Mega Man, Borderlands, Iron Spider, Galen & More!
There’s going to be a live Mega Man film. Yay. The first appearance of this Capcom property is not an easy find though.. The best I can come up with is this 2003 DW issue and that ‘s only if you don’t count the Hitoshi Ariga originals that were later collected by Udon in 2010.
NIntendo Power 6
There is a Mega Man comic sequence in this issue of Nintendo Power which could make it the first american comic appearance!
Note: This issue is also a major key for another reason. If anyone knows why please look smart and mention the reason in the comment section!
Borderlands: Gamestop Exclusive
A Borderlands movie should generate some heat for the first comic appearances of major characters. The origins mini is slowly drying up everywhere. My money is on the Gamestop Exclusive variant for issue 1.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
So Hannibal TV show star, Mads Mikkelsen recently signed some Star Wars mech for a fan and signed it, Galen?! Is this reference to his character in Rogue One? If so the only Star Wars character named Galen is Galen Marek. It’s a reach but if it ever proves to be true this is his first appearance:
Note: There are multiple printing for issues 1 & 2 of both the trade and HC.
Amazing Spider-Man #528
If the Iron-Spider suit created by Tony Stark makes it into Civil War look out for this issue. Even though the first full appearance is on the cover of issue 529 Tony can be seen working on it in this Spidey issue!
The comic to get is this hard to find sketch variant:
This Batman issue is the first appearance of Tim Drake and has a healthy print run. Drake has seen some love from collectors as DC has made him the new Batman Beyond. IF Drake makes any sort of appearance in Batman v. Superman this issue will explode. I recommend looking for the 2nd printing with the green DC logo.
There has been some talk around CBSI concerning the first true appearance of X-Force. So far I still say that issue 100 of NM is the first but this issue of Diamond Previews could very well be the first appearance and/or first cover!