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  • Mislabeled as Aliens first appearance
  • Aliens first appeared in a standard-sized comic, outside of a parody, in Aliens #1 (1988)
  • Current CGC labels have corrected this error
  • Mislabeled listings bought/sold on eBay account for approximately 20% of inventory
  • There is no difference in value of correct and incorrect labels
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  • First professional cover art in comics by Skottie Young
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  • Topical reference involving the Punisher’s emblem being used by the police and the character's in-story response to the controversy
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  • Sketchbook published by Brian Stelfreeze comprised of illustrations that served as preparation for the 2016 series written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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  • Origin of Punisher skull, a two part story that begins in issue #52
  • Frank Castle adopts the skull to intimidate a rival sniper in Vietnam
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  • Cover art by Gabriele Dell'Otto
  • German edition of Wolverine #148 and #149 (1988 series)
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Spider-Man 2099 in a non-standard comic story
  • 40-page magazine-sized review of Marvel's financials and a sneak peek of future projects
  • The Watcher narrates a six-page story and in it, there is a one panel cameo of Spider-Man 2099, Punisher 2099, Ravager 2099 and Doom 2099
  • In the panel, the characters are breaking the fourth wall to chime in on the information intended for investors
  • This is an original comic story although not conventional and barely recognized by most databases
  • Spider-Man 2099 appearances timeline:
  • One panel with one word bubble in Marvel Annual Report 1991
  • Two-page pin-up in Web of Spider-Man #90
  • 5-page preview in The Amazing Spider-Man #365 of Spider-Man 2099 #1
  • 1st actual full appearance occurs in Spider-Man 2099 #1
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  • Variant cover art by Doug Chiang
  • Recreation of the 'Back to the Future II' movie prop 'Gray's Sports Almanac'
  • Distributed by ZBox, a website and mystery box subscriptions service
  • This series launched on 10/21/2015 which was the date in the future that Doc and Marty traveled to in Back to the Future II
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  • Variant second printing cover art by Werther Dell'Edera
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 887
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  • Anthology of stories featuring Mace Windu
  • Appearance of a baby from the unknown race of Yoda’s species
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  • There is nothing "key" about this book except that it's a great story (tap image and swipe). You won't find issues like this in the database except for right here which also goes for books featured in categories like Movie Homage Covers, Indies and Keys This Week