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Footsloggers and soldiers of fortune, priests and poets, killers and cads - they fight for a future Galarchy, for cash, a cause, for the thrill of adventure

[November 2023 - Warner Bros. to develop for a franchise with Deadpool filmmaker Tim Miller]

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1st appearance of Morlun, a member of the Inheritors and a natural predator of Spider Totems

1st appearance of Ezekiel Sims, an ally of Spider-Man against Morlun

📖 Spider-Verse Reading Order: The Amazing Spider-Man #30 - #33, then The Amazing Spider-Man #35

Marvel ⋅ 2004
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1st appearance of Arana, the Spanish word for Spider and codename of Anya Corazon

1st team appearance of the Sisterhood of the Wasp

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1st appearance of Madame Web

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1st appearance of Mattie Franklin as the third Spider-Woman - previously appeared but not as Spider-Woman

1st appearance of the fourth Spider-Woman, Charlotte Witter, the granddaughter of Madame Web

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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]

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1st appearance of Dogpool

[July 2023 - confirmed to appear in Deadpool 3]

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1st full appearance of Spider-Woman, Julia Carpenter

First battle of She-Hulk vs Titania

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1st appearance of Griffin

1st appearance of Beast with blue fur

DC Vertigo ⋅ 1991
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1st appearance of the Dead Boy Detectives, the ghosts of two murdered boys who investigate mysteries

An adaptation of this property premiered on Netflix in 2024

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Eight-issue series by Tom King that imagines Supergirl as a hero with a traumatic past and an aggressive demeanor

[January 2023 - DC Studios will develop a 'Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow' titled movie project inspired by this series that sees Supergirl as a more aggressive hero after a traumatic upbringing / January 2024 - Milly Alcock cast as Supergirl]

WildStorm ⋅ 1999
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1st appearance of the second Engineer, a scientist who replaced her blood with liquid nanites

1st appearance of Jeroen Thornedike, the new Doctor with reality altering powers

1st appearance of Gamorra, a dictator

[January 2023 - a movie based on the extremely violent team The Authority is planned for James Gunn's DC Studios Chapter One, Gods and Monsters]

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1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone

1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an unnamed infant, considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe

Introduction of the Cosmic Control Rod, a weapon used by Annihilus that manipulates matter

Marvel ⋅ 1989
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1st cameo team appearance of The New Warriors: Nova, Night Thrasher, Namorita, Speedball, Firestar and Marvel Boy, later becomes Justice

1st cameo appearance of Night Thrasher

The character Marvel Boy shares no relation to other characters who also used the name Marvel Boy but he does share his real name, Vance Astrovik with the character known as Major Victory from Guardians of the Galaxy

Major Victory and Marvel Boy are the same person from two separate dimensions and exist in stories as mostly unrelated individuals

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1st full appearance of Sabra, an Israeli mutant with enhanced strength

[September 2022 - confirmed for the Captain America: New World Order film]

Image ⋅ 2021
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The only way to survive is to stay in the light or hitch a ride with Valentina, the ferryman who escorts people and goods along unlit roads with her luminescent 18-wheeler

[August 2021 - Scott Snyder confirms a Nocterra TV deal has been reached / November 2021 - writer Roberto Patino (DMZ, Westworld) attached to produce for Netflix / April 2023 - James Wan and his Atomic Monster company attached to Nocterra]

Marvel ⋅ 2002
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1st appearance of Fantomex, Weapon XIII

1st team appearance of X-Corporation (Paris): Darkstar, Multiple Man, Rictor, Monet St. Croix, Cannoball, Siryn

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First solo limited series featuring Deadpool

1st appearance of Slayback

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Three-issue limited series published by DC

This is the first Masters of the Universe title published by a major comic book company

Earlier He-Man related comics were distributed with action figures and were more closely related to children's picture books

Between July/August 1982, there were 16 issues that went on sale with a 14-page preview

Five were published on July 13, 1982:

Firestorm #6, DC Comics Presents #51, Arak #15, Justice League of America #208, Wonder Woman #29

1:25 ⋅ Marvel ⋅ 2023
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Variant cover art by Doaly

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