Heroes in comics of Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage

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1st appearance of Rising Sun, a Global Guardian from Japan

1st appearance of Tuatara, a Global Guardian from New Zealand

1st appearance of Jack O'Lantern, a Global Guardian from Ireland

1st appearance of Bushmaster, a Global Guardian from Venezuela

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1st appearance of Thunderlord, a Global Guardian from Taiwan

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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

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1st appearance of Vigilante in costume

1st appearance of Lyla Michaels, later becomes Harbinger

1st appearance of Cheshire, Jade Nguyen, a deadly assassin

Marvel ⋅ 1988
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1st team appearance of The X-Terminators: Boom Boom, Rictor, Rusty Collins, Skids, Leech, Artie Maddicks, Wiz Kid (1st)

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1st appearance and cover of Cassandra Cain, later becomes Batgirl, Orphan II and the Black Bat

1st appearance of David Cain, Orphan not in costume

Marvel ⋅ 2001
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1st appearance of Sunfire, Mariko Yashida, from an alternate reality

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1st appearance of Amadeus Cho aka Mastermind Excello, a Korean American who becomes the Hulk and later Brawn

1st appearances: Heartbreak Kid, Positron Monstro, One-Eyed Jacquie and the Great Video

Cho is a member of The Champions, a team that also includes Miles Morales Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan, Nova, Cyclops, and Spider-Gwen

There are many places for Cho to fit into the MCU like Shang Chi or Agents of Atlas

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One-shot preview of upcoming titles and characters

1st appearance of Ryan Choi, the fourth Atom, a Chinese/Korean scientist

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1st team appearance of the Triumph Division, a Filipino superhero team: St. George, Fighter One, Anitun, Mighty Mother, The Wishing Man, Great Mongoose and Red Feather

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1st appearance of Yeti, a young boy from Nepal

First mention of The Order

1st appearance of Set, a member of The Order

1st appearance of Embrace, a member of The Order

DC ⋅ 2011
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1st appearance of Kevin Kho, the new O.M.A.C - One Machine Army Corp

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1st appearance of Red Arrow, half sister of Green Arrow

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1st full appearance of Silk, a Korean-American girl who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker

📖 Spider-Verse Reading Order: read The Amazing Spider-Man #4 and #5

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1st appearance and cover of White Fox, a shapeshifter from Korea

1st appearance of Guillotine, a French woman who wields a magical sword

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1st appearance of Kong Kenan, the New Super-Man

1st appearance of Wang Baixi, the Batman of China

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1st unofficial team appearance of The Protectors: Silk, Kamala Khan, Shang-Chi, Agent Jake Oh, Jimmy Woo and Amadeus Cho

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1st team appearance of the new Agents of Atlas, a superhero team of Asian descent: Shang Chi, Jimmy Woo, Amadeus Cho, Crescent, Io, Luna Snow, Aero, Silk, Sword Master and Wave

1st appearance of Luna Snow

[June 2023 - Jennie, a member of the Korean K-pop group Blackpink is rumored to be cast in the role of Luna Snow in an upcoming MCU project according to allkpop.com]

1st appearance of Crescent & Io

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1st appearance of Aero

1st appearance of Wave, a female Filipino superhero

1st cover appearance of Sword Master, not in the story

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1st appearance of Sword Master, later becomes Iron Fist

Sword Master previously appeared on the cover of War of the Realms: Agents of Atlas #1 but not in-story

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1st appearance of Tai Pham, a Green Lantern who inherited his ring from his grandmother

Marvel ⋅ 2021
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1st appearance of Taegukgi, a Korean superhero

1st partial team appearance of Tiger Division

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1st appearance of the Monkey Prince

1st appearance of Pigsy, Zhu Bajie

Shoes aka Cheshire Cat revealed to be Lian Harper

Dana Tan appears as Batman Beyond

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1st appearance of Multo (Ghost) aka Nestor Abuba, an ex-Philippine Special Forces turned G.I. Joe

1st appearance of Black Hat aka Olivia Baipaj, a computer hacking specialist

Variant ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2021
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Variant cover art by InHyuk Lee featuring Ms. Marvel

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month edition

1:50 ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2021
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Variant virgin cover art by InHyuk Lee featuring Silk

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month edition

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