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  • Unofficial cover appearance of Black Adam and the Marvel Family with a text article about the characters’ history by Roy Thomas, one year prior to his first published comic written for Marvel
  • *eBay listings refer to this issue as Black Adam's first appearance since the Golden Age but this publication was a fan-made magazine (fanzine)
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  • First written work in the comic book industry by Roy Thomas
  • Roy Thomas was one of the chief architects at Marvel introducing Conan the Barbarian into comics, serving as Editor-in-Chief after Stan Lee and contributing to the Avengers, X-Men, Thor and others over the course of decades
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  • Origin of The Howling Commandos
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Kukulkan, a Mayan god
  • 1st appearance and origin of El Tigre, a treasure hunter who was mutated by the Mystic Mists of the Savage Land which led to his suicide
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  • 1st appearance of Corporal Ricketts Johnson
  • Cover art by Dick Ayers featuring Hitler
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  • 1st appearance of Banshee, father of Siryn and cousin of Black Tom Cassidy
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  • 3rd appearance of Juggernaut
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  • Cover art featuring the Juggernaut
  • Original cover art featured Xorak the Outcast but was deemed too terrifying in accordance with the Comics Code Authority (see original by tapping cover and swiping)
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  • Iconic cover art by Marie Severin
  • Classic battle of Hulk vs Silver Surfer
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  • 1st appearance of Changeling, later reintroduced as Morph in the alternate realities of the X-Men animated series and Exiles (2001)
  • 2nd appearance of Banshee
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  • 1st appearance of the Red Guardian (Alexi Shostakov), husband of Natasha Romanova, the Black Widow
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  • Partial origin of the Black Widow
  • Origin and death of Natasha's husband, the Red Guardian
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  • 1st appearance of Walter Newell, later becomes Stingray
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  • Hercules joins the Avengers
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  • Origin back-up stories begin featuring the X-Men and the creation of the team
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  • 1st appearance of Whirlwind
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  • Debut of new X-Men suits
  • Origin of Cyclops
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  • 1st appearance of Dane Whitman, becomes the third Black Knight
  • [Kit Harrington cast as Dane Whitman]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Lord Seth, an Atlantean ally of Namor
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  • Origin of Cyclops continued
  • Frankenstein's monster appearance
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the third Black Knight, Dane Whitman in armor
  • [Kit Harrington cast as the Black Knight]
  • 1st appearance of Aragorn, the winged steed
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  • 1st appearance of Grotesk AKA Gor-Tok
  • Origin of Cyclops continued
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  • 1st appearance of Typhon, a Titan from Olympus
  • Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver quit the Avengers
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  • 1st appearance of Carol Danvers
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel
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  • Death of Changeling, disguised as Professor X
  • Origin of Cyclops continued
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  • First Namor solo series in the Silver Age
  • Origin of Namor
  • [June 2021 - actor Tenoch Huerta reportedly confirmed for Black Panther II - not yet officially confirmed]
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  • 2nd appearance of Carol Danvers
  • 3rd appearance of Captain Marvel
  • 2nd appearance of Ronan the Accuser
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  • 1st appearance of Red Raven in the Silver Age
  • Origin of Iceman, continued thru to #47
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  • Black Panther joins the Avengers
  • 1st appearance of the Grim Reaper, brother of Wonder Man
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Ultron as the Crimson Cowl
  • New Masters of Evil roster led by Ultron: Whirlwind, Klaw, Melter, Radioactive Man
  • 2nd appearance of Dane Whitman as The Black Knight
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  • 1st full appearance of Ultron
  • 3rd appearance of Dane Whitman as the Black Knight
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  • Battle of the original Avengers (1963) versus the new Avengers (1968)
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Centurion, the third identity of Kang the Conqueror
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  • Iconic cover art by Jim Steranko
  • Origin of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Tiger Shark
  • 1st appearance of Diane Arliss, the wife of Stingray
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Dorcas
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  • Origin of Captain America retold
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  • 1st appearance of Vision
  • 2nd appearance of Ultron
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  • Iconic cover art by Jim Steranko
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  • Death of Destiny
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  • First meeting of the original Black Knight, Sir Percy and Dane Whitman, the third Black Knight
  • Origin of the Black Knight, Sir Percy
  • Origin of the Ebony Blade and Ebony Dagger
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Vision
  • Vision joins The Avengers
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  • Iconic cover art by John Buscema
  • Classic battle Sub-Mariner vs The Thing
  • 4th appearance of Vision
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  • Hank Pym becomes Yellowjacket, formerly Goliath
  • 3rd appearance of Vision
