Best Marvel Comics 2021 (so far)

There is always something for everyone in the past few years when it comes to Marvel comics. From action, adventure, drama, and comedy, Marvel excel in creating stories that everyone can enjoy. If the past years are going to be an example of how 2021 is going to be lined up then this is going to be an amazing year.

In case you are wondering though what Marvel comic you should invest your time (and money) then here's a list that we swear by.

Best Image Comics of 2019 (so far)

Image Comics has been known to be publishing the industries most bizarre and unique comics of all time. Very different than the rest of the industry publishers such as Marvel or DC Comics, Image Comics has in the repertoire comic series that you've never had the chance to read before and in many cases, as you will see below, they don't rely on super-hero teams or powers to create a story so compelling that you wont be able to resist.

As with our Best Marvel Comics for 2019 and our Best DC Comics for 2019, we've created a list for the Image Comics series for the year so you can make a bang for your buck.

Best Marvel Comics of 2019 (so far)

2018 has been a great year for Marvel with hundreds of comic series being published and with the publisher gaining 2% up among all other publishers with a total of 38.24% of market share.

Things seem to be keeping the same uptrend for Marvel with some amazing series kicking off in 2019.

In an effort to highlight this year's best Marvel comic series we've created an on-going list of the fans favorite Marvel titles.

Best DC Comics of 2019 (so far)

DC Comics has been making a great start in 2019 with some amazing comics making it to the shelves. DC popularity has never been greater with superhero movies making it to the big screen and a huge collection making it to the small screens and with DC Wonder Comics launching amazing unique series such as Naomi and Young Justice, there was never a more perfect time to jump on board.

In an effort to highlight the best comic series of 2019, 101Comics has set up a list to help you find the best dc comics of 2019 so you will never miss out.

Amazing Spider-Man Comic Book Key Issues & Values

The Amazing Spider-Man #1

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 1963

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Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Cover Artist: Steve Ditko & Jack Kirby
Lettering: Johnny Dee
Cover Price: 12c

When we are talking about key comics almost nothing speaks louder than "The Amazing Spider-Man #1". Even though not Spider-Man's first appearance which was within "Amazing Fantasy #15", this issue is probably one of the silver age key comics.

The Amazing Spider-Man quickly became one of the teenage favorites due to the similarities and quickly proved himself as a superhero that is here to stay.

Another interesting point with The Amazing Spider-Man #1 is that there are no extreme first appearances in play here except Daily Bugle editor-in-chief John Jonah Jameson and the villain Chameleon.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1 Comic Value

Amazing Spider-Man #1 might not be Spider-Man's first appearance but certainly it doesn't come cheap. With sales that reach up to $300.000 on the highest spectrum of graded copies to low $2000 or $3000 depending their grade.

The Amazing Spider-Man #2

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 1963

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Cover Artist: Steve Ditko
Lettering: John Duffy
Cover Price: 12c

There is a reason why The Amazing Spider-Man #2 is a key issue in the series, and we pretty much talked about it before. It feels the void Amazing Spider-Man #1 left behind.

With Spider-Man started to gain huge popularity, Marvel needed to bring forward some bad guys for him to beat as all superheroes do. The Amazing Spider-Man #2 brings forward not just one but two of them and it marks the first appearance of the Vulture as well as the Tinkerer.

Along with the two new super villains we get to know how Peter Parker is shooting webs by seeing the gadgets that he build up close.

Having said that, ASM #2 can be a much more affordable investment in your collection with prices that start from $300 to $500 in lower grades and up to $130,000 in the higher spectrum.

The Amazing Spider-Man #2 Comic Value

The Amazing Spider-Man #3

The Amazing Spider-Man #3 1963

Talent

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Cover Artist: Steve Ditko
Lettering: John Duffy
Cover Price: 12c

Stan Lee was on fire with The Amazing Spider-Man and we can see it issue after issue. The Amazing Spider-Man #3 marks the first appearance of Dr. Octopus which would be one of Spider-Man's most powerful (as the cover implies) foes' indeed.

Dr. Oc first appearance is in constant demand and he also was very beautifully portrait by Alfred Molina in Spider-Man 2 which surely helped the prices quite a bit.

