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- "Lady and the Tramp with Jock"
- 1st appearance of the 'Lady and the Tramp' Disney characters in comic books
- * a dog named Lady appears in Silly Symphonies #1 but does not resemble the movie version
- Adaptation of the Star Wars film then began original stories with issue #6
- 1st appearance of Darth Vader, a Sith Lord who had the potential to surpass all others
- 1st appearance of Luke Skywalker
- 1st appearance of Princess Leia
- 1st appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2
- 1st team appearance of Stormtroopers
- 1st cover appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi and Han Solo (not in story)
- 1st team appearance of G Force (Mark, Princess, Keyop, Jason and Tiny) in American comics
- 1st appearance of Zoltar
- Adapted from the Japanese sci-fi cartoon called 'Gatchaman'
- Extremely rare issue published by Whitman that came in three-packs, poly-bagged (still the individual issue is worth upwards of $2,500 high-grade)
- Adapted from the Disney film with a new storyline introduced in #4
- Part one of a two part adaptation of the 1982 movie Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford based of the Philip K. Dick novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'
- Comic book adaptation of the 1984 science-fiction, cult classic by David Lynch
- Originally based off of a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert
- *a remake of the film is in production with starring David Bautista
- 1st series inspired by the Terminator movie franchise
- 17 issue series that takes place in the year 2031 as humans fight to survive in a war against Terminators
- 1st appearance of Ashley 'ASH' Joanna Williams, a film role made famous by Bruce Campbell
- Part 1 of a 3 issue miniseries adapted from the cult classic film "Army of Darkness"
- 1st team appearance of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a comic book promotional giveaway
- Mini-comic included in Fruit of the Loom underwear packages
- ***currently no sales on eBay
- "Seven Sins" is a prequel story to the 1998 film written and produced by Twisted Sister's, Dee Snider
- 1st appearance and origin of Captain Howdy
- Initially meant to be a four-issue limited series but publisher financial troubles prevented an second issue to be released
- Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
- Comic book prop created and used in an episode of 'The Office' season 10
- Approximately 10 of the replica issues exist but only one was used in the episode
- Replicas identified by having a white box on the back cover
- Origin issue of the title character from Robert Rodriguez's, Machete
- The original solicitation stated this would be an introduction issue to an ongoing series but it never happened
- Comic book adaptation of the George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire with illustrations that resemble characters from the HBO
- Cover art by Alex Ross
- One-shot with word bubble that reads "I'm a Comic Book'"
- 5 variants exist for this one-shot issue
- Bongo announced a contest in 2012 rewarding the first person to submit a picture holding all five would be "Simpsonized" in a future issue
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- 1st appearance of Rick & Morty in comics
- Promotional mini-comic included in random units of 'Rick And Morty' Season One DVD
- Counterfeit versions are rumored to exist
- Single staple, first edition more valuable than its double-staple predecessors