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Published December 1941-January 1942 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin Wonder Woman

First Appearance and Origin of Wonder Woman, and First Appearance of Steve Trevor

Two New Members Win Their Spurs (introduction)
Gardner F. Fox
Everett E. Hibbard
Everett E. Hibbard
Justice Society of America [The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Starman [Ted Knight]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Superman [Clark Kent] (inset on splash page, not in story); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset on splash page, not in story); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member, inset on splash page, not in story); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (Honorary Member, inset on splash page, not in story)]; Hooty (an owl)
"Two New Members Win Their Spurs (introduction)" Arriving at JSA headquarters, the members remark to each other that, oddly enough, each member was working on a different case, yet their witnesses suddenly went mad. Just then, Dr. Mid-Nite arrives with a story to tell the members that may help solve their dilemma.
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Published December 1941-January 1942 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin Wonder Woman

First Appearance and Origin of Wonder Woman, and First Appearance of Steve Trevor

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (introduction)
Writer
Gardner F. Fox
Interior Art
Everett E. Hibbard
Cover Art
Everett E. Hibbard
Character Appearances
Justice Society of America [The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Starman [Ted Knight]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Superman [Clark Kent] (inset on splash page, not in story); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset on splash page, not in story); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member, inset on splash page, not in story); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (Honorary Member, inset on splash page, not in story)]; Hooty (an owl)
Storyline
"Two New Members Win Their Spurs (introduction)" Arriving at JSA headquarters, the members remark to each other that, oddly enough, each member was working on a different case, yet their witnesses suddenly went mad. Just then, Dr. Mid-Nite arrives with a story to tell the members that may help solve their dilemma.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 1)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Stan Aschmeier
Story Line
Dr. McNider hears on the radio that a former city official has escaped from a mental institution and has a fear of light. Dr. Mid-nite captures the official, binds him and takes a blood sample, indicating a rare blood disease found in apes! He goes to see a Professor Able, who has discovered a cure for the disease, and also finds a vial of the antidote. He brings the city official back to sanity, but then runs across two criminals in the employ of a Dr. Elba. Capturing both, the Man of Night is suddenly struck from behind by Dr. Elba and would have been shot to death had not Hooty intervened.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (interlude)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Story Line
His story ended, Dr. Mid-Nite now provides each member a hypo full of the antidote, called Solution K, to use on the witnesses that had been driven insane. Then the JSA could possibly get a clue from them as to where to find Dr. Elba.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 2)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Stan Aschmeier
Story Line
Dr. Fate visits Inza, who is watching over a friend, Bill Ford, who was driven insane. Ford tells Fate that Goopy Gus Gluck was behind a city bus fraud ring and that he has kidnapped his wife, Marge. Fate disguises himself as a bus driver, and when he is attacked, he rounds up the ring and forces Goopy to sign a confession before heading out to look for Dr. Elba.

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Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 3)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Ben Flinton
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Al Pratt, working at a jewelry store, is visited by a man who tries to sell a jewel worth a fortune, but is arrested for selling a stolen gem. Later, an "attorney" threatens to sue to for false arrest, but will agree to a $1000 settlement out of court. Al smells a rat, follows the lawyer back to his office and confronts the two. A fight ensues, Brent is driven insane by a drug-laden wooden sliver, then Atom gives the man the antidote. Atom rounds up the rest of the gang, then discovers a note to the gang to see Dr. Elba for more insanity serum, and sets out to track down the evil doctor.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 4)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Story Line
Armed with Solution K, Sandman injects his two witnesses with it, and they tell him of a racket they are involved in. It seems that they go to conventions and take compromising pictures of gentlemen there, then sells them back to those men at ridiculously high prices. Sandman then tracks down the other people involved in the scheme and turns them over to the Police.

