I’ve read a lot of comics.  And especially a lot of Marvel comics.  I’ve done many features on titles and characters, following teams like The Fantastic Four and The Avengers all the way from the beginning into the 21st Century.  And recently, I got the idea of reading every Marvel comic in chronological order.  So, I’m revising all the posts I’ve done on all those books, and republishing them as a new series: Every Marvel Comic Ever Published!

Note: I’m NOT doing a “chronology of the Marvel Universe.”  There are already dozens of sites that try to put all these stories and comics in order.  I’m trying to catalog every book Marvel published since the Silver Age, and share interesting little factoids with you.  Like how many times Thing busts through a floor.  I’m also going to *try*  to read and share about every issue, but there are some books and some runs that, no, I just can’t.  Even as I start this journey, I honestly don’t know if I’ll make it.  But I’ll surely try….

Note 2: Many of these posts are updates of features I’ve already done; for the republished posts only, check here.

Grades.  I’ve graded the books…But how to grade comics?  How do you compare, for example, the wordy and sometimes plodding style of the Silver Age to a modern book that had a bigger budget?  Well, these are the factors I’m basing the grades on:
  • Overall quality compared to other books out during the same year
  • Significance to the Marvel Universe
  • Innovation (did it do something really different for its time)
  • Sentimental or “re-read” value (can you read it more than once and still love it?

Overall, it should about like this:

  • A is excellent, one of the best examples of the art form
  • B is above average, for one or more of the reasons above
  • C is average.  Not great, not terrible, not very memorable.
  • D is below average.  Bordering on bad, and should be read only by freakish completists like myself.
  • F is terrible.  Stay away.

THE 1960s
1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
1970s (to come)
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

1980s (to come)

THE 1960s

1961

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Comics Published in 1961 (with links to posts):

Fantastic Four #1 [Check out my reading of just about every F4 issue, ever, here]
Strange Tales #89 (First Appearance of Groot)

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1962

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Issues published in 1962:

  • Amazing Adult Fantasy #14 (First appearance of “mutants”)
  • Amazing Fantasy #15 (First Spider-Man)
  • Fantastic Four: #2 (First Skrulls); 34 (First Silver Age appearance of Namor); 5 (First Doctor Doom); 6#7 (1st Impossible Man); #8 (1st Puppet Master); 9
  • Journey into Mystery: #83  (1st Thor); 84 (1st Loki); 858687
  • The Incredible Hulk:  #1234
  • Strange Tales: #101-102
  • Tales to Astonish: #27 (First appearance of Hank Pym); 35 (1st Ant-Man); 36-38

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1963

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Issues published in 1963:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man: #1 (Fantastic Four guest appearance); 2 (1st Vulture, 1st Tinkerer, 1st J. Jonah Jameson); 34 (1st Sandman); 56 (1st Lizard); 7 (1st web parachute).
  • The Avengers: #12.
  • Fantastic Four: #101112 (FF vs. Hulk, and, with Amazing Spidey #1, the start of the true “shared universe”); 13 (First Watcher and Red Ghost); 14 (Namor proposes to Susan Storm); 15 (1st Yancy St. Gang, MadThinker and Awesome Android); 16-17 (1st FF two-part story!); Fantastic Four Annual #1 (1st appearance of Atlantis), 18 (1st Super Skrull);19 (1st Rama Tut); 20 (1st Yancy St., 1st Molecule Man); 21 (first Nick Fury post-WW2).
  • Incredible Hulk: #56 (Final issue).
  • Journey Into Mystery: 88-9090-97.
  • Sgt Fury#1 (1st Nick Fury) *Note: This series is not covered in full because it is not fully integrated into the Marvel Universe.
  • Strange Tales: #105-109;110 (1st Dr. Strange); Strange Tales Annual #2 (1st time Spidey and Torch meet at Statue of Liberty), 111112-114 (Captain America teaser); 115 (origin of Dr. Strange); 116-119.
  • Tales to Astonish: #39-4344 (1st Wasp), 45-474849 (1st Giant-Man); 50.
  • Tales of Suspense: #39 (First Iron Man); 40-4445 (1st Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts); 46-4748.
  • The Uncanny X-Men: #12

