List of Marvel Comics superhero debuts

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The following is a list of the first known appearances of various superhero fictional characters and teams from Marvel Comics.

Debuts[edit]

Golden Age[edit]

Character / Team Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Namor the Sub-Mariner 1939 (April) Bill Everett Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1
Human Torch (android) 1939 (October) Carl Burgos Marvel Comics #1
Captain America 1941 (March) Joe Simon, Jack Kirby Captain America Comics #1
Blazing Skull 1941 (March) Unknown Mystic Comics #5
Phantom Rider 1949 Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Dick Ayers Tim Holt #11

1960s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Groot 1960 (November) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers Tales to Astonish #13
The Fantastic Four 1961 (November) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #1
Hank Pym (a.k.a. Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket) 1962 (January) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Tales to Astonish #27
Hulk 1962 (May) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The Incredible Hulk #1
Spider-Man 1962 (August) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Amazing Fantasy #15
Thor 1962 (August) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery #83
Iron Man 1963 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck Tales of Suspense #39
The Howling Commandos
(Izzy Cohen, Dum Dum Dugan, Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, Junior Juniper, Dino Manelli, Rebel Ralston and Happy Sam Sawyer)
1963 (May) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1
Wasp 1963 (June) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Tales to Astonish #44
Doctor Strange 1963 (July) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Strange Tales #110
The X-Men
(Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey and Professor X)
1963 (September) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The X-Men #1
The Avengers
(Hank Pym (as Ant-Man), Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Wasp)
1963 (September) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers Avengers #1
Quicksilver 1964 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The X-Men #4
Scarlet Witch 1964 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The X-Men #4
Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) 1964 (April) Stan Lee, Don Rico, Don Heck Tales of Suspense #52
Daredevil 1964 (April) Stan Lee, Bill Everett Daredevil #1
Hawkeye 1964 (September) Stan Lee, Don Heck Tales of Suspense #57
Wonder Man 1964 (October) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Avengers #9
Hercules 1965 Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery Annual #1
Ka-Zar 1965 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The X-Men #10
S.H.I.E.L.D. 1965 (August) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Strange Tales #135
Inhumans 1965 (December) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #45
Silver Surfer 1966 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #48
Peggy Carter 1966 (May) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Tales of Suspense #77
Black Panther 1966 (July) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #52
Banshee 1967 (January) Roy Thomas, Werner Roth The X-Men #28
Ronan the Accuser 1967 (August) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #65
Black Knight (Dane Whitman) 1967 (December) Roy Thomas, John Buscema Avengers #47
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) 1967 (December) Stan Lee, Gene Colan Marvel Super-Heroes #12
Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, Captain Marvel) 1968 (March) Roy Thomas, Gene Colan Marvel Super-Heroes #13
Vision 1968 (October) Roy Thomas, John Buscema Avengers #57
Polaris 1968 (October) Arnold Drake, Don Heck The X-Men #49
The Guardians of the Galaxy
(Charlie-27, Major Victory, Martinex and Yondu)
1969 (January) Arnold Drake, Gene Colan Marvel Super Heroes #18
Havok 1969 (March) Arnold Drake, Don Heck, Neal Adams The X-Men #54
Falcon 1969 (September) Stan Lee, Gene Colan Captain America #117

