The Top 50 most powerful and most popular female Marvel Superheroes

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Marvel ⋅ Oct 2022
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Origin of Agatha Harkness, a younger version of the witch
Marvel ⋅ Nov 1964
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1st appearance of Dormammu, ruler of the Dark Dimension
1st appearance of Clea, future wife of Doctor Strange, unnamed
Doctor Strange first uses the phrase 'By The Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth
Marvel ⋅ Jul 2013
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1st team appearance of the Goddesses of Thunder, Thor's future granddaughters: Atli, Ellisiv and Frigg
Marvel ⋅ Jul 2016
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1st full appearance of Riri Williams, suits up in prototype armor
Marvel ⋅ Dec 1965
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1st team appearance of the Inhumans, a race created by the Kree: Triton, Karnak, Lockjaw, Gorgon, Medusa, Crystal and Black Bolt
1st cameo appearance of Black Bolt
1st appearance of Crystal, ability to manipulate the elements
1st appearance of Karnak, a skilled fighter and advisor to Black Bolt
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1st appearance of Triton
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1st appearance of Moon Girl, Lunella Lafayette
Marvel ⋅ Jul 2004
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1st appearance of Quake, Daisy Johnson
Marvel ⋅ Jul 1974
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1st appearance of Tigra, formerly Cat
Marvel ⋅ Jul 1980
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1st appearance of Bobbi Morse as Mockingbird
Hidden Message: interior panel of a vehicle in an airport parking lot with a vanity plate that reads FUQ
Marvel ⋅ Jun 1963
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1st appearance and origin of the Wasp
Marvel ⋅ Nov 1961
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1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
1st appearance of Mole Man
1st appearance of Giganto, a Deviant Mutate from Monster Isle
1st appearance of Tricephalous
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Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics
💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million
[SDCC 2022 - Phase 6 will open with the Fantastic Four film / March 2023 - Josh Friedman (‘Avatar: The Way of Water’) is set to write the script for the Fantastic Four movie / November 2023 - Pedro Pascal rumored to have been offered the role of Reed Richards]
Marvel ⋅ Mar 1965
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1st team appearance of the Frightful Four: Madame Medusa, Paste-Pot Pete, Sandman, Wizard
1st appearance of Medusa
Marvel ⋅ May 1989
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1st appearance of Jubilee, a Chinese-American teenager with the ability to emit fireworks from her fingers
📈 +227% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week
Marvel ⋅ Mar 1999
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1st appearance of Black Widow, Yelena Belova
[September 2022 - confirmed for the Thunderbolts movie]
⚠️ Debatable Firsts: it is disputed whether this is a full or cameo appearance. CGC labels this issue "1st appearance of the new Black Widow (Yelena Belova, face not shown)"
Marvel ⋅ Jul 1998
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1st appearance and origin of the real Monet St. Croix
Origin of Claudette and Nicole St. Croix
Origin of Emplate
Marvel ⋅ Feb 1976
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Patsy Walker becomes Hellcat after finding the first Cat's superhero suit
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1st full appearance of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel in-story
1st appearance of Bruno Carrelli
1st appearance of Tanalth the Pursuer
1st appearance of Dawn Greenwood, an ally of the Silver Surfer
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Copies ordered by retailers: 32,929
Marvel ⋅ Jan 2015
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1st full appearance of Jane Foster as Thor throughout the story, previously appeared in final page cameos
Key Variant ⋅ Marvel ⋅ Aug 2015
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Variant cover art by Chris Bachalo
1st cover appearance of Gwenpool, does not appear in story
Marvel ⋅ Apr 2005
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1st team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Patriot, Asgardian aka Wiccan, Hulkling, and Iron Lad, who is later revealed to be a young variant of Kang
[October 2022 - Wiccan aka Billy Kaplan, son of Scarlet Witch are rumored to appear in the Agatha TV series]
Marvel ⋅ Feb 1973
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1st appearance of Barbara Norris as Valkyrie
Valkyrie joins the Defenders
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1st full appearance of Angela in the Marvel Universe, later revealed to be Thor's sister
Marvel acquired the rights to Angela after nearly a decade of litigation between Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman in which Gaiman was victorious
Angela makes her first cameo in the Marvel Universe in Age of Ultron #10
Marvel ⋅ Sep 2014
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1st full appearance of Silk, a Korean-American girl who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker
[April 2021 - live-action Amazon TV series in the works / November 2022 - Lord & Miller (Into The Spider-Verse) will executive produce and Amy Kang (The Walking Dead) is the showrunner. Series titled Silk: Spider Society will be based on characters created by Dan Slott and be the first of more series based on characters in the Spider-Man universe]
📖 Spider-Verse Reading Order: read The Amazing Spider-Man #4 and #5
Marvel ⋅ Feb 1977
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1st appearance and origin of Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew
1st appearance and death of Otto Vermis
[June 2021 - Issa Rae will voice Spider-Woman in Into The Spider-Verse 2 / May 2023 - an animated Spider-Woman movie is in development]
Marvel ⋅ Jan 1992
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1st appearance of Squirrel Girl
Marvel ⋅ Mar 1964
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1st team appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto
1st appearance of Scarlet Witch
1st appearance of Quicksilver
1st appearance Mastermind, later becomes Jason Wyngarde
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1st appearance of Toad
2nd appearance of Magneto
Although the Scarlet Witch's costume is colored green on the cover, it is red in the story
[October 2023 - Toad rumored to appear in Deadpool 3 along with other previously seen villains from the Fox movies / December 2023 - a Brotherhood of Mutants projects is rumored to be in discussion for the MCU slate]
Marvel ⋅ May 2005
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1st appearance of Shuri, T'Challa's sister and future Black Panther
1st appearance of S'yan, the uncle of T'Challa who held the throne after T'Chaka's assassination
Marvel ⋅ Jan 1967
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1st appearance of Sif as she is depicted going forward which is visually different than Sif from Journey Into Mystery #102 (1964)
1st appearance of the Lurking Unknown, a Fear Lord
Marvel ⋅ Nov 1981
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1st appearance of Rogue
1st cover appearance of Mystique
1st and only appearance of a girl named Maddy Pryor should not be confused with Madelyne Pryor aka the Goblin Queen
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1st appearance of Silver Sable
1st team appearance of the Wild Pack
[March 2022 - speculation Silver Sable will be introduced in Kraven and have a tweaked origin, hailing from Russia with a possible family gang war featuring the Kravinoff vs Sablinova]
Marvel ⋅ Dec 2004
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First mention of S.W.O.R.D., Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department, a division of S.H.I.E.L.D.