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Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 5)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Jack Burnley
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Billy discovers a trunk of money in an abandoned house, and hurries to tell his father when he runs in front of Ted Knight's car. The lad is saved and tells Knight and Doris about the trunk. Starman takes the boy back to the house just as several criminals are peering into the trunk's contents. He plows into them and all escape but one who is injected with the insanity serum. After injecting the antidote to the thug, Starman learns that his gang was forging phony letters to hurt the chances of a person running for Governor. Starman then captures the gang and heads out to find Dr. Elba.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 6)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Story Line
Hawkman arrives to the location of his insane witness and injects him with Solution K. The man relates that he is a part of a gang which studies newspaper clippings in order to dig up some dirt on people with money that they could blackmail. During the initial confrontation with the gang, Hawkgirl is stunned by radio-controlled lightning. Hawkman rescues her just in time, being aided by his hawks, then he takes care of the two blackmailers.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 7)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Bernard Baily [as Baily] (signed)
Story Line
The Ghostly Guardian visits the State hospital to inject his witness, Louis Scaloni, only to discover that the man is missing. Reverting to his Jim Corrigan identity, he visits gang "Boss" Williams to discover Scaloni's whereabouts, and is knocked out. When he recovers, he is shown Scaloni in the basement, now totally insane, so that he couldn't go to the cops about Boss Williams. Spectre then injects Scaloni with Solution K and rounds up the entire gang of Boss Williams.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (Chapter 8)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Stan Aschmeier
Story Line
Hypo in hand, Johnny heads out for the house where an insane man was left, telling the Thunderbolt to butt out of this case. Unfortunately for Johnny, when he arrives at the house, he is confronted by a pair of thugs, who beat him up and throw him in with the crazed man. Fortunately, the T-Bolt shows up with the Solution K, and it's successfully injected. Johnny discovers the man was not a crook, but someone who was about to turn in the crooks to the D.A. for selling colored sand as cement to construction companies. The crooks are rounded up, but Dr. Elba shows up and knocks out brother John.

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Story Title
Two New Members Win Their Spurs (conclusion)
Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Story Line
As Dr. Elba is about to inject Johnny with the insanity serum, the Thunderbolt arrives with the JSA members. As the JSA approaches Elba, the lights go out and Elba disappears. Dr. Mid-nite approaches a man in the shadows, believing him to be the missing Professor Able, and, as that man beckons the Man of Night closer, he suddenly tells him that he is BOTH Able and Elba, and attempts to jab Mid-nite with a hypo of insanity serum. However, Elba injects himself accidently, and falls out a window to his death.

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Story Title
Introducing Wonder Woman
Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry G. Peter [as H.G. Peter] signed)
Story Line
Captain Steve Trevor crashes on Paradise Island and is nursed back to health, and has to be returned to the U.S. Queen Hippolyte's daughter has fallen in love with him, so the Queen tells her Diana the story of the Amazons and how she must not leave the island, lest she lose her eternal life. She uses the Magic Sphere to show how Trevor crashed on Paradise Island, but refuses to allow Diana to return the Captain to the U.S., so she holds a contest to select the suitable Amazon to do the chore. Diana, in disguise, wins the contest, and is allowed the return the Captain home.
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Origin of the Green Goblin

Spidey Saves the Day!
Stan Lee
John Romita
John Romita
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Harry Osborn; Professor Stromm (flashback); Aunt May Parker; Anna May Watson; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds (flashback; cameo); The Enforcers [Ox; Montana; Fancy Dan] (flashback; cameo); Human Torch (flashback; cameo); Lucky Lobo (flashback; cameo); Crime Master (flashback; cameo); Dr. Bromwell (cameo)
"Spidey Saves the Day!" Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin. While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state.
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Published September 1966 by Marvel Tags: Green Goblin Origin

Origin of the Green Goblin

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Story Title
Spidey Saves the Day!
Writer
Stan Lee
Interior Art
John Romita
Cover Art
John Romita
Character Appearances
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Harry Osborn; Professor Stromm (flashback); Aunt May Parker; Anna May Watson; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds (flashback; cameo); The Enforcers [Ox; Montana; Fancy Dan] (flashback; cameo); Human Torch (flashback; cameo); Lucky Lobo (flashback; cameo); Crime Master (flashback; cameo); Dr. Bromwell (cameo)
Storyline
"Spidey Saves the Day!" Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin. While battling, an explosion erases the last several years of Norman Osborn's memory, reverting him to his pre-Green Goblin state.
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Published November 1971 by Marvel Tags: Origin Morbius

Origin of Morbius the Living Vampire

Vampire at Large!
Roy Thomas
Gil Kane
Gil Kane
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Gwen Stacy; Aunt May Parker; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Lizard [Curt Connors]; Morbius [Michael Morbius] (origin); Nikos (flashback, dies); Martine (flashback); Syd; Leo
"Vampire at Large!" Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius. Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem.
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Published November 1971 by Marvel Tags: Origin Morbius

