Just in time for the Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson, we go back to March of 1968 where we are introduced to Carol Danvers who over the years has held many titles but now holds the current title of Captain Marvel, which I don’t see changing anytime soon.
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 wasn’t only the first appearance of Carol Danvers but also the second appearance of Captain Marvel (the first one).
In this first appearance, Carol was an officer in the United States Air Force and a colleague of the Kree hero Mar-Vell (who’s first appearance was in the previous issue Marvel Super-Heroes #12).
She later becomes Ms. Marvel incarnation after an explosion where her DNA is fused with Mar-Vell’s, giving her Kree abilities. All this went down in her new self titled book Ms. Marvel #1 in 1977.
Now Carol’s other notable appearances under other names are as Binary which was in The Uncanny X-Men #164 (December 1982). Her other title she carried briefly was as Warbird and that first was in The Avengers #4 (May 1998).
As Captain Marvel, this first appearance did not happen until Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July 2012) which is probably the second most important appearance for Carol, the others are definitely her first appearance in Super-Heroes #13 and then Ms. Marvel #1.
But this one, the first as Captain Marvel is probably the most key or will end up being the most valuable over time I think. It’s definitely the must have key book for any Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel fan. I can only see this book going up in value over time as Captain Marvel is now part of our MCU and will be for years to come.
That’s your Throwback Thursday, just in time for the movie which I’m happy to say I’ll be seeing on Sunday. I don’t usually see new movies so quickly as I like to see them when there’s less crowds but it’s a good way to kick off the kids Spring Break.
17 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday for March 7th, 2019”
I sold a copy of AvSM9 about a year ago. The buyer claimed the book arrived damaged (I personally think he switched books on me) and so I had the book returned to me. The damage looked like the book had been dropped on the top left corner, leaving some creasing on said corner. I had insurance on the initial delivery and was able to receive a claim for 75% of the value of the initial sale and had the book returned and in hand. I then went and had the book pressed and it helped the creasing considerably. I then relisted the book and it actually sold for $30-$40 more than the 1st sale. So, I sold the book twice and got about 175% of its value, thanks to the initial insurance claim.
Thank you for bringing up the ole “switcheroo”, which I believe happens more than you might think. With eBay taking full control of returns now, it’s quite easy to buy a better copy of what you have and send your sh*&ty copy back. Of course this pretty much only applies to newer books. It kinda makes you wish there was some way to tag the book, with like a water mark or something. Sorry, just venting. I got triggered when JayClue mentioned that the buyer mighta switched books on him.
One way to verify damaged books is perhaps mark inside the box which way the book was situated. When they return the book or send pictures, make sure they send pictures of the damage to the packaging as well and if returning, return the original packaging as well. Then you can align the damage to the book and see if they match up.
For any book over $50 I usually send with insurance just so I’m covered, it’s not for the buyer, they’ll get their money back even if they’re being dishonest.
Should we start using Tamper Evident Security Warranty Void Labels?
That’s not a bad idea. Put comics in bag and board with security tampering sticker on it to seal it with a disclaimer that states if comic is damaged during transit, if the seal is broken it voids all returns/refunds.
As far as tagging the book. I was thinking of some kind of tracker that is paper thin and can be inserted in the middle of the book. I understand this probably doesnt exist, and if it did, it would be expensive and it still is not a ?, sure fire way to prove anything. We need solutions, people! ?
Sometimes you just have to cut your losses, it’s comes with the business of selling stuff. Now, my only solution is, after a certain point in value I make sure to just insure the book. Then when it does occur (if legit or some scammer), you can refund them and still get paid for the book.
Very nice. So I’ve never had a book damaged in transit of my sold books but once I sold a Harrow County #1 where the buyer claimed it was damaged. So I had them send it back. So, the corner on the bottom right side of the book was slightly bent but wasn’t crushed, so once in a new bag with board it was straight again. No creases. I ended up listing it again and it sold for $10 more than the first round so I was happy.
I had one damaged parcel early in my comic selling days, 3 years ago. I sold a set of Image Deathmate. All those thick ass coloured foil books. They were in pristine condition as they had literally been sitting in my childhood comic box from the day I bought them. Somehow, the postal guy managed to actually ‘roll’ the parcel, and stuff it in a mail box. The parcel was 2”-3” thick. The pictures the buyer sent me were brutal. The spines were destroyed due to the mailmans ‘roll’ being top to bottom, not side to side. Ridic.
Writing do not fold, bend or crush goes a long way for packing comics. Some USPS guys just don’t care, if they can bend it to fix so it saves them a small trip to your doorstep, they’ll do what it takes to fit it in the mailbox.
Trust me, I know. Im an outside box thinker. This is what all my single/double comic orders go in an envelope like this;
I have all these and when I bought em I paid about $60 for em. $9 free shipping on that Avenging Spider-Man, $25 for Marvel SuperHeroes #13, $20 for Ms Marvel #1, Uncanny Xmen #164 $1.25ish from mile high bought 3 of them. Going to go see Supergirl hehe Captain Marvel in an hour.
Movie tickets cost more than I paid for the books.
When was this? Certainly not recently I guess!
The movie was ok I’d give it 6 or 7 out of 10 I’d rank it near the bottom of Marvel Movies but not the worst. There’s a good twist in it thats going to make some rethink the direction of phase 4 and the end credit scene is what people wanted to and paid to see.
captain marvel is now cos play gold. seeing it after a convention tomorrow. i like ms marvel better Camilla is the bomb is better then the danvers blind adam out
I got Avenging 9 last week before the movie hit based on several recommendations I get it before release. I paid FMV, which I’m not too happy about, but it’s a NM copy and was under $200 so I’m happy to have it. Hope I did the right and it won’t plummet now that the movie is out.