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Marvel ⋅ 1986
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Kingpin discovers Daredevil's identity
Born Again part one, runs through Daredevil #233
[SDCC 2022 - Daredevil and Kingpin will face one another again in the 18 episode Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again]
Marvel ⋅ 1987
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1st team appearance of the Silverhawks in comic books
[July 2021 - the company behind the show The Toys That Made Us has plans to “revive” the Silverhawks animated series]
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1st appearance of Amadeus Cho as the Hulk
1st appearance of Lady Hellbender
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Origin of Power Girl
First solo Power Girl issue
1st appearance and death of Zor-L, Allura and In-Z
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1st team appearance of the Omega Men: Primus, Kalista, Harpis, Demonia, Broot, Nimbus
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1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man 2099
5-page preview in Amazing Spider-Man #365 and an advertisement in Web of Spider-Man #90
⚠️ Debatable Firsts: many sources cite Amazing Spider-Man #365 as the first appearance of Spider-Man 2099 despite text on the cover of the issue that refers to it as a five-page preview promoting Spider-Man 2099 #1
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1st appearance of Tombstone
[April 2023 - Tombstone rumored as the villain for Sony’s El Muerto movie / June 2023 - El Muerto has been removed from the Sony slate but The Hollywood Reporter reveals Marvin Jones III was being considered for the role]
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1st full appearance of Jessica Cruz
Jessica Cruz chosen by Volthoom to become Power Ring
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Critically-acclaimed horror series that explores the Hulk's immortality
1st appearance of Jackie McGee, inspired by Jack McGee from The Hulk TV series
Circulation: 84,153
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1st appearance of the symbiote that later bonds with Gwen to become Gwenom
1st appearance of Dr. Elsa Brock, the Eddie Brock of Gwen Stacy's reality
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1st appearance of Speedball
First artwork on Spider-Man by Mark Bagley
Origin of Chthon in a back-up story, how his essence was locked away in Wundagore Mountain - story continues in X-Men Annual #12 (1988)
Marvel ⋅ 2018
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First solo series featuring Ironheart, Riri Williams
First mention of the Ten Rings terrorist organization in mainstream Marvel Universe
Image ⋅ 1993
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1st appearance of Angela
later acquired by Marvel as Thor's half sister
1st appearance of Medieval Spawn
1st appearance of Cogliostro
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Cover inspired by Wonder Woman #72
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1st appearance of Star, the physical host of the Infinity Reality Stone
Copies ordered by retailers: 32,939
Icon ⋅ 2008
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1st appearance of Kick-Ass
Copies ordered by retailers: 47,811
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1st appearance of Quantum, the assistant of the Assessor
Marvel ⋅ 2011
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2nd appearance of America Chavez
Cover art by Gabriele Dell'Otto featuring Bullseye
Marvel ⋅ 2015
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Thor is revealed to be Jane Foster and that she is fighting late stage cancer
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2nd cameo appearance of the Dark Multiverse Batmen: The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, The Red Death, The Batman Who Laughs, The Merciless, The Devastator, The Murder Machine
1st appearance of Baby Darkseid
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First one-on-one battle of the Hulk vs She-Hulk
Earlier issues, The Incredible Hulk #321 and #322 depicted a fight but Bruce Banner was separated from the body of the Hulk and other characters were engaged in the battle
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1st appearance of Miles Morales from Earth-616 as Ultimatum
Reintroduction of the Ultimate Green Goblin
Origin of Starling
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1st full appearance of Gaslamp
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1st appearance of Brother Blood
1st appearance of Mother Mayhem
1st appearance of Baron Winters
1st cameo appearance of The Monitor, voice only
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Preview of Night Force
DC ⋅ 1992
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1st appearance of White Dragon, Daniel Ducannon
Young Animal ⋅ 2019
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1st appearance of Green Lantern, Sojourner Mullein
Marvel ⋅ 2014
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Premiere issue of the third She-Hulk series
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Cover appearance of Spider-Punk
1st appearance of Kang the Conglomerator
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1st appearance of Miles Morales from Earth-616, an evil version of the character who later becomes Ultimatum
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1st appearance of Zodiac, an anarchist in possession of the Zodiac Key
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1st cameo appearance of Kyle Rayner, final page, later becomes the third Green Lantern
1st cameo appearance of Alexandra DeWitt, Rayner's girlfriend who is brutally murdered in the controversial issue Green Lantern #54
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1st appearance of Leopardon in a comic book, a giant robot operated by Spider-Man (Supaidaman), originating from a live-action 1970s Japanese television show
2nd cameo appearance of Web-Slinger
Partial cover appearance of Spider-Punk, in upper right corner
📖 Spider-Verse Reading Order: read The Amazing Spider-Man #12 (2014 series), then Spider-Man 2099 #7
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Iconic cover art by Erik Larsen
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1st appearance of Sleeper, the result of Eddie Brock bonding with the infant Symbiote
Marvel ⋅ 1993
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What if..."Silver Surfer Possessed the Infinity Gauntlet"
Marvel ⋅ 2017
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Cover art by Sara Pichelli
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1st cover and cameo appearance of Bishop, in final panel
1st cameo team appearance of the X.S.E., the Xavier Security Enforcers: Bishop, Malcolm, Randall
[October 2022 - Bishop rumored to be in X-Men '97 animated series]
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1st team appearance of the Outsiders: Batman, Black Lightning, Halo, Geoforce, Katana and Metamorpho
1st appearance of Katana, a Japanese martial artist
1st appearance of Geoforce, has the ability to manipulate Earth's gravity
1st appearance of Halo, has the ability to create auras of light with different effects
Top Cow ⋅ 1996
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1st appearance of Jackie Estacado, later becomes the Darkness
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1st cover appearance of America Chavez, seen on the cover of a comic book being tossed by Nick Fury Jr.
Preview of Young Avengers #1 (2013)
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1st full appearance of Phage
1st full appearance of Agony
1st full appearance of Riot
1st full appearance of Lasher
Marvel ⋅ 2009
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Brother Voodoo becomes Sorcerer Supreme in the mainstream Marvel universe
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Reintroduction and new origin of Jason Todd after Crisis on Infinite Earths reset the DC mainstream universe
1st appearance of Ma Gunn, the headmistress of a school that trains young boys to be criminals
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"Crisis on Infinite Earths" part 8
Death of Flash, Barry Allen
Marvel ⋅ 2008
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1st appearance of the Red Hulk, in-story, appeared only on the cover of Hulk #1 (2008)
1st appearance of A-Bomb, later revealed to be Rick Jones
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First battle of Punisher vs Wolverine
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1st appearance of Bucky Barnes as Captain America
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Cletus Kasady becomes infected by the Venom symbiote, later becomes Carnage
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1st cameo appearance of Eddie Brock, hands only, pushing Peter Parker into the path of an oncoming train
The hands that push Peter Parker in this panel were intended to be those of a woman who lost her family in an accident, indirectly caused by Spider-Man but eventually Eddie became the main antagonist in the symbiote suit
This scene is retold from Brock's perspective in The Amazing Spider-Man #388
Marvel ⋅ 1986
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1st appearance of Yuriko Oyama as Lady Deathstrike, in costume - previously introduced in Daredevil #197
Marvel ⋅ 2011
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1st appearance of the third Ghost Rider, a Mexican-American woman named Alejandra Jones
Preview of Jones in Ghost Rider #0.1
Copies ordered by retailers: 41,308
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