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  • 1st appearance of Starfire (becomes Red Star)
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  • Scarce, final issue
  • Cover art by Neal Adams
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  • 1st and only appearance of a character similar to Swamp Thing, written by Len Wein who also created Swamp Thing
  • House of Secrets #92 was published before this issue though many sellers label Phantom Stranger #14 a "prototype" of Swamp Thing which would imply that it was published first
  • Marvel introduced Man-Thing in Savage Tales Magazine #1 just one month prior to House of Secrets #92 which was then followed by Phantom Stranger #14
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  • 1st appearance of Cynthina Von Doom, mother of Doctor Doom
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  • 1st appearance of Ghost Rider, Lincoln Slade, brother of Carter Slade
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  • 1st appearance of Cassandra Craft, an ally of Phantom Stranger and an occultist
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Man-Thing
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  • 1st appearance of Nebula Man and Lord Havok (Maxwell Lord)
  • 1st meeting of the Golden Age Wonder Woman & the Silver Age Wonder Woman
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  • 1st appearance and origin of The Swamp Thing, Alec Holland
  • 1st cameo appearance of Anton Arcane
  • 1st appearance of Matt Cable, later becomes the Sandman's raven
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Un-Men
  • 1st appearance of Nathan Ellery, the man who caused the explosion that created Swamp Thing
  • First ongoing Swamp Thing solo title
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  • Red Tornado destroyed, returns in Justice League of America #105
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  • 1st full appearance of Anton Arcane
  • 1st cameo appearance of Patchwork Man
  • 2nd appearance of the Swamp Thing, Alec Holland
  • 1st full team appearance of the Un-Men
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  • Phantom Stranger joins the JLA
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  • 1st appearance of Human Target
  • Classic cover art by Neal Adams
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  • First professionally published artwork in the comic book industry by Walt Simonson
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  • 1st full appearance of the Patchwork Man
  • 1st appearance of Abby Arcane
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  • 1st appearance of Civet
  • Elongated Man joins the JLA
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  • Discovery of new powers, the ability to regenerate damaged or severed limbs
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  • Red Tornado joins the JLA
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  • Cover art by Mike Ploog
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  • First solo story featuring the Thing
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  • 1st team appearance of The Freedom Fighters: Uncle Sam, The Ray, Black Condor, Doll Man, Phantom Lady and the Human Bomb
  • 1st appearance of Earth-X, a parallel Earth where The Third Reich won World War II
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  • 1st appearance of Brother Voodoo, Jericho Drumm, later renamed Doctor Voodoo
  • [Feb 2020 - speculation that Voodoo will appear in Doctor Strange II]
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Brother Voodoo
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  • 1st team-up of Spider-Man and Ghost Rider
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Orb, a humanoid body with an eyeball for a head
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  • 1st appearance of Baron Samedi
  • 3rd appearance of Brother Voodoo
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  • Cover art by Bernie Wrightson
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  • Luke Cage adopts the name Power Man
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  • 2nd appearance of John Stewart
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  • 1st appearance of Anthony Lupus (werewolf)
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  • Yearbook: Cover art montage of previous covers
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  • Iconic cover art by Bernie Wrightson
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  • 1st appearance of Black Talon, Desmond Drew
  • Final appearance of Brother Voodoo in Strange Tales
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  • 1st appearance of Nebulon, an alien geologist
  • Classic battle of The Defenders vs Squadron Sinister
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  • 1st appearance of Libra, later becomes a herald of Darkseid
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  • Final Bernie Wrightson art on a Swamp Thing title
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  • 1st appearance of Cottonmouth
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Golem
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  • 1st appearance of Sandy the Golden Boy as the new Sandman
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  • 1st appearance of Moondog the Malicious
  • Bondage cover
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  • Rebirth of Adam Warlock
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  • Team-up of The Defenders and Son of Satan
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  • First meeting of Spider-Man and Shang-Chi
  • First crossover of Shang-Chi outside of a Kung Fu series
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Wolverine
  • Marvel Value Stamp Series A #67 - Cyclops
  • This issue, by far, is the most debated "cameo versus full" book and likely the main reason "cameo" became such a significant yet loosely defined term in comic book collecting
  • Theoretically, The Incredible Hulk #180 being labeled "cameo" of Wolverine was due to an oversight by Overstreet (see additional images)
  • In the 1980/1981 edition of Overstreet, Hulk#181 is labeled - 1st app of Wolverine and Hulk#180 is without a descriptor, commanding the same value as issues #151 - #176
  • In the 1981/1982 Overstreet, the description had been amended to read #180 - 1st app. Wolverine but mislabeled #181 and #182 - Wolverine cameo
  • Finally, in 1982/1983, Overstreet labeled Hulk #180 - 1st app. Wolverine (cameo) and #181 - Wolverine app. #182 - Wolverine cameo
  • In recent years, Marvel has taken a stance on Hulk #180 as the first appearance of Wolverine, wanting to eliminate the term "cameo" altogether, presumably to avoid this exact debate
  • But in years past, official Marvel guidebooks and trading cards would often trade-off which issue was given the coveted 1st (full) appearance designation (see additional images)
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of the Wrecking Crew: Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Wrecker
  • 1st meeting of Luke Cage and the Defenders
  • All characters appear in a final page cameo for the first time with the exception of the Wrecker who first appeared in Thor #148
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  • 1st full appearance of Wolverine
  • Marvel Value Stamp Series A #54 - Shanna the She-Devil
