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  • First written work by Jim Shooter in the comic industry
  • It is revealed in the letters page of Adventure Comics #349 that 'One of Us Is a Traitor' was written by a 14 year-old Jim Shooter
  • 1st appearance of Ferro Lad
  • 1st appearance of Karate Kid
  • 1st appearance of Princess Projectra
  • 1st appearance of Warlord Garlak and Nemesis Kid (non-Legionnaires)
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  • 1st appearance of Parasite
  • Includes a double-page pin-up of Superman
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Regulus, a villain who can manipulate solar energy
  • Origin of Sunboy
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  • 1st appearance of Universo, a master hypnotist who was once part of the Green Lantern Corps
  • 1st appearance of Rond Vidar, son of Universo and a Green Lantern in the 31st century
  • Revealed in letters page that Adventure Comics #346 'One of Us Is a Traitor' was written by a 14 year-old Jim Shooter
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  • 1st team appearance of The Fatal Five: Emerald Empress, Mano, the Persuader, Validus and Tharok
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  • Death of Ferro Lad
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  • First Superman versus The Flash race, resulted in a tie
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  • 1st team appearance of the Dominators, an alien race
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  • 1st appearance of Two-Face in the Silver Age
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  • 1st appearance of Shadow Lass, later becomes Umbra, possesses the ability to manipulate darkness
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  • 2nd appearance of Parasite
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  • 1st appearance of Mordru
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  • 1st appearance of Chemical King
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  • 1st team appearance of Legion of Super-Villains (as teenagers)
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  • Origin of Captain Action
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  • 1st appearance of The Tornado Twins, descendants of Barry Allen
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  • 1st team appearance of The Wanderers: Celebrand, Dartaig, Elvo, Immorto, Ornitho, Psyche and Quantum Queen
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  • 1st appearance of Laurel Kent, a descendant of Superman
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  • 1st appearance of Lightmaster
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  • First use of the iconic 'bullet' DC logo on a Superboy cover
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Graviton
  • Wonder Man vs Vision
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  • Debut of new Wonder Man costume
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  • 1st appearance of Jocasta, created by Ultron as a companion
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  • 1st appearance of Henry Gyrich, a politician who has consistently created problems for The Avengers
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  • 1st appearance of Paladin, a mercenary
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  • 1st meeting of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 1st appearance of Carina Tivan, daughter of the Collector
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  • Hawkeye rejoins the Avengers
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  • Death of Korvac
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  • Controversial issue: Carol Danvers is "used" and becomes pregnant by a man who turns out to be the same person to whom she gives birth
  • 1st appearance of Marcus Immortus, the son of Immortus, conceived by Carol Danvers
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  • Classic crossover of Superman and Spider-Man (oversized)
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  • Controversial issue: Hank Pym (Yellowjacket) is suspended from the Avengers after physically assaulting his wife Janet (Wasp)
  • Signs of a character shift begin in Avengers #212 where Hank destroys one of Janet's costumes
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  • 1st appearance of alien race Ba-Bani
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  • She-Hulk joins the Avengers
  • Hawkeye rejoins the Avengers
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  • New Masters of Evil roster led by Egghead: Moonstone, Scorpion, Tiger Shark, Whirlwind
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  • An oversized publication of unfinished comic book templates intended to educate and encourage fledgling creators to not only learn about making comics but also submit original work including scripts, pencils, inks, colors and letters
  • Legendary Spider-Man artist Mark Bagley was discovered through his entry into this contest
  • Retail price: $12.95
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  • 1st appearance of Crystar, the Crystal Warrior
  • 1st appearance of the Galax Royal Guard: Koth, Warbow, Kalibar, Stalax
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  • "Secret Wars" part 1
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Beyonder as a white light and a voice
  • First line-wide crossover event series
  • [February 2021 - Laurence Fishburne will voice the Beyonder in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series]
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  • "Secret Wars" part 2
  • Cover art by Mike Zeck
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  • "Secret Wars" part 3
  • 1st appearance of Volcana
