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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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  • Speculation that one of the children on the final page is a young Yara Flor
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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 - Demon Rider has an upcoming solo series written by Taboo from the Black-Eyed Peas]
  • 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, Karl Morgenthau
  • [February 2021 - Flag Smashers confirmed for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier]
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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]
  • [February 2021 - Kevin Feige answers questions about a Southeast Asian superteam saying fans won't have to wait very long]