Marry Poppins, Spider-Verse, Rune vs Venom and More!

Welcome back to True Firsts.  I’m diggin’ deep today y’all.  I hope you enjoy hunting for these as much as I have!

 

Walt Disney’s Showcase 17, 17 Whitman

First appearance of Mary Poppins

Around here books like this aren’t exactly popular but people aren’t only collecting and selling hero books!  There’s a Poppins reboot coming and this is her first.  Personally I want my copy signed by Michael Rooker.

 

Venom 22 Marvel Italia Newsstand/direct

Even I am shocked how well Rune vs Venom is selling!  I guess the first time Venom has wings is a big deal.  Thanks again Mr. Cates!  The book is a common comic though.  I do not believe there is a newsstand as many Ultraverse books were not published that way.  Because it is so common collectors might want to look for this foreign rarity from Marvel Italia!

 

 

Jets Comics Berserk/Berserk The Prototype/Animal House Monthly August 24, 1989

First appearances of Berserk

So right now there are three candidates for the upcoming Gunn film announcement.  Nameless is the lead candidate but all the speculation is based on a symbol bearing striking resemblance to three properties including Berserk.

The first appearance of Berserk occured in Animal House Monthly in August 1989.  Pictures of that book are impossible to find never mind the publication!  Berserk’s first was here,

and in a prototype version prior to 1990 which is also impossible to find.

 

 

My Boyfriend is A Bear

Legendary pictures has optioned this outstanding GN from Pamela Ribbon and Cat Ferris.  This is the first appearance.  Graphic novel firsts are tough to speculate on and this one isn’t that rare but it’s nice to see other genres get love from movie studios.

 

 

Adventure Comics 381

First solo Supergirl story

There’s a new Supergirl movie coming.  I am not sure if that is a good idea but this one is often overlooked.

 

The Last Avengers Story 2

First appearance of Benjy Parker

So Benjy was featured in the Spider-Verse and he’s Peter’s first born male.  He also became a child Carnage long before Normie Osborn.  These days it behooves us all to dig deep into the Spider-Verse. With characters like the Anarchic Spider-Man and Sp//dr generating some serious sales I think this character is undervalued

Notable issues:  Spider-Girl 59, What if Spider-Man: House of M.

 

 

 

Amazing Spider-Man 546 ( Not For Resale Book Market )

First appearance of Alana Jobson, Jackpot 2

The spec on Jackpot sure died a quick death so now might be the time to buy.  Other writers touched upon 546 including the rare sketch variant but there was a book market edition that is probably the rarest of the bunch.  There were book markets for other Marvel books as well and it’s wise to keep an eye out for them.  Look for ( not for resale ) on the covers.

 

 

Combo Man 1

First appearance of Combo Man

I’m getting ahead of Marvel’s mash-up game and grabbing copies of the greatest mash-up character ever created!

 

 

 

Spider-verse 1

First appearance of Lady Spider and Penelope Parker

There are variants for this book so be aware. I like this book for two reasons, the appearance of two new characters.  Other Spider-verse characters are seeing some heat so why not a Steampunk lady spider and Penelope Parker?!

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