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1964

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Issues published in 1964:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man: #8 (Peter Parker stops wearing glasses); 9 (1st Electro); 1011-12 (Doc Ock unmasks Spider-Man); 13 (1st Mysterio); 14 (1st Green Goblin, Spidey fights Hulk); 15 (1st Kraven the Hunter); 16 (Spider-Man meets Daredevil for the first time); The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1st Sinister Six); 1718-19
  • The Avengers: #34 (1st Silver age Captain America); 56 (1st Silver Age Baron Zemo, 1st Masters ofEvil); 78 (1st Kang); 9 (1st Wonder Man); 1011
  • Daredevil: #1 (1st appearance of DD); 23 (1st Owl); 45 (1st Wally Wood issue)
  • The Fantastic Four: #22 (1st time Invisible Girl uses forcefields); 2425-26 (includes the Top 10 Hulk vs. Thing fights); 27Fantastic Four Annual #2 (origin of Dr. Doom); 282930 (1st Diablo); 31-32 (Sue and Johnny Storm’s father introduced, dies); 33
  • Journey into Mystery: #100101-102;103 (1st Executioner); 105-106 (2 part story, Hyde and Cobra team-up); 107108109110-111
  • Marvel Tales Annual #1 (reprints only)
  • Strange Tales: #116-119120121-123124-127 (1st Clea and Dormammu and Mindless Ones)
  • Tales to Astonish: #51-56 (1st Black Knight, 1st Tales of the Wasp); 57 (1st Wasp stinger); 585960-62 (Hulk gets a solo series, 1st Leader)
  • Tales of Suspense: #49 (1st Tales of the Watcher); 50 (First Mandarin); 51 (1st Scarecrow); 52 (1st Black Widow); 53545556 (1st Unicorn); 5758-60 (Captain America gets a solo series)
  • The Uncanny X-Men: #3 (1st Blob); 4 (1st Brotherhood of Evil Mutants); 567 (1st Cerebro, the mutant-finding computer); 8

 

1965

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man: #20 (1st appearance of the Scorpion), 2122 (1st Masters of Menace, Princess Python, spider-tracer), 23, 2425 (1st appearance of Mary Jane Watson, but she is obscured, and 1st appearance of Spencer Smythe), 26-27  (1st Crime Master), 28 (1st Molten Man),  Annual #2 (Spider-Man meets Dr. Strange), 29, 3031-33 (1st Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Miles Warren; only #31 is a 1965 issue).
  • The Avengers: #1213 (1st Count Nefaria, 1st Maggia), 141516 (first lineup change, first appearance of Jarvis), 17, 18, 19-20 (1st Swordsman), 21-22 (Captain America quits), 23-24 (only #23 is from 1965).
  • Daredevil: #6 (1st Mr. Fear)7 (featuring Sub Mariner, the 24th best DD comic ever), 8, (highly influential issue, firstappearance of Stilt Man), 910-11  (1st appearance of the Organizer and the Ani-Men: Cat-Man, Ape-Man, Frog-Man, and Bird-Man).
  • The Fantastic Four: #3435 (1st Dragon Man), 36  (1st Madame Medusa and the Frightful Four), 3738Annual #3  (Sue and Reed get married), 39-40 (guest starring Daredevil), 41-4344 (1st Gorgon), 45-47 (1st appearances of the rest of the Inhumans; only #45 is from 1965).
  • Journey into Mystery: #112 (Hulk lifts Thor’s hammer!), 113, #114-115 (1st Absorbing Man), 116-119 (War of the Gods; 1st Destroyer, Norn Stones, Odinsleep, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg), 120-123 (Crusher Creel lifts Thor’s hammer!), Annual  #1  (1st Hercules).
  • Strange Tales: #128-131 (feat. The Beatles), 134135-138 (First appearance of Nick Fury in modern timeline, 1st appearance of Eternity (first appearance of a Marvel Cosmic Being), 139.
  • Tales to Astonish: #63-6970-76 (Sub-Mariner and Hulk stories begin)
  • Tales of Suspense: #61-6263-64 (Black Widow gets her first costume; Lee/Kirby Captain America origin), 65 (1st Red Skull–but not the real one), 66-68 (1st appearance of the real Red Skull), 69-71 (first Titanium Man), 72.
  • The X-Men: #9 (vs. The Avengers), 10 (1st Ka-Zar and Savage Land), 11 (1st appearance of the Stranger), 12-13 (1st Juggernaut), 14-16 (1st Sentinels, Bolivar Trask; only #14 is from 1965)

