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  • 1st printing states "printed by Charles Plymell" on back cover
  • Credited for birthing the adult-themed, independently published comic genre
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  • 2nd printing states "printed by Don Donahue" on back cover
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  • Written and illustrated by Robert Crumb (with other artists)
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  • Written and illustrated by Robert Crumb
  • Created prior to Zap Comix #1, published between #2 and #3
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  • Written and illustrated by Robert Crumb (with other artists)
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  • 3rd printing has a $0.35 cover price with no printer information on the back cover
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  • Written and illustrated by Robert Crumb (with other artists)
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  • 1st appearance of Elfquest
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  • Premiere issue of Flaming Carrot's first solo title
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Grendel in an advertisement
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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 team appearance and origin of theTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo)
  • 1st appearance of Shredder and Splinter
  • 1st comic book published by Mirage Studios
  • First print has an ad for "Gobbledygook"
  • Print Run: 3,000
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  • 1st appearance of Grendel in color
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  • 1st titled series of Lloyd Llewellyn, a humorous character inspired by film noir and Las Vegas lounges
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  • 1st appearance of Tick
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  • 1st appearance of the Mystery Men
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  • 1st appearance of The Crow
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  • Independent title created by Daniel Clowes
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  • 1st appearance of Madman, Frank Einstein
  • Wraparound color
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  • 1st appearance of Madman (known as Frank Einstein) in full color
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  • 1st appearance of Too Much Coffee Man
  • Self-published, photocopied comics independently produced by Shannon Wheeler
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  • "Bone" on the cover is colored red (1st printing)
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  • "Bone" on the cover is colored pink (1st printing)
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  • "Bone" on the cover is colored yellow (1st printing)
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  • Preview appearance of Razor (pin-up art by Jack Slattery and Everette Hartsoe)
  • *no current sales data exists for this issue
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  • Unauthorized biography of notorious Milwaukee cannibal, serial killer
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  • Early Bone issue
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  • Early Bone issue
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  • First full issue of the longest running creator-owned and produced comic book in U.S. history
  • Written and illustrated by Fred Perry
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  • Early appearance of Razor, vigilante superheroine
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  • 1st appearance of Shi, a Japanese-American woman who chose the name 'death (shi)' on her quest for vengeance
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  • Variant gold title
  • 1st appearance of Shi
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  • 1st appearance of Pineapple Man, the first superhero rooted in Hawaiian folklore and operating exclusively on the island
  • 32 page, black and white Ashcan (small-print run to establish copyright ownership)
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  • Scarce, low distribution
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  • 1st appearance of Aeon Flux in comic books
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  • 1st appearance of Witchblade
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  • Premiere issue written and illustrated by Jhonen Vasquez
  • Low print run
  • Multiple printings, value relates to first printing
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  • 2nd appearance of Witchblade
  • Premiere issue of Witchblade's first solo series
  • 1st appearance of Ian Nottingham
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  • 1st appearance of Bubba the Redneck Werewolf
  • * no sales data, please send substantiated sales information to nick@Keycollectorcomics.com
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  • 1st full appearance of The Goon, Franky and Zombie Priest
  • 1st title book by Eric Powell
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  • 1st appearance of Sophie Bangs, chosen to be the new avatar of Promethea
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  • 1st appearance of Invincible
  • 1st appearance of Omni-Man
  • * In-development as an animated series for Amazon (July 2018)
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  • Premiere issue published by creator Jeremy Bastian
  • Extremely rare
  • *not to be mistaken with a third printing cover art replica published by Olympia identified by 'Olympia' printed in the lower left section of the cover
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  • Issue 1 titled "Belly of the Beast"
  • The first reprint by Archaia after acquiring the self-published property from Dave Peterson
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  • 1st appearance of Barack Obama in comics ( Pre-dates 2008 presidential elections)
  • CGC & Hero Initiative cover
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  • 1st appearance of The Astounding Wolf-Man
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  • Premiere issue of the four part miniseries currently being developed by Amazon Studios
  • In-development at Amazon (April 2018)
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  • Premiere issue of a limited series about an orphan girl on a quest to find her father who calls herself 'The Cursed Pirate Girl'
  • Critically-acclaimed art and story
  • Scarce, low print run
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  • Premiere issue written by A.J. Lieberman, illustrated by Riley Rossmo
  • Low print run
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  • Ongoing series created by Terry Moore about a dead girl out for revenge
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  • Premiere issue that rounds up over 200 characters from multiple independent publishers
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  • 1st appearance of Peter Panzerfaust
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  • Premiere issue of the Eisner award-winning space epic written by Brian K Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  • 1st appearance of Marko and Alana, lovers from opposing sides of two alien races at warl
  • 1st appearance of The Will and Lying Cat
  • 1st appearance of Prince Robot IV
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  • 2nd appearance of Peter Panzerfaust
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  • Self-published comic about a government-sponsored group of anti-heroes blamed for mass murder then launched into a multi-dimensional epic
  • Written, illustrated and published by Michel Fiffe
  • High-demand cult classic hit with a first print run limited to 400 issues
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  • 1st appearance of Kapitan Haken
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  • Premiere issue of an ongoing series about a bleak future where the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse want to kill the President
  • In-development at Amazon (April 2018)
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  • Self-published comic about a humanoid whose body continually decays as he sends pieces of himself into the past to alter events that caused his present pain
  • Wraparound cover
  • Very rare, low print run
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  • Ongoing series about an ecological disaster that spawned monstrous creatures
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  • Premiere issue of an ongoing series about an android's plight to survive in a universe where his kind have been outlawed
  • Optioned by Sony (November 2018)
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  • Independently published comic that explores a widowed mother's journey as she raises a super-powered child on her own
  • Premieres on Netflix in 2019 (November 2018)
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  • A group of girls get caught in-between two factions of time-travelers at war with one another
  • *Brian K Vaughan recently signed a deal with Legendary. Aside from the obvious speculation choice of Saga ($$$), a good bet right now would be Paper Girls
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  • 1st appearance of Blk Boy in comics
  • Debut of Hebru Brantley self-published
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  • Premiere issue of a series about two sisters drawn back to their small hometown to face the disturbing secrets that lead back to their mysterious mother
  • * Announced by Key Collector September 25 - Officially announced October 2 with Jessica Jones producer, Jenny Klein attached (October 2018)
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  • Premiere issue that features one-shot stories disconnected from one another except for the unsettling, paranormal presence of the Ice Cream Man
  • Optioned for TV (October 2018)
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  • Premiere issue about a celebrity resurrected from death to serve as a protector of children
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  • 1st appearance of John Dusk