1st full appearance of Abigail Brand
Marvel ⋅ Oct 2011
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1st cameo appearance of the White Tiger, Ava Ayala
Marvel ⋅ Mar 1992
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1st appearance of Domino, previously seen in New Mutants #98 impersonated by Copycat
Origin of Cable
Marvel ⋅ Oct 1986
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1st appearance and origin of Betsy Braddock in U.S. comics, renamed Psylocke by Mojo
1st appearance of Meggan in U.S. comics
Marvel ⋅ Jan 1981
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1st appearance and origin of Elektra
1st cameo appearance of Robert 'Goldy' Goldman, dialogue only
First solo written work on Daredevil by Frank Miller - previous co-writer credit first occurred in issue #165
Elektra misspelled 'Elecktra' on the cover
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1st team appearance of New Mutants: Cannonball (1st), Psyche (1st), Wolfsbane (1st), Sunspot (1st), Karma
Psyche aka Dani Moonstar later becomes Mirage
1st appearance of the White Rook, a member of the Hellfire Club
Marvel ⋅ Feb 1980
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1st appearance and origin of She-Hulk, the cousin of Bruce Banner
[August 2023 - Season 2 rumored to be green lit]
Marvel ⋅ May 1975
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1st appearance of the new X-Men: Storm (1st), Nightcrawler (1st), Colossus (1st), Thunderbird (1st), Wolverine (3rd)
Many resources label this the 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and The Incredible Hulk #182 a second cameo
1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child, later becomes Magik
Introduction of Krakoa, the Living Island
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First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws
[April 2023 - Stefan Kapicic to reprise the role of Colossus in Deadpool]
Marvel ⋅ Dec 2001
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1st appearance of Elsa Bloodstone, daughter and successor of the famous monster hunter, Ulysses Bloodstone
1st appearance of Nosferatu in the Marvel Universe
[November 2023 - a Bloodstone project is rumored to be in development]
Marvel ⋅ Oct 1976
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Debut of new powers, Jean Grey is reborn as the Phoenix
Ten years later this moment would be further developed where the Phoenix is an actual cosmic entity of vast power that copied Grey’s physical form while placing her body in a cocoon to heal from her injuries
1st full appearance of Black Tom Cassidy
Marvel ⋅ Jan 1980
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The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1
1st appearance of Kitty Pryde
1st appearance of Emma Frost, the White Queen
1st cameo team appearance of The Hellfire Club, in shadows
Marvel ⋅ Jul 1985
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1st appearance of Nebula, the adopted daughter of Thanos
Marvel ⋅ Dec 1999
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1st appearance of Echo, a highly-skilled martial artist who is also deaf
Marvel ⋅ Jun 1975
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1st appearance of Gamora
2nd appearance of Pip the Troll
3rd appearance of Magus
Debut of new Adam Warlock costume
Marvel ⋅ Nov 2001
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1st appearance of Jessica Jones
[May 2022 - Ritter tweeted a picture of her and actor Mike Colter with initials of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage plus the hashtags #marvel and #bigtease / rumored to appear in She-Hulk]
Marvel ⋅ Mar 1975
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1st appearance of Misty Knight, the first black female Marvel hero without superpowers
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1st appearance of the Black Cat
Marvel ⋅ Feb 2004
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1st appearance of X-23, Laura Kinney
Laura Kinney debuted in the animated series X-Men: Evolution (2003)
[March 2023 - speculation Dafne Keen will reprise the role of X-23 in Deadpool 3]
Marvel ⋅ Jan 1977
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1st appearance of Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel
Carol first appears without powers in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 and gains powers in Captain Marvel #18
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1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau later becomes Photon, then Spectrum
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