Origin of Morbius the Living Vampire

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Story Title
Vampire at Large!
Writer
Roy Thomas
Interior Art
Gil Kane
Cover Art
Gil Kane
Character Appearances
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Gwen Stacy; Aunt May Parker; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Lizard [Curt Connors]; Morbius [Michael Morbius] (origin); Nikos (flashback, dies); Martine (flashback); Syd; Leo
Storyline
"Vampire at Large!" Spider-Man versus Morbius versus the Lizard and we learn the origin of Morbius. Plus, Doc Connors prepares a serum that cures Spidey of his six-arm problem.
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First Appearance of the Swordsman and the Origin of Hawkeye

The Coming of...the Swordsman!
Stan Lee
Don Heck
Jack Kirby; Don Heck (insets)
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Swordsman [Jacques Duquesne] (introduction)
"The Coming of...the Swordsman!" Introduction of the Swordsman. His origin and Hawkeye's are both told.
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Published August 1965 by Marvel Tags: First Appearance Origin

First Appearance of the Swordsman and the Origin of Hawkeye

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Story Title
The Coming of...the Swordsman!
Writer
Stan Lee
Interior Art
Don Heck
Cover Art
Jack Kirby; Don Heck (insets)
Character Appearances
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Swordsman [Jacques Duquesne] (introduction)
Storyline
"The Coming of...the Swordsman!" Introduction of the Swordsman. His origin and Hawkeye's are both told.
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Published November 1968 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of the Vision

Even an Android Can Cry
Roy Thomas
John Buscema
John Buscema
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Vision (Origin; Joins)]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Hercules; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ultron-5 (Origin); Wonder Man; Baron Zemo; Enchantress; Executioner
"Even an Android Can Cry" The Vision asks to become an Avenger and the team agrees once they learn a little bit of his origins.
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Published November 1968 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of the Vision

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Story Title
Even an Android Can Cry
Writer
Roy Thomas
Interior Art
John Buscema
Cover Art
John Buscema
Character Appearances
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Vision (Origin; Joins)]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Hercules; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ultron-5 (Origin); Wonder Man; Baron Zemo; Enchantress; Executioner
Storyline
"Even an Android Can Cry" The Vision asks to become an Avenger and the team agrees once they learn a little bit of his origins.
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Published April 1971 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of the Black Panther

Look Homeward, Avenger!
Roy Thomas
Frank Giacoia
John Buscema
Black Panther (origin); T'Chaka (flashback, death); N'Baza (flashback, death); B'Tumba (flashback, death); A.I.M. (flashback); Klaw (cameo, flashback); Edwin Jarvis; The Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Goliath [Clint Barton]]
"Look Homeward, Avenger!" T'Challa tells the Avengers his origin story.
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Published April 1971 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of the Black Panther

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Story Title
Look Homeward, Avenger!
Writer
Roy Thomas
Interior Art
Frank Giacoia
Cover Art
John Buscema
Character Appearances
Black Panther (origin); T'Chaka (flashback, death); N'Baza (flashback, death); B'Tumba (flashback, death); A.I.M. (flashback); Klaw (cameo, flashback); Edwin Jarvis; The Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Goliath [Clint Barton]]
Storyline
"Look Homeward, Avenger!" T'Challa tells the Avengers his origin story.
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Published December 1950-January 1951 by DC Tags: Origin Catwoman

Origin of Catwoman

The Secret Life of the Catwoman!
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Win Mortimer
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selena Kyle] (villain, origin); Mister X [Mousey] (villain, introduction)
"The Secret Life of the Catwoman!"
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Published December 1950-January 1951 by DC Tags: Origin Catwoman

Origin of Catwoman

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Story Title
The Secret Life of the Catwoman!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
Cover Art
Win Mortimer
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Catwoman [Selena Kyle] (villain, origin); Mister X [Mousey] (villain, introduction)
Storyline
"The Secret Life of the Catwoman!"

