CGC Registry


1st cover appearances

Category:  Other


Set Description
1st cover appearances of DC and Marvel characters (if not the 1st appearance) in alphabetical order: Black Tom Cassidy, Black Queen (Jean Grey), Boba Fett, Carrie Kelly, Catwoman (in Batman title), Cosmic Cube, Cyborg, Dark Phoenix, Darkseid, Emperor Palpatine, Goblin Queen, Gwen Stacy, Gwenpool, Hellfire Club, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Hush, Howard the Duck, Killer Croc (face hidden and face revealed), Kingpin, Kitty Pryde, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, Lockheed, Malekith, Mister Sinister, Modern Clayface, Mud-Thing, Penguin, Polaris, Proteus, Raven, Rocket Raccoon, Rogue, Starfire, Terra, Two-Face, Venom, White Queen (Emma Frost), Wonder Woman (reprint). Some Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, Copper Age, and Modern key issues are included here. Titles are listed in alphabetical order. 1st cover appearances of characters are noted in the slot name.

Set Goals
1st Cover appearances of DC and Marvel characters (if not the 1st appearance).


Slot Name
Item Description
Grade
Owner Comments
Pics
1st Kingpin coverAmazing Spider-Man 51 9.2 1st Kingpin cover. 2nd Kingpin appearance. Stan Lee story, John Romita cover. John Romita and Mike Esposito art. Signed by Stan Lee and John Romita. View Comic
1st Gwen Stacy coverAmazing Spider-Man 61 9.8 1st Gwen Stacy cover. Kingpin appearance. Bondage cover. Stan Lee story, John Romita cover. John Romita, Don Heck, Mike Esposito art. View Comic
1st Mud-Thing coverAmazing Spider-Man 218 9.8 'Death' of Mud-Thing (Sandman/Hydro-Man). Denny O'Neil story, Frank Miller cover, John Romita Jr. art. Newsstand edition
with UPC barcode.
View Comic
1st (partial) Venom coverAmazing Spider-Man 315 9.8 Venom and Hydro Man cover and appearance. David Michelinie story. Todd McFarlane cover and art. Newsstand edition. View Comic
1st full Venom cover (Direct edition)Amazing Spider-Man 316 9.9 Classic (1st full) Venom cover. Venom and Black Cat appearance. David Michelinie story. Todd McFarlane cover and art.
Direct edition.
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1st full Venom cover (Newsstand edition)Amazing Spider-Man 316 9.8 Venom cover. Venom and Black Cat appearance. David Michelinie story. Todd McFarlane cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. Signed by Todd McFarlane. View Comic
1st Killer Croc cover (face hidden)Batman 358 9.8 1st Killer Croc cover (face hidden). Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano cover. View Comic
1st Killer Croc cover (face revealed)Batman 359 9.8 1st Killer Croc cover (face revealed). Multi-villain cover. Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano cover. 1st comic book work by Dan Jurgens. View Comic
1st Hush coverBatman 608 9.8 Retailer Incentive Edition. Promotional Issue. Hush storyline begins. Catwoman, Killer Croc, and Poison Ivy appearance. Jeph Loeb story. Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex Sinclair cover and art. View Comic
1st Gwenpool coverModern 9.8 1st Gwenpool cover. 'Gwen Stacy' variant cover by Chris Bachalo. Predates Howard the Duck #1 (1/16). View Comic
1st Penguin coverDetective Comics 67 7.0 1st Penguin cover. Penguin story. Half page ad for Wonder Woman #1. Bill Finger story. Jerry Robinson cover and art. Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, and Joe Simon art. Signed by Jerry Robinson. View Comic
1st Two-Face coverUniversal 7.0 1st Two Face cover. 2nd appearance of Two-Face. Bill Finger story. Jerry Robinson cover. Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Howard Sherman, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson art. View Comic
1st modern Clayface coverDetective Comics 479 9.8 Clayface cover and appearance. Hawkman backup story. View Comic
1st Howard The Duck coverHoward the Duck 1 9.8 1st Howard the Duck cover, 1st issue in own title, 5th appearance overall. 1st appearance of Beverly Switzer. Spider-Man appearance. J. Jonah Jameson cameo. Steve Gerber story. Frank Brunner cover. Frank Brunner and Steve Leialoha art. View Comic
