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When We First Met – The Cast of Guardians of the Galaxy

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

With the release of the most recent trailer, I thought it’d be a good idea to revisit the original piece I did on the current Guardians of the Galaxy and expand it to feature ALL of the Marvel characters appearing in the movie, not just the Guardians themselves.
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When We First Met – The Cast of Arrow

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

With the finale of the second season of Arrow tonight, I thought it would be nice to spotlight the debuts of the comic book versions of the characters from the TV series.

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When We First Met – Joker’s Deadly Bag of Tricks

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

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Joe M., we’ll take a look at the introduction of various Joker stand-bys, like the joy buzzer, the acid-squirting flower and the “Bang” flag gun…
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When We First Met – “And There Came a Day…”

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

This is a special mini-edition of When We First Met, answering a question I just got on Twitter from T_Campbell

Hey, do you know when the Avengers lead in “a day unlike any other” made its first appearance?

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When We First Met – First Anti-Spider-Man Daily Bugle Headline and More Spider-Man Firsts!

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

Today we look at some Spider-Man firsts, including the first anti-Spider-Man headline by the Daily Bugle, the first time that Spider-Man was wanted by the police and the first time Spider-Man pulled a prank on J. Jonah Jameson!
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When We First Met – The Guardians of the Galaxy

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

With their upcoming film, I thought it would be good to spotlight the debuts of the current members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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When We First Met – The Infinity Stones

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

The end of Thor: The Dark World has made it clear that the Infinity Gems (called the Infinity Stones in the film) are going to play a major role in the future of the Marvel cinematic universe, so I figured we should take a refresher course on the history of the infinity gems (I posted most of these last Summer, but I figured it made more sense to post it now). I already detailed the history of the mystery man we saw with the Infinity Stones in the film here.

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When We First Met – The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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

Last year I did this as a three-parter, but with the success of the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, I thought it made sense to reprint this baby, only as a single post (over three pages). In this installment, we’ll look at the introductions of all the major agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. over the past fifty years!

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When We First Met – All of Iron Man’s Armors!

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

Today, in honor of the release of Iron Man 3, we take a look at all of the first appearances of each of Iron Man’s armors!

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When We First Met – The Cast of Sandman

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

An announcement of sorts. This will be the last weekly When We First Met for the foreseeable future. It will likely still pop up as an occasional feature, but not every week. Next year you’ll see what takes it place in the weekly rotation!

We send the feature out with a whopper of a column! The debuts of the various cast members of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking series, Sandman! Well, not ALL of them, of course, as that’d be nuts, but as many notable ones as I can think of!

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When We First Met – Agents of SHIELD, Part 3

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

This is the third in a three-part look at the debuts of notable SHIELD agents. Click here for the first part, which spotlighted SHIELD directors. Click here for the second part, which spotlighted classic SHIELD agents. Today we look at notable members of SHIELD from the past twenty-five years or so.

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When We First Met – Agents of SHIELD, Part 2

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

This is the second in a three-part look at the debuts of notable SHIELD agents. Click here for the first part, which spotlighted SHIELD directors. Today we look at notable members from the first twenty years of SHIELD’s existence.

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When We First Met – Agents of SHIELD, Part 1

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

This is the first part of a three-part look at the debuts of notable agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In this first part, we’ll look at those agents who became the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. at one point or another.

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When We First Met – Death and the Batman

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

Today, based on a morbid suggestion by reader Chris, we look at the various first instances of death in the pages of Batman’s comic books…

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When We First Met – Marvel Witches

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

Today we look at the debuts of four notable witches. Jennifer Kale, Topaz and Satana because they actually appeared in a comic book series called Witches and Agatha Harkness just because she is awesome.

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