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Nick's Picks Weekly 46

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 Use code FREEKEY for a two week free trial 🆓🆓🆓 Apple users submit the code at keycollectorcomics.com and then sign into your mobile app

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  • Three-page comic featuring The Freak Brothers
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  • First comic book published by Dark Horse Comics founded in 1986
  • 1st appearance of Concrete, an average man's journey through life in a stone body
  • 1st appearance of Black Cross, a fearless warrior in a post-apocalyptic world
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  • A former mob enforcer settles into a quiet life until the daughter he abandoned years ago tracks him down, unwittingly leading a legion of hit men with a score to settle to his front door
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  • 1st appearance of Destroyer Duck
  • 1st appearance of Groo the Wanderer
  • Steve Gerber, creator of Howard the Duck, teamed up with Jack Kirby for this issue to raise funds for his lawsuit against Marvel concerning the ownership of Howard
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  • 1st appearance of The Fraggles in comic books
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  • 8-page sneak preview of publications featuring Nintendo characters
  • Included in Comic Buyers Guide #849 dated February 9th 1990
  • Preview of Captain N
  • 1st appearance of Link from Zelda
  • In this preview there is a page that appears to be intended for the story 'Trust Me' from The Legend of Zelda #1 (1990) but the page was never included in the premiere issue, therefore this is a standalone story sequence, printed only in this promotional piece
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  • 1st full panel appearance of Ahsoka Tano in Marvel continuity
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  • 1st appearance of Lando Calrissian in a standard U.S. comic book
  • 2nd appearance of Boba Fett in a standard U.S. comic book
  • [December 2020 - a Lando Calrissian series is in the works for Disney+ with the creator of Dear White People, Justin Simien at the helm]
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  • 1st appearance of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic books
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  • Scarce Whitman variant, logo in upper-right corner
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  • 7-page promotional giveaway featuring Death from the Sandman series
  • AIDS awareness story with Death demonstrating how to properly wear a condom using a banana as a prop
  • Guest-starring John Constantine who provides the banana
  • Originally printed in Shade the Changing Man #32