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Something for those of you who like things a little more obscure! This unused Dark Angel cover is some of John McCrea’s earliest Marvel work. Find out more about her by hitting the link in my bio and checking out MYS-TECH WARS (1993)
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Artist: #JohnMcCrea
From: #unpublished cover, possibly for Dark Angel, #HellsAngel or #Overkill (#MarvelUK)
Featuring: #DarkAngel
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Dark Angel, created by Bernie Jaye & @Senior.Geoff as one of Marvel UK’s primary characters, was originally called Hell’s Angel. Legal threats from the bikers of the same name led to Marvel paying $35,000 to Ronald McDonald House as a charitable gift to settle the suit. Hell’s Angel was then renamed Dark Angel.
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Something for those of you who like things a little more obscure! This unused Dark Angel cover is some of John McCrea’s earliest Marvel work. Find out more about her by hitting the link in my bio and checking out MYS-TECH WARS (1993) - - - Artist: #j

London, United Kingdom
WORLD WAR HULK (2007-2008) was one of the popular responses when I asked you to vote for your favourite Hulk story! Alongside that, Planet Hulk, Immortal Hulk and pretty much the entire Peter David run were your favourite moments in Hulk history. Cheers to everyone who voted!
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Artists: #DavidFinch (@DFinchArtist) #DannyMiki (@DannyMiki) and #ChristinaStrain (@ChristinaStrain)
From: #WorldWarHulk 1
Featuring: #Hulk
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For more on the Hulk's blockbuster battle against all America's heroes, hit the link in my bio
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#IncredibleHulk #TheSentry #Avengers #MightyAvengers #PlanetHulk #BruceBanner #Worldbreaker #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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WORLD WAR HULK (2007-2008) was one of the popular responses when I asked you to vote for your favourite Hulk story! Alongside that, Planet Hulk, Immortal Hulk and pretty much the entire Peter David run were your favourite moments in Hulk history. Che

New York, New York
Panini's tribute cover for HOUSE OF M (2005) in celebration of twenty years of Panini Comics
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Artist: #EmanuelaLupacchino (@EmaLupacchino)
From: #Infinity 2 (#PaniniComics variant - excuse the watermark!)
Featuring: #Falcon #MsMarvel #Wasp #IronMan #Sentry #CaptainAmerica #EmmaFrost #Colossus #Gambit #Wolverine, Yellowjacket #SheHulk #Cyclops #SpiderMan #Beast
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#HouseOfM #AstonishingXMen #XMen #Avengers #NewAvengers #Panini #PaniniComicsXX #PaniniXX #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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Panini's tribute cover for HOUSE OF M (2005) in celebration of twenty years of Panini Comics --- Artist: #emanuelalupacchino (@emalupacchino ) From: #infinity 2 (#paninicomics variant - excuse the watermark!) Featuring: #falcon #msmarvel #wasp #ironma

Genosha
Somehow Frank Castle wasn’t remotely suspicious of the guy dressed like a naked green monkey. No, that Spider-Man is clearly the dodgy one...
The Punisher’s first appearance along with his other earliest comics (in order from 1974-1989) can be found in part one of the PUNISHER READING ORDER! Hit the link in my bio and check out ‘Recommended Reading’
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Artists: #RossAndru, #FrankGuacoia & #DaveHunt
Script: #GerryConway
From: #AmazingSpiderMan 129 (interior)
Featuring: #Punisher & #Jackal
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Aside from the Punisher, these panels from 1974 also feature Miles Warren’s first appearance as the Jackal (a blatant replacement in the arch-nemesis spot for the Green Goblin who died (or not) just a few issues earlier.
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For more on the Punisher’s earliest Tales in chronological order, hit the link in my bio
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Somehow Frank Castle wasn’t remotely suspicious of the guy dressed like a naked green monkey. No, that Spider-Man is clearly the dodgy one... The Punisher’s first appearance along with his other earliest comics (in order from 1974-1989) can be found

