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1st appearance of Lady Deadpool

Cover art inspired by the film 'Trainspotting'

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1st cameo appearance of Xenophage, an alien symbiote hunter

[May 2024 - the Venom 3 trailer reveals a symbiote-hunting creature]

📈 +1,067% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week

Marvel ⋅ 2024
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Dr. Doom goes on a quest to harness more power than any human has ever wielded before in order to try to stop Galactus from bringing about the death of the universe

The first page of this issue utilizes lyrics from the late rapper MF Doom who performed in a metal face mask similar to Doctor Doom

Marvel ⋅ 2024
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Prelude to the Disney+ animated reboot

Marvel ⋅ 2006
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1st full appearance of Gambit as Death, a Horseman of Apocalypse

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Origin of Apocalypse

Introduction of Akkaba, the place of Apocalypse's birth

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1st appearance of Ch'Vayre, a soldier of Apocalypse

Origin of Cable

Image ⋅ 2012
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Officer Cypress leads the Revitalized Citizen Arbitration Team charged with killing zombies

[May 2024 - SyFy to adapt Revival for a TV series]

Marvel ⋅ 1993
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Wolverine's claws are revealed to be made of bone after Magneto removed the adamantium from his body in X-Men #25 (1993)

Marvel ⋅ 1993
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Magneto rips the Adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton revealing Logan's claws are made of bone

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1st appearance of Solaris, a sentient tyrannical sun

[May 2024 - selling due to online speculation that Solaris is in the Superman movie]

Marvel ⋅ 2024
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1st full team appearance of a the Assembly: Titan, Cadet Marvel, Hellrune, Moon Squire, Liberty

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1st full appearance of Bastion, a mutant-hunting advanced sentinel - previously had a cameo appearance in X-Men #52 (1996), two panels in a trench coat

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1st appearance of Vulcan, brother of Cyclops and Havok

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1st appearance of Oroku Hiroto, the grandson of the Shredder

1st appearance of Casey Marie Jones, daughter of Casey and April

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird revisited an outline written in 1987 about the lone survivor of the four turtles, set 30 years in the future

Last Ronin #1 led to a reported print run of 130,000 copies, a massive number by modern and independent standards

Oversized comic, does not fit in conventional modern age bag and board

[April 2024 - Paramount to adapt into a bloody, live-action film]

Maximum Press ⋅ 1995
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1st appearance of Avengelyne, a fallen angel

An error in the copyright information of Avengelyne Deadly Sins #1 dates the issue prior to this issue but it is a printing error

[April 2024 - Deadline reports Olivia Wilde to direct an adaptation of Avengelyne with LuckyChap]

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1st appearance of Redcoat, an immortal

Marvel ⋅ 1968
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First solo ongoing Silver Surfer series

Origin of the Silver Surfer

Origin of the Watchers

1st appearance of Shalla-Bal

Silver Surfer first says, "where soars the Silver Surfer...there must he soar alone!"

[April 2024 - Shalla-Bal portrayed by Julia Garner will be a version of the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four film]

🏅#9 on the Hot 10

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

7.5 sold for $1,900 vs the average $1,392 (+36%)

6.5 sold for $929 vs the average $807 (+15%)

5.0 sold for $522 vs the average $503 (+4%)

4.5 sold for $450 vs the average $449 (+0%)

3.5 sold for $506 vs the average $365 (+39%)

This is the second time in 2024 that Silver Surfer’s first headlining solo title landed on the Key Collector Comics Hot 10

Marvel ⋅ 2000
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1st appearance of Shalla-Bal as Silver Surfer

[April 2024 - Julia Garner cast as Shalla-Bal who will be a female version of the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four]

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The history of the X-Men in comics retold

Vault ⋅ 2019
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A group of con artists set out to steal an entire planet

[March 2024 - Justin Simien will adapt and direct with Tommy Oliver's Confluential Films and Christopher Yost penning the script]

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1st full appearance of Mr. Sinister

[July 2022 - Javier Bardem rumored to be cast as Mr. Sinister in an unknown MCU project]

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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 appearance of Madelyne Pryor, later becomes Goblin Queen

First mention of the name Lockheed

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1st appearance of X-Cutioner, hunter of mutants

1st appearance of Shard, Bishop's sister

Polybagged with trading card

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1st full appearance of Vernestra Rwoh

⚠️ Debatable Firsts: this issue is labeled Vernestrah Rwoh’s first full appearance because the story breaks away from the action to focus primarily on her and provide insight into her character which is noticeably different than previous issues. If interested in determining the first full of Rwoh by the parameters of your choosing, use character search to view her earlier appearances. Tap the cover image of each issue and swipe to view the panels in which she appears

