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  • 1st appearance of Starfire (becomes Red Star)
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  • Scarce, final issue
  • Cover art by Neal Adams
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  • 1st appearance of Cynthina Von Doom, mother of Doctor Doom
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  • 1st appearance of Ghost Rider, Lincoln Slade, brother of Carter Slade
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Man-Thing
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  • 1st appearance of Nebula Man and Lord Havok (Maxwell Lord)
  • 1st meeting of the Golden Age Wonder Woman & the Silver Age Wonder Woman
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  • 1st appearance and origin of The Swamp Thing, Alec Holland
  • 1st cameo appearance of Anton Arcane
  • 1st appearance of Matt Cable, later becomes the Sandman's raven
  • 1st appearance of Nathan Ellery, the man who caused the explosion that created Swamp Thing
  • First ongoing Swamp Thing solo title
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  • Red Tornado destroyed, returns in Justice League of America #105
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  • 1st full appearance of Anton Arcane
  • 1st cameo appearance of Patchwork Man
  • 2nd appearance of the Swamp Thing, Alec Holland
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  • Phantom Stranger joins the JLA
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  • Classic cover art by Neal Adams
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  • 1st full appearance of the Patchwork Man
  • 1st appearance of Abby Arcane
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  • 1st appearance of Civet
  • Elongated Man joins the JLA
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  • Discovery of new powers, the ability to regenerate damaged or severed limbs
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  • Red Tornado joins the JLA
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  • 1st solo story featuring the Thing
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  • 1st team appearance of The Freedom Fighters: Uncle Sam, The Ray, Black Condor, Doll Man, Phantom Lady and the Human Bomb
  • 1st appearance of Earth-X, a parallel Earth where The Third Reich won World War II
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  • 1st appearance of Brother Voodoo
  • [January 2019 - the rumor that Jericho Drum AKA Brother Voodoo is to debut in the sequel to Doctor Strange is given even more weight by the brief role that his brother, Daniel Drumm played in the first Doctor Strange film]
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Brother Voodoo
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  • 1st team-up of Swamp Thing and Batman
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  • 1st team-up of Spider-Man and Ghost Rider
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Orb, a humanoid body with an eyeball for a head
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Basilisk
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  • 1st appearance of Baron Samedi
  • 3rd appearance of Brother Voodoo
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  • Cover art by Bernie Wrightson
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  • 1st appearance of Dragonfang, sword of the Valkyrie
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  • Luke Cage adopts the name Power Man
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  • 1st appearance of Stegron, a colleague of Curt Connors (The Lizard) whose own experimentation led to his transformation into a Stegosaurus
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  • 2nd appearance of John Stewart
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  • Yearbook: Cover art montage of previous covers
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  • Classic cover art by Bernie Wrightson
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  • 1st appearance of Black Talon (Desmond Drew)
  • Final appearance of Brother Voodoo in Strange Tales
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  • 1st appearance of Nebulon, an alien geologist
  • Classic battle of The Defenders vs Squadron Sinister
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  • 1st appearance of Libra, later becomes a herald of Darkseid
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  • 1st appearance of Cottonmouth
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Golem
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  • 1st appearance of Sandy the Golden Boy as the new Sandman
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  • 1st appearance of Moondog the Malicious
  • Bondage cover
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  • Rebirth of Adam Warlock
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  • First meeting of Spider-Man and Shang-Chi
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  • Team-up of The Defenders and Son of Satan
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Wrecking Crew: Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Wrecker
  • 1st meeting of Luke Cage and the Defenders
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  • 1st full appearance of Wolverine.
  • Slicing back onto the Hot 10 and entering at number 2 is the Amazing Spider-Man #300 of the Murphy Brown era (what? turns out TV sucked in late 87 and that was the best reference I could find).
  •  We saw a strong uptick in volume of sales this week. Precipitated by nothing seemingly...always a fishy sign.
  • Regardless we saw a 3.0 hit $2,200 (up from $2k), a 4.5 hit $2,907 (up from $2,600), a 6.5 hit $3,500 which is the highest all-time except for a lone sale in 2019 at $3,913 (and looked like shilling).
  •  We also saw a 7.5 hit $4,080 (up from $4k) and an 8.0 finish at $4,700.
  • 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.
  • As the first wave of FOMO took hold and collectors scrambled to pick up copies, books from all periods of X-Men history made big jumps.
  • Giant Size X-Men #1 and X-Men #1 have, of late, had price jumps shortly after Hulk #181 does so expect some more movement on those soon.
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  • 2nd appearance of Wolverine
  • 1st appearance of Hammer and Anvil
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  • 1st appearance of Multiple Man
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  • Partial origin of Silver Surfer and Shalla-Bal
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  • 1st appearance and death of the Devastator
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  • 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.
