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Nick's Picks Week 20

Week 20 A curated list of issues that have an interesting fact or something unique that I hope you'll enjoy!  Refreshed every Wednesday For less than half the cost of a comic, sign up today for the subscription that pays for itself

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  • Cover art by Jack Kirby featuring concept art for the unmade film, "Lord of Light"
  • Kirby's art would later be used as a prop in the CIA rescue mission of six Americans who escaped Iran in 1980 by posing as the film crew of a fake movie called "Argo"
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  • Blank sketch cover
  • The Deluxe Edition of the first Garbage Pail Kids comic was polybagged with a GPK trading card/sticker. There are three versions of the Comic Con Ron card: a white border, a black border and the rarest, red border
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  • Scarce, distributed in three-packs
  • Similar covers exist with a colorless moon and star but do not command significant value
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  • Second printing
  • 218-page, softcover price guide published in 1970 by Robert M. Overstreet
  • Print run: 800 copies
  • Original retail price: $5.00
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  • 1st appearance of Lord Dark Wind, a scientist who invented the process of adamantium bonding to bone
  • There are 5 types of adamantium in the mainstream Marvel universe: Proto - Captain America's shield is made of this kind, Primary - the kind that's bonded to Wolverine's skeleton, Secondary - an adamantium/steel alloy, Beta - a version of True adamantium that changes on a molecular level when grafted to bone, Adamantine - an adamantium/gold alloy
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  • Cover art by Dan Parent
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,000
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  • Crossover appearance of Omni-Man
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  • Variant cover art by Jake Myler (1:10)
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  • The Simpsons annual anthology of Halloween stories including:
  • The Sub-Basement of Dracula written by Marv Wolfman, illustrated by Gene Colan
  • Squish Thing written by Len Wein, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson
  • Additional writers and artists: Bill Morrison, Angelo Torres, John Severin, Mark Schultz and Al Williamson
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 12,266
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  • Oversized 11x7 collected edition of Tokyo Ghost #1 and #2
  • Presented with original inks by Sean Murphy