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1st appearance and origin of Namor the Sub-Mariner

1st appearance of American Ace

1st appearance of the Holy One, later known as Thakorr, a former ruler of Atlantis

Only nine copies are known to exist

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This comic was intended to be a giveaway at movie theaters but it never went into full production

Timely ⋅ 1939
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1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond

2nd appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner - 8 pages of the 12-page story reprinted from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1

1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's cousin

1st appearance of Ka-Zar, David Rand

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1st appearance of Angel, Thomas Halloway, a private detective and vigilante

1st appearance of the Masked Raider, Jim Gardley

1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel

Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue

80,000 copies were produced of the first printing with an October 1939 date on the cover

The second printing could be identified by the October 1939 date blacked out, replaced with November 1939

The first printing sold out within a week and was quickly reprinted at a quantity of 800,000, the same as Superman #1

Although published in October, the cover date was changed to have a longer on-sale period at newsstands

💰 In March 2022, a 9.2 known as the Pay Copy due to publisher notations that tracked creator payouts sold for $2.42 million

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1st appearance and origin of Captain America

1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes aka Bucky, later becomes the Winter Soldier

1st appearance of the Red Skull, George Maxon, an agent of the true Red Skull

1st appearance of Doctor Reinstein aka Doctor Erskine, the inventor of the Super Soldier serum

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1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari

1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans

Introduction of Project Rebirth, the Super Soldier Program that eventually expanded into Weapon Plus

💰 In April 2022, a 9.4 sold for $3,120,000 (San Francisco Pedigree)

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1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing

1st appearance of Mole Man

1st appearance of Giganto, a Deviant Mutate from Monster Isle

1st appearance of Tricephalous

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Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics

💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million

[SDCC 2022 - Phase 6 will open with the Fantastic Four film / March 2023 - Josh Friedman (‘Avatar: The Way of Water’) is set to write the script for the Fantastic Four movie / November 2023 - Pedro Pascal rumored to have been offered the role of Reed Richards]

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1st appearance and origin of Hank Pym, later becomes Ant-Man, Goliath, Giant-Man and Yellowjacket

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1st appearance and origin of the Hulk

1st appearance of Betty Ross

1st appearance of Rick Jones

1st appearance of General 'Thunderbolt' Ross

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[October 2022 - Harrison Ford will appear as General Thunderbolt Ross in Captain America 4 / March 2023 - Liv Tyler rumored to reprise the role of Betty Ross in Captain America: New World Order]

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1st appearance and origin of Thor

Introduction of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir

1st team appearance of the Kronans, a race of rock-like aliens

1st appearance of Donald Blake, the human host of Thor

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1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man

1st appearance and death of Uncle Ben

1st appearance of Aunt May

1st appearance of Flash Thompson

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1st appearance of Liz Allan, later marries Harry Osborn

💰 In Sept. 2021, a 9.6 sale of $3.6 million surpassed the previous record in this grade of $1.1 million from 2011

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1st appearance of Iron Man

Debut of Iron Man's 'Model 1' armor

1st appearance of Wong-Chu, a Viet Cong warlord and Iron Man's first enemy

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1st appearance of Doctor Strange

1st appearance of the Ancient One, former Sorcerer Supreme

1st appearance of Wong, Doctor Strange's assistant

1st cameo appearance of Nightmare, multiple panels, named but obscured by shadows

Marvel ⋅ 1963
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1st team appearance of the X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey aka Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Professor X

1st appearance of Magneto

Homo Superior concept, coined by Magneto to describe humans born with special abilities introduced in this issue

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1st appearance of the Black Widow, Natasha Romanova

Death of the first Crimson Dynamo

1st appearance and death of the second Crimson Dynamo, Boris Turgenov

Marvel ⋅ 1964
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1st appearance and origin of Daredevil, Matt Murdock

1st appearance of Foggy Nelson, a lawyer

1st appearance of Karen Page, the love interest of Matt Murdock

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1st appearance and origin of Hawkeye

3rd appearance of Black Widow

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1st team appearance of the Inhumans, a race created by the Kree: Triton, Karnak, Lockjaw, Gorgon, Medusa, Crystal and Black Bolt

