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  • 🏅#4 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Grendel, Hunter Rose
  • 1st appearance of Argent the Wolf
  • [September 2021 - Netflix has ordered an 8-episode series of the cult classic independent Grendel property by Matt Wagner with Abubakr Ali cast in the lead role]
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.0 sold for $1,195 [$917 in Aug] +30%
  • 8.0 sold for $800 [$750 in July] +7%
  • 90-day high sale of $1,000 for a high-grade, ungraded copy
  • The announcement last week of a 8-episode Netflix series secured Primer #2’s spot on the list this week
  • Primer #2 has made the Key Collector Hot 10 list 3 times since late July which should serve as an indicator for random issues experiencing record-breaking sales
  • Bone, Usagi Yojimbo, Rocketeer, Tank Girl and Faust are cult classic characters from the 80s to get optioned as entertainment producers continue to mine IP from comics
  • Time will tell if Cerebus, Flaming Carrot and Groo will follow
  • We have been told that Madman from Creatures of the ID #1 has already been optioned but has yet to be announcement
  • Grendel #1 had a new high sale of $773 in 9.6 over $395 on September 6th
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Grendel
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  • Origin of Argent
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  • Final issue of a 3 part limited series
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  • 1st appearance of Kevin Matchstick, the reincarnation of King Arthur with Excalibur depicted as a glowing baseball bat
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  • 1st appearance of Edsel
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  • 1st appearance of Grendel in color
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  • New Grendel story
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  • Death of Grendel, Hunter Rose
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  • Origin of Kevin Matchstick
  • Final confrontation of Grendel and Argent concluding the first 6 part Grendel back-up story
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  • 1st appearance of Sarah Connor in comics
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  • 1st appearance of Spoiler, Stephanie Brown, later becomes Robin
  • [May 2021 - Stephanie Brown confirmed to appear in the Batwoman TV series]
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  • 2nd appearance of Spoiler
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  • Variant cover art by Matt Wagner, creator of Grendel
  • 'Silver Moon' Platinum Foil Edition, limited to 25 copies
  • Obtained by winning a contest facilitated by Hero Illustrated Magazine
  • The gold stamp is part of the proprietary Hero Illustrated protective slipcase and not on the actual comic
  • This much anticipated publisher crossover was written in 1991 but was delayed due to Comico going through bankruptcy proceedings. DC eventually published the story in 1993
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  • 1st full appearance of Jay and Silent Bob in comics
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  • 1st full and cover appearance of Onomatopoeia
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  • 1st appearance of Linda Friitawa (becomes Fright)
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  • 128-page trade paperback collecting Batman #626 - #630
  • Original retail price: $12.95
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  • Death of Spoiler, Stephanie Brown, succumbs to her injuries in this issue after being tortured by Black Mask throughout Robin #130 (2004)
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  • 1st appearance of Jason Todd as Red Hood
  • [October 2020 - Titans 3 reveals the first image of Jason Todd as the Red Hood]
  • [August 2021 - a Red Hood HBO Max movie is rumored to be in-development]
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  • 2nd appearance of Jason Todd as the Red Hood
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  • 3rd appearance of Red Hood
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  • Red Hood revealed to be Jason Todd
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  • Second printing variant cover art
  • Jason Todd revealed to be the Red Hood
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  • 1st appearance of Lady Zorro
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  • Origin of Batman and Robin shortly after the death of Dick's parents
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  • Series finale
  • After 35 years, creator Matt Wagner retires the character Kevin Matchstick