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1st Appearances 2018

2018 Year In Review The year grows old and the coin shows its age. As we reach the end of 2018, Key Collector Comics looks back on the significant keys released this year in a series of YouTube videos   DC & Marvel Key Issues 2018 is up right now so click the GLOBE in the upper-right corner to link to YouTube and subscribe. Remember, this is only part one.  The final video will count down the most dynamic keys published in 2018 *** on January 1st, 2018 1st Appearances will be archived under ADDITIONAL and sorted by title.  2019 will be sorted by most recently added as opposed to chronologically, as it is now

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  • 1st appearance of the Sun King, the avatar of Ra
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  • 1st appearance of The Truth
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  • 1st appearance of Bats, Doctor Strange's spectral dog (alive), becomes a ghost in #385
  • *Donny Cates said Marvel has big plans for the character
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  • 1st appearance of The Signal, the new moniker of Duke Thomas
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  • 1st cover and cameo appearance of the Punisher War Machine armor
  • * Boston Comic Con industry chatter: Jon Bernthal's Punisher could return to the MCU in the Punisher War Machine armor
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  • 1st appearance of Night Pilot
  • 1st appearance of Singularity Jane
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Matthew Warner, a boy obsessed with Bruce Wayne to the point of having his own parents killed
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  • 1st appearance of Kesh Cur, an Ungaran serial killer
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  • 1st appearance of Ember Quade, becomes Emulator
  • 1st meeting of Squirrel Girl and Kamala Khan
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  • 1st appearance of The Silencer
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  • 1st appearance of Neo Joker (Marian Drews)
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  • 1st appearance of Guppy
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  • 1st full appearance of Stephanie
  • 1st appearance of Pamela Milton, Governor of the Commonwealth
  • 1st appearance of Elodie, Michonne's daughter
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  • 1st U.S. appearance of Della Duck, the mother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie
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  • 1st appearance of Damage (Ethan Avery)
  • Cover folds out from the center and when closed creates the image see to the left
  • For one hour a day, Ethan turns into a powerfully destructive creature
  • 1st appearance of Akando
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  • 1st appearance of the Gentle Man, an immortal warrior protecting humanity from an evil horde in the Realm
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  • 1st appearance of Metus, a techno-organic monster that has plagued Cable since his youth
  • *this series ended soon after introducing an interesting character and with young Cable now an established character, Metus could become significant
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  • 1st appearance of Mercer
  • 1st appearance of Sebastian, the boy who shot Rick
  • [April 2020 - a trailer for the delayed season 10 finale shows a character that could be Mercer]
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  • 1st appearance of Omnipotentis
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 6,659
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  • 1st appearance of Voyager, Valerie Vector
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  • 1st team appearance of the Lethal Legion: Mentacle, Metal Master, Captain Glory, Drall, the Blood Brothers and Ferene the Other
  • Lethal Legion vs the Black Order
  • 2nd appearance of Voyager
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  • 1st appearance of Liseth Vok as Red Tide
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  • 1st appearance of the Challenger
  • Immortal Hulk tie-in
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  • 1st appearance of Amka Aliyak, an Inuit girl who later becomes Snowguard
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  • 1st team appearance of the Vedomi, a collective of artificial intelligence from across the universe
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Skulldigger, seen on T.V.
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  • 1st appearance of Old Woman Laura (Queen Laura Kinney)
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  • 1st reference to the Hulk as The Immortal Hulk
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  • 1st cover appearance of Valkyrie (cover only, not interior story)
  • 1st appearance of Khan, an older Kamala Khan
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Time Eater
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  • 1st appearance of Mime and Marionette, inspired by Charlton's 'Punch & Jewelee'
  • 1st appearance of the second Rorschach

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