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  • 1st appearance of Shanna the She-Devil
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  • First mention of the Nexus of All Realities, an inter-dimensional gateway
  • 1st appearance of Thog, a powerful Hell Lord
  • 1st appearance of Jennifer Kale, a sorceress well-versed in the magical arts
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  • 1st appearance of Mordecai Jones, the Dark Messiah
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  • 1st appearance of Dakimh the Enchanter
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Angar the Screamer
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  • 1st full and cover appearance of Angar the Screamer
  • Angar makes a final page cameo appearance in Daredevil #100
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  • 1st solo story featuring Morbius the Living Vampire
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  • 1st appearance of the Living Mummy
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  • 1st appearance of Nekra
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  • 1st appearance of Wundarr aka Aquarian, an alien with an origin similar to Superman
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  • Debut of new Sub-Mariner costume
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  • Madame MacEvil becomes Moondragon
  • Origin of Moondragon
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  • 1st appearance of Howard the Duck
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  • 2nd appearance of Howard the Duck
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  • Series that teams up The Thing with different Marvel characters
  • Team-up of the Thing and Man-Thing
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  • 1st appearance of the Foolkiller, a vigilante serial killer who hunts down the "fools" of depravity in society
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  • 1st appearance of Katherine Reynolds, a member of the Legion of Night
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  • Introduction of the Montesi Formula, a spell from the Darkhold that could be used to destroy vampires
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  • 1st appearance of Baphomet
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Silver Samurai
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  • 2nd team appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 1st meeting of Captain America and the Guardians of the Galaxy
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Death-Stalker
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  • 1st appearance of Allatou. a demon
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  • First appearance of Blade outside of Tomb of Dracula
  • First meeting of Blade and Morbius
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  • 1st full appearance of Death-Stalker
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  • Includes an advertisement for Incredible Hulk #181
  • Comic Reader #109 reports the on-sale date of this issue as July 30, 1974. The on-sale date of The Incredible Hulk #181 was July 30, 1974
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  • 1st appearance of Korvac
  • Marvel Value Stamp
  • [April 2020 - two inside sources have confirmed that Korvac will be in multiple upcoming Marvel projects. Although the sources are independent from one another and close to Marvel Studios this is still unconfirmed until official word is released]
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  • Death of Dakimh the Enchanter
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  • 1st solo story featuring Howard the Duck
  • 1st appearance of Garko the Man-frog
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  • First meeting of Daimon and Satana (excluding a panel from Marvel Spotlight #13 when Satana is born)
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  • 1st appearance of Scavenger
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  • 3rd team appearance of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Vance Astro A.K.A. Major Victory, Charlie-27, Yondu, Martinex
  • 1st appearance of Vance Astrovik, a younger version of the character known as Vance Astro
  • Later, this version of Vance Astro takes on the codename Marvel Boy with the New Warriors and then takes the name Justice
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  • 1st appearance of Hellcow, a cow bitten in desperation by Dracula 300 years ago
  • Could possibly appear in Howard The Duck animated series - Kevin Smith said in an interview that they plan to look heavily to the comics for inspiration
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Starhawk
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  • 1st full appearance of Starhawk
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  • 2nd appearance of Starhawk
  • 1st cameo appearance of Aleta, becomes a Guardian of the Galaxy
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  • First solo title featuring Howard the Duck
  • 1st appearance of Beverly Switzler
  • 1st appearance of Pro-Rata, a magician who used his accounting knowledge to wield magic
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  • Solo stories begin featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy
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  • 1st appearance of Ruby Thursday
  • Origin of Nighthawk
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  • 1st appearance of Omega the Unknown
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  • 1st full appearance of Aleta
  • 1st appearance of Nicholette 'Nikki' Gold
  • 1st appearance of Karanada
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  • 1st appearance of the second Red Guardian, Tania Belinsky, later becomes Starlight
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  • 1st appearance of Doctor Angst, a criminal magician sent to assassinate presidential candidate, Howard the Duck
