Batman v1 #200, 1969
Milestone issue


Debuting in the 1940s, the Batman's first self-titled series reachres its 200th issue. The commemorative cover is drawn by Neal Adams.

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Race for the Moon v1 #1, 1958
1st issue


Known mostly for comics for young children, Harvey Comics experiments with a science fiction title in the 1960s. Aimed at a more typical comics audience, the series was short-lived, running only three issues.

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Canteen Kate v1 #1, 1952
1st issue

Canteen Kate v1 #1 st john 1950s golden age comic book page art by Matt Baker

Canteen Kate first appeared in her own feature in Fightin' Marines #2, serving up comedic relief to an otherwise gritty war title. Her popularity led to her own short-lived series lasting only three issues.

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Twisted Tales v1 #1, 1982
1st issue


Aimed at mature audiences, Pacific Comics introduces a horror series reminiscent of the controversial EC Comics of the 1950s. This debut issue includes artwork by Richard Corben and stories by Bruce Jones and others.

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Addams Family v1 #1, 1974
1st issue



Based on the Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera show in the 1970s, rather than the live tv show of the 1960s. Cover and story art by Bill Ziegler.
 
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Tales to Astonish v1 #90, 1966
1st appearance / 1st origin
Abomination



Absent from the cover, the brutish Abomination's origin and first appearance occurs in the Incredible Hulk feature.

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The Texan v1 #1, 1948
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One of several golden age western series by St. John.

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Star Hunters v1 #1, 1977
1st issue



After their 1st appearance in DC Super-stars #16, the Star Hunters embark on their first ongoing series.

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Showcase v1 #15, 1958
1st appearance 
Space Ranger



Space Ranger, one of DC's science fiction heroes of the late golden age, makes his first appearance.

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Flash v1 #105, 1959
1st issue
1st appearance
Mirror Master



Making his first appearance in Showcase #4 and subsequent issues, the silver age Flash begins his first series. The numbering continues from Flash Comics from the 1940s. One of his earliest foes, Mirror Master, also makes his first appearance in this issue.

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Unknown Soldier v1 #205, 1977
1st issue


After his first appearance in Star Spangled War Stories #151, his origin in #154 and his lengthy run on that series, the Unknown Soldier gets his own self-titled series, continuing the numbering from Star Spangled War Stories.

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Caliber Presents v1 #1, 1989
1st issue
1st appearance / 1st origin
The Crow



Created, written and drawn by James O' Barr, the Crow's first origin and appearance appears in this independent comic.

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Aquaman v1 #35, 1967
1st appearance 
Black Manta



Black Manta, a new super-villain, makes his first appearance by threatening the survival of Atlantis itself.

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Alien Legion v1 #1, 1984
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1st appearance  
Alien Legion



Under Marvel Comics' Epic imprint, Alien Legion makes it first appearance, comprising of Torie Montroc III, Sarigar, Jugger Grimrod, Durge, Meico, Torqa Dun and Bad. This is also the first issue of their first series. Stories by Carl Potts and Alan Zelenetz, cover and story art by Frank Cirocco and Terry Austin.

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Avengers king-size special v1 #1, 1967
1st issue

 
This giant issue would be the first of a series of annuals. This premiere issue features a new lengthier story than the regular Avengers series. Story by Roy Thomas, cover by John Buscema, story art by Don Heck and George Roussos.

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Secret Origins v2 #1, 1973
1st issue



DC begins its first ongoing origin series, reprinting origins of Superman, Batman, Flash and the first battle between the golden age Hawkman and the Ghost (also his first appearance). The first single page origin of Superman from Action Comics #1 is reprinted here for the first time.

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The Cat v2 #1, 1972
1st issue
1st appearance / 1st origin
The Cat (bronze age)


The Cat v2 #1 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Wally Wood
Marvel Comics introduces their first feminist heroine of the 1970s. The origin and first appearance of the bronze age Cat appears in this issue, the start of her first series. She would later transform into Tigra the Were-woman in Giant-size Creatures #1. Story by Linda Fife, cover and story art by Marie Severin and Wally Wood.

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Six Million Dollar Man v1 #1, 1976
1st issue



Based on the television show, Charlton Comics retains the rights to the comic book version. The same publisher would soon produce a comic magazine series of the same name. Story by Joe Gill, cover and story art by Joe Staton.

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