List of Marvel Comics superhero debuts

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

Debuts[edit]

Golden Age[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance Notes
Namor
(a.k.a. The Sub-Mariner)
1939 (April) Bill Everett Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 [a]
Ka-Zar (David Rand) 1939 (October) Bob Byrd Ka-Zar #1
Human Torch (android) 1939 (October) Carl Burgos Marvel Mystery Comics #1
Angel 1939 (October) Paul Gustavson Marvel Mystery Comics #1
Electro 1940 (February) Steve Dahlman Marvel Mystery #4
Black Widow (Claire Voyant) 1940 (August) George Kapitan, Harry Sahle Mystic Comics #4
Falcon 1940 Bill Everett Human Torch Comics #2
Toro 1940 Carl Burgos Human Torch Comics #2
Vision 1940 (November) Joe Simon, Jack Kirby Marvel Mystery Comics #13
Captain America 1941 (March) Joe Simon, Jack Kirby Captain America Comics #1
Bucky (Barnes) 1941 (March) Joe Simon, Jack Kirby Captain America Comics #1
Blazing Skull 1941 (March) Bob Davis Mystic Comics #5
Black Marvel 1941 (March) Al Gabriele Mystic Comics #5
Fin 1941 (April) Bill Everett Daring Mystery Comics #7
Thunderer 1941 (April) Carl Burgos, John Compton Daring Mystery Comics #7
Father Time 1941 (September) Stan Lee Captain America Comics #6
Destroyer 1941 (October) Stan Lee Mystic Comics #6 [b]
Whizzer (Robert Frank) 1941 (August) Al Avison USA Comics #1
Miss America 1943 (November) Otto Binder, Al Gabriele Marvel Mystery Comics" #49
Patsy Walker 1944 (November) Otto Binder, Ruth Atkinson Miss America Magazine" #2
Blonde Phantom 1946 Stan Lee, Syd Shores All Select Comics" #11
Namora 1947 (May) Ken Bald, Syd Shores Marvel Mystery Comics" #82
Phantom Rider 1949 Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Dick Ayers Tim Holt #11
Loki 1949 Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber, Venus #6
Zombie 1953 Stan Lee, Bill Everett Menace #5
Frankenstein's Monster 1953 Stan Lee, Joe Maneely Menace #7

1960s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Groot 1960 (November) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers Tales to Astonish #13
Dr. Druid 1961 (June) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Amazing Adventures #1
The Fantastic Four
(Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing)
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
The Hulk 1962 (May) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The Incredible Hulk #1
Rick Jones 1962 (May) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The Incredible Hulk #1
Spider-Man 1962 (August) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Amazing Fantasy #15
Man-Wolf (John Jameson) 1962 (August) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko; Man-Wolf (Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway) Amazing Fantasy #15
Thor 1962 (August) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery #83
Balder the Brave, and Heimdall 1962 (October) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery #85
Iron Man 1963 (March) Stan Lee, 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
Magneto 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 The Avengers #1
Sandman 1963 (September) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko The Amazing Spider-Man #4
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch 1964 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The X-Men #4
Sif 1964 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery #102
Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) 1964 (April) Stan Lee, Don Rico, Don Heck Tales of Suspense #52
Daredevil 1964 (April) Stan Lee, Bill Everett Daredevil #1
Kraven The Hunter 1964 (August) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko The Amazing Spider-Man #15
Hawkeye 1964 (September) Stan Lee, Don Heck Tales of Suspense #57
Wonder Man 1964 (October) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The Avengers #9
Clea 1964 (November) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko Strange Tales #126
Ka-Zar 1965 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby The X-Men #10
Medusa 1965 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #36
S.H.I.E.L.D. 1965 (August) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Strange Tales #135
Swordsman 1965 (August) Stan Lee, Don Heck The Avengers #19
The Warriors Three
(Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg)
1965 (August) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery #119
Hercules 1965 (October) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Journey into Mystery Annual #1
The Inhumans
(Crystal, Lockjaw, Karnak, Gorgon, Medusa, Triton, and Black Bolt)
1965 (December) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #45
Eric Koenig 1966 (February) Stan Lee, Dick Ayers Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos vol. 1 #27
Silver Surfer 1966 (March) Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #48
Sharon Carter 1966 (March) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Tales of Suspense #75
Peggy Carter 1966 (May) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Tales of Suspense #77
Black Panther 1966 (July) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #52
Bill Foster
(a.k.a. Black Goliath, Giant-Man)
1966 (September) Stan Lee, Don Heck The Avengers #32
Banshee 1967 (January) Roy Thomas, Werner Roth The X-Men #28
Red Guardian 1967 (August) Roy Thomas, John Buscema The Avengers #43
Black Knight (Dane Whitman) 1967 (December) Roy Thomas, John Buscema The 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 The 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
Hyperion 1969 (October) Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema The Avengers #69
Nighthawk 1969 (October) Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema The Avengers #69
Speed Demon 1969 (October) Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema The Avengers #69
Prowler 1969 (November) Stan Lee, John Buscema, Jim Mooney The Amazing Spider-Man #78
Stingray 1969 (November) Roy Thomas, Marie Severin Sub-Mariner #19

