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Nick's Picks Vol. 1

💎Listed in this category are NOT suggestions but rather selections of issues meant to entertain or convey lesser known information

...and there are thousands of others throughout the database 

📪 if you know of an interesting or fun fact about an issue that isn't in the database, email nick@keycollectorcomics.com

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  • Includes the panel of Batman slapping Robin that is recognizable from many internet memes
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  • Origin of Nick Fury's eye-patch
  • 1st appearance of Eric Koenig
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  • Final issue of Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu
  • Extremely mature content: Colleen Wing's breasts are exposed on a full page and her and Misty Knight are forced into becoming heroin addicts
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  • 1st published cover art in comics by Todd McFarlane
  • *partial cover, Scorpio Rose in the corner
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  • 1st appearance of Sodam Yat, later introduced as Ion, prophesied to be the Ultimate Green Lantern
  • 1st team appearance of the Children of the White Lobe, prophesied to contribute to the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps
  • 1st appearance of Qull of the Five Inversions, a demon who foreshadowed the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps to Abin Sur
  • *written by Alan Moore in 1986, the prophecy of Qull was the foundation of the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night storylines, written by Geoff Johns 20 years later
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  • 1st appearance of Snowflame, a cocaine-powered supervillain
  • Quote: "Cocaine is my god, and I am the human instrument of its will"
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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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  • Preview of The Crow #5, a story titled "Death" that was to be the conclusion of the first story arc but it was never published as a single issue
  • *in 1992 Kevin Eastman's publishing company Tundra published the final Crow chapter in a double-sized volume
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  • Cover art by Jill Thompson featuring Sandman of the Endless and his siblings Death and Delirium
  • Musings was a four-issue comic review journal published in 1993 by Calliope Comics
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  • True war stories approved by the United States Congressional Medal of Honor Society
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Venom in the comic based off of the animated series
  • *many listings on eBay claim #8 is the first Venom in the series (valued at approximately $40) but it is only the shapeless ooze and the black Spider-Man costume
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  • Variant lenticular cover with red webbing
  • Limited to 3,000 (printed on the back cover)
  • *value reflects the only available sale when entered into the database
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  • 1st team appearance of the Hyperclan: A-Mortal, Primaid, Tronix, Armek, Fluxus, Zenturion and Zum
  • Cameo appearances of Wolverine and Dr. Doom tied to posts, awaiting death
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  • 1st appearance of Lobo's daughter (imagined)
  • *one panel depiction of Lobo's daughter resembles Crush
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  • 1st published work by Brian Michael Bendis at DC
  • *the only published work for DC by Bendis until nearly two decades later when he introduced the Wonder Comics imprint and began writing for the Superman titles
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  • 1st unofficial appearance of Harry Potter in a standard comic book
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  • Premiere issue of the first Bubba the Redneck Werewolf limited series
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  • Scarce newsstand edition
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  • Marriage of Harley Quinn and the Joker
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  • 1st appearance of Invincible in the Marvel Universe
  • *during a fight, Invincible is thrown out of his universe and into the Marvel Universe
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  • 298-page hardcover sketchbook by Skottie Young with a $60.00 cover price
  • Junk was available through a print-on-demand website but after approximately 130 copies were sold, Young removed the title from the site
  • *later a shorter, softcover version became available but it is not as rare as the original
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  • Story set in the future featuring Shadow, the daughter of Casey Jones
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  • Cover art by J. Scott Campbell featuring Ultimate Black Cat
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  • 1st appearance of a female Taskmaster, not in Marvel continuity
  • *what if the MCU version of Taskmaster is female
  • *18,221 copies ordered by retailers in April 2011
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in a traditional U.S. comic since 1936 (briefly seen, partially obscured in one panel)
  • *the character preceded Mickey Mouse but fell into obscurity shortly after being acquired by Universal Studios and didn't appear in comics for over 70 years
  • *Oswald first appeared in New Fun #1 (1935), the first comic to be published with all new stories by National, the company that would later be renamed DC
  • Disney recently announced plans for an Oswald TV series for their streaming service
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  • Variant cover art by Len Danovich (1:10)
  • Zombie edition