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Featuring Key Issues that introduce more than 5 characters that had, or still have, a continued presence in comics

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  • 1st full appearance of the Scarred Guardian, a Guardian of the Universe
  • 1st cameo appearance of Atrocitus and the Red Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo appearance of Larfleeze and the Orange Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Blue Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo appearance of Munk and the Indigo Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Black Lantern Corps
  • Death of Anti-Monitor
  • Cameo appearance in background of an Alien Xenomorph, Predator and the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth as various Lanterns
  • 1st full appearance of the Scarred Guardian, a Guardian of the Universe
  • 1st cameo appearance of Atrocitus and the Red Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo appearance of Larfleeze and the Orange Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Blue Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo appearance of Munk and the Indigo Lantern Corps
  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Black Lantern Corps
  • Death of Anti-Monitor
  • Cameo appearance in background of an Alien Xenomorph, Predator and the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth as various Lanterns
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  • 1st appearance of the second Enchantress, Sylvie Lushton
  • 1st appearance of the second Melter, a mutant
  • 1st appearance of Big Zero, a white supremacist with size-altering abilities
  • 1st appearance of Egghead, an android accomplice of Big Zero
  • 1st appearance of Executioner, son of Princess Python
  • 1st appearance of Coat of Arms
  • 1st team appearance of the Young Masters of Evil: Enchantress, Melter, Big Zero, Egghead, Executioner, Coat of Arms
  • 1st appearance of the second Enchantress, Sylvie Lushton
  • 1st appearance of the second Melter, a mutant
  • 1st appearance of Big Zero, a white supremacist with size-altering abilities
  • 1st appearance of Egghead, an android accomplice of Big Zero
  • 1st appearance of Executioner, son of Princess Python
  • 1st appearance of Coat of Arms
  • 1st team appearance of the Young Masters of Evil: Enchantress, Melter, Big Zero, Egghead, Executioner, Coat of Arms
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  • 1st appearance of Orion, son of Darkseid
  • 1st appearance of Highfather, Leader of New Genesis
  • 1st appearance of Metron, Boom Tube inventor
  • 1st appearance of Orion's half-brother, Kalibak
  • 1st appearance of Lightray
  • 1st team appearance of the Parademons
  • Introduction of New Genesis and Apokolips
  • Debut of the Mobius Chair
  • 1st appearance of Orion, son of Darkseid
  • 1st appearance of Highfather, Leader of New Genesis
  • 1st appearance of Metron, Boom Tube inventor
  • 1st appearance of Orion's half-brother, Kalibak
  • 1st appearance of Lightray
  • 1st team appearance of the Parademons
  • Introduction of New Genesis and Apokolips
  • Debut of the Mobius Chair
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  • 1st appearance of Sea-Spider
  • 1st appearance of Sun-Spider
  • 1st appearance of Spidair
  • 1st appearance of Spider-Requiem
  • 1st appearance of Spider-Sting
  • 1st appearance of Garden-Spider
  • 1st appearance of White Widow
  • 1st appearance of V
  • Characters introduced in this issue were previewed in bios created by Spider-Man fans
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 19,178
  • 1st appearance of Sea-Spider
  • 1st appearance of Sun-Spider
  • 1st appearance of Spidair
  • 1st appearance of Spider-Requiem
  • 1st appearance of Spider-Sting
  • 1st appearance of Garden-Spider
  • 1st appearance of White Widow
  • 1st appearance of V
  • Characters introduced in this issue were previewed in bios created by Spider-Man fans
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 19,178
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  • 1st appearance of Ares, Greek god of war, in Marvel continuity
  • [April 2021 - speculation that Ares will appear in Thor Love & Thunder and/or on a team]
  • 1st appearance of Hermes (Mercury), messenger god
  • 1st appearance of Hera, the wife of Zeus
  • 1st appearance of Dionysius, god of wine
  • 1st cameo appearance of Artemis (Diana), goddess of hunters
  • 1st cameo appearance of Hephaestus (Vulcan), weapons-maker of the gods