1970s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance
Sunfire 1970 (January) Roy Thomas, Don Heck The X-Men #64
Red Wolf 1970 (September) Roy Thomas, John Buscema The Avengers #80
Valkyrie 1970 (December) Roy Thomas, John Buscema The Avengers #83
The Squadron Supreme
(American Eagle, Doctor Spectrum, Hawkeye, Hyperion, Lady Lark, Nighthawk, Tom Thumb, and Whizzer)
1971 (February) Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema The Avengers #85
Man-Thing 1971 (May) Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Gray Morrow Savage Tales #1
Mockingbird 1971 (June) Len Wein, Neal Adams Astonishing Tales #6
Doc Samson 1971 (July) Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe Incredible Hulk #141
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
Namorita 1972 (June) Bill Everett Sub-Mariner #50
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) Roy Thomas, Wally Wood, Tony Isabella, Gil Kane, Don Perlin, John Romita, Sr., Marie Severin Claws of the Cat #1
Shanna the She-Devil 1972 (December) Phil Seuling, George Tuska Shanna the She-Devil #1
Jennifer Kale 1972 (December) Steve Gerber, Rich Buckler Fear #11
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
Starfox 1973 (February) Mike Friedrich, Jim Starlin Iron Man #55
Thanos 1973 (February) Jim Starlin Iron Man #55
Mantis 1973 (June) Steve Englehart, Don Heck The Avengers #112
Blade 1973 (July) Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan The Tomb of Dracula #10
The Living Mummy 1973 (August) Steve Gerber, Rich Buckler Supernatural Thrillers #5
Brother Voodoo
(a.k.a. Doctor 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
Satana 1973 (October) Roy Thomas, John Romita Sr. Vampire Tales #2
Shang-Chi 1973 (December) Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin Special Marvel Edition #15
Topaz 1974 (January) Marv Wolfman, Mike Ploog Werewolf By Night #13
The Punisher 1974 (February) Gerry Conway, Ross Andru The Amazing Spider-Man #129
Sons of the Tiger
(Abe Brown, Lin Sun, Bob Diamond)
1974 (April) Gerry Conway, Dick Giordano Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1
Iron Fist 1974 (May) Roy Thomas, Gil Kane Marvel Premiere #15
Deathlok 1974 (August) Rich Buckler, Doug Moench Astonishing Tales #25
Hannibal King 1974 (October) Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan The Tomb of Dracula #25
Colleen Wing 1974 (November) Doug Moench, Larry Hama Marvel Premiere #19
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)
Pip the Troll 1975 (February) Jim Starlin Strange Tales #179
Jamie Madrox
(a.k.a. Multiple Man)
1975 (February) Len Wein, Chris Claremont, John Buscema Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4
All-New, All-Different X-Men
(Cyclops, Banshee, Sunfire, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Thunderbird)
1975 (May) Len Wein, Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1
Gamora 1975 (June) Jim Starlin Strange Tales #180
Justice 1975 (July) Don Heck, Jerry Conway Giant-Size Defenders #5
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
Ulysses Bloodstone 1975 (October) Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, John Warner Marvel Presents #1
White Tiger 1975 (December) Bill Mantlo, George Pérez Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19
Star-Lord 1976 (January) Steve Englehart, Steve Gan Marvel Preview #4
Hellcat 1976 (February) Steve Englehart, George Pérez The Avengers #144
Jack of Hearts 1976 (March) Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #22
Shroud 1976 (April) Steve Englehart, Herb Trimpe Super-Villain Team-Up #5