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  • 1st appearance of Glorian, whose power to warp reality and give people what they desire was bestowed upon him by the Shaper of Worlds (1st appeared as Thomas Gideon in FF #34)
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  • Classic battle of the Hulk vs Doc Samson
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  • 1st appearance of the third Human Fly, Richard Deacon
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  • 1st appearance of Mirage, a villain who uses technology to create illusions
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  • Anniversary of The Incredible Hulk #200
  • Marvel Value Stamp Series B #25 - Spider-Man
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  • 1st appearance of Gideo Faust
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  • 1st meeting of Spider-Man and Nightcrawler
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  • 1st appearance of Jigsaw
  • * Hot Keys - scarred version of the character to appear in Punisher season
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  • Death of Jarella, killed by a power surge explosion resulting from the Hulk defeating a robot
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  • 1st modern appearance of Signalman
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  • A young Frank Miller's letter to the editor
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  • 1st appearance of Rocket Racer
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  • 1st team appearance of Salem's Seven: Brutacus, Gazelle, Hydron, Reptilia, Thornn, Valume and Vertigo
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  • 1st appearance of Slaymaster, a master of hand-to-hand combat
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  • Partial origin of the Punisher
  • Origin and death of Hitman
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  • 1st full appearance of the third Clayface, Preston Payne
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  • 1st appearance of Lucius Fox
  • [DC Fandome - Fox to also appear on Pennyworth and in a new comic series by 12 Years A Slave writer, John Ridley]
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  • 1st appearance of Tiffany Fox, the daughter of Lucius Fox who becomes Batgirl in the Future's End reality
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  • 1st appearance of Maxie Zeus
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  • Batman and Catwoman first official date and romantic kiss
  • 1st appearance of Tim Fox, the son of Lucius Fox
  • *Tim will be fully reintroduced in John Ridley's 2021 Batman arc
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  • 1st appearance of Firebug
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  • Classic story written by Len Wein featuring the Joker "Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker…"
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  • Cover art by Jim Aparo
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  • 1st mention of the name Arkham Asylum, previously Arkham Hospital
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Mongul
  • 1st appearance and origin of Reservoir
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  • One-shot 'Batman vs Hulk' DC/Marvel crossover
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  • 1st appearance of Blackbriar Thorn, a Druid sorcerer who escaped death by magically turning into wood
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  • 1st appearance of Javelin
  • [Flula Borg confirmed for Suicide Squad 2]
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  • 1st appearance of the DemolitionTeam: Steamroller, Jackhammer, Hardhat, Rosie and Scoopshovel
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  • John Stewart becomes the new Green Lantern after Hal quits in issue #181
  • Geoff Johns announces Green Lantern movie will team Hal Jordan and John Stewart
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  • Origin of John Stewart
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  • 1st appearance of Amanda Waller, director of the Suicide Squad
  • [Voila Davis confirmed for Suicide Squad 2]
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel after Crisis on Infinite Earths integrated the Fawcett characters into the DC Universe
  • 1st appearance of Brimstone
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  • 1st appearance of the new Suicide Squad led by Amanda Waller
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  • 1st team appearance of the Justice League International (Batman, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Dr. Fate, Dr. Light, Guy Gardener, Martian Manhunter and Mister Miracle)