  • 1st appearance of Harokin, a deceased Asgardian adversary to Thor
  • 1st appearance of Tana Nile, a Rigellian colonizer in disguise
  • 1st appearance of Ares, Greek god of war, in Marvel continuity
  • [April 2021 - speculation that Ares will appear in Thor Love & Thunder and/or on a team]
  • 1st appearance of Hermes (Mercury), messenger god
  • 1st appearance of Hera, the wife of Zeus
  • 1st appearance of Dionysius, god of wine
  • 1st cameo appearance of Artemis (Diana), goddess of hunters
  • 1st cameo appearance of Hephaestus (Vulcan), weapons-maker of the gods
  • 1st appearance of Harokin, a deceased Asgardian adversary to Thor
  • 1st appearance of Tana Nile, a Rigellian colonizer in disguise
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Nine AKA the Midnight Sons: Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, Morbius, Blade, Hannibal King, Frank Drake, Sam Buchanan, Victoria Montesi, Louise Hastings
  • 1st appearance of the Caretaker
  • 1st appearance of Lilith, mother of demons
  • 1st appearance of Meatmarket, offspring of Lilith
  • [July 2021 - reports that Marvel registered the LLC, Richmond Street Productions for a streaming series leading speculators to believe that it is a reference to the location of the cemetery where Dan Ketch was resurrected as the Ghost Rider]
  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Nine AKA the Midnight Sons: Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, Morbius, Blade, Hannibal King, Frank Drake, Sam Buchanan, Victoria Montesi, Louise Hastings
  • 1st appearance of the Caretaker
  • 1st appearance of Lilith, mother of demons
  • 1st appearance of Meatmarket, offspring of Lilith
  • [July 2021 - reports that Marvel registered the LLC, Richmond Street Productions for a streaming series leading speculators to believe that it is a reference to the location of the cemetery where Dan Ketch was resurrected as the Ghost Rider]
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  • 1st team appearance of Gen 13: Caitlin Fairchild, Burnout, Freefall, Grunge, Lynch, Rainmaker
  • 1st team appearance of Gen 13: Caitlin Fairchild, Burnout, Freefall, Grunge, Lynch, Rainmaker
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Mindbender, as Dr. Brainwave
  • 1st appearance of Crank-Case
  • 1st appearance of Bazooka
  • 1st appearance of Airtight
  • 1st appearance of Heavy Metal
  • 1st appearance of B.A.T.S
  • 1st appearance of Dr. Mindbender, as Dr. Brainwave
  • 1st appearance of Crank-Case
  • 1st appearance of Bazooka
  • 1st appearance of Airtight
  • 1st appearance of Heavy Metal
  • 1st appearance of B.A.T.S
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  • 1st team appearance of the Immortal Weapons
  • 1st appearance of Fat Cobra
  • 1st appearance of The Bride of Nine Spiders
  • 1st appearance of Dog Brother #1
  • 1st appearance of Prince of Orphans
  • 1st appearance of Tiger's Beautiful Daughter
  • 1st team appearance of the Immortal Weapons
  • 1st appearance of Fat Cobra
  • 1st appearance of The Bride of Nine Spiders
  • 1st appearance of Dog Brother #1
  • 1st appearance of Prince of Orphans
  • 1st appearance of Tiger's Beautiful Daughter
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  • 1st appearance of Bleez
  • 1st appearance of Dex-Starr
  • 1st appearance of Zilius Zox and other Red Lanterns
  • 1st appearance of Saint Walker, Blue Lantern
  • 1st appearance of Bleez
  • 1st appearance of Dex-Starr
  • 1st appearance of Zilius Zox and other Red Lanterns
  • 1st appearance of Saint Walker, Blue Lantern
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  • Origin of Odin
  • Origin of Thor, revealed that Gaea is the mother of Thor
  • 1st appearance of the Council of God-Heads: Ammon Ra, Anu, Baiame, Buddha, Buluku, Itzamna, Izanagi, Manitou, Nuada, Okonorote, Ukko, Ulgen, Tezcatlipoca, Tomazooma, Vishnu, Viracocha, Zeus
  • Origin of Odin
  • Origin of Thor, revealed that Gaea is the mother of Thor
  • 1st appearance of the Council of God-Heads: Ammon Ra, Anu, Baiame, Buddha, Buluku, Itzamna, Izanagi, Manitou, Nuada, Okonorote, Ukko, Ulgen, Tezcatlipoca, Tomazooma, Vishnu, Viracocha, Zeus
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  • 1st appearance of Scream
  • 1st cameo appearance of Agony
  • 1st cameo appearance of Lasher
  • 1st cameo appearance of Phage
  • 1st cameo appearance Riot
  • 1st appearance of Scream
  • 1st cameo appearance of Agony
  • 1st cameo appearance of Lasher
  • 1st cameo appearance of Phage
  • 1st cameo appearance Riot