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1966

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  • Amazing Spider-Man #32-33, 34, 35, 36 (1st Looter), 37, 38 (Steve Ditko’s last issue), 39-40 (Green Goblin unmasked; John Romita Sr.’s run begins),  Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3 (Spidey meets The Avengers for the first time), 41-42 (1st Rhino, Mary Jane Watson), 43 (Peter and MJ’s 1st date).
  • Avengers #24, 25, 26-29 (1st Collector, Hank Pym becomes Goliath), 30-31, 32-33 (1st Sons of the Serpent and Bill Foster), 34-35 (1st Living Laser)
  • Daredevil #12-14 (origin of Ka-Zar), 15, 16-17 (first DD/Spider-Man meeting, John Romita’s audition to become artist for The Amazing Spider-Man), 18-19 (1st Gladiator), 20-21 (Gene Colan’s run begins and I pay tribute to Irving Forbush), 22-23
  • Fantastic Four #46-47 (1st Inhumans), 48-50 (1st Silver Surfer, Galactus, Wyatt Wingfoot) , 51, 52-53 (1st Black Panther), 54, 55, 56, 57-63 (1st Blastaar, “Doomsday” epic)
  • Journey into Mystery #124-128 (vs. Hercules)
  • Strange Tales #140, 141-143, 144-147, 148-149, 150-152 (Jim Steranko joins as artist for Fury)
  • Tales of Suspense #73-74, 75-76 (1st Batroc the Leaper), 77-80  (crosses over with Tales to Astonish #81-83), 81-83 (1st Cosmic Cube), 84-86. 87-91
  • Tales to Astonish #77-80, 81-83 (crosses over with Tales of Suspense #79-80),
  • 84-87
  • Thor (Journey into Mystery becomes Thor with #128): 129-130, 131-133 (1st Ego The Living Planet, 1st Recorder robot), 134-135 (1st High Evolutionary)
  • Uncanny X-Men 15-16 (1st Sentinels, Bolivar Trask), 17-18, 19 (1st Mimic), 20-21, 22-23, 24, 25-26

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1967

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man #44, 45, 46 (1st Shocker), 47, 48-49 (Blackie Drago becomes Vulture), 50-52 (1st Kingpin), 53-56 (Dr. Octopus meets Aunt May), 57-58 (Ka-Zar), 59-61 (Captain Stacy), Annual #4
  • The Avengers #36-37, 38-39 (Hercules joins, first Piledriver and Hammerhead), 40 (vs. Sub Mariner), 41-42, 43-44 (1st Red Guardian), 45, Annual #1, 46 (Goliath becomes Ant-Man), 47-49 (1st new Black Knight)
  • Bullpen Bulletin
  • Daredevil #25 (1st Leap Frog, 1st “Mike” Murdock), 26-29, 30 (vs. Thor), 31-32, 33-34Annual #1, 35
  • The Fantastic Four #58-63 (1st Blastaar, “Doomsday” epic), 64, 65 (1st Ronan the Accuser), 66-67 (1st Adam Warlock, under the name “Him”), 68-69 (Sue gets a miniskirt, pregnant, and Reed breaks up the team), Annual #5 (Susan Storm is pregnant; first appearance of Psycho Man)
  • Strange Tales #153-154 (Jim Steranko joins as artist for Fury), 155, 156, 157-167 (1st Living Tribunal, series ends)
  • Tales of Suspense #87, 88-91 (Red Skull lifts Manhattan in a bubble), 92-94 (1st appearance of MODOK), 95-96, 97-100 (series ends)
  • Tales to Astonish #89, 90-91 (1st Abomination), 92-96
  • Thor #136-139 (1st Sif), 141, 142, Annual #2 (vs. Destroyer)
  • X-Men #28 (1st Banshee), 29-30, 31, 32-33 (return of Juggernaut), 34-35 (featuring Spider-Man), 36-39 (1st costume change)

