Each day in June you’ll get an entry showing you the first appearance of seemingly minor characters, phrases, objects or events that later became notable parts of comic book lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!'” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Stuff like that. Here is an archive of what I’ve featured so far.
First time Reed and Sue kissed
As crazy as it might sound, Reed and Sue’s first kiss came in 1965’s Fantastic Four Annual #3…their wedding!!!
No wonder Sue was always so intrigued by Namor. Reed wouldn’t even KISS her!
First time Robby Reed said “Sockamagee!”
Robby Reed’s bizarre exclamation debuted in the same issue that the young owner of the Dial H for Hero dial debuted, 1966’s House of Mystery #156…
First appearance of the S.H.I.E.L.D. barber chair entrance
In the second issue of Strange Tales featuring S.H.I.E.L.D., 1965’s Strange Tales #136, we get our first introduction to the famous barber chair entrance to one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s many bases…
Feel free to send in ideas for future debuts I should feature here to firstname.lastname@example.org!