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  • 1st team appearance of the Heliopians, ancient Egyptian gods: Horus, Osiris and Isis
  • [May 2021 - Osiris rumored to appear in the Moon Knight Disney+ series]
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  • 2nd appearance of Modred the Mystic
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Jack of Hearts, he has the ability to emit concussive blasts
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Legion of Monsters: Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Morbius, Werewolf By Night
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  • 1st appearance of Blizzard
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  • Origin of Blizzard
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  • 1st appearance of Woodgod
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  • 1st appearance of Wraith
  • 1st appearance of Jean DeWolff (Wraith's sister)
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  • 1st appearance of Yuri Petrovich as the fourth Crimson Dynamo, final panel
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  • 1st appearance of Blacksun, later becomes Nth Man then Mysterium
  • Team-up of Doc Savage and The Thing
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  • 1st artwork on the X-Men by John Byrne
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  • 1st appearance of the Power Gem
  • 1st appearance of the Time Gem
  • 1st appearance of the Gardener, an Elder of the Universe
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  • 1st appearance of the second Guardsman
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  • Anniversary of Iron Man issue #100
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  • 1st appearance of White Tiger in a standard comic, previously appeared in The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu magazine #19
  • White Tiger is Marvel's first character of Hispanic descent
  • [November 2020 - Tenoch Huerta is confirmed for Black Panther 2 with most speculating that he will be Namor but some thinking he might be White Tiger]
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  • 1st appearance of Dreadknight
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the second The Human Fly
  • The Human Fly is based on a real person, a stuntman named Rick Rojatt
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Razorback
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  • 1st full appearance of Razorback, a hero who wears a boars head
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  • 1st appearance of the fifth Crimson Dynamo, Dmitri Bukharin, later becomes Airstrike
  • 1st appearance of Vanguard
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  • First battle of Spider-Man versus Moon Knight
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  • 1st appearance of Arsenal (Alpha), a robot developed by Allied World War II scientists and Howard Stark, Tony's father
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  • 1st solo story featuring Jack of Hearts
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  • 1st appearance of Carrion, a human clone combined with a deadly virus whose touch destroys living tissue
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  • 1st team appearance of Micronauts: Arcturus Rann, Bug, Acroyear, Marionette, Biotron, Microton
  • 1st appearance of Baron Karza
  • 1st appearance of a Time-Traveler, Emissary of the Enigma Force - the Enigma Force appears in ethereal form through the series until #11 when it materializes
  • [September 2019 - Paramount announced a movie is in-development with the director of 'How To Train Your Dragon' attached]
  • [February 2021 - it is possible the Enigma Force will be the device that is used to introduce Miracleman. Issue #11 is a solid contender as the first materialized appearance of the Enigma Force]
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  • 1st appearance of Machinesmith, formerly Mr. Fear
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  • Character profile of a Time Traveler, an Emissary of the Enigma Force, in a pin-up
  • 'He is said to appear in times of gathering darkness when fear has overswept the Microverse and the souls of men' (tap cover and swipe left to see image)
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  • Death of Carrion
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Universe
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  • 1st appearance of Cilicia
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  • Beverley Switzer is seen topless while lying in bed with Howard
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  • 1st full appearance of the Time Traveler, an Emissary of the Enigma Force, materialized
  • A Time Traveler appears first in Micronauts #1 and throughout the series in ethereal form and his purpose is defined on a bonus pin-up page in Micronauts #2
  • The Enigma Force is the entity that lends a portion of its power to a chosen individual of a vulnerable species whose existence is threatened by a far more powerful enemy
  • [February 2021 - picking up momentum after events that occur in King In Black #4]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of ROM
  • 1st appearance of the Prime Director
  • 1st team appearance of the Dire Wraiths and the Spaceknights
  • [December 2019 - Hasbro recently closed a multi-billion dollar acquisition of an entertainment company with the purpose of expanding its brands into movies & television. SPECULATION: ROM is likely a candidate]
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  • 1st appearance of Firefall
  • 1st and only appearance of the Opal Android 5947
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  • 1st appearance of Jasmine, lover of the Micronaut, Bug
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  • Death of Microton
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  • 1st appearance of Super Mandroid
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  • 1st appearance of Hellhounds of the Dark Nebula
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  • Death of Jasmine
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Sabra, an Israeli mutant with enhanced strength
  • 1st cameo appearance of Collective Man
  • 1st cameo appearance of Arabian Knight