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1968

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  • Amazing Spider-Man #6263-65, 66-67, 68 (beginning of Tablet Saga), Annual #5 (the story of Peter Parker’s parents)
  • Avengers #50 (Hercules leaves), 51 (vs. Collector, Black Panther joins the team), 52 (1st Grim Reaper), 53 (vs X-Men), 54-55 (1st Ultron), 56 and Annual #2 (Cap goes back in time to see Bucky die), 57-58 (1st Vision), 59 (Hank Pym becomes Yellowjacket; marries Janet Van Dyne)
  • Bullpen Bulletins (history of Irving Forbush!)
  • Captain America #100, 101, 102-104, 105-106107 (1st Dr. Faustus), 108, 109 (Kirby’s last issue; origin retold), 110 (1st Bucky, 1st Madame Hydra, 1st Jim Steranko on art)
  • Captain Marvel #1 (1st Carol Danvers, future Ms. Marvel), 2-3 (vs. Super Skrull), 4, 5-11
  • Daredevil #36, 37-38 (vs Dr. Doom, crossed over w/F4 #73), 39-41 (death of Mike Murdock), 42-46 (1st Jester, and one of the best DD stories of all time), 47
  • Doctor Strange #169 (picks up from Strange Tales; expands origin), 170, 171-174 (Dr. Strange and Clea kiss for the 1st time)
  • Fantastic Four #70-71 (Sue gets a miniskirt, pregnant, and Reed breaks up the team), 72, 73 (crossover with Daredevil #37-38), 74-77 (1st Microverse), 78-79 (Thing No More), 80, 81 (Human Torch is a rapist!)
  • House Ad
  • The Incredible Hulk #102, 103, 104 (vs. Rhino!), 105-108 (vs Mandarin; feat. Reed Richards), 109 (Ka-Zar)
  • Iron Man #12, 3-4, 5, 6, 7-8 (vs. Gladiator)
  • Marvel Super Heroes #12-13 (1st Captain Mar-Vell), 14-17
  • Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, 2-7
  • Silver Surfer #1, 2
  • Strange Tales #168 (series ends)
  • The Sub-Mariner #1, 2-3 (guest-starring Triton of Inhumans), 4, 5-6 (1st Tiger Shark), 7, 8, 9 (1st Serpent Crown)
  • Tales to Astonish #97-99, 100, 101 (series ends)
  • Thor #148-149 (1st Wrecker; Thor dies for the first time), 151-153 (Loki lifts Thor’s hammer), 154-157 (1st Mangog), 158-159 (1st origin retcon in Marvel history)
  • X-Men #40 (vs. Frankenstein), 41-43 (death of Professor X), 44-47 (Gary Friedrich as writer), 48-54 (Arnold Drake writers, Steranko and Windsor Smith on art; 1st Polaris)

