Comic Book 1st Appearances

I started this list for people like Me…

Who love to collect comic books! Especially those featuring 1st appearances and Origin stories! Real comic book nerds like Me, who need to know such details like – the 1st appearance of ROGUE, who actually started off as a villain in Avengers Annual #10 (1981) before she became an X-Men!

First appearance character issues can be very valuable! Case in point, the world’s highest grade of Action Comics #1 (1st Superman) sold in 2014 for $3.2 Million! But it’s not just old comics, a copy of The Walking Dead #1 (1st appearance of Rick Grimes, 2003) sold for $10,000!

The following list includes 1st Appearances of Heroes, Villains and a few key Civilians!

The goal is to document every significant character in the comic universe – which numbers somewhere in the  thousands. This page gets updated on a regular basis so if You see someone missing leave a comment below and we will add them ASAP!  -Jay Dubb

HEROES

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A

Adam Strange – Showcase #17 (1958)

Alpha FlightX-men #120 & X-men #121 (1979)

Amadeus Cho (Mastermind Excello) – Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #15 (2006)

Angel – X-men #1 (1963) – Golden Age – Marvel Comics #1 (1939)

Animal Man – Strange Adventures #180 (1965)

Antman – Tales to Astonish #27 (1962) #35 (1st in Costume) (1962)

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Aquaman – More Fun Comics #73 (1941)

Archangel – 1st Full Appearance X-Factor #24 (1986)

Archie – Pep Comics #22 (1941)

Aries – Thor #129 (1966)

Avengers – Avengers #1 (1963)

Azrael – Batman: Sword of Azrael (1992)

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B

Banshee – X-men #28 (1967)

Batgirl – Detective Comics #359 (1967)

Batman – Detective Comics #27 (1939)

Beast – X-men #1 (1963)

Beast (Blue) – Amazing Adventures #11

Beta Ray Bill – Thor #337 (1983)

Betty – Pep Comics #22 (1941)

Black Bolt – cameo Fantastic Four #45 1st Full App. Fantastic Four #46 (1965-66)

Black Canary – Flash Comics #86 (1947)

Black Cat – Amazing Spiderman #194 (1979)

Black Goliath (Bill Foster) – Power Man #24 (1975)

Black Knight (Dane Whitman)- Avengers #48 (1967)

Black Panther – Fantastic Four #52 (1966)

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Black Widow – Tales of Suspense #52 (1964)

Blade – Tomb of Dracula #10 (1973)

Blue Beetle – Mystery Men #1 (1940) Silver Age, Blue Beetle #18 (1955) as Ted Kord, Captain Atom #83 (1966)

Bone (Fone, Phony, Smiley) – Bone #1 (1991)

Boomerang – Tales to Astonish #81 (1966)

Booster Gold – Booster Gold #1 (1986)

Buck Rogers – Famous Funnies #3 (1934)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Dark Horse Presents Annual 1998

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C

Cable – as baby, Uncanny X-men #201 (1986) 1st full app New Mutants #87 (1990)

Cannonball – Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982)

Captain AmericaCaptain America Comics #1 (1941) Silver Age app. Avengers #4 (1964)

Captain Atom (Charlton/DC)- Space Adventures #33 (1960)

Captain Boomerang – The Flash #117 (1961)

Captain Marvel (Fawcett/DC) – Whiz Comics #1 (1940)

Captain Marvel Jr. (Fawcett/DC) – Whiz Comics #25 (1941)

Captain Marvel (Marvel) – Marvel Super Heroes #12 (1967)

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Captain Marvel (Female) – Amazing Spiderman Annual #16 (1982)

Cerebus – Cerebus #1 (1977)

Challengers of the Unknown – Showcase #6 (1957)

Champions (Marvel) – The Champions #1 (1975)

Cloak & Dagger – Spectacular Spiderman #64 (1982)

Colossus – Giant Size X-men #1 (1975)

Conan – Conan the Barbarian #1 (1970)

Concrete – Dark Horse Presents #1 (1986)

Constantine (Hellblazer) – Saga of the Swamp Thing #25 (Cameo) #37 (1st Full App.)

