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Second Appearance Sunday 6/26/22
Hi, Jean again and welcome to the first edition of Second Appearance Sunday! This will be a weekly series covering Second Appearances you should keep an eye on.
Before we get into the list, let me tell you I have been collecting comics for over 40 years and I never cared about chasing down 2nd appearances.
I have friends who collected 2nd and sometime 3rd appearances. Back then I thought 2nd and 3rd appearances were junk books!
Fast forward to the beginning of 2021, trapped at home because of Covid and realizing some 1st appearance are now beyond my price range. My collector friends who I laughed at for collecting 2nd appearances are now laughing at me while I chase down 2nd appearances.
I understand now that I was a snob in thinking that 2nd and 3rd appearances were junk!
These days, I actually have a collection of 2nd appearances even if I have the 1st appearances already.
So I now present to you 2nd appearances that I have secured or I am currently chasing down.
- Amazing Spider-Man #9 – January 2015
- Who doesn’t like Spider-Gwen after Spider-man Into the Spider-verse 1? And she will play another huge role in Enter the Spider-Verse 2.
- There is a huge price difference between 1st and 2nd appearance of Spider-Gwen.
- Spider-Verse 2 is coming soon and details are pouring out quickly. New fans might not be able to afford the 1st appearance and will quickly become attracted to the 2nd appearance due to price.
- This is an easy 2nd appearance to pick up now
- Recent eBay sales data – $30 Raw copy; $79 CGC 9.6; $200 CGC 9.8; $153 CGC 9.8 comicxposure variant
- Bonus covers to hunt below!
- Incredible Hulk #182 – December 1974
- Depending on who you ask this is 2nd or 3rd appearance. You know the debate will continue for eternity
- A must for any Marvel, X-Men, and/or Wolverine collector. Great for your personal collection or as an investment
- Recent eBay sales data – $120 RAW copy; $370 CGC 8.5; $200 CGC 7.5
3. Kitty Pryde & Emma Frost
- Uncanny X-Men #130 – February 1980
- Double Dose of Second Appearance!
- Bonus Time! 1st appearance of Dazzler and Sebastian Shaw
- I feel this key issue is so undervalue and under with so many characters that can be used in MCU.
- Another great pick up for any X-Men collecto
- Recent eBay sales data – $75-105 RAW copies; $154 CGC 9.0; $198 CGC 9.2; $1895 CGC 9.8(!!!)
4. America Chavez
- Vengeance #2 – October 2011
- If you liked the MCU version of America Chavez played by Xoxhitl Gomez and think $1000 is too expensive. You can get the next best thing for a tenth of the price ($100).
- To be totally honest I was not on the America Chavez hype train. After watching Doctor Strange 2, I wish I had picked up a copy earlier of her 1st and 2nd appearance
- Recent eBay sales data – $35 RAW copy; $58 CGC 9.6;
- X-Force # 2 – September 1991
- It is insane to me that New Mutant #98 (Deadpool’s 1st appearance) is $1500 (CGC 9.8) but his 2nd appearance is $75, both in CGC 9.8.
- Great time to grab a copy while Deadpool 3 is still in production
- Recent eBay sales data – $20 RAW copy; $55 CGC 9.6; $80 CGC 9.8
- Journey Into Mystery #88 – January 1963
- Bonus Time! 1st appearance of Odin and 2nd appearance of Balder
- I actually had 3 copies of Loki 1st appearance but after the price increase after the first Avengers movie. I thought his 1st appearance hit the price ceiling and sold all 3 copies. This is why I don’t day trade in the stock market.
- Currently I don’t own Journey into Mystery #85 and #88 but one day they will be both mine again!
- Even in low grade this is a great pickup due to the significance of the book
- Recent eBay sales data – $ 160 RAW copy; $570 CGC 3.5; $800 CGC 5.0; $1250 CGC 6.0
7. Luke Cage
- Hero for Hire #2 – August 1972
- Bonus Time! 1st appearance of Claire Temple. She is the glue that holds Neflix’s Marvel TV series together.
- Rumors is Luke Cage and the rest Netflix’s marvel characters will be back on Disney+ and I am uber excited to see them back!
- Recent eBay sales data – $41 RAW copy; $74 CGC 7.0; $105 CGC 8.0
- Tomb of Dracula #12 – September 1973
- Bonus Time! 1st appearance of Saffron Caulder, Blade’s girlfriend
- Blade is coming people! I can’t wait to see him back on screen, especially after the Eternals post credit scene teaser.
- I grew up watching the Blade movies and still remember being excited waiting in the movie line.
- Recent eBay sales data – $60 RAW copy; $1000 CGC 9.4;