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Marvel History and Anniversaries

A categorical listing of Marvel History and Anniversaries curated by Key Collector Comics.

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High $285k
  • 1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Sub-Mariner reprinted from the unreleased Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (1939)
  • 1st appearance of the Masked Raider
  • 1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's first wife
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar, Angel and Jungle Terror
  • 1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel
  • Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue
Low $2k
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Mid $6k
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High $32k
  • First written work in the comic book industry by Stan Lee
  • Two-page text story with a couple of illustrations by Kirby
  • 3rd appearance of Captain America
  • 3rd appearance of Bucky Barnes
  • 2nd appearance of the Red Skull, George Maxon
Low $115
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Mid $330
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High $1k
  • Premiere issue of the first Marvel horror title
  • Title numbering continues from Sub-Mariner Comics #31
Low $465
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Mid $1k
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High $6k
  • Series that introduced many popular characters including Dr. Strange and Nick Fury
Low $260
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Mid $785
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High $5k
  • Premiere issue of a series that introduced characters including Iron Man and Black Widow
Low $260
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Mid $775
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High $5k
  • Series that introduced popular characters including Ant-Man and Giant-Man
Low $4k
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Mid $19k
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High $110k
  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
  • 1st appearance of Tricephalous
Low $55
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Mid $165
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High $985
  • 1st annual issue published by Marvel
Low $200
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Mid $610
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High $4k
  • 1st team-up between two Marvel villains [Dr. Doom and Sub-Mariner]
  • 2nd appearance of Dr. Doom
  • 2nd appearance of the Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age
Low $7
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Mid $22
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High $90
  • 1st title crossover issue with Tales Suspense #80
Low $10
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Mid $35
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High $180
  • Anniversary of The Amazing Spider-Man's 100th issue
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
Low $3
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Mid $8
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High $30
  • Anniversary of The Incredible Hulk #200
  • Marvel Value Stamp Series B #25 - Spider-Man
Low $1
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Mid $5
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High $15
Low $4
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Mid $12
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High $40
  • Anniversary of Iron Man issue #100
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Mid $3
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High $12
  • Controversial issue: Carol Danvers is "used" and becomes pregnant by a man who turns out to be the same person to whom she gives birth
  • 1st appearance of Marcus Immortus, the son of Immortus, conceived by Carol Danvers
Low $2
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High $15
  • 1st limited series published by Marvel Comics
  • 1st appearance of Blitkrieger
  • 1st full appearance of the Collective Man
  • 1st appearance of Shamrock
  • 1st appearance of Defensor
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Mid $2
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High $4
  • 50th Anniversary of Captain America in comics
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $3
  • 1st Marvel title to reach 500 issues
Low $2
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Mid $8
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High $20
  • 20th Anniversary Edition
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $8
  • 1st appearance of Alpha, an ally of Spider-Man
  • *Alpha’s birth name, Andrew Maguire is a combination of actors Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield
  • Oversized 50th Anniversary special
Low $1
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Mid $2
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High $8
  • 25th anniversary of Deadpool's first appearance
Low $50
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Mid $150
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High $500
  • Variant cover art by Humberto Ramos
  • D23 Expo exclusive, given away at the Marvel 80th Anniversary panel August 24, 2019
  • 1st official cover appearance of Mickey Mouse on a Marvel comic