Every week we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually 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 all the When We First Met features so far! Check ’em out!
Today we take a look at four notable superhero team headquarters! The Legion Clubhouse, the Justice League’s Secret Sanctuary, the Justice League satellite and the Baxter Building!
First up are two simple ones, as they debuted in the same issue as the teams they belong to.
In Adventure Comics #247, we first met the Legion of Super-Heroes as well as their awesome clubhouse…
Next, in The Brave and the Bold #28, when we meet the collected Justice League of America it is while they are in their Secret Sanctuary headquarters…
The Justice League have to give up their headquarters when Snapper Carr is tricked into betraying where it is located. The Justice League replaces it with a satellite headquarters in Justice League of America #78…
The Baxter Building debuted in Fantastic Four #3, the same issue that the Fantastic Four’s costumes first showed up.
The building is not actually NAMED, though, until Fantastic Four #6…
when we see the debut of the Fantastic Four belt beam to open the elevator (as well as a brand-new diagram of the building)…
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