The Amazing Spider-Man #3 Comic Value

The Amazing Spider-Man #4

Talent

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciller: Steve Ditko
Cover Artist: Steve Ditko
Lettering: Sam Rosen
Cover Price: 12c

Amazing Spider-Man couldn't be a better comic series in it's days. One great villain after the other was being introduced and within The Amazing Spider-Man #4, The Sandman made his first appearance.

Sandman just as Doc Oc. has been the main antagonist of Spider-Man in the Spider-Man 3 in 2007 and was portrayed by Thomas Haden Church. As you would expect from a villain that was portrayed in a movie as well, his first appearance is one of the hot Spider-Man comics with prices that begin as low as $150 to $200 and reach as high as $77,000.

Comic First Appearances for 2019 - Comics To Invest

Sometimes I am super frustrated I wasn't alive during the bronze or the silver age of comics. Being right there into the action and the beginning of so many great comic series, heroes and villains, seeing the world of comics involve right in front of my eyes with the likes of Stan Lee, Otto Binder, John Broome, Arnold Drake and so many more super talented people.

Then sometimes I am just bummed I wasn't there to stockpile Action Comics #1 which has a record sale at a whopping $3,207,852.

Somewhere between my adolescence that was the only thoughts I had. I need to find and collect the extremely rare, extremely expensive comics. But that's just it. They are extremely rare to find and extremely expensive to buy once and if you find them. I hate to break it down do you but you probably won't be finding Action Comics #1 in a flea market for a buck.

Thankfully though you don't need to find those in order to get some valuable comics in your hands for cheap and make some profit from them later in the future.

First appearances are happening quite more often than people think.

Yes, Superman's first appearance is a very lucrative comic to hold in your hands but in the off chance you are not Ayman Hariri then you might want to accept it and move on to something that you can actually obtain.

So here's a list of comics to invest I think you might find extremely helpful if you are into collecting comics either for your personal collection or as a potential future investment.

Teen Titans Annual #1

Teen Titans Annual #1

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Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Ryan Benjamin
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

Betrayed by the Red Hood, Damian hunts down Jason Todd and vows vengeance-or death! Meanwhile, Djinn and the rest of the Titans battle one of the Other's closest allies-Joy Stick! (Making his DCU debut from the Teen Titans Go! universe.) But when Control Freak learns all of Djinn's most dangerous secrets, Djinn will do anything to keep the Teen Titans from finding out the truth!

First appearance of Joy Stick in DC continuity from the Teen Titans GO! Universe.

Black Panther VS Deadpool #4

Black Panther VS Deadpool #4

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Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith
Artist: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

INTRODUCING…PANTHER-POOL! (YES, REALLY!)
A classic Marvel team-up gone terribly wrong! Who could have predicted it?! Luckily, there's an easy solution. All the Black Panther needs to do is give Deadpool a bullet-sized chunk of the world's most precious resource and let him return to New York in one piece. Wait, you say that's a terrible idea and that T'Challa would stop at nothing to keep Vibranium out of Deadpool's homicidal hands? WELL, YOU'D BE RIGHT! But how do you get rid of an unkillable pest? Buckle up, True Believer, because the Black Panther's about to do the unthinkable!

First appearance of Panther-Pool

Doctor Strange #10

Doctor Strange #10

Talent

Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Jesus Saiz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Cover Price: $5.99

DOCTOR STRANGE HITS HIS MILESTONE 400TH ISSUE!
Creative team Mark Waid and Jesus Saiz are joined by some of the best DOCTOR STRANGE artists of all time to tell a monumentally strange tale! Someone has been working in the background since the first issue, chipping away at Doctor Strange and other magicians, undercutting and depleting their magic, and the other shoe finally drops. Does Strange stand a chance against someone who can take his magic away with the snap of their fingers?

First appearance of Finiculus, a creature who utilizes tools made from the bones of Cinnibus to find an extract magic from objects and living beings.
Anniversary of the 400th issue of Doctor Strange.

