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  • Unofficial cover appearance of Black Adam and the Marvel Family with a text article about the characters’ history by Roy Thomas, one year prior to his first published comic written for Marvel
  • *eBay listings refer to this issue as Black Adam's first appearance since the Golden Age but this publication was a fan-made magazine (fanzine)
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  • First written work in the comic book industry by Roy Thomas
  • *Roy Thomas was one of the chief architects at Marvel introducing Conan the Barbarian into comics, serving as Editor-in-Chief after Stan Lee and contributing to the Avengers, X-Men, Thor and others over the course of decades
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  • Origin of The Howling Commandos
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  • 1st appearance and origin of El Tigre, a treasure hunter who was mutated by the Mystic Mists of the Savage Land which led to his suicide
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  • 1st appearance of Corporal Ricketts Johnson
  • Cover art by Dick Ayers featuring Hitler
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  • 1st appearance of Banshee, father of Siryn and cousin of Black Tom Cassidy
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  • 3rd appearance of Juggernaut
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  • Classic cover art by Marie Severin
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  • 1st appearance of Changeling, the 616 Marvel Universe version of Morph from the Exiles
  • 2nd appearance of Banshee
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  • 1st appearance of the Red Guardian (Alexi Shostakov), husband of Natasha Romanova, the Black Widow
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  • 1st team-up of original and new Avengers
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  • 1st appearance of Mekano, a villain whose strength is derived from an exo-skeleton suit
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  • Partial origin of the Black Widow
  • Origin and death of Natasha's husband, the Red Guardian
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  • Hercules joins the Avengers
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  • Origin back-up stories begin featuring the X-Men and the creation of the team
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  • 1st appearance of Whirlwind
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  • Debut of new X-Men costumes
  • Origin of Cyclops
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  • 1st appearance of Dane Whitman who becomes the third Black Knight
  • *Kit Harrington confirmed
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  • Origin of Cyclops continued
  • Frankenstein's monster appearance
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the third Black Knight, Dane Whitman in armor
  • *Kit Harrington confirmed
  • 1st appearance of Aragorn, the winged steed
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  • 1st appearance of Typhon, a Titan from Olympus
  • Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver quit the Avengers
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  • 1st appearance of Carol Danvers
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel
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  • Death of Changeling, disguised as Professor X
  • Origin of Cyclops continued
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  • 2nd appearance of Carol Danvers
  • 3rd appearance of Captain Marvel
  • 2nd appearance of Ronan the Accuser
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  • 2nd solo series featuring Namor the Sub-Mariner
  • Origin of Namor
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  • 1st appearance of Red Raven in the Silver Age
  • Origin of Iceman, continued thru to #47
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  • Black Panther joins the Avengers
  • 1st appearance of the Grim Reaper
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  • New Masters of Evil roster led by Ultron: Whirlwind, Klaw, Melter, Radioactive Man
  • 2nd appearance of Dane Whitman as The Black Knight
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  • 1st full appearance of Ultron
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  • Battle of the original Avengers (1963) versus the new Avengers (1968)
  • 1st appearance of Scarlet Centurion, the third identity of Kang the Conqueror
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  • Origin of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Classic cover art by Jim Steranko
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Tiger Shark
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Dorcas
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  • Origin of Captain America retold
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  • 1st appearance of Vision
  • 2nd appearance of Ultron
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  • Classic cover art by Jim Steranko
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  • Death of Destiny
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  • 1st meeting of the original Black Knight, Sir Percy and Dane Whitman, the third Black Knight
  • Origin of the Black Knight, Sir Percy
  • Origin of the Ebony Blade and Ebony Dagger
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Vision
  • Vision joins The Avengers
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  • Classic battle Sub-Mariner vs The Thing
  • 4th appearance of Vision
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  • Hank Pym becomes Yellowjacket, formerly Goliath
  • 3rd appearance of Vision
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  • Charles Benton becomes Asmodeus, later he releases Ymir and Sutur from their prisons
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  • 1st appearance of Set, the serpent from Norse mythology
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  • Marriage of Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym
  • First crossover appearance of Doctor Strange in the Avengers title
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  • Origin of the Serpent Crown
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  • Origin of Angel, as the Avenging Angel
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  • The Living Pharaoh becomes the Living Monolith, later becomes the Living Planet
  • Origin of Angel, joins the X-Men
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  • Classic cover art by Gene Colan and Steve Ditko
  • *Eternity (from Strange Tales #146) and Doctor Strange are superimposed over a photo of New York City.