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  • 1st team appearance of X-Statix: Coach, Anarchist, Battering Ram, Gin Genie, La Nuit, Plazm, Sluk, Zeitgeist, Doop and U-Go Girl
  • 1st team appearance of X-Statix: Coach, Anarchist, Battering Ram, Gin Genie, La Nuit, Plazm, Sluk, Zeitgeist, Doop and U-Go Girl
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  • Infinite Destinies part three
  • 1st full team appearance of Tiger Division: The General, Luna Snow, Mr. Enigma, Gun-R II, Auntie Ante, White Fox
  • Infinite Destinies part three
  • 1st full team appearance of Tiger Division: The General, Luna Snow, Mr. Enigma, Gun-R II, Auntie Ante, White Fox
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  • 1st team appearance of the Secret Warriors: Nick Fury, Phobos, Slingshot, Quake, Stonewall, Hellfire and Druid
  • 1st appearance of Stonewall, son of the Absorbing Man
  • 1st appearance of Druid, son of Doctor Druid
  • 1st appearance of Hellfire, descendant of the Phantom Rider
  • 1st appearance of Yo-Yo Rodriguez AKA Slingshot
  • Cover art inspired by Avengers #16
  • [May 2020 - Secret Warriors team is rumored to appear in the MCU]
  • 1st team appearance of the Secret Warriors: Nick Fury, Phobos, Slingshot, Quake, Stonewall, Hellfire and Druid
  • 1st appearance of Stonewall, son of the Absorbing Man
  • 1st appearance of Druid, son of Doctor Druid
  • 1st appearance of Hellfire, descendant of the Phantom Rider
  • 1st appearance of Yo-Yo Rodriguez AKA Slingshot
  • Cover art inspired by Avengers #16
  • [May 2020 - Secret Warriors team is rumored to appear in the MCU]
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  • 1st team appearance of Stormwatch: Battalion, Strafe, Diva, Fuji, Hellstrike and Winter
  • 1st appearance of Henry Bendix, the Weatherman
  • 1st team appearance of Stormwatch: Battalion, Strafe, Diva, Fuji, Hellstrike and Winter
  • 1st appearance of Henry Bendix, the Weatherman
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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
  • 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
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  • 1st appearance of Emily Bright, a girl who has been aware of her magical powers since birth
  • 1st appearance of Doyle Dormammu, the illegitimate son of Dormammu
  • 1st appearance of Shaylee Moonpeddle
  • 1st appearance of German Aguilar
  • 1st appearance of Zoe Laveau
  • 1st appearance of Alvi and Iric Brorson, sons of Asgardian, Bror
  • 1st appearance of Guslaug, a Frost Giant
  • 1st appearance of Toth, a crystal warrior
  • 1st appearance of Calvin Morse and Dessy
  • The Strange Academy preview was featured in multiple issues but the first four titles that went on sale with the preview on January 29th, 2020 were Thor #2, Ravencroft #1, Doctor Strange #2, Avengers #30
  • 1st appearance of Emily Bright, a girl who has been aware of her magical powers since birth
  • 1st appearance of Doyle Dormammu, the illegitimate son of Dormammu
  • 1st appearance of Shaylee Moonpeddle
  • 1st appearance of German Aguilar
  • 1st appearance of Zoe Laveau
  • 1st appearance of Alvi and Iric Brorson, sons of Asgardian, Bror
  • 1st appearance of Guslaug, a Frost Giant
  • 1st appearance of Toth, a crystal warrior
  • 1st appearance of Calvin Morse and Dessy
  • The Strange Academy preview was featured in multiple issues but the first four titles that went on sale with the preview on January 29th, 2020 were Thor #2, Ravencroft #1, Doctor Strange #2, Avengers #30
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Starjammers: Corsair, Ch'od, Hepzibah, Astra and Raza
  • Debut of Wolverine's Fang costume
  • 1st team appearance of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard
  • 1st appearance of the M'Krann Crystal
  • 1st appearance of Gladiator, leader of the Imperial Guard
  • 1st full appearance of D'Ken Neramani, a Shi’ar royal
  • 1st full team appearance of the Starjammers: Corsair, Ch'od, Hepzibah, Astra and Raza
  • Debut of Wolverine's Fang costume
  • 1st team appearance of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard
  • 1st appearance of the M'Krann Crystal
  • 1st appearance of Gladiator, leader of the Imperial Guard
  • 1st full appearance of D'Ken Neramani, a Shi’ar royal
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  • 1st team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Patriot, Iron Lad, Asgardian, Hulkling
  • Iron Lad revealed to be a variant of Kang
  • 1st team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Patriot, Iron Lad, Asgardian, Hulkling
