CAPTAIN AMERICA (1ST SERIES)

Publishers: MARVEL COMICS GROUP
Dates: 100 Apr 1968-454 Aug 1996
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

One of the great heroes of the Golden Age as told in the Timely Comics series, Captain America found a new audience in the 1960s Silver Age with his re-introduction in Avengers #4 and his leadership of that group. After a lengthy run in Tales of Suspense #59-99 , the Captain gained his own title in 1968 with the numbering carrying on from Tales of Suspense #99.

The early issues as pence variants are pretty common apart from #101 and #102 and the UK 'distribution crisis' from #113 to #117. Pence variant copies either have small ink cover stamps or the UK price printed where the American price was. There is no difference in quality - the American and British versions were printed at the same time on the same paper.

#148 and #156 reputedly came over to the UK in very small quantities to newsagents and was listed as nd rather than ND in dealers' sales lists in the mid 70s.

There has been a definite upsurge in collectability with the success of the Captain America films and his part in the Avengers films too. Loving the casting of Chris Evans.

Some favourite and/or important issues: #111 with the classic Jim Steranko cover, #193 and the beginning of the classic 'new' Jack Kirby run, #241 where the Cap faces off with The Punisher and #450 and the start of the Will Eisner Award winning storyline Man Without a Country.

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 363 363 363 363 363 363 363 363 363
Total £ 112.00 222.00 319.00 658.30 1,310 2,500 4,750 6,090 7,300 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 196.00 383.00 560.95 1,140.00 2,270 4,360 8,430 10,810 12,980 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.