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1st team appearance of the Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Prowl, Ironhide, Huffer, Cliffjumper, Sideswipe, Hound, Gears, Brawn, Sunstreaker, Bluestreak, Windcharger, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Trailbreaker, Mirage

1st team appearance of the the Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Buzzsaw, Thundercracker, Laserbeak, Frenzy, Skywarp, Rumble, Ravage, Soundwave

Harvey ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance of Beetlejuice in standard comic books

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1st appearance of Firestar, not in regular continuity

Comic book adapted from the cartoon series that ran from 1981-1986

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1st team appearance of The Ghostbusters in comics

Published by Marvel UK (United Kingdom)

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Parody issue of DC's 'Invasion' limited series

Cameo appearance of Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba the Hut, Boba Fett, an Alien Xenomorph, E.T. and Alf

Jean Grey appears full-frontal nude in this issue but it is at a slight distance so that specific detail is absent

BOOM! ⋅ 2011
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Comic book series based on the Disney Afternoon TV show

Circulation: 7,208

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Premiere issue of the comic series based on the animated TV show

📰 Disney+ Day News: Rescue Rangers movie coming to Disney+ Spring 2022/ Premiered on Disney+ May 16 2022

Dupuis ⋅ 1958
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1st appearance of The Smurfs in comics

Simultaneously printed in the Belgium comic series titled Robbedoes

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1st team appearance of the Gummi Bears in U.S. comic books

Star Comics ⋅ 1985
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1st team appearance of the Thundercats: Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Tygra, Wiley Kat, Wiley Kit and Snarf

1st appearance of Mumm-Ra

[March 2021 - Deadline reports director Adam Wingard (King Kong vs Godzilla) is set to direct Thundercats for Warner Bros.]

Star Comics ⋅ 1985
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1st appearance of the Care Bears in comics

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1st team appearance of The Ghostbusters in U.S. comic books

Adapted from the cartoon series

[June 2022 - Jason Reitman, director of Afterlife is working on an animated Ghostbusters project for Netflix]

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1st appearance of the Muppet Babies

1st team appearance of the Electric Mayhem Band in U.S. comics

[March 2022 - the Electric Mayhem Band will headline a Muppets Mayhem TV series on Disney+ with Lilly Singh]

Marvel ⋅ 1988
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1st full appearance of Alf in comics

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1st appearance of Krang

1st cameo appearance of Bebop and Rocksteady as animals, prior to being mutated

Comic book adaptation of the animated series

Debut of the Turtles' different colored masks in comic books

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1st team appearance of G.I. Joe

1st appearance of Snake-Eyes, an Arashikage-trained ninja (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Scarlett, an intel officer (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Grunt, an infantry trooper (G.I. Joe)

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1st appearance of Breaker, a communications officer (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Rock 'N Roll, a machine gunner (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Stalker, a ranger (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Zap, a bazooka soldier (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Short-Fuze, a mortar soldier (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Clutch, a Vamp operator (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Laser, a rifle trooper (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Steeler, a tank commander (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Hawk, a field commander (G.I. Joe)

1st appearance of Grand Slam, an artillery specialist (G.I. Joe)

1st team appearance of Cobra, a terrorist organization

1st appearance of Cobra Commander, leader and founder of Cobra

1st appearance of Baroness, an intel officer (Cobra)

Writer and Vietnam veteran Larry Hama intended to create a Nick Fury series but after being approached by Hasbro to launch their 3.75-inch action figures, the Fury Force concept was applied to G.I. Joe

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1st appearance of Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog

Adapted from the 1973 animated TV series

Western ⋅ 1964
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1st appearance of Jonny Quest in comic books

After this issue, Jonny Quest would not reappear in comics until 1986

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1st appearance of Jem and the Holograms in comic books

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1st team appearance of the Defenders of the Earth: Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Flash Gordon, Jedda

Comic book adaptation of the 1986 animated series featuring characters licensed from King Features Syndicate

Marvel ⋅ 1985
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Adaptation of the animated series (1985-1986)

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1st appearance of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids in comic books

Inspired by the 1972-1985 TV animated series

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1st appearance of Dennis the Menace

Modern ⋅ 1985
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1st appearance of Voltron in U.S. comics

[March 2022 - a live-action project announced for development from Rawson Thurber (Red Notice)]

Western ⋅ 1977
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1st appearance of Winnie the Pooh in U.S. comic books

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