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Creeper – Showcase #73 (1968)

The Crow (movie) – Caliber Presents #1 (1989)

Cyclops – X-men #1 (1963)

Cyber – Marvel Comics Presents #85 (1991)

Cypher (Doug Ramsey)  – New Mutants #13 (1983)

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D

Damian Wayne – Batman #655 (2006)

Daredevil – Daredevil #1 (1964)

Darkhawk – Darkhawk #1 (1991)

Dawn – Cry for Dawn #1 (1989)

Dazzler – X-men #130 (1980)

Deadman – Strange Adventures #205 (1967)

Defenders – Marvel Feature #1 (1971)

Doctor Fate – More Fun Comics #55 (1940)

Doctor Strange – Strange Tales #110 (1963)

Drax (the Destroyer) – Iron Man #55 (1974)

Dream (Morpheus) – The Sandman #1 (1989)

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E

Echo – Daredevil Vol 2 #9 (1999)

Elektra – Daredevil #168 (1980)

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Elongated Man – The Flash #112 (1960)

Eternals – Eternals #1 (1976)

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F

Falcon – Captain America #117 (1969)

Fantastic Four – Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

Firestorm – Firestorm #1 (1978)

Flaming Carrot – Flaming Carrot Comics #1 (1981)

Flash (DC) – Flash Comics #1 (1940) Silver Age app. Showcase #4 (1956)

Flex MentalloFirst Full App. Doom Patrol #36 (1990)

Forge – Uncanny X-Men #184 (1984)

Franklin Richards – Fantastic Four Special #6 (1968)

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G

Gambit –  X-men Annual 14 (cameo), 1st Full App. X-men #266 (1990)

Gamora – Strange Tales #180 (1951)

Gen13 – Deathmate: Black (1993)

Ghost Rider – Marvel Spotlight #5 (1972)

Giant Man – (prev Ant Man), Tales to Astonish #49 (1963)

Goon – The Goon #1 (1999)

Green Arrow – More Fun Comics #73 (1941)

Green Hornet – Green Hornet Comics #1 (1940)

Green Lantern (Original) – All American Comics #16 (1940)

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) – Showcase #22 (1959)

Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) – Green Lantern #48 (1994)

Grendel – Primer #2 (1982)

Groo the Wanderer – Destroyer Duck #1 (1982)

Groot – Tales to Astonish #30

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Marvel Super Heroes #18 (1969)

Guy GardnerGreen Lantern #59 (1968)

Gwenpool – Howard the Duck #1 (2015)

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H

Havok Alex Summers,  X-men #56 (1969) 1st Full app.X-men #58 (1969)

Hawk & Dove – Showcase #75 (1968)

Hawkeye – Tales of Suspense #57 (1964)

Hawkgirl – All Star Comis #5 (1941)

Hawkman – Flash Comics #1 (1940)

He-Man – DC Comics Presents #47 (1982)

Hellboy – San Diego Comic Con Comics #2 (1993) in color Next Men #21 (1994)

Hercules – Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 (1965)

Hit-Girl (and Big Daddy) -Kick-Ass #3 (2008)

Howard The Duck – Adventures Into Fear #19 (1973)

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Hulk – Incredible Hulk #1 (1962)

Human Torch – Golden Age – Marvel Comics #1 (1939)  Silver Age app. Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

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I

Iceman – X-men #1 (1963)

Impossible Man – Fantastic Four #11 (1963)

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Impulse – Flash Vol. 2 #92 (1994)

Infinity, Inc. – All Star Squadron #25 (1983)

Inhumans – Fantastic Four #45 (1965)

Invaders – Avengers #71 (1969)

Invincible – Noble Causes: Family Secrets #3 (2002)

Invisible Woman – Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

Ion (Kyle Rayner) – Green Lantern #145 (2002)

Iron Fist – Marvel Premiere #15 (1974)

Iron Man – Tales of Suspense #39 (1963)

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J

John Stewart (Green Lantern) – Green Lantern #87 (1972)

Johnny Quick – More Fun Comics #71 (1941)

Johnny Thunder – Flash Comics #1 (1940)

Jonah Hex – All Star Western #10 (1972)

Jonny Quest – Jonny Quest #1 (1964)

Jubilee – X-men #244 (1989)

Jughead – Pep Comics #22 (1941)

Justice League of America – Brave & the Bold #28 (1960)

Justice Society of America – All Star Comics #3 (1940)

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K

Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth – Kamandi #1 (1972)

Kandor City – Action Comics #242 (1958)

Kato – Green Hornet Comics #1 (1940)

Kazar – Marvel Comics #1 (1939) Silver Age App. X-men #10 (1964)

Kick-Ass (Dave Lizewski) – Kick-Ass #1 (2008)

Killraven – Amazing Adventures #18 (1973)

Kitty Pryde – X-men #129 (1980)

Krypto – Adventure Comics #210 (1955)

Kull the Conqueror – cameo Conan #1 (1970) 1st Full App. Creatures on the Loose #10 and Kull the Conqueror #1 (1971)

