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Nick's Picks Week 21

Week 21 A curated list of issues that have an interesting fact or something unique that I hope you'll enjoy!  Refreshed every Wednesday FULL-ACCESS to Key Collector for $1.99 per month or save $3.98 and subscribe for the year For less than half the cost of a comic, sign up today for the subscription that pays for itself

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  • German edition, embossed
  • Published by Infinity Verlag
  • ✅ There are also embossed German editions of Angela's first appearance with incredibly intricate embossments
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  • 1st U.S. appearance of Godzilla, unnamed
  • ✅ Godzilla battles Mothra in the first panel, inspired by 'Godzilla vs The Thing (1964) - tap cover and swipe to view image
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  • Variant cover art by Mike Mike Mignola
  • ✅ Mignola has a history with Disney animation, serving as production designer for Atlantis: The Lost Empire
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  • Scarce, error edition
  • Printed without the copper foil treatment
  • Data reflects only one sale over the past year
  • ✅ CGC census registers only 3 of the error edition but separately reports 3 graded copies of a silver foil edition
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  • Vision programs himself with the brain patterns of a deceased scientist after losing his humanity when reassembled in West Coast Avengers #45
  • ✅ The last four issues of Avengers Spotlight made up a story arc called Avengers Reborn that aimed to wipe the slate clean for each individual character: Vision, Black Knight, Tigra, Doctor Druid
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  • The Punisher armor first appeared on the cover of Punisher #218
  • Second printing
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 1,296
  • ✅ Back in 2019 at Boston Comic Con we overheard that The Punisher might be introduced to the MCU via War Machine armor. Although hard to believe back then, it seems more likely now with an Armor Wars Disney+ series in development
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  • 1st and only appearance of Web-Man, an evil opposite of Spider-Man
  • In 2021, Hasbro released an exclusive Marvel Legends retro action figure of Web-Man
  • ✅Tap cover image and swipe to the newly released toy
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  • Variant cover art by Pedro Vargas (1:10)
  • ✅ Beginning with issue #3 of Classic Popeye, IDW began offering 1:10 retailer incentives (for every 10 issues of the regular cover, the comic shop would receive 1 variant). These variant covers do extremely well on the secondary market with unique artistic takes on Popeye
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  • Solicitation for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
  • Preview of Spider-Man’s Symbiote suit
  • ✅ Tap to view interior pages
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  • First time Venom is depicted with a long tongue and drool, a significant addition to Venom's design, added by Erik Larsen
  • ✅ McFarlane stated in an interview on the Comic Tom 101 YouTube channel that he was not a fan of the additions that his long time collaborator added to Venom