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Nick's Picks Weekly 19

Week 19 A curated list of issues that have an interesting fact or something unique that I hope you'll enjoy!  Refreshed every Wednesday FULL-ACCESS to Key Collector for $1.99 per month or save $3.98 and subscribe for the year πŸ’Ž Unlock 22 categories like Future Keys, Valuable 2nds & Optioned Indies   πŸ’ŽReceive Key Issue Alerts of comic news happening now & exclusive insider leaks  πŸ’Ž Get early access to Trending, Hot & other featured lists For less than half the cost of a comic, sign up today for the subscription that pays for itself

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  • Variant cover art by David Nakayama (1:50)
  • βœ… A quick note on the functionality of Key Collector Comics. Since Tarot #1 is not a key issue, you could only find this variant by searching the VARIANT part of the database by using the Variant search. The ability to search variants will soon change to make the process easier but there are thousands of variants that are not attached to an issue that would be found in a standard search
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  • Variant cover art by Mike Mignola
  • βœ… Mignola's iconic style offers a stark contrast of atmospheric gloom over the usual fare of highly-detailed action
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  • Variant cover art by Peach Momoko (1:500)
  • Design variant
  • βœ… One of the most collectible artists in the game today, Peach Momoko's Demon Days design variant has recently started to sell "at ratio" which is one way that collectors assess the demand of a variant
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  • Cover art by Jenny Frison
  • βœ… Red Sonja and Dejah Thoris are good examples of titles that should always be checked in dollar bins due to their standard covers consistently selling for triple cover or more on the secondary market. Especially covers with art by top talent like Jenny Frison and Lucio Parrillo
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  • First reprint of X-Men #1
  • Marvel Tales Annual retitled Marvel Tales with issue #3
  • βœ… In a booming market, many collectors begin to look at alternative issues outside of first appearances when prices exceed most budgets. Origins, first covers, second appearances are all popular but lesser-known first reprints are beginning to gain traction
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  • Falcon first appears in the Captain America suit after Rogers lends it to him in an effort to escape law enforcement
  • 1st appearance of Diamond Head
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  • 1st appearance of Cobra Mortal
  • 1st appearance of Ghost Bear
  • 25th Anniversary wraparound cover featuring every G.I. Joe character from comic books, action figures and cartoons
  • 236 characters are present on the cover including 4 animals
  • βœ… No explanation necessary why this cover is a must-have for any G.I. Joe fan
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  • Variant cover art by Bernie Wrightson
  • βœ… Since Cressida recently appeared in the Joker #1 (2021), a decade after she last appeared, this variant by horror virtuoso Bernie Wrigthson has quadrupled in value
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  • 1st appearance of Deadpool 2099, Warda Wilson, the daughter of Wade and Shiklah
  • 1st appearance of Ellie Comacho as Deadpool
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  • Reprint of X-Men #4 (1964), 1st appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Toad, Mastermind
  • Color corrected Scarlet Witch - the first printing, her costume appears green
  • Reprint packaged with the Toad action figure from Marvel Legends: Series 1 (2002)
  • βœ… Like many other Legends reprints that were packaged with action figures, X-Men #4 is particularly difficult to find so it might be worth checking out the toy sections of your local antique stores or pawn shops. This issue was also brought to our attention and I apologize for not being able to find the message to attribute credit