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  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Man's black costume, tied with Spectacular Spider-Man #90
  • According to solicitations from 1984, The Amazing Spider-Man #252 went on sale January 31
  • Marvel Team-up #141 and The Spectacular Spider-Man #90 both went on sale February 14
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  • 1st appearance of Stormcaster, created by Loki and given to Storm
  • Cover swipe of Journey Into Mystery #83
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  • 1st appearance of Longshot
  • 1st appearance of Spiral
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  • 1st appearance of Ricochet Rita, later revealed to be Spiral
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  • 1st appearance of Mojo
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  • Dani Moonstar becomes a Valkyrie
  • 1st appearance of Brightwind, the winged horse of Dani Moonstar
  • 1st team appearance of Valkyries: Mist and Axe
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  • Specialty border printed on select covers published in November 1986 celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary or more precisely, the 25th year since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
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  • 1st appearance of the X-Babies (X-Men transformed into children, later official first appearance in X-Men Annual #12)
  • Longshot joins the X-Men
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  • 1st official appearance of the X-Babies
  • Previous appearance of the X-Babies were the actual X-Men de-aged by Mojo. This version are childlike clones created by Mojo
  • Origin of High Evolutionary
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of Damage Control
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  • 1st appearance of Gambit
  • This issue is often cited as a cameo of Gambit which would imply that the appearance is brief although he appears in 15 panels throughout the book with at least 10 instances of dialogue
  • This includes a full page-and-a-half interaction with Storm where she addresses him by name and refers to him as a thief (see images by tapping cover and swiping left)
  • Later Gambit appears in his classic suit and then again in an X-Men uniform
  • This issue went on sale June 19th whereas X-Men #266 went on sale July 10th
  • Uncanny X-Men #266 was written as if it were to be published prior to the annual
  • CGC recognizes this issue as a cameo appearance of Gambit and Uncanny X-Men #266 as his first full appearance
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  • Origin of Santa Claus, revealed to be an Omega Level Mutant (in this story)
  • Wraparound cover art by Art Adams
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  • One-page, black and white story featuring King Kong vs Godzilla, written and illustrated by Art Adams (see image)
  • Cover art by Dan Clowes
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
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  • 1st appearance of the third Thunderbird, Neal Shaara, the first Indian (India) member of the X-Men
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  • 1st appearance of Kid Deadpool
  • 1st team appearance of the Switchblade Sisters
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  • Marriage of Apollo and Midnighter
  • 1st mainstream comic book wedding between two male superheroes
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
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  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Hudson (Ultimate Wolverine)
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
  • 'Foilgram variant edition' with silver foil enhancements
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:50)
  • Metal Claw edition - there is also a Bone Claw edition
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  • Third printing
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:20)
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  • Cover art by Art Adams featuring Magik in her Darkchylde persona
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams featuring Firestar (1:15)
  • Fewer than 10 copies on the CGC census graded 9.8
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams featuring Scarlet Witch (1:15)
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:25) featuring Magik
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  • Cover art by Art Adams
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  • Newsstand edition, NEWSSTAND printed in the UPC box
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  • Second printing
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  • Agent Venom (Flash Thompson) joins the Secret Avengers
  • Death of the fourth Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), who replaced by a "Life-Model Decoy," robots created by S.H.I.E.L.D
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:30)
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the Black Ant (final page introduction), a Life Model Decoy (S.H.I.E.L.D. robot) of the deceased Eric O'Grady
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  • 1st full appearance of the Black Ant
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Raze Darkholme, the son of Wolverine and Mystique in an alternate past (disguised as Kitty Pryde)
  • 1st appearance of Animax, summons monsters from her DNA structure
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Future X-Men: Raze Darkholme (impersonating Kitty Pryde), Sentinel-X (Shogo Lee), Beast, Ice Thing, Deadpool, Kymera (daughter of Storm and Black Panther)
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:50)
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  • Variant black and white sketch cover art by Art Adams (1:100)
