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  • 1st appearance of Baron Brimstone, a thief who utilizes magic and technology to steal
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  • 1st appearance of Madame Menace who later goes by the name Sunset Bain
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  • 1st appearance of Jack O'Lantern, later becomes the second Hobgoblin
  • Crossover appearance of an overweight Batman and Superman, in the background of the cover
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  • Premiere issue of the Dazzler's first self-titled series
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  • Recalled error edition with two pages of color advertisements printed in black and white (pages 24 & 25)
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  • 1st appearance of Firestar (not in regular continuity)
  • Comic book adapted from the cartoon series that ran from 1981-1986
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  • Origin of Sandman
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  • 1st appearance of the Champion (of the Universe)
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  • 1st appearance of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham
  • 1st appearance of Hulk Bunny
  • 1st appearance of Captain Americat
  • 1st appearance of Goose Rider
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  • 2nd appearance of Spider-Man's black costume
  • *this issue is often cited as one of multiple first appearances of the black symbiote costume but according to solicitations from 1984, The Amazing Spider-Man #252 went on sale January 31 while Marvel Team-up #141 and The Spectacular Spider-Man #90 both went on sale February 14
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  • 1st appearance of the Kingpin's son, Richard Fisk as The Rose, previously the Schemer and Supreme Hydra
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  • 1st appearance of Black Fox
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  • 1st appearance of Puma, an enemy of Spider-Man who later became an ally
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  • 2nd appearance of Puma
  • 1st appearance of Ned Leeds as the Hobgoblin
  • [November 2020 - speculation that the inspiration behind actor Jacob Batalon's considerable weight loss is because his character Ned Leeds will stay true to the comics and become Hobgoblin in a movie]
  • 📈 +500% increase in copies sold versus the previous week
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  • Reed Richards discovers Spider-Man's black costume is an alien symbiote
  • Debut of Spider-Man’s Bombastic Bag Man costume, a temporary disguise in lieu of the symbiote, consisting of an oversized Fantastic Four uniform and a brown paper bag for a mask
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  • 1st appearance of Arno Stark, the Iron Man of 2020
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  • Spider-man returns to his classic costume
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  • 1st team appearance of The Midnight Wreckers
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  • 1st appearance of Normie Osborn, grandson of Norman Osborn who later becomes Goblin Childe
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  • 1st appearance of Silver Sable
  • *for years rumors have persisted that Silver Sable would be featured in a movie, sometimes alongside Black Cat, sometimes solo
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  • 1st appearance of Slyde
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  • Death of the Fly
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  • Death of Wraith
  • Appearance of Hobgoblin, Flash Thompson, the third brainwashed victim of Roderick Kingsley
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  • 1st team appearance of the Sinister Syndicate, led by The Beetle: Rhino, Boomerang, Hydro-Man, Speed Demon
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  • Cover art depicting Hodak
  • Specialty border printed on select covers published in November 1986 celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary or more precisely, the 25th year since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
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  • Specialty border printed on select covers published in November 1986 celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary or more precisely, the 25th year since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
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  • 1st appearance of Dargo Ktor, Thor from the 26th Century
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  • 1st appearance of Buck Chisholm as Trick Shot, not in costume
  • Interior artwork by Jim Lee
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  • 1st appearance of Leir
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  • 1st appearance of Trick Shot, Buck Chisholm in costume
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Exitar the Executioner
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  • 1st full appearance of Exitar the Executioner, the strongest of all Celestials and largest, standing 3.8 miles high
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  • 1st time Captain America wields Mljonir
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  • Scarce, second-to-last issue
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  • 1st appearance of Eric Masterson, later becomes Thunderstrike
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  • 1st appearance of Quicksand
  • 1st appearance of Kevin Masterson, the son of Eric Masterson who later becomes Thunderstrike II
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  • 1st appearance of Speedball
  • First artwork on Spider-Man by Mark Bagley
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  • 1st appearance of N'astirh
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  • 1st appearance of Earth Force
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  • Eric Masterson merges with Thor
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  • Loki (in shadows) visits Doctor Doom to discuss 'Acts of Vengeance'
  • Final page announcement of 'Act(s) of Vengeance'
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of The New Warriors: Marvel Boy (later becomes Justice), Nova, Night Thrasher, Namorita, Speedball and Firestar
  • 1st cameo appearance of Night Thrasher
  • *the character Marvel Boy shares no relation to other characters who also used the name Marvel Boy but he does share his real name, Vance Astrovik with the character known as Major Victory from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • *Major Victory and Marvel Boy are the same person from two separate dimensions and exist in stories as mostly unrelated individuals
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  • 1st full team appearance of the New Warriors: Firestar, Kid Nova, Marvel Boy, Namorita, Night Thrasher and Speedball
  • 1st full appearance of Night Thrasher
  • [July 2020 - there are rumors that Firestar will appear in the MCU. There has also been chatter about Night Thrasher. At one point, a New Warriors TV series was in the works but it fell apart. If the Firestar rumors persist, the New Warriors could still be a viable option to appear in the MCU]
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  • 1st appearance of Eric Masterson as Thor II
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  • Alicia Masters revealed to be a Skrull named Lyja the Lazerfist
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  • 1st appearance of Paibok the Power Skrull
  • First die-cut comic book cover
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  • 1st appearance of Devos the Devastator, an alien vigilante
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  • 1st appearance of Dreadface, a symbiote hatched from an egg
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  • 1st appearance of Wildblood
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  • 1st appearance of Occulus
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  • Variant second printing with silver background
  • 1st appearance of Silver Sable
