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Nick's Picks Weekly 38

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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  • Partial reprint of The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, the first appearance of the Sinister Six
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  • Reprint of the first appearance of Kingpin
  • Distributed with the Spider-Man 2 DVD boxed set
  • Mini-comic measuring 5" x 7"
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  • 1st full appearance of Phastos, the master technologist of the Eternals
  • [Brian Tyree Henry cast as Phastos]
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  • Final issue, series finale
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  • First meeting of Booster Gold and the third Blue Beetle, Jamie Reyes
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  • Origin of Gorr the God Butcher
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  • One-shot 'What If? Magik Became Sorcerer Supreme'
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Red Wolf, William Talltrees, a Native-American who bears the mantle of the Red Wolf from the Cheyenne god Owayodatta
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  • Iconic cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Variant cover art by Kevin Wada (1:25)
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  • Cover art featuring Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel
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  • “What If Thanos Joined The Avengers?” to protect Earth from invading forces
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  • 1st appearance of Xorn, a mutant who possesses a small star in his brain
  • Previous appearances of Xorn were revealed to be Magneto in disguise but the character proved to be a fan-favorite and warranted a true introduction
  • 1st appearance of John Sublime, an ancient sentient bacteria that lives in its human host
  • 1st team appearance of X-Corporation (Hong Kong): Domino and Risque (deceased)
  • This issue is the first widescreen format Marvel comic
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  • 1st appearance of Traci Thirteen, a magician who has a romantic history with Blue Beetle (Reyes) and Natasha Irons aka Steel
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Black Beetle impersonating the Blue Beetle of the 27th century
  • Cover art by Dan Jurgens inspired by The Killing Joke