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1969

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man #69-75 (The Tablet Saga), 76-77 (The Lizard), 78-79 (Prowler, first black supervillain)
  • Avengers #60 (Wasp marries Hank Pym), 61 (crosses over with Dr. Strange #178), 62, 63 (first Goliath), 64-65 (introduces Clint Barton’s brother, who also dies), 66-68 (Ultimate Ultron), 69-71 (1st Squadron Sinister, 1st Grandmaster, 1st Invaders, Black Knight joins)
  • Bullpen Bulletin (Kirby moves to California), Bulletin (musical), Stan Lee Soapbox (no more multi-issue stories)
  • Captain America #111-113 (Captain America “dies”), 114, 115-117 (1st Falcon), 118-120 (second appearance of MODOK)
  • Captain Marvel #12-13 (with Black Widow), 14 (vs. Iron Man), 15-16 (character reboots: New costume, new creative team), 17 (Mar-Vell merges with Rick Jones), 18-19
  • Daredevil #48 (Karen Page returns), 49-53 (1st meeting with Black Panther, and everyone knows Matt is DD), 54-55 (Mr. Fear dies), 56-57, 58 (Karen Page learns Matt Murdock is DD), 59
  • Doctor Strange #175-177 (Dr. Strange gets a new costume), 178 (crossed over with Avengers #61), 180-182 (Tom Wolfe guest appearance)
  • Fantastic Four #82-83 (Human Torch is a rapist!), 84-87 (major Dr. Doom story), 88-89, 90-93 (Franklin Benjamin Richards gets his name)
  • Hulk #110-111, 112-114 (vs Sandman), 115-117, 118 (vs. Sub Mariner), 119-120, 121 (1st Glob), 122 (Banner gainspower to control when he turns into Hulk)
  • Iron Man #9 (Mandarin figures out Tony is Iron Man!), 11-13 (new logo!), 14, 15-16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (vs Lucifer)
  • Marvel Super Heroes #18 (1st Guardians of the Galaxy), 20 (1st appearance of Valeria, Dr. Doom’s childhood love)
  • Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #9, 10 (Christmas issue), 11-15 (series ends, goes to reprints)
  • Silver Surfer #3 (1st Mephisto), 4 (vs. Thor), 5 (vs. The Stranger), 6, 7 (Frankenstein), 8-9, 10-11 (reunited with Shalla Bal)
  • Sub Mariner #10-11, 12-13, 14 (feat. Toro and establishing Golden Age Sub-Mariner in 616 continuity–roots of The Invaders), 15 (Dragon Man), 16, 17-18 (featuring Triton), 19 (1st Stingray), 20 (vs Dr. Doom)
  • Thor #160-162 (vs Galactus), 163-164 (Greek Gods), 165-167 (Adam Warlock-still as Him), 168-169 (the origin of Galactus!), 170, 171
  • X-Men #51-54 (Arnold Drake writers, Steranko and Windsor Smith on art; 1st Polaris), 55 (Alex Summers is a mutant!), 56 (Neal Adams starts as artist; 1st Living Monolith), 57-58 (Havok gets his costume), 59-61 (1st Sauron), 62 (Ka-Zar), 63 (1st Lorelei)

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THE 1970s

1970

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  • Amazing Adventures Vol. 2 #1 (Inhumans/Black Widow split comic begins), 2, 3
  • Amazing Spider-Man #80, 81, 82 (return of paper bag head Spidey), 83-85 (Kingpin’s family introduced), 86, 87, 88-90 (death of Captain Stacy), 91
  • Astonishing Tales #1-3
  • Avengers #72 (1st Zodiac and 1st “A” conference table), 73-74, 75-76 (1st Arkon), 77, 78-79 (1st Lethal Legion), 80-81 (1st Red Wolf) , 82 (feat. Daredevil), 83 (1st Valkyrie)
  • Bullpen Bulletins: March 1970 (no more exclamation points!), and Stan’s Soapbox, March 1970 (explains how comics are produced), Market Research
  • Captain America #121 (1st Man Brute), 122 (vs. Scorpion), 123, 124-125 (MODOK), 126-127 (Falcon becomes Cap), 128-129 (Cap has PTSD), 130, 131-132 (Dr. Doom, MODOK, “Bucky”)
  • Captain Marvel #20-21 (published in mid-1970, then series goes on hiatus again until 1972)
  • Daredevil #60, 61, 62 (vs. Nighthawk), 63-64, 65-66, 67 (Stilt Man returns), 68, 69 (1st Thunderbolts), 70-71
  • Doctor Strange #183 (final issue–beginning of The Defenders)
  • Fantastic Four #94 (1st Agatha Harkness), 95-98, 99, 100, 102-104 (war with Atlantis; Jack Kirby leaves), 105  (longest arc in Marvel history so far begins with this issue)
  • Incredible Hulk #123 (Banner gains power to control when he turns into Hulk), 124 (Bruce and Betty marry…Almost), 125 (vs Absorbing Man), 126 (beginning of the Defenders), 127,  128 (vs. Avengers), 129 (1st Sam Stearns (Leader’s secret ID)), 130-132 (1st time Hulk and Banner split, 1st Jim Wilson), 133-134
  • Iron Man #21-22 (1st black Iron Man),  23 (the cover is the first panel!), 24, 26, 27 (1st Firebrand), 28 (1st Howard Stark), 29, 30, 31, 32
  • Silver Surfer #12 (vs Abomination), 13, 14-15, 16-17 (Mephisto), 18 (final issue)
  • Sub-Mariner #21, 22 (beginning of the Defenders), 23-24 (1st Orka), 25, 2931 (Triton and Stingray), 32
  • Thor #172 (Jane Foster dates another doctor), 173 (Circus of Crime, Ulik), 174, 175-177 (Asgardians use guns for first time), 178, 179-181 (Jack Kirby leaves the series), 182-183 (vs. Doctor Doom)
  • X-Men #64 (1st Sunfire), 65 (Professor X returns), 66 (final original issue–series goes on extended hiatus; vs Hulk)

