THE 1980s

Best Marvel Miniseries of the ’80s

Also see: The 1960s, The 1970s, The 1990s.

1980

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #200 (Burglar who killed Uncle Ben dies), 201-202 (Punisher), 203 (feat. Dazzler), 204-205 (Black Cat returns, Marv Wolfman’s last issue), 206 (Roger Stern’s first script), 207 (Denny O’Neil’s run starts), 208, 209 (Kraven), 210 (first Madame Web), 211 (Namor).
  • The Avengers #191-193, 194, 195-196 (1st Taskmaster), 197 (they get stuck in an elevator), 198-199 (Red Ronin), 200 (Ms. Marvel raped), 201, 202 (Ultron).
  • Bullpen Bulletins: Animation
  • Captain America #241 (w/Punisher), 242, 243-244, 245 (Moon Knight cameo), 246, 247 (Roger Stern and John Byrne begin one of the best runs of all time), 248-249 (Machinesmith dies), 250 (Cap for President), 251-252.
  • Daredevil #162-164 (vs. Hulk, and the 21st best DD story of all time), 165 (Frank Miller co-plotter; vs. Dr. Octopus), 166, 167. (vs. Mauler).
  • The Defenders #79-83, 84-86 (Black Panther and Namor), 87, 88-90 (Daredevil guest).  1980 House Ad.
  • Doctor Strange #39-41 (crosses over with Man-Thing #4), 42-44.
  • Fantastic Four #214, 215-216 (Marv Wolfman leaves the book), 217 (H.E.R.B.I.E. kills himself), 218 (crossover with PPTSS #42), 219 (Doug Moench/Bill Sienkiewicz run begins), 220-221 (1st John Byrne as writer artist), 222-223224-225 (with Thor).
  • Ghost Rider #40, 41-42, 43-44 (Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider are separated for the first time), 45-46, 47, 48, 49-50 (feat. Night Rider (original Ghost Rider), 51.
  • Hulk #243, 244, 245-248 (Hulk beats Mar-vell), 249, 250 (feat. Silver Surfer), 251-253 (vs. 3D Man), 254 (1st U-Foes).
  • Iron Man #130, 131-132 (vs. Hulk), 133 (Ant-Man), 134-135, 136, 137, 138-139 (Madame Masque returns), 140-141,
  • Machine Man #13-14, 15 (guest starring Fantastic Four, 1st Gears Gavin), 16-17, 18 (featuring Alpha Flight).
  • Man-Thing #2-3, 4 (crossover with Dr. Strange #40), 5, 6, 7-11,
  • Marvel Premiere #52-53 (Black Panther), 54 (Caleb Hammer not in continuity), 55 (Wonder Man), 56 (Dominic Fortune), 57 (Dr. Who, not in continuity).
  • Marvel Spotlight #4 (Captain Marvel), 5 (Dragon Lord), 6-7 (Star Lord), 8 (Captain Marvel), 9 (Captain Universe).
  • Marvel Team Up # 89 (Nightcrawler), 90 (Beast; 1st Killer Shrike), 91 (Ghost Rider), 92 (Hawkeye), 93 (Werewolf by Night), 94 (Shroud), 95 (1st Mockingbird), 96 (Howard the Duck), 97 (Hulk and Spider-Woman–no Spider-Man), 98 (Black Widow), 99 (Machine Man), 100 (1st Karma, 1st Black Panther/Storm romance).
  • Marvel Two-In-One #59 (Human Torch), 60 (1st Impossible Woman), 61-63 (1st “Her” the female Adam Warlock), 64-66 (new Serpent Society), 67 (Hyperion), 68 (Angel), 69 (Guardians of the Galaxy), 70 (Ben and Alicia get back together), 71-72 (Mr. Fantastic and The Inhumans; 1st Deathurge and Maelstrom).  House Ad for Marvel Two-in-One.
  • Micronauts #9-17, 18-19 (feat. Ant-Man), 20-21 (vs. Plant-Man), 22, 23 (Molecule Man), 24.
  • Moon Knight #1 (one of the best single issues ever), 2 (1st Crowley).
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #38 (Morbius), 39-40 (spider-lizard; new Frightful Four), 41 (Looter dies), 42 (crossover with FF #218), 43 (1st Belladonna, 1st Roderick KIngsley, who is later Hobgoblin), 44-45, 46 (Cobra and Hyde), 47-48, 49 (White Tiger).
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #61-62 (Thunderbolt dies), 63-64, 65, 66 (vs. Sabretooth and Constrictor).
  • Rom #2-4, 5 (Dr. Strange appears), 6-9, 10-12 (vs. Jack of Hearts), 13.
  • She-Hulk #1 (origin), 2-5, 6 (featuring Iron Man), 7-8 (Man-Thing), 9-10, 11.
  • Shogun Warriors #12-20 (#19 and 20 feature Fantastic Four) (series ends).
  • Spider-Woman #22, 23-25, 26 (feat. Spider-Man), 27-29 (feat. Spider-Man), 30-32 (Werewolf by Night).
  • Thor #291-301 (Celestials saga), 302.
  • What If #18, 19-21, 22, 23, 24.
  • The Uncanny X-Men #129-131 (1st Dazzler), 132-137 (Dark Phoenix saga; one of the top 100 comics of all time), 138 (Jean’s funeral; Kitty Pryde arrives at X-Mansion), 139 (first Wolverine in brown costume, first time he’s called Logan).