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  • Charles Benton becomes Asmodeus, later he releases Ymir and Sutur from their prisons
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  • 1st appearance of the Serpent Crown
  • 1st appearance of Set, the serpent from Norse mythology
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  • Marriage of Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym
  • First crossover appearance of Doctor Strange in the Avengers title
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  • Origin of the Serpent Crown
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  • Debut of Doctor Strange costume that fully conceals his identity
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  • 1st appearance of M'Baku, aka Man-Ape, the leader of the White Gorilla Cult
  • 1st appearance of W'Kabi, the second-in-command to T'Challa
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  • Origin of the Serpent Crown
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  • Origin of Angel, as the Avenging Angel
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  • 1st appearance of Clint Barton as Goliath (formerly Hawkeye)
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  • 1st appearance Gargantos
  • [July 2021 - there is an actress reportedly cast as Gargantos 2 which could be this bizarre, extremely obscure squid character (see image by tapping cover image and swiping) or possibly a code name for a different character - maybe the second iteration of a character]
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  • Iconic cover art by Neal Adams
  • The Living Pharaoh becomes the Living Monolith, later becomes the Living Planet
  • Origin of Angel, joins the X-Men
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  • 1st appearance of Barney Barton, Clint's brother who later becomes the villain Trick Shot
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  • Classic cover art by Gene Colan and Steve Ditko
  • Eternity, from Strange Tales #146, and Doctor Strange are superimposed over a photo of New York City.
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  • 1st appearance of Toro in the Silver Age
  • Death of Toro
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  • 1st appearance of Havok in costume
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  • 1st appearance of Ultron-6
  • 1st mention of Adamantium
  • 1st appearance of Myron MacLain, the scientist who invented Adamantium
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Lykos, the human form of Sauron
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  • Classic cover art by Sal Buscema featuring Ultron-6
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  • 1st appearance of Sauron, a Savage Land mutate
  • [2020 - Ka-Zar rumored for a future MCU project, possibly X-Men]
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  • Debut of new Captain Marvel costume
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  • Daredevil reveals his identity to Karen Page
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  • 1st appearance of Grandmaster
  • 1st cameo team appearance of Squadron Sinister: Hyperion, Dr. Spectrum, Nighthawk, Whizzer
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  • Death of Yon-Rogg
  • Carol Danvers becomes super-powered by what is thought to be the Psyche Magnetron but later retcon reveals she was born with her powers (Life of Captain Marvel #4)
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  • 1st appearance of Stingray
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  • 1st team appearance of the Savage Land Mutates, natives of the Savage Land, genetically altered by Magneto
  • First time Magneto removes helmet
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  • 1st appearance, origin and death of the Glob
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  • Final issue
  • 1st team appearance of the Undying Ones
  • Story continues in Sub-Mariner #22 and concludes in The Incredible Hulk #126
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  • 1st appearance and death of Torpedo
  • 1st appearance of Crime Wave
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  • Black Knight joins the Avengers
  • 1st unofficial team appearance of the Invaders: Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner
  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.0 sold for $579 [$390 in June] +48%
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  • Classic battle of the Hulk vs the Fantastic Four
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  • 1st appearance of Sunfire, a Japanese mutant who has the power to generate fire and fly
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  • 1st team appearance of Zodiac Cartel: Scorpio, Taurus, Libra, Pisces, Gemini, Aries, Capricorn, Leo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Virgo, Aquarius
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  • 1st appearance of Nameless One
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  • 1st appearance of Orka, an Atlantean genetically modified to fight Namor
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  • Final appearance of the original X-Men in the title consecutively featured
  • Reprints begin in X-Men #67 through #93
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  • 1st appearance of Conan the Barbarian
  • 1st cameo appearance of King Kull
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  • 2nd appearance of Conan the Barbarian in comics
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  • 1st appearance of Llyra, half mutant/half sea inhabitant, she suffers from multiple personalities
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  • 1st appearance of Valkyrie, Enchantress in disguise
  • 1st team appearance of the Lady Liberators: Valkyrie, Scarlet Witch, Wasp Black Widow, Medusa
  • Debut of the Rutland Halloween Parade, a real parade held in Vermont annually that has been depicted in both Marvel and DC comics nearly 20 times with parade attendees wearing superhero costumes from both publishers in each book
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  • Engagement of Namor and Dorma
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  • Team-up of Silver Surfer, Namor and Hulk who will later team-up as The Defenders
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  • 1st team appearance of the Squadron Supreme, a heroic version of the Squadron Sinister: Hyperion, Nighthawk, American Eagle, Golden Archer, Lady Lark, Tom Thumb
