First Issue Special

    (DC, 1975-1976)
™ and ©1975 DC Comics, Inc.

DC used this series as a springboard for introducing and testing new characters on its readers. In addition to introducing such little-known characters as the Green Team and Lady Cop, this series featured introductions of Jack Kirby’s Atlas, special features on Doctor Fate and the Creeper, and spotlighted the return of the New Gods. However the most famous character introduced here was Warlord, who would soon have his own series, and several spinoffs, including Arak Son of Thunder and Claw the Unconquered.

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#1

  4/1/1975
  $0.25
  $14.00
23 copies available from $2.20
1st Appearance of AtlasJack KirbyJack Kirby

#2

  5/1/1975
  $0.25
  $9.00
10 copies available from $2.99
 Joe SimonJerry Grandenetti

#3

  6/1/1975
  $0.25
  $11.00
10 copies available from $0.25
 Bob HaneyRamona Fradon

#4

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $8.50
5 copies available from $2.75
1st Appearance of Ace of Spades KillerRobert KanigherJohn Rosenberger

#5

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $28.00
13 copies available from $5.50
1st Appearance of Manhunter II (Mark Shaw); 1st appearance of ManhuntersJack KirbyJack Kirby

#6

  9/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.00
11 copies available from $1.00
1st Appearance of the Dingbats of Danger StreetJack KirbyJack Kirby

#7

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $11.00
12 copies available from $0.90
2nd appearance of Firefly (Garfield Lynns); Versus FireflyMichael FleisherSteve Ditko

#8

  11/1/1975
  $0.25
  $39.00
15 copies available from $6.50
1st Appearance of Deimos; 1st appearance of Skartaris; 1st appearance of Warlord; Origin of WarlordMike GrellMike Grell

#9

  12/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.00
11 copies available from $2.25
 Martin PaskoWalt Simonson

#10

  1/1/1976
  $0.25
  $9.50
18 copies available from $1.22
1st Appearance of the OutsidersJoe SimonJerry Grandenetti

#11

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $7.50
13 copies available from $0.50
1st Appearance of Code Name: AssassinGerry Conway, Steve SkeatesThe Redondo Studio

#12

  3/1/1976
  $0.30
  $16.00
14 copies available from $3.65
1st Appearance of Starman (Mikaal Tomas); 1st Appearance of Starman II (Mikaal Tomas); Origin of Starman (Mikaal Tomas); Origin of Starman II (Mikaal Tomas)Gerry ConwayMike Vosburg

#13

  4/1/1976
  $0.30
  $21.00
22 copies available from $3.62
 Denny O’Neil, Gerry ConwayMike Vosburg