Adventure Comics

Publisher: DC
Published: Nov 1938
Number of Keys: 102
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  • Series that introduced the Legion of Super-Heroes and other classic DC characters
  • Formerly titled New Adventure Comics
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  • Classic cover art by John Flanagan
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  • Early mention of marijuana in comic books
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  • 1st cover appearance and 2nd full appearance of the Sandman (Wesley Dodds)
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  • Classic cover art by Leo O'Mealia
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  • 2nd cover appearance of the Sandman
  • Cover art by Creig Flessel
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  • Story featuring opium abuse
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  • Classic cover art by Creig Flessel
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  • Classic cover art by Creig Flessel
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Hourman (Rex Tyler)
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  • 2nd appearance of Hourman (Rex Tyler)
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  • Cover art by Bernard Baily
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  • 1st appearance of Jimmy Martin and the Minutemen of America
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  • 1st appearance of the 2nd Manhunter (Paul Kirk)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Starman (Ted Knight)
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  • 2nd appearance of Starman (Ted Knight)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Shining Knight
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Mist
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  • 1st appearance of Sandy the Golden Boy (Sandman's sidekick)
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  • Jimmy Martin becomes Hourman's Sidekick
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  • 1st artwork at DC by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
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  • Origin of Manhunter (Paul Kirk)
  • Classic cover art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Genius Jones
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  • Classic cover art by Simon and Kirby
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  • Superboy stories begin and continue for the next 277 issues
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  • 1st appearance of Krypto the Superdog
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  • 2nd appearance of Krypto the Superdog
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  • 1st appearance of Green Arrow and Aquaman in the Silver Age
  • 1st appearance of Topo the Octopus
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  • 1st team appearance of Intergalactic Vigilante Squadron
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  • 1st appearance of the Rainbow Archer
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  • 1st team appearance and origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Cosmic Boy, Lightning Boy and Saturn Girl)
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  • Debut of Red Kryptonite (temporarily causes strange behavior or mutations)
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  • 1st meeting between Superboy and Robin
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  • Origin of Green Arrow revised
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  • 1st meeting of Green Arrow and Superboy
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  • Origin of Aquaman in the Silver Age
  • 1st appearance of Queen Atlanna
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  • Origin of Speedy
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  • 1st and only appearance of Aquagirl (Lisa Morel)
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  • 2nd team appearance of Legion of Super-Heroes with new costumes
  • Lightning Boy becomes Lightning Lad
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  • 1st appearance of Aqualad, later becomes Tempest
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  • 2nd appearance of Aqualad
  • 1st appearance of the Aquacave
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  • Origin of Lex Luthor retold
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  • Origin of the Superman/Batman team-up
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  • Debut of White Kryptonite (destroys vegetation)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Star Boy
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  • 1st appearance of General Zod
  • 1st mention of the Phantom Zone
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  • Stories titled "Tales of the Bizarro World" begin
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  • 1st appearance of Bizarro Kltpzyxm
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  • 1st appearance of Dev-Em (a Kryptonian punk)
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  • Origin of Sunboy
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  • 1st appearance of Bizarro Lana Lang and Bizarro Lucy Lane
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  • 1st team appearance of The Legion of Super-Pets: Beppo the Super-Monkey, Comet the Super-Horse, Krypto the Super-Dog and Streaky the Super-Cat
  • 2nd appearance of General Zod
  • 1st appearance of Bizarro Lex Luthor
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  • 1st appearance of Bizarro Marilyn Monroe and Bizarro President John F. Kennedy
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  • 1st appearance of Bizarro Titano
  • 1st cameo appearance of Bizarro
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  • Debut of Gold Kryptonite (permanently strips Kryptonians of their powers)
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  • Ongoing stories begin featuring Legion of Super-Heroes
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  • Origin of Bouncing Boy
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  • 1st appearance of Fire Lad
  • 1st appearance of Polar Lad
  • 1st appearance of Stone Boy
  • 1st appearance of Night Girl
  • 1st appearance of Chlorophyll Kid
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  • 1st appearance of Element Lad
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  • 1st team appearance of Legion of Super-Monsters: Earthquake Beast, Eye Monster, Mirror Monster, Drill Beast, Omni-Beast
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  • 1st appearance of Dream Girl
  • 1st cameo appearance of Time Trapper
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  • 1st full appearance of Time Trapper, an enemy of vast power who can manipulate time in various ways
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  • 1st appearance of Duplicate Boy
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  • 1st team appearance of Bizarro Legionnaires
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  • 1st appearance of Starfinger
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  • 1st appearance of Glorith, employed by the Time Trapper but failed her first mission and was reduced to protoplasm as punishment
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  • 1st appearance of Duo Damsel (formerly Triplicate Girl)
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  • 1st appearance of Ferro Lad
  • 1st appearance of Karate Kid
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  • 1st appearance of Princess Projectra
  • 1st appearance of Warlord Garlak
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  • Origin of Sunboy
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  • 1st appearance of Universo, a master hypnotist who was once part of the Green Lantern Corps
  • 1st appearance of Rond Vidar, son of Universo and a Green Lantern in the 31st century
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  • 1st appearance of The Hag (becomes the White Witch)
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  • 1st team appearance of The Fatal Five: Emerald Empress, Mano, the Persuader, Validus and Tharok
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  • Death of Ferro Lad
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  • Cover art by Neal Adams
  • 1st appearance of Shadow Lass
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  • Cover art by Neal Adams
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  • 1st appearance of Mordru
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  • 1st team appearance of Legion of Super-Villains (as teenagers)
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  • 1st appearance of The Tornado Twins (descendants of Barry Allen)
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  • 1st team appearance of The Wanderers (Celebrand, Dartaig, Elvo, Immorto, Ornitho, Psyche and Quantum Queen)
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  • Begin ongoing stories featuring Supergirl
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  • Supergirl models multiple costumes
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  • Supergirl debuts new costume
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  • New costumes designed by fans for the Legion of Super-Heroes
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  • Stand-alone story focusing on DC superheroines
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Fear
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  • Begin ongoing stories featuring The Spectre
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  • Origin of The Spectre
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  • Black Manta reveals his identity
  • Death of Aquababy
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  • Reintroduction of Glorith
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