New York, New York
Of course the very first panel that featured the Skrulls wouldn’t show them in their true form, so I’ve jumped ahead to the reveal! Hit the link in my bio to find out more about the history of the Skrulls, including every appearance from 1962 to 1994 (and a little bit before!)
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Artists: #JackKirby, #GeorgeKlein & #StanGoldberg
Script: #JackKirby & #StanLee
From: #FantasticFour 2 (interior)
Featuring: #Skrulls
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Here they are, apparently appearing for the first time in 1962. Although, an alien featured in a story in Amazing Adult Fantasy 7 is later retroactively revealed to be a Skrull. So they kinda appeared a month earlier than we thought! Typical Skrulls...
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For more on the Skrulls, hit the link in my bio and check out Recommended Reading
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#SkrullsReadingOrder #Skrull #MrFantastic #MisterFantastic #ReedRichards #JohnnyStorm #HumanTorch #SueStorm #SusanStorm #InvisibleGirl #BenGrimm #TheThing #Thing #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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Of course the very first panel that featured the Skrulls wouldn’t show them in their true form, so I’ve jumped ahead to the reveal! Hit the link in my bio to find out more about the history of the Skrulls, including every appearance from 1962 to 1994

Manhattan, New York
Go right back to Venom’s beginnings on read every appearance, if you want to! Or just pull out the best stuff. Either way, his the link in my bio and check out ‘Recommended Reading’ for the VENOM READING ORDER.
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Artists: #ToddMcFarlane (@ToddMcFarlane), #BobMcLeod (@TomNosey) & #BobSharen
Script: #DavidMichelinie
From: #AmazingSpiderMan 299 (interior)
Featuring: #Venom & #MaryJaneParker
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It’s been over 30 years since Venom’s first appearance saw print and I still think it’s one of the most fantastically creepy moments in comics history! Amazing Spider-Man 299 (1988) gave us our first look at Venom (though we wouldn’t learn his name or connection to the alien costume until the next issue) and got MJ to talk Pete out of wearing the black costume for years!
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Find out more about Eddie’s first appearance, his earlier little-known cameos and the highlights of his career by hitting the link in my bio and checking out the VENOM READING ORDER. It’ll take you up to around 2013, but I’ll add more to it in the future
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#VenomReadingOrder #VenomEddieBrock #EddieBrock #EddieBrockVenom #Symbiote #Klyntar #VenomSymbiote #PeterParker #SpiderMan #VengeanceOfVenom #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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Go right back to Venom’s beginnings on read every appearance, if you want to! Or just pull out the best stuff. Either way, his the link in my bio and check out ‘Recommended Reading’ for the VENOM READING ORDER. - - - Artists: #toddmcfarlane (@toddmcf

SoHo, Manhattan
A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH (1991) was recently added to the Marvel Comics Guide! Hit the link in my bio and check out the entry on the end of the New Mutants and the birth of X-Force
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Artists: #RobLiefeld (@RobLiefeld) & #ThomasMason (@MentalStudios)
From: #NewMutantsAnnual 7 #PinUp recoloured for #XForceOmnibus vol.1
Featuring: #Warpath #BoomBoom #Cannonball #Cable #Shatterstar #Domino & #Feral
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Find out more about A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH (1991), KINGS OF PAIN (1991), SABOTAGE (1991) and MUTANT GENESIS (1991-1992) by hitting the link in my bio. - - -
#AForceToBeReckonedWith #NathanSummers #XForce #NewMutants #XMen #KingsOfPain #MutantGenesis #Sabotage #ForceToBeReckonedWith #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH (1991) was recently added to the Marvel Comics Guide! Hit the link in my bio and check out the entry on the end of the New Mutants and the birth of X-Force - - - Artists: #robliefeld (@robliefeld ) & #thomasmason (@mentalst

Adirondack Mountains
How come a wild man like Wolverine agreed to join the X-Men? The truth comes out during ORIGINAL SIN (2008-2009)
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Artist: #MikeDeodato (@MikeDeodato)
From: #XMenLegacy 218
Featuring: #ProfessorX & #Wolverine
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Is there anyone Xavier hasn’t manipulated? At this point, not really! Hit the link in my bio to find out more about ORIGINAL SIN
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#OriginalSin #XMenOriginalSin #CharlesXavier #Xavier #JamesHowlett #Logan #XMen #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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How come a wild man like Wolverine agreed to join the X-Men? The truth comes out during ORIGINAL SIN (2008-2009) - - - Artist: #mikedeodato (@mikedeodato ) From: #xmenlegacy 218 Featuring: #professorx & #wolverine - - - Is there anyone Xavier hasn’t m