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Story Title
The Batman of England!
Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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The Mystery of Millionaire Island!
Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only); Lew Sayre Schwartz
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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Published 1994 by DC Tags: Harley Quinn Origin

Origin of Harley Quinn and Second Prestige Format Printing

Bruce Timm (Painted)
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Published 1994 by DC Tags: Harley Quinn Origin

Origin of Harley Quinn and Second Prestige Format Printing

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Bruce Timm (Painted)
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Published February 1976 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of Black Goliath

Black Goliath
Tony Isabella
George Tuska
Rich Buckler
Black Goliath [also appears as Bill Foster]; Atom-Smasher; Talia Kruma; Dale West; Herbert Bell; Hank Pym; Janet Van Dyne; Benny; Brim; Trout; Officer Wells (cameo flashback); Mrs. Coombs (cameo flashback); Claire Temple (flashback): Luke Cage (flashback): Tony Stark (cameo flashback)
"Black Goliath" Bill Foster establishes himself in Los Angeles, leading a research team for Stark Industries. As Black Goliath he investigates a series of radium robberies and finds Atom-Smasher and his gang.
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Published February 1976 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of Black Goliath

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Story Title
Black Goliath
Writer
Tony Isabella
Interior Art
George Tuska
Cover Art
Rich Buckler
Character Appearances
Black Goliath [also appears as Bill Foster]; Atom-Smasher; Talia Kruma; Dale West; Herbert Bell; Hank Pym; Janet Van Dyne; Benny; Brim; Trout; Officer Wells (cameo flashback); Mrs. Coombs (cameo flashback); Claire Temple (flashback): Luke Cage (flashback): Tony Stark (cameo flashback)
Storyline
"Black Goliath" Bill Foster establishes himself in Los Angeles, leading a research team for Stark Industries. As Black Goliath he investigates a series of radium robberies and finds Atom-Smasher and his gang.
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Published February 1966 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of Ka-Zar

The Secret of Ka-Zar's Origin!
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby (layouts, pp. 5-20); John Romita
Jack Kirby
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; GUESTS: Ka-Zar [Lord Kevin Plunder] (origin); Zabu; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; VILLAINS: Plunderer [Parnival Plunder] (origin); Maa-Gor
"The Secret of Ka-Zar's Origin!" DD and Ka-Zar battle the Plunderer as the villain regales them with his origin and the origin of his savage brother. The Plunderer is after half of a necklace that his father gave the two brothers that will open a vault to a substance that destroys all weaponry. Everybody gets greedy and even the pirates and the butler vie for the halves of the medallion.
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Published February 1966 by Marvel Tags: Origin

Origin of Ka-Zar

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Story Title
The Secret of Ka-Zar's Origin!
Writer
Stan Lee
Interior Art
Jack Kirby (layouts, pp. 5-20); John Romita
Cover Art
Jack Kirby
Character Appearances
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; GUESTS: Ka-Zar [Lord Kevin Plunder] (origin); Zabu; Foggy Nelson; Karen Page; VILLAINS: Plunderer [Parnival Plunder] (origin); Maa-Gor
Storyline
"The Secret of Ka-Zar's Origin!" DD and Ka-Zar battle the Plunderer as the villain regales them with his origin and the origin of his savage brother. The Plunderer is after half of a necklace that his father gave the two brothers that will open a vault to a substance that destroys all weaponry. Everybody gets greedy and even the pirates and the butler vie for the halves of the medallion.
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Published December 1980 by DC Tags: Origin

Origin of Mongul

Warworld!
Len Wein (credited)
Jim Starlin (credited)
Jim Starlin (signed) [as JPS]
Superman; Supergirl; Mongul (villain); Lois Lane (flashback); Jimmy Olsen (flashback); Steve Lombard (flashback); J'onn J'onzz (flashback); The Arkymandryte (flashback)
"Warworld!" Mongul has gained control of the weaponry of Warworld. Superman and Supergirl manage to wreck the world, but cannot find what should have been the unconscious Mongul.
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Published December 1980 by DC Tags: Origin

Origin of Mongul

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Story Title
Warworld!
Writer
Len Wein (credited)
Interior Art
Jim Starlin (credited)
Cover Art
Jim Starlin (signed) [as JPS]
Character Appearances
Superman; Supergirl; Mongul (villain); Lois Lane (flashback); Jimmy Olsen (flashback); Steve Lombard (flashback); J'onn J'onzz (flashback); The Arkymandryte (flashback)
Storyline
"Warworld!" Mongul has gained control of the weaponry of Warworld. Superman and Supergirl manage to wreck the world, but cannot find what should have been the unconscious Mongul.