The Terrifics #12

The Terrifics

Talent

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Cover Price: $2.99

The Terrifics disband, but they're going to need to get back together if they're going to save Mr. Terrific from Doc Dread's new team, the Dreadfuls! Plus, Rex Mason takes a huge plunge, Phantom Girl bolts Bgztl and Plastic Man stretches out the family drama with his son Luke, who's struggling with his own super-elastic powers. Will our heroes reunite in time to save Mr. Terrific-from an evil version of themselves?!

First full team appearance of The Dreadfuls: Metalmorpho, Phantom Boy, Plasma-Man and Doctor Dread (cameo on final page of #11)

Shazam (2018) #2

Shazam! #2 2018

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Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Marco Santucci
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

“Shazam! and the Seven Kingdoms” part two!

Billy Batson has uncovered a secret deep within the Rock of Eternity that sends him on his most personal mission yet—one that threatens to tear apart his family! Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rock of Eternity’s purpose and its forbidden past unveils new and familiar worlds! Plus… talking animals?!

First appearance of King Kid, the "seventh champion of the Marvel Family".
Introduction of the Seven Magiclands.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2

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Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Juan Cabal
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and...and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man's (and Peter Parker's) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn't be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR (X-MEN RED, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Injustice) and rising art star JUANN CABAL (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, X-23) give you the most local Spider-Man ever!

First appearance of The Rumor.

Fantastic Four #6

Fantastic Four #6

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Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Aaron Kuder
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 16, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

HERALD OF DOOM!
•  GALACTUS HAS RETURNED TO DEVOUR THE EARTH......and only one man can save us: DOCTOR DOOM!
•  And where is that agitator, Reed Richards and his meddlesome family? What are they doing?
•  They're locked in battle against the brave new hero of the Latverian people, VICTORIOUS!

Fantastic Four new on-going series has been a goldmine of amazing stories and wonderful art thus easily making it to our Best Marvel Comics of 2019 (so far) and with its sixth issue, Victorious makes her first appearance.

Green Arrow #48

Green Arrow $48

Talent

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Javi Fernandez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: January 9, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Count Vertigo stages a jailbreak and turns Seattle into a surrealist maelstrom that threatens to consume the entire city. But when Ollie learns Vertigo's true motivations, the Emerald Archer's fragile psyche will be ripped to shreds. Is Ollie throwing himself into the hero game because of a death wish? Not if Black Canary has anything to sing about it.

First appearance of Indigo Riot on Green Arrow's final arc. Really good story overall and if you are a fan of Fernandez art you are going to love this issue as well. A lot of history and a lot of emotions but this is what drives a great story for Oliver Quinn so make sure to get this one.

Female Furies #1

Female Furies #1 Cover

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Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Adriana Melo
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: February 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness' girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid's army, Granny thinks it's about time that changed.
And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged-and one accidental murder could spell disaster for them all!
FEMALE FURIES is an exciting new miniseries starring some of Jack Kirby's coolest Fourth World characters by the writer of SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL and the artist of PLASTIC MAN!

Not an easy read mostly due to its story and not an easy recommendation for pretty much any audience yet it contains the first appearance of Aurelie so we decided it was right to add it to the list.

Female Furies despite the amazing Kirby like art lacks pretty much everything else the character development is probably by far the worse we've seen in a while.

Justice League Dark #7

Justice League Dark 7

Talent

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Alvaro Martinez
Cover: Alvaro Martinez
Publisher: DC Comics

Justice League: Dark has been one of our favorite DC Comics of 2018 and they certainly keeping things up for 2019. With issue seven of the comic series, DC is partially introducing us to The Otherkind: The Soup, The Rip and The Offspring who make their (partially) 1st appearance.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40

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Writer: Ryan North
Artist: Derek Charm
Cover Art: Erica Henderson
Publisher: Marvel

People have been talking about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl since issue one and with good reason that is. It's a humorous, witty and with unparallel art.

With issue #40 comes the 1st appearance of Gillian Blythe (G'illian Blax'zthor).

Batgirl #30

Batgirl #30

Talent

Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund
Cover Art: Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund
Publisher: DC Comics

Batgirl has been received with great reviews from fans and critics over the past year and with their 30th issue the creative team is slowly introducing a new villain in town.

a new villain begins to make themselves known

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Old Lady Harley #3

Old Lady Harley #3

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Writer: Frank Tieri
Artist: Inaki Miranda
Cover Art: Amanda Conner
Publisher: DC Comics

Harley Quinn fans have been going nuts for Old Lady Harley. Early still in the story of the series we find that Old Lady Harley is one of the best key comic series for 2019 since it introduces not just one, not just two but three different "new" characters.