  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Soviet Super Soldiers
  • Marvel Wiki incorrectly cites this issue as the first appearance of Ursa Major
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  • 1st appearance of the second Captain Universe
  • 1st appearance of Mister E, a being from the Shadowverse
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  • 1st team appearance of the U-Foes: X-Ray, Ironclad, Vapor and Vector
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  • 1st appearance of Starshine (Spaceknight)
  • 1st appearance of Terminator (Spaceknight)
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  • Origin of Baron Karza
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Universe III
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  • 1st full appearance of Sabra
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  • Death of Biotron
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  • 1st full appearance of Arabian Knight
  • 1st appearance of The War Wagon
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Universe IV
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  • 1st appearance of Hybrid, a shape-shifting alien
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Soviet Super-Soldiers: Darkstar, Crimson Dynamo, Ursa Major and Vanguard
  • Debuting in Black Widow, Olivier Richters, the Dutch Giant has dropped multiple subtle hints at what seems to be his role as Ursa Major
  • 1st appearance of Pieter Phobos
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  • Origin of Darkstar
  • Origin of Vanguard
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  • Death of Colonel Glenn Talbot
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  • 1st appearance of Mentus
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  • Death of Nova-Prime, Protector, Powerhouse, Comet and Crimebuster
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  • Origin of the Microverse
  • 1st appearance of Death Squad
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  • 1st appearance of Speed Demon, formerly The Whizzer
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  • 1st team appearance of The Rangers: Firebird, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Shooting Star and Texas Twister, a group of superheroes based in the American Southwest
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  • 1st appearance of Hammerhead, Astra, Javelin and Rainbow
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Brian Banner, Bruce Banner's father (in a dream-like sequence)
  • Hulk appears as a scientist in a dream sequence
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Cloak & Dagger
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  • 1st team appearance of the Hulk Hunters: Amphibian, Dark Crawler (formerly Night-Crawler) and Torgo
  • 1st appearance of Bereet
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  • 1st cover and 2nd appearance of Rocket Raccoon, formerly Rocky Raccoon in Marvel Preview #7
  • 1st appearance of Judson Jakes
  • 1st appearance of Lylla, an otter and the love interest of Rocket
  • 1st appearance of Blackjack O'Hare
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  • 2nd appearance of Rogue, tied with Uncanny X-Men #158
  • *according to the solicitation catalogs from 1982, both Rom #31 and Uncanny X-Men #158 went on sale March 9th
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  • Banner intentionally transforms into The Hulk
  • Marvel refers to this personality as the Intelligent Hulk
  • 3rd appearance of Rocket Raccoon
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  • 4th appearance of Rogue
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  • 1st appearance of Sybil
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  • 2nd appearance of Cloak & Dagger
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  • 3rd appearance of Cloak & Dagger
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  • First solo series featuring Vision and Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Samhain, the physical embodiment of Halloween
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  • 1st appearance of Ollie Osnick as Doctor Octopus, later becomes Spider-Kid and Steel Spider
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  • Death of Whizzer
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  • 1st appearance of Doctor Dredd, a powerful Dire Wraith
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  • 1st appearance of Starshine
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  • First team-up of the Incredible Hulk and She-Hulk, the first time they fought side-by-side
  • In the movie Cool Runnings, Sanka is reading this comic
  • [December 2020 - the Incredible Hulk will appear in the She-Hulk Disney+ series]
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  • 1st appearance of Devastator
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  • First battle of the Punisher vs Kingpin
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  • 1st appearance of Scanner, the Unseen, Breaker, Pulsar, Seeker and Trapper
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  • 1st and only appearance of Kate Waynesboro as a female version of M.O.D.O.K.
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  • Unnamed cameo appearance of Sam Guthrie's (Cannonball) family including Paige who later becomes Husk
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  • Death of Torpedo
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  • Origin of General "Thunderbolt" Ross
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  • Spider-Man reveals his identity to Black Cat
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  • Images of the Hulk in the upper-left logo box create a flip-book beginning with this issue and ending with issue #300
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  • 1st appearance of General Merriwether Locklin
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  • 1st team appearance of the Transformers and the Decepticons
  • 1st appearance of Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream
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  • 1st appearance of the personality Marvel refers to as the 'Mindless Hulk'
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  • Origin of Ben Parker
