The Amazing Spider-Man 657,658: First Future Foundation Suit
Yeah I know Marvel has overdone it with the Spidey suits but this one might be the best to date. Made of unstable molecules it never has to be cleaned! It’s really all the benefits of Venom with out the mind altering alien infestation!
Note: There are some second printings that are worth a look too.
Superman ( New 52 ) 32: First Ulysses
So there are plenty of variants for the start of the Johns/Romita jr. era. The rarest is the 1:100 retailer but the Bombshell is my personal favorite and is actually affordable.
X_Men Battle of the Atom 1: First Raze
The alternate future offspring of Wolverine and Mystique appears first here. As far as I am concerned the Deadpool hash tag swag variant is the one to buy!
Secret Avengers 4: First Manifold
One of my favorite modern characters is Manifold. Nuff said.
First Adam Hughes art: Eagle 6
Hughes cover are fast becoming favorites amongst collectors. If you are looking for his first pro work, he did a pin-up in this forgotten comic.
Venom 31: First Mania
It doesn’t matter how many times Venom replicates the results are almost always cash cows for Marvel. Mania is the most recent transformation of the pesky alien and she’s actually a pretty cool character. It helps that this was the best Venom series to date.
Aunt Eunice: Batman 23.1
Ok I have major issues with this issue. Jackanapes is one of my favorite Morrison character creations so when DC decided to give him the lamest origin they could I cringed. I am currently rewriting his origin in my spare time and if DC fails to pick it up I am going to post in here for free and the few people who read my stuff can bash me at will. So why am I picking this issue? It turns out the Joker may have had an abusive Aunt who looks eerily similar to the Clown Prince of Crime!
The Great Society: New Avengers 16
Hickman’s Great Society sucked me in right away I just can’t wait to see more of these characters especially Norn!
2000 A.D. 1170: First Jock published work
Much like Hughes, Jock’s work is catching on with fans ( see Detective 880,881 ). This issues of 2000 A.D. published his first pro work.
Nightbreed 13: First Rawhead Rex
A TV show is coming for Nightbreed?!?! WTF! If you haven’t seen the cult classic I recommend it especially when the Director’s Cut is released. Epic published a 25 issue series with 1 and 25 being the toughest to get. Collector’s shouldn’t forget about this issue though with a sick cover and the first comic appearance of Rawhead Rex! If he makes it to show this one will explode.
Outsiders 11,12: Katana Origin
The Brave and the Bold 200 has her first appearance and is also a final issue making it key for this upcoming CW Arrow character. Even the DC Sampler 1 should see some love from collectors. I would include these issues in the Katana collection too.
Sam Wilson as Cap! Already happened…