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Nick's Picks Weekly 33

A curated list of issues that are interesting, unique or often overlooked  Refreshed every Wednesday FULL-ACCESS to Key Collector for $1.99 per month or save $3.98 and subscribe for the year

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  • 1st appearance of M'Baku, aka Man-Ape, the leader of the White Gorilla Cult
  • 1st appearance of W'Kabi, the second-in-command to T'Challa
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  • 1st cover appearance of the Midnight Angels
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  • Debut of Slave I, a pursuit craft
  • In 2021, the name of Boba Fett's ship, Slave I was retired due to negative cultural context
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  • 1st appearance of a female Taskmaster, not in Marvel continuity
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 18,221
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  • 3rd appearance of Shang-Chi
  • 1st appearance of Black Jack Tarr, an M6 agent
  • Title changes to Master of Kung-Fu, formerly Special Marvel Edition
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  • 1st appearance of Thori, the Hel-Hound
  • [Speculation - young Loki's pet has provided enjoyable comic relief in the comic which would translate easily onscreen]
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  • 1st team appearance of a new Young Avengers roster (unofficial): Kate Bishop, Noh-Varr, Wiccan, Hulkling, Kid Loki, Miss America
  • The team becomes official in Young Avengers Vol. 2 #5
  • [October 2019 - speculation that each of the Disney+ shows will introduce a member of the Young Avengers into the MCU who will later band together and will likely be its own TV series]
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  • 1st Silver Age appearance of the Phantom Stranger
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  • 1st appearance of Baron Soontir Fel, one of the deadliest starfighters in the Galactic Empire
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  • 1st team appearance of the Future Foundation, a group of young, free-thinking scientists assembled by Reed Richards: Alex Power, Valeria Richards, Franklin Richards, Artie Maddicks, Dragon Man and others
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Wrecking Crew: Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Wrecker
  • All characters appear in full for the first time with the exception of the Wrecker who first appeared in Thor #148
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  • 1st appearance of Titania, Davida DeVito, later becomes Lascivious
  • 1st appearance of Screaming Mimi
  • 1st appearance of Poundcakes
  • 1st appearance of Letha
  • 1st team appearance of The Grapplers, a female wrestling team
  • Death of Deathlok
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  • Origin of Thor, Loki, Balder and Sif
  • Twelve-issue limited series that explores the Norse gods in their younger years
  • Loki cuts off Sif's golden-blonde hair and replaces it with enchanted hair that permanently turns it black
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  • 1st appearance of Aneka, the lead trainer of the Dora Milaje and a Midnight Angel
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 23,001
  • [July 2021 - chances are Aneka will be cast in the next Black Panther]