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  • 1st appearance of Duckman, an actual duck who is a single-father with numerous unsavory personality traits
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  • 1st team appearance of the Rat Queens (Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty)
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  • 1st appearance of Dawn, a goddess of life and protector of witches
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  • First hip-hop comic book, independently published and inspired by the music movement in it's early days
  • Written entirely in rhyme, Max Robot is credited for capturing the spirit of east coast hip-hop's underground purity, untouched by commercialism
  • Initial print run of 500 black and white copies
  • *value cannot be determined
  • *exercise extreme caution if considering a purchase, reprints and mini-posters are identical to the original cover
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  • 1st appearance of Detective John Blacksad, a cat who is often embroiled in noir-style mysteries
  • 1st printing by French publisher Dargaud
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  • Premiere issue about two FBI agents investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in a warehouse where horror awaits
  • Unannounced, optioned for production, tied up in legal
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  • One-shot, first solo Duckman issue
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  • Premiere issue of the first ongoing Hack/Slash series
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  • 1st appearance of The Goon
  • 1st appearance of Franky
  • *4-page backup story that introduces The Goon, reprinted in The Goon #1 (1999)
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  • In 1938, Nikola Tesla's A.I. machine works for the U.S. Army to infiltrate a Himalayan mountain base where a super weapon for the Nazi war effort is nearly complete
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  • Independently published, continuing stories of a highly volatile, drug-dealer werewolf
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  • Scarce first issue of indie series
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  • A bullied child unknowingly summons a surrogate family of monsters
  • Limited print run of 1,600 copies
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  • During the darkest days of the Civil War, five pistols of otherworldly power fell into the hands of bad men but the sixth and most dangerous was still missing
  • Premiere issue of a series that ran for six years, ending with issue #50
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  • Series created by Kieron Gillen about contemporary mythological figures
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  • Premiere issue of a four-part limited series about a private investigator with a gambling problem who is given the chance to wipe her debt clean if she can find the casino owner's missing granddaughter
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  • A small Alaskan town is invaded by vampires during a naturally occurring, month-long absence of sunlight
  • First traditional comic book published by IDW
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  • Scare collection of cartoon strips from the Ohio State University newspaper, The Lantern
  • Approximately 1,000 trade paperbacks were printed with a retail price of $3.95
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  • Four-issue limited series that follows a band of vigilante space pirates
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  • Debut of long-running, independent manga, Gold Digger
  • *creator Fred Perry describes the series as a combination of Indiana Jones and Final Fantasy
  • 1st appearance of Gina and Brittany Diggers
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  • One-shot, black and white comic book based on characters developed by Steve Purcell and his brother during their youth
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  • Premiere issue of an ongoing series chronicling the strange adventures of girls at scout camp
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  • Collected comic strips from the Berkeley Tribe newspaper published in Berkeley California from 1969 to 1972
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  • 1st appearance of Faust
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  • Mature content series based in the "furry" erotica genre which involves fantasy animal characters
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  • Autobiographical comic book featuring stories about the author, Harvey Pekar and his life in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Adapted into a film starring Paul Giamatti as Harvey Pekar
  • American Splendor was a 16 issue series, published annually until 1993 when it was then acquired by Dark Horse
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  • 1st appearance of Cavewoman (Meriem Cooper)
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  • A humorous take on the life of a girl who works for a super-villain
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  • 1st appearance of Madman, Frank Einstein
  • Wraparound color
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  • 1st appearance of Pineapple Man, the first superhero rooted in Hawaiian folklore and operating exclusively on the island
  • 32 page, black and white Ashcan (small-print run to establish copyright ownership)

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