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  • 1st appearance and origin of Namor the Sub-Mariner
  • 1st appearance of American Ace
  • *scarce - only nine copies are known to exist
  • *the comic was intended to be a giveaway at movie theaters but it never went into full production
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  • 1st appearance of the Human Torch, Jim Hammond
  • 1st appearance and origin of the Sub-Mariner reprinted from the unreleased Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (1939)
  • 1st appearance of Dorma, Namor's first wife
  • 1st appearance of Ka-Zar, Angel and Jungle Terror
  • 1st comic book published by Timely, later becomes Marvel
  • Retitled Marvel Mystery Comics after this issue
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain America
  • * Weapon I, Steve Rogers was an early test subject of what would become the Weapon X Program
  • 1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes (Bucky)
  • 1st appearance of Red Skull
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing)
  • 1st appearance of Mole Man
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hank Pym, later becomes Ant-Man, Goliath, Giant-Man and Yellowjacket
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Hulk
  • 1st appearance of Betty Ross
  • 1st appearance of Rick Jones
  • 1st appearance of General "Thunderbolt" Ross
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Thor and Mjolnir (Thor's hammer)
  • 1st team appearance of the Kronans, a race of aliens that Korg belongs to
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Spider-Man
  • 1st appearance and death of Uncle Ben
  • 1st appearance of Aunt May
  • 1st appearance of Liz Allan
  • 1st appearance of Flash Thompson
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  • 1st appearance of Iron Man
  • 1st cover appearance of Iron Man
  • Debut of Iron Man's 'Model 1' armor
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  • 1st appearance of Doctor Strange
  • 1st appearance of the Ancient One
  • 1st appearance of Wong
  • 1st appearance of Nightmare
  • *possible villain in Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness
  • 1st team-up of Paste-Pot Pete and the Wizard
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  • 1st team appearance of the X-Men
  • 1st appearance of Cyclops
  • 1st appearance of 🔺Jean Grey, Marvel Girl, later becomes Phoenix
  • 1st appearance of 🔺Iceman
  • 1st appearance of Angel
  • 1st appearance of Beast
  • 1st appearance of Professor X
  • 1st appearance of 🔺Magneto
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Daredevil
  • 1st appearance of Foggy Nelson
  • 1st appearance of Karen Page
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  • 1st appearance of the Black Widow, Natasha Romanova
  • Death of the 1st Crimson Dynamo
  • 1st appearance and death of the 2nd Crimson Dynamo
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hawkeye
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Purple Man
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  • 1st team appearance of the Inhumans: Triton, Karnak, Lockjaw, Gorgon, Medusa, Crystal and Black Bolt)
  • 1st cameo appearance of Black Bolt
  • 1st appearance of Crystal, 1st appearance of Karnak
  • 1st appearance of Triton
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  • 1st appearance of Silver Surfer, Galactus's most prominent Herald
  • 1st cameo appearance of Galactus
  • *Galactus rumored to be introduced in an upcoming MCU film
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  • 1st full appearance and cover appearance of Silver Surfer and Galactus
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  • 1st appearance of T'Challa, the Black Panther
  • Black Panther is the world's first mainstream black superhero in comic books
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  • 1st appearance of Carol Danvers
  • 2nd appearance of Captain Marvel
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  • 1st appearance of Vision
  • Classic cover art by John Buscema
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Alex Summers (becomes Havok)
  • 1st appearance of the Living Pharaoh (becomes the Living Monolith)
  • Origin of Angel
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics
  • *Black Panther was from the African nation of Wakanda
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  • 1st appearance of Conan the Barbarian
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  • 1st appearance of Valkyrie (Enchantress in disguise)
  • 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 appearance and origin of Luke Cage, the first black superhero to headline a series in mainstream comics
  • 1st appearance of Diamondback
  • 1st appearance of Comanche
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze
  • 1st appearance of Zarathos, a demon bound to Johnny Blaze
  • 1st appearance of Crash Simpson, father figure of Johnny Blaze
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  • 1st appearance of Blade
  • *a new Blade film coming from Marvel announced at SDCC 2019
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  • 1st appearance of the Punisher
  • 1st appearance of the Jackal
  • Classic cover art by John Romita Sr.
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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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  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • 1st professional interior published artwork in comics by George Perez
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  • 1st team appearance of the new X-Men: Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird and Wolverine
  • 1st appearance of 🔺Storm
  • 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and the 1st time "snikt" is used to represent the sound of his claws popping
  • 1st appearance of Nightcrawler
  • 1st appearance of Thunderbird, John Proudstar
  • 1st appearance of Colossus
  • 1st cameo appearance of Illyana Rasputin, later becomes Magik
  • 1st appearance of Krakoa, the Living Island
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Moon Knight
  • *there are a lot of rumors that Moon Knight will be announced at D23 on August 24
  • *Moon Knight could fit into the Hulu supernatural universe or possibly even alongside Blade but as of now, there is no confirmation that this might occur
  • *📈 88% increase in copies sold vs prior week
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  • 1st appearance of Star-Lord (Magazine: see Marvel Spotlight vol 2 #6 for 1st appearance in comics)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Nova, Richard Rider
  • 1st appearance of Rhomann Dey (Nova Corps)
  • 1st appearance of Robbie Rider, brother of Nova
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Britain
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  • 1st appearance of Betsy Braddock, later becomes Psylocke
  • 1st mention of Jamie Braddock Jr., later becomes Monarch
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  • 1st appearance of the 2nd Ant-Man (Scott Lang) in costume
  • 1st appearance of Cassie Lang (daughter of Scott Lang, later becomes Stature and Stinger)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of She-Hulk
  • 📈 +32% increase in copies sold versus previous week
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  • 1st appearance of Bobbi Morse as Mockingbird
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  • 1st appearance of Rogue
  • 1st appearance of Maddy Pryor (Madeline Pryor, clone of Jean Grey, as a child)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Archangel
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  • 1st full appearance of Cable
  • 1st team appearance of the Mutant Liberation Front: Stryfe, Wildside, Reaper, Fourarm, Thumbelina, Strobe, Tempo and Zero
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  • 1st appearance of Gambit
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  • 1st appearance of Deadpool
  • 1st cameo appearance of Copycat disguised as Domino
  • (1st appearance of Domino, visual)
  • 1st appearance of Gideon
  • 📈+45% copies sold versus previous week due to official announcement that Deadpool will be under the creative control of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios
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  • 1st appearance of Bishop
  • 1st appearance of the Gamemaster
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  • 1st appearance of Squirrel Girl
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  • 1st appearance of X-23 (Laura Kinney)
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  • 1st appearance of Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man
  • Reed Richards becomes The Maker: a turning point where an evil Richards explains his new philosophy of the world to the Children of Tomorrow
  • Polybagged
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  • 1st solo series featuring Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan