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July 24 2020

Updated every Friday, this weekly feature tracks 20 comics that are trending upwards in copies sold and/or dollar value versus the previous week's sales 🔔 Thank you for contributing to the continued development of Key Collector when using the eBay links to make ANY purchase

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  • 1st appearance of Lando Calrissian in a standard U.S. comic book
  • 2nd appearance of Boba Fett in a standard U.S. comic book
  • [December 2020 - a Lando Calrissian series is in the works for Disney+ with the creator of Dear White People, Justin Simien at the helm]
  • ⭐ #8 This Week (tie): CGC 9.8 sold for $1,200
  • ✨ #9 Last Week: CGC 9.8 sold for $1,000
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High $12
  • 1st appearance of Lady Quark
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Light, Kimiyo Hoshi
  • 1st appearance of Lord Volt
  • 2nd appearance of John Constantine
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Mid $55
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High $180
  • Premiere issue of Neil Gaiman's 75 issue series 'Sandman'
  • 1st appearance of Dream (Morpheus)
  • [July 2019 - in-development for Netflix with Neil Gaiman and David Goyer at the helm]
  • [SDCC 2020 - David Goyer said the tentative plan is to begin filming The Sandman in October 2020]
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  • 1st team appearance of the Illuminati: Professor X, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Iron Man, Namor, Black Panther
  • Cover appearance of Ronin
  • *unconfirmed rumors are circling again about the MCU building an Illuminati team
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Batman Beyond outside of the DC Animated Universe of comic books
  • *there exists an unresolved dispute as to the identity of Batman Beyond in this issue and his next few brief appearances outside of the DCAU
  • *in Superman/Batman #23, an alternate reality Bruce Wayne refers to Batman Beyond as Tim which could have easily been disregarded as an error if not for a toy line based on this series that included Batman Beyond with an explanation on the package that identified the figure as Tim Drake
  • *in a transcript of the 2007 Wondercon panel (Newsarama - 3/7/2007), Dan DiDio was asked if readers will see Terry McGinnis resurface in other DC stories as he did in Superman/Batman #22 and #23. Instead of Dan DiDio correcting the question with the name Tim Drake, he affirmed the possibility of many multiverse variations of the character appearing in stories
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  • 1st full appearance of Batman Beyond, Tim Drake
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  • 1st appearance of Bluebird, an electronics expert and part of the Bat Family
  • [July 2020 - Batman writer James Tynion teases a project or story arc with Bluebird as a major character. Details to follow]
  • Cameo reintroduction of Julia Pennyworth, in shadows and unnamed
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  • Six-part miniseries about a terrifying sickness called the Empty Man disease and the hysteria that follows
  • Adapted into a film
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  • In the world of The Beauty, physical perfection is attainable and the vast majority of the population has taken advantage of it, but two detectives discover it comes at a terrible price
  • *a more scarce single issue called Pilot Season exists that introduced the story (search Pilot Season under Title Search)
  • [July 2020 - sources have told us that Beauty is in-development for a Netflix series with Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) attached. Filming has yet to begin being meaning anything can fall apart in the process of bringing an adaptation to screen]
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  • 1st full appearance of Starling, granddaughter of Vulture
  • Starling makes a cameo appearance in Miles Morales: Spider-Man #5
  • Later becomes a member of The Champions
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 33,538
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  • #2 🎖
  • 1st appearance of Emily Bright, a girl who has been aware of her magical powers since birth
  • 1st appearance of Doyle Dormammu, the illegitimate son of Dormammu
  • 1st appearance of Shaylee Moonpeddle
  • 1st appearance of Zoe Laveau, Calvin Morse and Dessy
  • Although Strange Academy previewed in multiple issues prior to the launch of the title, a preview is not considered a first appearance since it is an excerpt of the issue used for promotion
  • We've received inquiries why the characters introduced in DC Comics Presents #26 and Firestorm #24 are considered first appearances in the Key Collector database despite DC referring to the 16-page story as a "preview" and it is because both issues feature original stories
  • The Strange Academy preview was featured in four issues that went on sale January 29th, 2020: Thor #2, Ravencroft #1, Doctor Strange #2, Avengers #30
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  • San Diego Comic Con 2020: Comic-Con@Home Exclusive, limited to 500 copies
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  • Variant second printing cover art by Humberto Ramos
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  • 1st appearance of a new Catgirl
  • 2nd appearance of Snowflame, first appearance was in the year 1988
  • 1st appearance of Tambra Quartz, an Instagram Queenpin gone mad
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  • 'Ashcan' preview edition
  • Oversized 11.5 inches x 7.5 inches
  • The Last Ronin's release was delayed by a few months due to feedback by retailers who received this preview and felt the artwork would hurt demand for the book
  • The creators decided to reschedule the book series and make improvements to the art
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams featuring Doyle Dormammu
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  • 1st full appearance of Virus
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  • Variant second printing cover art by Ryan Stegman, interior art
  • 1st cover appearance of Codex on a cover distributed by Marvel
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  • Red foil variant, limited to 500 copies
  • *copies were randomly given to fans who followed the Senior VP of Skybound on Twitter and copies were randomly placed in mystery boxes purchased during the 2020 Skybound Xpo
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  • Third printing, black and white background