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  • 1st appearance of Bloodaxe
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  • Cover art inspired by Thor #337
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  • Eric Masterson becomes Thunderstrike
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  • 1st appearance of Shriek, a mutant ally of Carnage
  • *Deadline reports Shriek confirmed to appear in the Venom sequel
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  • 1st appearance of Psi-Lord, Franklin Richards as an adult
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  • Return of The Invaders: Human Torch, Captain America, Namor, Thin Man, Whizzer and Miss America
  • 1st team appearance of the Battle-Axis: Dr. Death (formerly Dr. Nemesis), Volton, Spider Queen, Strongman and Human Meteor
  • *all Battle-Axis characters reintroduced from the Golden Age, previously created by now-defunct publishers
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  • 1st appearance of Huntara
  • 1st team appearance of the Fearsome Foursome
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  • "Maximum Carnage" concludes with part 14
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  • 1st appearance of Blackwulf, the son of Tantalus and also a Deviant
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  • 1st full appearance of Lord Tantalus, a Deviant
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  • 1st appearance of Officer Zero
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  • 1st appearance of Dark Raider
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  • Included with the purchase of the Acclaim video game
  • Partial reprint of Spider-Man Unlimited #1
  • According to Bill: I painted the Carnage figure for the original ad and game box. Painted Venom & Spider-Man separately for use in potential related future ads, just the figures, no backgrounds as per the job requisite
  • Fewer than 10 copies graded 9.8 on the CGC census
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Spidercide, a clone of Ben Reilly
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  • Cover homage of The Avengers #1 (1963)
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  • 1st appearance of Ben Urich as the Green Goblin
  • Special cover with a live-action Holodisk
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  • Origin of Phil Urich as the Green Goblin
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  • 1st appearance of Hyperstorm, son of Rachel Summers and Franklin Richards from the future
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  • 1st appearance of Joy Stick, a powerful female opponent whose physical strength rival Spider-Man
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  • Variant cover art by Mark Bagley
  • Limited edition variant sold at Camelot Music stores
  • Polybagged with a Saturday Morning Cartoon cassette tape
  • Connecting cover with Spectacular Spider-Man #231, Sensational Spider-Man #1 and Spider-Man #65
  • *higher value than the standard cover if the cassette is missing
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Carnage, Ben Reilly possessed by Carnage
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  • Spider-Man rescues a family from a gunman in a situation that plays out like Batman's origin story - the boy is wearing a Batman shirt
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  • Peter and Mary Jane discover their baby is stillborn
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Black Tarantula
  • *Black Tarantula appears in shadows or unseen but speaking in six issues before his full appearance in #432
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  • Debut of Spider-Man's Electro-proof suit
  • Wraparound cover
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  • 1st appearance of Carnage Cosmic, the Carnage symbiote bonds with Silver Surfer
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  • Reprint of the 1st appearance of Spider-Girl in 'What If...?' #105 (1998)
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  • 1st cover and 2nd appearance of Carnage Cosmic
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Girl, Mayday Parker, the child of Peter and Mary Jane in an alternate universe
  • 1st appearance of J2, Zane Yama, son of the original Juggernaut
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 29,193
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  • 1st full appearance of Black Tarantula, a dynasty of crime-lords who have fooled their enemies into thinking one is immortal
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  • Variant cover by John Romita
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  • Debut of Spider-Man's Ricochet costume and identity
  • *Peter assumed the role of four different aliases while evading capture for a false murder charge
  • *after Parker retired the four identities, a group of teenage superheroes each assumed one and collectively became known as The Slingers
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  • 3rd appearance of Cosmic Carnage
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  • Variant cover depicting Ricochet
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  • 1st appearance of Earth Sentry (John Foster), son of Bill Foster aka Giant-Man aka Black Goliath
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  • 1st appearance of Doc Magnus, newest Sorcerer Supreme in the MC2 Universe
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  • 1st appearance of the American Dream in costume (Shannon Carter), niece of S.H.I.E.L.D's Agent 13
  • 1st appearance of Coal Tiger (T'Chaka), Black Panther's son in the MC2 Universe
  • 1st team appearance of the Dream Team: Freebooter, Crimson Curse, Blue Streak
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  • 1st appearance of Nemesus, a demon and one of the Overlords Eight
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  • 1st appearance of Wild Thing, Wolverine and Elektra's daughter in an alternate universe
  • 1st appearance of Wolverine (James Howlett), Wolverine and Elektra's son
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Hope Pym, daughter of Hank & Janet
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  • 1st appearance of Sabreclaw, Wolverine's son in the MC2 Universe
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  • 1st full appearance of Hope Pym
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  • 1st appearance of the Red Queen, Hope Pym
  • 1st appearance of Big Man, Henry Pym Jr.
  • 1st team appearance of The Revengers: Big Man, Ion Man, Killerwatt, Magneta, Red Queen and Sabreclaw)
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Man, Gerry Drew, son of Jessica Drew, MC2 universe
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  • 1st appearance of the second Scarlet Spider (Felicity Hardy, daughter of the Black Cat)
  • Felicity Hardy appears for the first time in Spider-Girl #45
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  • 1st appearance of Benjamin 'Benjy' Parker, Peter and Mary Jane’s baby in the MC2 (the universe that spun-off from 'What If... #105)
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  • Debut of new Spider-Girl costume
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  • One-shot mini-comic distributed with the Venom Mega Morph action figure
  • *value unknown
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  • Recap of significant Spider-Girl moments preceding the premiere issue of her second ongoing solo series
  • Cover art inspired by Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)
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  • 1st appearance of April Parker, a clone of May Paker who later becomes Mayhem
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  • 1st appearance of Swiney-Girl, May Porker, daughter of Spider-Ham
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  • April Parker becomes Mayhem, a clone of May Parker genetically and a hybrid human/symbiote
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  • 1st appearance of Kevin Masterson as Thunderstrike II in the mainstream Marvel Universe
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