Featuring first cover appearances of character's who were introduced in earlier issues

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Marvel ⋅ 1976
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1st appearance of Gammenon the Gatherer, a celestial
1st cover and 2nd appearance of Sersi
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1st cover and 2nd appearance of Cad Bane
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1st cameo appearance of Ultimo, an alien robot programmed to destroy
1st cover and 2nd appearance of Sharon Carter
2nd appearance of Batroc the Leaper
Marvel ⋅ 1976
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1st cover appearance of Gamora
Partial origin of Thanos
1st appearance of Marr Garr, Lamilm Gor, Constable Trueheart and the Ancient Traveler
1st team appearance of the R'Malk'i, an alien race
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1st full cover appearance of Peggy Carter, partially seen on the cover of Captain America #161
DC ⋅ 1962
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1st cover appearance of Gorilla Grodd
Marvel ⋅ 1989
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1st cover and 2nd appearance of Jubilee
Debut of Jubilee's classic ruby red sunglasses
Marvel ⋅ 1992
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1st cover appearance of Calypso
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1st cover appearance of Balder
Marvel ⋅ 1967
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1st cover appearance of Sif
Marvel ⋅ 1968
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1st cover appearance of Nightmare
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1st cover appearance of Gabby
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1st cover and third appearance of Man-Thing
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1st cover appearance of Mary Jane Watson
First kiss between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker
1st appearance of Brainwasher, alter ego of Kingpin
Marvel ⋅ 1968
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1st cover appearance of Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine
Iconic cover art by Jim Steranko
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1st cover appearance of Agatha Harkness
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1st cover appearance of Splinter
Rebellion ⋅ 1977
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1st cover appearance of Judge Dredd, not the primary figure
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1st cover and 3rd appearance of Silver Sable
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1st cover appearance of Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner
Rayner appeared as the Green Lantern on the final page of issue #50 and as Green Lantern throughout this issue
2nd Print ⋅ Icon ⋅ 2008
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Second printing
1st cover appearance of Hit-Girl
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1st cover and 2nd appearance of Sinestro
1st appearance of Rori Stroh, Larvox, NautKeLoi, Chaselon, Xax - members of the Green Lantern Corps
1st appearance of Jim Jordan, the younger brother of Hal Jordan
As of November 2023 there exists 351 total graded copies of this issue with 12 graded 8.5 and only 16 graded higher
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It would appear this book is undervalued considering Sinestro is an enduring villain with more live-action potential
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2nd appearance of Silk and full cover appearance
1st appearance of Goblin King, Phil Urich, formerly Goblin Knight
📖 Spider-Verse Reading Order: read The Amazing Spider-Man #5, then Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel ⋅ 2008
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1st cover appearance of the Red Hulk, General 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Death of Abomination, initially suspected to have been shot to death by the Hulk but later revealed to be murdered by the Red Hulk
1st team appearance of a new Winter Guard roster: Red Guardian, Ursa Major, Crimson Dynamo, Darkstar
⚠️ Debatable Firsts: the interior story is about a murder perpetrated by, who is believed to be the Hulk, Bruce Banner. Doc Samson as an investigator is piecing together what occurred and the panels depict a recreation of events from his point-of-view with the belief that it is Bruce Banner, the green Hulk who is the killer
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[October 2022 - Harrison Ford has been cast as General Ross but no word yet on if Red Hulk will appear]
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2nd appearance and first cover of Rocket Raccoon, formerly Rocky Raccoon in Marvel Preview #7
1st appearance of Judson Jakes
1st appearance of Lylla, an otter and the love interest of Rocket
1st appearance of Wal Rus
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1st appearance of Blackjack O'Hare
Marvel ⋅ 2009
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1st cover appearance of Shuri as the Black Panther
Shuri does not fully appear in the interior pages until Black Panther #5 (2009) but she does appear as Black Panther in cameo in an alternate reality in Black Panther Annual #1 (2008)
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1st cover and 2nd appearance of Red Sonja
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2nd appearance and first cover of Gambit
1st chronological appearance of Gambit in-story / in-continuity
