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Mocking Bird ⋅ 1991
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Created by Doug TenNapel prior to his creation of Earthworm Jim

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1st appearance of Lady Mechanika

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]

TPB ⋅ Pantheon ⋅ 1986
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160-page black and white softcover graphic novel

Collection of Chapter 1 thru Chapter 6 of Maus, A Survivor's Tale, originally serialized as an insert in Raw Magazine in 1980

In 1992, Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for Maus, a story about the Holocaust

Bleak House ⋅ 1989
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1st appearance of Milk & Cheese

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Two-issue series set in a post-apocalyptic world, overrun by zombies with robots serving as humanity's only hope

Fantagraphics ⋅ 2006
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Anthology of stories featuring monsters, ghosts and supernatural situations inspired by the works of Edward Gorey and Alfred Kubin

Mad Monkey Press ⋅ 1995
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After a car accident, a comatose man awakens in Dark Town where he is pursued by murderous puppets

Inspired the movie starring Brendan Fraser, Monkey Bone (2001)

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1st appearance of Lone Wolf and Cub in U.S. comics

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1st appearance of Zen, Intergalactic Ninja

Los Bros. Hernandez ⋅ 1981
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32-page black and white, independently-published comic book

First printing, 800 copies

Following the release of this issue, publisher Fantagraphics acquired the title

Deadline ⋅ 1988
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1st appearance of Tank Girl

[September 2019 - in-development with Margot Robbie's production company, director hired]

Kitchen Sink Press ⋅ 1986
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First Xenozoic Tales story

1st appearance of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

SLG ⋅ 1998
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Written and illustrated by Roman Dirge

The adventures of a little dead girl named Lenore who meets a visually-impaired mouse and a paraplegic cannibal

Be aware there many printings to this issue

[March 2021 - we are hearing Neil Gaiman has signed on as executive producer with eOne developing]

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Written and illustrated by Jhonen Vasquez, creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac

First printing copies ordered by retailers: 14,302

Aardvark-Vanaheim ⋅ 1977
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1st appearance of Cerebus the Aardvark

To identify counterfeit versions of this issue, tap the cover image and swipe left

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1st appearance of Erica Slaughter

1st appearance of James, a boy who witnessed the death of his classmates

1st appearance of an Oscuratype, a monster

Copies ordered by retailers: 33,648

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[April 2021 - inside sources tell Key Collector Comics that Something Is Killing The Children is in development for a TV series / February 2023 - writers have been hired to adapt for Netflix]

Astonish Comics ⋅ 1999
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A boy inherits a magic teddy bear

Antarctic ⋅ 1996
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Created by Brandon Graham, a saga of the Earth's distant future, when a single mega-corporation rules the planet

Hall of Heroes ⋅ 1994
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1st appearance of CreeD, a boy who finds a Dream Stone granting him the ability to enter and control the dream dimension

Limited to 5,000 copies

Mulehide Graphics ⋅ 1991
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Series that preceded the Poison Elves

Rubber Blanket Press ⋅ 1991
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52-page independently published anthology of black and white stories by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis

Horse Press ⋅ 1994
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108-page black and white, independent science-fiction story by Paul Pope, published under his own imprint, Horse Press

THB is an abbreviation of a fictional molecule called Tri-Hydro Bi-Oxygenate

Avatar ⋅ 1999
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2nd appearance of The Goon

2nd appearance of Franky

1st full appearance of the Zombie Priest

Night Wynd ⋅ 1982
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Premiere issue

Image ⋅ 2006
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1st appearance of Bomb Queen, a super-villain who rules New Port City, a haven for criminals

Burlyman ⋅ 2004
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Written and illustrated by Geof Darrow with assistance from the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy)

Copies ordered by retailers 15,275

Independent ⋅ 2012
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Independently published one-shot by Michael Fiffe (Copra) limited to 300 copies

Based upon characters featured in John Ostrander's version of The Suicide Squad (1987)

Eternity ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance of Lady Death

1st appearance of Evil Ernie

First published work in the comic book industry by Brian Pulido

Dark Horse ⋅ 1988
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1st appearance of Duckman, an actual duck who is a single-father with numerous unsavory personality traits

Image ⋅ 2013
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1st team appearance of the Rat Queens: Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty

Sirius/Cry For Dawn ⋅ 1989
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1st appearance of Dawn, a goddess of life and protector of witches

Independent ⋅ 1986
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First hip-hop comic book, independently published and inspired by the music movement in it's early days

Written entirely in rhyme, Max Robot is credited for capturing the spirit of east coast hip-hop's underground purity, untouched by commercialism

Initial print run of 500 black and white copies

Exercise extreme caution if considering a purchase, reprints and mini-posters are identical to the original cover

Dargaud ⋅ 2000
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1st appearance of Detective John Blacksad, a cat who is often embroiled in noir-style mysteries

First printing by French publisher Dargaud

Dark Horse ⋅ 1990
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One-shot, first solo Duckman issue

Devil's Due Publishing ⋅ 2007
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Premiere issue of the first ongoing Hack/Slash series

Avatar ⋅ 1998
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1st appearance of The Goon

1st appearance of Franky

Reprinted as a back-up story in The Goon #1 (1999)

[SDCC 2022- Patrick Osborne to direct movie adaptation for Netflix]

Red 5 ⋅ 2007
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In 1938, Nikola Tesla's A.I. machine works for the U.S. Army to infiltrate a Himalayan mountain base where a super weapon for the Nazi war effort is nearly complete

Independent ⋅ 2015
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Independently published, continuing stories of a highly volatile, drug-dealer werewolf

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Premiere issue of independent series

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During the darkest days of the Civil War, five pistols of otherworldly power fell into the hands of bad men but the sixth and most dangerous was still missing

Premiere issue of a series that ran for six years, ending with issue #50 - FCBD preceded issue #1

[March 2022 - UCP and Mad Massive have teamed up to adapt Sixth Gun into a TV series with Selwyn Seyfu Hinds at the helm]

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Series created by Kieron Gillen about contemporary mythological figures

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Premiere issue of a four-part limited series about a private investigator with a gambling problem who is given the chance to wipe her debt clean if she can find the casino owner's missing granddaughter

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A small Alaskan town is invaded by vampires during a naturally occurring, month-long absence of sunlight

First traditional comic book published by IDW

Copies ordered by retailers: 3,791

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Scare collection of cartoon strips from the Ohio State University newspaper, The Lantern

Approximately 1,000 trade paperbacks were printed with a retail price of $3.95

Black Mask ⋅ 2015
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Four-issue limited series that follows a band of vigilante space pirates

Antarctic ⋅ 1991
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Debut of long-running, independent manga, Gold Digger

Creator Fred Perry describes the series as a combination of Indiana Jones and Final Fantasy

1st appearance of Gina and Brittany Diggers

Fishwrap Productions ⋅ 1987
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One-shot, black and white comic book based on characters developed by Steve Purcell and his brother during their youth

BOOM! ⋅ 2014
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1st appearance of Jo, April, Molly, Mal, Ripley, Jen, and Rosie

Early representation of a trans-person in comics (Jo)

Comichron reports under 16k copies of Lumberjanes #1 purchased by retailers including all variants except for the web exclusive

There are presumably fewer than 1,000 copies of the second printing

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[October 2020 - 🚨 KEY COLECTOR COMICS EXCLUSIVE - an animated Lumberjanes series is in development for HBO Max]

Trash City and Red Mountain Tribe ⋅ 1969
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Collected comic strips from the Berkeley Tribe newspaper published in Berkeley California from 1969 to 1972

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