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    When is the first time you know these marvel superheroes. For me, here is the list below for my first knowing of each heroes.

    Spider-Man = Sam Raimi's Spider Man trilogy
    Iron Man = MCU
    Captain America = MCU
    Thor = MCU
    Wolverine = Fox's X-Men
    Storm = Fox's X-Men
    Hawkeye = MCU
    Fantastic Four = Fantastic Four (2004)
    Captain Marvel = MAA
    Iron Fist = MAA
    Daredevil = MAA
    Luke Cage = MAA
    Jessica Jones = Netflix
    Black Panther = MAA
    Wasp = MAA
    Ant-Man = MAA
    Guardians of the Galaxy = MCU
    Scarlet Witch = MAA
    Jean Grey = Fox's X-Men
    Emma Frost = X-Men First Class
    Miles Morales = Comic
    Giant-Man = MAA
    Ms. Marvel = MAA
    Inhumans (Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon) = MAA
    Loki = MCU
    Vision = MAA
    Ultron = MAA
    Mockingbird = MAA
    Spider-Woman = MAA
    Hela = MAA
    Falcon = MCU
    She-Hulk = MAA
    Hellcat = MAA
    Baron Zemo = MAA
    Abomination = MCU
    M.O.D.O.K = MAA
    Magneto = Fox's X-Men

    And the list goes on so I decide to stop here. (Also, MAA stands as "Marvel Avengers Alliance")

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    The 90s cartoons for me. X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk (not Silver Surfer though, due to Norrin and Galactus already being in FF). Kitty was completely excluded from the 90s cartoon, so I first saw Shadowcat in X-Men Evolution.
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    Spider-Man = OG Spider-man cartoon reruns
    Iron Man = Marvel Superheroes cartoon vhs
    Captain America = Marvel Superheroes cartoon vhs
    Thor = Marvel Superheroes cartoon vhs
    Wolverine = 80's Secret Wars comic
    Storm = 80's Secret Wars comic
    Hawkeye = 80's Secret Wars comic
    Fantastic Four = Fantastic Four cartoon
    Captain Marvel = Monica Rambeau? 80's Secret Wars comic
    Iron Fist = print ad for "Heroes for Hire"
    Daredevil = Daredevil comic guest starring Spider-man (as a little kid I just thought it was a Spidey book)
    Luke Cage = Spider-man comic
    Jessica Jones = uuuhh, online scans of a Marvel MAX comic where she, well you know.
    Black Panther = Spider-man Summer Annual or Avengers
    Wasp = 80's Secret Wars comic
    Ant-Man = Scott Lang: Fantastic Four comic, Hank Pym was in West Coast Avengers comics and no longer using the alias.
    Guardians of the Galaxy = Avengers comic
    Scarlet Witch = West Coast Avengers comic
    Jean Grey = Uncanny X-Men comic (First "Gold team" book)
    Emma Frost = That same X-Men Gold book where I first met Jean! (And it was love at first sight!)
    Miles Morales = Ultimate Spider-man comic
    Giant-Man = Avengers TPB
    Ms. Marvel = flashback in a Spectacular Spider-man "ashcan" mini-comic reprint (meant to be passed out as a Halloween treat, I think.).
    Inhumans (Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon) = Fantastic Four comic
    Loki = Thor comic
    Vision = "Captain America for President" Ashcan mini-comic reprint
    Ultron = 80's Secret Wars comic
    Mockingbird = West Coast Avengers
    Spider-Woman = Spiderwoman cartoon
    Hela = Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe TPB
    Falcon = Captain America comic or Avengers comic
    She-Hulk = White Castle happy meal promotion
    Hellcat = Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe TPB
    Baron Zemo = Captain America "Bloodstone Hunt" comic
    Abomination = Hulk comic
    M.O.D.O.K = Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe TPB
    Magneto = 80's Secret Wars comic
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    Most of my first meetings were in 1975 or early '76, all of these either from comics coming out around then, on TV around then, or toys available at the time

