Captain Marvel (1st Series)

 CAM1   (Marvel, 1968-1979)

™ and ©1968 Marvel Entertainment Group

“Captain Marvel” is actually a bit of a misnomer. His full, real name was Captain Mar-Vell, officer of the Intergalactic Kree Fleet. Sent to Earth to investigate the destruction of ancient an Kree sentry by the Fantastic Four, he winds up siding with humanity against all manner of perils, including invasion by his own race.

Adopting the identity of Dr. Walt Lawson, his early adventures centered around Cape Canaveral, home of the U.S. space program at that time. Interestingly enough, the chief of security at that time was one Ms. Carol Danvers, who much later would gain similar super-powers, becoming known to the world as Ms. Marvel.

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#1

  5/1/1968
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2nd Appearance of Carol Danvers; Versus Kree Sentry; Indicia reads title as Marvel’s Space-Born Superhero! Captain MarvelRoy ThomasGene Colan

#2

  6/1/1968
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Versus SkrullRoy ThomasGene Colan

#3

  7/1/1968
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Versus Skrull; Guy H. Lillian III L.O.C.Roy ThomasGene Colan

#4

  8/1/1968
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Versus Sub-MarinerRoy ThomasGene Colan

#5

  9/1/1968
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1st Appearance of Metazoid; Death of Metazoid; Origin of Metazoid; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.; Indicia:“Marvel’s Space-Born Superhero! Captain Marvel"Arnold DrakeDon Heck

#6

  10/1/1968
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1st Appearance of Solam; Versus Solam; Tony Isabella L.O.C.Arnold DrakeDon Heck

#7

  11/1/1968
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Versus Quasimodo the Living Computer; Richard Howell L.O.C.Arnold DrakeDon Heck

#8

  12/1/1968
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1st Appearance of Aakon (alien race); 1st appearance of Cyberex; 1st appearance of AakonArnold DrakeDon Heck

#9

  1/1/1969
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2nd Appearance of Aakon; 2nd Appearance of Cyberex; 2nd Appearance of Aakon (alien race)Arnold DrakeDon Heck

#10

  2/1/1969
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 Arnold DrakeDon Heck

#11

  3/1/1969
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1st Appearance of Zo; Death of UnaArnold DrakeDick Ayers

#12

  4/1/1969
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1st Appearance of Man-SlayerArnold DrakeDick Ayers

#13

  5/1/1969
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2nd Appearance of Man-SlayerGary FriedrichFrank Springer

#14

  6/1/1969
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Continued from Sub-Mariner #14; Continues in Avengers #64Gary FriedrichFrank Springer

#15

  8/1/1969
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 Gary FriedrichTom Sutton

#16

  9/1/1969
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 Archie GoodwinDon Heck

#17

  10/1/1969
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Origin of Rick Jones; Crossover with Captain America #114-116; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.; Indicia:reads title as Capt. MarvelRoy ThomasGil Kane

#18

  11/1/1969
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1st Appearance of Mordecai P. Boggs; Death of Colonel Yon-RoggRoy ThomasGil Kane, John Buscema

#19

  12/1/1969
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Series goes on hiatusRoy ThomasGil Kane

#20

  6/1/1970
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2nd Appearance of Mordecai P. Boggs; Alan Kupperberg L.O.C.Roy ThomasGil Kane

#21

  8/1/1970
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Series goes on hiatus; 1st appearance of Dr. WellerRoy ThomasGil Kane

#22

  9/1/1972
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1st Appearance of Lou-Anne SavannahGerry ConwayWayne Boring

#23

  11/1/1972
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Versus MegatonMarv WolfmanWayne Boring

#24

  1/1/1973
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 Marv WolfmanWayne Boring

#25

  3/1/1973
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 Mike FriedrichJim Starlin, Chic Stone

#25 (2nd printing)

  4/1/2006
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Marvel Legends (Modok Series) action figure insert comicMike FriedrichJim Starlin

#26

  5/1/1973
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1st Appearance of DeathMike Friedrich, Jim StarlinJim Starlin

#27

  7/1/1973
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1st Appearance of Eros; 1st Appearance of Mentor; Death of Super SkrullMike Friedrich, Jim StarlinJim Starlin, Pablo Marcos

