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100 Modern Must Haves

100 Must-Have Modern Comics  Please use the eBay links provided to help contribute to the continued development of Key Collector Comics

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  • 1st appearance of Squirrel Girl
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  • 1st appearance of Omega Red, a Russian serial killer, captured and experimented on by the government
  • *solicitation for Wolverine #1 (2020) confirms the return of Omega Red
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High $125
  • 1st team appearance of the Renegades (Harbinger Resistance Group)
  • 1st appearance of Sting (Peter Stanchek)
  • 1st appearance of Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
  • 1st appearance of Torque, Flamingo and Kris
  • 1st team appearance of the Eggbreakers
  • *issue is incomplete if missing the Mail-Away Coupon (interior) for Harbinger #0 pink cover variant
  • [September 2019 - film rights acquired by Paramount from Sony]
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High $95
  • 1st full appearance of Carnage
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High $30
  • 1st appearance of Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Sam & Twitch
  • 1st appearance of Malebolgia
  • Pin-up of Pitt
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  • 1st cover appearance of the War Machine armor
  • *Tony Stark wears the War Machine Armor
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Bloodshot
  • 1st appearance and origin of the second Rai
  • Critical issue that connected stories within the Valiant Universe
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  • "Death of Superman" part 3
  • 1st full appearance of Doomsday
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Bane
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  • "Death of Superman" part 9
  • Classic cover art by Dan Jurgens
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  • Premiere issue that sees Venom in a new role as a superhero
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  • 1st appearance of Angela
  • 1st appearance of Medieval Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Cogliostro
  • Angela was later brought into the Marvel Universe as Thor's half sister
  • Cover homage of Wonder Woman #72
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  • 1st full appearance of Cyborg Superman
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Mid $180
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High $450
  • 1st appearance of Harley Quinn in a standard comic book (non-continuity)
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  • 1st appearance of Katchoo and Francine
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High $90
  • 1st appearance of Hellboy in color
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  • 1st full appearance of Cyberfrog
  • 1st written and illustrated issue by Ethan Van Sciver in the comic book industry
  • Rare, hard-to-find
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High $85
  • 1st appearance Jesse Custer the Preacher, Tulip O'Hare, Cassidy and the Saint of Killers
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  • 1st appearance of Witchblade
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  • 1st team appearance of Birds of Prey: Black Canary and Oracle
  • *unofficial team appearance in Showcase 96 #3
  • 📈 copies sold doubled versus previous week
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  • 1st appearance of Jackie Estacado (becomes the Darkness)
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  • 1st team appearance of The Thunderbolts: Citizen V (formerly Baron Zemo), Atlas (formerly Goliath), Mach-1 (formerly Beetle), Songbird (formerly Screaming Mimi), Meteorite (formerly Moonstone II) and Techno (formerly Fixer)
  • 🚨 Key Issue Alert notification sent February 2019 that Thunderbolts was in-development with a showrunner hired on for the project
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  • 1st appearance of Apollo
  • 1st appearance of Midnighter
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Mid $80
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High $250
  • 1st full appearance of The Goon
  • 1st full appearance of Franky
  • 1st full appearance of the Zombie Priest
  • 1st solo title featuring The Goon
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  • Recalled comic due to the 'Letitia Lerner, Superman's Babysitter' story where a mischievous Superbaby finds its way into a microwave
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High $65
  • 1st appearance of the Sentry
  • 1st appearance of The Void, the dark aspect of The Sentry
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  • 1st appearance of Jessica Jones
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Mid $9
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High $35
  • 1st appearance of Elsa Bloodstone
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  • September 11th, 2001 tribute issue depicting various Marvel teams and characters working alongside emergency services as New York native, Spider-Man narrates the experience
  • *difficult to find in NM condition due to the black cover
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  • Premiere issue of a 3 part series about a small Alaskan town invaded by vampires during a naturally occurring, month-long absence of the sun
  • Written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith
  • 1st traditional comic book published by IDW

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