Old Lady Harley #3 gives brings out the first appearance of Bane Twins (descendants of Bane) as well as the first appearance of Old Man Bane and the first appearance of Old Man Joker as a cameo.

If you are collecting comics for value then this is one you need to get your hands on right away.

Harley Quinn #57 Variant

Harley Quinn #57

Talent

Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: John Timms
Cover Art: Guillem March
Variant Cover Art: Julian Totino Tedesco
Publisher: DC Comics

It seems that Harley Quinn is a gift that keeps on giving and right after the Old Lady Harley that we talked above comes the first appearance of Mirand'r at Harley Quinn (2016) #57 as well as the amazing Variant cover art by Julian Totino Tedesco which is almost impossible to find anymore.

If you get your hands in one of those, trust me, it's a keeper.

Action Comics #1006

Action Comics #1006

Talent

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ryan Sook
Cover Art: Ryan Sook
Variant Cover Art: Francis Manapul
Publisher: DC Comics

I shouldn't probably explain Action Comics all that much and how fans loved it for decades. I will explain though that in Action Comics #1006 a new antagonist makes her first appearance.

Leone is the leader of an underground mob. The puppetmaster of crime in Metropolis.

Also it's a pretty damn good comic issue to get for your collection anyway.

Winter Soldier #2

Winter Soldier #2

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Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Rod Reis
Cover Art: Rod Reis
Publisher: Marvel

I instantly loved the story of the Winter Soldier comic series. I atoned Bucky that helps people leave their previous criminal lives the same way he did. Yet this proves difficult. Especially when Hydra sents people your path to murder you.

In Winter Soldier #2 R.J., a teenage assassin is making his first appearance. He's been sent to kill the man he's been modeled after: the Winter Soldier

Don't think about this one. Buy it.

Avengers #12

Avengers #12

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Ed McGuinness & Cory Smith
Cover Art: Alan Davis
Publisher: Marvel

As I previously mentioned first appearances are happening quite often nowadays but team-first appearances? Not so much. Also, teams that include Black Panther, Ka-Zar and Zabu, Gorilla Man, Odin, Wasp, Okoye, and Rosalind Solomon all as one? Well, this might be indeed the most bizarre team in the Marvel Universe.

This extremely rare team up is happening at Avengers #12 and it one comic issue you'll need to buy because it has potential.

Also at this issue, we get our first glimpse of the Shadow Colonel and his Shadow Colonel and his squad of undead revolutionaries.

This is a wonderful comic issue with some amazing art inside and out. By far one of my favorite covers in series.

Best Comic Series of 2018

2018 has been an amazing year for the comics industry. Year after year more and more comics have been adapted into movies, series or games and the world of comics have grown massively.

With the world of comics growing so does the need for unique stories, new character developments, entirely new universes that match the needs of the readers and each time I say "now I've seen it all" another comic comes along to make me reconsider. 2018 was one of those years with not just big publishers like DC and Marvel standing out but many smaller new players jumping in the waggon of success.

Here is 101Comics.com list of the absolutely must-read comic series of 2018.

Top 10 Strongest DC Heroes of All Time

No matter the superhero fandom, there is one classic question that never goes away: “which hero is strongest?”

For instance, fans will argue until the end of time about whether Batman should be able to defeat Superman. And the last thing we want to see is comics lovers bickering with each other.

That’s why we’ve put together our definitive list of the most powerful characters in DC Comics!

 

Top 10 Strongest Marvel Characters

The Marvel Universe is filled with strong characters. But who’s the strongest of them all?

From heroes to villains, we’ve examined this colorful universe from top to bottom. The result? A curated list of the strongest Marvel characters to ever grace the House of Ideas.

Want to learn these secrets, True Believer? Just keep reading!

Galactus

Galactus Marvel Comics
Galactus

One question fans always return to: just how are we defining “strongest,” exactly? In the case of Galactus, it’s pretty easy: this guy is a threat to the entire universe!

