CGC Registry

Marvel Preview Set 1


Set Type: Marvel Preview
Owner: labratnotincluded
Last Modified: 6/27/2018
Views: 98

Rank: 2
Score: 2800
Leading by: 69
Points to Higher Rank: 325

Set Description:

Marvel Preview




An umbrella title that showcased a different heroic-adventure, science-fiction, or sword-and-sorcery character in virtually every issue. The title introduced the Marvel Comics characters Dominic Fortune in issue #2, Star-Lord in #4, and Rocket Raccoon in #7. The vigilante character the Punisher, introduced as an antagonist in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man, had his first solo story in issue #2.

The magazine had scheduling difficulties, with various "Next Issue" announcements proving unreliable. Issue #2 promised an adventure of the Marvel superhero Thor in #3, but a Blade story appeared, with the Thor story unseen until #10. As well, two different issues, #20 and #24, are dated "Winter 1980." Issue #20 was to have included photographs from a Japanese Spider-Man television program but instead featured Howard Chaykin's Dominic Fortune. In addition, Robert A. Heinlein's lawyers threatened legal action over the cover of Marvel Preview #11, which featured a blurb that described the Star-Lord content as "a novel-length science fiction spectacular in the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein," leading to the issue being pulled and reprinted.

With #25 (March 1981), the title was changed to Bizarre Adventures, which published an additional ten issues before ending publication. To offset the dark tone of most of the stories, editor Denny O'Neil had writer Steve Skeates produce a humor feature called Bucky Bizarre to close out each issue. The final issue, #34, was a standard-sized color comic book, cover-blurbed "Special Hate the Holidays Issue", with anthological Christmas-related stories including one starring Howard the Duck. [source: Wikipedia]

I used to love reading comics as a kid enjoying many of the Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge and Richie Rich variety, but it wasn't til I was in college that I first became interested in superhero comics. At the time I was an avid baseball card collector, acquiring many 1950s Topps cards with stars such as Mantle and Mays. When I finally read a superhero comic, it was Wolverine...what a great story, I was hooked. I amassed a rather large collection at the time, delving into other titles like Harbinger and X-O Manowar until the comic industry began to saturate the market with too many variants and I eventually lost interest. Flash forward to 2015..... I ended up buying a Wolverine 1988 series issue #1 graded CGC 9.8. I hadn’t really thought about it much up to that point, but the collecting bug was rekindled. I dug out my collection that had been stored away and decided to start submitting my back issues. I looked online to fill gaps in my various collections and thousands of dollars later I’ve acquired quite a few comics and am trying to avoid collecting too many series at a time! My favorites at this point are the Wolverine 1988 series, Alias 2005 and Harbinger’s 1992 series. I have collected a few odds and ends in between and will eventually fill out my Rai 1992, Shadowman 1992, Psylocke Mini Series 2010 and the various X-23 and NYX series and will consider other series once I have the bulk of these filled up. I also like to collect covers I find appealing (see Incredible Hulk 340) and 1st appearances here and there. It’s all a labor of love!





Slot DescriptionCert #GradeScore
Marvel Preview 1 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 2 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 3 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 4 0502261007 9.81600 Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 5 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 6 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 7 0501817001 9.81200 Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 8 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 9 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 10 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 11 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 11 Variant Cover No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 12 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 13 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 14 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 15 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 16 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 17 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 18 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 19 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 20 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 21 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 22 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 23 No Comic    Shop eBay
Marvel Preview 24 No Comic    Shop eBay

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