The 1977 New York Blackout
Some comic book predictions don’t play the long game. Case in point: an issue of Marvel Team-Up that came out in the summer of 1977. Pairing the web-slinger with the winsome Wasp, the plot concerned a villain named Equinox who took out a transformer with an energy blast, plunging the entire city of New York into a blackout. The very same week the comic hit the stands, a lightning bolt hit a ComEd substation… and plunged the entire city of New York into a blackout. It was the first city-wide outage since 1965 and kicked off a spree of looting and chaos.