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Story Title
Whatever Happened to: Johnny Thunder?
Script
Mike Tiefenbacher (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Story Line
Story of how Johnny Thunder and Madame .44 teamed up to kill Silk Black, and got married afterward.
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First Telling of the Origin of Batman, and the First Appearance of Joe Chill

The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom
Bill Finger (pp. 1-2); Gardner F. Fox (pp. 3-12)
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death); Joe Chill (villain, un-named); Professor/Dr. Carl Kruger (villain, death); The Scarlet Horde (villains, all scientists, all die); Mr. Bixley (villain, death); Napoleon Bonaparte (villain, image only)
"The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom" After an account of how the Batman came into being as a crime fighter, Batman becomes alarmed at the sudden appearance of deadly dirigibles whose occupants wish to rule the world.
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Published November 1939 by DC Tags: Batman First Appearance Origin Joe Chill

First Telling of the Origin of Batman, and the First Appearance of Joe Chill

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Story Title
The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom
Writer
Bill Finger (pp. 1-2); Gardner F. Fox (pp. 3-12)
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death); Joe Chill (villain, un-named); Professor/Dr. Carl Kruger (villain, death); The Scarlet Horde (villains, all scientists, all die); Mr. Bixley (villain, death); Napoleon Bonaparte (villain, image only)
Storyline
"The Batman Wars against the Dirigible of Doom" After an account of how the Batman came into being as a crime fighter, Batman becomes alarmed at the sudden appearance of deadly dirigibles whose occupants wish to rule the world.

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Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Story Line
Brief biographies are provided for Charlie Ruffing and Pop Warner.

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Story Title
Thoria Invades Luxen
Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
Story Line
Bart helps restore democracy in Luxen.

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Mine of Mystery
Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
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?
Pencils
Ken Ernst (signed)
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The Northwoods Mystery
Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
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The Sewer Robberies
Script
Sven Elven ?
Pencils
Sven Elven (signed)
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Story Title
The White Goddess, Part 1
Script
Tom Hickey (signed)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (signed)
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Script
Vincent Sullivan ?
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Vincent Sullivan ?
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Story Title
Shorty Swallows a Diamond
Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
Story Line
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First Appearance and Origin of Hugo Strange

Professor Hugo Strange
Bill Finger
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Bob Kane (signed)
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; John Davis (G-Man, death); Henry Jenkins (electrical engineer); Clancy (Policeman); Professor Hugo Strange (villain, introduction); Strange's gang (villains)
"Professor Hugo Strange" After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and obtaining a clue as to the perpetrator, Hugo Strange, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Strange that he uses to commit crimes.
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Published February 1940 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin Hugo Strange

First Appearance and Origin of Hugo Strange

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Story Title
Professor Hugo Strange
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Cover Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; John Davis (G-Man, death); Henry Jenkins (electrical engineer); Clancy (Policeman); Professor Hugo Strange (villain, introduction); Strange's gang (villains)
Storyline
"Professor Hugo Strange" After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and obtaining a clue as to the perpetrator, Hugo Strange, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Strange that he uses to commit crimes.

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Story Title
The Rantor
Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
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Claim of Satan
Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
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Rocky Roman
Script
?
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Don Lynch (signed)
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The Spider
Script
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
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The Purple Mesa
Script
Sven Elven ?
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Sven Elven (signed)
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A Weekend Party at the Mountain Lodge
Script
Tom Hickey (signed)
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Tom Hickey (signed)
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The Lan Chee Tong
Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
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First Appearance and Origin of Two-Face

The Crimes of Two-Face!
Bill Finger; Bob Kane (idea)
Bob Kane (signed)
Jerry Robinson
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent] (image); Gilda (Kent's fiancee, a sculptress, introduction); Dr. Ekhart; Two-Face [Harvey Kent] [aka
"The Crimes of Two-Face!" At a criminal trial, D.A. Harvey Kent is disfigured by acid thrown into his face, and the shock drives him to become a master criminal who bases all of his crimes on the number two, and who uses a two-headed silver dollar to decide if he will keep the loot from a crime or not.
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Published August 1942 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin Two-Face

First Appearance and Origin of Two-Face

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Story Title
The Crimes of Two-Face!
Writer
Bill Finger; Bob Kane (idea)
Interior Art
Bob Kane (signed)
Cover Art
Jerry Robinson
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superman [Clark Kent] (image); Gilda (Kent's fiancee, a sculptress, introduction); Dr. Ekhart; Two-Face [Harvey Kent] [aka
Storyline
"The Crimes of Two-Face!" At a criminal trial, D.A. Harvey Kent is disfigured by acid thrown into his face, and the shock drives him to become a master criminal who bases all of his crimes on the number two, and who uses a two-headed silver dollar to decide if he will keep the loot from a crime or not.