X-Men Annual #14 went on sale three weeks before this issue and is often considered the first cameo appearance of Gambit
This would imply that his appearance is brief though he appears in 15 panels throughout X-Men Annual #14 with at least 10 instances of dialogue
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Tap cover and swipe left to view images where Gambit is the main or partial focus of the sequence in X-Men Annual #14
Uncanny X-Men #266 was written as if it were to be published prior to the annual, therefore #266 would be the first chronological appearance of Gambit in-story (or in-continuity)
CGC, the grading certification company for comic books, recognizes Uncanny X-Men #266 as the first full appearance of Gambit
📈 +136% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week
Marvel ⋅ 2014
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1st cover appearance of Sam Wilson in Captain America costume, does not appear in story
2nd cameo appearance and first cover of Superior Iron Man
Time Runs Out story arc officially begins as collected by Marvel in trade paperback editions
[August 2023 - rumor circulating that Marvel will address the multiverse saga in Doctor Strange 3 by adapting elements of this story arc which includes various subplots that have yet to be introduced to the MCU like the existence of Molecule Man as a focal point of multiverse incursions which are contradictions in a timeline that cause two realities to collide, effectively destroying one or both]
Marvel ⋅ 1988
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1st cover and second appearance of Angel as the Horseman, Death
In X-Factor #38, Beast gives Warren Worthington III the new codename Archangel
Worthington appears in full as the Horseman, Death in X-Factor #23 and in multiple cameos leading up to the issue
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1st cover and 2nd appearance of Abomination
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Death of Splinter
1st cover appearance of Jennika
Marvel ⋅ 2002
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2nd appearance and 1st cover appearance of Fantomex
1st cameo appearance of Huntsman, Weapon XII
Origin of the Weapon Plus program
1st appearance of E.V.A.
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[August 2023 - Weapon Plus rumored to be introduced in Captain America: Brave New World]
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1st cover appearance of Val-Zod
Variant ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2019
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Variant cover art by Philip Tan
1st cover appearance of Dylan Brock
Store exclusive
DC ⋅ 2020
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2nd full appearance of Punchline
1st cover appearance of Punchline - Joker 80th Anniversary Special #1 InHyuk Lee store exclusive also featured Punchline on the cover and went on sale the same day as this issue
1st appearance of the Underbroker, the finance manager in the Designer's inner circle
First meeting of Punchline and Harley Quinn
DC ⋅ 1971
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1st cover and 2nd full appearance of Darkseid
1st cameo team appearance of the Deep Six, Darkseid's mercenary force that respawn when killed
1st cameo appearance of Slig
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1st cover appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner
1st appearance of Electro, a robot
First depiction of a Nazi flag on a Timely (Marvel) cover
See Top Notch Comics #2 for first Nazi symbol on a comic cover
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2024 Heritage Sale: 1.5 sold for $15,000 [$2,350 in 2017] +538%
Buffalo Books ⋅ 1993
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First consumer-facing cover of the Maxx
Interior Sam Kieth interview
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1st cover appearance of Damian Wayne
1st unofficial appearance of Damian Wayne as Robin after defeating Tim Drake and claiming the mantle
Dark Horse ⋅ 2003
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1st cover appearance of Asajj Ventress
1st cover appearance of Durge
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3rd appearance of Venom
1st full cover appearance of Venom, head appears on issue #315
Image ⋅ 2004
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1st cover appearance of She-Spawn in the U.S.
Marvel ⋅ 1992
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1st appearance of Maverick, later becomes Agent Zero
2nd appearance and 1st full cover appearance of Omega Red
DC ⋅ 1965
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2nd appearance and first cover appearance of Zatanna
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1st cover appearance of America Chavez, seen on the cover of a comic book being tossed by Nick Fury Jr.
Preview of Young Avengers #1 (2013)
Marvel ⋅ 2000
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2nd appearance, origin and first cover appearance of Echo, Maya Lopez
1st appearance of Crazy Horse, Echo's father, seen briefly in a flashback
Image ⋅ 2014
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Cover art featuring Battle Beast
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1st cover and 2nd appearance of Mr. Sinister
1st cover appearance and mention of Madelyne Pryor as the Goblin Queen
📖 Inferno Crossover: Prologue begins, then read X-Factor #33 - #35
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1st full cover appearance of Daken

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