This Week in Marvel History: March 1-7
See what happened at Marvel on these dates in its 80-year history!
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!
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.
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.
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.
2017: “Logan” hits theaters.
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.
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.
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.
2013: THE AGE OF ULTRON event started.
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.
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