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  • 1st appearance and origin of Lobo
  • 1st comic book title featuring a black character
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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 the Black Racer, the physical embodiment of death
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  • Single issue series based on the the first syndicated, newspaper comic strip that featured a black woman
  • In 1975, three years after the comic was published, Pam Grier starred in a film of the same name
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  • 1st appearance of Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu
  • 1st appearance of Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith
  • 1st appearance of Fu Manchu (in comics), father of Shang-Chi, in a Marvel title
  • 1st team appearance of Si-Fan, a secret society with allegiances to Fu Manchu
  • *in-development and will be the first film headlined by an Asian character for Marvel
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  • 1st appearance of White Tiger, the first Puerto Rican superhero in comic book history and the first Latino superhero created by Marvel
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  • 1st appearance of Lady Shiva , mother of Cassandra Cain and mentor of Tim Drake
  • *possible Birds of Prey appearance
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  • 1st appearance of Dawnstar, a winged hero from the planet Starhaven which was colonized by abducted Native Americans
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  • 1st appearance of Karen Beecher as Bumblebee, DC's 1st black female superhero (appeared in Teen Titans #45 not in costume)
  • * Nubia appeared before her but was not a hero
  • Bumblebee joins the Teen Titans
  • Duela Dent takes the name 'Harlequin'
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  • 1st full team appearance of Alpha Flight: Vindicator, Aurora, Northstar, Sasquatch, Snowbird, and Shaman
  • *Northstar is the first openly gay superhero in comic books (revealed in Alpha Flight #106)
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  • 1st appearance of Karma, a Vietnamese mutant who can possess another's mind
  • * Karma is also the first female, gay Marvel character
  • 1st appearance of Black Panther and Storm in the same comic (flashback story of their first meeting)
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  • 1st team appearance of The Rangers: Firebird, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Shooting Star and Texas Twister, a group of superheroes based in the American Southwest
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  • 1st team appearance of New Mutants: Cannonball, Psyche, Wolfsbane, Karma and Sunspot
  • 1st appearance of Cannonball
  • 1st appearance of Psyche, a Cheyenne Native-American who changes her name to Mirage (Dani Moonstar)
  • 1st appearance of Sunspot, a Brazilian mutant who can absorb and channel solar power
  • 1st appearance of Wolfsbane
  • 1st appearance of the White Rook (Hellfire Club)
  • *confirmed characters in The New Mutants movie: Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Sunspot
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  • 1st team appearance of the Outsiders: Batman, Black Lightning, Halo, Geoforce, Katana and Meamorpho
  • 1st appearance of Katana, a Japanese martial artist
  • 1st appearance of Geoforce, has the ability to manipulate Earth's gravity
  • 1st appearance of Halo, has the ability to create auras of light with different effects
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  • 1st appearance of Rictor, a Mexican mutant with the ability to generate seismic energy
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  • 1st appearance of Extrano, DC's first openly gay character
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  • 1st appearance of Poison, a Cuban woman given powers on her deathbed by an entity called Ylandris
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  • 1st appearance of Jubilee, a Chinese-American teenager with the ability to emit fireworks from her fingers
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  • 1st appearance of Pineapple Man, the first superhero rooted in Hawaiian folklore and operating exclusively on the island
  • 32 page, black and white Ashcan (small-print run to establish copyright ownership)
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  • 1st appearance of Risque, the world's first Native American/Latina character
  • Boom Boom changes her name to Meltdown
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  • 1st appearance of Echo, a Cuban-American, deaf woman (later becomes Ronin, 1st appearing in New Avengers #11)
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  • 1st appearance of Omega Sentinel, a human transformed by the Operation Zero Tolerance program into a sentinel
  • *the reactivated Omega Sentinel is the machine liaison to Orchis and could be a major threat to the Omega Level mutants
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  • 1st appearance of Jenny Quantum, a Singapore baby with the energy signature of Jenny Sparks
  • New creative team of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely
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  • 1st appearance of Enigma, a mysterious woman from Bangladesh with a connection to the Buddhist Goddess Tara
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  • 1st appearance of Dust (Turaab), the first X-Men character who wears an abaya and niqab
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  • 1st appearance of Thunder, Black Lightning's daughter
  • 1st appearance of Shift, a fragment of Metamorpho that became sentient
  • 1st appearance of Grace Choi, a Korean-American powerhouse
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  • 1st appearance of Arana, the Spanish word for Spider and codename of Anya Corazon who is Puerto Rican and Mexican
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  • 1st appearance of Pavitr Prabhakar, the Spider-Man of India in an alternate reality
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  • 1st appearance of Armor, a Japanese mutant with the ability to protect herself with a psionic exoskeleton
