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.

Each figure listed year, license, manufacturer, title, set and character. For example, 1989 >> Toy Biz >> Spider-man >> The New Animated Series >> Series 8: Spider Wars >> Hydro-Man.

Other information includes accessories, rarity, product number (if available) and a “value”.

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

When researching for these articles I used many different online and offline retailers and auctions sites to get an average value AT THE TIME of writing the article.

As such they will almost definitely be incorrect as prices and values are in constant flux and change, much like the stock exchange.

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