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Nick's Picks Vol. 1

๐Ÿ’ŽListed in this category are NOT suggestions but instead, 25 hidden gems ๐Ÿ’Ž  that may or may not be valuable but as a comic fan, you might find interesting 

...and there are thousands of others throughout the database 

๐Ÿ“ช if you know of an interesting or fun fact about an issue that isn't in the database, email nick@keycollectorcomics.com

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  • Includes the panel of Batman slapping Robin that is recognizable from many internet memes
  • * pictured in the lower right-hand corner - does NOT appear on actual cover
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  • Origin of Nick Fury's eye-patch
  • 1st appearance of Eric Koenig
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  • Final issue of Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu
  • Extremely mature content: Colleen Wing's breasts are exposed on a full page and her and Misty Knight are forced into becoming heroin addicts
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  • 1st published cover art in comics by Todd McFarlane
  • *partial cover, Scorpio Rose in the corner
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  • 1st appearance of Sodam Yat, later introduced as Ion, prophesied to be the Ultimate Green Lantern
  • 1st team appearance of the Children of the White Lobe, prophesied to contribute to the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps
  • 1st appearance of Qull of the Five Inversions, a demon who foreshadowed the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps to Abin Sur
  • *written by Alan Moore in 1986, the prophecy of Qull was the foundation of the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night storylines, written by Geoff Johns 20 years later
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  • 1st appearance of Snowflame, a cocaine-powered supervillain
  • Quote: "Cocaine is my god, and I am the human instrument of its will"
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  • Cover layout by Brian Bolland with finishes by Mark Texeira
  • *Marvel approved Bolland's rough layout for the issue but the finished cover did not arrive in time for printing
  • *using Bolland's layout sketch, Mark Texeira provided a finished cover that went to print
  • *shortly thereafter, Marvel issued Bolland's finished artwork as a wraparound cover only (see variant) with an explanation of what occurred, printed on the inside
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  • Preview of The Crow #5, a story titled "Death" that was to be the conclusion of the first story arc but it was never published as a single issue
  • *in 1992 Kevin Eastman's publishing company Tundra published the final Crow chapter in a double-sized volume
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  • Cover art by Jill Thompson featuring Sandman of the Endless and his siblings Death and Delirium
  • Musings was a four-issue comic review journal published in 1993 by Calliope Comics
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  • True war stories approved by the United States Congressional Medal of Honor Society
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Venom in the comic based off of the animated series
  • *many listings on eBay claim #8 is the first Venom in the series (valued at approximately $40) but it is only the shapeless ooze and the black Spider-Man costume
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  • Variant lenticular cover with red webbing
  • Limited to 3,000 (printed on the back cover)
  • *value reflects the only available sale when entered into the database
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  • 1st team appearance of the Hyperclan: A-Mortal, Primaid, Tronix, Armek, Fluxus, Zenturion and Zum
  • Cameo appearances of Wolverine and Dr. Doom tied to posts, awaiting death
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  • 1st appearance of Lobo's daughter (imagined)
  • *one panel depiction of Lobo's daughter resembles Crush
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  • 1st published work by Brian Michael Bendis at DC
  • *the only published work for DC by Bendis until nearly two decades later when he introduced the Wonder Comics imprint and began writing for the Superman titles
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  • 1st unofficial appearance of Harry Potter in a standard comic book
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  • Premiere issue of the first Bubba the Redneck Werewolf limited series
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  • Scarce newsstand edition
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  • 1st appearance of Invincible in the Marvel Universe
  • *during a fight, Invincible is thrown out of his universe and into the Marvel Universe
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  • 298-page hardcover sketchbook by Skottie Young with a $60.00 cover price
  • Junk was available through a print-on-demand website but after approximately 130 copies were sold, Young removed the title from the site
  • *later a shorter, softcover version became available but it is not as rare as the original
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  • Story set in the future featuring Shadow, the daughter of Casey Jones
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  • Cover art by J. Scott Campbell featuring Ultimate Black Cat
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  • 1st appearance of a female Taskmaster, not in Marvel continuity
  • *what if the MCU version of Taskmaster is female
  • *18,221 copies ordered by retailers in April 2011
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in a traditional U.S. comic since 1936 (briefly seen, partially obscured in one panel)
  • *the character preceded Mickey Mouse but fell into obscurity shortly after being acquired by Universal Studios and didn't appear in comics for over 70 years
  • *Oswald first appeared in New Fun #1 (1935), the first comic to be published with all new stories by National, the company that would later be renamed DC
  • Disney recently announced plans for an Oswald TV series for their streaming service
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  • Variant cover art by Len Danovich (1:10)
  • Zombie edition