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Marvel ⋅ 1993
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Wolverine's claws are revealed to be made of bone after Magneto removed the adamantium from his body in X-Men #25 (1993)

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1st appearance of Solaris, a sentient tyrannical sun

[May 2024 - selling due to online speculation that Solaris is in the Superman movie]

Marvel ⋅ 1993
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Magneto rips the Adamantium from Wolverine's skeleton revealing Logan's claws are made of bone

Marvel ⋅ 2024
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Prelude to the Disney+ animated reboot

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Second ongoing She-Hulk solo series

The cover dialogue is a reference to the first She-Hulk series cancellation

Five years later, the final Sensational She-Hulk issue went on-sale and on the cover, she demands that readers hand over their X-Men books to be destroyed due to the cancellation of the series

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1st team appearance of New Mutants: Cannonball (1st), Psyche (1st), Wolfsbane (1st), Sunspot (1st), Karma

Psyche aka Dani Moonstar later becomes Mirage

1st appearance of the White Rook, a member of the Hellfire Club

DC Vertigo ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance of the Dead Boy Detectives, the ghosts of two murdered boys who investigate mysteries

An adaptation of this property premiered on Netflix in 2024

Marvel ⋅ 2002
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1st appearance of Fantomex, Weapon XIII

1st team appearance of X-Corporation (Paris): Darkstar, Multiple Man, Rictor, Monet St. Croix, Cannoball, Siryn

Marvel ⋅ 1973
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First solo titled series featuring Ghost Rider

1st cameo appearance of Daimon Hellstrom, Son of Satan, multiple panels in shadows

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1st full appearance of Galactus

1st cover and 2nd appearance of the Silver Surfer

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Ongoing Weapon X stories begin

Origin of Wolverine and Weapon X begins and continues thru issue #84

1:25 ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2024
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Variant cover art by Leinil Francis Yu

Cover art inspired by Crime SuspenStories#22

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1st appearance of Nimrod, an advanced sentinel from an alternate timeline

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1st appearance of Tim Drake, later becomes Robin

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Iconic cover art by Todd McFarlane

Final artwork on the Amazing Spider-Man title by Todd McFarlane

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1st appearance of Daken, the son of Wolverine and Itsu

Daken is featured in half of this issue but is mostly disguised although his claws are shown and he is revealed to be the son of Logan

[April 2021 - Marvel launched a travel website at exploremadripoor.com. There are certain numbers that were found in scenes of The Falcon and Winter Soldier that could be entered into different interactive parts of the site. Two names that were viewable on the site were Daken and Mystique / June 2023 - Daken rumored to appear in Deadpool 3]

Marvel ⋅ 1996
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1st full appearance of Onslaught, a creation born from the mind of Charles X and Magneto

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1st cameo appearance of Wolverine

2nd appearance of Wendigo

Marvel Value Stamp Series A #67 - Cyclops

⚠️ Debatable Firsts: this issue, by far, is the most debated "cameo versus full" book and likely the main reason "cameo" became such a significant yet loosely defined term in comic book collecting

Theoretically, The Incredible Hulk #180 being labeled "cameo" of Wolverine was due to an oversight by Overstreet (see additional images)

In the 1980/1981 edition of Overstreet, Hulk#181 is labeled - 1st app of Wolverine and Hulk#180 is without a descriptor, commanding the same value as issues #151 - #176

In the 1981/1982 Overstreet, the description had been amended to read #180 - 1st app. Wolverine but mislabeled #181 and #182 - Wolverine cameo

Finally, in 1982/1983, Overstreet labeled Hulk #180 - 1st app. Wolverine (cameo) and #181 - Wolverine app. #182 - Wolverine cameo

In recent years, Marvel has taken a stance on Hulk #180 as the first appearance of Wolverine, wanting to eliminate the term "cameo" altogether, presumably to avoid this exact debate

But in years past, official Marvel guidebooks and trading cards would often trade-off which issue was given the coveted 1st (full) appearance designation (see additional images)

🏅#9 on the Hot 10

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

9.2 sold for $2,300 vs the average $2,104 (+9%)

9.0 sold for $1,862 vs the average $1,798 (+4%)

8.5 sold for $1,375 vs the average $1,181 (+16%)

8.0 sold for $1,085 vs the average $1,020 (+6%)

6.5 sold for $700 vs the average $668 (+5%)

This is the third time in 2024 that Wolverine’s introduction ranked on the Key Collector Comics Hot 10

Marvel ⋅ 1985
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First solo-titled series featuring Nightcrawler

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Original story

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