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1971

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  • Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #4, 5-8, 9 (vs. Magneto).
  • Amazing Spider-Man #92 (vs. Iceman), 93 (Gwen goes to England), 94 (retells origin), 95, 96-98 (Harry Osborn drug story), 99, 100-102 (1st Morbius), 103-104 (Ka-Zar and Kraven).
  • Astonishing Tales #4-5, 6-7 (Doom vs. Black Panther), 8 (1st time Dr. Doom fights the Devil for his mother’s soul), 9.
  • Avengers #84 (Arkon returns), 85-86 (1st Squadron Supreme), 87 (origin of Black Panther), 88 (crosses over with Hulk #140), 89-94 (Kree-Skrull War).
  • Bullpen Bulletins: Subscriptions, The Herb Trimpe Movie,
  • Captain America #133 (origin of MODOK), 134 (1st “Captain America and the Falcon”), 135-136, 137 (Falcon and Spider-Man meet), 138, 139 (1st Leila Taylor, Falcon’s girlfriend, and 1st “Hawk Hooks,” Falc’s weapon), 140-143, 144 (Falcon gets red costume).
  • Daredevil  #72, 73 (crosses over w/Iron Man #33-36), 74, 75, 76, 77 (with Sub-Mariner and Spider-Man), 78-79 (1st Man-Bull), 80-81, 82 (Black Widow kills Scorpion).
  • Fantastic Four #106-116 (longest arc in Marvel history so far; 1st Overmind), 117-118 (by Archie Goodwin)
  • Incredible Hulk #135 (w/Phantom Eagle), 136-137, 138 (vs. Sandman), 139, 140 (1st Jarella), 141 (1st Doc Samson), 142, 143-144, 145, 146.
  • Iron Man #33-36 (1st SpyMaster, crosses over w/DD#73), 37, 38, 39-40, 41 -43 (1st Guardsman).
  • Marvel Feature #1 (1st Defenders)
  • Marvel Spotlight #1 (Red Wolf)
  • Sub-Mariner #33 (proposes to Lady Dorma), 34-35, 36-37 (Dorma dies), 38 (renounces his throne), 39, 40 (with Spider-Man), 41-44.
  • Thor #184-188, 189-190,  191-194.

