CAPTAIN MARVEL (1ST SERIES)

Publishers: MARVEL COMICS GROUP
Dates: 1 May 1968-19 Dec 1969; 20 Jun 1970-21 Aug 1970; 22 Sep 1972-62 May 1979
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

(See also Marvel Graphic Novel, Marvel Spotlight, Marvel Super-Heroes #12).

A Marvel series featuring Mar-Vell, a former Kree soldier turned The Protector of the Universe. Captain Marvel (1st Series) is Mar-Vell's only long running solo series. The series was launched following the success of Captain Marvel's debut in Marvel Super-Heroes #12 and picks up the story arc from Marvel Super-Heroes #13. The series started in 1968 and lasted until 1979. However due to low sales figures, it was put on hiatus after issue #19 (December 1969). The volume resumed in 1970 for 2 further issues (June and August) but another break ensued until September 1972 when the series returned with a bi-monthly release.

The creation of the Captain Marvel character led to Marvel attaining the rights to the "Captain Marvel" name and forcingDC to rename their Captain Marvel series to "Shazam!". To retain their trademark, Marvel has published a Captain Marvel title every few years since, leading to a number of ongoing and mini series' as well as one-shots featuring a number of different characters using the Captain Marvel identity.

Created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Gene Colan, Captain Marvel (1st Series) also saw the introduction of Carol Danvers a.k.a. Miss Marvel, who would eventually go on to take the title of Captain Marvel.

#23 and #24 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.

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 62 62 62 62 62 62 62 62 62
Total £ 32.85 66.85 97.30 195.00 384.00 783.38 1,500 1,870 2,250 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 76.10 153.00 221.00 447.00 879.40 1,790.00 3,430 4,270 5,140 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.