    Spider-Man-on the Electric Company, then in ASM 146 and a Spider-Man Mego
    Hulk-in Defenders #29 Mego figure around the same time
    Iron Man-either a View Master reel of Iron Man introducing Hawkeye and Black Widow or Iron Man 79, not sure which I got first, Iron Man Mego around the same time
    Captain America-either a Viewmaster reel of the Sleeper storyline or Avengers reprint in Marvel Triple Action 23, Captain America Mego around the same time
    Black Panther-Jungle Action 7 (a hand me down from a neighbor) or Avengers 158/Black Panther 3 all gotten around the same time
    Thor either View Master reel of Grey Gargoyle storyline or Thor 240, Mego around the same time
    Scarlet Witch-Marvel Triple Action 23
    Vision-Avengers 144
    Fantastic Four-FF 163
    X-Men-Son of Origins reprinting X-Men #1
    Magneto-same as above
    New X-Men (Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler etc.) X-Men #105
    Silver Surfer-Son of Origins reprinting X-Men #1
    Dr. Strange-Defenders #29
    Guardians of the Galaxy Defenders #29
    Thanos-Avengers annual 7
    Dr. Doom-Marvel Triple Action #19 (gotten after I already had #23 via a drugstore selling older unsold copies of Marvels 5/$1)
    Kingpin (Marvel Tales 64 & 66) bought of the stands together
    Loki-Son of Origins reprinting Avengers #1
    Daredevil-either Marvel Adventure #6 or Son of Origins #1 reprinting DD #1 and #47
    Falcon-Captain America #187, Mego around the same time
    Namor-Invaders #2
    Green Goblin and Lizard-I had these as Mego figures before I ever read a comic with them in it

    These are the ones I remember most vividly of my first Marvel encounters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAWtoyoto 432 View Post
    When is the first time you know these marvel superheroes. For me, here is the list below for my first knowing of each heroes.

    Spider-Man = Sam Raimi's Spider Man trilogy
    Iron Man = MCU
    Captain America = MCU
    Thor = MCU
    Wolverine = Fox's X-Men
    Storm = Fox's X-Men
    Hawkeye = MCU
    Fantastic Four = Fantastic Four (2004)
    Captain Marvel = MAA
    Iron Fist = MAA
    Daredevil = MAA
    Luke Cage = MAA
    Jessica Jones = Netflix
    Black Panther = MAA
    Wasp = MAA
    Ant-Man = MAA
    Guardians of the Galaxy = MCU
    Scarlet Witch = MAA
    Jean Grey = Fox's X-Men
    Emma Frost = X-Men First Class
    Miles Morales = Comic
    Giant-Man = MAA
    Ms. Marvel = MAA
    Inhumans (Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon) = MAA
    Loki = MCU
    Vision = MAA
    Ultron = MAA
    Mockingbird = MAA
    Spider-Woman = MAA
    Hela = MAA
    Falcon = MCU
    She-Hulk = MAA
    Hellcat = MAA
    Baron Zemo = MAA
    Abomination = MCU
    M.O.D.O.K = MAA
    Magneto = Fox's X-Men

    And the list goes on so I decide to stop here. (Also, MAA stands as "Marvel Avengers Alliance")
    Wow.... so many cartoons, so few comics.... I feel sorry for you if you're first intro to the Fantastic Four was the movie. It was *ok* but they muffed Doom badly in that one. IMO if you want to be properly introduced to the FF you should start with the Lee/Kirby run or at least skip ahead to John Byrne or Jonathan Hickman's if you don't like Silver Age stuff. BTW what does MAA stand for??

    And for one of the best versions of the Wasp you should read the Avengers run by Roger Stern and drawn by John Buscema. This shows her more in a leadership role than just the gf of another hero.

