Stan writes his last Fantastic Four and Steve Englehart writes his first Captain America
Johnny Storm gets a red costume
High Evolutionary creates Counter-Earth, with different versions of 616 characters
The Avengers fight the Greek Gods
The Book of the Darkhold is introduced, which will be the focus of multiple 1990s series
Important Deaths: Guardsman.
Best New Series: Defenders and Tomb of Dracula (based solely on quality), Marvel Team-Up (based on it being fun!) and Luke Cage (not a great book, but notable as 1st black title character). Like I said, a very, very good year.
Top 20 New Characters: Note the emphasis on horror this year…