IN FRANCHISES, COMIC VALUES AND COLLECTIONS
In 2018, Marvel Comics relaunched their comics with Fresh Start. Importantly, the comic changed the Legacy heroes and restored the classic heroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk or Thor. With the relaunch, their origins were restored and the important marriage between Spider-Man and Mary Jane was resumed.
This March 7th, in Marvel history, we remember The Death of Captain America and list important first appearances this month.
CAPTAIN AMERICA DIES AT THE END OF CIVIL WAR
In “The Death of the Dream,” Ed Brubaker tells one of the most important stories in Marvel history. For decades, Captain America has been a symbol of American liberty and his death was a news sensation that sent ripples across pop culture. According to Comichron, Captain America (2007) #25, is a bestseller with pre-order sales of 290,497 in March 2007.
THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE GRIM REAPER
In Avengers (1968) #52, the Avengers villain named the Grim Reaper makes his first appearance. In a Silver Age issue, Roy Thomas and John Buscema introduce the recurring villain who supposedly “KILLED the Avengers.”1 Importantly, the comic leads to Black Panther joining the super-team for the first time. Moreover, the comic format is also valuable for the John Buscema, Sam Rosen cover and the popular Avengers roster of Goliath, Wasp, Hawkeye, and inactive members Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch who are part of the important Cap’s Kooky Quartet.
IN THE COPPER AGE, THE GREAT LAKES AVENGERS FORMS
Perhaps, one of the least celebrated John Byrne stories. Though West Coast Avengers was a success during the Copper Age, they did experiment with new heroes. At Marvel, the Great Lakes Avengers has a roster of Mr. Immortal, Flatman, Big Bertha, Dinah Soar, and Doorman. Together, they debut in West Coast Avengers (1989) #46. ‘Nuff said!
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