket
Low $110
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Mid $425
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High $1.4k
  • 1st appearance of the Blob, an invulnerable mutant
Low $340
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Mid $925
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High $4.4k
  • 1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Quicksilver
  • 1st appearance of Mastermind, later assumes the identity of 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
  • [December 2020 - Evan Peters listed as a cast member in WandaVision via Chrome TV lends greater credence to the rumor that he'll appear as Quicksilver]
Low $215
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Mid $700
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High $1.9k
  • 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 $45
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Mid $160
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High $675
  • 1st appearance of the Sentinels, machines invented to hunt mutants
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels
Low $65
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Mid $280
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High $675
  • Jean Grey is overtaken by the Phoenix Force
  • 1st full appearance of Black Tom Cassidy
Low $15
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Mid $50
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High $150
  • 1st full appearance of Mystique with blue skin
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $55
  • 1st appearance of the Shadow King, Amahl Farouk, a powerful psychic
  • Origin of Professor X concerning a difficult psychic battle against Amahl Farouk which was the inspiration to create the X-Men
  • Professor X recalls his first encounter with Storm
Low $8
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Mid $20
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High $85
  • 1st cameo appearance of Mutant X AKA Proteus, the son of Moira MacTaggert
Low $12
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Mid $45
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High $140
  • 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 $9
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Mid $30
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High $100
  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 6
  • Jean Grey becomes the Dark Phoenix
Low $3
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Mid $9
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High $30
  • "God Loves, Man Kills"
  • 1st appearance of General William Stryker
  • 1st team appearance of the Purifiers
Low $4
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Mid $12
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High $40
  • 1st full appearance of Apocalypse
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $50
  • 1st full appearance of Mr. Sinister
Low $18
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Mid $55
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High $175
  • 1st full appearance of Cable
  • 1st team appearance of the Mutant Liberation Front: Stryfe, Wildside, Reaper, Fourarm, Thumbelina, Strobe, Tempo, Zero
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $10
  • 1st full appearance of Onslaught, a creation born from the mind of Charles X and Magneto