Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars

 MSHW   (Marvel, 1984-1985, 1992, 1999, 2012)

™ and ©1984 Marvel Entertainment Group

In May, 1984, Marvel decided to shake up the Marvel Universe a bit. To do this, they created the Secret Wars, a twelve-issue limited series that involved almost every major Marvel character. In this series, Earth’s heroes are kidnapped by an almost omnipotent being known as the Beyonder, and pitted against their most deadly enemies. The members of winning side were promised their fondest desire—but the losers would be granted no mercy.

The Secret Wars changed the lives of all involved, particularly The Amazing Spider-Man. As part of his involvement, he was given a black alien costume which gave him special powers. Eventually, however, it was revealed that this “costume” was actually a living being—a symbiote. When Spider-Man rejected bonding with it, it found another host and became known as the super-villain Venom.

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#1

Date: 5/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $4.75
42 copies available from $0.99
X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four in allJim ShooterMike Zeck

#1 (2nd printing)

Date: 5/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
2nd printingJim ShooterMike Zeck

#1 (3rd printing)

Date: 5/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included with Marvel Universe Captain America vs Klaw 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#2

Date: 6/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $3.25
35 copies available from $0.99
 Jim ShooterMike Zeck

#2 (2nd printing)

Date: 6/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
2nd printingJim ShooterMike Zeck

#2 (3rd printing)

Date: 6/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included with the Marvel Universe Wolverine & Human Torch Figure 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#3

Date: 7/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $3.50
46 copies available from $0.80
1st Appearance of Volcana; Origin of VolcanaJim ShooterMike Zeck

#3 (2nd printing)

Date: 7/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $1.50
1 copy available for $0.99
2nd printing; 1st Appearance of Volcana; Origin of VolcanaJim ShooterMike Zeck

#3 (3rd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included with Marvel Universe Spider-Man vs Thunderball Figure 2-PackJim ShooterMike Zeck

#4

Date: 8/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $4.00
52 copies available from $0.65
 Jim ShooterBob Layton

#4 (2nd printing)

Date: 8/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included in the Marvel Universe Hulk and Cyclops Figure 2-packJim ShooterBob Layton

#5

Date: 9/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $3.25
39 copies available from $0.65
 Jim ShooterBob Layton

#5 (2nd printing)

Date: 9/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $0.80
1 copy available for $19.95
Included in Marvel Universe Figure 2-packJim ShooterBob Layton

#6

Date: 10/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $3.50
54 copies available from $0.99
Death of Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)Jim ShooterMike Zeck

#6 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included with Marvel Universe Ultron & Mr. Fantastic 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#7

Date: 11/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $3.00
30 copies available from $1.49
1st Appearance of Spider-Woman II (Julia Carpenter)Jim ShooterMike Zeck

#7 (2nd printing)

Date: 11/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included in the Marvel Universe Spider-Woman / Iron Man Figure 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#8

Date: 12/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $52.00
3 copies available from $120.00
1st Appearance of Alien costume (later Venom); Origin of Spider-Man’s black costumeJim ShooterMike Zeck

#8 (2nd printing)

Date: 12/1/1984
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
1 copy available for $39.00
Included in the Marvel Universe Spider-Man vs Magneto Figure 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#9

Date: 1/1/1985
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $2.50
35 copies available from $0.60
 Jim ShooterMike Zeck

#9 (2nd printing)

Date: 10/1/2009
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Marvel Universe Hawkeye and Piledriver 2-pack insertJim ShooterMike Zeck

#10

Date: 2/1/1985
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $2.75
29 copies available from $0.55
 Jim ShooterMike Zeck

#10 (2nd printing)

Date: 2/1/1985
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $0.40
1 copy available for $0.32
Included in the Marvel Universe Figure 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#11

Date: 3/1/1985
Cover Price: $0.75
NM Guide: $2.75
30 copies available from $0.33
 Jim ShooterMike Zeck

#11 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $0.00
NM Guide: $1.50
No copies available
Included with Marvel Universe Enchantress & Thor figure 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

#12

Date: 4/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $2.25
34 copies available from $0.44
ConclusionJim ShooterMike Zeck

#12 (2nd printing)

Date: 4/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $1.00
No copies available
Included with Marvel Universe Figure 2-packJim ShooterMike Zeck

Book #1

Date: 4/1/1992
Cover Price: $19.95
NM Guide: $13.50
No copies available
Collects seriesJim ShooterMike Zeck, Bob Layton

Book #1 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $24.95
NM Guide: $23.00
1 copy available for $24.95
Collects series; ca. 1999Jim ShooterMike Zeck, Bob Layton

Book #1 (3rd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $34.99
NM Guide: $34.99
No copies available
Collects Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12; ca. 2012Jim ShooterMike Zeck, Bob Layton

Book #1 Hardcover

Date:
Cover Price: $29.99
NM Guide: $29.99
No copies available
Indicia reads title as Secret Wars, Second Edition; Hardcover; Collects Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1–12; ca. 2005Jim ShooterMike Zeck, Bob Layton

Special Edition #1

Date: 5/1/1984
Cover Price: $2.50
NM Guide: $2.50
No copies available
Collects Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars issues 1-3Jim ShooterMike Zeck