Marvel Spotlight (Vol. 1)

    (Marvel, 1971-1977)
™ and ©1976 Marvel Entertainment Group

Marvel Spotlight was primarily a means for Marvel to experiment with new characters. By giving each new character an issue or two, Marvel was able to showcase a number of real winners who might otherwise have been considered too risky.

First among these winners was the issue #5 first appearance and origin of Ghost Rider. The fiery-headed avenger was an instant success, and Marvel soon featured him in his own series. Today, the new Ghost Rider is one of Marvel’s hottest characters.

Later issues of Marvel Spotlight gave us the first appearances or solo stories of the Son of Satan, Moon Knight, Red Wolf, and Spider-Woman.

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   NotesWriterArtist

#1

  11/1/1971
  $0.15
  $72.00
11 copies available from $14.50
 Origin of Red WolfGardner FoxSyd Shores

#2

  2/1/1972
  $0.25
  $1,300.00
1 copy available for $169.75
 1st Appearance of Werewolf by Night; Origin of Werewolf by Night; Includes reprint from Venus #16Roy Thomas, Jean Thomas, Gerry Conway, Bill EverettMike Ploog, Bill Everett

#3

  5/1/1972
  $0.20
  $57.00
1 copy available for $58.20
  Gerry ConwayMike Ploog

#4

  6/1/1972
  $0.20
  $69.00
4 copies available from $70.00
  Gerry ConwayMike Ploog

#5

  8/1/1972
  $0.20
  $5,100.00
1 copy available for $2,994.99
 1st Appearance of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze); 1st appearance of Zarathos; Origin of Ghost RiderRoy Thomas, Gary FriedrichMike Ploog

#6

  10/1/1972
  $0.20
  $310.00
No copies available
 2nd appearance of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)Gary FriedrichMike Ploog

#7

  12/1/1972
  $0.20
  $62.00
3 copies available from $11.30
  Gary FriedrichMike Ploog

#8

  2/1/1973
  $0.20
  $56.00
2 copies available from $18.80
 1st Appearance of Snake DanceGary FriedrichMike Ploog

#9

  4/1/1973
  $0.20
  $53.00
5 copies available from $14.10
  Gary FriedrichTom Sutton

#10

  6/1/1973
  $0.20
  $43.00
5 copies available from $12.50
 1st Appearance of Witch WomanGary FriedrichTom Sutton, Jim Mooney, Herb Trimpe

#11

  8/1/1973
  $0.20
  $44.00
6 copies available from $4.48
  Gary FriedrichTom Sutton

#12

  10/1/1973
  $0.20
  $62.00
2 copies available from $55.99
 1st appearance of Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom); Origin of Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom)Gary FriedrichHerb Trimpe

#12 Variation A

  11/1/2019
  $3.99
  $5.75
2 copies available from $5.95
 Origin of Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom)Gary FriedrichHerb Trimpe

#13

  1/1/1974
  $0.20
  $28.00
5 copies available from $18.00
 Origin of SatanaGary FriedrichHerb Trimpe

#14

  3/1/1974
  $0.20
  $20.00
14 copies available from $2.50
 Marvel Value Stamp #5: DraculaSteve GerberJim Mooney

#15

  5/1/1974
  $0.25
  $15.00
10 copies available from $2.00
 Marvel Value Stamp #21: KullSteve GerberJim Mooney

#16

  7/1/1974
  $0.25
  $16.00
12 copies available from $2.00
 Marvel Value Stamp #83: Dragon ManSteve GerberJim Mooney

#17

  9/1/1974
  $0.25
  $14.00
9 copies available from $3.00
 Marvel Value Stamp #45: MantisSteve GerberJim Mooney

#18

  10/1/1974
  $0.25
  $16.00
10 copies available from $2.50
 1st Appearance of Allatou; Marvel Value Stamp #81: RhinoSteve GerberGene Colan

#19

  12/1/1974
  $0.25
  $16.00
6 copies available from $4.00
 Marvel Value Stamp #14: Living MummySteve GerberGene Colan

#20

  2/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.50
6 copies available from $4.75
 Marvel Value Stamp #26: MephistoSteve GerberSal Buscema

#21

  4/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.50
6 copies available from $5.99
  Steve GerberSal Buscema

#22

  6/1/1975
  $0.25
  $23.00
2 copies available from $10.35
  Steve GerberSal Buscema

#23

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $17.00
6 copies available from $5.99
 1st appearance of Father Darklyte; 1st appearance of Trog the Future ManSteve Gerber, Mike FriedrichSal Buscema, Dan Green, Gil Kane

#24

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.00
5 copies available from $1.75
  Chris ClaremontSal Buscema

#25

  12/1/1975
  $0.25
  $7.50
8 copies available from $1.50
 Adaptation of “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad”movieJohn WarnerSonny Trinidad

#26

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $9.00
8 copies available from $1.10
 Marvel Value Stamp Series B #23Scott EdelmanRuben Yandoc

#27

  4/1/1976
  $0.25
  $12.00
13 copies available from $1.75
 Marvel Value Stamp Series B #69Bill MantloJim Mooney

#27 Variation A

  4/1/1976
  $0.30
  $21.00
No copies available
30 cent coverMarvel Value Stamp Series B #69Bill MantloJim Mooney

#28

  6/1/1976
  $0.25
  $210.00
No copies available
 1st solo story for Moon Knight; Dean Mullaney L.O.C.Doug MoenchDon Perlin

#28 Variation A

  6/1/1976
  $0.30
  $20.00
No copies available
30 cent cover1st solo story for Moon Knight; Dean Mullaney L.O.C.Doug MoenchDon Perlin

#29

  8/1/1976
  $0.25
  $37.00
5 copies available from $4.75
  Doug MoenchDon Perlin

#29 Variation A

  8/1/1976
  $0.30
  $15.00
No copies available
30 cent cover Doug MoenchDon Perlin

#30

  10/1/1976
  $0.30
  $8.00
9 copies available from $1.50
  Len WeinJohn Buscema

#31

  12/1/1976
  $0.30
  $6.50
13 copies available from $1.95
  Jim StarlinHoward Chaykin

#32

  2/1/1977
  $0.30
  $99.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Spider-Woman I (Jessica Drew); Origin of Spider-Woman I (Jessica Drew)Archie GoodwinSal Buscema

#33

  4/1/1977
  $0.30
  $10.50
19 copies available from $1.25
 1st Appearance of Devil-Slayer; Final Issue; Deathlok continued in Marvel Two-In-One #27David Anthony KraftRich Buckler, Mike Nasser