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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the 2nd Doom Patrol: Robotman, Celsius, Tempest and Negative Woman, Valentina Voshtok
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  • 2nd appearance of Doom Patrol
  • Origin of Celsius
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  • 1st appearance of He-Man in a DC comic
  • 1st appearance of Skeletor in a DC comic
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  • Three-issue limited series published by DC
  • This is the first Masters of the Universe title published by by a major comic book company
  • Earlier He-Man related comics were distributed with action figures and were more closely related to children's picture books
  • Between July/August 1982, there were 16 issues that went on sale with a 14-page preview
  • Five were published first on July 13, 1982:
  • Firestorm #6, DC Comics Presents #51, Arak #15, Justice League of America #208, Wonder Woman #297
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  • 1st appearance of Kaleidoscope
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  • 1st appearance of Ambush Bug
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  • Issue two of the three-issue miniseries published by DC
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  • Conclusion of the three-issue miniseries published by DC
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  • 1st appearance of Maaldor the Darklord
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  • 1st appearance of Sun Burst
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  • 1st appearance of Lieutenant Harry Stein, later joins Checkmate
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  • 1st appearance of Samurai
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  • First meeting of Peacemaker and Vigilante
  • Death of the second Vigilante
  • Adrian Chase reclaims the Vigilante mantle
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Lodestone
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  • 1st appearance of Wolfgang Schmidt, the Peacemaker's father
  • 1st team appearance of Project Peacemaker, a task force assembled to monitor Peacemaker
  • [December 2020 - a casting description points to the Peacemaker’s father playing a role in the TV series]
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  • 1st full appearance of Lodestone in costume
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  • Death of Vigilante, Adrian Chase, commits suicide
  • Final issue
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  • Premiere issue of Power Girl's first self-titled limited series
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  • 1st appearance of Shrapnel
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  • 1st appearance of Dorothy Spinner, a girl with simian-like features
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  • 1st appearance of the second Judomaster
  • 1st appearance of the third Jack O'Lantern, Liam McHugh
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  • Reprint of the Masters of the Universe preview insert published in multiple titles (1982)
  • Promotional giveaway issued to customers who purchased a DC Universe Classics vs Masters of the Universe Classics action figure set (Lex Luthor/Skeletor)
  • Advertised as included in the package but it was not
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  • Reprint of He-Man's first appearance in a DC comic
  • Promotional giveaway issued to customers who purchased a DC Universe Classics vs Masters of the Universe Classics action figure (Superman/He-Man)
  • Advertised as included in the package but it was not
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  • Death of Archie