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Marvel Premiere Issue-by-Issue Price Guide

Comic Book Price Guide to Marvel Premiere #1-#20
by Christopher Tanis and Ashley Cotter-Cairns

Jump to prices for:
Premiere #21-#40 | Premiere #41-#61

Premiere was a series designed to introduce new characters, and to provide a home for those who no longer had their own books.

It launched Iron Fist and the reinvented Adam Warlock, and provided a home for Doctor Strange when he needed one.

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Roy Thomas and Gil Kane did some of their finest work on Marvel Premiere, and the run of Doctor Strange stories that Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner worked on are among the most renowned in all of Bronze Age comicdom.

We'll go issue by issue, looking at the classics as well as the one-shots, the weirdos, and the odds and ends. 

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Marvel Premiere #1 (April, 1972):
Origin and First Appearance of Warlock

Marvel Premiere #1 (April, 1972): Warlock; First Appearance and Origin. Click for value

"And Men Shall Call Him... Warlock!"

The being known as Him (first seen in Fantastic Four #67 and Thor #165) was rebooted and reborn, literally, as Adam Warlock, the messiah-like figure who would live on counter-earth.

The High Evolutionary gives him his Soul Gem in this issue.

Record sale: $2,500
Minimum value: $5

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Premiere #2 (May, 1972): Warlock

Marvel Premiere #2 (May, 1972): Warlock. Click for values

"The Hounds of Helios!"

Warlock battles the character who would become his primary adversary, the Man-Beast.

Record sale: $375
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Premiere #3 (July, 1972): Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #3 (July, 1972): Dr. Strange. Click for values

"While the World Spins Mad!"

Dr. Strange battles his old foe Nightmare, while unconscious in the hospital after being hit by a truck.

Record sale: $650
Minimum value: $5

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Premiere #4 (September, 1972): Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #4 (September, 1972): Dr. Strange. Click for values

"The Spawn of Sligguth!"

Dr. Strange is asked to investigate a small town in which odd things are happening, and ends up the captive of the cult of the reptilian Sligguth.

Record sale: $200
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #5 (November, 1972): Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #5 (November, 1972): Dr. Strange. Click for values

"The Lurker in the Labryinth!"

Dr. Strange battles Sligguth himself in a labyrinth, and finds out that Sligguth is working to help Shuma Gorath in an attempt to return to destroy humanity.

Record sale: $100
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #6 (January, 1973): Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #6 (January, 1973): Dr. Strange. Click for values

"The Shambler from the Sea!"

Dr. Strange defeats Sligguth, but then must battle both N’Gabthoth and the priests of Sligguth, who have kidnapped Clea and Wong.

Record sale: $360
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #7 (March, 1973): Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #7 (March, 1973) : Dr. Strange. Click for values

"The Shadows of the Starstone!"

Dr. Strange falls under the influence of the Starstone, and must battle Dagoth in the Witch House as the next step in preventing the return of Shuma Gorath.

Record sale: $260
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #8 (May, 1973) : Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #8 (May, 1973) : Dr. Strange. Click for values

"The Doom that Bloomed on Kathulos!"

Dr. Strange destroys the Witch House and then travels through a portal in Stonehenge to the realm of Kathulos, a demon shaped like a venus flytrap with a human head.

Record sale: $350
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #9 (July, 1973) : Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #9 (July, 1973) : Dr. Strange. Click for value

"The Crypts of Kaa-U!"

Dr. Strange returns to earth and must fight the Living Buddha, leader of the Kaa-U, who have taken the Ancient One prisoner. Strange learns that Shuma Gorath plans to return through the Ancient One's mind.

Record sale: $220
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Premiere #10 (September, 1973) : Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #10 (September, 1973) : Dr. Strange. Click for value

"Finally, Shuma-Gorath!"

Dr. Strange enters the Ancient One's mind to battle Shuma Gorath. He finds out that he must slay the Ancient One to stop Shuma Gorath's return. He does so with great regret and remorse, to save humanity.

The Ancient One then appears as part of all things to reassure him that he did the right thing, and that Dr. Strange is now the Sorcerer Supreme.

Record sale: $300
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #11 (October, 1973) : Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #11 (October, 1973) : Dr. Strange. Click for value

"Homecoming!"

Dr. Strange goes to the Ancient One's sanctum and tells Hamir to close it down for good.

Record sale: $290
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Premiere #12 (November, 1973) : Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #12 (November, 1973) : Dr. Strange. Click for value

"Portal to the Past"

Dr. Strange returns to America, and takes Clea on as his disciple.
He then travels to Transylvania to settle things with Mordo.

Record sale: $260
Minimum value: $1

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Premiere #13 (January, 1974) : Dr. Strange

Marvel Premiere #13 (January, 1974) : Dr. Strange. Click for values

Record sale: $280
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Premiere #14: Last Doctor Strange Issue

Premiere #14: Last Doctor Strange Issue. Click for value

"Sise-Neg Genesis"

Strange and Mordo travel back in time to the dawn of creation, and Sise-Neg realizes that
remaking the world in his image is a bad idea. 

Record sale: $250
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Premiere #15 (May, 1974): Origin and First Appearance of Iron Fist

Marvel Premiere #15 (May, 1974): Origin and First Appearance of Iron Fist. Click for value

"The Fury of Iron Fist!"

Daniel Rand finishes the penultimate challenge of his training in K'un L'un, and reflects on
how he got there. Completing the final challenge, he must make a final choice:
stay in K'un L'un and be immortal, or return to the world.

Record sale: $2,800
Minimum value: $20

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Marvel Premiere #16 (July, 1974) : Iron Fist

Marvel Premiere #16 (July, 1974) : Iron Fist. Click for values

"Heart of the Dragon!"

Daniel, now in New York City, fights off an assassin named Scythe sent by Harold Meachum, the man who killed Daniel's father. He reminisces about how he acquired the power of the Iron Fist.

Record sale: $430
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Marvel Premiere #17 (September, 1974) : Iron Fist

Marvel Premiere #17 (September, 1974) : Iron Fist. Click for value

"Citadel on the Edge of Vengence"

Iron Fist goes to the Meachum building to confront Harold Meachum, but must battle his way through innumerable traps and defenders.

Record sale: $310
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Marvel Premiere #18 (October, 1974): Iron Fist

Marvel Premiere #18 (October, 1974): Iron Fist. Click for value

"Lair of Shattered Vengeance!"

Iron Fist's quest for vengeance is thwarted when he finds Meachum to be a crippled old man. He decides not to kill him, but then a mysterious Ninja comes in and kills Meachum, for which Iron Fist is blamed.

Record sale: $270
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Premiere #19 (November, 1974): Iron Fist

Marvel Premiere #19 (November, 1974): Iron Fist. Click for value

"Death-Cult!"

Iron Fist tries to explain to Meachum's daughter that he did not kill her father, but is lured into a trap by her in Times Square.

Colleen Wing informs him that her father, Lee, has found a book that shows how to destroy K'un L'un, and that assassins from the Cult of Kara Kai are after it.

Record sale: $310
Minimum value: $1

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Marvel Premiere #20 (January, 1975): Iron Fist

Marvel Premiere #20 (January, 1975): Iron Fist. Click for value

"Batroc and Other Assassins"

Iron Fist again tries to explain himself to Meachum's daughter, but is attacked by Batroc.

Defeating Batroc with the help of the Ninja, he returns to the Wing residence, where he finds that
the Ninja is Lee Wing!

Record sale: $350
Minimum value: $1

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