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April 22 2021

The Trending 20 is a weekly feature that tracks which comic books are showing a notable increase in interest by analyzing quantities sold on eBay during the current week compared to the previous week  Refreshed every Thursday Thank you for utilizing the eBay links for ANY purchase and contributing to the continued development of Key Collector Comics 

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  • 1st cameo appearance of Heartless
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  • 1st appearance of Pei, later receives the power of the Iron Fist
  • 1st appearance of Brenda Swanson
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  • 1st appearance of Sam Wilson as Captain America
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  • 1st appearance of Jonathan Kent, the infant son of Superman and Lois Lane, later becomes Superboy
  • Preview appearance of Doomed
  • [April 2021 - the Superman title will be canceled in July and replaced with Superman: Son of Kal-El featuring Jon Kent]
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  • 1st mention of S.W.O.R.D., Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department, a division of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • 1st full appearance of Abigail Brand
  • [April 2021 - speculation that Amelia Clarke will portray Abigail Brand in Secret Invasion]
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  • Madame Hydra revealed to be Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine - appears as Madame Hydra in Secret Warriors #2 (sketch preview in Secret Warriors #1)
  • โš ๏ธ #6 is selling but #2 seems to be the better choice if this were to occur but Strange Tales #159 trumps all
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ +1,100% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week due to speculation that Contessa might assume the moniker of Madame Hydra
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  • 1st appearance of Black Krrsantan, a Wookiee bounty hunter
  • 1st cameo appearance of Doctor Cylo
  • First ongoing Darth Vader solo-titled series
  • [April 2021 - with rumors that the Wookie race will appear in Mandalorian 3, Black Krranstan could make it into a live action series and is a likely candidate to appear in War of the Bounty Hunters]
  • ๐Ÿ“– Reading Order: next read Star Wars #4 (2015)
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  • ๐Ÿ… #7 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance and origin of Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew
  • 1st appearance and death of Otto Vermis
  • THIS WEEK'S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High Sale in Brackets]
  • 9.8 sold for $4,456 [$3,250 in Apr] +37%
  • 9.6 sold for $1,351 [$995 in Apr] +36%
  • 5.0 sold for $160 [$100 in Dec] +60%
  • Speculation surrounding the upcoming Secret Invasion Disney+ series is the driving force behind this weekโ€™s high sales
  • Marvel has yet to announce an antagonist but fans are betting that the show will closely follow the comic book event of the same name
  • Secret Invasion was a 2008 crossover written by Brian Michael Bendis with a Skrull named Queen Veranke as the main antagonist, impersonating Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman
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  • Marc Spector assumes the moniker of Mr. Knight
  • [April 2021 - Mr. Knight will be featured in the new upcoming Moon Knight series]
  • โš  Some collectors are gravitating to Secret Avengers #19 but the Mr. Knight persona was not introduced in that issue, but debuted a similar costume
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ +620% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week with the announcement that the Jed McKay Moon Knight series will feature the Mr. Knight persona
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  • One-shot adaptation of the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson
  • Softcover, prestige format
  • [June 2020 - it is rumored that Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Batman in the Flash movie, slated for June 2022, that will draw story elements from Flashpoint]
  • [April 2021 - The Wrap reports Keatonโ€™s talent agency has confirmed his role in The Flash which began shooting April 19 but no OFFICIAL word as to Keaton's involvement yet]
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  • 1st appearance of Veranke, a Skrull Queen
  • [February 2021 - actress Zawe Ashton has been announced as the lead villain in Captain Marvel 2 and speculation is that she will portray Veranke]
  • [April 2021 - speculation that actress Olivia Coleman will portray Veranke, a character others are thinking Amelia Clarke may play]
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  • 1st appearance of Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu
  • 1st appearance of Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith
  • 1st appearance of Fu Manchu, father of Shang-Chi, later renamed Han, then Zheng Zu
  • 1st team appearance of Si-Fan, a secret society with allegiances to Fu Manchu
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  • Chapter 3: X of Swords
  • 1st appearance of Solem, possesses adamantium skin and could be a major ongoing enemy of Wolverine's
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  • 1st appearance of Joaquin Torres, later becomes the new Falcon
  • [April 2021 - speculation that Torres will becomes the new Falcon in the MCU]
  • 1st cameo team appearance of Serpent Solutions, formerly the Serpent Society: King Cobra, Puff Adder and Viper
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  • Crossover of characters from the video game Fortnite
  • Sealed with a redeemable code to unlock the Harley Quinn Rebirth costume
  • If all six codes from each issue are redeemed, players will get access to Armored Batman Zero suit
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  • 1st full appearance of the Dark Avengers: Norman Osborn (as Iron Patriot), Noh-Varr (as Captain Marvel), Daken (as Wolverine), Mac McGargan (as Spider-Man), Bullseye (as Hawkeye), Moonstone (as Ms. Marvel), Sentry and Ares
  • 1st mention of H.A.M.M.E.R., the government organization that replaces S.H.I.E.L.D. under the leadership of Norman Osborn
  • [April 2021 - speculation that the Contessa is recruiting an Avengers-like team]
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  • "Secret Wars" part 7
  • 1st full appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
  • 1st battle She-Hulk vs Titania
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  • 1st team appearance of The Thunderbolts: Citizen V (formerly Baron Zemo), Atlas (formerly Goliath), Mach-1 (formerly Beetle), Songbird (formerly Screaming Mimi), Meteorite (formerly Moonstone II) and Techno (formerly Fixer)
  • [February 2019 - ๐Ÿšจ KEY COLLECTOR COMICS EXCLUSIVE - a Thunderbolts series is in development]
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  • Ongoing Weapon X stories begin
  • Origin of Wolverine and Weapon X begins and continues thru issue #84
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  • 1st appearance of the Cursed Lotus, Fah Lo Suee, half-sister of Shang-Chi
  • Cursed Lotus later renamed Zheng Bao Yu
  • [April 2021 - speculation that Cursed Lotus might appear in the Shang-Chi film]