If you don’t know his deal, Galactus gets really hangry, shows up, and then eats entire planets. He has already been the doom of countless civilizations, and if not for the united efforts of heroes like The Fantastic Four, he would have eaten Earth as a tasty snack long ago.

Galactus first appearance was in Fantastic Four #48 back in 1966 and it is now considered quite the prize with its value being anywhere from $1000 to $2000 yet if you are a collector this is quite a reasonable price which will definitely explode in the near future.

If you just want to read the comic without depleting your entire savings account then you could easily do so online via Amazon Kindle or Comixology

Professor X

professor charles xavier Marvel Comics
Professor Charles Xavier

Professor Charles Xavier is not physically very strong. However, his mind is the most dangerous weapon on planet Earth. And both friends and foes have discovered this on more than one occasion.

For Xavier, shutting down minds is easier than snapping a finger. If he wanted to, he could literally kill someone with a thought. But why stop there? He has also suppressed memories and rewritten entire personalities. He’s one of the most dangerous “good guys” on the planet, making him one of the strongest Marvel characters.

Professor Charles Xavier's adventures begun back in 1963 within X-Men #1. Even though X-Men #1 is not such a rare comic, it can certainly be a very expensive one to have.

Prices range from anywhere between a few thousand dollars to a few hundred thousand with a record sale of $492.000.

Yet again you can enjoy the comic within a Marvel Collection such as X-Men Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) which came out in 2009 and it contains X-Men #1-10.

Juggernaut

Juggernaut Marvel Comics
Juggernaut

Some of the characters on this list may be a surprise to casual Marvel fans. However, anyone who has seen Deadpool 2 knows the strength and power of our next character: the Juggernaut!

We mostly associate Juggernaut with raw power, as he’s strong enough to take on big league heroes like the entirety of the X-Men. His special helmet also prevents him from mind control or telepathic attacks. Finally, the source of his power is wicked: he’s basically powered by a dark god.

Juggernaut first appearance was early in the X-Men comic series, back in 1965 and within X-Men #12 and is one of the most reasonable comics to actually still buy if you are a collector. With prices starting from as low as $10 and with a record sale of $8900.

Again you can easily acquire and read this within The X-Men, Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks) which is a bundle of the X-Men adventures from X-Men #11-21.

Apocalypse

Apocalypse Marvel Comics
Apocalypse

Apocalypse is old. Like, really old. We’re talking “oldest mutant on the planet” old. That’s not what makes him one of the strongest Marvel characters in history, though. His powers do that all on their own.

This dude is immortal and a lethal shapeshifter who can turn himself into any weapon on command. He can also absorb energy, manipulate machinery, and is backed up by the so-called “Horsemen of Apocalypse.” Bottom line? Don’t mess with him.

Apocalypse's first appearance was within the X-Factor comic series and more precisely within the X-Factor #5 back in 1986. Price is very reasonable even for an original print with a great score but if you are not into the collector mood yet then Essential X-Factor Vol. 1 would do the trick for you since it contains X-Factor #1-16, Annual #1, Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286, Thor #373-374.

Loki

Loki Marvel Comics
Loki

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have seen how smart and manipulative Loki can be. However, if that’s the only Loki you’ve seen, then you have no idea how powerful he really is.

The Loki of the comics has been able to rewrite reality and wield incredible magical powers. He’s immortal, invulnerable, and able to trick the smartest characters. We’ll put it to you this way: if the Avengers are “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” Loki was able to single handedly take them on again and again.

Loki is (as you might have imagined) an old soul that made his first appearance in Journey Into Mystery #85 back in 1962 and due to the MCU doing such a great work and Tom Hiddleston being the amazing actor that he is, made this comic's price increase in new heights the past few years.

You can now expect Journey Into Mystery #85 to value around $20.000 to $30.000 in a great condition. A more accessible option could be a Kindle eBook or the Comixology version of the issue.

Incredible Hulk

Hulk Marvel Comics
Hulk

For a few of these characters, we have already seen the upper range of their powers. Long story short? They are not likely to get stronger. In the case of the Hulk, though, it seems like the sky is the limit.

