An archetypical example of how the comic book companies always mess up when they try to be "trendy" and "with-it", Dazzler was a Marvel Comics heroine based on the 70s disco craze, so naturally she made her debut in 1980. Thus, she followed the time-honored comics trend of belated trend-following, in the tradition of the "60s social-relevance" comics that began to come out in 1970.