Modern Age comic book 1st Appearances are at an all time high as you can see below. The start of the Modern Age of comics in 1992 was both an amazing and terrible time in comic book history.

Comic sales were through the roof. The Amazing Spider-man's 30th anniversary issues were selling well for Marvel. We saw the X-men relaunch with an incredible 4 book wrap around cover. The Punisher and Venom were both selling like mad. Yet it was DC that created history by having the highest ever comic book sales in a single day when they killed their number 1 son, Superman. It's estimated that "The Death of Superman" brought in $30 million dollars in a single day to the comic industry.

While the publishers were doing well, the comic creators themselves were dissatisfied working for the major publishing houses. In fact, several of them banded together to create companies like Image Comics and others went on to launch the Valiant Universe. This in turn created another sales boom as the super popular creators launched their own series with Todd McFarlane's Spawn and Jim Lee's Wildcats launching with sales numbers that rivaled highly established Marvel and DC properties.

Everyone was on a high, including the collectors as comic buying had reached a fevered frenzy with buyers picking up multiple copies of the hottest books. They would bag and board them, then store them away thinking someday all of these hot comics would make them rich.

But something terrible happened. This over buying, this incredible comic book speculation, collapsed the markets and all the major publishers found themselves in trouble. Eventually, comic sales would go from a hot title selling 1 million or more copies of a single issue being considered good to a point where only the best of the best would come close to hitting 100,000 copies sold in a single month. Countless comic book shops closed up for good and many buyers including myself, walked away from comics.

But even with the overselling and decline, the Modern Era of comic books has put out some incredible first appearances that are worth buying. Harley Quinn would sneak onto the scene in September 1993 in Batman Adventures 12, a low print comic based on the cartoon and not even considered part of the DC universe. And who wouldn't want a Walking Dead #1 with it's small print run of 8,000 in their personal collection.

The Modern Age of comic book 1st Appearances may of had it's ups and downs, but just look at what's available today....

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WOLVERINE ORIGINS 10 CGC CERTIFIED 98 1ST APPEARANCE DAKEN WOLVERINE SON
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Venom 1 Todd McFarlane Variant CGC 96 1st Appearance Of The New Venom
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Walking Dead 132 LOOT CRATE Variant 1st Appearance ALPHA VF NM
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STRANGERS 1 19 ANN 1 1ST APPEARANCE RUNE SOLUTION NIGHT MAN 1993
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THE INCREDIBLE HULK 347 MARVEL COMICS 1ST APPEARANCE MARLO CHANDLER JONES 1PR
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DAREDEVIL 22 23 NM 92 1st appearance of SUPERIOR SPIDER MAN Mark Waid
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OUTCAST 1 2014 CGC 98 1st APPEARANCE of KYLE BARNES CINEMAX AMC TV NM MT
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Spawn 1 IMAGE TODD MCFARLANE NM+ 1st Appearance Spawn
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BATMAN ALMOST GOT IM A Golden Book Jan 1993 1ST APPEARANCE HARLEY
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X FORCE 116 1ST APPEARANCE X STATIX 1 10 Marvel Comic Lot Mike Allred 2001 VF NM
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IRON MAN 304  305  VF NM 1ST APPEARANCE OF HULK BUSTER ARMOR 1994
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