Captain Marvel, who would go on to lead my favorite superhero team ever (no, not The Avengers, NEXTwave!), first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, by Roger Stern and John Romita, Jr.–maybe the greatest writer/artist team in history.

The book went on sale August 31, 1982.  And the story title?  “Who’s That Lady?”  Clearly a tribute to the Isley Brothers.

At the time, I believe Monica Rambeau was the third person to use the name Captain Marvel–after Mar-Vell and Rick Jones.

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