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  • 1st comic book cover to incorporate a hologram
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  • Variant cover art by John Byrne
  • 1st intentional variant cover, primarily available from comic stores only
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  • 1st foil-enhanced comic book cover
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  • 1st mature content comic packaged in a clear poly-bag with an insert to obscure the adult content
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  • 1st foil-embossed comic cover
  • *printing errors where the foil is missing can command a higher value
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  • 1st glow-in-the-dark comic cover
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  • 3rd appearance of Warpath
  • 2nd unofficial appearance of Deadpool (character profile in additional page content)
  • 1st mention of Tyler Dayspring'
  • 1st comic to be sold polybagged with a trading card
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  • 1st appearance of Paibok the Power Skrull
  • 1st die-cut comic book cover
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  • 1st comic book sold with a plastic gem
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  • 1st prismatic comic book cover
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  • 1st solo titled Bloodshot series
  • 1st chrome-enhanced comic book cover
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  • 1st comic book to be printed then individually shot with a small caliber bullet
  • Limited to 3,000 copies, the interior stories and art are illustrated in reaction to the bullet hole which was fired through the center of the book
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  • 1st thermal-reactive ink used on a comic book cover
  • *Image encouraged readers to 'Rub The Blood!' to reveal red ink hidden on the cover
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  • 1st action figure cover
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  • Variant cover art by Clayton Henry (1:250)
  • "The Most Variant Cover Of All Time"
  • Featuring: chromium, lenticular, embossing, die-cut, foil, iridescent ink, extra hero sticker, hand-numbered
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  • Variant cover art by Ken Lashley (1:250)
  • 1st tempered glass comic book cover