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With issue Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) Amazing Adult Fantasy was retitled Amazing Fantasy. This issue’s lead feature introduced the superhero Spider-Man, written by Lee and drawn by Ditko, although Lee rejected Ditko’s cover art and commissioned Jack Kirby to pencil a cover that Ditko inked. As Lee explained in 2010, “I think I had Jack sketch out a cover for it because I always had a lot of confidence in Jack’s covers.
In numerous interviews Lee has recalled how the title had been slated for cancellation, and so with nothing to lose, publisher Martin Goodman reluctantly agreed to allow him to introduce Spider-Man, a new kind of superhero – one who would be a teenager, but not a sidekick, and one who would have everyman doubts, neuroses, and money problems. However, while this was indeed the final issue, its editorial page anticipated the comic continuing and that “The Spiderman … will appear every month in Amazing. Regardless, sales for Amazing Fantasy #15 proved to be one of Marvel’s highest at the time, so the company launched the series The Amazing Spider-Man seven months later.
Avengers (1963) #1 Published: September 10, 1963, This issue marks the first appearance of the Avengers as a team. In the first issue, the heroes capture and defeat Loki. Upon celebrating their victory, Ant-Man and the Wasp point out how well they could work as a team, and that they should work together in the future. The Wasp decides they should call themselves the Avengers, and everybody agrees. And there came a day, a day unlike any other when Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat! On that day, the Avengers were born, to fight the foes no single superhero could withstand!
Fantastic Four 1961 #1 Marvel Comics – The first appearance of Marvel’s Superhero family, read the first comic. The Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby. As the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics, it formed a cornerstone of the company’s 1960s rise from a small division of a publishing company to a pop culture supergiant. Ever since their original 1961 introduction, the Fantastic Four have been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional, yet loving, family. The first family of Marvel.
The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). He is also noted as one of the 5 founding members of the superhero team The Avengers. Throughout his comic book appearances, the Hulk is portrayed as a large green humanoid that possesses superhuman strength and invulnerability, attributes that grow more potent the angrier he becomes. Hulk is the alter ego of Bruce Banner, a socially withdrawn and emotionally reserved physicist who physically transforms into the Hulk under emotional stress and other specific circumstances at will or against it.
The Silver Surfer #1 (May 1968): Growing tired of his banishment on Earth, the Silver Surfer thinks back to the days before he became Galactus’ herald. He was Norrin Radd of Zenn-La and, while he loved Shalla-Bal, he was growing restless on his planet. The Zenn-Lavians’ lives were complacent, not looking to discover more about the universe around them. Norrin Radd was not happy with this fact and when Galactus appeared he saw this as his chance to save his planet and seek a new life. Galactus made him his herald and he became the Silver Surfer. The planet was saved, a new life was won, but his old life and love had to be left behind.
Hal Jordan was introduced in Showcase #22 (September–October 1959). Gil Kane and Sid Greene were the art team most notable on the title in its early years, along with writer John Broome. In 1959, Julius Schwartz reinvented the Green Lantern character as a science-fiction hero named Hal Jordan. Hal Jordan’s powers were more or less the same as Alan Scott’s, but otherwise, this character was completely different and unrelated to the Green Lantern of the 1940s. He had a new name, a redesigned costume, and a rewritten origin story. Hal Jordan received his ring from a dying alien and was commissioned as an officer of the Green Lantern Corps, an interstellar law enforcement agency overseen by the Guardians of the Universe.
Barry Allen is the second character to be known as the Flash. The character first appeared in Showcase #4 (October 1956), created by writer Robert Kanigher and penciler Carmine Infantino. The Flash’s power consists mainly of superhuman speed. His abilities allow him to move at the speed of light, and in some stories, even beyond that real-world limit. He is almost always shown running to exercise his power. Various other effects such as intangibility are also attributed to his ability to control the speed of molecular vibrations.