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  • 1st appearance of Barbara Ann Minerva, becomes Cheetah in issue #9
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Barbara Minerva as the third Cheetah
  • [August 2020 - DC FanDome finally revealed a glimpse of Barbara Minverva in Cheetah form]
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  • 1st appearance of Darkwing Duck in comics
  • Premiere issue of a four-part limited series published by Disney
  • [November 2020 - Darkwing Duck is going to be rebooted with the possibility of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg producing]
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  • 1st appearance of Gunfire
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  • Final issue in the Carnage Unleashed arc
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  • Variant cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz featuring Black Adam (1:25)
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  • Variant cover art by Jim Lee featuring Dollar Bill (1:200)
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Hot Wheels #6 $9 $20 $90
Astonishing Tales #8 $3 $9 $30
Western Gunfighters #7 $2 $8 $25
Astonishing Tales #12 $4 $12 $50
Justice League of America #100 $4 $12 $55
Swamp Thing #1 $30 $90 $250
Justice League of America #102 $4 $10 $40
Swamp Thing #2 $6 $20 $85
Justice League of America #103 $3 $9 $25
Action Comics #419 $2 $5 $10
Swamp Thing #3 $5 $15 $55
Justice League of America #105 $3 $9 $25
Swamp Thing #5 $2 $5 $18
Justice League of America #106 $3 $9 $25
Marvel Feature #11 $7 $18 $85
Justice League of America #107 $3 $9 $30
Strange Tales #169 $30 $95 $325
Strange Tales #170 $3 $9 $35
Swamp Thing #7 $5 $15 $60
Marvel Team-Up #15 $2 $10 $35
Marvel Team-Up #16 $2 $5 $15
Strange Tales #171 $2 $8 $20
Swamp Thing #8 $2 $7 $18
Defenders #12 $1 $2 $10
Power Man #17 $3 $10 $35
Action Comics #432 $2 $5 $15
Marvel Team-Up #19 $2 $8 $20
Justice League of America #110 $4 $12 $45
Batman #255 $7 $20 $85
Psycho Magazine Yearbook #nn $3 $10 $40
Swamp Thing #9 $5 $15 $50
Strange Tales #173 $3 $9 $25
Defenders #13 $2 $8 $15
Justice League of America #111 $5 $18 $65
Swamp Thing #10 $1 $4 $12
Power Man #19 $1 $5 $18
Strange Tales #174 $2 $8 $20
Justice League of America #113 $5 $15 $50
Marvel Team-Up #24 $2 $8 $25
Incredible Hulk #178 $4 $10 $35
Giant-Size Spider-Man #2 $2 $8 $20
Giant-Size Defenders #2 $3 $9 $30
Incredible Hulk #180 $50 $500 $1.5k
Defenders #17 $5 $15 $40
Incredible Hulk #181 $525 $2.2k $5.5k
Defenders #18 $2 $5 $10
Incredible Hulk #182 $18 $65 $160
Incredible Hulk #183 $1 $2 $10
Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 $12 $30 $75
Fantastic Four #155 $1 $3 $12
Incredible Hulk #186 $2 $5 $10
Giant-Size X-Men #1 $425 $1.3k $3.2k
Incredible Hulk #190 $1 $2 $8
Incredible Hulk #193 $2 $5 $12
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #10 $2 $8 $20
Incredible Hulk #197 $3 $8 $30
Incredible Hulk #198 $4 $10 $40
Amazing Spider-Man #156 $2 $8 $25
Incredible Hulk #200 $3 $8 $30
Star Reach #5 $2 $5 $10
Incredible Hulk #201 $4 $10 $40
Incredible Hulk #202 $4 $10 $40
Amazing Spider-Man #161 $2 $8 $25
Amazing Spider-Man #162 $3 $9 $40
Incredible Hulk #205 $2 $8 $20
Detective Comics #466 $3 $10 $35
Amazing Spider-Man #167 $2 $8 $20
Incredible Hulk #212 $2 $5 $10
Amazing Spider-Man #169 $1 $2 $10
Amazing Spider-Man #169 Variant $30 $80 $195
Incredible Hulk #212 $7 $20 $85
Fantastic Four #184 $1 $2 $10
Amazing Spider-Man #170 Variant $30 $80 $195
Incredible Hulk #213 $7 $20 $85
Amazing Spider-Man #171 Variant $30 $80 $195
Incredible Hulk #214 $7 $20 $85
Amazing Spider-Man #172 $2 $8 $20
Fantastic Four #186 $1 $2 $5
Amazing Spider-Man #172 Variant $4 $12 $40
Incredible Hulk #215 $7 $20 $85
Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain #243 $1 $3 $12
Amazing Spider-Man #173 $30 $80 $200
Incredible Hulk #216 $7 $20 $85
Amazing Spider-Man #175 $2 $8 $25
Detective Comics #477 $3 $10 $30
Detective Comics #478 $3 $10 $35
Batman #307 $2 $5 $15
Batman #308 $1 $2 $5
Detective Comics #483 $2 $8 $20
Batman #313 $12 $35 $115
Batman #318 $2 $5 $15
Batman #321 $2 $8 $18
Batman #324 $2 $7 $20
Batman #326 $1 $2 $8
DC Comics Presents #27 $3 $9 $35
DC Comics Presents #28 $1 $4 $9
DC Special Series #27 $20 $85 $250
DC Comics Presents #66 $1 $2 $3
Green Lantern #173 $1 $5 $15
Green Lantern #176 $1 $2 $6
Green Lantern #182 $1 $2 $10
Green Lantern #185 $1 $3 $5
Legends #1 $2 $5 $10
Legends #3 $3 $9 $20
Legends #6 $2 $5 $8
Wonder Woman #7 $5 $15 $50
Wonder Woman #9 $2 $8 $20
Darkwing Duck #1 $4 $12 $45
Deathstroke The Terminator Annual #2 $1 $2 $3
Venom: Carnage Unleashed #4 $1 $3 $12
DC Universe: Legacies #9 Variant $9 $35 $90
Before Watchmen #1 Variant $5 $15 $50