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  • 40-page printer's proof of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)
  • A printer's proof is a sample that is printed to examine the correctness of the issue before printing the entire run
  • This one-of-a-kind, historical proof was found in a small print shop in Biddeford, Maine a few years after the publication of issue #1, after the Turtles had already exploded in popularity
  • The men who found it traded it to Downeast Comics which operated between the years of 1986 - 1994, in Brunswick, Maine
  • The owner paid for the proof with store stock and held onto it before auctioning it on Comic Link in 2020 for $12,472 with 77 bids
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  • Early printed image of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo only, in an advertisement for the premiere issue of TMNT (1984)
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  • Solicitation for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
  • Preview of Spider-Man’s Symbiote suit
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo
  • 1st appearance of Splinter, the Turtles' mentor
  • 1st appearance and death of the Shredder
  • First printing: 3,000 copies
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  • 2nd team appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 1st appearance of Baxter Stockman the Scientist and his Robot Mousers
  • 1st appearance of April O'Neil
  • [November 2020 - an auction for an ungraded, imperfect copy closed at $1,026 with 18 bids]
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  • 3rd team appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 1st team appearance of the Utroms, alien race of Krang
  • *there exists a far rarer and valuable version of this issue with a color error [see variant]
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  • First Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one-shot spin-off
  • 1st appearance of Casey Jones
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  • Premiere issue continues in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
  • Early appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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  • One-shot, Christmas special featuring Michaelangelo
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  • Early issue of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
  • Wraparound cover
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  • First full color image of all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on back cover advertisement
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  • Early issue of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
  • Approximate print run: 60,000
  • Wraparound cover
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  • Limited to 3,000 copies
  • A collection of short stories, pinups and sketches featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and supporting characters
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  • 1st appearance of Zanramon, Prime Leader of the Triceraton Republic
  • Second printing includes a back-up story that was not printed in the first
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  • Origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they discover that the ooze which caused their transformation was created by the Utroms, Krang's alien race
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  • Crossover appearance of Cerebus from publisher Aardvark-Vanaheim
  • 1st appearance of Renet, a human who stole the Time Scepter from Lord Simultaneous
  • 1st appearance of Lord Simultaneous, a Time Master
  • 1st appearance of Savanti Romero, a demon and apprentice Time Master
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  • 1st cover appearance of Splinter
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  • Early full color story featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Guest appearance by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who visit Munden's bar
  • Turtles story written and illustrated by Eastman and Laird
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  • 3rd appearance of the Shredder, later revealed to be a mystic worm with the ability to create a clone of a human
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  • Five-page Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story titled 'The Road Trip'
  • Four-page, reprinted Robert Crumb story
  • Various other stories by well-known creators
  • This six-issue series was published to raise money in defense of a lawsuit levied against The Comic Journal and writer Harlan Ellison by writer Michael Fleisher, the long-time writer of Jonah Hex
  • Ellison was sued by Fleisher for $2 million dollars on account of libelous statements that made accusations of mental instability
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  • Early cover art by Eastman and Laird featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Limited print run of 4,000 copies
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  • Cover art inspired by the film, The Untouchables
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  • One-shot of two Christmas-inspired stories with additional themed content including a double page pin-up
  • Retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol featuring Raphael being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future - in the future, Raphael is a one-eyed savage living alone in a swamp
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  • City At War: Part 1 of a 13-issue story arc
  • The issues that comprise the City At War story arc (#50 - #63) all have black borders on the cover resulting in difficulty in attaining a 9.8 when grading. Books graded 9.8 command approximately 10x the value of ungraded issues
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  • City At War: Part 2 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Karai, Shredder's granddaughter
  • City At War: Part 3 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • 1st full appearance of Karai, Shredder's granddaughter
  • City At War: Part 4 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • City At War: Part 5 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • City At War: Part 6 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • 1st cover appearance of Karai, the granddaughter of Shredder
  • Karai appears in costume
  • City At War: Part 7 of a 13-issue story arc
  • 5 copies graded 9.8 reported on the CGC census
  • With increasing demand from Turtle fans to collect the first full run of the original series, finding this late-in-the-run issue with its black border is challenging