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1981

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #212 (1st Hydro Man), 213-215 (with Namor, vs. Frightful Four), 216, 217-218 (Sandman and Hydroman), 219 (Grey Gargoyle), 220 (feat. Moon Knight), 221, 222 (Speed Demon), 223.  Annual #15 (How Strong is Spider-Man)
  • The Avengers #203, annual #10 (1st Rogue, Ms. Marvel loses her powers), 204-205 (Dave Michelinie’s last issue), 206 (feat. Human Torch), 207-208, 209-210, 211 (new lineup), 212-213 (Hank Pym is court martialed for hitting Jan), 214 (vs. Ghost Rider).
  • Bullpen Bulletins: Jim Shooter Brings Back BulletinsBaseball vs. DC,
  • Captain America #253-254 (Baron Blood and Union Jack), 255 (origin retold; one of the top 100 comics of all time), 256, 257 (Hulk), 258, 259 (Dr. Octopus), 260 (Clark Kent appears), 261-263 (DeMatteis and Zeck’s run begins, features Red Skull), 264.
  • Daredevil #168 (1st Elektra), 169 (the 14th best DD story of all time), 170-172 (1st time Kingpin is called Wilson Fisk), 173, 174-175, 176 (1st appearance of Stick; Turk becomes Mauler), 177.
  • Dazzler #1-2, 3-4 (vs. Dr. Doom), 5 (1st appearance of The Blue Shield), House Ad, 6-7 (Hulk), 8-9, 10 (Galactus).
  • The Defenders #91 (Ed Hannigan’s last issue), 92 (JM DeMatteis’ run begins), 93 (Nighthawk becomes paralyzed), 94 (1st Gargoyle), 95 (Dracula guest stars), 96 (Ghost Rider), 97-100 (entire team reunion, with Devil Slayer, to conclude 6-Fingered Hand epic), 101-102 (Devil Slayer joins).
  • Dr. Strange #45, House Ad, 46, 47 (Roger Stern’s run begins), 48 (Roger Stern’s first issue with Marshall Rogers; featuring Brother Voodoo), 49.
  • Fantastic Four #226 (Shogun Warrriors tie-in), 227, 228, 229-231 (Moench/Sienkiewicz run ends), 232 (Byrne’s run begins), 233 (“origin” of the Baxter Building), 234235 (Ego the Living Planet), 236, 237.
  • Ghost Rider #52, 53, 54, 55 (Werewolf and Tatterdemalion), 56 (1st Night Rider), 57, 58, 59, 60, 61-62 (Arabian Knight), 63 (the new Orb).
  • Hulk #255 (vs. Thor), 256-257 (first appearance of Sabra and Arabian Knight), 258-259 (1st Ursa Major of Soviet Super Soliders), 260 (Talbot dies), 261 (Absorbing Man becomes an island), 262, 263 (Avalanche), 264-265 (1st Texas Rangers).
  • Iron Man #142-143,  144 (origin retcon), 145, 146-147 (Whiplash becomes Backlash), 148149-150 (Doomquest), 151 (Ant-Man; Luke McDonnell guest penciler), 152-153 (first appearance of stealth armor).
  • Ka-Zar The Savage #1, 2-4, 5-9.
  • Machine Man #19 (1st Jack O Lantern, final issue of series).
  • Marvel Premiere #58-60 (Dr. Who, not in continuity), 61 (Star-Lord) (series ends).
  • Marvel Spotlight #10-11 (Captain Universe) (series ends).
  • Marvel Team Up #101 (Nighthawk), 102 (Doc Samson and Rhino), 103 (Ant-Man, Taskmaster), 104 (Hulk and Ka-Zar), 105 (Hulk, Power Man and Iron Fist), 106 (Captain America, Scorpion), 107 (She-Hulk; Man-Killer “dies”), 108-109 (Dazzler and Paladin), 110 (Iron Man), 111-112 (Devil Slayer, Kull, and the Defenders).
  • Marvel Two-In-One #73 (Quasar), 74 (Puppet Master, Christmas Issue), 75 (Avengers), 76 (Iceman and Bill Foster; origin of Ringmaster), 77 (Man-Thing), 78 (Wonder Man), 79 (Blue Diamond), 80 (Ghost Rider), 81-82 (Namor, MODOK and Captain America).
  • Micronauts #25-28 (feat. Nick Fury), 29-35 (feat. Doc Samson, Dr. Strange, Nightmare), 36.
  • Moon Knight #3-5, 6, 7-8 (moon copter introduced and destroyed), 9-10, 11, 12, 13 (with Daredevil), 14 (updated moon copter)
  • Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #50-51 (White Tiger), 52 (White Tiger), 53-54, 55 (Nitro is fused with Nausea gas), 56 (Jack O’ Lantern), 57, 58 (vs. Ringer; Beetle gets a new costume), 59-60.
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #67-68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 (Rom #23 crossover), 74-75 (back to K’un Lun), 76 (Dracula).
  • Rom #14 (vs. Thinker and Awesome Android), 15, 16, 17-19 (X-Men), 20, 21-22, 23 (crossover with Power Man and Iron Fist #73), 24 (with Nova and the New Champions of Xandar), 25 (ROM goes home).
  • She-Hulk #12 (Morbius The Living Vampire), 13-14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19-23.
  • Spider-Woman #33, 34-35 (Chris Claremont’s run begins, Spider-Woman moves to San Francisco), 36, 37-38 (w/X-men and Juggernaut; 1st Siryn), 39 (1st Death-Stroke), 40 (1st Flying Tiger), 41.
  • Thor #303, 304 (vs. Wrecking Crew), 305-306, 307, 308 (Loki and Mindless Ones), 309, 310 (Mephisto), 311, 312-313, 314.
  • What If #25, 26, 27-30.
  • The Uncanny X-Men: House Ad for issue #142, 141-142 (Kitty joins; 1st Destiny), 143 (Kitty’s Christmas issue; one of the top 50 comics of all time), 147148 (1st Caliban), 149 (Kitty’s new rollerblade costume), 150.
  • 1981 House Ad for 20th Anniversary of Marvel.

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1982

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #224 (Vulture), 225 (Foolkiller; one of the 100 best comics ever), 226-227 (Black Cat), 228, 229-230 (Juggernaut), 231-232 (Hyde and Cobra), 233Annual #16 (1st Captain Marvel), 234-235 (Tarantula mutated into a giant spider and dies).
  • The Avengers #215-216 (Molecule Man), 217 (Hank Pym goes to jail), 218, 219-200 (Moondragon kills Drax), 221 (She-Hulk joins the team), Annual #11 (vs. Defenders, death of Nebulon),223 (Hawkeye and Ant-Man vs. Taskmaster) (New Masters of Evil), 224 (Iron Man dates Wasp), 225-226 (Black Knight joins the team).
  • Bullpen Bulletins Feb and Mar,
  • Captain America #265-266 (Spider-Man and Nick Fury), 267 (1st Everyman), 268 (crossover with The Defenders), 269 (1st Team America), 270 (Jim Wilson is shot), 271, 272 (1st Vermin), 273-274 (Howling Commandos reunite), 275-276 (Bernie Rosenthal realizes Captain America is Steve Rogers; Helmut Zemo takes on Baron Zemo identity).
  • Contest of Champions #1-3 (first Collective Man, Shamrock, Talisman, Peregrine).
  • Daredevil #178 (with Power Man and Iron Fist), 179, 180181 (second best DD story of all time; 10th best comic of all time), 182, 183-184 (Punisher Angel Dust story), 185 (9th best DD story of all time; one of the 100 best comics of all time), 186 (Turk becomes Stilt-Man), 187-189.
  • Dazzler #11 (Galactus and Terrax), 12, 13 (Dazzler in prison), 14 (Blue Shield and She-Hulk), 15 (Spider-Woman), 16, 17 (Angel basically date rapes Dazzler), 18-19 (Black Bolt and Absorbing Man), 20-21, 22 (vs. Brotherhood of Evil Mutants).
  • Defenders #103 (expands Gargoyle’s origin), 104 (Wonder Man guest stars), 105, 106-109 (Valkyrie and Nighthawk die and are “reborn”), 110111, 112-114 (Overmind).
  • Doctor Strange #50-54 (Fantastic Four guest star, Clea leaves Stephen), 55, 56 (retells origin, including origin of Sanctum Sanctorum).
  • Fantastic Four #238 (Frankie Raye gets her powers), 239 (1st Aunt Petunia), 240 (Inhumans go to the moon), 241 (Black Panther), 242-244 (Reed saves Galactus’ life), 245 (Franklin Richards grows up), 246-247 (1st Kristoff), 248, 249.
  • Ghost Rider #64, 65, 66-67 (Mike Fleisher last issue), 68 (Roger Stern takes over, retcons GR’s origin; one of the 100 best single issues of all time), 69, 70, 71, 72-73 (Circus of Crime, Roger Stern’s last issue), 74-75.
  • Hercules: Prince of Power #1, 2, 3, 4 (vs. Galactus and Frankie Raye).
  • House Ads.  Peter Porker (House Ad), Hercules House Ad #1, Hercules House Ad #2, Micronauts,
  • Hulk 266 (Hulk kills High Evolutionary), 267, 268, 269-270271 (1st color and canon appearance of Rocket Raccoon), 272-273 (Hulk gets Banner’s brain, featuring Sasquatch and Wendigo), 274-277 (U-Foes), 278 (Hulk gets Amnesty for all past actions).
  • Iron Man #154 (Unicorn dies), 155, 156 (1st Mauler), 157, Iron Man Annual #5 (Black Panther), 158, 159 (Paul Smith is guest artist), 160 (Steve Ditko), 161 (Denny O’Neil and Luke McDonnell’s run begins; feat. Moon Knight), 162-163 (1st Obidiah Stane), 164-165 (Tony Stark gets drunk again).
  • Ka-Zar the Savage #10-12 (1st Belasco), 13-15, 16-17, 18- 21 (New creative team; Ka-Zar in NY, Spider-Man guest stars).
  • Marvel Fanfare #1-4 (Claremont X-Men story), 5 (Dr. Strange and Captain America).
  • The Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics (one shot) #1.
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #1 (Death of Captain Marvel), 2 (Elric-not in continuity), #3 (Dreadstar-not in continuity), 4 (1st New Mutants).
  • Marvel Team-Up #113 (Quasar), 114 (Falcon), 115-116 (Thor and Valkyrie), 117-118 (Professor X and Wolverine), 119 (Gargoyle), 120 (Turner D Century and Dominic Fortune), 121 (Human Torch, Speed Demon, and Leap Frog), 122 (Man-Thing), 123 (Daredevil, Solarr), 124 (Beast’s parents).
  • Marvel Two-In-One #83-84 (Alpha Flight), 85 (Spider-Woman), 86 (Sandman, Impossible Man), 87 (Ant-Man), 89 (Human Torch), 90 (Spider-Man), 91 (Sphinx), 92-93 (Ultron kills Jacosta), 94.  Annual #7 (1st Champion of the Universe).
  • Micronauts #37 (X-Men), 38 (1st specialty-store only issue), 39, 40 (Fantastic Four), 41 (Dr. Doom), 42 (The Wasp), House Ad, 43-44 (Avengers), 45 (vs. Arcade), 46-48.
  • Moon Knight #15 (Marvel’s first direct market only comic), 16, 17-20, 21 (Brother Voodoo), 22-23, 24, 25, 26.
  • The Official Handbook to the Marvel Unvierse House Ad
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #61 (Moonstone, Roger Stern’s last issue), 62, 6364 (first Cloak and Dagger), 65 (Kraven), 66 (Electro), 67 (Boomerang), 68, 69-70 (Silvermane gets exoskeleton, second appearance of Cloak and Dagger), 71 (Bruce, Thomas and Martha Wayne), 72 (the kid who collected Dr. Octopus), 73 (Dr. Octopus vs. The Owl).
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #77 (Daredevil crossover), 78 (Sabertooth and El Aguila returns), 79, 80, 81-82, 83, 84 (Sabretooth and Constrictor, Mary Jo Duffy’s last issue), 85 (Mole Man), 8687 (with Moon Knight), 88 (one of my personal favorite issues ever)
  • ROM #26-27 (vs. Galactus), 28-29 (vs. Mole Man), 30, 31-32 (vs. Brotherhood of Evil Mutants), 33-35 (featuring Namor), 36-37,
  • She-Hulk #24-25 (Series ends).
  • Silver Surfer #1 (giant-size one-shot by Stan Lee).
  • Spider-Woman #42-43 (vs. Silver Samurai), 44, 45 (Impossible Man and Woman), 46, 47 (1st Daddy Longlegs).
  • Team America #1-2, 3-7.
  • Thor #315-317 (feat. Iron Man), 318-319, 320-322, 323, 324, 325 (vs. Mephisto), 326 (1st Silver Scarab).
  • Vision and Scarlet Witch #1-2.
  • What If #31, 32, 33, 34 (all-humor issue; one of the 100 best comics of all time), 35-36.
  • Wolverine #1-4.
  • The Uncanny X-Men #147148, 149(Kitty’s new rollerblade costume), 150153 (Kitty’s Fairy Tale), 154-158 (with Starjammers), 159 (Dracula), 160-164 (first Binary; 1st S’ym; issue #162 is one of the 100 best comics of all time).