Hulk’s gimmick is that his rage is tied to his strength. The madder he gets, the stronger he gets. Theoretically, Hulk could reach a stage of anger so great that nothing could ever stop him. Now casual fans understand why “I’m always angry” is so ominous coming from this guy.

Hulk made his first appearance the same year as Loki did at the Incredible Hulk #1 back in 1962. As you can imagine Hulk being one of the most famous superheroes Marvel ever produced, the issue with his first appearance does not come cheap.

Incredible Hulk #1 now costs from $1.500 in a very bad quality all the way to $400.000 in a very good quality. Of course, Hulk fans can still add those first Hulk adventures in their library either in a digital form or as a paperback bundle that contains not just the first issue but Incredible Hulk #1-6 and Tales to Astonish #59-62 all within Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk 1962-64.

Magneto

Magneto Marvel Comics
Magneto

It’s tempting to underestimate Magneto. Just how strong can magnetic manipulation really be? As it turns out, Magneto is one of the strongest Marvel characters in comics history.

For instance, Magneto can wipe out most life on the planet by messing with the magnetic poles. And before it got aggressively retconned, he could generate black holes with his powers. Finally, as any Silver Age fan can tell you, magnetic powers could do literally anything in the early pages of the X-Men comics.

Magneto first appeared in X-Men #1 which as mentioned before could be fairly expensive to buy as a single issue but thankfully you can acquire it as a reprint within Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men Volume 1 which contains X-Men #1-10.

Jean Grey - Phoenix

Jean Grey Phoenix Marvel Comics
Phoenix

Jean Grey is very powerful on her own. As an Omega-level telepath and telekinetic, she rivals Professor X in terms of raw mental powers. However, her real power comes from the Phoenix Force.

On occasion, Jean Grey has been host to a cosmic entity known as The Phoenix Force. This force has given her enough raw power to destroy entire planets on a whim. It’s frankly terrifying to think that she might be one bad day away from wiping out billions of lives...again.

Same with Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto, Jean's first appearance was at X-Men #1 in 1963 but we see her joining with the Phoenix Force 100 issues later in X-Men #101 at the "Dark Phoenix Saga".

The good thing is that if you are a Phoenix fan then this comic is surprisingly cheap still with lower grades being sold for as low as $100 and near mint qualities can be found for as low as $2500.

Odin

Odin Marvel Comics
Odin

Sure, Loki and Thor are both quite strong. However, who is stronger than both of these characters put together? None other than their father, Odin of Asgard. In fact, he can seemingly do anything.

Sure, he’s got the raw power and lifespan you expect a gods to have. But he can also throw lightning bolts, transport billions of people, stop time, and sling planets at people. Let’s put it this way: if the Odin of the MCU hadn’t died, our next character may have never made his move.

Odin's first appearance as that of Loki's is at Journey Into Mystery #85 but as we said before there are easily accessible options for all to read within Comixology and Amazon Kindle.

Thanos

Thanos Marvel Comics
Thanos

Thanos is another character who starts strong and just gets stronger. By himself, he has super-strength, speed, invulnerability, telepathy, telekinesis, and many more abilities. But it’s the Gauntlet that made him like a god.

With the Infinity Gauntlet and the Infinity Stones in his possession, Thanos could literally do anything to anyone. And in the original comics, even powerful gods like Odin couldn’t stop him. In fact, it was only Thanos himself (and his arrogance) that ultimately caused his downfall.

Thanos' first appearance was in Iron Man #55 back in 1973 and with the recent Avengers movie their price went up by at least 10 - 15% of that of previous year. Having said that it's still early and for any serious collector this is a golden opportunity since they are still fairly cheap even in good quality. Check them out here!

Of course there are always other options of acquiring and reading the comic story without having to pay a whole lot of money by just getting one of Marvel's reprints.

Final Thoughts

There you have it: the strongest Marvel characters. Don’t agree with the list? That’s fine. All we ask is that you stop snapping your fingers to make us go away!

Best Gifts for Comic Book Fans 2018

With the holiday season, closing in, we have prepared what you'll need to make this Christmas special for the comic book fans in your life. The magical thing about comic lovers is that all love the same thing. Lists such as "gifts for her" or "gifts for him" are not needed and this gift list fits all.