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L

Legion of Super Heroes – Adventure Comics #247 (1958)

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Lila Cheney – New Mutants Annual #1 (1984)

Longshot (X-Men) – Longshot #1 (1985)

Luke Cage (Power-Man) – Hero for Hire, Luke Cage #1 (1972)

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M

Machine Man – 2001 A Space Odyssey #8 (1976)

Man-Thing – Savage Tales #1 (1971)

Martian Manhunter – Detective Comics #225 (1955)

Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) – X-men #1 (1963)

Metal Men – Showcase #37 (1962)

Metamorpho – Brave & the Bold #57 (1964)

Michonne – The Walking Dead #19 (2002)

Miles Morales – Ultimate Fallout #4 (2011)

Miracleman – Miracleman #1 (1985)

Mister Miracle – Mister Miracle #1 (1971)

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Moon Knight – Werewolf By Night #32 (1975)

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Morbius – Amazing Spiderman #101 (1971)

Mouse Guard – Mouse Guard #1: Belly of the Beast (2006)

Ms. Marvel (Marvel) – as Carol Danvers Marvel Super Heroes #13 (1967) as hero Ms. Marvel #1 (1977)

Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox) – Giant Size Fantastic Four #4 (1975)

Mystery Men (movie) – Flaming Carrot #16 (1987)

Mystique – Ms. Marvel #18 (1st Full App.) (1978)

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N

New Mutants – Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982)

New Warriors – Thor #412 (1st Full App.)

Next Men – Dark Horse Presents #54 (1991)

Nightcrawler – Giant Size X-men #1 (1975)

Nightwing (Dick Grayson) – Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (1984)

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Nova (Frankie Raye) – Fantastic Four #164 (1974)

Nth Man – Marvel Comics Presents #25 (1989)

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O

Odin – Journey Into Mystery #86

O.M.A.C. – O.M.A.C. #1 (1974)

Omega The Unknown – Omega The Unknown #1 (1976)

Oracle (Barbara Gordon) – as Batgirl, Detective Comics #359 (1967), as Oracle Suicide Squad #23 (1989)

Orion – The New Gods #1 (1971)

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P

Phantom – Ace Comics #11 (1938)

Plastic Man – Police Comics #1 (1941)

Pogo the Possum – Animal Comics #1 (1941)

Power Girl – All Star Comics #58 (1976)

Preacher – Preacher #1 (1995)

Prince Valiant – Ace Comics #26 (1939)

Professor X – X-men #1 (1963)

Psylocke –  (US)  New Mutants Annual #2 (1986)  – (UK) Captain Britain #8 (1976) – ninja abilities, Uncanny X-Men #256 (1989)

Puma – Amazing Spiderman #256 (1984)

Punisher – Amazing Spiderman #129 (1974)

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Q

Quasar – Incredible Hulk #234 (1979)

Question – Captain Atom #83 (1966)

Quicksilver – X-men #4 (1964)

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R

Ragman – Ragman #1 (1976)

Reed Richards – Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

Red Wolf – Avengers #80 (1970)

Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead #1 (2003)

Rip Hunter – Showcase #20 (1959)

Robin I (Dick Grayson) – Detective Comics #38 (1940)

Robin II (Jason Todd) – as Jason Todd Batman #357 (1983) as Robin unofficially Batman #366-367 Officially Batman #368 (1984) “Death” Batman #428 (1988) ressurection Batman Annual #25 (2006)

Robin III (Tim Drake) – as Timothy Drake Batman #436 (1989) as Robin Unofficially Batman #442 Officially Batman #457 (1991)

Rocket Raccoon –Marvel Preview #7/Incredible Hulk #271 (full issue – 1982)

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Rocketeer – Cameo Starslayer #1 1st Full App. Starslayer #2 (1982)

Rogue – Avengers Annual #10 (1981)

Rom – Rom #1 (1979)

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S

Savage Dragon – cameo Megaton #2 1st Full App. Megaton #3 (1985)

Scarlet Witch – X-men #4 (1964)

Sentry – Sentry #1 (2000)

Sgt. (Nick) Fury – Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos #1 (1963)

Sgt. Rock – cameo Our Army at War #81-82 1st Full App. #83 (1959)

Shang-Chi – Marvel Special Edition #15 (1973)

Sharon Carter (Agent 13) As Agent 13, Tales of Suspense #75 – As Sharon Carter, Tales of Suspense #76

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Sheena, Queen of the Jungle – Jumbo Comics #1 (1938)

She-Hulk – Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980)

Silver Sable – Amazing Spiderman #265 (1985)