Rocket Raccoon 1976 (Summer) Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen Marvel Preview #7
The Eternals
(Ikaris; members introduced later include Ajak in #2, Sersi in #3, and Domo, Makkari, Thena, and Zuras in #4)
1976 (July) Jack Kirby Eternals #1
Darkstar 1976 (August) Tony Isabella, George Tuska Champions #7
Nova (Richard Rider) 1976 (September) Marv Wolfman, John Buscema Nova #1
Captain Britain 1976 (October) Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe Captain Britain Weekly #1
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
Machine Man 1977 (July) Jack Kirby 2001: A Space Odyssey #8
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)
Jocasta 1977 (August) Jim Shooter, George Pérez The Avengers vol. 1 #162
Sabretooth 1977 (August) Chris Claremont, John Byrne Iron Fist #14
Rocket Racer 1977 (September) Lein Wein, Ross Andru The Amazing Spider-Man #172
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
Paladin 1978 (January) Jim Shooter, Carmine Infantino Daredevil #150
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
The Agents of Atlas
(Namora, Venus, Marvel Boy, Gorilla-Man, M-11, Jimmy Woo, and 3-D Man)
1978 (June) Don Glut, Alan Kupperberg, Bill Black What If #9
The 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 The 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 and 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
Sage 1980 (April) Chris Claremont, John Byrne X-Men #132
Taskmaster 1980 (May) David Michelinie, George Pérez The Avengers #195
Sabra 1980 (August) Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema The Incredible Hulk #250
Karma 1980 (December) Chris Claremont, Frank Miller Marvel Team-Up #100
Elektra 1981 (January) Frank Miller Daredevil #168
Rachel Summers 1981 (January) Chris Claremont, John Byrne Uncanny X-Men #141
Siryn 1981 (April) Chris Claremont, Steve Leialoha Spider-Woman #37
Gargoyle 1981 (April) J.M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin Defenders #94
Caliban 1981 (August) Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum Uncanny X-Men #148
The Rangers
(Firebird, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Shooting Star, and Texas Twister)
1981 (November) Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema The Incredible Hulk #265
Rogue 1981 (November) Chris Claremont, Michael Golden Avengers Annual #10
Firestar 1981 (December) Dennis Marks, Dan Spiegle, Christy Marx, John Romita Sr., Rick Hoberg Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends #1
Cloak and Dagger 1982 (March) Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64
Monica Rambeau
(a.k.a. Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, Spectrum)
1982 (October) Roger Stern, John Romita Jr. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16
The New Mutants
(Cannonball, Mirage, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane)
1982 (December) Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod The New Mutants Marvel Graphic Novel #5
Callisto 1983 (May) Chris Claremont, Paul Smith Uncanny X-Men #169
Cloud 1983 (September) J.M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin Defenders #123
Magma 1983 (October) Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema New Mutants #8
Beta Ray Bill 1983 (November) Walt Simonson Thor #337
Cypher 1984 (March) Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema New Mutants #13
Leech 1984 (March) Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr. Uncanny X-Men #179
Magik 1984 (April) Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema New Mutants #14
Venom 1984 (May, black costume) David Michelinie, Mike Zeck Amazing Spider-Man #252 (black costume),