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Wrecking Crew: Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Wrecker
  • All characters appear in full for the first time with the exception of the Wrecker who first appeared in Thor #148
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  • 2nd appearance of Wolverine
  • Many sources cite this as a cameo appearance of Wolverine and Giant-Size X-Men #1 as a 2nd full appearance
  • 1st appearance of Hammer and Anvil
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  • 2nd appearance of the Wrecking Crew
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  • 2nd appearance of Zzzax
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  • 1st appearance of Multiple Man
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  • Partial origin of Silver Surfer and Shalla-Bal
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  • 1st appearance and death of the Devastator
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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
  • First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws
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  • 1st appearance of Glorian, whose power to warp reality and give people what they desire was bestowed upon him by the Shaper of Worlds (1st appeared as Thomas Gideon in FF #34)
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  • Classic battle of the Hulk vs Doc Samson
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  • 1st appearance of the third Human Fly, Richard Deacon
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  • 1st team appearance of the Time-Twisters, an impure version of the Time Keepers, both beings with the ability to manipulate time
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  • Cover art by Bernie Wrightson
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  • 1st appearance of He Who Remains, creator of the Time-Keepers
  • [July 2021- the name used for a Kang variant in the Loki Disney+ series]
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  • Battle of Thor vs Firelord
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  • Anniversary of The Incredible Hulk #200
  • Marvel Value Stamp Series B #25 - Spider-Man
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  • 1st appearance of Gideo Faust
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Jigsaw, unseen sniper
  • 1st meeting of Spider-Man and Nightcrawler
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  • 1st appearance of Jigsaw
  • Scarred version of the character appears in Punisher series on Netflix
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  • Death of Jarella, killed by a power surge explosion resulting from the Hulk defeating a robot
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  • 1st modern appearance of Signalman
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  • A young Frank Miller's letter to the editor
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  • 1st appearance of Eliminator
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  • 1st full team appearance of the Witches of New Salem
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  • 1st appearance of Rocket Racer
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  • 1st team appearance of Salem's Seven: Brutacus, Gazelle, Hydron, Reptilia, Thornn, Valume and Vertigo - a group of witches hand-selected by Nicholas Scratch
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  • 1st appearance of Slaymaster, a master of hand-to-hand combat
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  • Partial origin of the Punisher
  • Origin and death of Hitman
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the third Clayface (Preston Payne)
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  • 1st full appearance of the third Clayface, Preston Payne
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  • 1st appearance of Lucius Fox
  • [DC Fandome - Fox to also appear on Pennyworth and in a new comic series by 12 Years A Slave writer, John Ridley]
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  • 1st appearance of Tiffany Fox, the daughter of Lucius Fox who becomes Batgirl in the Future's End reality
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  • 1st appearance of Maxie Zeus
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  • Batman and Catwoman first official date and romantic kiss
  • 1st appearance of Tim Fox, the son of Lucius Fox and the Next Batman
  • 🔮 As far as comics go, DC seems committed to Jace as Batman which could also prove to be true for film or TV
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  • Origin of Crazy-Quilt
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  • 1st appearance of Firebug
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  • Classic story written by Len Wein featuring the Joker "Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker…"
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  • 2nd appearance of Tim Fox
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  • Cover art by Jim Aparo
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Reservoir
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  • Battle of Batman vs the Hulk
  • One-shot DC/Marvel crossover
  • The actual title of the story is 'The Monster and the Madman'
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  • 1st appearance of the DemolitionTeam: Steamroller, Jackhammer, Hardhat, Rosie and Scoopshovel
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  • John Stewart becomes the new Green Lantern after Hal quits in issue #181
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  • Origin of John Stewart
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  • First U.S. reprint of The Incredible Hulk #180 and #181
  • 18-pages reprinted from The Incredible Hulk #180
  • 18-pages reprinted from The Incredible Hulk #181
  • 6-pages reprinted from Marvel Comics #335 (U.K. publication) - Hercules versus Wolverine
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  • 1st appearance of Amanda Waller, director of the Suicide Squad
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel after Crisis on Infinite Earths integrated the Fawcett characters into the DC Universe
  • 1st appearance of Brimstone
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  • 1st team appearance of the Justice League International: Batman, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Dr. Fate, Dr. Light, Guy Gardener, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle
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  • Published on the 10th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope
  • First printing has a Transformers advertisement on the back cover
  • Original story with 3-D effects
  • Copyright information titles this issue as Blackthorne 3-D Series #30
  • Polybagged with 3-D glasses
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  • 1st appearance of Darkwing Duck in comics
  • Premiere issue of a four-part limited series published by Disney
  • [November 2020 - Darkwing Duck is going to be rebooted with the possibility of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg producing]
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  • Final issue in the Carnage Unleashed arc
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  • Team-up of Batman and Edgar Allan Poe
  • Five-issue Elseworlds series that takes place in the 1880s, not in-continuity
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