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Comics That Make a Good First Impression

Our Brookfield, WI store recently acquired a trove of collectible comic books, many of which include first appearances of notable characters. A few of our favorites are listed below. Plus, HPB Brookfield has even more comics, and a nice assortment of other collectibles, which you can check out here. Collectors, behold!

Strange Tales #89
Marvel Comics, 1961

The first appearance of Fin Fang Foom! A teenager wakes Fin Fang Foom from his slumber in his tomb as a threat against Communist China. Written by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber with Pencils by Jack Kirby.  $600

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All-Star Comics #69
DC Comics, December 1977

United We Fall! First appearance of Helena Wayne as Huntress! Bruce Wayne orders the Justice Society arrested. Written by Paul Levitz. Art by Joe Staton. $50

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Marvel Super-Heroes #18
Marvel Comics, January 1969

First Appearance of The Guardians of the Galaxy! In this iteration, they include the members Charlie-27, Major Vance Astro, Martinex and Yondu. The group forms when Charlie-27 returns to find his home planet of Jupiter enslaved by Badoon. He rounds up some fighters to help him, forming the Guardians of the Galaxy. $400

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The Amazing Spider-Man #136

Marvel Comics, September 1974

The Green Goblin Lives Again! First appearance of Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin! The Green Goblin reappears after a bomb goes off in the apartment Peter Parker shares with Harry Osborn. Written by Gerry Conway. Penciled by Ross Andru. $50

All-Star Comics #58
DC Comics, February 1976

All-Star Super Squad! First appearance of Power Girl! Geological emergencies around the world are threatening to destroy Earth. Power Girl, Superman's cousin, comes to help stop the destruction. Written by Gerry Conway. Art by Ric Estrada. $150

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The Uncanny X-Men #201

Marvel Comics, January 1986

Duel! In this first appearance of Nathan Summers (Cable) as a baby, Storm and Cyclops duel to be the leader of the X-Men after Cyclops' wife, Madelyne Pryor, gives birth to their son, Nathan. Written by Chris Claremont. Penciled by Rick Leonardi. $20

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New Mutants #1

Marvel Comics, March 1983

Initiation! First issue of The New Mutants, who include Karma, Psyche, Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Sunspot. Professor X puts his new team through the Danger Room. Written by Chris Claremont. Penciled by Bob McLeod. $30

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Warlock #10

Marvel Comics, December 1975

How Strange My Destiny! Here, we learn the origins of Thanos and Gamora. Written and drawn by Jim Starlin. $50

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Batman’s Detective Comics #463

Batman’s Detective Comics #463

Death-Web, introducing the Black Spider! Batman tracks a new vigilante who is killing drug lords in Gotham. Written by Gerry Conway. Penciled by Ernie Chan. $30

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Captain America #275

Marvel Comics, November 1982

Yesterday's Shadows! First cameo appearance of Baron Zemo. Written by J. Marc DeMatteis. Art by Mike Zeck. $15

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Tales of the Teen Titans #44

DC Comics, 1984

First Appearance of Nightwing (a.k.a. Dick Grayson, the original Robin)! Adeline Kane provides Dick Grayson with the origins of Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke the Terminator. Grayson is persuaded to join the Teen Titans and grabs a new costume, becoming Nightwing. $50

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The Amazing Spider-Man #176

Marvel Comics, January 1978

He Who Laughs Last...! Here’s the first appearance of Bart Hamilton as the Green Goblin! Spider-Man suspects Harry Osborne has reclaimed his role as Green Goblin. Written by Len Wein. Penciled by Ross Andru. $15