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1983

  • Alpha Flight #1 (1st Puck and Marrina), 2-4 (origin of Marrina; Sue Richards and Namor guest), 5 (Puck solo adventure).
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #236 (Tarantula mutated into a giant spider and dies), 237 (Stilt-Man), 238-239 (1st Hobgoblin), 240-241 (Vulture, MJ returns), 242-243 (Mary Jane returns), 244-245 (Hobgoblin), 246, 247.
  • The Avengers #227 (Captain Marvel joins the team), 228-230 (the trial of Hank Pym), 231-232 (Eros becomes Starfox, and joins the team), 233 (cross-over with Fantastic Four #256), 234, 235-237 (Spider-Man auditions), 238.
  • Bullpen Bulletins (Marvel Age) March (official pronunciation guide); Sales for March, Bullpen Pictures.
  • Captain America #277-279 (Bernie Rosenthal realizes Captain America is Steve Rogers; Baron Zemo’s son becomes Zemo), 280, 281-283 (Jack Monroe becomes Nomad, and kills Viper), 284, 285, Annual #7 (Shaper of Worlds is a Cosmic Cube), 286-288 (Deathlok).
  • Cloak and Dagger #1-4 (expands on origins).
  • Daredevil #190-191 (Frank Miller’s run ends; Elektra is brought back to life), 192, 193, 194 (Denny O’Neil’s run begins), 195 (Heather Glen betrays Matt’s secret identity for the first time), 196 (with Wolverine), 197-200 (Bullseye returns with an adamantium spine) (22d Best DD story of all time), 201.
  • Dazzler #23-24 (feat. Power Man and Iron Fist), 25, 26-28 (1st Dazzler’s sister, Mortis), 29.
  • The Defenders #115 (the Dr. Seuss issue), 116, 117, 118, 119116-125 (the end of The Defenders; the New Defenders; Hellcat marries Son of Satan), 126. House Ad for New Defenders.
  • Doctor Strange #57-59 (crosses over with Fantastic Four #258), 60-62 (“The Montesi Formula,” Dr. Strange destroys all vampires).
  • The Falcon #1-2.
  • The Fantastic Four #250 (vs. Gladiator, guest-starring Captain America and Spider-Man), 251-256 (negative zone saga), 257 (Galactus solo story; Sue Richards is pregnant), Annual #17 (Skrull cow story continued from FF#2), 258 (Doom solo story), 259-260 (Dr. Doom dies), 261 (Trial of Reed Richards).
  • Ghost Rider #76-79 (origin of Zarathos, the demon known as Ghost Rider), 80-81 (series ends, Johnny Blaze is no longer possessed by Ghost Rider).
  • Hulk #279 (Hulk gets Amnesty for all past actions), 280-284 (Hulk and The Avengers vs. The Leader), 285, 286-290 (Ms. Modok).
  • Iron Man #166-167 (Tony Stark loses his business to Obidiah Stane), 168 (vs. Machine Man), 169-170 (James Rhodes becomes Iron Man), 171, 172 (Captain America guest stars), 173-176, 177.
  • Ka-Zar #23-27 (in NY; with Spider-Man), 28-29 (Shanna and Ka-Zar get married).
  • Magik #1.
  • Marvel Fanfare #6 (Spider-Man and Scarlet Witch, Dr. Strange), 7 (Hulk vs. Unus and Blob; Daredevil), 8, 9 (Man-Thing), 10-11 (Black Widow), 10 (Brent Anderson pin-ups only).
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #5 (X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills), 6-9 (Not in continuity).
  • Marvel Team Up #125 (Tigra and Spidey; Dr. Strange and Scarlet Witch), 126 (Luke Cage and Son of Satan; Spider-Man and Hulk), 127 (Uatu the Watcher), 128 (Captain America), 129-130 (Vision and Scarlet Witch), 131 (Leap Frog), 132-133 (The Fantastic Four), 134 (Jack of Hearts), 136 (Wonder Man).
  • Marvel Two-in-One #95 (Living Mummy), 96 (everyone–Thing in the Hospital issue; one of the 100 best comics of all time), 97 (Iron Man and Sump thing (satire of Swamp Thing)), 98 (Franklin Richards), 99 (ROM), 100 (Ben Grimm, final issue).
  • The Micronauts #49-50, 51-52 (Trial of Acroyear), 53-54 (Gangsterplanet episode), 55.
  • Moon Knight #27, 28, 29-30 (Werewolf by Night, Bill Sienkiewicz’s last issue), 31-33 (Doug Moench leaves the book), 34.
  • The New Mutants #1-3 (1st mention of Legion, 1st Demon Bear; one of the 100 best comics of all time), 4, 5-7 (1st Shadow King; Team America guest stars), 8-10 (1st Magma and Selene).
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #74 (Peter Parker reveals his identity to Deb Whitman), 75-76 (Owl and Octopus war ends, Black Cat returns), 77, 78-79 (end of Owl-Octopus war), 80 (JJJ solo story; parody of Frank Miller’s Daredevil #185), 81-82 (with Cloak and Dagger, Punisher), 83, 84, 85.
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #89, 90 (Unus; one of the 100 best comics ever), 92 (1st Kurt Busiek issue; 1st The Eel), 93-94 (vs. Chemistro), 95-100.
  • ROM #38-39 (featuring Shang Chi), 40-41 (Dr. Strange, In-Betweener, Living Tribunal), 42-46 (Soviet Super Soldiers), 47-49.
  • Spider-Woman #48, 49 (1st Poltergeist), 50 (series ends; Spider-Woman dies).
  • Team America #8, 9 (feat. Iron Man), 10-12 (Ghost Rider guest stars, series ends).
  • The Thing #1, 2, 3-4 (Lockjaw can talk), 5-6 (vs. Wonder Man, Spider-Man and She-Hulk).
  • Thor #327, 328, 329, 330-331, 332-333 (vs. Dracula), 334-335, 336, 337-338 (1st Beta Ray Bill; one of the top 100 comics of all time)
  • U.S. 1 #1-7.
  • Vision and the Scarlet Witch #3, 4.
  • What If #37, 38, 39 (Thor and Conan, continued from #13), 40-42 (Not covered).
  • The Uncanny X-Men #165-67168 (Professor X is a jerk!), 169-170 (1st Morlocks), 171-173174175 (Scott Summers wedding, half Paul Smith, half JR Jr.).

