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Nick's Picks Weekly 30

A curated list of issues that are interesting, unique or often overlooked  Refreshed every Wednesday FULL-ACCESS to Key Collector for $1.99 per month or save $3.98 and subscribe for the year

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  • Origin of Logan, his childhood and emergence of mutant powers
  • ✅ With the advent of longer format storytelling, delving deeper into comics-accurate origins is highly probable
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  • Origin of the name 'Wolverine' given to Logan by Native Americans of the Blackfoot tribe and when translated into their language means 'Skunk-Bear'
  • ✅ Regardless of whether or not the MCU addresses how Logan became known as Wolverine, purely from the standpoint of comic history, this issue is overlooked
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  • Origin of Wolverine's yellow and blue suit that was first seen in The Incredible Hulk #180
  • ✅ Rounding out the Wolverine origin trilogy of picks this week, you may have never wondered how Logan acquired his most recognizable yellow and blue costume, but if you ever did, in these pages lies the answer
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  • 1st full appearance of Bossk, a bounty hunter
  • Multiple cameos of Bossk precede this first full appearance
  • [January 2021 - Bossk speculated to appear in The Book of Boba Fett]
  • [April 2021 -Bossk confirmed to be one of the pursuing bounty hunters in War of the Bounty Hunters]
  • [May 2021 - Bossk speculated to appear in Bad Batch]
  • ✅ 2021 is shaping up to be the Year of Bossk yet his first full appearance is overshadowed by his first cameo occurring in Star Wars #42
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  • Origin of Max Eisenhardt aka Magneto, specifically his youth as a prisoner in Auschwitz
  • Five-issue limited series
  • ✅ Magneto's origin as a child living in a concentration camp has become a staple in the Marvel Universe and has only been touched on by Fox
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  • 1st appearance of Criti Noll in Skrull form, previously impersonated Yellowjacket since House of M #1
  • ✅ Fan favorite speculation for Secret Invasion's main villain is Queen Veranke (New Avengers #40) and Criti Noll served as her right-hand woman until she was replaced by a clone after showing sympathy toward the human race
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Kl'rt, a Super Skrull who utilizes the main power of each Fantastic Four member
  • 1st appearance of Emperor Dorrek, unnamed
  • 2nd team appearance of the Skrulls
  • ✅ So far we've witnessed relatively docile Skrulls which is sure to change in either The Marvels (Captain Marvel II) and/or Secret Invasion. Imagine the audience reaction if a Super Skrull appears true-to-comic-form, wielding the powers of the Fantastic Four, effectively teasing the first family's introduction to the MCU
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Loki as a female
  • Loki shapeshifts into Thor, a dragon and a monster
  • 1st appearance of Hrinmeer the Flame, half elf and half fire demon
  • Polybagged with a trading card featuring The Flame
  • 📈 +3,400% copies sold this week versus the previous week
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  • 1st appearance of Dust, the first X-Men character who wears an abaya and niqab
  • ✅ Marvel's commitment to diversity opens the possibility to see characters like Dust in the MCU
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  • 1st appearance of Madame Xanadu
  • [October 2020 - speculation Xanadu will appear in either Justice League Dark or Zatanna live action projects]
  • ✅ HBO Max has two confirmed series and one rumored (Constantine) that are focused on DC's dark magic/horror properties. Many of these characters are male so there is a high probability for Madame Xanadu to be in one or more of these projects