  • Iron Lad revealed to be a variant of Kang
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of Alpha Flight: Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Shaman, Snowbird
  • [June 2020 - Alpha Flight rumored to make an appearance in the MCU]
  • 1st cameo team appearance of Alpha Flight: Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Shaman, Snowbird
  • [June 2020 - Alpha Flight rumored to make an appearance in the MCU]
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  • 1st appearance of Komodo, a girl who experimented with Dr. Connors' Lizard serum
  • 1st appearance of Trauma, a shapeshifter who can sense what people fear
  • 1st appearance of Hardball
  • 1st appearance of Cloud 9
  • 1st appearance of Tactigon, an Omega Level alien weapon
  • 1st appearance of The Gauntlet, drill instructor for The Initiative
  • 1st appearance of Komodo, a girl who experimented with Dr. Connors' Lizard serum
  • 1st appearance of Trauma, a shapeshifter who can sense what people fear
  • 1st appearance of Hardball
  • 1st appearance of Cloud 9
  • 1st appearance of Tactigon, an Omega Level alien weapon
  • 1st appearance of The Gauntlet, drill instructor for The Initiative
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  • 1st appearance of Death Locket AKA Rebecca Ryker, a teenage version of Deathlok
  • 1st appearance of Kid Briton, an alternate reality version of Captain Briton
  • 1st appearance of Cullen Bloodstone, brother of Elsa
  • 1st appearance of Anachronism, a boy whose soul had been merged with the spirit of a Celtic warlord
  • 1st appearance of Nara, an Atlantean
  • 1st appearance of Apex, a bio-engineered superhuman
  • Death of Mettle
  • 1st appearance of Death Locket AKA Rebecca Ryker, a teenage version of Deathlok
  • 1st appearance of Kid Briton, an alternate reality version of Captain Briton
  • 1st appearance of Cullen Bloodstone, brother of Elsa
  • 1st appearance of Anachronism, a boy whose soul had been merged with the spirit of a Celtic warlord
  • 1st appearance of Nara, an Atlantean
  • 1st appearance of Apex, a bio-engineered superhuman
  • Death of Mettle
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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
  • 1st appearance of Crescent & Io
  • 1st appearance of Aero
  • 1st appearance of Wave, a female Filipino superhero
  • 1st cover appearance of Sword Master, not in the story
  • 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
  • 1st appearance of Crescent & Io
  • 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 Hazmat, a woman confined to a hazmat suit who exudes radiation and other deadly substances
  • 1st appearance of Mettle, a skinless, armored mutant
  • 1st appearance of Striker, fame-obsessed mutant
  • 1st appearance of Veil, a young woman with the ability to transform into a gaseous state
  • 1st appearance of Finesse, a polymath with powers similar to Taskmaster who is suspected of being her father
  • 1st appearance of Hazmat, a woman confined to a hazmat suit who exudes radiation and other deadly substances
  • 1st appearance of Mettle, a skinless, armored mutant
  • 1st appearance of Striker, fame-obsessed mutant
  • 1st appearance of Veil, a young woman with the ability to transform into a gaseous state
  • 1st appearance of Finesse, a polymath with powers similar to Taskmaster who is suspected of being her father
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Green Lantern #25 DC $3 $9 $35
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1 Marvel $3 $9 $30
New Gods #1 DC $18 $65 $180
Spider-Verse #6 Marvel $8 $20 $80
Thor #129 Marvel $40 $120 $400
Ghost Rider #28 Marvel $4 $12 $40
Deathmate: Black Valiant $1 $2 $5
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #44 Marvel $1 $2 $5
Immortal Iron Fist #8 Marvel $3 $9 $30
Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 DC $2 $8 $25
Thor #300 Marvel $1 $3 $12
Venom: Lethal Protector #4 Marvel $3 $9 $30
X-Force #116 Marvel $3 $9 $30
Black Cat Annual #1 Marvel $1 $5 $18
Mighty Avengers #13 Marvel $1 $5 $15
Stormwatch #1 WildStorm $1 $2 $3
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 Marvel $10 $30 $100
Strange Academy #1 Marvel $10 $30 $100
Uncanny X-Men #107 Marvel $18 $60 $180
Young Avengers #1 Marvel $20 $80 $280
Uncanny X-Men #120 Marvel $15 $50 $180
Avengers: The Initiative #1 Marvel $1 $2 $3
Avengers Arena #1 Marvel $1 $5 $15
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 Marvel $4 $12 $40
Avengers Academy #1 Marvel $2 $8 $25