Panama
While the THE KORVAC QUEST (1991) features the Silver Surfer of the future, we’re also treated to this pin-up of the modern day Surfer by comics legend Mike Zeck (recoloured here for his website mikezeck.com
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Artist: #MikeZeck
From: #SilverSurferAnnual 4 #PinUp
Featuring: #SilverSurfer
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The main story from this annual ties in with the Guardians of the Galaxy’s time-hopping hunt for Korvac, starring a future version of the Silver Surfer from Earth-691 who possesses both the Power Cosmic as well as Quasar’a Quantum Bands. For more on this bizarre tale, hit the link in my bio
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While the THE KORVAC QUEST (1991) features the Silver Surfer of the future, we’re also treated to this pin-up of the modern day Surfer by comics legend Mike Zeck (recoloured here for his website mikezeck.com - - - Artist: #mikezeck From: #silversurfe

New York, New York
Mephisto puts it back how it should’ve been...?
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Artists: #PaulRyan, #VinceColletta & #BobSharen
Story: #JimShooter & #DavidMichelinie
From: #AmazingSpiderManAnnual 21 (interior)
Featuring: #BenParker #MayParker #MaryJaneWatson #SpiderMan #DoctorOctopus #Daredevil #CaptainAmerica #Thing #Hawkeye #Thor #Hobgoblin #Lizard & #KravenTheHunter
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Not really, of course! The power of suggestion.
Yep, this is a dream sequence from the issue in which Pete & MJ really do get married (though not quite like this) during THE WEDDING (1987).
Or did get married. Til... y’know... Mephisto.
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Mephisto puts it back how it should’ve been...? - - - Artists: #paulryan , #vincecolletta & #bobsharen Story: #jimshooter & #davidmichelinie From: #amazingspidermanannual 21 (interior) Featuring: #benparker #mayparker #maryjanewatson #spiderman #docto

Manhattan, New York
Carrying both Thunderstrike’s mace and Bloodaxe’s Bloodaxe, Eric Masterson becomes... Thunderaxe? Bloodstrike? Thunderblood? Axestrike? The reason why so many people think all ‘90s comics were shite?
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Artists: #RonFrenz, #AlMilgrom & #PaulBecton
Story: Ron Frenz & #TomDeFalco
From: Thunderstrike 23 (interior)
Featuring: #EricMasterson/#Thunderstrike/#Bloodaxe
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Don’t worry, ‘90s haters, Thunderstrike doesn’t survive this storyline, so that wraps that one up!
For more on THE STORM AND THE SACRIFICE (1995), hit the link in my bio
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Carrying both Thunderstrike’s mace and Bloodaxe’s Bloodaxe, Eric Masterson becomes... Thunderaxe? Bloodstrike? Thunderblood? Axestrike? The reason why so many people think all ‘90s comics were shite? - - - Artists: #ronfrenz , #almilgrom & #paulbecton

John F. Kennedy International Airport
The Punisher faces off against an alien threat while Shang-Chi has a rematch with Zaran during MAXIMUM SECURITY (2000-2001)
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Artists: #EduardoBarreto (@EduardoBarreto), #KlausJanson (@KJansonNYC) & #DaveKemp
Script: #ChuckDixon
From: #MarvelKnights 5 (interior)
Featuring: #DaddyWronglegs #Punisher #Zaran & #ShangChi
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For more on Earth’s transformation into a prison planet during MAXIMUM SECURITY, hit the link in my bio
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#MaximumSecurity #FrankCastle #ThePunisher #MasterOfKungFu #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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The Punisher faces off against an alien threat while Shang-Chi has a rematch with Zaran during MAXIMUM SECURITY (2000-2001) - - - Artists: #eduardobarreto (@eduardobarreto ), #klausjanson (@kjansonnyc ) & #davekemp Script: #chuckdixon From: #marvelknig

Manhattan, New York
The X-Men deal with the death of one of their newest additions during SECOND GENESIS (1974-1975)
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Artist: #JohnBolton
From: #ClassicXMen 3 (back cover)
Featuring: #JamesProudstar #Thunderbird #Storm #Banshee #Wolverine #Colossus #Cyclops #Nightcrawler
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Classic X-Men 3 gave us the epilogue to the ‘All-New All-Different’ X-Men’s first mission (as well as additional pages of story) 11 years after it was first told, explaining James Proudstar’s hatred for the X-Men. Of course, following a long stint as a member of X-Force as Warpath, James would go on to join the X-Men in 2006.
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For more on SECOND GENESIS, hit the link in my bio
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The X-Men deal with the death of one of their newest additions during SECOND GENESIS (1974-1975) - - - Artist: #johnbolton From: #classicxmen 3 (back cover) Featuring: #jamesproudstar #thunderbird #storm #banshee #wolverine #colossus #cyclops #nightc

