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  • 1st published scripts in the comic book industry by Gary Friedlich in a story titled 'The Hootenanny Heel'
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  • 1st appearance and origin of The Ghost Rider, Carter Slade, renamed Phantom Rider in later reprints
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  • 2nd appearance of the Western Ghost Rider, Carter Slade
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Simon Savage
  • 1st team appearance of the Leatherneck Raiders
  • Controversial issue: a Japanese soldier commits suicide
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  • Continued from Tales to Astonish #101, 'The Incredible Hulk' title resumes 5 years later
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  • 1st appearance of Space Parasite
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  • Classic battle of The Hulk vs Rhino
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  • 1st appearance of Phantom Eagle in the Silver Age
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  • Iconic cover art by Jim Steranko
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  • Only one copy in grade 9.8 known to exist
  • Short Silver Age series of 18 issues featuring a popular character that attracts full run collectors seeking to obtain copies in very high grades
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  • 1st appearance and death of Super Patriot
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  • 1st appearance and death of Bull's Eye
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  • 1st appearance of Butterfly, the first super-powered black female in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Brice Reese, a vigilante with a customized motorcycle that included a flamethrower
  • Prototype of Ghost Rider, also created by Gary Friedrich
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  • Cameo appearance of Stan Lee with his wife Jane Clayton Boocock
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  • Debut of a new Falcon costume
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  • Origin of Combat Kelly
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  • First solo titled Red Wolf series
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  • Death of the Guardsman
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze
  • [May 2021 - a rumor is making the rounds based off of some concept art that Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze might cameo in Doctor Strange II]
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  • 1st team appearance of The Gunhawks, Reno Jones and Kid Cassidy
  • *after the death of Kid Cassidy in The Gunhawks #6, the title becomes Reno Jones The Gunhawk for one issue making Reno Jones the second black Marvel character to have a solo title
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  • 2nd appearance of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze
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  • 3rd appearance of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze
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  • Origin of Frankenstein, inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.4 sold for $500 [$377 in 2019] +33%
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  • 4th appearance of Ghost Rider
  • 1st appearance of Snake Dance
  • 1st appearance of Sam Silvercloud
  • 1st appearance of The Messenger
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  • 1st appearance of the Bride of Frankenstein, in Marvel Comics
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  • 1st appearance of Witch Woman, Linda Littletrees
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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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  • 2nd cameo appearance of Son of Satan
  • This issue is often cited as the first full appearance of Damion Hellstrom and although the character does appear in many panels, he is obscured by shadows at all times
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  • Death of the Deadly Dozen
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Son of Satan
  • A Helstrom TV series was developed for Hulu with Daimon and Satana as the main characters that aired for one season
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  • Debut of new power, Ghost Rider summons a motorcycle from hellfire
  • 2nd full appearance of Son of Satan
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  • Origin of Son of Satan
  • 2nd appearance of Satana Hellstrom, sister of Daimon (as a child)
  • 1st appearance of Marduk (Satan) in human form
  • 1st appearance of Victoria Hellstrom, mother of Daimon and Ana
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  • Reprint of Ghost Rider's first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #5
  • Hulk appears on the cover but does not appear in the issue
  • Marvel issued a letter in Ghost Rider #11 with an explanation that the Hulk story wasn't confirmed before the cover was printed
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Son of Dracula
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  • Origin of The Cougar
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  • Origin of Midnight Man and the Mystery Man
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  • 1st appearance of Man-Monster
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  • 1st appearance of Lance Hunter