  • *unconfirmed speculation that Squadron Supreme will appear in Loki
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  • 1st appearance of Klatuu
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  • Origin of Black Panther
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  • 1st appearance of Man-Thing, Ted Sallis, a scientist who developed a serum to protect soldiers from chemical warfare
  • The Super Soldier program known as Project Sulphur aka Weapon IV, had the unintended effect of transforming Ted Sallis into Man-Thing
  • 1st appearance of Ellen Brandt
  • 1st team appearance of the Femizons
  • [February 2021 - an Easter egg in WandaVision of Nexus medication plus Man-Thing's depiction on the Grandmaster's tower in Thor Ragnarok could signal an eventual introduction to the MCU]
  • [June 2021 - Nexus Events mentioned in Loki provide more weight to concept of the train station of the Multiverse that is guarded by Man-Thing]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Thoth-Amon, a powerful sorcerer and the main antagonist of Conan
  • First mention of Set, the serpent god, in the Conan mythos
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  • [Delayed Release - Morbius in theaters January 2022]
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  • 1st appearance of Martine Bancroft, fiancee of Dr. Michael Morbius
  • 1st appearance of Emil Nikos
  • Morbius is spelled incorrectly on the cover
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  • Black Panther briefly changes his name to Black Leopard because at the time, the Black Panther Party had become increasingly radical in their activism
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  • Premiere issue of a series that teams up Spider-Man with other Marvel characters
  • Retconned 1st appearance of Misty Knight
  • Misty Knight made her first intentional appearance in Marvel Premiere #21 but in Marvel Team-Up #64, Misty recalls the memory of a situation that occurs in this issue
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  • 2nd team appearance of The Defenders
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Kulan Gath, an ancient sorceror
  • 1st appearance of Elric, a sorcerer and the 428th Emperor of Melnibone
  • [November 2019 acquired by New Republic Pictures]
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  • "Kree-Skrull War" part 9
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  • Rebirth of HIM, renamed Warlock by the High Evolutionary
  • Debut of Warlock's costume including an unnamed emerald, later revealed to be the Soul Infinity Stone
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  • Clint Barton reverts from Goliath back to Hawkeye
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  • 1st appearance of Thulsa Doom, an undead wizard
  • Thulsa Doom was created by Robert E. Howard who also created Conan and Kull the Barbarian
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  • Warlock is given the first name 'Adam' by a young girl
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  • 1st full appearance of Kulan Gath
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  • 3rd team appearance of The Defenders
  • First battle of the Hulk versus Xemnu
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  • Origin of Iron Man retold
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  • Every past and present Avengers member shows up for issue #100
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  • Classic story titled 'While the World Spins Mad' featuring Doctor Strange
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  • 1st appearance of Michael Stockton, later becomes Dr. Nemesis
  • Hank Pym becomes Ant-Man again
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  • Adaptation of Robert E. Howard's classic story, 'The Frost-Giant's Daughter' aka The Gods of the North (1932)
  • Reprinted from Savage Tales #1 (1971)
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  • Origin of Adam Warlock
  • The emerald from Marvel Premiere #1 is revealed to be the Soul Stone
  • [September 2021 - A source has told us that Alexander Skarsgard is one of three actors who have screen-tested for Adam Warlock in the Marvel Cinematic Universe]
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  • Cover art by Gil Kane
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  • 1st appearance of Death as a cosmic entity, co-created by Jim Starlin
  • Starlin's iteration of Death would take different forms in future story arcs
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  • 1st appearance and origin of The Cat
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  • 1st appearance of Thundra
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  • First reprint of Conan the Barbarian #1, the first appearance of Conan
  • In the letters column of this issue, there is an explanation that the story originally intended for this issue was lost in the mail therefore the decision was made to reprint Conan #1
  • The explanation apologizes for the misleading cover art which was meant for the new, original story and had already been printed before the mail mishap
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  • 2nd appearance of Thundra
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  • 1st appearance of Red Sonja
  • ⚠ Cited by many resources as a cameo appearance of Red Sonja but she appears in over 20 panels, fights and is introduced by name
  • [May 2021 - Hannah John-Kamen has been cast as Red Sonja for the Netflix movie]
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  • Marvel announced plans to feature more Robert E. Howard characters including Solomon Kane and Dark Agnes
  • CGC states Dracula Lives #3 is Solomon Kane's 1st magazine appearance although it was published 3 months after Monsters Unleashed #1
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  • 🥈 Runner-Up: New High [Previous High]
  • 9.4 sold for $230 [$150 in Aug 2020] +53%
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  • Death of Miss America, Madeline Joyce
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  • Many sources cite this as Belit's first appearance but it cannot be confirmed by the one-panel preview with her back to the reader, published 2 years prior to her first full appearance
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  • What if…Spider-Man Joined The Fantastic Four?
