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When We First Met – The Cast of Jessica Jones

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

With Jessica Jones debuting this weekend on Netflix, I thought it would be fun to show you all the first comic book appearances of the various characters on the show…
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When We First Met – When Did the First Gimmick Covers Come Out?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Reader The Third Man wanted to know when all the various major “gimmick” covers first debuted…
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When We First Met – Who Was the First Superhero to Come Back From the Dead?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Last time around, I detailed the first superhero to die in the line of duty. A bunch of people then wrote in to ask, then, who was the first superhero to come BACK from the dead. So that’s what we’ll do this time, as we take a look at the first superhero to RETURN from death!
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When We First Met – Who Was the First Superhero to Die in the Line of Duty?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Today, based on a request by a few different readers over the years, we take a look at the first comic book superhero to die in the line of duty…
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When We First Met – When Did Deadpool’s Word Balloons Become Yellow?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Recently, I did a piece about the introduction (and removal) of Deadpool’s second inner monologue. That got me to thinking, though, about when Deadpool’s word balloons first became yellow. So read on to see the surprisingly complex history of Deadpool’s word balloons!
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When We First Met – When Did John Constantine and Green Arrow First Meet?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

After the announcement that Matt Ryan would be reprising his role as John Constantine on Arrow next season, we figured it’d be interesting to see when the two characters first met in the comics!
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When We First Met – Famous Fantastic Four Firsts!

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Today we look at a bunch of notable Fantastic Four firsts, some collected from previous When We First Mets and some brand new!
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When We First Met – When Did Uncle Ben First Say “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility?”

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In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Today we look at the first time that Uncle Ben was given credit for telling Peter Parker that “with great power comes great responsibility.”
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When We First Met – When Did Wonder Woman First Fly?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Reader Frank A. wrote in to ask when did Wonder Woman first gain the ability to fly?
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When We First Met – When Did Bruce Wayne Become a BILLIONAIRE Playboy?

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Readers Alex J. and Tim H. both e-mailed me the same question recently, namely when did Bruce Wayne move from MILLIONAIRE to BILLIONAIRE? I figured I’d just go through all of those debuts (millionaire, billionaire and even the first time he was referred to as a playboy)!
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When We First Met – Flash’s Rogues

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

With the Flash’s first season over, I thought it’d be nice to look at the first comic book appearances of the various villains the Flash faced during this past season…
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When We First Met – Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman’s First Meeting

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Today, based on a request from reader Tim S., we look at the first time DC’s Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman all appeared in a comic book story together!
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When We First Met – Robin Saying “Holy _____”

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Reader Mike L. wanted to know when the first time Robin said “Holy ____” in the comics, plus who was the first themed henchmen of Batman’s villains
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When We First Met – The Creature Commandos

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

With the announcement that Marc Singer will be playing Matthew Shrieve (the leader of the Creature Commandos) on Arrow this season, we figured we’d show you all the debut of the Creature Commandos!
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When We First Met – The Cast of Suicide Squad

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like 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 When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

With the official cast for the Suicide Squad now set, I thought it’d be nice to spotlight the debuts of the comic book versions of the characters from the film.
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