Silver Surfer – Fantastic Four #48 (1966)

Sin City – Dark Horse Presents #51 (1991)

Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) – 1st Full app. Ghost Rider #2 (1973)

Spawn – Spawn #1 (1992)

Spectre – 1st Full App. More Fun Comics #52 (1940)

Speedball – Amazing Spider-Man Annual #22 (1988)

Spiderman – Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)

Spider Girl – What If? Vol.2 #105 (1998)

Spider-Gwen – Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (2014)

Spider Woman – Marvel Spotlight #32 (1977)

Spirit – Police Comics #11 (1942)

Squadron Supreme – as Squadron Sinister Avengers #70 (1969)

Squirrel Girl – Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (1992)

Star Lord (Peter Quill) – Marvel Preview #4 Presents… (1976)

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Steel (The Indestructible Man) – Steel #1 (1978)

Storm (Marvel)  – Giant Size X-men #1 (1975)

Sub-Mariner – Marvel Comics #1 (1939)

Suicide Squad – Brave & the Bold #25 (1959)

Sunfire – X-men #64 (1970)

Superboy – More Fun Comics #101 (1945)

Superboy Prime – DC Comics Presents #87 (1985)

Supergirl – Action Comics #252 (1959)

Superman – Action Comics #1 (1938)

Supernova (DC) – World’s Finest Comics #178 (1968)

Super Patriot – Nick Fury Agent of Shield #13 (1969)

Superwoman – DC Comics Presents Annual #2 (1983)

Swamp Thing – House of Secrets #92 (1971)

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T

Tarzan – Tip Top Comics #1 (1936)

Teen Titans – Brave & the Bold #54 (1964)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Ad cameo Gobbledygook #1 1st Full App. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984)

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Terry & The Pirates – Popular Comics #1 (1936)

Thing – Fantastic Four #1 (1961)

Thor – Journey Into Mystery #83 (1962)

Thunderbird – Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975)

Thunderstrike – Thor #459 (1993)

Tick – The Tick Special Edition #1 (1988)

Tigra (formerly The Cat) – Giant Size Creatures #1 (1974)

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Tomahawk – Star Spangled Comics #69 (1947)

Transformers – Transformers #1 (1984)

 

Two Gun Kid (Matt Hawk) – Two-Gun Kid #60 (1962)

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U

Uncle Scrooge McDuck – Four Color #178 (1947)

Union Jack I – Invaders #7 (1976)

Union Jack II – Invaders #20 (1977)

Union Jack III – Captain America #254 (1981)

Unknown Soldier – Our Army At War #168 (1968)

U.S. Agent – Captain America #354 (1989)

Usagi Yojimbo – Albedo #2 (1984)

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V

V – V for Vendetta (1988)

Valkyrie – Avengers vol 1. #83 (1970)

Vampi – Vampi Preview Edition #1 (2001)

Vampirella – Vampirella #1 (1969)

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Vault Keeper – War Against Crime #10 (1949)

Veronica – Pep Comics #26 (1942)

Vigilante – Action Comics #42 (1941) Silver Age, Justice League of America #78 (1970)

Vision – Avengers #57 (1968)

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W

Warlock (Him, Adam)Fantastic Four #66 & FF #67 (1968)

Warlock (technarchy) – New Mutants v.1 #18 (1984)

Warlord – First Issue Special #8 (1975)

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War Machine – cameo Iron Man #281 1st Full App. Iron Man #282 (1992)

Warpath – New Mutants #16 (1984)

Wasp – Tales to Astonish #44 (1963)

Watchmen – Watchmen #1 (1986)

Werewolf By Night – Marvel Spotlight #2 (1972)

Witchblade – Cyblade/Shi: The Battle of the Independents #1

Wolverine – Incredible Hulk #180 (Cameo) #181 (1st Full Apearance) (1974)

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Wonder Man – Avengers #9 (1964)

Wonder Woman – All Star Comics #8 (1941)

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X

X – Dark Horse Comics #8 (1993)

X-23 – NYX #3 (2003)

X-Factor – Avengers #263 (1986)

X-Man (Nate Grey) – X-Man #1 (1995)

X-men – X-men #1 (1963)

X-O Manowar – 1st App. of X-O Armor, Magnus #7 (1991-92) Aric X-O Manowar 1st App, X-O Manowar #1 (1992)

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Y

Yorick Brown – Y: The Last Man #1 (2002)

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Youngblood – Megaton Explosion (1987)

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Z

Zatanna – Hawkman #4 (1964)

Zorro – Zorro Four Color #228 (1949)

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