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1984

  • Alpha Flight #6 (all-white pages for Assistant Editors’ Month), 7-8, 9-10 (Super Skrull), 11-12 (Guardian dies; one of the best single issues of all time), 13 (Guardian’s funeral; Wolverine guest stars), 14-17 (Namor guest stars; Marrina quits the team).
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #248 (Assistant Editors Month; The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man; one of the top 50 comics of all time), 249-251 (Hobgoblin “dies”), 252 (new creative team; first appearance of black costume), 253 (1st Rose), 254-255 (Hobgoblin returns), 256-257 (1st Puma; MJ knows Peter is Spider-Man), 258-259 (return of paper-bag Spidey), Annual #18 (JJJ marries Marla).
  • The Avengers #239 (Letterman issue for assistant editors’ month), 240-241 (return of Spider-Woman), 242 (lineup change), 243 (1st West Coast Avengers), 244-245 (ROM crossover), 246-248 (Eros is an Eternal), 249, 250.
  • Beauty and the Beast (miniseries) #1.
  • Captain America #289 (assistant editors’ month), 290 (1st Mother Superior), 291 (new Tumbler), 292, 293-294, 295-300 (Red Skull ages Cap; Skull is unmasked for the first time).
  • Daredevil #202-207 (Micah Synn saga begins; issue #202 is Assistant Editors Month), 208-209 (12th best DD story of all time; one of the 100 best comics ever), 210-214 (Savages–Micah Synn part 2).
  • Dazzler #30 (assistant editor’s month), 31-32 (Inhumans), 33-35,
  • The New Defenders #127 (Assistant Editors’ Month), 128-130, 131 (Peter B. Gillis’ run begins), 132, 133-134 (1st Manslaughter), 135, 136-138.
  • Doctor Strange #63-64, 65, 66 (one of the beset comics ever), 67 (Shroud and Jessica Drew),
  • The Falcon #3-4 (Ronald Reagan, Captain America, and Electro).
  • Fantastic Four #262 (Trial of Reed Richards; John Byrne appears for assistant editors’ month), 263-264265 (She Hulk joins), 266-267 (Susan miscarries; featuring Doctor Octopus), 268, 269-270 (1st Terminus; Wyatt Wingfoot joins the FF; hooks up with She-Hulk), Annual #18 (Medusa and Black Bolt get married), 271-273 (1st Nathaniel Richards (Reed’s father), Kang).
  • Hulk #291 (Assistant Editors’ Month), 292 (corner box progression starts), 293, 294-296 (featuring ROM), 297-300 (huge battle story, Hulk is banished, one of the best Hulk stories ever), 301, 302.
  • Iceman #1-4 (1st Oblivion).
  • Iron Man #178 (assistant editors’ month), 179-181 (Mandarin, Radioactive Man), 182 (Iron Man decides to sober up), 183-184185, 186-187 (1st Vibro), 188, Annual #7 (new Goliath), 189.
  • Jack of Hearts #1-4 (miniseries).
  • Ka-Zar #30-31 (Shanna and Ka-Zar get married), 32, 33-34 (series ends).
  • Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-2.
  • Machine Man # House Ad, 1-3.
  • Magik #2-4.
  • Marvel Fanfare #12-13 (Black Widow), 14 (Vision), 15 (Barry Windsor Smith’s classic Thing/Torch story), 16-17.
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #12-13 (not in continuity), 14 (Dazzler The Movie), 15 (not in continuity).
  • Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12.
  • Marvel Team-Up #137 (Aunt May/assistant editors month), 138 (Sandman; 1st Arranger), 139 (Nick Fury), 140-141 (Daredevil and Black Widow), 142-143 (Captain Marvel and Starfox), 144 (Moon Knight), 145 (Iron Man), 146-148 (1st Black Abbot), Annual #7 (Alpha Flight and Spider-Man; Human Torch and Black Panther).
  • The Micronauts #56-59 (series ends).
  • Moon Knight #35-36 (Thing, Nightcrawler and Dr. Strange), 37-38 (series ends).
  • The New Mutants #11-12 (1st Magma; “Marvel Slipper Socks” for Assistant Editors’ Month), 13, 14, 15-17 (Demon Bear), 18-20 (1st Warlock and Magus), 21 (Slumber Party), House Ad, 22 (Rahne’s fairy tale)
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #88 (Cobra and Hyde), 89-90 (Black Cat gets her bad luck powers from Kingpin), 91 (Unus the Untouchable dies), 92-93 (1st The Answer), 94-96, 97.
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #101, 102 (Vision and Scarlet Witch), 103-104, 105, 106 (Whirlwind), 107, 108 (Luke Cage teaches how to eat pizza), 109, 110 (Beast, Wonder Man and Wasp), 111-112 (Jim Owsley run begins).
  • Power Pack #1-4 (origin story), 5.
  • Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner #1-4 (1984)
  • Rom #50-51 (Torpedo and entire town of Clairton dies; assistant editor month), 52-53 (Dire Wraith War begins), 54-55 (Rick Jones gets cancer), 56-57 (Alpha Flight), 58-59 (Ant Man and Alpha Flight), 60-61.
  • Thing #7 (assistant editors month), 8-9, 11 (Thing stays on Battle Planet), 12-13, 14-18.
  • Thor # House Ad for Walt Simonson’s run; 339-340 (assistant editors month), 341-343 (Superman cameo), 344 (Balder solo story), 345-350 (Casket of Ancient Winters/Ragnarok and Roll).
  • U.S. 1 #8-12 (series ends).
  • The Uncanny X-Men #177178179 (1st Leech), 181-182183184 (first appearance of Forge), 185-186, 187-188 (vs. Dire Wraiths; 1st appearance The Adversary).
  • West Coast Avengers (miniseries) #1 (team is formed), 2-4.
  • X-Men and the Micronauts #1-4
  • House Ad for Assistant Editors’ Month (Jan. 1894).

