The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #14, March 1984: The Book of the Dead and Inactive II

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  • Listed as Marvel Boy; First modern appearance: Fantastic Four #164 (November 1975); Final appearance: Fantastic Four #165 (December 1975). Cause of death: Suicide.

  • First appearance: The X-Men #19 (April 1966); Final appearance: Incredible Hulk #161 (March 1973). Cause of death: Killed by gamma radiation.

  • First modern appearance: Giant Size Avengers #1 (August 1974); Final appearance: Giant Size Avengers #1 (August 1974). Cause of death: Died giving birth while radiated.

  • First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #101 (October 1971); Final appearance as Morbius: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #38 (January 1980). Cause of retirement: Cured of his vampirism.

  • First appearance: Defenders #13 (May 1974); Final appearance: Avengers Annual #11 (1982). Cause of death: Killed by his wife's suicide.

  • Earth-616 version; First appearance: Avengers #69 (October 1969); Final appearance: Defenders #106 (April 1982). Cause of death: Killed in an explosion.

  • First appearance: Nova #1 (September 1976); Final appearance as Nova: Rom #24 (November 1981). Cause of retirement: Gave up his Nova powers in order to stay on Earth.

  • First appearance: Omega the Unknown #1 (March 1976); Final appearance: Omega the Unknown #10 (October 1977). Cause of death: Shot by the police.

  • First modern appearance: Marvel Premiere #29 (April 1976); Final appearance: Captain America #285 (September 1983). Cause of death: Cancer.

  • First appearance: Marvel Super Heroes #16 (September 1968); Final appearance: Ghost Rider #12 (June 1975). Cause of death: Unknown, presumably old age.

  • Listed as Phoenix; First appearance: (as Marvel Girl) The X-Men #1 (September 1963); (as Phoenix) The All-New, All-Different X-Men #101 (October 1976); Final appearance: Uncanny X-Men #137 (September 1980). Cause of death: Suicide.

  • First appearance: Strange Tales #179 (April 1975); Final appearance: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (December 1977). Cause of death: Brain destroyed by Thanos.

  • First appearance: Avengers #43 (August 1967); Final appearance: Avengers #44 (September 1967). Cause of death: Shot by Colonel Ling and engulfed by volcanic lava.

  • Listed as Red Guardian II; First appearance: Defenders #35 (May 1976); Final appearance: Incredible Hulk #259 (May 1981). Cause of retirement: Left Earth; fate unknown.

  • First modern appearance: The X-Men #44 (May 1968); Final appearance: Sub-Mariner #26 (June 1970). Cause of death: Killed in an explosion.

  • First appearance: Vampire Tales #2 (October 1973). Final appearance: Marvel Team-Up #81 (May 1979). Cause of death: Killed by Basilisk (a demon).

  • First appearance: Special Marvel Edition #15 (December 1973); Final appearance: Master of Kung Fu #125 (June 1983). Cause of retirement: Wanted to live a normal life and become a fisherman.

  • Listed as Son of Satan; First appearance: Marvel Spotlight #12 (October 1973); Final appearance as Son of Satan: Defenders #122 (August 1983). Cause of retirement: Free from the demonic powers.

  • First appearance: Marvel Spotlight #32 (February 1977); Final appearance as Spider-Woman: Avengers #241 (March 1984). Cause of retirement: Loss of powers that were removed by Doctor Strange.

  • First appearance: Invaders #14 (March 1977); Final appearance: What If #4 (August 1977). Cause of death: Killed by Adam-II.

  • First appearance as Spitfire: Invaders #12 (December 1976); Final appearance as Spitfire: Invaders #34 (November 1978). Cause of retirement: Loss of powers.

  • First appearance: Avengers #19 (August 1965); Final appearance: Giant Size Avengers #2 (November 1974). Cause of death: Killed by Kang.

  • First appearance: Fantastic Four #211 (October 1979); Final appearance: Fantastic Four #260 (November 1983). Cause of death: Killed by Galactus.

  • First appearance: Iron Man #55 (February 1973); Final appearance: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (December 1977). Cause of death: Turned to stone.

  • First appearance: Marvel Premiere #35 (April 1977); Final appearance: Incredible Hulk #251 (September 1980). Cause of retirement: Returned into his brothers' glasses.

  • First appearance: Giant Size X-Men #1 (May 1975); Final appearance: The All-New, All-Different X-Men #95 (October 1975). Cause of death: Killed in a plane crash while fighting Count Nefaria.

  • First appearance as Thunderbolt: Power Man #41 (March 1977); Final appearance: Power Man and Iron Fist #62 (April 1980). Cause of death: Accelerated aging.

  • First modern appearance: Sub-Mariner #14 (June 1979); Final appearance: Sub-Mariner #14 (June 1979). Cause of death: Killed in a skycraft crash.

  • First appearance: Daredevil #126 (October 1975); Final appearance: Rom #50 (January 1984). Cause of death: Killed by the Dire Wraiths.

  • Includes Varnae, Vlad Dracula, Lucas Brand, Hannibal King, Adri Nital, Deacon Frost, Turak, Edith Harker, Nimrod the First, Lianda, Harold H. Harold, Rachel Van Helsing, Bessie the Hellcow, Lucy Westerna, Baron Blood, and Lilith; First appearance of a vampire: Tomb of Dracul #1 (April 1972); Final appearance: Doctor Strange #62 (December 1983). Cause of death: Killed by the Montesi Formula.

  • Listed as Warlock; First appearance: (as Him) Fantastic Four #66 (September 1967); (as Warlock) Marvel Premiere #1 (April 1972); Final appearance: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (December 1977). Cause of death: Killed by Thanos.

  • First appearance: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19 (December 1975); Final appearance as White Tiger: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #52 (March 1981). Cause of retirement: Gave up the tiger amulets.

  • First modern appearance: Giant Size Avengers #1 (August 1974); Final appearance: Vision and the Scarlet Witch #2 (December 1982). Cause of death: Heart attack while in battle with Isbisa.

  • Listed as Yellowjacket; First appearance: (as Henry Pym) Tales to Astonish #27 (January 1962); (as Ant-Man) Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962); (as Giant-Man) Tales to Astonish #49 (November 1963); (as Goliath) Avengers #28 (May 1966); (as Yellowjacket) Avengers #59 (December 1968); Final appearance as Yellowjacket: Avengers #230 (April 1983). Cause of retirement: Gave up being a costumed hero and returned to a life of research.

  • First modern appearance: Tales of the Zombie #1 (August 1973); Final appearance: Tales of the Zombie #9 (January 1975). Cause of death: Cured of being a zombie.

  • First appearance: Eternals #5 (November 1976); Final appearance: Thor #300 (October 1980). Cause of death: Killed by a force bolt from the Celestials.

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