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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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  • Condition
    Date Sold
  • 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 Universal 9.0 (VF/NM)
    Apr 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.5 (VF-)
    Apr 23, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 22, 2018
  • CGC Universal 7.0 (FN/VF)
    Apr 19, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Apr 17, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 15, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Apr 14, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Apr 11, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Apr 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Apr 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.5 (FN+)
    Apr 10, 2018
  • CGC Universal 4.5 (VG+)
    Apr 9, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Apr 9, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Apr 6, 2018
  • CGC Signature Series 9.4 (NM)
    Apr 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Apr 6, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Apr 6, 2018
  • CGC Restored 8.0 (VF)
    Apr 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.5 (FN-)
    Apr 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 8.5 (VF+)
    Apr 5, 2018
  • CGC Universal 6.0 (FN)
    Apr 4, 2018
  • CBCS Certified - Blue 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Apr 3, 2018
  • CGC Universal 5.0 (VG/FN)
    Apr 1, 2018
  • CGC Universal 9.4 (NM)
    Mar 28, 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 3.0% 0 - 2 2.9% 1 1.3%
9.4 87 79 7.3% 0 - 5 6.4% 3 5.2%
9.2 115 107 13.2% 0 - 4 9.3% 4 10.4%
9.0 173 155 21.8% 0 - 10 16.4% 8 20.8%
8.5 228 212 33.5% 0 - 7 21.4% 9 32.5%
8.0 251 229 46.1% 0 - 10 28.6% 12 48.1%
7.5 229 205 57.5% 1 100.0% 12 37.1% 11 62.3%
7.0 214 185 67.7% 0 - 21 52.1% 8 72.7%
6.5 181 160 76.5% 0 - 15 62.9% 6 80.5%
6.0 126 102 82.1% 0 - 17 75.0% 7 89.6%
5.5 107 98 87.5% 0 - 5 78.6% 4 94.8%
5.0 89 80 91.9% 0 - 7 83.6% 2 97.4%
4.5 57 49 94.6% 0 - 7 88.6% 1 98.7%
4.0 49 42 97.0% 0 - 7 93.6% 0 -
3.5 34 32 98.7% 0 - 2 95.0% 0 -
3.0 16 14 99.5% 0 - 2 96.4% 0 -
2.5 5 4 99.7% 0 - 1 97.1% 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 2,030 1,812   1   140   77  

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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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