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Published March 4, 2019

This Week in Marvel History: March 1-7

See what happened at Marvel on these dates in its 80-year history!

Marvel's 80th Anniversary

With Marvel celebrating its 80th anniversary this year – and to scratch my own history and research itches – every week I’m digging through a whole host of important dates and details for a special segment of This Week in Marvel called… (wait for it) … This Week in Marvel History! Important comics, storylines, character appearances and moments, real world releases and special Marvel milestones—it’s all part of TWIMH! Here are just a few Marvel History notes for the week of March 1-7!

March 1

1941: SUB-MARINER COMICS #1 by Bill Everett and Joe Simon comes out.

1962: INCREDIBLE HULK #1 by Lee and Kirby! Hulk, Rick Jones, Thunderbolt Ross, Betty Ross, Gargoyle!

2006: We often talk about Captain Marvel's landmark 2012 series, but to me, the Carol Danvers renaissance started with HOUSE OF M and then got big in the proper Marvel Universe with 2006’s MS. MARVEL series by Brian Reed and Roberto De La Torre.

Ms. Marvel (2006) #1

Ms. Marvel (2006) #1

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March 2

1967: The Living Tribunal first appears in STRANGE TALES #157. Also in that issue, Baron von Strucker’s Satan Claw debuts, which is the name of his gnarly glove of death.

1982: The first part of the legendary Spider-Man vs. Juggernaut story in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #229. Go read it on Marvel Unlimited if you haven’t yet!

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #229

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #229

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1993: Cable’s first ongoing solo series begins with CABLE #1. And March 5, 2008, another Cable series launched, featuring Hope and Cable traveling time.

2016: Riri Williams made her debut in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato. And BLACK WIDOW #1 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee started. If you missed that, go back. RIGHT. NOW.

March 3

2017: “Logan” hits theaters.

March 4

1965: The Stranger debuts, but also Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch quit the Brotherhood. That’s important because of something we’ll talk about NEXT week on This Week in Marvel.

March 5

1963: Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos are introduced in SGT. FURY #1 by Lee and Kirby. Also that day, Freyja first appears, then called Fricka, in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #92. She has a huge role in War of the Realms this year! And TALES TO ASTONISH #44 gives us the first appearance of Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp.

1985: Silver Sable, who was recently a big part of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” for PlayStation 4 premiered in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #265.

1996: I don’t know if we talked about this during our sad, sad Wolverine talk a few months back, but in WOLVERINE #100, he devolved, get more feral, kinda lost his nose almost and killed Cable’s son Genesis.

Wolverine (1988) #100

Wolverine (1988) #100

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March 6

1984: Malekith, the big bad of this summer’s War of the Realms event, made his debut in THOR #344 during Walter Simonson’s landmark run.

2013: THE AGE OF ULTRON event started.

March 7

1968: Grim Reaper debuts in AVENGERS #52 by Roy Thomas and John Buscema.

1989: WEST COAST AVENGERS #46 introduced us to the greatest Avengers team: the Great Lakes Avengers – Mr. Immortal, Flatman, Big Bertha, Dinah Soar, and Doorman.

2007: The fallout of Civil War! The Death of Captain America in CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 and MIGHTY AVENGERS #1, with a team led by Carol Danvers!

Captain America (2004) #25

Captain America (2004) #25

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