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  • 1st appearance of Toro in the Silver Age
  • Death of Toro
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  • 1st appearance of Havok in costume
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  • 1st appearance of Ultron-6
  • 1st mention of Adamantium
  • 1st appearance of Myron MacLain, the scientist who invented Adamantium
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Lykos, the human form of Sauron
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  • Classic cover art by Sal Buscema featuring Ultron-6
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  • Debut of new Captain Marvel costume
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  • Daredevil reveals his identity to Karen Page
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of Squadron Sinister: Hyperion, Dr. Spectrum, Nighthawk, Whizzer
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  • Death of Yon-Rogg
  • Carol Danvers becomes super-powered by what is thought to be the Psyche Magnetron but later retcon reveals she was born with her powers (Life of Captain Marvel #4)
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  • 1st appearance and death of Torpedo
  • 1st appearance of Crime Wave
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  • 1st unofficial team appearance of the Invaders: Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner
  • Black Knight joins the Avengers
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  • Classic battle of the Hulk vs the Fantastic Four
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  • 1st appearance of Sunfire, a Japanese mutant who has the power to generate fire and fly
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  • 1st appearance of Libra
  • 1st team appearance of the Zodiac
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  • Final appearance of the original X-Men in the title consecutively featured
  • Reprints begin in X-Men #67 through #93
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  • 1st appearance of Night-Crawler, renamed Dark-Crawler
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  • Death of Red Raven
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  • 1st team appearance of Lethal Legion: Grim Reaper, Living Laser, Man-Ape, Power Man and Swordsman
  • 2nd appearance of M'Baku
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  • Classic battle of Captain Marvel vs the Hulk
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Red Wolf, William Talltrees, a Native-American who bears the mantle of the Red Wolf from the Cheyenne god Owayodatta
  • [SDCC 2020 - the legend of Red Wolf will play a role in the new version of Werewolf by Night comic book series. Although it is unlikely to feature William Talltrees, the origin of the Red Wolf legend is what is critical to the story]
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  • 1st cameo appearance of King Kull
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  • 1st team appearance of the Lady Liberators
  • Debut of the Rutland Halloween Parade, a real parade held in Vermont annually that has been depicted in both Marvel and DC comics nearly 20 times with parade attendees wearing superhero costumes from both publishers in each book
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  • 1st team appearance of the Squadron Supreme, a heroic version of the Squadron Sinister: Hyperion, Nighthawk, American Eagle, Golden Archer, Lady Lark, Tom Thumb
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  • 1st appearance of Klatuu
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  • Origin of Black Panther
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  • 1st appearance of Man-Thing
  • 2nd title featuring Conan the Barbarian
  • 1st appearance of Ellen Brandt, responsible for Ted Sallis’s transformation into the Man-Thing
  • 1st team appearance of the Femizons
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  • 1st appearance of Set
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  • 1st appearance of Morbius the Living Vampire
  • [Delayed Release - Morbius in theaters March 2021]
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Morbius the Living Vampire
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  • 1st appearance of Emil Nikos
  • Morbius is spelled incorrectly on the cover
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  • Black Panther briefly changes his name to Black Leopard because "the term has political connotations."
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  • *Misty Knight made her first intentional appearance in Marvel Premiere #21 but in Marvel Team-Up #64, Misty recalls the memory of a situation that occurs in this issue
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  • 2nd team appearance of The Defenders
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  • 1st appearance of Elric, a sorcerer and the 428th Emperor of Melnibone
  • [November 2019 acquired by New Republic Pictures]
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  • Debut of Warlock's costume including an unnamed emerald, later revealed to be the Soul Infinity Stone
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  • Thulsa Doom was created by Robert E. Howard who also created Conan and Kull the Barbarian
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  • Warlock is given the first name 'Adam' by a young girl
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  • First battle of the Hulk versus Xemnu
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  • Every past and present Avengers member shows up for issue #100
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  • *Starlin's iteration of Death would take different forms in future story arcs
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  • 1st appearance of Red Sonja
  • [June 2019 - Jill Soloway confirmed as the new writer/director after Bryan Singer's departure]
  • *cited as a cameo appearance of Red Sonja but she appears in over 20 panels, fights and is introduced by name
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Omega the Ultimate Alpha (created by Maximus)
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  • 1st full appearance of Omega the Ultimate Alpha
  • Medusa joins the Fantastic Four
  • Debut of the Human Torch (Johnny Storm) new costume
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  • 1st appearance of James Allison AKA Niord, a barbarian among other past life characters
  • *reintroduction in the 2019 Serpent Crown story arc
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  • 1st appearance of Solomon Kane in comics
  • *Marvel announced plans to feature more Robert E. Howard characters including Solomon Kane and Dark Agnes
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  • 1st solo story featuring Black Panther
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  • Origin of Zombie Simon Garth
  • 1st appearance of Mambo Layla
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  • 1st appearance of Valeria, an expert swordswoman
  • *Valeria to be featured in an upcoming solo series
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  • 1st appearance of Satana, sister of Daimon Hellstrom
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  • 3rd appearance of Red Sonja
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  • Cameo appearance of Lilith
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Iron Fist and Yu-Ti
  • 1st team appearance of the Dragon Kings
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  • 2nd appearance and origin of Iron Fist
  • 1st appearance of Fu-His, Shou-Lao the Undying, the Thunderer, Lei Kung and Scythe
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  • Classic battle of The Hulk vs Adam Warlock
  • "Death" of Adam Warlock
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  • 1st appearance of Nuklo, the mutant son of Miss America and Whizzer
  • 2nd team appearance of the Invaders
  • Death of the Whizzer
  • Death of Miss America, Madeline Joyce
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  • 4th appearance of Red Sonja
  • 1st appearance of Blackmark
  • 1st appearance of Red Sonja's chain mail bikini
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Belit, a pirate often referred to as the Queen of the Black Coast
  • *many sources cite this as Belit's first appearance but it cannot be confirmed by the one-panel preview with her back to the reader, published 2 years prior to her first full appearance
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  • First interior art by Mike Zeck, specifically, the interior cover
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  • 1st appearance of Master Man
  • Origin of the Golden Age Sub-Mariner
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  • *in 1990, Christian singer Amy Grant sued Marvel for her likeness being used on the cover of this issue, fearing her audience would view it as an association with the occult
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