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  • 1st appearance of Angela Del Toro, the fourth White Tiger (not in costume)
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  • 1st appearance of Mastermind Excello (Amadeus Cho) a Korean American who becomes the Hulk and later Brawn
  • 1st appearance of the Heartbreak Kid, Positron, Monstro, One-Eyed Jacquie and the Great Video
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  • 1st appearance of Jamie Reyes, a Mexican-American teenager and the third Blue Beetle (not in costume)
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  • One-shot preview of upcoming titles and characters
  • 1st appearance of Ryan Choi, the fourth Atom, a Chinese/Korean scientist
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  • 1st team appearance of the Secret Warriors: Nick Fury, Phobos, Slingshot, Quake, Stonewall, Hellfire and Druid
  • 1st appearance of Phobos, son of Ares and a mortal woman
  • 1st appearance of Stonewall, son of the Absorbing Man
  • 1st appearance of Druid, son of Doctor Druid
  • 1st appearance of Hellfire, descendant of the Phantom Rider
  • 1st appearance of Yo-Yo Rodriguez (takes the codename Slingshot in Secret Warriors #1)
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  • 1st appearance of Dr Faiza Hussain, who later becomes Excalibur and wields the sword
  • Captain Britain joins MI:13
  • Spitfire joins MI:13
  • ***MI:13 is the British Intelligence Agency that deals specifically with extraordinary situations
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  • 1st team appearance of the Triumph Division, a Filipino superhero team: St. George, Fighter One, Anitun, Mighty Mother, The Wishing Man, Great Mongoose and Red Feather
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  • 1st appearance of Shuri as the Black Panther
  • *previously appeared in the Black Panther costume on the cover of Black Panther #1 (2009)
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  • 1st appearance of Monica Chang, the Black Widow
  • *first appeared in the Ultimates Universe but reappeared in the standard Marvel Universe in Avengers A.I. #1 (2013)
  • 1st appearance of Swarm as Red Wasp
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  • 1st appearance of Miss America AKA America Chavez, raised in the Utopian Parallel, a place that exists outside of time and in between dimensions
  • *considering the confirmation of the multiverse, her appearance has a higher likelihood of happening
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  • 1st appearance of the fifth White Tiger, the sister of the original White Tiger
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  • 1st appearance of the third Ghost Rider, a Mexican-American woman named Alejandra Jones
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  • Wolverine and Hercules from alternate realities share a kiss
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  • 1st appearance of Dr. Mirage (Shan Fong), a paranormal investigator of Korean descent
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  • 1st appearance of Aracely as Hummingbird, a Mexican mutant who detects feelings and produces Divine Fire
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  • 1st full appearance of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel (interior story)
  • *Kamala previously appeared in full on the second printing, cover variant of Captain Marvel #17 (2014)
  • *an announcement regarding Kamala Khan is rumored to occur at D23 on August 24
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  • 1st full appearance of Jessica Cruz, later becomes a Green Lantern
  • Jessica Cruz becomes Power Ring after being chosen by the Ring of Volthoom
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  • 1st appearance of Radiance, a Japanese woman who can manipulate light with varying effects
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  • 1st appearance of Silk, a Korean-American girl who was also bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker
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  • 1st appearance of White Fox, a shapeshifter from Korea
  • 1st appearance of Guillotine, a French woman who wields a magical sword
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  • 1st appearance of Dr Toni Ho, a Chinese-American woman who later becomes the second Rescue and the third Iron Patriot
  • 1st appearance of Neohedron, the mind of Evald Skorpion trapped in a crystal by The Maker, floating above the torso of a gorilla with the lower-half of a scorpion
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  • 1st full appearance of Joaquin Torres, in costume as the Falcon
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Riri Williams (becomes Ironheart)
  • 1st appearance of Tomoe, an Inhuman who manipulates machinery through technopathy
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  • 1st appearance of Red Dagger, a Pakistani vigilante
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  • 1st full appearance of Cressida, referred to as Avenger X in Avengers #3.1, a mutant from Thailand with the power to possess other lifeforms
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Red Locust
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  • 1st appearance of Amka Aliyak, an Inuit girl who later becomes Snowguard
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  • 1st cover appearance of Valkyrie (cover only, not interior story)
  • 1st appearance of Khan, an older Kamala Khan
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Time Eater
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Trinary, a mutant from India who has the ability to communicate with machinery (cameo appearance made in X-Men: Red #1)
  • * Trinary to become a bigger presence in comics as Iron Man's protege
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  • 1st team appearance of the Champions: Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man (Morales), Brawn, Viv Vision, Nova (Alexander), Snowguard, Ironheart, Locust, Falcon (Torres), Bombshell, Patriot, Wasp (Nadia), Power Man (Alvarez) and Pinpoint
  • 1st appearance of Pinpoint, an East Indian boy with teleportation powers
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  • 1st appearance of Shade, a mutant who can slip in and out of shadows
  • Shade is the first X-Men mutant who is also a Drag Queen