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  • City At War: Part 8 of a 13-issue story arc
  • 4 copies graded 9.8 reported on the CGC census
  • With increasing demand from Turtle fans to collect the first full run of the original series, finding this late-in-the-run issue with its black border is proving to be difficult
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  • City At War: Part 10 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • City At War: Part 12 of a 13-issue story arc
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  • Premiere issue of the fourth and final Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series published by Mirage
  • The series was interrupted multiple times by outside media deals that required the attention of the creative team
  • Beginning with issue #4, the estimated print run is below 10k
  • Beginning with issue #17, the estimated print run is below 5k
  • Issues #29 - #31 are limited to 1,000 copies, specially printed by Peter Laird
  • Copies ordered by retailers of the first issue: 12,361
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 10,046
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 10,522
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 9,454
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 9,327
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 7,900
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 7,048
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  • 60-page, double-sized issue
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 7,085
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,781
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 5,913
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 5,265
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,879
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,647
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,452
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,850
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,594
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,399
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,298
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  • Scarce, low distribution
  • Only 1,000 printed
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  • 112-page hardcover collection of the 1996 four-issue limited series
  • 2018 San Diego Comic Con exclusive limited to 500 copies
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  • Reprint of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)
  • 25th Anniversary edition
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  • 1,000 copies printed with 300 copies containing an original sketch on the inside back cover
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  • Issue originally available online had a small print run of 3,000
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #None $12.5k $12.5k $12.5k
Comics Journal #89 $15 $50 $150
Amazing Heroes #45 $20 $80 $200
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 $1.2k $3k $15k
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 $110 $360 $1.2k
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 $9 $25 $105
Raphael: TMNT #1 $90 $400 $1.2k
Fugitoid #1 $5 $15 $50
Michaelangelo #1 $2 $8 $25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 $25 $90 $250
New Age #1 $10 $30 $100
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 $4 $10 $45
Turtlemania Special #1 $40 $135 $400
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 $5 $15 $50
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7 $3 $9 $30
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 $1 $2 $10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 $3 $9 $30
Grimjack #26 $1 $2 $5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 $5 $15 $50
Anything Goes #5 $1 $5 $15
Independent Comic Book Sampler #2 $10 $30 $100
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 $3 $9 $30
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michaelangelo Christmas Special #1 $3 $9 $30
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50 $1 $5 $15
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51 $3 $9 $35
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #52 $1 $5 $15
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #53 $2 $8 $25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54 $2 $8 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55 $1 $2 $10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #56 $2 $8 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #57 $2 $8 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #59 $1 $5 $15
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #61 $2 $8 $20
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 $3 $9 $30
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 $0 $0 $0
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 $1 $5 $15
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 $1 $2 $5
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 $1 $2 $5
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 $1 $2 $3
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7 $1 $2 $4
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 $0 $0 $0
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 $1 $2 $8
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 $2 $8 $20
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 $1 $2 $5
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 $1 $2 $8
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13 $1 $2 $10
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 $3 $9 $30
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15 $1 $5 $15
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16 $1 $2 $8
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17 $1 $2 $8
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18 $1 $2 $10
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #19 $1 $2 $8
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #20 $4 $12 $40
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21 $4 $12 $40
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 $1 $5 $15
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23 $5 $15 $55
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24 $4 $12 $40
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #25 $5 $15 $55
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #26 $5 $18 $60
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #27 $5 $15 $50
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28 $3 $10 $30
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29 $150 $500 $1.5k
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount #Hardcover $20 $115 $250
FCBD: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 $1 $5 $15
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 $55 $180 $300
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31 $20 $80 $250