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Marvel ⋅ 2015
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1st appearance of God Emperor Doom, an all-powerful, alternate reality version of Doctor Doom

Introduction of Bar Sinister, a region in Battleworld

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First solo title series featuring Hercules

Marvel ⋅ 2005
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1st appearance of Layla Miller, a member of X-Factor Investigations and married to Madrox

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1st appearance of Olive Silverlock, a junior detective

1st appearance of siblings, Kyle and Mia 'Maps' Mizoguchi

Image ⋅ 1992
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1st appearance of Prophet

1st appearance of Shadowhawk

[May 2020 - the writer of Arrow has been hired to develop Prophet into a TV series]

[October 2021 - Jake Gyllenhaal to star as John Prophet and Sam Hargrave to direct the feature film / October 2022 - Kurt Johnstad (Frank Millerโ€™s 300) to write screenplay]

Marvel ⋅ 1990
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1st team appearance of Brute Force: Surfstreak, Lionheart, Wreckless, Hip Hop

Brute Force were test subjects of the Weapon II program

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1st appearance of Azrael

Prelude to Knightfall

๐Ÿ“– Knightfall Reading Order: Sword of Azrael #1 - #4, then Vengeance of Bane #1

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1st appearance of Sideways, received his powers passing through a rift in the Dark Dimension

1st cameo appearance of Tempus Fuginaut, protector against the Dark Multiverse

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1st appearance of Aiolin Astarte, a woman engineered by Cylo to replace Darth Vader

1st appearance of Morit Astarte, the twin brother of Aiolin

1st appearance of Karbin, a Mon Calamari commander during The Clone Wars

1st appearance of Tulon Voidgazer, a research and development specialist for Doctor Cylo

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๐Ÿ“– Reading Order: read Star Wars #6 (2015)

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1st full appearance of Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin

1st cameo appearance of The Eye of Webbish Bogg

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1st appearance of the Solo twins, Jacen and Jaina, the first born children of Han and Leia

Later Jacen Solo becomes Darth Cadeus

Jacen Solo is no longer a canon character in the Star Wars continuity but Kylo Ren shared many similarities with Jacen including his lineage, embracing the Dark Side and changing his name

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Six-page preview of John Constantine's first solo title, Hellblazer #1 (1988)

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1st appearance of Silver Banshee, an enemy of Superman who can instantly kill a person with her Death Wail

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First published artwork on the X-Men title by Jim Lee

DC ⋅ 2019
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1st appearance of Smoke, the half-sister of Silencer

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1st cover appearance of Damian Wayne

1st unofficial appearance of Damian Wayne as Robin after defeating Tim Drake and claiming the mantle

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1st appearance of Slipknot, a trained assassin with an expertise in ropes

Slipknot appeared in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie

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Origin of Cyborg, Victor Stone

1st appearance of Ron Evers, a childhood friend of Victor Stone who became an enemy of Cyborg

Marvel ⋅ 1983
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1st appearance of Selene Gallio, suspected to be one of the first known mutants and reported to be over 17,000 years old

Epic ⋅ 1982
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Debut issue that kicked off the Epic Comics, an imprint of Marvel

1st appearance of Vanth Dreadstar in standard comics, previously appeared in Epic Illustrated Magazine

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1st full appearance of Bishop, a time-traveling mutant who can absorb and redistribute energy

1st appearance of the Gamemaster, a powerful mutant telepath

Marvel ⋅ 1991
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2nd appearance of Deadpool

1st appearance of Weapon X, Garrison Kane

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1st team appearance of Andrea and Andreas Strucker, the twin children of Baron Von Strucker that comprise the terrorist organization Fenris

Later the twins take on the identities of Swordsman (Thunderbolts) and Songbird

The Strucker family was loosely adapted for 'The Gifted' TV show on Fox (2017-19)

[January 2021- a fake commercial in WandaVision advertises a brand of watches named 'Strucker' a nod to Baron Von Strucker that could also hint at an MCU introduction of the Strucker twins]

Marvel ⋅ 1986
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1st team appearance of X-Factor, the original X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Iceman, Angel

1st appearance of Cameron Hodge, a human who passionately hated mutants

1st appearance of Rusty Collins, a mutant with the ability to manipulate fire

Marvel ⋅ 2011
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1st appearance of Toxie Doxie, an ally of Norman Osborn, later becomes the Scarlet Witch

1st appearance of Ai Apaec, the Decapitator, a half-man, half-spider creature captured by Norman Osborn

Image ⋅ 2018
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Premiere issue of a new series from the creator of 'Chew'

Synopsis: a farmer who harvests human replacement organs experiences strange occurrences as something sinister beneath the soil contaminates his crop

[July 2019 - in-development for AMC]

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2nd appearance of Silk and full cover appearance

1st appearance of Goblin King, Phil Urich, formerly Goblin Knight

๐Ÿ“– Spider-Verse Reading Order: read The Amazing Spider-Man #5, then Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Guardians of the Galaxy

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