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1985

  • Alpha Flight #18-19 (1st Talisman), 20-21 (Aurora new costume), 22, 23-24 (Sasquatch becomes Box), 25, 26-27, 28-29 (John Byrne leaves; goes to Hulk), House Ad for Alpha Flight/Hulk Crossover
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #262 (by Bob Layton), 263 (Spectacular Spider-Kid), 264, 265 (1st Silver Sable), 266 (Leap Frog, Toad, and Spider-Kid form The Misfits), 267 (The Commuter–one of the best single issues of all time), 268 (Secret Wars II), 269-270 (vs. Firelord), 271 (whatever happened to Crusher Hogan–wrestler from Amazing Fantasy #15).
  • The Avengers #251-255 (Conquering Vision), 256-257 (Ka-Zar; death of Terminus), 258 (continues Amazing Spider-Man #269-270 vs. Firelord), 259-261 (Secret Wars II; Starfox quits), 262 (Namor joins).  Annual #14 (Skrulls lose their powers; crossover with FF Annual #19).
  • Balder the Brave #1-4 (miniseries).
  • Beauty and the Beast #2-4 (miniseries).
  • Bullpen Bulletins/Marvel Age Feb. (Bullpen on the cover), March (top 10 comics sold), Marvel Age #31 (Byrne interviewed about Hulk/Alpha Flight xover) October (How to read X-Men), November (Jim Shooter).
  • Captain America #301 (Red Skull dies), 302-304 (vs. Batroc), 305-306 (Captain Britain), 307 (1st Madcap), 308 (Secret Wars II; 1st Armadillo), 309 (1st madcap), 310 (1st Serpent Society; Steve Rogers becomes a comic book artist), 311, 312 (1st Flag Smasher).
  • Cloak and Dagger Vol. 2 #1, 2-3 (Spider-Man).
  • Daredevil #215, 216-217, 218, 219 (written by Frank Miller), 220 (Heather Glen commits suicide), 221, 222, 223 (Secret Wars II), 224, 225 (last Denny O’Neil issue).
  • Dazzler #36 (Tatterdemalion), 37, 38 (feat. X-Men, new costume), 39, 40 (Secret Wars II).
  • Defenders #139, 140 (Moondragon gets new costume), 141, 142, 143-144, 145, 146-147 (Johnny Blaze joins Weirdo’s Auxiliary), 148, 149-150 (Cloud becomes a star–final appearance).
  • Dr. Strange #69 (Black Knight), 70, 71-73 (Clea becomes new leader of Dark Dimension), 74 (Secret Wars II)
  • The Eternals #1-3.
  • Fantastic Four #274, 275 (She-Hulk naked issue; one of the 100 best comics of all time), 276-277, 278-279 (Kristoff “becomes” Dr. Doom), 280-284 (Sue becomes Invisible Woman), 285 (Secret Wars II).  Annual #19 (Skrulls lose their powers; crossover with Avengers Annual #14).
  • Gargoyle #1-4 (miniseries).
  • Hulk #303, 304-305 (U-Foes), 306-309 (Sal Buscema’s Run Ends), 310-311 (Mike Mignola’s run begins), 312 (Banner’s abusive childhood explored; Secret Wars II tie-in), 313 (creative team moves to Alpha Flight permanently), House Ad for Alpha Flight/Hulk Crossover, 314 (1st John Byrne; Hulk and Banner split).
  • Iron Man #190, 191-192, 193-194 (1st Scourge), 195-196, 197 (Secret Wars II), 198-201 (Obidiah Stane dies)
  • Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #3-6.
  • Longshot #1, 2, House Ad, 3, 4 (She-Hulk, Spider-Man).
  • Machine Man #4 (final issue; miniseries).
  • Mark Hazzard: Merc (New Universe): #1-2.
  • Marvel Fanfare #18 (Roger Stern and Frank Miller Captain America story), 19 (Cloak and Dagger), 20-21 (Jim Starlin tale of Dr. Strange, Hulk, Thing), 22-23 (Iron Man vs. Doctor Octopus).
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #16 (Aladdin Effect with She-Hulk, Tigra, Wasp), 17 (Revenge of the Living Monolith, 1st appearance Apocalypse), 18 (Sensational She-Hulk), 19-20 (not in continuity).
  • Marvel Team-Up #149 (Cannonball), 150 (X-Men and Juggernaut; final issue).
  • Moon Knight: Fists of Koshnu #1-6.
  • The New Mutants #23-25 (Cloak and Dagger), 26-28 (Legion!), Special Edition #1 (Art Adams), 29-31 (1st Strong Guy; Secret Wars II), 32-34 (Karma rejoins; Shadow King).
  • Nightcrawler #1-2.
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #98 (Black Cat tells Spider-Man that Kingpin gave her powers), 99, 100 (Black Cat and Spider-Man break up), 101-102, 103 (Bruce Wayne guest stars!), 104, 105-106, 107-109 (Death of Jeanne DeWolf).
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #113 (feat. Falcon), 114, 115-116, 117, 118-120 (Danny cured of cancer).
  • Power Pack #6-8 (Spider-Man cameo; Dragon Man joins the team), 9-10 (Marrina of Alpha Flight), 11-12 (crossover with X-Men #195), 13, 14, 15 (Beta Ray Bill and Warriors 3), 16-17 (Franklin joins; gets codename Tattletale).
  • Rawhide Kid #1-4.
  • Rocket Raccoon #1-4 (series ends).
  • Rom #62-66 (final Wraith war on Earth; featuring X-Men and Avengers), 67-68, 69, 70-71, 72 (Secret Wars II), 73.
  • Secret Wars II #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Squadron Supreme #1-4.
  • Thing #19 (feat. Frankenstein), 20-22 (Ultron), 23 (Thing finds out Johnny is with Alicia; quits Fantastic Four), 24 (Byrne leaves), 25, 26 (2d appearance Taskmaster), 27-29 (1st Sharon Ventura/Ms. Marvel and D-Man; Team America appearance), 30 (Secret Wars II).
  • Thor #351-353 (Surtur saga ends), 354, 355, 356 (vs. Hercules–one of the best single issues ever), 357-359, 360-362 (Executioner machine guns issue; dies).
  • The Uncanny X-Men #189 (Selene becomes black queen)190-191, 192193 (first appearances of Warpath and Firestar), 194 (1st time we see Nimrod by name), 195 (crossover with Power Pack #11-12), 196 (Secret Wars II), 197 (Arcade), 198, 199-200 (Magneto trial; 1st Fenris), Annual #8 (Art Adams!)
  • Vision/Scarlet Witch #House Ad for #1-21-2 (crosses over with WC Avengers #1-2), 3.
  • Web of Spider-Man #1-3 (1st Vulturions; Spidey “kills” Venom), 4-5 (doctor octopus), 6 (Secret Wars II), 7 (Nightmare), 8-9.
  • West Coast Avengers # House Ad for #1-21-2 (crosses over with Vision/Scarlet Witch #1-2), 3 (Kraven).
  • X-Men/Alpha Flight #1-2.

