Marvel Vintage Action Figures Checklist

Marvel Comics and Marvel Super Heroes took their start in 1939 as Timely Publications, created by editor and business manager Martin Goodman. Their first publication was ‘Marvel Comics’ #1 in October of that year, and quickly sold out of the 80,000 prints, prompting a second run which sold 800, 000.

The first year of publishing, Goodman hired his teenage nephew, Stanley Lieber, as an office assistant.

However, it wouldn’t be until writer and artist Joe Simon left the company in 1941 that ‘Stanley’ made the change to ‘Stan Lee’, and became almost synonymous with the brand name of Marvel Comics.

One of the first widely known Marvel superheroes was Captain America, created by writer and artist Joe Simon and legend Jack Kirby in March of 1941. This issue also proved to boost Marvel’s popularity, as it managed to sell close to one million issues.

DISCLAIMER

All prices are for informational purposes only and are NOT a solicitation or offer to buy any of the items quoted.

When researching for this guide I used many different online and offline retailers, auction sites, and magazines. Many of these sources date back to pre-2000.

As a result, many of the prices are out of date and are here to give you an idea of which figures are the rarest and more sought after.

Also, as with prices of stocks and shares, the prices of these figures are in constant flux, and what sells for $100 today could sell for $25 or $1000 tomorrow.

To get a more accurate idea of the value of your figures please check my videos on how to grade and value your action figures.

How to Value Your Action Figures
How to Grade Your Action Figures

Abbreviations Key

E= Exclusive DD= Diamond Distributors EB= Electric Boutique FAO= FAO Schwarz JC= JC Penny KB= Kay Bee Toys KM= K-Mart SDCC= San Diego Comic Con TF= Toy Fare TG= Target TR = Tower Records TRU = Toys R Us WM= Wall Mart WWC= Wizard World Chicago

Vintage Marvel Action Figures