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

Copies ordered by retailers

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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

As of March 2024 only 8 copies graded higher than 9.0 including seven 9.2s and a lone 9.4, none higher

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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 in Thunderbolts]

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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

🏅#7 on the Hot 10

Transactions from this week that sold for higher than the previous twelve-month average:

9.6 sold for $281 vs the average $242 (+16%)

Seven copies in 9.6 outsold the average

9.4 sold for $255 vs the average $191 (+34%)

Five copies in 9.4 outsold the average

9.2 sold for $190 vs the average $168 (+13%)

Three copies in 9.2 outsold the average

9.0 sold for $200 vs the average $160 (+25%)

NEWSSTAND 9.0 sold for $225 vs the average $175 (+29%)

8.5 sold for $153 vs the average $134 (+14%)

NEWSSTAND 8.5 sold for $190 vs the average $147 (+29%)

This is the fifth time in 2024 that this issue qualified for the Key Collector Comics Hot 10 with rumors that Channing Tatum as Gambit will have a significant role in Deadpool & Wolverine though nothing official regarding the Cajun showing up in the film has been confirmed

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

Copies ordered by retailers: 13,277

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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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