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October 22 2020

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  • Variant virgin cover art by Werther Dell'Edera
  • 'Thank you' variant, one per store
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  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • [October 2020 - Warner Brothers and Michael B. Jordan to produce a Static Shock movie]
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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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  • Six-part miniseries about a terrifying sickness called the Empty Man disease and the hysteria that follows
  • Adapted into a film
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  • Variant cover art by Raf Grassetti
  • White background, limited to 3,000 copies
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  • 1st appearance of Spencer Smythe and the Spider-Slayers
  • 1st cameo appearance of Mary Jane Watson, face is obscured by a tree
  • *this issue is cited by some sources as the first appearance of Mary Jane but she does not appear in full until The Amazing Spider-Man #42
  • [October 2020 - unconfirmed rumor that Smythe and his Spider Slayers will appear in Spider-Man 3]
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  • #14 🎖
  • SPECULATION that the characters in the final panel of Wonder Woman Annual #4 will appear in the Future State event (view cover image)
  • Prior to the panel shown, the Amazons on Themyscira discover there is a lost tribe of Amazons that they wish to find
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  • 1st appearance of Zelma Stanton, an ally of Doctor Strange
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  • 1st appearance of Hardware, an inventor who created a battle suit to fight crime
  • Debut title published by Milestone Media, an imprint of DC founded by black artists and writers
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  • 1st appearance of Demon Rider, possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance in the 1800s after her tribe was attacked by the US Army
  • [October 2020 - character is to be featured in an upcoming solo series]
  • 1st appearance of Nina the Conjuror
  • 1st team appearance of The Forgotten
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  • 1st appearance of Mercy Sparx, a devil hired by Heaven to hunt down rogue angels
  • [October 2020 - acquired by MGM]
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  • A group of girls get caught in-between two factions of time-travelers at war with one another]
  • [SDCC 2020 - Amazon ordered Paper Girls for a TV series]
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  • 1st appearance of Flag Smasher
  • [December 2020 - the Flag Smasher(s) logo became available on the Zazzle website this week which seemingly confirms our The Falcon and the Winter Soldier speculation from December 2019 but instead of there being an individual character, it appears as if it will be a kind of terrorist group]
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  • 1st cover appearance of Maestro
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  • NYCC 2020 Scout webstore exclusive
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  • Preview of The Last Ronin
  • Variant cover art by Ben Bates (1:10)
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  • Premiere issue, reintroduction of Static Shock
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  • 1st team appearance of the new Agents of Atlas, a superhero team of Asian descent: Shang Chi, Jimmy Woo, Amadeus Cho, Crescent, Io, Luna Snow, Aero, Silk, Sword Master and Wave
  • 1st appearance of Luna Snow
  • 1st appearance of Crescent & Io
  • 1st appearance of Aero
  • 1st appearance of Wave, a female Filipino superhero
  • 1st cover appearance of Sword Master (does not appear in story)
  • [May 2019, Marvel and NetEase announced a collaboration to develop games, comics and TV shows for the Chinese market and beyond]