1st Rocket Raccoon coverIncredible Hulk 271 9.8 1st comic book appearance of Rocket Raccoon. 1st Rocket Raccoon cover. 20th Anniversary issue. Bill Mantlo story. Al Milgrom cover. Sal Buscema art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Wonder Woman cover (reprint)Modern 9.8 1st Wonder Woman cover. 2nd appearance of Wonder Woman. Origin and 1st appearance of Wildcat. Full page ad for All Star Comics #8. William Marston, Bill Finger, and Gardner Fox stories. H.G. Peter cover and art. Embossed gold foil logo (2000 reprint). View Comic
1st Darkseid coverUniversal 9.6 1st Darkseid cover. Darkseid appearance. Partial photo cover. Jack Kirby story and cover. Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta art. View Comic
1st Cyborg, Raven, Starfire coverNew Teen Titans 1 9.8 1st New Teen Titans cover. Marv Wolfman story. George Perez and Dick Giordano cover. George Perez art. Signed by George Perez. View Comic
1st Terra coverNew Teen Titans 28 9.8 1st Terra in costume. Marv Wolfman story. George Perez cover and art. View Comic
1st Boba Fett coverStar Wars 42 9.8 Part 4 of 'The Empire Strikes Back' movie adaptation. 1st Boba Fett cover. Star Wars British cover gallery. Archie Goodwin story. Al Williamson cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Lando Calrissian and Lobot coverModern 9.8 Part 5 of 'The Empire Strikes Back' movie adaptation. 1st Lando Carlissian and Lobot cover. Archie Goodwin story. Al Williamson cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Emperor Palpatine coverStar Wars: Return of the Jedi 4 9.8 Movie adaptation. Bill Sienkiewicz cover. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Cosmic Cube coverTales of Suspense 80 9.6 Cosmic Cube storyline begins, by Stan Lee. Classic Captain America vs. Red Skull cover and art by Jack Kirby. Signed by Stan Lee. View Comic
1st Malekith coverThor 345 9.8 Walt Simonson story, cover, and art. View Comic
1st Horsemen of Apocalypse coverModern 9.8 Apocolypse and Horsemen cover and appearance. Louise Simonson story. Walt Simonson cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Polaris coverX-Men 50 9.6 New title logo begins. 2nd appearance of Polaris. 1st Polaris cover. Origin of Beast. Jim Steranko cover. Signed by Jim Steranko. View Comic
1st Black Tom Cassidy coverX-Men 103 9.8 Black Tom Cassidy and Juggernaut cover and appearance. Chris Claremont story. Dave Cockrum cover and art. View Comic
1st Proteus coverX-Men 127 9.8 Proteus cover and appearance. Chris Claremont story. John Byrne and Terry Austin art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st White Queen (Emma Frost) coverX-Men 131 9.8 2nd appearance of Dazzler. 1st Emma Frost cover. Emma Frost appearance. Chris Claremont story. John Byrne and Terry Austin cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Hellfire Club coverX-Men 132 9.8 Jason Wynegarde revealed as Mastermind. Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland and Mastermind) appearance. Chris Claremont story. John Byrne and Terry Austin cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Black Queen (Jean Grey) coverX-Men 134 9.8 1st Black Queen cover. Phoenix becomes Dark Phoenix. Hellfire Club (Sebastian Shaw, Donald Pierce, Harry Leland, and Mastermind) appearance. Chris Claremont story. John Byrne and Terry Austin cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Dark Phoenix coverX-Men 135 9.8 1st Dark Phoenix cover. 1st appearance of Senator Robert Kelly. Reed Richards, Thing, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Silver Surfer cameo. Chris Claremont story. John Byrne and Terry Austin cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Kitty Pryde coverX-Men 139 9.8 Kitty Pryde joins X-Men. Kitty Pryde cover. Alpha Flight appearance. Wolverine dons new costume. 1st appearance of Heather Hudson. Chris Claremont story. John Byrne and Terry Austin cover and art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Rogue coverUncanny X-Men 158 9.8 1st appearance of Rogue in title. Rogue vs. Wolverine cover. Starjammers, Mystique, and Carol Danvers appearance. Chris Claremont story. Dave Cockrum cover. Dave Cockrum and Bob Wiacek art. Newsstand edition with UPC barcode. View Comic
1st Mister Sinister and Goblin Queen coverUncanny X-Men 239 9.8 1st Mister Sinister and Goblin Queen cover. Malice/ Polaris appearance. Inferno storyline. Chris Claremont story. Marc Silvestri and Dan Green cover and art. Newsstand edition
with UPC barcode. Signed by Marc Silvestri.
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