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Nick's Picks Weekly 36

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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  • Rhodey assumes the codename War Machine
  • Prior to this this issue, War Machine was the name of the armor
  • Rhodes first wears the armor in Iron Man #284 but refers to himself as Iron Man. Prior to #284, Stark wore the War Machine armor
  • [February 2021 - Don Cheadle will reprise his role as War Machine in Armor Wars]
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  • 1st appearance of the Compound Hulk, the red and green Hulks merged into one
  • 1st appearance of Kluh, a bone-colored version of Hulk created by Xemnu
  • One-page backup story featuring a Red, Green and Blue Hulk, written by Audrey Loeb, the 16-year-old daughter of Jeph Loeb
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  • 1st full appearance and cover appearance of White Tiger, Ava Ayala
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  • Origin of the Eternals, Deviants and Mutants begins when the First Host of Celestials visit Earth
  • Despite this story appearing in a What If…? comic, it is official Marvel canon
  • 1st appearance of Spider-Ma'am
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  • First reprint of Conan the Barbarian #1, the first appearance of Conan
  • In the letters column of this issue, there is an explanation that the story originally intended for this issue was lost in the mail therefore the decision was made to reprint Conan #1
  • The explanation apologizes for the misleading cover art which was meant for the new, original story and had already been printed before the mail mishap
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  • 1st full appearance of Thoth-Amon, a powerful sorcerer and the main antagonist of Conan
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  • Origin of Doctor Doom, specifically the forging of his armor
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  • Four-issue limited series published under the adult-oriented Marvel MAX imprint
  • Copies in circulation: 8,963
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  • First reprint of She Hulk's first appearance from The Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980)
  • 1st appearance of Mr. Orobourous and Mr. Paradox, clones of Mr. Mobius from the TVA
  • 1st appearance of Southpaw and Kid Glove, possessors of an alien gauntlet that projects constructs
  • Cover art inspired by the Invincible Iron Man #100
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  • Debut of new Hercules costume, reminiscent of an Eternals costume
  • 1st cameo appearance of cosmic Zeus
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  • 1st full appearance of the Gods of Olympus, reborn with new powers and character design