  • Premiere issue of the series that began in 1977 and told stories set in alternate universes outside of the Marvel mainstream where anything was possible
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  • 84-page oversized collection of reprints including the original illustration from Conan the Barbarian #24 (1973) where Red Sonja appears less covered-up during a bath scene
  • Conan the Barbarian #24 was redrawn to comply with the Comics Code Authority but the Treasury Edition printed the original panel
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  • Issues #1 - #6 are an adaptation of 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
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  • 1st appearance of Luke Skywalker
  • 1st appearance of Princess Leia
  • 1st appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2
  • 1st appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin
  • 1st appearance of Beru and Owen Lars
  • Introduction of Stormtroopers
  • 1st cover appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi and Han Solo (not in story)
  • 📖 Reading Order: read Star Wars (1977) #1 - #6, then Princess Leia #1
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  • There also exists a Whitman edition
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  • 1st appearance of a character named Jabba the Hutt but visually different from the movie due to a change in the character's design. Later it is explained to have been a different character named Mosep
  • [December 2020 - the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series has begun filming]
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  • Backup story reprinting Namor's first appearance from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (1939)
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  • Death of Balder
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  • In Thor #164, there is an error where Zeus refers to his wife Hera as Athena
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  • *a preview of this issue and Wonder Woman's new logo appeared in DC Comics Presents #41
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  • [DC FanDome - the Rock hints at a possible Black Adam vs Superman face-off]
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  • The first of three mini-comic books that were packaged with a 1983 action-adventure video game by Atari called 'Swordquest'
  • The comic book was essential to the game in that it explained the plot and offered clues to a puzzle that was to be solved during gameplay
  • Participants who solved the puzzle were eligible for various prizes
  • Atari had plans to conclude the series of games with a fourth release but only three made it to the market: Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld with the unreleased Airworld intended to be the fourth
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  • 14-page preview of Masters of the Universe #1 (1982)
  • There were 16 individual issues that included the same preview published between July/August 1982
  • Five-issues were the first to have the preview, published July 13, 1982:
  • Firestorm #6, DC Comics Presents #51, Arak #15, Justice League of America #208, Wonder Woman #297
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  • The second of three mini-comic books that were packaged with a 1983 action-adventure video game by Atari called 'Swordquest'
  • The comic book was essential to the game in that it explained the plot and offered clues to a puzzle that was to be solved during gameplay
  • Participants who solved the puzzle were eligible for various prizes
  • Atari had plans to conclude the series of games with a fourth release but only three made it to the market: Earthworld, Fireworld and Waterworld with the unreleased Airworld intended to be the fourth
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  • 1st appearance of Jade, briefly becomes Earth's Green Lantern
  • 1st appearance of Nuklon, later becomes Atom-Smasher
  • [June 14 - Jade confirmed for Season 2]
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  • The last in a series of mini-comic books that were packaged with a 1983 action-adventure video game by Atari called 'Swordquest'
  • The comic book was essential to the game in that it explained the plot and offered clues to a puzzle that was to be solved during gameplay
  • Participants who solved the puzzle were eligible for various prizes
  • Atari had plans to conclude the series of games with a fourth release but only three made it to the market: Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld with the unreleased Airworld, intended to be the fourth
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  • 1st appearance of Mekanique, a villain inspired by the silent movie Metropolis
  • Cover and interior art by Todd McFarlane
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  • 1st full appearance of Axis America: Fledermaus, Horned Owl, Ubermensch, Usil, Sea Wolf, Gudra
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  • Wedding of Fury and Sandman
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