  • 1st team appearance of The Band of the Bland: The Black Hole, Sitting Bullseye, Tillie the Hun and The Spanker
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  • Oversized annual issue Cover art by Al Milgrom
  • Story art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art)
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  • Origin of Starhawk
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  • 1st cameo appearance of KISS
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  • 1st appearance of KISS
  • 1st cameo appearance of Dr Reich
  • 1st cameo appearance of Howard the Duck possessed, resembling Son of Satan
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  • 1st full appearance of the second Foolkiller
  • Death of Blockbuster
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  • 1st full appearance of Dr Reich, Hitler's dentist
  • 1st full appearance of Howard the Duck as Son of Satan
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Bong, one of Howard the Duck's arch-nemesis'
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  • 2nd appearance of KISS in comics
  • The ink that was used to print the comic is mixed with the blood of the band members
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  • Cover art inspired by The Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967)
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  • 1st appearance of Animus
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  • 1st appearance of the Manipulator
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  • 1st appearance of Destroyer Duck
  • 1st appearance of Groo the Wanderer
  • Steve Gerber, creator of Howard the Duck, teamed up with Jack Kirby for this issue to raise funds for his lawsuit against Marvel concerning the ownership of Howard
  • [After witnessing months of sales activity on Groo issues, it is reported that the film and TV rights have been acquired by Err Productions for animated development]
  • 📈 +550% copies sold this week versus the previous week
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  • 1st appearance of Poison, a Cuban woman given powers on her deathbed by an entity called Ylandris
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Freddy Krueger
  • Two-part tie-in to the film
  • Krueger previously appeared illustrated on the cover of Fright #3 with interior movie stills accompanying a text article
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  • Origin of Freddy Krueger
  • Two-part tie-in to the film
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  • 1st appearance of Xenophobic Man, a former border patrol agent who developed a deadly hatred against anyone wanting to cross into the US
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  • Cover layout by Brian Bolland with finishes by Mark Texeira
  • Marvel approved Bolland's rough layout for the issue but the finished cover did not arrive in time for printing
  • Using Bolland's layout sketch, Mark Texeira provided a finished cover that went to print, shortly thereafter, Marvel issued Bolland's finished artwork as a wraparound cover only (see variant) with an explanation of what occurred, printed on the inside
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  • First time She Hulk appears grey
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  • 1st appearance of Abominatrix, a woman mutated by Gamma and enraged by persistent PMS
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  • 1st team appearance of the Legion of Night
  • 1st appearance of Omen
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  • 1st appearance of Lord Pumpkin
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  • 1st appearance of Abraham Whistler, a mentor to Blade, played by Kris Kristofferson in the film
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Shanna the She-Devil #1 $4 $12 $50
Fear (Adventure Into) #11 $18 $65 $175
Daredevil #97 $1 $5 $18
Fear (Adventure Into) #14 $2 $8 $20
Daredevil #100 $4 $12 $40
Daredevil #101 $5 $18 $65
Vampire Tales #1 $5 $15 $70
Supernatural Thrillers #5 $3 $9 $35
Shanna the She-Devil #5 $3 $8 $18
Fear (Adventure Into) #17 $2 $8 $20
Sub-Mariner #67 $8 $20 $80
Daredevil #105 $5 $15 $55
Fear (Adventure Into) #19 $15 $50 $150
Man-Thing #1 $7 $20 $80
Marvel Two-In-One #1 $8 $20 $80
Man-Thing #3 $3 $9 $30
Marvel Spotlight #14 $1 $2 $8
Dracula Lives #6 $1 $3 $12
Marvel Spotlight #15 $1 $5 $15
Daredevil #111 $4 $12 $55
Marvel Two-In-One #5 $3 $9 $30
Daredevil #113 $2 $8 $20
Marvel Spotlight #18 $1 $2 $10
Fear (Adventure Into) #24 $5 $20 $60
Daredevil #114 $2 $8 $20
Daredevil #115 $3 $9 $35
Giant-Size Defenders #3 $20 $75 $275
Man-Thing (Giant-Size) #3 $4 $10 $40
Man-Thing (Giant-Size) #4 $3 $9 $30
Marvel Spotlight #22 $1 $5 $15
Man-Thing #19 $2 $5 $12
Giant-Size Defenders #5 $2 $8 $25
Man-Thing (Giant-Size) #5 $1 $3 $12
Defenders #27 $2 $5 $12
Defenders #28 $4 $12 $45
Defenders #29 $2 $5 $10
Howard the Duck #1 $12 $30 $115
Marvel Presents #3 $3 $8 $30
Defenders #32 $1 $5 $15
Omega the Unknown #1 $1 $5 $15
Marvel Presents #4 $1 $2 $9
Defenders #35 $1 $2 $5
Marvel Treasury Edition #12 $4 $12 $40
Defenders Annual #1 $2 $8 $25
Marvel Presents #9 $2 $5 $9
Howard the Duck #12 $3 $9 $30
Howard the Duck #13 $4 $12 $40
Omega the Unknown #9 $1 $2 $5
Howard the Duck #14 $1 $2 $5
Howard the Duck #15 $1 $2 $3
Marvel Comics Super Special #1 $20 $80 $200
Omega the Unknown #10 $1 $3 $5
Howard the Duck #19 $1 $2 $10
Captain America #222 $1 $2 $5
Avengers #178 $1 $2 $10
Destroyer Duck #1 $5 $15 $60
Web of Spider-Man Annual #4 $1 $2 $3
Freddy Krueger's A Nightmare on Elm Street #1 $3 $9 $35
Freddy Krueger's A Nightmare on Elm Street #2 $1 $4 $15
Avengers Spotlight #31 $1 $2 $7
Sensational She-Hulk #14 $1 $2 $3
Sensational She-Hulk #15 $3 $9 $30
Sensational She-Hulk #21 $1 $2 $10
Legion of Night #1 $1 $2 $3
Sludge #3 $1 $2 $4
Blade II: Movie Adaptation #None $1 $2 $3