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Marvel Premiere Issue-by-Issue #41 to #61

Comic Book Price Guide to Marvel Premiere #41-#61
by Christopher Tanis and Ashley Cotter-Cairns

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Marvel Premiere #41 (April, 1978): Seeker 3000

Marvel Premiere #41 (April, 1978): Seeker 3000. Click for values

"The Dying Sun!"

A group of future humans flees the earth, which is nearly uninhabitable, in search of a new home.

Record sale: $60
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Premiere #42 (June, 1978): Tigra

Marvel Premiere #42 (June, 1978): Tigra. Click for value

"Nightmare's Evolution"

Tigra, formerly Greer Nelson, the Cat, gets drawn into a case in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Record sale: $105
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Premiere #43 (August, 1978): Paladin

Marvel Premiere #43 (August, 1978): Paladin. Click for values

"In Manhattan, They Play for Keeps"

A spin-off from Daredevil. Paladin, a mercenary and private investigator, battles the Phantasm.

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Premiere #44 (October, 1978): Jack of Hearts; First Appearance, Hemlock

Marvel Premiere #44 (October, 1978): Jack of Hearts; First Appearance, Hemlock. Click for values

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"The Jack of Hearts!"

Keith Giffen provided pencils for the sole issue of Jack Hart's outing in Marvel Premiere.

Jack of Hearts would not get catapulted into his own title as a result. In this story, he battles the villain Hemlock (first appearance).

Premiere #45 (December, 1978): Man-Wolf

Marvel Premiere #45 (December, 1978): Man-Wolf. Click for values

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"Otherwar!"

John J. Jameson Junior, in his white werewolf (Man-Wolf -- first seen in Amazing Spider-Man #124) incarnation, finds a portal to the "Other-Realm" on the moon. There, he retains his human intelligence, even though he is in wolf form.

John learns that a being named Stargod created the gem that has been making him change into a wolf for so long, and now, in the Other-Realm, he gains Stargod's strength, and becomes his successor.

Premiere #46 (February, 1979): Man-Wolf

Marvel Premiere #46 (February, 1979): Man-Wolf. Click for value

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"Stargod!"

John learns the full story of Stargod and helps to defend the people of the Other-Realm from the evil Arisen Tyrk, who seeks to conquer them.

Marvel Premiere #47(April, 1979): Ant-Man (Scott Lang); First Appearance as Ant-Man

Marvel Premiere #47(April, 1979): Ant-Man (Scott Lang); First Appearance as Ant-Man. Click for values

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"To Steal an Ant-Man!"

This is not Henry Pym, but his successor, Scott Lang, reformed thief and electronics expert.

Lang goes back to his thieving ways when he needs to find a cure for his sick daughter. He breaks into Henry Pym's lab, and steals the Ant-Man uniform and several canisters of shrinking gas. Using them, he breaks into Cross Technological Enterprises.

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Marvel Premiere #48 (June, 1979): Ant-Man

Marvel Premiere #48 (June, 1979): Ant-Man. Click for values

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"The Price of a Heart!"

Scott frees scientist Erica Sondheim, who was being held prisoner at Cross Technological Enterprises, and she cures his daughter.

Henry Pym finds out about what Scott did, and offers to let him continue as Ant-Man if he agrees to uphold the law. John Byrne pencils.

Premiere #49 (August, 1979): The Falcon

Marvel Premiere #49 (August, 1979): The Falcon. Click for values

Record sale: $85
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"Sound of the Silencer"

Captain America's sidekick finally gets his first solo outing.

Frank Miller drew the cover for Falcon's only issue of Marvel Premiere, in which Falc battles the Silencer in the Eastern European country of Bodavia.

Marvel Premiere #50 (October, 1979): Alice Cooper

Marvel Premiere #50 (October, 1979): Alice Cooper. Click for values

Record sale: $160
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"From the Inside"

A comics adaptation of the Alice Cooper album "From the Inside," and an odd thing in almost every way.

