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When We First Met – Punisher’s Battle Van, Hawkeye’s Sky Cycle and Moon Knight’s Chopper

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When We First Met – Punisher’s Battle Van, Hawkeye’s Sky Cycle and Moon Knight’s Chopper

Every week we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic 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 look at the introduction of a trio of Marvel vehicles – Punisher’s Battle Van, Hawkeye’s Sky Cycle and Moon Knight’s Chopper.

Punisher’s Battle Van debuted in Giant-Size Spider-Man #4, by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru and Mike Esposito (an issue which is also noteworthy for being the first time that the Punisher killed someone)…



Hawkeye’s Sky Cycle debuted in Hawkeye #1 by Mark Gruenwald (who drew the issue, as well, with inker Brett Breeding)…




Finally, while Moon Knight had used a normal helicopter in earlier appearances, Moon Knight #1 by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz is the debut of the famous Moon Knight helicopter, the one that looks like a crescent moon…