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October 1 2020

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  • 1st appearance of Duke
  • 1st appearance of Roadblock
  • [September 2020 - rumors began bubbling up this week that an impending announcement of a new G.I. Joe movie starring Tom Holland and John Cena is in production. While this is not confirmed, Cena adds fuel to the fire today with a picture of a few Joes with Duke as the focal point]
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  • Moon Knight becomes the Fist of the Phoenix
  • Cover art featuring the Black Panther with a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the Black Panther
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  • Story arc in which the shape-shifting race of aliens, The Skrulls have invaded Earth and are impersonating key figures in the Marvel Universe
  • [December 2019 - Key Collector Comics received exclusive information from an inside source that Secret Invasion is in-development for a Disney+ series]
  • [December 2020 - one year ago we broke exclusive information that Secret Invasion would be a TV series for Disney+ which was confirmed during the Investor Day presentation]
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  • Canto's people have had their hearts replaced by clocks and now he must go on a journey to retrieve the heart of the girl he loves
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,318, many of which were damaged
  • *there is a lot of fanfare surrounding this book bolstered by a solid follow-up series and positive critical acclaim
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  • 1st full appearance of Bishop, a time-traveling mutant who can absorb and redistribute energy
  • 1st appearance of the Gamemaster
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  • 1st appearance of Bobbi Morse as Mockingbird
  • Interior panel of a vehicle in an airport parking lot with a vanity plate that reads FUQU
  • [September 2020 - there is some chatter about Mockingbird being recast for Hawkeye on Disney+ but no confirmation as of yet]
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  • 1st appearance of Wolfgang Schmidt, the Peacemaker's father
  • 1st team appearance of Project Peacemaker, a task force assembled to monitor Peacemaker
  • [December 2020 - a casting description points to the Peacemaker’s father playing a role in the TV series]
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  • 1st appearance of Victor Zsasz, a serial killer who carves a tally mark in his skin for every victim he claims
  • 1st appearance of Jeremiah Arkham, later becomes the second Black Mask
  • [September 2020 - actor Alex Morf has been cast as Victor Zsasz in season 2 of Batwoman]
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  • Reintroduction of Peacemaker, an earlier version appears in Fightin' Five #40
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  • 1st appearance of Red Dagger, a Pakistani vigilante
  • [February 2020 - Red Dagger rumored to appear in the Ms. Marvel Disney+ series]
  • [December 2020 - Red Dagger reportedly cast with Aramis Knight in the role, unconfirmed]
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  • 1st appearance of Booster Gold and his sidekick Skeets
  • 1st appearance of Blackguard
  • [Pete Davidson is confirmed for the role of Blackguard in The Suicide Squad]
  • [September 2020 - James Gunn confirms Davidson will also play a role in the John Cena Peacemaker spin-off series for HBO Max]
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  • 1st appearance of the Swamp Thing, Alex Olsen
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  • Against the haunting backdrop of autumn, a woman and her daughter flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint and possibly pernicious town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire
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  • Secret variant
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  • 1st appearance of Conan the Barbarian
  • 1st cameo appearance of King Kull
  • [September 2020 - Conan the Barbarian is in-development with Pathfinder Media for Netflix that is being described as an "epic live-action series"]
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  • 1st appearance of Ultimate Nick Fury
  • Any difference in Nick Fury's appearance or demeanor are not apparent in this issue similar to the Ultimate Fantastic Four's appearance in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #9
  • Marvel seems to have committed to the depiction of Nick Fury as a younger, black, James Bond type operative in Ultimate X-Men #9
  • It wasn't until Ultimates #2 when Fury was unmistakably imagined as Samuel L. Jackson, published 6 years prior to Jackson's MCU debut in Iron Man (2008)
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  • 1st team appearance of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra
  • Nick Fury becomes an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D
  • [September 2020 - Deadline confirms Nick Fury will lead a Disney+ series]
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  • 1st solo titled series featuring Hawkman
  • [August 2020 - confirmed to appear in the Black Adam movie]
  • [September 2020 - actor Aldis Hodge (Invisible Man) in final negotiations for the role of Hawkman in Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Black Adam movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter]
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  • 1st appearance of Madame Masque, previously introduced as Whitney Frost
  • [September 2020 - Madame Masque rumored to appear in the Hawkeye Disney+ series]
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  • 1st team appearance of G-Wiz: Airburst, Buzz Cut, Dime-Bag, Discharge, Dude with No Name, Jetlag, Pinwheel
  • Cover art by Derick Robertson inspired by the movie 'Animal House'
  • [September 2020 - a spinoff of The Boys has been green lit. The show will focus on a school for superheroes run by the Vought corporation]
  • [October 2020 - The Boys showrunner confirms that the characters in The Boys spin-off will be based on the G-Men, a group of kids kidnapped by Vought and transformed into super-powered humans]