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 (alien symbiote),

Amazing Spider-Man #299 (last page cameo),

Amazing Spider-Man #300 (first full appearance)

Warpath 1984 (June) Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema New Mutants #16
Warlock 1984 (August) Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz New Mutants #18
Forge 1984 (August) Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr. Uncanny X-Men #184
Power Pack
(Alex Power, Julie Power, Jack Power, and Katie Power)
1984 (August) Louise Simonson, June Brigman Power Pack #1
Puma 1984 (September) Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, The Amazing Spider-Man #256
Silver Sable 1985 (June) Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Josef Rubinstein The Amazing Spider-Man #265
Strong Guy 1985 (July) Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz New Mutants #29
Demolition Man 1985 (October) Mike Carlin, Ron Wilson The Thing #28
Boom-Boom 1985 (November) Jim Shooter, Al Milgrom Secret Wars II #5
Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara) 1986 (February) Roger Stern, John Buscema The Avengers #264
X-Factor
(Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Rusty Collins)
1986 (February) Bob Layton, Jackson Guice X-Factor #1
Artie Maddicks 1986 (March) Bob Layton, Jackson Guice X-Factor #2
Skids 1986 (August) Louise Simonson, Jackson Guice X-Factor #8
Psylocke 1986 (October) Chris Claremont, Alan Davis New Mutants Annual #2
Excalibur
(Captain Britain, Meggan, Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Shadowcat, Nightcrawler)
1987 Chris Claremont, Alan Davis Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn
Speedball 1988 (January) Tom DeFalco, Steve Ditko The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #22
Jubilee 1989 (May) Chris Claremont, Marc Silvestri Uncanny X-Men #244
Night Thrasher 1989 (December) Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz Thor #411
The 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
Living Lightning 1990 (October) Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Paul Ryan Avengers West Coast #63
Domino 1991 (Feb) Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld New Mutants Vol .1 #98
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
Squirrel Girl 1991 (November) Will Murray, Steve Ditko Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 2, #8
Infinity Watch
(Adam Warlock, Moondragon, Drax the Destroyer, Pip the Troll, Gamora)
1992 (March) Jim Starlin, Angel Medina Warlock and the Infinity Watch #2
Midnight Sons 1992 (August) Jim Starlin, Angel Medina Ghost Rider Vol .3 #28
War Machine 1992 (July) Len Kaminski, Kev Hopgood Iron Man #282
The Nightstalkers 1992 (November) D. G. Chichester, Ron Garney, Tom Palmer Nightstalkers #1
Doctor Nemesis 1993 (May) Roy Thomas, Dave Hoover Invaders vol. 2 #1
Genis-Vell 1993 (October) Ron Marz, Ron Lim Silver Surfer Annual #6
ClanDestine 1994 (July) Alan Davis Marvel Comics Presents #158
Marrow 1994 (September) Jeph Loeb, Dave Brewer Cable #15
Blink 1994 (October) Scott Lobdell, Joe Madureira Uncanny X-Men #317
Generation X
(Emma Frost, Banshee, Jubilee, Husk, M, Synch, Skin, Chamber)
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
(Citizen V, Atlas, Mach-1, Meteorite, Songbird, Techno)
1997 (January) Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley The Incredible Hulk #449
Maggott 1997 (June) Scott Lobdell, Joe Madureira Uncanny X-Men #345
Cecilia Reyes 1997 (June) Scott Lobdell, Carlos Pacheco X-Men vol. 2 #65
Big Hero 6 1998 (September) Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau Sunfire and Big Hero 6 #1
Silverclaw 1998 (September) Kurt Busiek, George Pérez Avengers v3 #8
Triathlon 1998 (September) Kurt Busiek, George Pérez Avengers vol. 3 #8
Winter Guard 1998 (October) Kurt Busiek, Sean Chen Iron Man Vol .3 #9
Echo 1999 (December) David Mack, Joe Quesada Daredevil Vol. 2 #9

2000s[edit]