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The Sphinx Speaks
Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
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In the year 3045 A.D., scholars unearth an ancient battlefield and try to reconstruct what happened there.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Henry Boltinoff (signed)
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Murder Will Out
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Jack Lehti (signed)
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Jack Lehti (signed)
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Little Discs of Death
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?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
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The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks
Script
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils
Lee Harris (signed)
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D.A. Cole dies, and Larry Jordan is arrested for his murder.

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Case of the Dripping Drum
Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
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First Appearance and Origin of the Riddler

The Riddler
Bill Finger
Dick Sprang
Win Mortimer
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named Mayor of Gotham City; Harrison Eagle (millionaire collector, introduction); The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain, origin, introduction)
"The Riddler" Having grown up an expert and a cheat when it came to solving puzzles, Edward Nigma decides to use this capacity to mystify the Police and Batman...as the Riddler!
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Published October 1948 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin Riddler

First Appearance and Origin of the Riddler

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Story Title
The Riddler
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Dick Sprang
Cover Art
Win Mortimer
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; un-named Mayor of Gotham City; Harrison Eagle (millionaire collector, introduction); The Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain, origin, introduction)
Storyline
"The Riddler" Having grown up an expert and a cheat when it came to solving puzzles, Edward Nigma decides to use this capacity to mystify the Police and Batman...as the Riddler!

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Robotman's Double Trouble
Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
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Dog for a Day
Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
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The Dictator from Alcatraz
Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Story Line
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First Appearance of the Red Hood and the Origin of the Joker

The Man Behind the Red Hood!
Bill Finger
Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane] (signed); Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dean Chalmers (of State University); Paul Wong (student); Jimmy Kale (student); Earl
"The Man Behind the Red Hood!" Batman is invited to be a guest instructor for a class on criminology at State University, and, since the students are making such good progress, he decides to use them to try and solve a case he never could concerning a criminal known as the Red Hood.
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Published February 1951 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin Joker Red Hood

First Appearance of the Red Hood and the Origin of the Joker

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Story Title
The Man Behind the Red Hood!
Writer
Bill Finger
Interior Art
Lew Sayre Schwartz [as Bob Kane] (signed); Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Cover Art
Lew Sayre Schwartz
Character Appearances
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dean Chalmers (of State University); Paul Wong (student); Jimmy Kale (student); Earl
Storyline
"The Man Behind the Red Hood!" Batman is invited to be a guest instructor for a class on criminology at State University, and, since the students are making such good progress, he decides to use them to try and solve a case he never could concerning a criminal known as the Red Hood.

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Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
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The Electric Thinking Cap!
Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
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The Return of the Iron Man!
Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
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Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
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Ten Little Indians
Script
?
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
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Origin of the Black Panther and First Appearance of Klaw

The Way It Began..!
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; the Thing]; Black Panther; Wyatt Wingfoot; T'Chaka; Klaw
"The Way It Began..!" The Black Panther tells the story of Klaw's first attack on Wakanda. Klaw attacks the Black Panther and the FF.
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Published August 1966 by Marvel Tags: First Appearance Origin

Origin of the Black Panther and First Appearance of Klaw

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Story Title
The Way It Began..!
Writer
Stan Lee
Interior Art
Jack Kirby
Cover Art
Jack Kirby
Character Appearances
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; the Thing]; Black Panther; Wyatt Wingfoot; T'Chaka; Klaw
Storyline
"The Way It Began..!" The Black Panther tells the story of Klaw's first attack on Wakanda. Klaw attacks the Black Panther and the FF.
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Published April 1972 by DC Tags: Origin

