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DC Top 50 Heroes

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  • 1st appearance of Superman
  • 1st appearance of Lois Lane
  • 1st appearance of Zatara (Zatanna's father) and Tex Thompson (becomes Mr. America)
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Mid $4k
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High $26k
  • 1st appearance of the Golden Age Sandman
Low $130k
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Mid $390k
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High $1500k
  • 1st appearance of Batman
  • 1st appearance of Commissioner Gordon
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Mid $3k
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High $15k
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle
  • 1st appearance of Green Mask, Rex Dexter of Mars and Zanzibar the Magician
Low $8k
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Mid $27k
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High $130k
  • 1st appearance of the Flash (Jay Garrick)
  • 1st appearance of Hawkman
  • 1st appearance Shiera Sanders (becomes Hawkgirl)
  • 1st mention of Keystone City
  • 1st appearance of Johnny Thunder
Low $14k
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Mid $46k
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High $150k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Marvel (Shazam)
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Sivana
  • 1st appearance of Ibis the Invincible
  • 1st appearance of Spy Smasher
  • Labeled #2 in interior publishing notes
Low $8k
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Mid $25k
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High $112k
  • 1st full appearance and origin of The Spectre
  • 1st appearance of The Presence, creator of The Spectre
Low $2k
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Mid $7k
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High $36k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hourman (Rex Tyler)
Low $1k
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Mid $4k
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High $23k
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Fate (Kent Nelson)
Low $830
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High $14k
  • 1st cover appearance of Superman Batman and Robin together
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Mid $3k
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High $29k
  • 1st appearance of The Atom (Al Pratt)
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Mid $3k
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High $16k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Dr. Mid-Nite
  • 1st appearance of Guardian Angel
Low $450
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High $5k
  • 1st appearance of Shiera Sanders as Hawkgirl
Low $7k
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Mid $22k
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High $73k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Aquaman
  • 1st appearance of Green Arrow
  • 1st appearance of Speedy
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Mid $30k
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High $112k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Hippolyta
  • Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite join the JSA
Low $4k
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Mid $13k
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High $52k
  • 2nd appearance and origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance and origin of Mr. Terrific
  • 1st appearance of Wildcat
Low $675
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Mid $2k
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High $9k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Superboy
  • Final Golden Age appearance of The Spectre
  • 1st appearance of Jor-El (Superman's Father)
Low $630
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Mid $1k
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High $5k
  • 1st appearance of Black Canary
Low $300
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Mid $825
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  • 1st appearance of The Phantom Stranger
  • Scarce issue
Low $630
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Mid $1k
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High $9k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Martian Manhunter
Low $3k
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Mid $15k
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High $66k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Barry Allen as the Silver Age Flash
  • Issue credited for ushering in the Silver Age of comic books
  • 1st appearance of Turtle and Iris West
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Mid $750
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Alanna, daughter of Adam Strange
  • 1st appearance of Sardath, a scientist from Rann who created Zeta-Beams
Low $450
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  • 1st appearance of Supergirl
  • 1st appearance of Metallo
Low $765
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Mid $3k
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High $21k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern
  • 1st appearance Carol Ferris (later becomes the second Star Sapphire)
  • 1st appearance and death of Abin Sur, an alien who gave Hal his ring as he died
  • Classic cover art by Gil Kane
Low $155
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Mid $475
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High $3k
  • 1st appearance of Weather Wizard
  • 1st appearance of Kid Flash (Wally West)
Low $80
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Mid $255
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High $900
  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain Atom
Low $75
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Mid $300
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Zatanna
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Mid $80
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High $430
  • 1st appearance and origin of Buddy Baker (Animal Man not in costume)
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Mid $60
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High $320
  • 1st appearance of Beast Boy
Low $90
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Mid $360
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High $1k
  • 1st appearance and origin of Batgirl
  • 1st appearance of Killer Moth in the Silver Age
  • Classic cover art by Carmine Infantino
Low $15
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Mid $45
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High $225
  • 1st appearance of the Question
Low $35
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Mid $110
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High $625
  • 1st appearance and origin of Deadman
Low $15
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Mid $50
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High $250
  • 1st appearance of Guy Gardner, Hal Jordan's backup
Low $10
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High $125
  • 1st appearance of Hawk and Dove
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $60
  • 1st appearance of Red Tornado
Low $25
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Mid $90
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High $280
  • 1st appearance of Mister Miracle, Scott Free, son of Highfather
  • 1st appearance of Oberon, Mister Miracle's stage manager
  • * Tom King's run on Mister Miracle breathed new life into the character
Low $225
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Mid $675
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  • 1st appearance of the Swamp Thing (Alex Olsen)
Low $12
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Mid $40
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High $200
  • Classic cover art by Neal Adams
  • 1st appearance of Green Lantern, John Stewart
  • 2nd appearance of Green Lantern, Guy Gardner
Low $30
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Mid $90
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High $530
  • 1st appearance of Jonah Hex
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High $100
  • 1st appearance of Power Girl
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Black Lightning
  • 1st appearance of Tobias Whale
  • 1st solo title featuring a black hero at DC
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  • 1st appearance of Firestorm (Raymond/Stein)
Low $6
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Mid $18
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High $80
  • 1st team appearance of the new Teen Titans (Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire)
  • 1st appearance of Raven
  • 1st appearance of Cyborg
  • 1st appearance of Starfire
Low $9
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Mid $35
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High $80
  • 1st appearance of Nightwing (formerly Robin)
  • Joseph adopts the name Jericho
  • Origin of Deathstroke and Jericho
Low $5
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Mid $18
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High $60
  • 1st appearance of Booster Gold and his sidekick Skeets
Low $5
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Mid $15
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High $60
  • Premiere issue of Neil Gaiman's 75 issue series 'Sandman'
  • 1st appearance of Dream (Morpheus)
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Steel (John Henry Irons as Superman)
  • 1st cameo appearance of Kon-El aka Superboy (Conner Kent as Superman)
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Eradicator (as Superman), a high-tech Kryptonian device that took the form of Superman
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cyborg Superman (as Superman), formerly Hank Henshaw
Low $4
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High $40
  • 1st appearance of Apollo
  • 1st appearance of Midnighter
Low $3
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Mid $10
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High $40
  • 1st appearance of Cassandra Cain (becomes Batgirl, the second Orphan and the Black Bat)
  • 1st appearance of David Cain (Orphan)