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  • Variant cover art by Arthur Adams (1:50)
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
  • Cover art inspired by Detective Comics #27 (1939)
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
  • NYCC 2014 exclusive
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:25)
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  • Variant wraparound cover art by Art Adams
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  • Variant cover art by Arthur Adams (1:50)
  • 1st cover appearance of The Howling Commandos II AKA S.T.A.K.E. (Special Threat Assessment for Known Extranormalities): Dum Dum Dugan, Warwolf, Hit Monkey, Jasper Sitwell, Vampire by Night, Manphibian, Nina Price, Orrgo and Teen Abomination
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:50)
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
  • Comic shops qualified to order this variant of All-New Wolverine #13 if they met or exceeded 90% of orders for issue #10
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:75)
  • Cover art inspired by Captain America Annual #8
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  • Variant cover art by Arthur Adams (1:100)
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  • 1st appearance of Truth, a demon
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  • Death of Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
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  • Variant black and white cover art by Art Adams (1:200)
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Rien
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  • Origin of The God Without Fear, how Daredevil gained the powers of Heimdall
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  • 1st appearance of Rien, the daughter of Wolverine
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 13,073
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  • Thor obtains a new hammer
  • Thor becomes the All-Father
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  • 1st solo story featuring White Fox
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams
  • Character Spotlight variant
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams featuring Doyle Dormammu
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams featuring Captain Carrot
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams featuring Zoe Laveau
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:50)
  • Hidden Gem variant
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  • Variant cover art by Art Adams (1:100)
  • Hidden Gem
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  • Solicitation: a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned
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  • 96-page softcover graphic novel
  • Official prequel to the Godzilla vs Kong film
  • The story follows events that occurred in the comic series, Skull Island: Birth of Kong
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  • 96-page softcover graphic novel
  • Official prequel to the Godzilla vs Kong film
  • The story follows events that occurred in the comic series, Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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Marvel Team-Up #141 $5 $20 $75
X-Men Annual #9 $1 $2 $5
Longshot #1 $5 $15 $50
Longshot #2 $1 $2 $5
Longshot #3 $2 $8 $20
New Mutants Special Edition #1 $1 $3 $12
Classic X-Men #3 $1 $2 $3
X-Men Annual #10 $1 $2 $7
X-Men Annual #12 $1 $2 $4
Marvel Age Annual #4 $1 $2 $10
X-Men Annual #14 $4 $12 $40
Marvel Holiday Special #1991 $1 $2 $5
Urban Legends #1 $1 $2 $5
Cyberfrog #0 Variant $4 $12 $45
X-Men #100 $1 $2 $8
Deadpool #50 $2 $8 $20
Authority #29 $1 $2 $3
Invincible #50 Variant $3 $9 $35
Ultimate X #1 $1 $2 $10
Ultimate X #1 Variant $4 $12 $40
Ultimate X #1 Variant $15 $50 $150
Ultimate X #1 3rd Print $1 $5 $18
New Mutants #15 Variant $3 $9 $35
Carnage: Limited Series (2010) #1 Variant $3 $9 $30
New Mutants Forever #4 $1 $3 $12
Young Allies #6 Variant $30 $90 $325
Avengers: The Children's Crusade #3 Variant $3 $9 $35
Carnage: Limited Series (2010) #2 Variant $2 $8 $25
New Mutants #25 Variant $20 $60 $200
Astonishing X-Men #43 $1 $3 $12
Astonishing X-Men #43 Newsstand $9 $25 $90
Secret Avengers #23 Variant $5 $15 $50
Secret Avengers #23 $2 $5 $15
Hulk #50 Variant $15 $50 $150
Wolverine #313 Variant $4 $12 $40
Secret Avengers #32 $1 $2 $4
Secret Avengers #33 $1 $2 $3
X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 $1 $2 $3
Wolverine and The X-Men #36 $1 $2 $3
Ms. Marvel #1 Variant $18 $60 $180
Ms. Marvel #1 Variant $30 $90 $370
Fantastic Four #2 Variant $1 $5 $15
Deadpool #27 Variant $12 $45 $140
Thor #1 Variant $20 $80 $200
Nova #25 Variant $3 $9 $30
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Variant $8 $20 $80
Avengers: It All Begins Here #0 Variant $5 $15 $50
S.H.I.E.L.D. #9 Variant $3 $9 $25
Ultimates #1 Variant $12 $40 $120
All New Wolverine #13 $5 $15 $50
Champions #1 Variant $2 $8 $20
Monsters Unleashed #2 Variant $5 $18 $65
America #2 Variant $20 $70 $225
Avengers #700 Variant $3 $9 $35
Marvel Comics Presents #1 $1 $2 $5
War of the Realms #2 $1 $2 $5
War of the Realms #4 Variant $2 $8 $20
Marvel Comics Presents #5 $1 $5 $15
War of the Realms #3 $1 $2 $5
Marvel Comics Presents #6 $3 $9 $30
War of the Realms #6 $1 $2 $6
Marvel Comics Presents #7 $1 $2 $5
Marvel Comics Presents #8 $1 $2 $5
Strange Academy #1 Variant $4 $12 $45
Strange Academy #2 Variant $5 $15 $70
Dark Nights: Death Metal - Multiverse's End #1 Variant $1 $5 $18
Shang-Chi #1 Variant $2 $8 $25
Rise of Ultraman, The #2 Variant $1 $2 $4
Strange Academy #4 Variant $1 $2 $4
Avengers #40 Variant $3 $9 $35
Wolverine #8 Variant $3 $9 $35
Trials of Ultraman, The #1 Variant $2 $8 $20
Trials of Ultraman, The #1 $1 $2 $5
Kingdom Kong #1 $1 $5 $15
Godzilla: Dominion #1 $1 $5 $15