1970s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Sunfire 1970 (January) Roy Thomas, Don Heck The X-Men #64
Valkyrie 1970 (December) Roy Thomas, John Buscema Avengers #83
The Squadron Supreme
(American Eagle, Doctor Spectrum, Hawkeye, Hyperion, Lady Lark, Nighthawk, Tom Thumb and Whizzer)
1971 (February) Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema Avengers #85
Man-Thing 1971 (May) Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Gray Morrow Savage Tales #1
Morbius, the Living Vampire 1971 (October) Roy Thomas, Gil Kane The Amazing Spider-Man #101
The Defenders
(Doctor Strange, Hulk and Namor)
1971 (December) Roy Thomas, Ross Andru Marvel Feature #1
Werewolf by Night 1972 (February) Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Mike Ploog Marvel Spotlight #2
Adam Warlock 1972 (April) Roy Thomas, Gil Kane Marvel Premiere #1
Luke Cage (a.k.a. Power Man) 1972 (June) Archie Goodwin, George Tuska Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1
Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) 1972 (August) Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich, Mike Ploog Marvel Spotlight #5
Tigra 1972 (November) Stan Lee, Marie Severin Claws of the Cat #1
Shanna the She-Devil 1972 (December) Phil Seuling, George Tuska Shanna the She-Devil #1
Thundra 1972 (December) Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway Fantastic Four #129
Moondragon 1973 (January) Bill Everett, Mike Friedrich, George Tuska Iron Man #54
Drax the Destroyer 1973 (February) Mike Friedrich, Jim Starlin Iron Man #55
Blade 1973 (July) Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan The Tomb of Dracula #10
Brother Voodoo 1973 (September) Len Wein, Gene Colan Strange Tales #169
Daimon Hellstrom (a.k.a. The Son of Satan, Hellstorm) 1973 (September) Gary Friedrich, Tom Sutton Ghost Rider #1
Shang-Chi 1973 (December) Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin Special Marvel Edition #15
Punisher 1974 (February) Gerry Conway, Ross Andru The Amazing Spider-Man #129
Iron Fist 1974 (May) Roy Thomas, Gil Kane Marvel Premiere #15
Wolverine 1974 (October cameo, November full) Len Wein, Herb Trimpe The Incredible Hulk #180 (last panel cameo), The Incredible Hulk #181 (first full appearance)
Misty Knight 1975 (January mentioned, March full), 1972 (March retcon) Tony Isabella, Arvell Jones Marvel Premiere #20 (mentioned by name), Marvel Premiere #21 (first full appearance), Marvel Team-Up #1 (retcon)
Jamie Madrox (a.k.a. Multiple Man) 1975 (February) Len Wein, Chris Claremont, John Buscema Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4
Colossus 1975 (May) Len Wein, Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1
Nightcrawler 1975 (May) Len Wein, Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1
Storm 1975 (May) Len Wein, Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1
Thunderbird 1975 (May) Len Wein, Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1
Gamora 1975 (June) Jim Starlin Strange Tales #180
Moon Knight 1975 (August) Doug Moench, Don Perlin Werewolf by Night #32
The Champions
(Angel, Black Widow, Ghost Rider, Hercules and Iceman)
1975 (October) Tony Isabella, Don Heck Champions #1
Star-Lord 1976 (January) Steve Englehart, Steve Gan Marvel Preview #4
Rocket Raccoon 1976 (Summer) Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen Marvel Preview #7
Eternals 1976 (July) Jack Kirby Eternals #1
Nova (Richard Rider) 1976 (September) Marv Wolfman, John Buscema Nova #1
Captain Britain 1976 (October) Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe Captain Britain Weekly #1
Psylocke 1976 (December) Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe Captain Britain #8
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) 1977 (February) Archie Goodwin, Marie Severin Marvel Spotlight #32
3-D Man 1977 (April) Roy Thomas, Jim Craig Marvel Premiere #35
The Starjammers
(Ch'od, Corsair, Cr'reee, Hepzibah and Raza Longknife)
1977 (April cameo, October full) Dave Cockrum The X-Men #104 (last page cameo), The X-Men #107 (first full appearance)
The Imperial Guard
(Astra, Electron, Fang, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Magique, Mentor, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Quasar, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest and Titan)
1977 (October) Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum The X-Men #107
Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) (a.k.a. Marvel Boy, Marvel Man) 1978 (January) Donald F. Glut, Roy Thomas, John Buscema Captain America #217
Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy 1978 (April) Jack Kirby Devil Dinosaur #1
Heroes for Hire
(Iron Fist and Luke Cage)
1978 (December) Ed Hannigan, Lee Elias Power Man and Iron Fist #54
Ant-Man (Scott Lang) 1979 (March) David Michelinie, John Byrne Avengers #181
Alpha Flight
(Aurora, Guardian, Northstar, Sasquatch, Shaman and Snowbird)
1979 (April) John Byrne The X-Men #120
Black Cat 1979 (July) Marv Wolfman, Keith Pollard The Amazing Spider-Man #194

1980s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Kitty Pryde & Emma Frost 1980 (January) Chris Claremont, John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #129
Dazzler 1980 (February) Tom DeFalco, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern Uncanny X-Men #130
She-Hulk 1980 (February) Stan Lee, John Buscema Savage She-Hulk #1
Elektra 1981 (January) Frank Miller Daredevil #168
Rachel Summers 1981 (January) Chris Claremont, John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #141
Rogue 1981 (November) Chris Claremont, Michael Golden Avengers Annual #10
Cloak and Dagger 1982 (March) Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64
New Mutants 1982 (December) Chris Claremont The New MutantsMarvel Graphic Novel #5
Beta Ray Bill 1983 (November) Walt Simonson Thor #337
Venom 1984 (May) David Michelinie, Mike Zeck The Amazing Spider-Man #252
Power Pack 1984 (August) Louise Simonson, June Brigman Power Pack #1
Silver Sable 1985 (June) Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Josef Rubinstein The Amazing Spider-Man #265
Demolition Man 1985 (October) Mike Carlin, Ron Wilson The Thing #28
X-Factor 1986 (February) Bob Layton, Jackson Guice, Josef Rubinstein X-Factor #1
Excalibur 1987 Chris Claremont, Alan Davis Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn
Jubilee 1989 (May) Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri Uncanny X-Men #244
New Warriors 1989 (December) Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz Thor #411