[April 2023 - Rwoh will appear in The Acolyte on Disney+ portrayed by Rebecca Henderson]

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1st appearance of H.E.R.B.I.E. the Robot

First John Byrne artwork on the Fantastic Four

Marvel ⋅ 2015
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1st appearance of Night Machine, an alternate reality Nikola Tesla

Cover art appears to have been an Easter Egg in the first Deadpool & Wolverine trailer - tap cover and swipe to view image

Marvel ⋅ 2001
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1st appearance of Cassandra Nova, a parasite from the astral plane who replicated the DNA of Charles Xavier while still in utero

Beast appears with further animal mutations

Debut of new X-Men suits

[August 2023 - Emma Corrin to portray Cassandra Nova in Deadpool]

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1st cameo appearance of Maystorm, has the ability to affect weather

1st cameo appearance of Ultimate Black Panther

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1st appearance of White Tiger in a standard comic, previously appeared in The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu magazine #19

White Tiger is Marvel's first character of Hispanic descent

[January 2024 - set photos floating around online from Daredevil Born Again seemingly confirms White Tiger for the series - tap cover and swipe to view]

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Eight-issue series by Tom King that imagines Supergirl as a hero with a traumatic past and an aggressive demeanor

[January 2023 - DC Studios will develop a 'Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow' titled movie project inspired by this series that sees Supergirl as a more aggressive hero after a traumatic upbringing / January 2024 - Milly Alcock cast as Supergirl]

Star Comics ⋅ 1985
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1st team appearance of the Thundercats: Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, Wiley Kat, Wiley Kit and Snarf

1st appearance of Mumm-Ra

[March 2021 - Deadline reports director Adam Wingard (King Kong vs Godzilla) is set to direct Thundercats for Warner Bros.]

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Premiere issue

Marvel ⋅ 2016
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1st appearance of Muse, a serial killer whose victims are used as his art

[July 2023 - Muse is the rumored villain for the first half of the Daredevil season]

Image ⋅ 2021
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Five-issue suspense thriller described as Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs

[September 2020 - Paramount purchased the rights for a dark animated adaptation / December 2023 - Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle) is attached to the currently in-development Stray Dogs project]

DC Vertigo ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance of the Dead Boy Detectives, the ghosts of two murdered boys who investigate mysteries

An adaptation of this property premiered on Netflix in 2024

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Juno becomes the Silver Surfer

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1st appearance of Juno, later becomes a female Silver Surfer

[November 2023 - picking up heat due to rumors Silver Surfer in the MCU will be female but this character does not becomes Silver Surfer until issue #4]

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Premiere issue of Transformers ongoing title published by Image

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A quaint storybook town of anthropomorphic animals is terrorized by a serial killer

Image ⋅ 1993
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1st appearance of The Maxx

On-sale March 9, 1993 (Capitol City Distribution direct market report), two weeks prior to the release of Darker Image #1

[October 2023 - a Maxx movie is rumored to be in development at Paramount, led by Channing Tatum with writers attached]

Pacific Comics ⋅ 1982
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1st appearance and origin of the Rocketeer

[August 2021 - Disney+ is developing a Rocketeer movie with David Oyelowo producing and potentially portraying the character]

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Debut of X-23 as Wolverine in classic costume

Marvel ⋅ 2023
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1st appearance of the Hellverine

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Iconic cover art by Jim Lee

Revealed that Wolverine, Black Widow and Captain America knew one another in World War II

Origin of the first meeting between Captain America and Wolverine

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1st appearance of Thomas Elliot, later revealed to be Hush

[March 2022 - the Batman movie tie-in website rataalada.com posted an image of a riddle that rewards puzzle-solvers with a video of Thomas Wayne's mayoral campaign ad which briefly splashes the word HUSH! across the screen]

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Kraven's Last Hunt story arc part 4

Iconic cover art by Mike Zeck

Marvel ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance and origin of the Toxic Avenger - preview appearance in Marvel Age #98

[June 2021 - Elijah Wood, Peter Dinklage, Julia Davis and Kevin Bacon have been cast in roles in the movie directed by Macon Blair]

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1st appearance of Admiral Thrawn

1st appearance of Mara Jade, the wife of Luke Skywalker

1st appearance of Joruus C'baoth, a clone of Palpatine

1st appearance of Gilad Pallaeon, a commander under Thrawn

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