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1986

  • Alpha Flight #31, 32, 33-34 (Wolverine), 35-38, 39-40 (crossover w/Avengers #272 ; Namor marries Marrina and quits Avengers), 41 (1st Kara Killgrave).
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #272, 273 (Secret Wars II), 274 (Secret Wars II), 275-276 (Hobgoblin “unmasked”), 277278, 279, 280-282 (1st Sinister Syndicate), 283-284 (Flash is Hobgoblin!).
  • The Avengers #263 (Jean Grey returns; crossover w/F4 #286), 264 (Wasp gets wings at full size; 1st Yellow Jacket 2), 265 (Secret Wars II), 266 (Secret Wars II aftermath), 267-269 (Kang and Space Phantom die), 270-271, 272 (crossover with Alpha Flight #39-40; Namor marries Marrina and quits Avengers), 273-274 (Under Siege).
  • Bullpen Bulletins/Marvel Age January (Explanation of price boxes); The Colossus Miniseries (Marvel Age #39); Top 10 Comics; lost Miller/Simonson Daredevil story.
  • Captain America #313 (MODOK dies), 314 (Squadron Supreme crossover), 315 (Porcupine dies), 316-317, 318-320 (Scourge dies), Annual #8 (Wolverine), 321-322 (Cap kills!), 323 (1st Super Patriot), 324 (1st Slug).
  • Cloak and Dagger vol. 2 #4 (Secret Wars), 5-6 (1st Mayhem), 7-8, 9-10 (Dr. Doom), 11 (series ends).
  • Dakota North #1-5 (limited series ends).
  • Daredevil #226 (Frank Miller returns), House Ad for Born Again, 227-233 (“Born Again,” the best DD story of all time), 234-235, 236 (1st Ann Nocenti issue), 237 (Klaw).
  • Defenders #151-152 (series ends; Secret Wars II).
  • Dazzler #41-42 (series ends).
  • D.P. 7 (New Universe): #1-2.
  • Dr. Strange #75-76 (Roger Stern’s run ends; Peter Gillis’ run starts), 77, 78 (Cloak guest stars; 1st Ecstasy), 79-80.
  • Elektra: Assassin (Epic) #1, 2-3 (1st Agent Garrett), 4-5.
  • The Eternals #4-12 (series ends).
  • Fantastic Four #286 (crossover with Avengers 263, the return of Jean Grey), 287-288 (Secret Wars II), 288, 289-292 (Nick Fury kills Hitler), 293-295 (Byrne’s run ends; transitions to new creative team), 296 (250th Anniversary issue; Thing rejoins), 297.
  • Firestar #1-4 (limited series ends).
  • Hulk #315, 316-317, 318-319 (Betty and Bruce marry; John Byrne’s last issue), 320-324 (Hulk turns gray), 325-326 (Rick Jones becomes a new Hulk).
  • Iron Man #202 (Ka-Zar), 203-204, 206, 207, 208,
  • Justice (New Universe) #1-2.
  • Kickers Inc. (New Universe) #1-2.
  • Longshot #5-6 (series ends).
  • Mark Hazzard: Merc (New Universe): #3-12 (series ends).
  • Marvel Fanfare #24-26 (Weird World), 27 (Spider-Man and Daredevil), 28 (Alpha Flight), 29 (John Byrne Hulk).
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #21 (not in continuity), 22 (Spider-Man: Hooky), 23 (Dr. Strange), 24 (Daredevil: Love and War), 25-26 (not in continuity).
  • New Mutants #35, 36 (Secret Wars II), 37-38 (Secret Wars II), 39-40 (Avengers), 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, (Legion returns), 46 (Mutant Massacre).  Annual #2 (Elizabeth Braddock goes to Xavier’s academy).
  • Nightcrawler #3-4 (series ends).
  • Nightmask (New Universe) #1-2 (New Universe).
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #110 (Death of Jeanne DeWolf), 111 (Secret Wars II), 112 (1st appearance of the real Santa Claus), 113, 114, 115-117 (Dr. Strange; Black Cat “hexes” Spider-Man), 118, 119, 120, 121.
  • Power Man and Iron Fist #121 (Secret Wars II), 122, 123-124, 125 (Iron Fist “dies, “series ends).
  • Power Pack #18 (Secret Wars II; crossover with Thor #363); 19 (Thanksgiving Issue), 20 (Christmas issue), 21, 22-26 (Power Pack’s powers switch), 27 (Mutant Massacre)
  • Psi-Force (New Universe) #1-2.
  • Punisher: Circle of Blood (aka Volume 1): #1-6 (miniseries).
  • ROM #74-75 (series ends).
  • Secret Wars II #7, 8, 9 (series ends).
  • Spitfire and the Troubleshooters (New Universe) #1-2.
  • Squadron Supreme #5-12.
  • Star Brand (New Universe) #12 (origin),
  • Thing #31, 32, 33 (Scourge), 34 (Sphinx dies), 35-36 (series ends; Thing mutates).
  • Thor #363 (crossover with Power Pack #18; Secret Wars II), 364-366 (Frog Thor), 367-369, 370, 371-372, 373-374 (Mutant Massacre)
  • The Uncanny X-Men #201202-203, 204 (Secret Wars II), 205, 206207-209210-212 (Mutant Massacre).  Annual #10 (Longshot joins; 1st X-Babies).
  • Vision/Scarlet Witch #4 (1st Vision & Scarlet Witch’s kid (imaginary only), 5, 6-7 (Thanksgiving), 8, 9, 10 (Quicksilver leaves Crystal for cheating on him with a human), 11 (Toad gets armor), 12 (Scarlet Witch gives birth to twins; series ends).
  • Web of Spider-Man #10, 11-12, 13, 14-15 (1st Chance), 16-17 (Spider-Man “dies”), 18, 19 (1st Humbug; 1st Solo), 20-21.
  • West Coast Avengers #4 (1st Master Pandemonium), 5, 6, 7 (Ultron becomes a television set), 8-9 (Thing joins the team), 10 (1st Headlok), 11, 12-13 (Wonder Man and Mockingbird get new costumes; 1st Quantum and Halflife), 14-15 (Tigra gets consciousness of Greer Garson back).
  • Wonder Man #1 (one-shot).
  • X-Factor #1 (1st Rusty Collins), 2-3 (Beast loses his hair, 1st Tower, 1st Artie Maddicks), 4 (1st Frenzy), 5-6 (1st Apocalypse as himself), 7-8 (1st X-Terminators), 9-11 (Mutant Massacre).