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  • Anniversary of the Incredible Hulk #300
  • Giant-sized issue
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  • 2nd appearance of Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream
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  • First solo title series featuring Rocket Raccoon
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  • 1st solo series featuring Rocket Raccoon
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  • 1st appearance of Hiberlac and The Hibers
  • Cover art inspired by Strange Adventures #207
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  • 1st appearance of the Triad, manifestations of Bruce Banner's psyche: Goblin, Glow, Guardian
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  • Premiere issue of Cloak & Dagger's first ongoing title, preceded by a four-part limited series
  • 1st appearance of Brigid O'Reilly, becomes Mayhem
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  • Origin of the Hulk
  • 1st full appearance of Brian Banner, the Hulk's father
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  • 1st appearance of Voltar
  • Death of Pulsar
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  • Death of Seeker
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  • 1st appearance of Heather Hudson as Vindicator
  • Preview of Hudson as Vindicator in Alpha Flight #31fan letter column 'Alpha Waves'
  • Origin of Puck
  • 1st appearance of Black Razer
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  • 1st appearance of Lady Deathstrike
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  • Partial origin of Wolverine's adamantium
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  • Specialty border printed on select covers published in November 1986 celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary or more precisely, the 25th year since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
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  • Marriage of Namor and Marrina
  • Specialty border printed on select covers published in November 1986 celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary or more precisely, the 25th year since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
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  • Specialty border printed on select covers published in November 1986 celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary or more precisely, the 25th year since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
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  • 1st appearance of Purple Girl, daughter of Purple Man
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  • Madison Jeffries becomes Box
  • 1st appearance of Whitman Knapp as Manikin
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  • First full issue with interior artwork by Jim Lee at Marvel Comics
  • Lee provided an illustration for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead Deluxe Edition (August 1987)
  • Prior to aforementioned issues, Jim Lee inked 'Solson Christmas Special Featuring Samurai Santa #1' (December 1986)
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  • First published cover art by Jim Lee at Marvel Comics
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the Dreamqueen, ruler of the dimension Liveworld and daughter of Nightmare
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  • 1st full appearance of Dreamqueen, the daughter of Nightmare
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  • 1st appearance of Jade Dragon
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Iron Man #86 $2 $5 $12
Iron Man #87 $2 $5 $12
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Marvel Team-Up #48 $1 $2 $3
Champions #8 $2 $5 $15
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Iron Man #96 $1 $2 $5
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Spectacular Spider-Man #9 $3 $9 $30
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Iron Man #109 $1 $3 $12
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Iron Man #114 $1 $2 $10
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Micronauts #1 $3 $9 $30
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Spectacular Spider-Man #31 $1 $2 $4
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Howard the Duck Magazine #1 $2 $8 $25
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ROM #1 $3 $9 $35
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Incredible Hulk #245 $1 $3 $5
ROM #5 $1 $3 $5
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Incredible Hulk #250 $1 $3 $12
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Incredible Hulk #257 $1 $2 $10
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Incredible Hulk #260 $1 $2 $4
ROM #20 $1 $3 $5
ROM #24 $1 $3 $5
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Incredible Hulk #265 $1 $5 $15
ROM #25 $1 $3 $5
Incredible Hulk #267 $1 $2 $5
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Incredible Hulk #269 $1 $2 $4
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Spectacular Spider-Man #69 $1 $3 $12
Spectacular Spider-Man #70 $2 $5 $9
Vision and the Scarlet Witch #1 $1 $2 $8
Spectacular Spider-Man #72 $1 $2 $3
Vision and the Scarlet Witch #2 $1 $2 $4
ROM #38 $1 $2 $5
ROM #40 $1 $3 $5
Incredible Hulk #282 $8 $20 $75
ROM #44 $1 $3 $5
Spectacular Spider-Man #82 $1 $2 $5
ROM Annual #2 $1 $3 $5
Incredible Hulk #290 $1 $2 $5
ROM Annual #3 $1 $2 $3
ROM #50 $1 $3 $5
Incredible Hulk #291 $1 $3 $5
Spectacular Spider-Man #87 $1 $2 $4
Incredible Hulk #292 $1 $2 $3
ROM #52 $1 $3 $5
Transformers #1 $10 $35 $110
Incredible Hulk #299 $1 $2 $5
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #4 $1 $2 $4
Incredible Hulk #300 $1 $3 $12
Transformers #2 $3 $9 $20
Rocket Raccoon #1 $2 $8 $20
Rocket Raccoon #2 $1 $2 $10
ROM #67 $1 $2 $5
Incredible Hulk #308 $1 $2 $5
Cloak and Dagger #1 $1 $2 $10
Rocket Raccoon #3 $1 $2 $4
Rocket Raccoon #4 $1 $2 $10
Incredible Hulk #312 $1 $2 $3
ROM Annual #4 $1 $3 $5
ROM #74 $1 $3 $5
ROM #75 $2 $5 $10
Cloak and Dagger #5 $1 $2 $8
Alpha Flight #32 $1 $2 $5
Alpha Flight #33 $2 $8 $20
Alpha Flight #34 $1 $2 $5
Cloak and Dagger #9 $1 $2 $3
Alpha Flight #40 $1 $2 $3
Spectacular Spider-Man #120 $1 $2 $4
Alpha Flight #41 $1 $2 $3
Alpha Flight #49 $1 $2 $3
Alpha Flight #51 $2 $8 $20
Alpha Flight #53 $1 $2 $8
Alpha Flight #56 $1 $2 $3
Alpha Flight #57 $1 $2 $3
Alpha Flight #59 $1 $3 $6