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1972

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  • Adventure Into Fear With Man-Thing #10, 11 (1st Thog).
  • Amazing Adventures Vol. 2 #10 (vs. Magneto), 11 (Beast solo stories begin, Beast gets gray and hairy), 12-13, 14, 15 (beast goes from grey to black).
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #105-109 (Spider-Slayer), 110-111 (1st Gibbon), 112-115 (1st Hammerhead).
  • Astonishing Tales #10-11, 12-13 (1st Man-Thing in Marvel Universe continuity), 14 (reprint), 15.
  • The Avengers #95-97 (Kree Skrull War), 98-100 (vs. Greek pantheon), 101, 102-104 (return of the Sentinels), 105, 106.
  • Bullpen Bulletins: Marvel Value Stamps!
  • Captain America and the Falcon #145-148 (return of The Red Skull), 149-151, 152, 153 (1st Steve Englehart issue), 154-156.
  • Captain Marvel #22-23.
  • The Cat #1.
  • Daredevil #83 (Black Widow kills Scorpion), 84-86, 87-94 (DD moves to San Francisco with Black Widow)
  • Defenders #1, 2 (Silver Surfer joins the team), 3 (origin of Valkyrie).
  • Fantastic Four #119 (1st A.U.N.T.I.E.), 120-123, 124-125 (Stan Lee’s final issue), 126-128, 129.
  • Hero for Hire #1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Incredible Hulk #147 (Doc Samson loses his powers), 148 (Jarella returns), 149-150 (Havok rejoins X-Men), 151-154 (Hulk goes on trial), 155-156 (1st Shaper of Worlds), 157-158 (vs. Leader and Rhino),
  • Iron Man #44-47 (Iron Man kills Guardsman), 48-51, 52-53.
  • Marvel Feature #2-3 (Defenders), 5-6 (Wasp and Ant-Man stories begin), 7-8 (missing–two “Thing” team-up issues, prelude to Marvel Two-In-One).
  • Marvel Premiere #1-2 (1st time “Him” is called Adam Warlock), 3 (Dr. Strange story written by Stan Lee)
  • Marvel Spotlight #2-4 (1st Werewolf by Night), 5-7 (1st Ghost Rider)
  • Marvel Team-Up #1 (Human Torch), 2-4 (Human Torch and The X-Men), 5 (Vision).
  • Red Wolf #1-4
  • Shanna, The She-Devil #1
  • Sub-Mariner #45-46 (Namor’s dad killed by Tiger Shark), 47-49 (Dr. Doom and MODOK), 50-51 (1st Namorita), 52-56 (vs. Sunfire).
  • Thor #195, 196-198, 199-201, 202-203 (1st Young Gods), 204-205, 206 (Rutland Parade)
  • Tomb of Dracula #1-5 (Book is only loosely in continuity, so I have not covered extensively)
  • The Power of Warlock #1-2, 3
  • Werewolf by Night #1-2

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1973

  • Adventure into Fear with Man-Thing #12, 13, 14-15, 16, 17, 18
  • -19
  • Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #16 (vs. Juggernaut), 17 (reprints framed by two original pages by Jim Starlin, retells Beast’s origins.  #18 becomes Killraven, not in Marvel continuity).
  • Amazing Spider-Man #116-118, 119-120 (vs. Hulk), 121 (death of Gwen), 122-123 (with Luke Cage), 124-125, 126, 127.
  • Astonishing Tales #16-20, 21 (1st It! The Living Colossus, Fin Fang Foom appearance)
  • Avengers #107-108 (Vision and Scarlet Witch hook up, Captain America’s secret ID is restored across the world), 109, 110-111 (vs. Magneto and X-Men), 112 (Black Widow leaves), 113 (Tony and Don know each others’ secret IDs), 114115-118 (Avengers-Defenders War)
  • Captain America and the Falcon #157-159, 160-162 (Peggy Carter returns), 163-167168.
  • Captain Marvel #25, 26-29 (Thanos reveals his love for Death).
  • The Cat #2-4 (ends)
  • Daredevil #95-96, 97-98, 99 (Hawkeye guest stars), 100-106.
  • Defenders #4 (Valkyrie joins), 5, 6, 7-8, 8-11 (Avengers-Defenders War)
  • Fantastic Four 130-132 (Inhumans, new Human Torch costume), 134-135, 136-137 (Shaper of Worlds),  138-139, 140-141 (Reed Richards shuts down Franklin’s brain, the team breaks up).
  • Frankenstein #1-7
  • Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #1-3.
  • Hero for Hire 5-6, 7, 8-9, 10-11, 12, 13, 14-16 (becomes Power Man #17 in 1974)
  • Incredible Hulk #159-165 (Steve Englhart’s run begins), 166 (zzzax), 167,    -170
  • Iron Man #54 (1st Moondragon), 55 (1st Drax, 1st Thanos), 56
  • -65
  • Jungle Action Vol 2 #5 -7 (with #5, becomes a continuity title feat black panther)
  • Ka-Zar Vol. 2 #1     -?
  • Marvel Feature #7-10 (Wasp and Ant-Man) (series ends).
  • Marvel Premiere #4-10 (Dr. Strange), 11-12 (Sesi-Gen story).
  • Marvel Spotlight #8-11 (Ghost Rider), 12 (1st Son of Satan).
  • Marvel Team-Up #6 (Thing), 7 (Thor and Watcher), 8 (The Cat), 9,  -16
  • Marvel Two-In-One #1 (Man-Thing), 2, -6
  • Red Wolf #5-9 (ends)
  • Shanna, The She-Devil #2-5 (ends).
  • Strange Tales #169-173 (1st Brother Voodoo).
  • Sub-Mariner #57-59, 60 (Namor crowned King of Atlantis),     -67
  • Thor #207-208 (vs. Absorbing Man), 209, 210-211, 212-213, 214-216, 217-218.
  • Tomb of Dracula #10 (first Blade)
  • Warlock #4-8 (series goes on hiatus; Warlock goes to Strange Tales #178).

