FallenKingdomReads’ list of The Most Iconic Marvel Comics Moments of All Time.
Marvel Comics has a rich history that spans decades, filled with countless iconic moments that have become ingrained in popular culture. Here’s a list of some of the most memorable moments in Marvel Comics history, along with their first appearances in the comics.
#1 – Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin (The Amazing Spider-Man #14, 1964)
The rivalry between Spider-Man and Green Goblin has been one of the most iconic in comic book history, with their epic battles leaving a lasting impact on readers. Their first showdown in The Amazing Spider-Man #14 set the tone for their relationship and established Green Goblin as one of Spider-Man’s greatest foes.
#2 – The Death of Gwen Stacy (The Amazing Spider-Man #121, 1973)
In one of the most tragic moments in Marvel Comics history, Spider-Man’s love interest Gwen Stacy was killed by Green Goblin, sending shockwaves through the comic book world. This event marked a turning point in Spider-Man’s life and had lasting consequences on his character.
#3 – Captain America’s “I Can Do This All Day” (Captain America #109, 1969)
Captain America’s famous catchphrase “I can do this all day” has become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it actually originated in the comics in Captain America #109. The line has since become synonymous with Cap’s unwavering determination and fighting spirit.
#4 – The Infinity Gauntlet (The Infinity Gauntlet #1, 1991)
The Infinity Gauntlet storyline is one of the most epic and influential in Marvel Comics history, bringing together nearly every major Marvel character in a battle against the powerful villain Thanos. The first issue of The Infinity Gauntlet set the stage for this massive event and introduced readers to the concept of the Infinity Stones.
#5 – The X-Men’s Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men #129, 1980)
The Dark Phoenix Saga is one of the most beloved story arcs in X-Men history, with its exploration of power, morality, and the consequences of one’s actions. The first issue of the saga in Uncanny X-Men #129 introduced readers to the powerful and dangerous Phoenix Force, setting the stage for one of the most tragic and impactful moments in Marvel Comics history.