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  • 1st appearance and origin of Needle
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  • 1st appearance of Gypsy Moth, a mutant who manipulates fabrics with her mind
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  • Origin of Quasar, how Marvel Man transformed into Quasar
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  • 1st appearance of Waxman, a scientist who has a rare skin condition
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  • 1st appearance of Titania, Davida DeVito, later becomes Lascivious
  • 1st appearance of Screaming Mimi
  • 1st appearance of Poundcakes
  • 1st appearance of Letha
  • 1st team appearance of The Grapplers, a female wrestling team
  • Death of Deathlok
  • [March 2020 - speculation began after an on set video leaked that The Grapplers could be the characters in the footage and possibly introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with a more prominent role later in the She-Hulk series]
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  • 1st appearance of Chthon, possesses the Scarlet Witch
  • 1st appearance of Magda, the wife of Magneto and mother to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch
  • *it is also first hinted at that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are siblings and Magneto is their father
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  • 1st appearance of Giant-Man, formerly Black Goliath
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  • First meeting of Spider-Man and Spider-Woman in the mainstream Marvel Universe although they did appear together earlier in Spidey Super Stories #32 but it is an alternate reality
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  • 1st appearance of Nth Man
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  • 1st appearance of Impossible Woman
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  • 1st appearance of HER (AKA Ayesha and Paragon)
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  • Classic battle of Spider-Man vs the Hulk (oversized)
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  • New team appearance of the Serpent Squad: Anaconda, Black Mamba, Death Adder, Sidewinder
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  • Origin of the Eternals, Deviants and Mutants begins when the First Host of Celestials visit Earth
  • *this back-up story is canon
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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
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  • 1st appearance of Maelstrom, an Inhuman/Deviant hybrid
  • 1st appearance of Gronk
  • 1st appearance of Phobius
  • 1st appearance of Helio
  • 1st cameo appearance of Deathurge
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  • 1st full appearance of Deathurge, the herald of Oblivion
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  • Origin of Air-Walker
  • Origin of Firelord
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  • 1st appearance of Atra, an alchemist who created the powerful black magic relic, The Serpent Crown
  • 1st appearance of Phraug, emperor of the Deviant Empire, Lemuria
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  • 1st limited series published by Marvel Comics
  • 1st appearance of Blitkrieger
  • 1st full appearance of the Collective Man
  • 1st appearance of Shamrock
  • 1st appearance of Defensor
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  • 1st appearance of Demogorge the God-Eater
  • Origin of Gaea
  • Includes the first map of Asgard
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  • 1st meeting of Hawkeye and Mockingbird
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  • Origin and new costume design of Hawkeye
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  • 1st appearance of Bombshell, Wendy Conrad
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  • 1st appearance of Madcap
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  • 1st appearance of Armadillo
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  • 1st team appearance of Serpent Society (formerly Serpent Squad): Cottonmouth, Bushmaster, Death Adder, Princess Python, Black Mamba, Diamondback, Cobra, Anaconda, Constrictor, Sidewinder, Asp and The Rattler
  • 1st appearance of Cottonmouth, Diamondback, Asp, Bushmaster and The Rattler
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  • 1st appearance of Flag Smasher
  • [December 2019 - rumors that U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M. will appear in either Black Widow or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier or both. If this is true, Flag Smasher could appear as their leader]
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  • Death of M.O.D.O.K.
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  • 1st team appearance of Death-Throws
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  • Death of Death Adder
  • Death of Blue Streak
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  • Death of 18 super-villains by Scourge
  • Origin of Diamondback
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  • Classic cover art by Mike Zeck
  • 1st appearance of TESS-One
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  • 1st team appearance of U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M. AKA Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Army To Unite Mankind, a team led by Flag Smasher
  • [February 2020 - U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M. rumored to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier]
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  • 1st appearance of Spitfire, Jennifer Swensen, the pilot of a powerful suit of armor
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  • 1st team appearance of D.P. 7: Mastodon, Blur, Friction, Scuzz, Glitter, Twilight, Antibody
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  • 1st appearance of John Walker as Super-Patriot, later becomes U.S. Agent
  • 1st team appearance of The Buckies: Lemar Hoskins, later becomes Battlestar, Hector Lenox and Jerome Johnson, later become Left-Winger and Right-Winger
  • Specialty border celebrating Marvel's 25th Anniversary (post-Atlas and Timely) since Fantastic Four #1 was published in November 1961
  • [August 2020 - John Walker confirmed to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier]
  • [November 2020 - a leaked photo of a flower delivery truck with the company name 'Hoskins Family Flowers' hints at Lemar Hoskins potentially appearing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Slug, a massively obese druglord associated with The Kingpin
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  • 1st full appearance of Slug
  • 1st appearance of Priscilla Lyons (later becomes Vagabond)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of D-Man in costume (Demolition Man)
  • 1st appearance of Bludgeon
