1st Brief Appearance Vs. 1st Full Appearance: Which Is Better?

If we only look at the Wolverine example, we would assume that the value of a character’s first full appearance always trumps the value of the first brief appearance. It would stand to reason that a comic book reader gets more of the character in the first full appearance issue and this would increase more buying demand (and value) for the first full appearance issue. However, as I sifted through and compared first brief appearance and first full appearance values in this year’s guide, I found that this wasn’t always the case. Here are examples of comics showing both cases: examples where the first brief appearance issue is more valuable, and examples where the first full appearance issue is the more valuable of the two.

Avengers: X-Sanction #1 Dec19

Avengers: X-Sanction #1

Earlier this year the comic book world first caught wind of Cable’s imminent return to the Marvel universe. The only question that remained, was, how? With Cable’s death in Second Coming, it appeared that he had completed his final mission, but it would seem that for the time-travelling hero from the future, one final mission remains.

Avengers: X-Sanction #3

Putting aside any jokes about this being an Oz-like shower scene, this cover is disturbing and hilarious on a number of levels. I like to interpret it as a metaphor: Ed McGuinness is claiming the title of “artist of absurd musculature” from Rob...

Action Figures (to be released) Sep19

Action Figures (to be released)

Now that fall is upon us, images are popping up on the interwebs of the toys that will be coming to Canadian retail before Christmas and early 2012.  As you know from my other columns, I collect toys.  G.I. Joe is my main collecting passion, but I am becoming a huge fan of the new Marvel...

X-Men Panel teases new title, talks Schism Aug28

X-Men Panel teases new title, talks Schism

Marvel announced a new title at their X-Men panel at Fan Expo on Aug. 27. A hush overwhelmed the crowd as Arune Singh, Marvel’s director of communications, asked that the room’s lights be dimmed, directing the crowd’s attention to the projector screen. After several anxious...

CBD’s 52Q | #32: Not So Fly Apr01

CBD’s 52Q | #32: Not So Fly

Every week Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers; we’ll be doing this for 52 weeks. Tip of the hat goes to the gang at Scans Daily for the inspiration.  This week’s question: After Scott knocked it out of the park last week, let’s see if...