Another great thing for when looking for a gift for a comic lover is how easy it can get in comparison to other. It seems that there is an abundant of items that comic geeks love and in this time and age, you can easily find them either from a comic store in your neighborhood or from a huge selection of online sources.

Same goes for the price, gifts for the pop culture fans can vary from very cheap to super expensive without losing quality. After all, the amount of money that you'll spend doesn't mean anything. Usually, the best gift is the one that has an emotional response. For example, a comic book that your special friend is looking to add in their collection or a character statue for their comic shrine or their geek room.

But that's enough said. Let's jump into our gift recommendation list!

Comic Books & Graphic Novels

Nothing compares with a great comic book or a graphic novel that is missing from their collection or one that they've never read before and always wanted to. It might sound small or simple but for someone that is a real comics nerd then this might be the best gift that you'll ever be able to get them.

Price can vary from as little as $5  or it can climb up to the hundreds if you'd like something extra special with a comic author or artist signature.

This makes a great gift for people that always buy last minute since most of them are always in stock and ready to be picked up from your nearest comic store or be shipped from an online store.

If that wasn't enough we already have the list of the top graphic novels of all time for you to get some ideas from.

Buy Comic Books & Graphic Novels

Comic Figures & Statues

 

Comic Figures and StatuesThere is something unique about comic figures that makes everyone, comic lover or not, wanting to buy one. Now if you are looking for a present for a comics nerd then this is definitely one that will make an impact.

With prices that vary from as little as $20 and goes all the way up to $1000+. As we said before though, the price is not what makes a gift great and you should focus mostly on the emotional response an item has to a person.

If you know what they like to read then you already know what you should start looking and if you are looking for an extra inspiration here's a list of a few cool comic figures and statues from DC that any comic fan would love.

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Comic Style Homeware

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Sometimes the smallest thing can have the largest impact. In this case, a mug, a clock or a kitchen towel portraying a superhero or a supervillain can make the comic nerds in your life a happier and depending on the gift their daily lives a lot easier and their home a lot prettier.

It's a fact that comic fans are probably in a category of their own when it comes to how far they are willing to take their love for the industry. Walls covered with comic prints and pizza cutters made to look like the Millenium Falcon are always welcomed to such a friend.

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Comic Clothing

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Remember when you were young and you hated getting clothes for gifts? This is totally different.

Clothing that your grandma or long lost auntie bought you as a child had nothing to do with clothing you wanted to get, probably because they didn't have that personal touch from the style you loved and this is how you'll step in and make clothing cool again for your comic friend.

From a ready-made t-shirt that you could find in any store next to you to a custom-made hoodie with your friend's favorite superhero (or supervillain for that matter) is never a bad choice of gifts.

Keep in mind that if you go with the custom-made option you might need to do it sooner than later because the manufacturing time varies.

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Digital Subscription

If you are not a comic fan yourself then I have news to you. Reading comics is an expensive habit and buying them physically can make the richest man, poor. If you are a comic book lover yourself then you know exactly what I am talking about.

Thankfully this is 2018 and digital subscription services have started taking over the comic industry and comics have become far more accessible and "cheap" than what they used to be a few years ago.

Buying a month of your friend's digital subscription or even a year can be as cheap as $10 for a month or $100 for a year and that will keep them entertained for days to come.

Amazon offers not just the best but also the most complete subscriptions out there combining thousands of comic issues and graphic novels across all major comic publishing companies.
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Movies & Series Bundle

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In most cases, a comic book fan will also be a movie and series nerd. With all the comic adaptations in the past decade, the big and small screen is exploding with comic content on a daily basis. If you know a comic fan then you'd know that binge-watching is never too far away.

Even though Netflix is always a good place to find series and movies, no one can really say for how long you'll be able to find the ones you are looking in their library.

Boosting their DVD collection with their favorite movies and series can, not only look good but is also much cheaper than a monthly subscription.
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Conclusion

This is a simple list of gifts that your special friend is going to love. From a simple comic to a statue of their favorite comic character, anything you chose to buy is going to stay with them for a long time to come.