When We First Met - Avengers Firsts!
CSBG examines the first appearances of several pieces of Avengers lore, like the debut of Avengers Mansion and the Avengers quinjet. Plus, which Avenger revealed his or her secret identity first?
Full article here.
Have to disagree with a couple of things.
#61 may have been the first time they used the term quinjet, but the Avengers had been using rocket-jet air-cars for a whole lot longer, and they didn't look so different from the Panther designed air-ship.
#181 was the first time Hank and Simon were shown hanging, but there were other hints that they were tighter with each other thean with the rest of the team (Hank designed the George Perez second Wonder Man costume, and he was the one who finally broke Simon out of his Zombie trance).
Nonetheless, pleanty of cool curiosities.
Astounding Super Bird
Avengers #61, page 1 -- first Quinjet
Avengers #61, page 2 -- first Quinjet destruction
It's good to know their record of excellence was holding strong even then. Keep 'em crashing, boys.
I love how the Quinjet pops like a balloon, and Black Panther is completely unscathed by it.