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1974

  • Adventure Into Fear #20-31 (series ends)
  • Amazing Spider-Man #128, 129 (1st Punisher, 1st Jackal), 130 (1st Spider-Mobile, Doc Ock to marry Aunt May),                        139
  • Astonishing Tales #22-24 (1st It! The Living Colossus, Fin Fang Foom appearance), 25 (1st Deathlok), 26-27 (Deathlok).
  • Avengers #119 (Collector), 120-122 (vs. Zodiac), -130
  • Captain America and the Falcon #169-180
  • Captain Marvel #30-31 (Thanos reveals his love for Death), 32-33 (Thanos dies for the first time), 34    -36
  • Daredevil #107-108, 109,     -116
  • Defenders #12-18
  • Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #1, 2,    -5
  • Fantastic Four #142, 143-144, 145-146, 147-149 (Namor guest stars, team reforms), 150,    -153
  • Frankenstein #8-12.
  • Ghost Rider #4-9
  • Giant-Sized Creatures #1 (1st Tigra; title will not be covered in full on this site)
  • Human Torch #1-2
  • Incredible Hulk #171-182
  • Iron Man #66-
  • Jungle Action #8, 9, 10-12.
  • Ka-Zar Vol. 2 #1-6 (feat. Shanna the She Devil)
  • Man-Thing #1-12
  • Marvel Premiere #13-14 (Dr. Strange), 15-16 (Iron Fist stories begin),     -19
  • Marvel Spotlight #13-19
  • Marvel Team-Up #17-28
  • Marvel Two-In-One #1 (Man-Thing), -6
  • Power Man #17, 18-21, 22.
  • Strange Tales #174-177 (It The Living Golem),
  • Sub-Mariner #68-72 (ends)
  • Thor #219-220, 221-223 (Hercules)     230
  • Warlock #4-7 (1st Reed Richards and Dr. Doom of Counter-Earth)

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1975

  • Amazing Spider-Man #140-151
  • Astonishing Tales #25-32
  • Avengers #131-142
  • Captain America and the Falcon #181-192
  • Captain Marvel #36-41
  • Daredevil #117-128
  • Defenders #19-30
  • Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #6-11
  • Fantastic Four #154-165
  • Ghost Rider #10-15
  • Human Torch #3-8
  • Hulk #183-194
  • Inhumans #1-2
  • Iron Fist #1-2
  • Iron Man #72-81
  • Jungle Action featuring Black Panther #13-18.
  • Ka-Zar Vol. 2 #7-13.
  • Man-Thing #13-22 (series ends)
  • Marvel Chillers #1-2 (Modred The Mystic).
  • Marvel Premiere #20-27
  • Marvel Presents #1-2
  • Marvel Spotlight #20-25
  • Marvel Team-Up #29-40
  • Marvel Two-in-One #7-12
  • Omega The Unknown #1-5
  • Power Man #23-25, 28
  • Son of Satan #1
  • Strage Tales #__   -181
  • Super Villain Team-Up #1-3
  • Thor #231-242
  • Warlock # 9 (continues from Strange Tales #181)-10
  • Giant Size X-Men #1, 94-95 (1st new X-Men), 96 (1st Moira MacTaggert).

1976

  • Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #12-20
  • Jungle Action #19, 20-24 (ends, goes to Black Panther #1 in 1977)
  • Marvel Chillers #3-7 (Tigra),
  • Omega The Unknown #6-10
  • Warlock #11-15 (series ends)
  • X-Men #97

1977

To come.-

1978

1979

THE 1980s

to come