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1987

  • Alpha Flight #42 (1st Kara Killgrave), 43-44 (Snowbird dies), 45-46, 47, 48-49, 50 (Loki), 51 (Jim Lee on art), 52-53.
  • Amazing Spider-Man #285-288 (Gang War), 289 (Hobgoblin saga ends), 290-292 & Annual #21 (Peter and MJ marry), 293-294 (Kraven’s Last Hunt), 295.
  • Avengers #275-277 (Under Siege), 278-279 (Dr. Druid and She-Hulk join; Wasp quits; Captain Marvel becomes leader), 280 (Jarvis solo story), 281-285 (Assault on Olympus; Haephestus lifts Thor’s hammer), 286 (Heavy Metal storyline).
  • Bullpen Bulletins: Jim Shooter on creator’s rights, Profile of Larry Hama, Jim Shooter leaves, Bill Sienkiewicz on MTV, .
  • Captain America #325 (Slug dies), 326, 327 (1st Super Patriot), 328-331 (1st D Man; 1st Night Shift), 332 (Steve Rogers resigns as Captain America), 333 (Super Patriot becomes the new Captain America), 334 (new Cap gets new Bucky), 335 (black Bucky gets lynched), 336 (1st Vagabond).
  • Comet Man #1-6 (miniseries).
  • Daredevil #238 (Mutant Massacre), 239-240, 241 (Christmas issue), 242, 243-244, 245 (feat. Black Panther), 246, 247 (art by K. Giffen), 248-249 (1st Bushwacker).
  • Doctor Strange #80-81 (series ends; moves to Strange Tales).
  • D.P. 7 (New Universe): #3-14.
  • Elektra: Assassin (Epic) #6-8 (series ends).
  • Excalibur Special Edition #1 (1st Excalibur).
  • Fallen Angels #1-8 (miniseries) (1st Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy in Marvel canon).
  • Fantastic Four #298 (Johnny proposes to Alicia), 299 (Spider-Man guest), 300 (Wedding of Johnny and “Alicia”), 301 (Franklin Richards reveals his powers to his parents), 302, 303, 304 (Thing becomes the leader of the FF), 305 (Crystal of Inhumans joins), 306-307 (Sharon “Ms. Marvel” Ventura joins, Reed and Sue quit), 308-309 (Thing and Sharon mutate into a new Things).
  • Fantastic Four vs. X-Men #1-4 (miniseries).
  • House Ads Subscription.
  • Hulk #327 (General Ross becomes a new Zzzax), 328 (Peter David’s first issue, but not the start of his run), 329-330, 331-332 (David/Todd MacFarlane run begins), 333, 334, 335, 336-337 (X-Factor), 338 (1st Mercy).
  • The Invincible Iron Man #215-216 (Michelinie and Layton return), 217 (Justin Hammer returns; crossover with National Lampoon’s Vacation), 218 (1st undersea armor), 219-221 (1st Ghost; Spymaster dies), 222, 223-224, 225 (Iron Wars begins).
  • Justice (New Universe) #3-14.
  • Kickers Inc. (New Universe) #3-12 (series ends).
  • Marvel Fanfare #30 (Moon Knight), 31-32 (Vision commits murder), 33 (X-Men/Questprobe), 34-35 (The Warriors Three).
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #27 (Emperor Doom), 28 (not in continuity), 29 (Thing and Hulk: The Big Change), 30-32 (not in continuity).
  • Mephisto vs… #1 (Fantastic Four), 2 (X-Factor), 3 (X-Men), 4 (Avengers; series ends).
  • New Mutants #47-50, 51-54, 55, 56-58 (Cypher dies; Birdbrain’s story).
  • Nightmask (New Universe) #3-12 (series ends).
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #122, 123, 124, 125-126 (Wrecking Crew, Spider-Woman II), 127Annual #7 (Peter and MJ marry), 128-129 (Spider-Man breaks up with Black Cat; Sin-Eater reappears), 130, 131-132 (Kraven’s Last Hunt), 133.
  • Power Pack #28 (Avengers, Fantastic 4), 29 (Spider-Man, Hobgoblin), 30-32, 33 (feat. Sunspot, Warlock).
  • Psi-Force (New Universe) #3-14.
  • Punisher vol. 2 #1-2, 3, 4 (1st Microchip).
  • Silver Surfer #1, 2 (Shalla Bal dumps Norrin Radd), 3-4 (1st appearance 3 new Elders; Mantis hooks up with Surfer), 5, 6.
  • Solo Avengers #1 (retcons Hawkeye’s origin).
  • Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1 (one-shot; Ned Leeds (Hobgoblin) is killed).
  • Spitfire and the Troubleshooters (New Universe) #3-13 (series ends).
  • Starbrand (New Universe) #3-13.
  • Strange Tales #1-4, 5-7 (vs. Nightmare; The Defenders return), 8-9.
  • Thor #375-376 (vs. Absorbing Man), 377-378 (Thor gets armor), 379-380 (return of Fin Fang Foom), 383 (Tom DeFalco’s run begins; Secret Wars tie-in), 385 (vs. Thor; out of continuity), 386.
  • The Uncanny X-Men #213 (Mutant Massacre concludes), 214 (Dazzler joins), 215-216 (1st Stonewall, Super Sabre, Crimson Commando), 217-218 (vs. Juggernaut), 219, 220 (Storm solo story), 221-222 (X-Men save Madelyn Pryor), 223, 224 (Storm “kills” Forge).
  • Web of Spider-Man #22, 23, 24 (Venom appearance), 25, 26-27, 28, 29-30 (Rose and Hobglin’s identities are revealed), 31-32 (Kraven’s Last Hunt), 33.
  • West Coast Avengers #16, 17-24 (Firebird joins), 25 (Firebird quits; Moon Knight joins), 26-27.
  • X-Factor #12 (Boom Boom joins), 13-14, 15 (Angel kills himself), 16, 17 (1st Rictor), 18, 19 (1st horsemen of Apocalypse), 20, 21-22 (Fall of the Mutants, vs. Apocalypse).
  • X-Men vs. the Avengers #1-4.

