Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
Each day in June you got an entry showing you the first appearance of seemingly minor characters, phrases, objects or events that later became notable parts of comic book lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!'” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Stuff like that. Here is an archive of all the features this month! Check ‘em out!
We finish off the month with one of the most requested spotlights – a whole bunch of Wolverine firsts!
First time Wolverine said “bub”
1975’s X-Men #94 (pretty quickly, huh?)
First time Wolverine went into berserker rage
Early in 1975’s X-Men #96…
and then even more so later on in the issue…
First time we learned Wolverine’s claws are part of his body (plus earlier in the issue is the first time we saw his face without the mask)
1976’s X-Men #98….
First time Wolverine called Jean Grey “red”
Later in that same issue…
First time we learn that Wolverine’s name is Logan
1977’s X-Men #103, from an unlikely source…
First time we learn that Wolverine has a healing power
Before 1978’s X-Men #116, we had an IDEA, but this was the first time it was spelled out…
First time Wolverine says “I’m the best there is at what I do”
The first page of 1982’s Wolverine mini-series says it all…
Feel free to send in ideas for future debuts! While not a monthly thing, the feature likely will return on SOME basis in the future! Send your ideas to email@example.com!
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