1990s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Cable 1990 (March) Louise Simonson, Rob Liefeld New Mutants #87
Gambit 1990 (August) Chris Claremont, Jim Lee Uncanny X-Men Annual #14
Deadpool 1991 (February) Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza The New Mutants #98
Darkhawk 1991 (March) Danny Fingeroth, Mike Manley Darkhawk #1
X-Force 1991 (April) Rob Liefeld The New Mutants #100
Bishop 1991 (November) Whilce Portacio, Jim Lee Uncanny X-Men #282
Domino 1992 (June) Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld X-Force Vol .1 #11
Midnight Sons 1992 (August) Ghost Rider Vol .3 #28
Infinity Watch 1992 Jim Starlin, Angel Medina Warlock and the Infinity Watch #1
War Machine 1992 (September) Len Kaminski, Kev Hopgood Iron Man #281
Nightstalkers 1992 (November) D. G. Chichester, Ron Garney, Tom Palmer Nightstalkers #1
Generation X 1994 (November) Scott Lobdell, Chris Bachalo Uncanny X-Men #318
Scarlet Spider 1994 (November) Terry Kavanagh, Steven Butler Web of Spider-Man #118
X-Man 1995 (March) Jeph Loeb, Steve Skroce X-Man #1
The Thunderbolts 1997 (January) Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley The Incredible Hulk #449
Big Hero 6 1998 (September) Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau Sunfire and Big Hero 6 #1
Winter Guard 1998 (October) Kurt Busiek, Sean Chen Iron Man Vol .3 #9

2000s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Noh-Varr 2000 (August) Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones Marvel Boy #1
Sentry 2000 (September) Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, Rick Veitch The Sentry #1
Exiles 2001 (August) Judd Winick, Mike McKone Exiles #1
Ultimate Marvel characters 2001 various Ultimate Spider-Man #1
X-Statix 2001 (July) Peter Milligan, Mike Allred X-Force #116
Jessica Jones 2001 (November) Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos Alias #1
Fantomex 2002 (August) Grant Morrison, Igor Kordey New X-Men #128
Runaways 2003 (July) Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona Runaways vol. 1 #1
Phyla-Vell 2003 (December) Peter David, Paul Azaceta Captain Marvel Vol. 4 #16
Daisy Johnson,Quake 2004 (July) Brian Michael Bendis, Gabriele Dell'Otto Secret War (comics) #2
X-23 2004 Craig Kyle NYX #3
Winter Soldier 2005 (January) Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting Captain America Vol .5 #1
Young Avengers 2005 (April) Allan Heinberg, Jim Cheung Young Avengers #1
Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady) 2006 (September) Robert Kirkman, Phil Hester The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1
Agents of Atlas 2006 (October) Jeff Parker, Leonard Kirk Agents of Atlas #1
Bob, Agent of HYDRA 2007 (May) Fabian Nicieza Cable & Deadpool #38
Hope Summers 2007 (November) Mike Carey, Chris Bachalo X-Men #205
Victoria Hand 2008 Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato The Invincible Iron Man #8
Red Hulk 2008 (January) Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness Hulk Vol .2 #1
Skaar 2008 (January) Greg Pak, John Romita, Jr. World War Hulk #5
A-Bomb 2008 (April) Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness Hulk Vol .2 #2
Guardians of the Galaxy 2008 (May) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Guardians of Galaxy Vol .2 #1
Secret Warriors 2008 (July) Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev Mighty Avengers #13
She-Hulk (Lyra) 2008 (August) Jeff Parker, Mitch Breitweiser Hulk: Raging Thunder #1
Blue Marvel 2008 (November) Kevin Grevioux Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1
Red She-Hulk 2009 (September) Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness Hulk Vol. 2 #15

2010s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Avengers Academy 2010 (June) Christos Gage, Mike McKone Avengers Academy #1
Future Foundation 2010 (July) Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting Fantastic Four #579
Annihilators 2011 (January) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) 2013 (August) Sana Amanat Captain Marvel #14
Silk (comics) 2014 (April) Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #1

References[edit]

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