Arizona
What’s everyone reading, this summer?
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Artists: #KevinWest, #PhilipMoy & #CarlRiley
From: #Commission? (2007)
Remastering: #MarvelProject
Featuring: #Archangel #Rogue #Storm #Beast #Colossus #Psylocke #Iceman #Gambit #JeanGrey #Wolverine #Bishop & #Cyclops
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The X-Men of the MUTANT GENESIS era soak up some sun. I’ll be running a new version of MUTANT GENESIS (1991-1992) very soon!
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#MutantGenesis #XMen #UncannyXMen #XMenBlue #XMenGold #XMenBlueTeam #XMenGoldTeam #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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What’s everyone reading, this summer? - - - Artists: #kevinwest , #philipmoy & #carlriley From: #commission ? (2007) Remastering: #marvelproject Featuring: #archangel #rogue #storm #beast #colossus #psylocke #iceman #gambit #jeangrey #wolverine #bishop

Westchester, New York
It’s the X-Men’s final battle with Magneto (until the next final battle, anyway) during EVE OF DESTRUCTION (2001)
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Artist: Credited as #LeinilYu (@LeinilYu) but looks more like #IanChurchill
From: #XMen 111
Featuring: #Magneto
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EVE OF DESTRUCTION set the stage for Grant Morrison’s stunt on New X-Men. Find out more about the fate of Magneto by hitting the link in my bio
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#EveOfDestruction #XMenEveOfDestruction #Genosha #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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It’s the X-Men’s final battle with Magneto (until the next final battle, anyway) during EVE OF DESTRUCTION (2001) - - - Artist: Credited as #leinilyu (@leinilyu ) but looks more like #ianchurchill From: #xmen 111 Featuring: #magneto - - - EVE OF DESTR

Genosha
Get ready for another #SoundEffectsSunday with @ComicBook_Ads
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Artists: #BarryWindsorSmith & #BobLayton
Colours: Barry Windsor-Smith
Story: #DavidMichelinie & Barry Windsor-Smith
From: Iron Man 232 (interior)
Featuring: #IronMan
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A full-on nightmare sequence from comics legend Barry Windsor-Smith ends the ‘Stark Wars’!
Find out more about ARMOR WARS (1987-1988) by hitting the link in my bio
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Get ready for another #soundeffectssunday with @comicbook_ads - - - Artists: #barrywindsorsmith & #boblayton Colours: Barry Windsor-Smith Story: #davidmichelinie & Barry Windsor-Smith From: Iron Man 232 (interior) Featuring: #ironman - - - A full-on

California
The New Warriors take on the Scarlet Spider during MAXIMUM CLONAGE (1995)
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Artists: #RonLim, #AlMilgrom & #TomSmith
Story: #TomDeFalco & #ToddDeZago
From: #SpiderManMaximumClonageAlpha 1 (interior)
Featuring: #Justice #Firestar #PowerPax #Turbo & #Speedball vs #ScarletSpider
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The Clone Saga (and leather jackets) rage on with MAXIMUM CLONAGE as answers are revealed! To find out more, hit the link in my bio
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#MaximumClonage #SpiderManMaximumClonage #CloneSaga #SpiderMan #BenReilly #Clone #NewWarriors #VanceAstrovik #RobbieBaldwin #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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The New Warriors take on the Scarlet Spider during MAXIMUM CLONAGE (1995) - - - Artists: #ronlim , #almilgrom & #tomsmith Story: #tomdefalco & #todddezago From: #spidermanmaximumclonagealpha 1 (interior) Featuring: #justice #firestar #powerpax #turbo

Springville, Pennsylvania
Killmonger reigns supreme during CAT TRAP (2000)
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Artists: #SalVelluto (@SalVelluto), #BobAlmond (@AlmondInk) & #SteveOliff (@SteveOliffComics)
Script: #ChristopherPriest
From: #BlackPanther 21 (interior)
Featuring: #ErikKillmonger
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Killmonger wins!
Find out more by hitting the link in my bio and checking out CAT TRAP
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#CatTrap #Killmonger #Wakanda #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelUniverse
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Killmonger reigns supreme during CAT TRAP (2000) - - - Artists: #salvelluto (@salvelluto ), #bobalmond (@almondink ) & #steveoliff (@steveoliffcomics ) Script: #christopherpriest From: #blackpanther 21 (interior) Featuring: #erikkillmonger - - - Killmon

Wakanda