“The Death of Superman” is a 1992 comic book storyline that occurred mostly in DC Comics’ Superman titles. The completed multi-issue story arc was given the title The Death and Return of Superman. In the story, Superman engages in battle with a seemingly unstoppable killing machine named Doomsday in the streets of Metropolis. At the fight’s conclusion, both combatants apparently die from their wounds in Superman (vol. 2) #75 in 1993. The storyline, devised by editor Mike Carlin and the Superman writing team of Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, and Karl Kesel, met with enormous success: the Superman titles gained international exposure.
Before The Movie About Superman The Man Of Steel Story: David S Goyer, Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder Artist: Jerry Ordway & Bob McLeod Published 2013. Man of Steel Prequel is an official tie-in comic to the 2013 film, Man of Steel. About Kara Zor-El his cousin from thousands of years ago. With a story by ‘Man of Steel’ writer David Goyer and director Zack Snyder, this doesn’t feature much Superman but it does include a somewhat surprising lead character: Kara Zor-El who is related to Kal-El but in the past. We still are not certain of why the comic was made except to explain how an ancient ship from Krypton was found on earth in the ice of the north.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013: INFINITY
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Pencils & Cover by JIM CHUENG MAY 4th, 2013! Read Free Comic Book Day, prepare yourselves for the greatest battle for survival ever waged in the Marvel Universe as Marvel marches towards Infinity! In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, get a sneak peek behind a major Marvel release that hasn’t been announced yet and relive Thanos’ first solo story.
Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 cover-dated March 1941. Sold a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, but a full year into World War II — showed the protagonist punching Nazi leader Adolf Hitler; it sold nearly one million copies. Captain America immediately became the most prominent and enduring of that wave of superheroes introduced in American comic books prior to and during World War II.
The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941 and first cover-dated on Sensation Comics #1. The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986. Her depiction as an international diplomatic heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and gender equality has led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon. William Moulton Marston, a psychologist already famous for inventing the polygraph, struck upon an idea for a new kind of superhero, one who would triumph not with fists or firepower, but with love. “Fine,” said Elizabeth. “But make her a woman.”
Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) featured the first appearance of Batman. That superhero would eventually become the star of the title, the cover logo of which is often written as “Detective Comics featuring Batman”. Because of its significance, issue #27 is widely considered one of the most valuable comic books in existence. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Originally named the “Bat-Man”, the character is also referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World’s Greatest Detective. Batman became popular soon after his introduction in 1939 and gained his own comic book title, Batman, the following year.
Action Comics #1 (June 1938) is the first issue of the original run of the comic book series Action Comics. It features the first appearance of several comic book heroes—most notably the Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster creation, Superman. For this reason, it is widely considered both the beginning of the superhero genre and the most valuable comic book of all time. Action Comics was started by publisher Jack Liebowitz. The first issue had a print run of 200,000 copies, which promptly sold out, although it took some time for National to realize that the “Superman” strip was responsible for sales of the series that would soon approach 1,000,000 a month.
Wizard 1/2 Ultimate Spider-Man Marvel Comic issued: January 1, 2002, writer Brian Michael Bendis, cover, penciler Mark Bagley, Peter Parker is a teenaged science prodigy who lives in Queens, New York. He is bitten by a genetically altered spider and inherits its powers, including enhanced strength, agility, and reflexes. Bendis and Bagley’s run on Ultimate Spider-Man set the record for a longest continual run on a Marvel Comics series by two people, an honor previously held by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four
The Flash #123 issued: September 1961, “Flash of Two Worlds!” is a landmark comic book story that was published in The Flash #123 (Sept. 1961). It introduces Earth-Two, and more generally the concept of the multiverse, to DC Comics. The story was written by Gardner Fox under the editorial guidance of Julius Schwartz (whose subsequent autobiography was titled Man of Two Worlds), and illustrated by Carmine Infantino. In 2009, DC Comics released a new digitally remastered graphic novel collection, DC Comics Classics Library: The Flash of Two Worlds. It features the classic flagship story and other subsequent Pre-Crisis Flash material.