Origin of the Metal Men

Gauntlet of Super-Villains
John Broome
Carmine Infantino
Nick Cardy
Gorilla Grodd; The Top; Captain Boomerang; Heat Wave; Pied Piper; Captain Cold; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Flash [Barry Allen]; J. M. Leach (tailor); Solovar; Pola
"Gauntlet of Super-Villains" Gorilla Grodd uses his powers to switch bodies with a gorilla in the Central City zoo and from there he uses Flash's greatest foes to battle Flash until he can take control of Barry Allen's mind.
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Published April 1972 by DC Tags: Origin

Origin of the Metal Men

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Story Title
Gauntlet of Super-Villains
Writer
John Broome
Interior Art
Carmine Infantino
Cover Art
Nick Cardy
Character Appearances
Gorilla Grodd; The Top; Captain Boomerang; Heat Wave; Pied Piper; Captain Cold; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Flash [Barry Allen]; J. M. Leach (tailor); Solovar; Pola
Storyline
"Gauntlet of Super-Villains" Gorilla Grodd uses his powers to switch bodies with a gorilla in the Central City zoo and from there he uses Flash's greatest foes to battle Flash until he can take control of Barry Allen's mind.

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The Wasp
Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush
Story Line
When two greedy business owners cut the Wasp out of his rightful share of his invention he decides to kill them.

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The Face Behind the Mask
Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Story Line
Silver Mask, a boy singer, is being blackmailed by Harry who knows that he used to be part of a gang.

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The Modern Paul Bunyan!
Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Story Line
Johnny Quick and Tubby visit a Paul Bunyan festival. When crooks rob the gate Johnny uses stunts similar to what Paul Bunyan would have done to capture them.

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Story Title
A Tale of Three Tokens!
Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Story Line
The Thinker steal a time machine and plans to use it to rob banks but is stopped by the Flash and the inventor of the time machine.

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Story Title
The Flaming Doom!
Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Story Line
The newly created Metal Men battle a pre-historic monster.

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Story Title
The Weather Wizard Blows Up A Storm!
Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Story Line
A student's science fair project can predict the moves of the Weather Wizard and gives Flash an assist in stopping his latest crime spree.
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Published October-November 1964 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin

First Appearance and Origin of Zatanna

The Girl Who Split in Two!
Gardner Fox
Murphy Anderson
Murphy Anderson
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Zatanna (introduction); Zatara (cameo flashback); Druid (cameo flashback); Betty
"The Girl Who Split in Two!" Separately investigating the mysterious arrival of 2 artifacts to the Midway City Museum, both Hawkman and Hawkgirl find a paralyzed girl in a magician's costume speaking jibberish. When they bring the twins together they merge into one being -- Zatanna. She thanks them for their help and tells of them of her quest to find her father, the Golden Age hero Zatara.
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Published October-November 1964 by DC Tags: First Appearance Origin

First Appearance and Origin of Zatanna

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Story Title
The Girl Who Split in Two!
Writer
Gardner Fox
Interior Art
Murphy Anderson
Cover Art
Murphy Anderson
Character Appearances
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Zatanna (introduction); Zatara (cameo flashback); Druid (cameo flashback); Betty
Storyline
"The Girl Who Split in Two!" Separately investigating the mysterious arrival of 2 artifacts to the Midway City Museum, both Hawkman and Hawkgirl find a paralyzed girl in a magician's costume speaking jibberish. When they bring the twins together they merge into one being -- Zatanna. She thanks them for their help and tells of them of her quest to find her father, the Golden Age hero Zatara.

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Story Title
The Machine that Magnetized Men!
Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Story Line
Jan Kyll and his band of raiders travel from the year 11964 with a vehicle that emits magnetic rays to help them steal historical treasures.

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Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
?
Story Line

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Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
?
Story Line
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First Appearance of the Frost Giants, Origin of Loki and First Thor/ Hulk Fight

The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Thor [Don Blake]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Odin; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
"The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!"
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Published January 1965 by Marvel Tags: First Appearance Origin Loki

First Appearance of the Frost Giants, Origin of Loki and First Thor/ Hulk Fight

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Story Title
The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!
Writer
Stan Lee
Interior Art
Jack Kirby
Cover Art
Jack Kirby
Character Appearances
Thor [Don Blake]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Odin; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Storyline
"The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!"

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Story Title
The Coming of Loki!
Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Story Line
The Asgardians battle the Giants.
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