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Artist's Firsts IV

Artist's Firsts IV Legendary artists in comics and their first published work

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  • First interior art by J. Scott Campbell (as Jeffery Scott), two pin-ups and a caricature page featuring the artists who worked on the issue
  • First artwork in comics by Brett Booth
  • Booth's art appeared in advertisements prior to this issue
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Battle Pope
  • First written work in the comic book industry by Robert Kirkman
  • First artwork in comics by Tony Moore
  • * Image reprinted this issue in 2005 with a nearly identical cover
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  • First cover art by Alex Ross for Marvel
  • *Epic is a defunct imprint of Marvel Comics
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  • First written and illustrated work in comics by Don Rosa
  • Nominated for a Harvey Award
  • Later, Rosa won an Eisner for 'Best Serialized Story' for a 12-chapter contribution to Scrooge history with The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
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  • First interior art by Terry Moore
  • Full black & white issue of pin-up art by various creators featuring anthropomorphic characters in swimsuits
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  • First interior art by Jose 'Pepe' Gonzalez
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  • First cover art by Ken Kelly
  • *Ken Kelly painted the cover but Frank Frazetta repainted the woman's face
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  • First interior art in comics by Joe Madureira, in a story titled 'What's Wrong With This Picture?'
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  • First cover art by Adam Hughes
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  • First cover art by Dan Parent
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  • First published art by John Byrne
  • Independent one-shot created for the Alberta College of Art & Design student exhibition
  • *value unknown
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  • First cover art by Jenny Frison
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  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • First professionally published artwork in comics by George Perez, interior two-page backup story
  • Prior to the publication of this issue, George Perez was published in the science-fiction magazine Hot Stuf'
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  • 1st published cover art in the comic book industry by Jee-Hyung Lee
  • Promotional comic created by Marvel in conjunction with Child Life Council for Children's Hospitals
  • Reported to have a print run of 250,000 copies
  • Includes a pin-up poster of Iron Man and Fing Fang Foom
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  • First cover art by Todd McFarlane, specifically the image of Scorpio Rose
  • *this issue went on-sale the same day as Infinity Inc. #14
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  • First artwork in comics by Greg Horn
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  • First interior art by Jim Lee, interior inks
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  • First interior art by John Buscema
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  • First interior art by Jock