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1st appearance of Bagra-Ghul

1st appearance of the Sticher, a demonic serial killer

1st appearance of Father Pike

Origin of Johnny Blaze and Wolverine's first meeting

✅ Nick's Picks: you can't have a Hellverine without the demonic possession of the Bagra-Ghul who is introduced in this issue

1:100 ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2019
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Variant cover art by Pepe Larraz

✅ Nick's Picks: there aren't many ratio variants of Apocalypse and of those few, this one is the most menacing

Mini-Comic ⋅ DC ⋅ 2004
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Reprint of Action Comics #1

Mini-comic distributed with DC Direct '1st Appearances' Superman action figure

22-pages, measures 1.3 in. x 1.9 in.

✅ Nick's Picks: for those who like to collect cute, tiny versions of comics, this little gem can be picked up for under $10

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1st appearance of Star, the physical host of the Infinity Reality Stone

✅ Nick's Picks: June will kick off the Infinity Watch event that will be told across a number of annuals and focus on the new host bonded to the Infinity Stones including Star

Marvel ⋅ 1994
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1st appearance of Lore, the cross-dimensional, demonic counterpart to Scarlet Witch on a quest to destroy other Nexus Beings

✅ Nick's Picks: this villain was only seen once, back in the mid-90s in Scarlet Witch's first standalone title but will reappear in August's Scarlet Witch #3

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Ben Reilly becomes Chasm, formerly Scarlet Spider

✅ Nick's Picks: Ben Reilly as Chasm isn't going away any time soon as he is set to face Kaine in an upcoming limited series Curse of Kaine

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Reintroduction of the Blonde Phantom, the first time Louise Grant assumes the identity of the hero since 1949

✅ Nick's Picks: if anything comes out of the Blonde Phantom TV series rumor, this issue may be the most desirable outside of the five figure Golden Age books

Wolverine #29

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Variant cover art by Maria Wolf

✅ Nick's Picks: maybe best described as Kevin Eastman on LSD, Maria Wolf's covers are a visual delight that harkens back to indy art from the 80s

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