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1st cameo appearance of Xenophage, an alien symbiote hunter

[May 2024 - the Venom 3 trailer reveals a symbiote-hunting creature]

Marvel ⋅ 1996
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1st full appearance of Xenophage, an alien symbiote hunter

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1st full appearance of Phage

1st full appearance of Agony

1st full appearance of Riot

1st full appearance of Lasher

Marvel ⋅ 2004
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1st appearance of Pat Mulligan, later becomes Toxin

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1st appearance of Keeve Trennis, a Jedi Padawan

1st appearance of Sskeer, a Jedi Master

1st appearance of Estala Maru, a Jedi Master

1st full appearance of Avar Kriss, a Jedi Master

1st cameo appearance of Burryaga Agaburry

1st cameo appearance of Elzar Mann

Partial team appearance of the Grand Masters of the Jedi Order: Veter (1st), Stellan Gios (cameo) and Yoda

📖 Reading Order: the earliest era of stories in the official Star Wars canon

Free Comic Book Day ⋅ Titan ⋅ 2017
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Free Comic Book Day 2017 giveaway

1st appearance of Monster High in a comic book, previously appeared in magazines and graphic novels

[May 2024 - Universal developing a live-action movie]

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Six-issue limited series

Glow-in-the-dark cover, polybagged with a poster

Origin of Radioactive Man

Fictional publishing date (1952), each comic in the series parodies a different era in comic book history - issues that follow display a fictional issue number

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1st cameo appearance of Vernestra Rwoh

1st appearance of a Nihil member

1st cameo team appearance of the Drengir

1st appearance of Ceret and Terec, Jedi twins

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2nd cameo appearance of Venom

A copy of Amazing Spider-Man #299 is seen in the movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) being read by Jeff Conaway

⚠️ Debatable Firsts: Todd McFarlane explains in an interview that he considers The Amazing Spider-Man #299 the first full appearance of Venom but various comic book resources changed it to The Amazing Spider-Man #300

View additional images by tapping the cover image and swiping left

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First solo series featuring Venom

1st cameo appearance of General Orwell Taylor

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Marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson

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Iconic cover art by Erik Larsen

Marvel ⋅ 1980
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First ongoing Moon Knight title series

Origin of Moon Knight

1st appearance of Bushman, a mercenary and arch-nemesis of Moon Knight

1st appearance of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon who Marc Spector serves as its avatar

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1st team appearance of The Jury: Bomblast, Firearm, Ramshot, Screech, Sentry

1st full appearance of General Orwell Taylor

[May 2023 - the working title for Venom 3 is Orwell leading speculation that it is a reference to the villain]

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1st appearance of Beavis and Butt-Head in standard comic books

1st appearance of Daria in comic books

Marvel ⋅ 1991
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2nd appearance of Deadpool

1st appearance of Weapon X, Garrison Kane

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"Year One" part 1

Origin of Bruce Wayne

1st appearance of Holly Robinson, becomes an ally of Catwoman

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1st full appearance of Venom

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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

[April 2023 - Juno Temple’s casting in Venom 3 will likely cause speculation that she will portray Scream]

DC ⋅ 1973
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1st appearance of Steve Lombard, a reporter at the Daily Planet

[May 2024 - the casting of Beck Bennett in Superman has caused speculation that he will portray Steve Lombard / confirmed by James Gunn on Instagram]

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