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Marvel ⋅ 2023
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1st appearance of the Hellverine

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1st appearance of Spider Punk aka Anarchic Spider-Man, an alternate reality version of Hobie Brown

📖 Spider-Verse Reading Order: read The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (2014 series) then Spider-Man 2099 #6

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1st team appearance of the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Quasar, Adam Warlock, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Groot

Marvel ⋅ 2005
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1st appearance of Shuri, T'Challa's sister and future Black Panther

1st appearance of S'yan, the uncle of T'Challa who held the throne after T'Chaka's assassination

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1st appearance and origin of Star-Lord in standard comic book format

See: Marvel Preview Magazine #4 for earliest appearance

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1st full appearance of the third Blue Beetle, in costume

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1st full appearance of Damian Wayne, in final panel

1st appearance of Jezebel Jet

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Cover art by Bruce Timm

BOOM! ⋅ 2014
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1st appearance of Jo, April, Molly, Mal, Ripley, Jen, and Rosie

Early representation of a trans-person in comics (Jo)

Comichron reports under 16k copies of Lumberjanes #1 purchased by retailers including all variants except for the web exclusive

There are presumably fewer than 1,000 copies of the second printing

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[October 2020 - 🚨 KEY COLECTOR COMICS EXCLUSIVE - an animated Lumberjanes series is in development for HBO Max]

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Scarlet Witch gives birth to her and the Vision's twin sons

1st appearance of Thomas Shepherd as a baby, later becomes Speed

1st appearance of Billy Kaplan as a baby, later becomes Wiccan

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Jennika transforms into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Copies ordered by retailers: 15,381

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1st appearance of Daken, the son of Wolverine and Itsu

Daken is featured in half of this issue but is mostly disguised although his claws are shown and he is revealed to be the son of Logan

[April 2021 - Marvel launched a travel website at exploremadripoor.com. There are certain numbers that were found in scenes of The Falcon and Winter Soldier that could be entered into different interactive parts of the site. Two names that were viewable on the site were Daken and Mystique / June 2023 - Daken rumored to appear in Deadpool 3]

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1st appearance and origin of Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes

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1st appearance of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic books

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1st appearance of Sam Wilson as Captain America

[SDCC 2022 - Captain America 4 officially titled Captain America: New World Order]

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1st appearance of Gabby, a clone of X-23, later renamed Honey Badger, then Scout

1st appearance of Belona and Zelda

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Rhodey assumes the codename War Machine

Prior to this this issue, War Machine was the name of the armor

Rhodes first wears the armor in Iron Man #284 but refers to himself as Iron Man. Prior to #284, Stark wore the War Machine armor

[February 2021 - Don Cheadle will reprise his role as War Machine in Armor Wars]

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First chronological appearance of Rogue

First battle of Rogue vs Ms. Marvel

This story was intended to be published in Ms. Marvel #25 (1979) but the title was abruptly cancelled with Ms. Marvel #23 - Rogue was introduced two years later in Avengers Annual #10

Story also references Ms. Marvel's unexplained pregnancy

Marvel ⋅ 2008
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1st appearance and origin of Lady Bullseye

Marvel ⋅ 1978
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1st appearance and cover of Devil Dinosaur

1st appearance of Moon Boy

Marvel ⋅ 1998
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1st team appearance of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's special forces: Okoye and Nakia

Nakia later becomes Malice

1st appearance of Zuri, an elder of Wakanda

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1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage

1st full appearance of Cardiac, a doctor who vowed to find a cure for the ailment that caused the death of his brother

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1st appearance of Firestorm, high school student Ronnie Raymond and physicist Martin Stein merged together after a nuclear accident

1st appearance of Danton Black, becomes Multiplex

Marvel ⋅ 2010
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Premiere issue of a four-part limited series featuring Psylocke

Back-up story featuring Cable and his adopted daughter, Hope Summers - chapter two continues in Dark X-Men #1

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2nd appearance and origin of Harley Quinn, not in the mainstream universe

1st appearance of Bud and Lou in comics, Harley's pet hyenas

Marvel ⋅ 1997
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First ongoing Deadpool title series

Deadpool begins to take shape as a comedic character under the direction of writer Joe Kelly

1st appearance of Blind Al

1st appearance of Cannon Fodder

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1st appearance of Leatherhead, a mutated alligator and enemy of the Turtles

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1st appearance of Livewire based off of the animated series, later becomes part of DC continuity

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Squint first uses the alias Malak

⚠ Misconception: listings on eBay claim this issue is the first appearance of Darth Malak but according to writer John Jackson Miller: Malak does not fall to the Dark Side in my comics series. He first appears under the name Squint in KOTOR #0. He first uses the alias Malak in #31. He takes the name Malak permanently in #42

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1st appearance of Vixen, the first black female member of the Justice League of America

Fantagraphics ⋅ 1986
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1st appearance of Gen, a rhinoceros bounty hunter

10-page Usagi Yojimbo story

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1st appearance of the second Mr. Terrific, Michael Holt

🔮 DC Possibilities: James Gunn tweeted an image of Mr. Terrific and on another occasion, an image of The Terrifics leading to speculation the character or possibly the team will play a role in the live-action DCU

[July 2023 - Edi Gathegi will portray Mister Terrific]

Image ⋅ 2015
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1st appearance of Maika

Marvel ⋅ 1977
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First team-up of Power Man and Iron Fist

DC ⋅ 1983
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Battle of Flash vs Professor Zoom

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1st appearance of Abraham

1st appearance of Rosita

1st appearance of Eugene

Dark Horse ⋅ 2016
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1st appearance of Black Hammer

1st appearance of Lucy Weber, later becomes the second Black Hammer

1st appearance of Abraham Slam

1st appearance of Talky-Walky

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1st appearance of Madame Dragonfly

1st appearance of Golden Gail

1st appearance of Colonel Weird

1st appearance of Anti-God

1st team appearance of Starlok and the Lightriders

Copies ordered by retailers: 19,775

[December 2019 - optioned for TV and film by Legendary with development well underway according to Jeff Lemire]

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First interior art by Jim Lee, interior inks

Abstract Studio ⋅ 2011
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Ongoing series created by Terry Moore about a dead girl out for revenge

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