1st cameo appearance of Black Bolt

1st appearance of Crystal, ability to manipulate the elements

1st appearance of Karnak, a skilled fighter and advisor to Black Bolt

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1st appearance of Triton

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1st appearance of Silver Surfer

1st cameo appearance of Galactus

[October 2021 - an inside source tells us: currently, the Fantastic Four is heavily a multiverse movie and Silver Surfer is very much at its center]

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1st full appearance of Galactus

1st cover and 2nd appearance of the Silver Surfer

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$180
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$1.8k

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1st appearance of the Black Panther, T'Challa, king of Wakanda

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1st appearance of Carol Danvers

2nd appearance of Captain Marvel

📣 Heritage Auction: New High [Previous High]

9.8 sold for $28,800 [$1,079 in 2011] +2,569%

Marvel ⋅ 1968
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1st appearance of Vision

2nd appearance of Ultron

Marvel ⋅ 1969
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1st appearance and origin of Alex Summers, later becomes Havok in X-Men #56

1st appearance of the Living Pharaoh, later becomes the Living Monolith

Origin of Angel

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1st appearance and origin of the Falcon, Sam Wilson, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics

1st appearance of Redwing, a falcon and Sam Wilson's sidekick

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1st appearance of Conan the Barbarian

1st cameo appearance of King Kull

Marvel ⋅ 1970
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1st appearance of Valkyrie, Enchantress in disguise

1st team appearance of the Lady Liberators: Valkyrie, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, Black Widow, Medusa

Debut of the Rutland Halloween Parade, a real parade held in Vermont annually that has been depicted in both Marvel and DC comics nearly 20 times with parade attendees wearing superhero costumes from both publishers in each book

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1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage, the first black superhero to headline a title in mainstream comics

Luke Cage became invincible to harm through a Super Soldier program called Project Power aka Weapon VI

1st appearance of Diamondback, Comanche and Shades

Marvel ⋅ 1972
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1st appearance and origin of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze

[January 2023 - rumor that a Ghost Rider project is in development, possibly a Halloween special. No info on which version of Ghost Rider will be used in the event that this is true]

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1st appearance of Blade

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1st appearance of the Punisher

1st appearance of the Jackal

[March 2023 - Jon Bernthal confirmed to reprise the role of Punisher for Daredevil: Born Again / May 2023 - a rumor suggests there may be a Punisher series in the works for Disney+]

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1st appearance and origin of Iron Fist, Daniel Rand

1st appearance of Yu-Ti, a Dragon Lord

1st team appearance of the Dragon Kings

Introduction of K'un-Lun, one of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven

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1st appearance of Wendell Rand, father of Daniel Rand

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1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning

1st appearance of Major Ryker

First published artwork for Marvel by George Perez, interior two-page backup story

Prior to the publication of this issue, George Perez was published in the science-fiction magazine Hot Stuf'

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1st appearance of the new X-Men: Storm (1st), Nightcrawler (1st), Colossus (1st), Thunderbird (1st), Wolverine (3rd)

Many resources label this the 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and The Incredible Hulk #182 a second cameo

1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child, later becomes Magik

Introduction of Krakoa, the Living Island

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First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws

[April 2023 - Stefan Kapicic to reprise the role of Colossus in Deadpool]

📣 ComicConnect Auction: New High [Previous High]

9.9 sold for $170,000 [No Previous Data]

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1st appearance and origin of Moon Knight

Curtis ⋅ 1976
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1st appearance of Star-Lord in a magazine

See: Marvel Spotlight Vol. 2 #6 for Star-Lord's first appearance in a standard comic book

1st appearance of Ragnar, Master of the Sun

1st appearance of Prince Wayfinder, later created the Microverse

Marvel ⋅ 1976
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1st appearance and origin of Nova, Richard Rider

1st appearance of Rhomann Dey, Corpsman of the Nova Corps

1st appearance of Robbie Rider, brother of Nova

[January 2021 - the MCU maintains their intention to use Nova (Alexander & Rider) in a film / March 2022 - Deadline reports a source confirms a Nova project is in development]

Marvel ⋅ 1976
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1st appearance of Captain Britain

1st cameo appearance of Roma

Debut of the Sword of Might

Bonus item included inside of the issue of a Captain Britain mask

Marvel ⋅ 1976
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1st appearance of Betsy Braddock, later becomes Psylocke