#28

  9/1/1973
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1st Appearance of EonMike Friedrich, Jim StarlinAl Milgrom, Jim Starlin

#29

  11/1/1973
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Return of UnaJim StarlinJim Starlin

#30

  1/1/1974
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Versus ControllerJim StarlinAl Milgrom, Jim Starlin

#31

  3/1/1974
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AvengersJim StarlinJim Starlin

#32

  5/1/1974
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Rick Jones vs. Thanos; Continued in Avengers #125; Marvel Value Stamp #19: Balder, Hogun, FandralMike Friedrich, Jim StarlinJim Starlin

#33

  7/1/1974
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Thanos War ends; Continued from Avengers #125; Marvel Value Stamp #6: ThorSteve Englehart, Jim StarlinJim Starlin

#34

  9/1/1974
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Marvel Value Stamp #25: TorchSteve Englehart, Jim StarlinJack Abel, Jim Starlin

#35

  11/1/1974
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Marvel Value Stamp #1: Spider-ManSteve Englehart, Mike FriedrichAlfredo P. Alcala

#36

  1/1/1975
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Marvel Value Stamp #25: TorchSteve Englehart, Stan LeeJim Starlin, Gene Colan, Frank Giacoia, Al Milgrom

#37

  3/1/1975
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1st Appearance of Lunatic LegionAl Milgrom, Steve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#38

  5/1/1975
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Origin of Lunatic LegionSteve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#39

  7/1/1975
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1st Appearance of Aron the Rogue WatcherAl Milgrom, Steve EnglehartAl Milgrom, Klaus Janson

#40

  9/1/1975
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Death of UnaSteve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#41

  11/1/1975
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Marvel Value Stamp #2: HulkSteve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#42

  1/1/1976
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Versus StrangerSteve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#43

  3/1/1976
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Versus DraxSteve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#44

  5/1/1976
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Versus DraxSteve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#45

  7/1/1976
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Ralph Macchio L.O.C.Steve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#45 Variation A

  7/1/1976
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30 cent regional price variant; Ralph Macchio L.O.C.Steve EnglehartAl Milgrom

#46

  9/1/1976
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1st Appearance of SupremorChris ClaremontAl Milgrom

#47

  11/1/1976
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Versus Sentry SinisterGerry Conway, Bill MantloAl Milgrom

#48

  1/1/1977
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1st Appearance of Cheetah (Esteban Carracus); Versus Sentry Sinister; Versus CheetahGerry ConwayAl Milgrom

#49

  3/1/1977
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Versus Ronan; Gerry Conway credit per #50Scott Edelman, Gerry ConwayAl Milgrom

#50

  5/1/1977
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1st Appearance of Doctor MinervaScott EdelmanAl Milgrom

#51

  7/1/1977
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Versus MercurioScott EdelmanAl Milgrom

#51 Variation A

  7/1/1977
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35 cent cover; Versus MercurioScott EdelmanAl Milgrom

#52

  9/1/1977
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 Scott EdelmanAl Milgrom

#52 Variation A

  9/1/1977
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35 cent coverScott EdelmanAl Milgrom

#53

  11/1/1977
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 Scott EdelmanAl Milgrom

#54

  1/1/1978
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Versus Nitro; Cockrum pencils last page - credit in cornerScott EdelmanGeorge Tuska, Dave Cockrum

#55

  3/1/1978
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Versus Death-GripScott EdelmanPat Broderick

#56

  5/1/1978
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Versus Death-Grip; Kurt Busiek L.O.C.Doug Moench, Jim ShooterPat Broderick

#57

  7/1/1978
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Versus Thor; Continued from Avengers Annual #7Roger McKenziePat Broderick

#58

  9/1/1978
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Versus DraxDoug MoenchPat Broderick

#59

  11/1/1978
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1st Appearance of Elysius; Versus DraxDoug MoenchPat Broderick

#60

  1/1/1979
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 Doug MoenchPat Broderick

#61

  3/1/1979
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 Doug MoenchPat Broderick

#62

  5/1/1979
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Final Issue; Continued in Marvel Spotlight (Vol. 2) #1Doug MoenchPat Broderick