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December 24 2020

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  • 1st appearance of Rikki Barnes, the 'Heroes Reborn' alternate reality version of Bucky, later becomes Nomad
  • *character previewed in an ashcan and SDCC convention preview (July 1996)
  • [December 2020 - two weeks ago it was reported that Marvel had trademarked the name Nomad for film/TV. Now an unconfirmed rumor suggests Rikki Barnes will be introduced as the granddaughter of the Winter Soldier in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier then go on to star in her own series as Nomad, played by Erin Kellyman]
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  • Premiere issue of a four issue series
  • Rikki Barnes, formerly Bucky, discovers the Nomad costume in the last panel of this issue and wears it in issue #2
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 18,054
  • [December 2020 - Barnes rumored to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as The Winter Soldier's granddaughter]
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  • 1st team appearance of the Secret Warriors: Nick Fury, Phobos, Slingshot, Quake, Stonewall, Hellfire and Druid
  • 1st appearance of Stonewall, son of the Absorbing Man
  • 1st appearance of Druid, son of Doctor Druid
  • 1st appearance of Hellfire, descendant of the Phantom Rider
  • 1st appearance of Yo-Yo Rodriguez AKA Slingshot
  • Cover art inspired by Avengers #16
  • [May 2020 - Secret Warriors team is rumored to appear in the MCU]
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  • Variant cover art by Todd Nauck, distributed in 3-packs, exclusive to Walmart
  • 1st cover and appearance of Spider-Zero
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  • 1st appearance of Jinny Hex, great-great-great granddaughter of Jonah Hex
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  • Cover art by Patrick Gleason
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  • 1st appearance of Icon, an alien who crash-landed on earth and took the form of a black child
  • 1st appearance of Rocket, the first teen mother depicted in DC Comics
  • First preview of Static, a 3-page sneak peek
  • [December 2020 - Icon is now rumored to be a project in-development at Warner Bros with Rocket also said to be in the mix]
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  • Variant cover art by Joshua Cassara
  • Stormbreakers artist special, one per store
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  • 1st appearance of Singularity
  • 1st team appearance of A-Force
  • [December 2020 - unconfirmed rumor that an A-Force movie or TV project is in development]
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  • Variant cover art by Niko Walker, limited edition
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  • Variant cover art by Clayton Crain
  • Black Light homage cover
  • Store exclusive
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  • Black Panther joins the Avengers
  • 1st appearance of the Grim Reaper, brother of Wonder Man
  • [January 2021 - Grim Reaper's headpiece seen in a WandaVision Easter Egg ]
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  • Variant cover art by Nick Derington (1:25)
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  • 1st appearance of Barbara Ann Minerva, becomes Cheetah in issue #9
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Barbara Minerva as the third Cheetah
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  • Comic shop exclusive cover featuring characters from The High Republic
  • Part one of 'Starlight,' a Star Wars Insider exclusive story by Charles Soule, a prequel to his novel set during The High Republic
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  • After a man discovers that every conspiracy theory that he'd ever studied was true, he sets out to infiltrate the organization that has been been keeping them covered up - the Department of Truth
  • [November 2020 - Inside sources tell Key Collector that a high-dollar bidding war has ended for the ultra-relevant conspiracy theory story, Department of Truth. There is a lot of interest on this project that is attracting A-Level talent for a movie]
  • [February 19 - The Hollywood Reporter confirms our report from November that Department of Truth has been optioned, secured by Elisabeth Murdoch in a competitive bidding war]
  • 📈 +419% increase in copies sold over previous week
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  • Variant cover art by John Tyler Christopher, limited to 4,000 copies
  • NYCC 2019 Metaverse exclusive
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  • 1st appearance of Ultimate Nick Fury
  • Any difference in Nick Fury's appearance or demeanor are not apparent in this issue similar to the Ultimate Fantastic Four's appearance in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #9
  • Marvel seems to have committed to the depiction of Nick Fury as a younger, black, James Bond type operative in Ultimate X-Men #9
  • It wasn't until Ultimates #2 when Fury was unmistakably imagined as Samuel L. Jackson, published 6 years prior to Jackson's MCU debut in Iron Man (2008)
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  • Doctor Aphra's full name revealed to be Chelli Lona Aphra
  • 1st appearance of Magna Tolvan, a female officer in the Imperial military who later becomes intimate with Aphra