First mention of Jamie Braddock Jr., later becomes Monarch

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1st appearance of Scott Lang as Ant-Man, in costume

1st appearance of Cassie Lang, daughter of Scott Lang, later becomes Stature and then Stinger

[January 2023 - Cassie Lang expected to appear in a Young Avengers project]

1st appearance of Darren Cross, later becomes Yellowjacket

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1st appearance and origin of She-Hulk, the cousin of Bruce Banner

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1st appearance of Bobbi Morse as Mockingbird

Hidden Message: interior panel of a vehicle in an airport parking lot with a vanity plate that reads FUQ

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1st appearance of Rogue

1st cover appearance of Mystique

1st and only appearance of a girl named Maddy Pryor, not be confused with Madelyne Pryor aka the Goblin Queen

Marvel ⋅ 1988
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1st cover and second appearance of Angel as the Horseman, Death

In X-Factor #38, Beast gives Warren Worthington III the new codename Archangel

Worthington appears in full as the Horseman, Death in X-Factor #23 and in multiple cameos leading up to the issue

Marvel ⋅ 1990
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1st full appearance of Cable

1st full team appearance of the Mutant Liberation Front: Stryfe, Wildside, Reaper, Fourarm, Thumbelina, Strobe, Tempo, Zero

[September 2022 - there is potential Cable will be brought back in Deadpool 3]

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2nd appearance and first cover of Gambit

1st chronological appearance of Gambit in-story / in-continuity

X-Men Annual #14 went on sale three weeks before this issue and is often considered the first cameo appearance of Gambit

This would imply that his appearance is brief though he appears in 15 panels throughout X-Men Annual #14 with at least 10 instances of dialogue

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Tap cover and swipe left to view images where Gambit is the main or partial focus of the sequence in X-Men Annual #14

Uncanny X-Men #266 was written as if it were to be published prior to the annual, therefore #266 would be the first chronological appearance of Gambit in-story (or in-continuity)

CGC, the grading certification company for comic books, recognizes Uncanny X-Men #266 as the first full appearance of Gambit

Marvel ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance of Deadpool, a subject of the Weapon X program

1st appearance of Copycat, impersonating Domino

1st appearance of Gideon, a member of The Externals

[September 2022 - Deadpool 3 is slated for theaters July 26, 2024]

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🏅#2 on the Hot 10

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

9.6 sold for $550 vs the average $525 (+5%)

Three copies in 9.6 outsold the average

NEWSSTAND 9.6 sold for $1,095 vs the average $703 (+56%)

9.4 sold for $480 vs the average $422 (+14%)

Three copies in 9.4 outsold the average

9.2 sold for $400 vs the average $371 (+8%)

9.0 sold for $425 vs the average $348 (+22%)

Three copies in 9.0 outsold the average

8.0 sold for $365 vs the average $295 (+24%)

7.5 sold for $280 vs the average $256 (+9%)

NEWSSTAND 7.5 sold for $325 vs the average $284 (+14%)

6.0 sold for $199 vs the average $178 (+12%)

MARK JEWELERS 5.5 sold for $355 vs the average $335 (+6%)

This is the 22nd week out of 28 weeks that Deadpool’s first appearance qualified for the Key Collector Comics Hot 10 in 2024

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1st full appearance of Bishop, a time-traveling mutant who can absorb and redistribute energy

1st appearance of the Gamemaster, a powerful mutant telepath

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1st appearance of Squirrel Girl

Marvel ⋅ 2004
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1st appearance of X-23, Laura Kinney

Laura Kinney debuted in the animated series X-Men: Evolution (2003)

[March 2023 - speculation Dafne Keen will reprise the role of X-23 in Deadpool 3]

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1st appearance of Miles Morales, Spider-Man from an alternate reality

Distributed in a polybag

[May 2023 - Sony Spider-Verse producer Amy Pascal tells Variety a live-action Miles Morales movie is in the works]

Marvel ⋅ 2014
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First solo titled series featuring Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan

1st appearance of Zoe Zimmer

1st appearance of Nakia Bahadir aka Kiki

Origin of Ms. Marvel, specifically the development of her powers

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