Howard Chaykin

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  • 1st appearance of Iron Wolf
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  • Independent comic book that pioneered mature stories for adults to a wider audience
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  • 1st appearance of The Scorpion, an immortal who changed his identity to suit the times
  • *Chaykin would later bring the character to Marvel as Dominic Fortune
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  • Origin of Tigra
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  • 1st appearance of Sherlock Duck
  • 1st appearance of Billy the Black and White Tuxedo Cat
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  • 1st appearance of Gideo Faust
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  • 1st appearance of Monark Starstalker, a space pirate and bounty hunter
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  • Origin of Nick Fury and the Infinity Formula
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  • 1st appearance of Solomon Kane in color
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  • Fewer than 1,000 copies known to exist
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  • First U.S. standard comic book adaptation of 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
  • 1st appearance of Darth Vader, a Sith Lord who had the potential to surpass all others
  • 1st cover appearance of Luke Skywalker
  • 1st appearance of Princess Leia
  • 1st appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2
  • 1st team appearance of Stormtroopers
  • 1st cover appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi and Han Solo (not in story)
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  • Whitman edition, $0.35 price and issue number inside white diamond
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  • Second printing
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  • 'Reprint' printed alongside Luke Skywalker in the upper left box
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  • $0.35 Whitman reprint, price and issue number inside white diamond
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  • 1st appearance of Luke Skywalker (interior)
  • 1st appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi (in story)
  • 1st appearance of Han Solo (in story)
  • 1st appearance of Chewbacca
  • 1st appearance of the Millennium Falcon and the Death Star
  • 1st appearance of a character introduced as Jabba the Hutt - this was the original character design but later explained to be a character named Mosep
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  • 1st appearance of Jaxxon
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  • Classic cover art by Howard Chaykin
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  • 1st appearance of Dominic Fortune in color (previously appeared in black and white)
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  • 1st appearance of Indiana Jones in a comic book
  • Adaptation of the 1981 film
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  • A former TV star fights corruption in a bleak future
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  • 1st appearance of Warden John Economos [Steve Agee confirmed for The Suicide Squad as Economos and also King Shark - Deadline reports Agee will reprise his role as Economos in the Peacemaker HBO Max series]
  • 1st team appearance of Onslaught AKA Jihad: Chimera (Nightshade), Djinn, Jaculi, Manticore, Ravan and Rustam
  • 1st appearance of Simon LaGrieve
  • *'Trial by Fire' story arc (#1-#8) - teased by James Gunn as the inspiration for Suicide Squad
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  • 1st mature content comic packaged in a clear poly-bag with an insert to obscure the adult content
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  • One-shot, hardcover graphic novel teaming Wolverine and Nick Fury to defeat Scorpio
  • 1st appearance of the second Scorpio, Mikel Fury, son of Nick Fury
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  • Cover swipe of Amazing Fantasy #15
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  • Variant cover art by Howard Chaykin
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  • The host of a 1950s children show is found dead, beside him, a box of pornographic pictures that the man's son feels is the key to solving his father's murder
  • Legendary Television and Matt Fraction have entered into a two-year production deal and though no properties are announced yet, this series is a strong contender (December 2018)
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  • Variant cover art by Howard Chaykin (1:25)
  • Steampunk edition
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  • Variant black and white cover art by Howard Chaykin
  • Only one copy of this variant cover exists having been printed specifically for the Hero Initiative charity
  • *value reflects the June 2, 2019 auction that ended with 60 bids
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  • Variant cover art by Howard Chaykin (1:100)
  • Error: printed with final pages of Web of Venom: Empyre's End