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Most long runners from previous decades persist here. During this decade The Bronze Age of Comic Books ended and The Dark Age of Comic Books began. The Jim Shooter era of Marvel Comics mostly took place in this decade.

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  • Fish Police. First appeared in June 1985.
  • The Flaming Carrot. Series started in May, 1984.
  • The Flash. Series began January, 1940.
    • The Flash Vol 1. Series began in 1959, ended this decade in 1985.
    • The Flash Vol 2. Series began June, 1987.
    • Wallace "Wally" West assumed the mantle of The Flash in March, 1986.
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  • Hawkman. First appeared in January, 1940.
    • Hawkman Vol 2. Published August, 1986 - December, 1987
    • The Post-Hawkworld version of Hawkman/Katar Hol. First appeared in August, 1989.
    • The Post-Hawkworld version of Hawkwoman/Shayera Thal. First appeared in August, 1989.
  • John Constantine. First appeared in June, 1985.
  • Heroes Against Hunger. One-shot published in 1986.
  • Hourman/Rick Tyler. First appeared in November, 1985.
  • Huntress/Helena Bertinelli. First appeared in April, 1989.

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  • Rat-Man. First appeared in Spot 2. as a supplement to L'Eternauta #86 of June, 1989.
  • Raven. First appeared in October, 1980.
  • Robin. First appeared in April, 1940.
    • Jason Todd. First appeared March, 1983. Became Robin December, 1983.
    • Damian Wayne. First appearednote  September, 1987. Would become Robin in the 2000s.
    • Timothy "Tim" Drake. First appeared in August, 1989. Became Robin December, 1989.
  • Rocket Raccoon. First appeared in Summer 1976, gained his own mini-series in May, 1985.
  • Rogue Trooper. First appeared in September, 1981.

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  • V for Vendetta. Storyline started in March, 1982.
  • Venom.
    • The eponymous symbiote first appeared in May, 1984.
    • Eddie Brock first appeared in September, 1986.
    • The combination of the two above first appeared in April-May, 1988.
  • Vibe. First appeared in October, 1984.
  • Vigilante. First appeared in September, 1982. Received their own series in November, 1983.
  • The Vision and the Scarlet Witch. First appeared in November, 1982.
  • Vixen. Secondly appeared in July, 1981.

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  • Zenith. First appeared in August, 1987.
  • Zot!. First appeared in April, 1984.


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