    I'd be afraid of severly dating myself but I will get back to this when I go back and look over some covers to pinpoint my intro to these characters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Wow.... so many cartoons, so few comics.... I feel sorry for you if you're first intro to the Fantastic Four was the movie. It was *ok* but the muffed Doom badly in that one. IMO if you want to be introduced to the FF you should start with the Lee/Kirby run or at least skip ahead to John Byrne or Jonathan Hickman's if you don't like Silver Age stuff. BTW what does MAA stand for??
    Marvel Avengers Alliance-it's right at the bottom of the post you quoted IM. It's a social network based video game of some sort (never played it or really seen it, just saw ads for it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Marvel Avengers Alliance-it's right at the bottom of the post you quoted IM. It's a social network based video game of some sort (never played it or really seen it, just saw ads for it)

    -M
    I saw that but was wondering if they meant Marvel Ultimate Alliance. I remember playing that game on my PC. I don't remember a Marvel Avengers Alliance.

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    Spider-Man, FF: 60s cartoon
    Hulk: Bixby/Ferrigno
    The rest was from the comics:
    Thor: an old story with Absorbing Man but I don't know which one
    X-Men: Arcade/DOOM arc
    New Mutants: Secret Wars II
    Avengers: Secret Wars I
    Daredevil: old team-up with Wolverine
    Alpha Flight: old Thing team-up series
    Power Pack: issue #2
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    I'm only going to list the main highlights, since this is real history:

    In early 1964 I was hospitalized (8 years old) and someone brought comic books. I was not a great reader yet, but the art drew me in.
    I remember this real moody Strange Tales with Johnny fighting the Wizard, and his sister helped him with her invisibility. But I pieced that together in the years afterwards, since I couldn't read well. Very moody art and Sue rather tripped me out (she made it look like Torch had a power that Wizard didn't realize).

    A scant 3 or so years later, I came across FF # 64, The Coming of Ronan (might be one off on the issue number). The FF all have the same dream, predicting this being come to square things after the FF defeated the Sentry Sinister.
    I was hooked! The next issues were the intro of Him, Adam Warlock.
    I began using my meager allowance to buy these and mostly other Marvels.
    I remember when Magneto tore Wanda and Pietro from the Avengers by deceits, when he flung the pen at Wasp, and made the cop's gun go off and graze Wanda's temple.

    this was like Shakespeare to me (thought I was still to young to know that!)

    I've never stopped buying the FF, and most of the comics, though in the last 10 to 15 I've really whittled it down.
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    Top Trumps Marvel Comic Heroes decks

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    I used to play cards with my brother even before I started reading comics or watching movies. Fun fact: wolverine has the highest fighting skills among all the cards with 95 so for a long time I thought he was some uber ninja and was quite disappointed when I found out he's more of a savage than a ninja in comics.

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    I first came to know the New Warriors by browsing through my brother's Spider-Man comics and his trading cards.
    I got introduced to X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, and Silver Surfer and Avengers by watching those 90s cartoons and browsing through my brother's trading cards.
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    My friend's Fleer Ultra cards introduced me to Marvel.

    I collected the cards before I read a single comic panel.

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    90s cartoon for X-Men, I also watched Spider-Man but I FIRST encountered him in reruns (I was not alive in the 60s ) of the 60s cartoon, before school. Hulk was the Lou Ferringo show, though I was scared of it, i was very young. Everyone else, i guess after i started reading the comics, but i don't really remember specific issues for most, since i started with X-Men and and a bit of Spider-Man stuff since i knew them from the cartoons, and kinda just became aware of the others in passing, before reading anything with them specifically.

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    The major entry was this for me. I found the comics shortly after and then was pretty much hooked. Everybody else was through the comics, except maybe Spidey who had his own cartoon at the time.

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    This promo at the end of each vhs tape for some of them.





    Spider-man-amazing friends and 60s cartoon reruns
    Hulk-live action show and 80s cartoon
    X-men-amazing friends
    Fantastic four-That from a comic the kid next door had.

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