  • 1st appearance of the second Titania, Mary McPherran
  • [April 2020 - speculation that Titania will be a She-Hulk villain on Disney+]
  • [May 2021- confirmation Jameela Jamil will portray Titania in She-Hulk. THR later reports it will be the McPherran version but this is unconfirmed]
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  • "Secret Wars" part 4
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  • "Secret Wars" part 5
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  • "Secret Wars" part 6
  • 1st cameo appearance of the second Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
  • Death of the Wasp
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  • "Secret Wars" part 7
  • 1st full appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
  • 1st battle She-Hulk vs Titania
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  • "Secret Wars" part 8
  • Origin of the black symbiote costume that later bonds with Eddie Brock to become Venom
  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter
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  • "Secret Wars" part 9 - Battle vs Galactus
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  • "Secret Wars" part 10
  • Cover art by Mike Zeck
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  • "Secret Wars" part 11
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  • She-Hulk joins The Fantastic Four (chronologically)
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  • 1st appearance of Thundersword, an avatar of the Beyonder
  • 1st appearance of the Beyonder in physical form as an amalgamated form of multiple heroes
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  • 1st appearance of Hate-Monger
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  • 1st full appearance of the Beyonder in his ongoing human form with dark, curly hair
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Kurse, formerly the Dark Elf Algrim
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  • 1st appearance of Boom Boom, a mutant who can create energy bombs
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  • Death of Beyonder
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  • 1st appearance of Zandar
  • 1st appearance of Thunder
  • 1st appearance of Toll Booth
  • 1st appearance of Thrasher
  • 1st appearance of Cross Country
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  • 1st appearance of Star Brand, a mechanic who is given a powerful alien artifact
  • New Universe was an imprint by Marvel that introduced new super-powered characters in a more realistic universe
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  • Marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
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  • First interior art by Joe Quesada in the story 'Video-Town'
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  • 1st appearance of W-23 as Tekla, a robot who developed free will and took on the form of a female
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  • 1st appearance of Solar
  • 1st appearance of Mothergod
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  • Preview appearance of Rai on a trading card
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  • 1st full appearance of the first Rai, the first original Valiant character
  • 1st appearance of Grandmother, a futuristic sentient robot that protects Japan and is protected by Rai
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  • 1st appearance of Toyo Harada, the Lex Luthor of the Valiant Universe
  • Introduction of the Harbinger Foundation - a corporation that recruits evolved humans with special abilities
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  • 1st appearance of X-O Armor (commando class sentient weaponry)
  • Issue includes coupons to be complete
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  • Scarce promotional comic issued by Kraft
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  • Origin of Magnus Robot Fighter
  • Issue redeemed by mailing-in coupons from Magnus Robot Fighter #1-8
  • Contains a bound-in Magnus trading card by Barry Windsor-Smith
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  • 1st team appearance of the Renegades (Harbinger Resistance Group)
  • 1st appearance of Sting (Peter Stanchek)
  • 1st appearance of Zephyr (Faith Herbert)
  • 1st appearance of Torque, Flamingo and Kris
  • 1st team appearance of the Eggbreakers
  • Issue is incomplete if missing the Mail-Away Coupon (interior) for Harbinger #0 pink cover variant
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  • 1st appearance of Orb Industries, corporation run by Spider Aliens known as The Vine
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  • 1st prototype cover test of variant gold ink ,simultaneously to Solar #5
  • Title is printed in gold ink
  • Editor initials in upper right hand corner
  • 1 issue known to exist
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  • 1st prototype cover test of variant gold ink, simultaneous to Solar #3
  • Title is printed in gold ink
  • Editor initials in upper right hand corner
  • 1 issue known to exist
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  • 1st appearance of X-O Manowar
  • 1st appearance of Aric of Dacia, a man from the 5th century in possession of futuristic armor
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  • 1st appearance of Rock
  • 1st appearance of Swallow
  • 1st appearance of Sparrow
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
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  • 1st appearance of Ax
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  • 4th issue of Harbinger
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  • 5th issue of Harbinger
  • Warning: Check for Mail-Away Coupon (Interior)