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  • 1st team appearance of Night Shift: Brothers Grimm, Gypsy Moth, The Needle, Tatterdemalion, Shroud, Digger, Dansen Macabre and Tick Tock
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  • Steve Rogers resigns as Captain America
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  • 1st appearance of the fourth Captain America, John Walker, formerly Super-Patriot
  • [August 2020 - John Walker confirmed to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier]
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  • Lemar Hoskins becomes Bucky, sidekick to John Walker, Captain America
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  • 1st team appearance of The Watchdogs
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  • Steve Rogers becomes The Captain
  • Priscilla Lyons becomes Vagabond, costume inspired by Captain America
  • 1st appearance of Brother Nature, an eco-terrorist
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  • 1st appearance of The Captain (Steve Rogers) in what would become the U.S. Agent costume
  • Cover homage to Avengers #4
  • 1st appearance of Black Racer, Copperhead, Fer-de-Lance and Puff Adder
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  • 1st appearance of Lemar Hoskins as Battlestar
  • [November 2019 - strongly rumored to be in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ series]
  • 1st appearance of Rock Python
  • 1st cameo appearance of Coachwhip
  • 1st cameo appearance of Boomslang
  • 1st appearance of Left-Winger and Right-Winger
  • Cover homage of Daredevil #43
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  • 1st full appearance of Coachwhip (cameo in Captain America #341)
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  • 1st team appearance of the Supreme Soviets: Red Guardian (Josef Petkus) becomes Steel Guardian, Perun, Sputnik, Crimson Dynamo
  • 1st appearance of Fantasma, a sorceress who worked for the Winter Guard
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  • 1st appearance of John Walker as U.S. Agent, formerly Super-Patriot
  • [August 2020 - John Walker confirmed to appear in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier]
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  • 1st appearance of Mother Night, formerly Suprema, nanny of Red Skull's daughter
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  • Origin of Quasar (Wendell Vaughan)
  • 1st Quasar solo series
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Crossbones, in shadows
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  • 2nd cameo appearance of Crossbones
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  • 1st cover and full appearance of Crossbones
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  • 1st appearance of Venom outside of a Spider-Man book
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Atlas (Captain Att-Lass) AKA Titanium Man, a member of Starforce
  • 1st full appearance of M.O.D.A.M, [Mechanized Organism Designed for Aggressive Maneuvers], the female equivalent of M.O.D.O.K., (pre-transformation appearances of M.O.D.A.M. occur in West Coast Avengers #36 and Solo Avengers #16)
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  • Controversial issue due to drug use
  • *following a drug lab explosion, Captain America inhales the fumes of a drug called "Ice" which has a pronounced effect due to the Super Soldier Serum in his blood
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  • 1st appearance of 'Buried Alien" (appears once more in a Marvel comics as Fast Forward - Quasar #58)
  • The Runner challenges all of Earth's speedsters to a race that is won by a stranger who bursts through a dimensional rift, crowning him 'the fastest man alive'
  • The stranger has amnesia but vaguely remembers his name sounds something like 'Buried Alien' (Barry Allen, The Flash)
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  • 50th Anniversary of Captain America in comics
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  • 1st appearance of Infinity, twin sister of Eternity
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  • 1st appearance of Superia, a time-traveling terrorist who strives toward a future ruled by women
  • ***other sources report a different issue but Key Collector Comics cross-references all information with the actual comic
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  • 1st appearance of the second Jack O' Lantern
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  • 1st "Venomized" character on a comic cover (character does not appear in story)
  • Alternate reality version of an alien symbiote Thor
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  • Korath-Thak becomes Korath the Pursuer
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  • Quasar #32-34 were numbered #1-3 for readers who were regular newsstand buyers since Quasar was not typically sold outside of a comic shop and this issue fell into the Operation Galactic Storm crossover with titles: Captain America, Avengers West Coast, Wonder Man, Iron Man
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  • Quasar #32-34 were numbered #1-3 for readers who were regular newsstand buyers since Quasar was not typically sold outside of a comic shop and this issue fell into the Operation Galactic Storm crossover with titles: Captain America, Avengers West Coast, Wonder Man, Iron Man
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  • Captain America transforms into a werewolf (Capwolf) after being injected with a mutagen
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  • 1st partial team appearance of the Time Variance Authority: Mister Tesseract, Mister Alternity. Justice Might, Justice Truth, Justice Liberty
  • [February 2020 - the Time Variance Authority has been confirmed. This issue introduces multiple members of the agency]
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  • 2nd appearance of The Flash in the Marvel Universe
  • 1st appearance occurs in Quasar #17 when the Runner challenges all of Earth's speedsters to a race that is won by a stranger who bursts through a dimensional rift, crowning him 'the fastest man alive'
  • The stranger has amnesia but vaguely remembers his name sounds something like 'Buried Alien' (Barry Allen, The Flash)
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  • 1st appearance of Americop
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  • 1st appearance of Free Spirit, an ally of Captain America
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Jack Flag
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  • 1st team appearance of the Starmasters: Beta Ray Bill, Silver Surfer, Quasar
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  • In accordance with the writer Mark Gruenwald's wishes, his cremated ashes were mixed with the ink in the first printing edition of this trade paperback
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