My rarest Comics
Amazing Fantasy #15 - Origin & First appearance of Spider-Man. Got a copy in Fr- from e-bay, though it cost an arm and a leg!
Suspense #39 Origin and 1st appearance of Iron Man. My copy is no better than Fr with an ad page missing, but who cares?
Origin and First appearance of Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan. I've had this for ages, but my copy is well worn and well read!
1st issue of the JLA in their own mag. My copy is coverless, but otherwise complete.
1st appearance of the JLA - a Silver Age Classic. The sucess of the League led Stan Lee to create his own super-team, the FF.
Origin and 1st appearance of the Silver Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl
1st appearance of the Avengers. My copy is dog-eared and held together with magic tape!
After 4 Showcase appearances, the Flash returns to his own magazine to get the Silver age really up and running.
The rarest of them all. First appearance and origin of Spider-man.
GL flies into his own magazine after 3 Showcase appearances.
DC's Silver Age revolution continues with the introduction of the Atom.
Marvel completes its first batch of heroes as they introduce Daredevil
Cap joins the Avengers in this classic tale.
Adam Strange run begins after his "tryout" in Showcase.
This is a hard to find issue. Features Pied Piper and the first of a Gorilla Grodd trilogy.
DC opens up the Multiverse in the classic "Flash of Two Worlds"
First meeting of the Justice League and Justice Society.
Concluding the first adventure with the JLA and JSA.
All time classic which introduces us to Galactus and the Silver Surfer
Flying out of the pages of the Fantastic Four, the Surfer gets his own double sized comic.
A second chance for those (like me) who missed these origins first time around.
The Second GL tryout book.
In their second try-out book, the League must overcome the Weapon's master.
In their third adventure, the JLA must overcome Amazo. The team graduated to their own book after this issue.
Out of Tales of Suspense and into his own title comes Iron Man as the second wave of Marvel mags is launched.
Wow! Spidey battles 6 of his most dangerous foes in this unashamed advert for the whole Marvel Universe!
The FF battle Submariner and his followers in this epic tale.
Green Arrow (Belatedly?) Joins the JLA in the classic, "Doom of the Star Diamond."
The Avengers clash with the Space Phantom - Awesome!
Another classic tale sees the Avengers battle the Lava Men and also try to subdue a rampaging Hulk!
Cap forms a new team of Avengers.
The New-look Batman in his own title for the first time.
First appearance of the SA Riddler.
Introducing Nick Fury, Agent of Shield.
Nick Fury graduates to his own magazine in the second wave of Marvel comics.
The King of the 7 seas gets his own Magazine.
First in a run of Aquaman tales that leads to him getting his own title.
2nd try-out for the Tiny Titan on the way to gaining his own title.
Origin and first appearance of the Metal Men.
The Tiny Titan gets his own magazine.
Out of the pages of Tales to Astonish, Sub-Mariner gets his own title.
Debut of Batgirl.
First appearance of the "New-look" Batman.
Origin and First appearance of Sinestro.
The Crisis on Infinite Earths begins here.
Origin and first appearance of Guy Gardner.
First appearance of Hawkeye, who starts off as a villain, but will later become an Avenger.
2nd appearance of the Winged Wonders
Hawkman battles the Shadow thief. My copy is coverless.
Hawkman returns for a second run.
Hawkman in a battle with Manhawk.
Hawkman's final tryout issue before he gets his own magazine.
Hawkman flies into his own magazine.
Origin of Captain Marvel of the Kree.
Out of the pages of Marvel Super Heroes comes Captain Marvel.
Adam .Strange and the JLA battle Kanjar-Ro
The JLA battle Kanjar - Ro.
Doctor Strange gets his own magazine.
1st Teen Titans
Teen Titans get their own Magazine
The Spectre gets his own Magazine.
First appearance of the Black Panther.
Classic Surfer V Thing battle.
Here's a gem I found over 25yrs ago. My copy has 1page of Starman section missing, curved spine, but story is unaffected.
I have a coverless copy of this Golden Age Classic.
The Wedding of Reed and Sue offers a great opportunity for a huge melee in the assembled ranks of Marveldom!
To become an Avenger, Spidey has to capture the Hulk!
In their 12th adventure, we find out the origin of the League.
A Classic Thor V Hulk battle!
This is my earliest JIM. My copy is FR- with pieces missing off the cover.
First of the Brave and Bold Team ups.
Opposites in every way, Hank and Don Hall become the Hawk and the Dove.
Hawk and Dove get their own series
The Creeper gains his own magazine.
First Black Costume in Spidey's own magazine.
Marvel defies the CCA with a 3 issue tale about drugs.
The Second of three drug - related issues featuring Spidey battling the Green Goblin.
Spidey battles the Goblin in this third issue which defies the CCA.
Spidey's Black Costume appears and we all know where that led!
The JLA battle the Sinister Sorceror
The JLA have to cope with Gravity gone wild!
The JLA are trapped on the Wheel of Misfortune
The JLA find themselves in the cosmic Fun House
The JLA find themselves up for sale!
The JLA encounter the sinister Felix Faust
The JLA battle Dr Light in the "Last Case of the Justice League"
The JLA battle the "Riddle of the Robot Justice League!"
The Atom joins the JLA in "Menace of the Atom Bomb!"
Origin and first appearance of Kid Flash
First appearance of the Elongated Man - as a villain!
First appearance of Zatanna
The Phantom Stranger gets his own magazine.
Legion of Super-Heroes begins its run in Adventure.
An opportunity to catch up with some classic tales.
The Mighty Avengers meet Wonder Man
1st appearance of Professor Zoom, the Reverse Flash!
First appearance of Mon-El. My copy is coverless
DC attacks the drug problem - Speedy on Speed!
DC's attack on the drug scene concludes
My copy has an ad page missing, story unnafected.
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