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  • 1st mention of the Anti-Life Equation, an undiscovered formula of emotions to destroy free will
  • 1st appearance of Lonar, a solitary New God and his horse, Thunderer
  • CASE 1: THE MYSTERY OF THE ANTI-LIFE EQUATION
  • Jack Kirby’s Anti-Life Equation states that anyone who knows it can gain total power over all
  • Because of this, Darksied has made it his goal to acquire the true knowledge behind the formula
  • But the true, complete formula has only been known by one man...Billion Dollar Bates, and he is dead
  • To date, we don’t really know the true origin or full formula!
  • CASE STATUS: UNSOLVED
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  • CASE 2: THE PHANTOM ERROR EDITION
  • Alan Moore, Paul Chadwick, Steven Bisette - Dark Horse’s first use of Godzilla featured a who’s who of Copper Age comic talent
  • This book is starting to see some long deserved love from collectors but there is a mystery surrounding a phantom error edition
  • Older guidebooks claim that there is an error that is limited to 100 copies but any additional information like what is the nature of the error, is nowhere to be found
  • This dead end has me scratching my head and no one I have ever spoken to has been able to provide an answer
  • CASE STATUS: UNSOLVED
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  • 1st appearance of Fantomah , the first female superhero in comic books
  • CASE 3: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OL' FLETCHER?
  • If you haven’t heard of Mr. Fletcher Hanks, I wouldn’t be surprised
  • He only worked in comics from 1939-1941
  • Hanks was said to be a drunk and an abuser
  • But he also created the first female superhero in comic books, a god-like protector of the jungle called Fantomah!
  • Although his time in comics was brief, his contribution to comic history is important and to this day, his work still has a cult following
  • Eventually, he was found dead on a park bench in 1976 having not drawn a comic since 1941
  • No one really knows why he left comics and I suspect we never will
  • CASE STATUS: UNSOLVED
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  • CASE 4: WHAT IS WANDA HIDING IN HER CLOSET?
  • After House of M, Wanda is found to be living a meager lifestyle in her homeland
  • When Hawkeye comes to visit, he begins to snoop around for anything out of the ordinary
  • He quickly learns that he is prohibited from entering a closet in Wanda’s home
  • Yet, we never find out what is behind the door
  • Is there an alternate reality hidden in the closet? Most readers think so but to date we still don’t know
  • CASE STATUS: UNSOLVED
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  • 1st appearance of Tyrannosaurus, a symbiote masquerading as Rex Strickland
  • 1st appearance of the Grendel Symbiote
  • CASE 5: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
  • The historic run of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's 'Venom' series comes to an end with issue #200 (#35) in April
  • For all of the loose ends being tied up, one is promised to remain unresolved
  • In May 2018, Donny Cates tweeted: There is a secret thing in Venom #1 that literally ONLY Ryan Stegman and I know. No one else knows this thing. And no one else ever will
  • Is this a marketing ploy? Or does a secret hide behind the cover?
  • CASE STATUS: UNSOLVED
  • THEORY 1 (tap cover and swipe left to view - function only available on mobile app)