Alice was at a career lowpoint in 1979, and this issue of Marvel Premiere is little more than an advertisement for the new album, which was surprisingly slick and MOR-oriented.

Premiere #51 (December, 1979): Black Panther

Marvel Premiere #51 (December, 1979): Black Panther. Click for values

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"The Killing of Windeagle!"

The Black Panther's own series had been cancelled with the storyline unresolved, and so "Marvel's #1 Black Super-Hero" was moved to Marvel Premiere for three issues.

In this issue, T'Challa defeats Windeagle in a story that would have run in The Black Panther #16,
had it ever appeared.

Premiere #52 (February, 1980): Black Panther

Marvel Premiere #52 (February, 1980): Black Panther. Click for value

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"Journey Through the Past"

T'Challa again faces the Ku Klux Klan in this story, along with the Soul-Strangler, a klansman-like supernatural being.

Marvel Premiere #53 (April, 1980): Black Panther

Marvel Premiere #53 (April, 1980): Black Panther. Click for values

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"The Ending, In Anger!"

T'Challa defeats the Soul-Strangler, along the way revealing the secret Klan membership of several people he had counted as friends.

Marvel Premiere #54 (June, 1980): Caleb Hammer; First Appearance

Marvel Premiere #54 (June, 1980): Caleb Hammer; First Appearance. Click for value

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"The Devil's Starry Anvil!"

This issue would be the first and only appearance of Caleb Hammer, an Old West cowboy character, for almost 20 years. Caleb is a Pinkerton agent and a dead shot.

Premiere #55 (August, 1980): Wonder Man

Marvel Premiere #55 (August, 1980): Wonder Man. Click for value

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"A Force of Two!"

Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man, re-animated and attached to the Avengers in the late '70s, gets his first solo outing in Premiere #55.

In the story, Wonder Man must battle the robot known as Dreadnought, sent by a high-ranking Maggia (!) boss (the word "Mafia" was outlawed by the Comics Code Authority...).

Marvel Premiere #56 (October, 1980): Dominic Fortune

Marvel Premiere #56 (October, 1980): Dominic Fortune. Click for value

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"The Big Top Barter Resolution"

This story, a leftover from the "Dominic Fortune, Brigand for Hire" backup feature in the black and white Marvel magazine The Rampaging Hulk.

It was started by Len Wein and Howard Chaykin (the latter was the creator of the character) and later finished by David Michelinie and Terry Austin.

Marvel Premiere #57 (December, 1980): Doctor Who;
First American Dr. Who Comic Book Appearance

Marvel Premiere #57 (December, 1980): Doctor Who; First American Dr. Who Comic Book Appearance

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"Doctor Who and the Iron Legion"

The first issue of the Dr. Who comic in the USA features a Walt Simonson cover and interior art by Dave Gibbons, and is reprinted from the first four issues of the British Dr. Who Weekly.

Premiere #58 (February, 1981): Doctor Who

Marvel Premiere #58 (February, 1981): Doctor Who. Click for value

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"Against the Gods!"

This issue features stories reprinted from Dr. Who Weekly #s 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12.

Premiere #59 (April, 1981): Doctor Who

Marvel Premiere #59 (April, 1981): Doctor Who. Click for value

Record sale: $190
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"City of the Cursed"

This issue features stories reprinted from Dr. Who Weekly #s 9, 10, and 11.

Marvel Premiere #60: (June, 1981): Doctor Who

Marvel Premiere #60: (June, 1981): Doctor Who. Click for value

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"City of the Cursed"

This issue features stories reprinted from Dr. Who Weekly #12, 13, 14, 15, and 16.

It was also the final appearance of Doctor Who in US comic books until the self-titled series began in 1984.

Marvel Premiere #61 (August, 1981): Star-Lord

Marvel Premiere #61 (August, 1981): Star-Lord. Click for values

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"Planet Story"

This is an early appearance (although not the first) by the character Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, the half-alien/half-human lead character in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

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