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1988

  • Alf Annual #1 (Evolutionary War).
  • Alpha Flight #54, 55-61 (1st Jade Dragon), 62, 63, 64-65.
  • Amazing Spider-Man #296-297 (Dr. Octopus escapes from confinement), Annual #22 (Evolutionary War; 1st Speedball), 298-300 (1st Venom), 301, 302, 303, 304-305 (Peter Parker book tour), 306 (tribute to Superman), 307-309 (1st Styx and Stone), 310 (1st Professor Swann).
  • Avengers #287-290 (Heavy Metal story), Annual #17 (Evolutionary War; Hercules and High Evolutionary die), 291-294 (Marrina dies), 295-297 (Dr. Druid dies; Avengers break up), 298 (Jarvis solo story),
  • Black Panther #1-4 (miniseries).
  • Bullpen Bulletins: Marvel Trivia, Ann Nocenti, X-Men Size Guides.
  • Captain America #337 (Steve Rogers becomes “the Captain”), 338, 339 (Fall of the Mutants), 340 (Armor Wars tie-in), 341, 342-344, 345-348.
  • Cloak and Dagger #1-2.
  • D.P. 7 (New Universe): #15-26.
  • Daredevil #250-251 (1st Bullet), 252 (Fall of the Mutants), 253, 254-256 (1st Typhod Mary), 257 (Punisher), 258 (1st Bengal), 259-261 (Typhoid Mary “kills” Daredevil).
  • Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1.
  • Excalibur #1-2 (1st Kylun and Widget), 3 (Juggernaut).
  • Fantastic Four #310 (Thing and Sharon mutate into a new Things), 311 (Black Panther, Dr. Doom), 312 (Fall of the Mutants), Annual #21 (Evolutionary War; Crystal quits the FF), 313, 314-316, 317-319 (return of Beyonder), 320-321 (crossover with Hulk #350).
  • Havok and Wolverine #1-4 (miniseries).
  • Hulk #339, 340 (rematch vs. Wolverine; 1st Hulk “healing factor”), 341-345 (Leader explodes gamma bomb), 346 (1st Soul Man), 347 (Hulk becomes Mr. Fixit), 348 (Hulk “kills” Absorbing Man), 349 (Web of Spider-Man crossover), 350 (crossover with F4 #320-321).
  • Iron Man #226-228 (Iron Wars), 229 (Armor Wars-Iron Man kills Titanium Man), 230-231 (Armor Wars ends), 232 (art by Barry Windsor Smith), 233, 234, 235-236 (Grey Gargoyle), 237.
  • Justice (New Universe) #15-22 (series ends).
  • Marvel Comics Presents #1-9 (Wolverine), 1-9 (Man-Thing), 1-8 (Shang Chi), 1-4 (1st Fear Eater; Silver Surfer, Captain America, Thing and Thor), 5 (Daredevil), 7 (Sub-Mariner), 8 (Iron Man), 9 (El Aguila’s last appearance until 2005).
  • Marvel Fanfare #36-37 (The Warriors Three), 38 (Moon Knight; Dazzler and Rogue), 39 (Hawkeye, Moon Knight), 40 (Angel, Storm, Mystique), 41 (Dr. Strange).
  • Marvel Graphic Novel #33, 34 (Cloak and Dagger), 35-36 (non-continuity), 37, 38, 39, 40 (Punisher).
  • New Mutants #59-61 (Cypher dies; Birdbrain’s story), Annual #4 (Evolutionary War; Mirage gets a power-up), 62 (Magma quits), 63, 64, 65-66 (1st Gosamyr and Spyder), 67-71 (Lila Cheney “dies”).
  • Nick Fury vs. SHIELD #1-6.
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #134-136 (Sin Eater returns), Annual #8 (Evolutionary War; Young Gods return; Gwen Stacy “clone” resolved), 137-138 (meets John Walker Captain America), 139-143 (1st time Persuader gets his code name and costume; 1st Eduardo Lobo), 144-145.
  • Power Pack #34 (Madcap), 35 (Fall of the Mutants), 36, 37-40 (w/New Mutants), 41, 42 (Inferno).
  • Psi-Force (New Universe) #14-26.
  • Punisher #5 (1st Microchip), 6-7, 8-9, Annual #1 (Evolutionary War), 10 (Daredevil), 11, 12-13, 14.
  • Punisher War Journal #1.
  • Saga of Sub-Mariner #1 (origin), 2.
  • Silver Surfer #7, Annual #1 (Evolutionary War), 8-10 (Galactus kills all Elders of the Universe), 11-12 (1st Reptyl), 13-14, 15-18 (most elders restored to life).
  • Solo Avengers #2 (retcons Hawkeye’s origin), 3-5 (Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Scarlet Witch, Black Knight), 6 (Hawkeye, Falcon), 7 (Hawkeye, Silver Sable, Sandman, Black Widow), 8-9 (Hawkeye, Hank Pym and Hellcat), 10 (Hawkeye, Dr. Druid; Magneto/Magda parentage of Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver explained), 11 (Hercules; Hawekeye), 12 (Hawkeye, Yellowjacket 2), 13 (Hawkeye, Wonder Man; 1st Bullet Biker).
  • Speedball #1-4.
  • Starbrand (New Universe) #14-19 (series ends).
  • Strange Tales Vol. 2 #10-11 (Dr. Strange gets an eyepatch), 12-14 (Strange dies; Cloak and Dagger team up with Punisher and Power Pack), 15, 16-19 (series ends; characters get their own series).
  • Thor #387-389, 390 (Captain America lifts Mjolnir), 391 (1st Eric Masterson–future Thunderstrike), 392-395 (1st Jackie Luckus (future Bloodaxe), Quicksand, Earth Lord, Skyhawk, Wind Warrior (future Earth Force)), 396-398.
  • Uncanny X-Men #225-228 (Fall of the Mutants; the X-Men “die”), Annual #12 (Evolutionary War Savage Land restored), 229 (1st Gateway,1st Reavers), 230 (new Storm costume), 231, 232-234 (vs. Brood; Madelyne Pryor teams up with S’ym), 235-238 (Genosha is freed; 1st Press Gang, Magistrates, Genegineer, Jennifer Ransome), 239 (Inferno begins).
  • Web of Spider-Man #34, 35 (Gerry Conway’s run begins; 1st new Tarantula), Annual #4 (Evolutionary War; Steve Gerber writes Man-Thing again), 36 (1st Tombstone; 1st Roland Rayburn, future Persuader), 37 (1st Dakota North in continuity), 38, 39 (Nate Lubensky proposes to Aunt May), 40-43, 44 (Hulk crossover), 45.
  • West Coast Avengers #28 (most of the Zodiac gang are killed), Annual #3 (Evolutionary War; Bill Foster returns to being Giant Man), 29 (Taurus dies), 30, 31, 32 (Hamilton Slade is Phantom Rider in the present), 33-36 (1st Olinka Barankov), 37 (Tigra, Mockingbird and Moon Knight quit), 38 (1st Defiler), 39.
  • Wolverine #1-2.
  • X-Factor #23-26 (Fall of the Mutants, vs. Apocalypse), Annual #3 (Evolutionary War), 27 (Christmas issue), 28 (Apocalypse’s sentient ship joins X-Factor), 29 (1st Infectia), 30-31, 32 (1st N’Astirh), 33, 34.
  • X-Terminators #1-3 (1st Wiz Kid; the “kid” members of X-Factor join The New Mutants).

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1989

  • Alpha Flight #66 (Bill Mantlo’s run ends), 67-70 (final appearance of Jade Dragon (quits team), 71-75 (Purple Girl, Goblyn, and Pathway quit)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #311 (Inferno), 312-313 (Inferno; Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, Lizard), 314 (Christmas issue)
  • Avengers #299-300 (Inferno, new lineup)
  • Captain America #349-350 (Steve Rogers becomes Cap again), 351 (John Walker assassinated), 352-353 (1st Supreme Soviets)
  • Cloak and Dagger #3, 4-8 (Inferno and Acts of Vengeance tie-ins)
  • Damage Control #1 (1st Damage Control), 2, 3,
  • Daredevil #262-263 (Inferno), 264, 265-266 (Inferno; issue #266 is (the 16th best DD story of all time))
  • Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #2, 3-4 (new Defenders team forms; Clea and Strange marry), 5-8 (1st Mephista), 9,
  • D.P. 7 (New Universe): #27-32. (series ends)
  • Excalibur #4-5, 6-7 (Inferno), 8,
  • Fantastic Four #322 (Inferno), 323-325 (Mantis dies)
  • Hulk #351-352, 353-355 (vs. Glorian), 356,
  • Iron Man #238, 239-240,
  • Justice (New Universe) #23-32 (series ends).
  • Marc Spector: Moon Knight #1-3,
  • Marvel Comics Presents #10 (Wolverine), 10-12 (Man-Thing), 10-17 (Colossus), 10 (Machine Man), 11 (Ant-Man), 11 (Slag of Wolfpack), 12 (Hercules), 12 (Namorita), 13-17 (Black Panther, “Panther’s Quest”), 13 (Reed and Sue Richards; Shanna of the Jungle), 14 (Speedball), 14 (Nomad), 15 (Jean Grey; Red Wolf), 16 (Longshot), 17 (Watcher Xmas story)
  • Marvel Fanfare #42 (Captain Marvel, Spider-Man)
  • Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD #1-5 (1st Werner Von Strucker).
  • New Mutants #71-73 (Inferno), 74-75 (Inferno)
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #
  • Power Pack #43 (Inferno), 44 (Inferno), 45, 46 (Punisher and Dakota North)
  • Punisher #15-18 (Kingpin face-off), 19,
  • Punisher War Journal #2-3,4-5 (1st Sniper),
  • Psi-Force (New Universe) #27-32 (series ends).
  • Saga of Sub-Mariner #3, 4 (1st meeting w/original Human Torch)
  • Solo Avengers #14-16 (Hawkeye, Black Widow, Mockingbird, She-Hulk, Moondragon), 17 (Hawkeye, Namor)
  • Spectacular Spider-Man #146-148 (Inferno), 149, 150-151,
  • Speedball #5-9, 10 (series ends).
  • Silver Surfer #19-20, 21-22, 23,
  • Thor #399-400, 401,
  • Uncanny X-Men #240-241 (Inferno), 242 (Inferno), 243 (Inferno; Mr. Sinister dies)
  • Web of Spider-Man #46 (West Coast Avengers), 47-48 (Inferno), 49, 50-52 (gang war)
  • West Coast Avengers #40 (1st Misfit; vs Night Shift), 41 (Moon Knight quits; Phantom Rider issues resolved)
  • Wolverine #3, 4-8 (with Mr. Fixit and Karma; 1st Roughouse and Bloodsport).
  • X-Factor #35-36 (team re-forms), 37 (Inferno), 38 (Inferno ends; death of Madelyne Pryor and N’Astirh), 39 (Inferno; Mr. Sinister dies), 40,
  • X-Terminators #4 (miniseries ends).

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