Hero For Hire #1

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 08/13/2018
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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CBCS Authentic Sig - Yellow 6.0 (FN)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jul 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 24, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.2 (NM-)
    Jul 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jul 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jul 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jul 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Jul 21, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jul 16, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.5 (VF-)
    Jul 16, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 13, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Jul 12, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 11, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Jul 11, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 7, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jul 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jul 3, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Jul 1, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 5.5 (FN-)
    Jun 30, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.2 (NM-)
    Jun 29, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jun 28, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jun 28, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.5 (VG-)
    Jun 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 3.0 (GD/VG)
    Jun 27, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Jun 25, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jun 24, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 24, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Jun 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 22, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 8.5 (VF+)
    Jun 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Jun 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Jun 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Jun 20, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 6.0 (FN)
    Jun 20, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Jun 19, 2018
  • CGC Signature Series Restored 6.0 (FN)
    Jun 19, 2018
  • CGC Restored 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 17, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Jun 17, 2018
  • CGC Signature Series 6.0 (FN)
    Jun 15, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Jun 14, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Jun 14, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Jun 13, 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 1.3% 0 -
9.6 46 43 2.9% 0 - 2 2.5% 1 1.2%
9.4 92 80 7.1% 0 - 8 7.6% 4 6.2%
9.2 121 108 12.8% 0 - 9 13.3% 4 11.1%
9.0 179 159 21.3% 0 - 11 20.3% 9 22.2%
8.5 240 222 33.0% 0 - 9 25.9% 9 33.3%
8.0 263 239 45.7% 0 - 12 33.5% 12 48.1%
7.5 241 216 57.1% 1 100.0% 13 41.8% 11 61.7%
7.0 221 192 67.3% 0 - 21 55.1% 8 71.6%
6.5 190 167 76.2% 0 - 17 65.8% 6 79.0%
6.0 132 107 81.8% 0 - 17 76.6% 8 88.9%
5.5 114 104 87.3% 0 - 5 79.7% 5 95.1%
5.0 93 84 91.8% 0 - 7 84.2% 2 97.5%
4.5 61 53 94.6% 0 - 7 88.6% 1 98.8%
4.0 53 44 96.9% 0 - 9 94.3% 0 -
3.5 35 33 98.7% 0 - 2 95.6% 0 -
3.0 17 15 99.5% 0 - 2 96.8% 0 -
2.5 6 5 99.7% 0 - 1 97.5% 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 2,127 1,887   1   158   81  

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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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