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1st appearance of Gwen Stacy

1st appearance of Harry Osborn

1st appearance of Miles Warren, later becomes the Jackal

First time Doctor Octopus is referred to as the Master Planner

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First use of the word 'Thwip' when activating Spider-Man's web-shooters

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2nd appearance of the Rhino

1st full appearance of Mary Jane Watson, final panel

Mary Jane Watson delivers her iconic line "Face it, Tiger…you just hit the jackpot!"

Marvel ⋅ 2003
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First time Professor X says, 'To me, my X-Men' as a standalone phrase - previous uses of the summons appear within a sentence or said by impostors

EC ⋅ 1955
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MAD begins publishing a traditional magazine-sized issue

First use of the phrase, 'What? Me Worry?'

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Hulk's first use of the words 'Hulk Smash' as a standalone phrase

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First use of Namor's battle phrase, 'Imperious Rex'

Decades later, when Thor asks Namor the meaning of the phrase, Namor answers, 'It means I’m going to feed your sorry Asgardian hide to the biggest sharks I can find.'

1st appearance of Behemoth, a protector of Atlantis

Marvel ⋅ 1962
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1st appearance of Sub-Mariner in the Silver Age

First time the Human Torch activates his power while shouting, 'Flame On'

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2nd appearance of Mole Man

Invisible Woman gains new superpowers

The Thing first exclaims, 'It's Clobberin' Time'

Marvel ⋅ 1964
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1st appearance of Immortus, a variant of Kang and Rama-Tut

Debut of the call-to-action, 'Avengers Assemble' said by Thor

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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]

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1st appearance and origin of Sandman

1st appearance of Betty Brant, a secretary at the Daily Bugle

Spider-Man refers to himself as 'The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man' for the first time

1st cameo appearance of Jessica Jones, a spectator of the Sandman versus Spider-Man fight - this appearance is retconned as revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man #601

Marvel ⋅ 1966
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First time Thor refers to his hammer as Mjolnir

2nd appearance and origin of the High Evolutionary

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Green Lantern, Alan Scott, first uses the phrase: in brightest day, in darkest night - no evil shall escape my sight - let those who worship evil's might - beware my power, Green Lantern's light

Marvel ⋅ 1982
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🏅#3 on the CGC Top 5

Qualified for the Hot 10 three out of four weeks reaching the number two spot, twice

This month a copy submitted to CGC received a 10 grade, totalling four copies known to exist though there has not been a public sale on record since April 2010 when one sold for $14,000

The highest sale of a 9.8 Direct Edition was $755 outperforming the $658 twelve-month average by +15%

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The highest sale of a 9.8 Newsstand was $1,377 which outperformed the $1,254 twelve-month average by +10%

Buyers pay a premium for Newsstand copies graded 8.5 and higher but value between Direct and Newsstand is closer to parity in grades 8.0 and below

A 9.6 signed by Frank Miller, Stan Lee and Chris Claremont sold in May for $1,139.05

9.6 saw the most significant number of sales with 28 graded copies sold versus 15 copies sold in May 2023 (+87%)

May began with 23,025 total Universal graded copies of this issue and ended with 23,248 total graded copies (+223 copies)

9.6 has the greatest amount of inventory with 5,487 copies followed by 9.8 with 4,131 copies

The total number of graded copies sold in May, not including private or convention sales was 115 copies

The highest ungraded sale was on eBay where a Newsstand copy described as ‘mint’ sold for $195.50

The difference between purchase amount of a Newsstand graded 9.8 ($1,377) vs ungraded ($195.50) is $1,181 (604%)

The highest CBCS 9.8 sale was $565 vs CGC 9.8 for $755, a difference of $190 (34%)

Summary: Due to excitement surrounding the Deadpool & Wolverine movie, buyers are gravitating to this issue with its Key Issue relevance and iconic cover art. Superseded only by The Incredible Hulk #180, #181 and Giant Size-X-Men in terms of Wolverine Key Issues, collectors can own a copy of Wolverine #1 at a palatable price point with a high grade, ungraded Direct edition in the $150 range with potential for increased value over time or grading

First solo Wolverine title

1st cameo appearance of Yukio

First use of the phrase, 'I'm the best there is at what I do'

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Classic battle of the original X-Men vs the new X-Men

First use of the phrase 'Fastball Special' when Colossus launches Wolverine at an enemy

Marvel ⋅ 1983
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1st cameo appearance and death of Miracleman, an alternate reality version of Marvelman

First mention of the standard Marvel Universe referred to as 616

1st full appearance of Captain U.K., in costume

DC ⋅ 1951
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Cover art by Bob Kane featuring the Joker

Joker repeatedly uses the word 'boner' throughout this story, panels that often show up on social media posts

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1st appearance of Pharaoh Rama-Tut, later revealed to be the time-traveler Kang the Conqueror

Stan Lee first uses the phrase "Nuff Said" in the Special Announcements section

Marvel ⋅ 1964
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1st appearance of Dormammu, ruler of the Dark Dimension

1st appearance of Clea, future wife of Doctor Strange, unnamed

Doctor Strange first uses the phrase 'By The Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth

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

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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]

Marvel ⋅ 1975
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Death of Thunderbird, John Proudstar, killed in a plane crash

3rd appearance of Nightcrawler

Earliest use of the word 'Bamf' to describe the sound of Nightcrawler teleporting via an alternate dimension

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