Character / Team / Series Year Debuted Creator/s First Appearance Notes
Noh-Varr
(a.k.a. Captain Marvel, Protector)
2000 (August) Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones Marvel Boy #1
Sentry 2000 (September) Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, Rick Veitch The Sentry #1
Doop and X-Statix 2001 (July) Peter Milligan, Mike Allred X-Force #116
The Exiles 2001 (August) Judd Winick, Mike McKone Exiles #1
Jessica Jones
(a.k.a. Jewel, Power Woman)
2001 (November) Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos Alias #1
Elsa Bloodstone 2001 (December) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Michael Lopez Bloodstone #1
Fantomex 2002 (August) Grant Morrison, Igor Kordey New X-Men #128
The Runaways
(Alex Wilder, Chase Stein, Gertrude Yorkes, Karolina Dean, Molly Hayes, and Nico Minoru)
2003 (July) Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona Runaways vol. 1 #1
Phyla-Vell
(a.k.a. Quasar, Captain Marvel, Martyr)
2003 (December) Peter David, Paul Azaceta Captain Marvel Vol. 4 #16
X-23 2004 (February) Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost NYX #3 [c]
Daisy Johnson
(a.k.a. Quake)
2004 (July) Brian Michael Bendis, Gabriele Dell'Otto Secret War (comics) #2
New X-Men: New Mutants Squad
(Dani Moonstar, Prodigy, Wind Dancer, Elixir, Wallflower, Surge)
2004 (August) Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Randy Green New X-Men vol. 2 #2
New X-Men: Hellions Squad
(Emma Frost, Hellion, Dust, Icarus, Mercury, Rockslide, Tag)
2004 (August) Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Randy Green New X-Men vol. 2 #2
Winter Soldier 2005 (January) Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting Captain America Vol .5 #1
Amadeus Cho 2005 (January) Greg Pak, Takeshi Miyazawa Amazing Fantasy vol. 2 #15
S.W.O.R.D. 2005 (January) Joss Whedon, John Cassaday Astonishing X-Men vol. 3 #3
Maria Hill 2005 (March) Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch New Avengers #4
The Young Avengers
(Iron Lad, Hulkling, Patriot, Wiccan, Hawkeye, Stature)
2005 (April) Allan Heinberg, Jim Cheung Young Avengers #1
Gravity 2005 (August) Sean McKeever, Mike Norton Gravity #1
Warwolf 2005 (December) Richard Buckler Nick Fury's Howling Commandos #1
Darwin 2006 (February) Ed Brubaker, Pete Woods X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2
Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady) 2006 (September) Robert Kirkman, Phil Hester The Irredeemable Ant-Man #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 2007 (December) 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
The Guardians of the Galaxy
(Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Quasar, Adam Warlock, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot)
2008 (April) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Annihilation: Conquest #6
Secret Warriors
(Nick Fury, Quake, Phobos, Druid, Slingshot, Hellfire, Stonewall, Eden Fesi)
2008 (July) Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev Mighty Avengers #13
She-Hulk (Lyra) 2008 (August) Jeff Parker, Karl Hirst Breitweiser Hulk: Raging Thunder #1
Old Man Logan 2008 (August) Mark Millar, Steve McNiven Fantastic Four #558
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
(Finesse, Hazmat, Mettle, Reptil, Striker, Veil)
2010 (June) Christos Gage, Mike McKone Avengers Academy #1
Future Foundation (Alex Power, Valeria Richards, Franklin Richards, Artie Maddicks, Dragon Man, Bentley-23, Tong, Turg, Korr, Mik, Vil, Wu) 2010 (July) Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting Fantastic Four #579
Power Man (Victor Alvarez) 2010 (October) Fred Van Lente, Mahmud Asrar Shadowland: Power Man #1
The Annihilators 2011 (January) Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1
Agent Venom 2011 (April) Dan Slott, Paulo Siqueira Amazing Spider-Man #654
Spider-Man (Miles Morales) 2011 (August) Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli Ultimate Fallout #4
Miss America (America Chavez) 2011 (September) Joe Casey, Nick Dragotta Vengeance #1
Nova (Sam Alexander) 2011 (November) Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness Marvel Point One #1
White Tiger 2011 (December) Christos Gage, Tom Raney Avengers Academy #20
Alpha 2012 (August) Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos The Amazing Spider-Man #692
Superior Spider-Man 2012 (December) Daredevil vol. 3 #21
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) 2013 (August) Sana Amanat Captain Marvel #14
Silk 2014 (April) Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #1
Spider-Gwen 2014 (September) Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez Edge of Spider-Verse vol. 1 #2
Gwenpool 2016 (January) Chris Bachalo, Christopher Hastings Howard the Duck vol 6 #1
Ironheart 2016 (May) Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli Invincible Iron Man vol 2 #10
Cosmic Ghost Rider 2018 (January) Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw Thanos vol 2 #13

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ First comics antihero[1]
  2. ^ This was Stan Lee's most popular character at the time.
  3. ^ X-23 first appeared in the animated series X-Men: Evolution in episode number 41 (titled "X-23").

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacIntosh, Bruce (April 2008). "Sub-Mariner: Proud Prince or Perennial Punching Bag?". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (27): 15–22.