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  • 1st appearance of Turok in a Valiant comic book, initially introduced by Dell Comics
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Shadowman
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  • Death of Torque
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Eternal Warrior
  • 1st team appearance of the Geomancers, humans selected by the Earth to be it's protector
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  • 1st appearance of Obadiah Archer
  • 1st appearance of Armstrong (immortal brother of the Eternal Warrior & Ivar)
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  • 2nd appearance of the Eternal Warrior
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  • Variant cover with a red banner instead of blue
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  • First solo Eternal Warrior title
  • 1st appearance of Neville Alcott, a powerful government Intelligence Agent
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  • Cover appearance of Sin City's Marv
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  • Reimagined origin of Magnus the Robot Fighter
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  • 1st team appearance of H.A.R.D Corps -Harbinger Active Resistance Division
  • Gunslinger (leader), Shakespeare, Maniac, Hammerhead (original members)
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Eclipse (Fred Bender)
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  • Introduction of the Defiant Universe, created by Jim Shooter: Plasm, War Dancer, Charlemagne Prudence & Caution, The Good Guys and Glory
  • Acetate cover
  • Promotional giveaway presented at the 1993 Sixth Annual Capital City Sales conference
  • Limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Jim Shooter
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  • Introduction to Jim Shooter's publishing company, Defiant
  • Scarce, standalone edition with one staple
  • Plasm #0 was largely distributed as an insert glued into the Previews catalog which is evident by the condition of the spine
  • There are an unknown but presumably scarce quantity of copies in circulation that were not distributed this way and can be identified by having one staple holding the pages together
  • It is thought that this particular version was given away by Shooter and others associated with Defiant
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  • Published by Dark Horse and Valiant
  • Trade Paperback reprinting 'Predator vs. Magnus Robot Fighter #1 and #2
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Adventure Comics #346 $12 $45 $130
Action Comics #340 $25 $95 $280
Adventure Comics #348 $5 $15 $70
Adventure Comics #349 $5 $15 $70
Adventure Comics #352 $5 $15 $60
Adventure Comics #353 $6 $18 $80
Superman #199 $85 $250 $925
Adventure Comics #361 $3 $9 $30
Worlds Finest Comics #173 $8 $20 $95
Adventure Comics #365 $5 $15 $50
Action Comics #361 $2 $8 $20
Adventure Comics #369 $4 $12 $50
Adventure Comics #371 $4 $12 $50
Adventure Comics #372 $4 $12 $55
Captain Action #1 $5 $15 $65
Adventure Comics #373 $4 $12 $50
Adventure Comics #375 $4 $12 $50
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #217 $1 $2 $8
Spectacular Spider-Man #3 $2 $8 $18
Superboy #224 $1 $2 $8
Avengers #158 $3 $9 $30
Avengers #161 $2 $8 $18
Avengers #162 $8 $20 $80
Avengers #165 $1 $3 $12
Daredevil #150 $3 $9 $35
Avengers #167 $3 $10 $35
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Avengers #200 $1 $3 $12
Marvel Treasury Edition #28 $4 $12 $50
Avengers #213 $1 $2 $8
Avengers #219 $1 $3 $5
Avengers #221 $1 $5 $15
Avengers #222 $1 $2 $5
The Official Marvel Try-Out Book #1 $4 $12 $45
Saga of Crystar: Crystal Warrior, The #1 $1 $2 $3
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 $2 $8 $25
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #2 $1 $3 $7
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #3 $5 $15 $55
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #4 $1 $3 $7
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #5 $1 $3 $7
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #6 $2 $8 $25
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #7 $2 $8 $20
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 $20 $80 $200
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #9 $1 $2 $7
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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #11 $1 $3 $12
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #12 $2 $5 $10
Secret Wars II #1 $1 $2 $3
Secret Wars II #2 $1 $2 $4
Secret Wars II #3 $1 $2 $4
Secret Wars II #4 $1 $2 $4
Secret Wars II #5 $1 $2 $4
Secret Wars II #9 $1 $2 $4
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #51 $1 $2 $5
Star Brand #1 $1 $2 $3
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 $1 $5 $15
Captain N: The Game Master #3 $1 $3 $12
Magnus Robot Fighter #3 $1 $2 $3
Solar: Man of the Atom #1 $1 $3 $12
Magnus Robot Fighter #4 $1 $2 $3
Magnus Robot Fighter #5 $2 $8 $20
Solar: Man of the Atom #3 $2 $8 $20
Magnus Robot Fighter #7 $1 $2 $7
Cheesasaurus Rex #None $3 $9 $35
Magnus Robot Fighter #0 $2 $8 $25
Harbinger #1 $15 $50 $145
Solar: Man of the Atom #5 $1 $2 $4
Solar: Man of the Atom #3 $3k $3k $3k
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X-O Manowar #1 $2 $8 $25
Harbinger #2 $2 $5 $12
Harbinger #3 $4 $12 $40
Harbinger #4 $2 $5 $12
Harbinger #5 $2 $5 $12
Magnus Robot Fighter #12 $2 $8 $20
Shadowman #1 $3 $9 $20
Harbinger #6 $2 $5 $12
Solar: Man of the Atom #10 $2 $8 $20
Archer & Armstrong #0 $1 $3 $5
Solar: Man of the Atom #11 $1 $2 $4
Unity #0 $3 $9 $35
Eternal Warrior #1 $1 $2 $3
Harbinger #8 $1 $2 $5
Harbinger #9 $1 $2 $7
Harbinger #10 $1 $2 $4
Solar: Man of the Atom #14 $1 $3 $5
Birth of the Defiant Universe, The #1 $10 $30 $100
Plasm #0 $20 $80 $200
Predator vs Magnus Robot Fighter #1 $7 $20 $60