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First appearance of Luke Cage; Origin of Luke Cage; First appearance of Dr. Noah Burnstein; First appearance of Diamondback; First appearance of Billy Bob Rackham
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Last calculated 06/16/2018
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* Hypothetical value. No graded copies known to exist.

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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Jun 12, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jun 11, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Jun 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Jun 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 8, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Jun 7, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jun 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Jun 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Jun 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 3, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    May 29, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    May 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    May 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    May 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    May 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    May 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    May 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    May 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    May 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    May 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    May 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    May 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    May 19, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.2 (NM-)
    May 19, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    May 14, 2018
  • CGC Restored 6.0 (FN)
    May 13, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    May 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.0 (VG)
    May 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    May 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    May 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    May 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    May 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    May 4, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    May 2, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 4.5 (VG+)
    May 2, 2018
  • CBCS Authentic Sig - Yellow 6.5 (FN+)
    May 1, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 30, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Apr 30, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Apr 30, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Apr 30, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Apr 29, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Apr 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.2 (NM-)
    Apr 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.4 (NM)
    Apr 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Apr 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Apr 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 24, 2018
  • CGC Signature Series 4.5 (VG+)
    Apr 24, 2018

CGC® Census

Data provided courtesy of the CGC Census.
Grade Total Universal Top Qualified Top Signature Top Restored Top
10.0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.9 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
9.8 13 11 0.6% 0 - 2 1.4% 0 -
9.6 46 43 2.9% 0 - 2 2.8% 1 1.3%
9.4 88 80 7.3% 0 - 5 6.4% 3 5.1%
9.2 115 107 13.1% 0 - 4 9.2% 4 10.3%
9.0 174 156 21.6% 0 - 10 16.3% 8 20.5%
8.5 230 214 33.2% 0 - 7 21.3% 9 32.1%
8.0 255 232 45.8% 0 - 11 29.1% 12 47.4%
7.5 234 210 57.2% 1 100.0% 12 37.6% 11 61.5%
7.0 216 187 67.3% 0 - 21 52.5% 8 71.8%
6.5 186 165 76.3% 0 - 15 63.1% 6 79.5%
6.0 128 104 81.9% 0 - 17 75.2% 7 88.5%
5.5 112 102 87.5% 0 - 5 78.7% 5 94.9%
5.0 91 82 91.9% 0 - 7 83.7% 2 97.4%
4.5 59 51 94.7% 0 - 7 88.7% 1 98.7%
4.0 50 43 97.0% 0 - 7 93.6% 0 -
3.5 34 32 98.8% 0 - 2 95.0% 0 -
3.0 16 14 99.5% 0 - 2 96.5% 0 -
2.5 5 4 99.7% 0 - 1 97.2% 0 -
2.0 8 3 99.9% 0 - 4 100.0% 1 100.0%
1.8 2 2 100.0% 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.5 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
1.0 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
0.5 0 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
Total 2,062 1,842   1   141   78  

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About

Key Issue
First appearance of Luke Cage; Origin of Luke Cage; First appearance of Dr. Noah Burnstein; First appearance of Diamondback; First appearance of Billy Bob Rackham
Publisher
Marvel
Store Date
June 10, 1972
Cover Price
$0.20
Editing
Stan Lee
Script
Roy Thomas, John Romita, Archie Goodwin
Pencils
John Romita, George Tuska
Inks
John Romita, Billy Graham
Letters
Skip Kohloff
GCIN
131633

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