Marvel Fanfare

    (Marvel, 1982-1992)
™ and ©1989 Marvel Entertainment Group

A deluxe, bimonthly series, Marvel Fanfare was a way for Marvel to spotlight some of its artistic rising stars while giving the writers a chance to stretch the bounds of established characters.

Throughout its run, Marvel Fanfare featured new stories starring such Marvel greats as Iron Man, Moon Knight, and the Black Widow. In doing so, it stepped beyond the usual “try-out” series to bring us some of the most beautiful and compelling stories these characters were ever featured in.

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#1

  3/1/1982
  $1.25
  $5.75
19 copies available from $2.00
 1st Appearance of Vertigo II; Spider-Man and Silver Surfer pin-up; Daredevil pin-upChris Claremont, Roger McKenzieMichael Golden, Paul Smith, John Byrne, Frank Miller

#2

  5/1/1982
  $1.25
  $4.75
11 copies available from $1.00
 Origin of Fantastic FourChris Claremont, Roger McKenzieMichael Golden, Trevor Von Eeden

#3

 
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24 copies available from $1.00
Wraparound cover Chris Claremont, Charlie BoatnerDave Cockrum, Trevor Von Eeden

#4

  9/1/1982
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26 copies available from $0.50
  Chris Claremont, David Anthony Kraft, David MicheliniePaul Smith, Michael Golden, David Winn

#5

  11/1/1982
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  $3.25
21 copies available from $0.50
  Chris Claremont, Roger McKenzieMarshall Rogers, P. Craig Russell, Luke McDonnell

#6

  1/1/1983
  $1.25
  $5.75
21 copies available from $1.75
  Mike W. Barr, Roger SternSandy Plunkett, Charles Vess

#7

  3/1/1983
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20 copies available from $0.50
  Steven Grant, Bill MantloJoe Barney, George Freeman

#8

  5/1/1983
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22 copies available from $0.50
  Peter B. Gillis, Gil KaneCarmine Infantino, Gil Kane

#9

  7/1/1983
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22 copies available from $0.50
  J.M. DeMatteis, Gil KaneJoe Brozowski, Gil Kane

#10

  8/1/1983
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4 copies available from $1.00
 Origin of Black WidowGeorge Pérez, Ralph Macchio, Mary Jo DuffyGeorge Pérez, Bob Layton, Gil Kane

#10 Variation A

 
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 Origin of Black WidowGeorge Pérez, Ralph Macchio, Mary Jo DuffyGeorge Pérez, Bob Layton, Gil Kane

#11

  11/1/1983
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  $8.50
9 copies available from $11.95
  Ralph Macchio, Mary Jo DuffyGeorge Pérez, Gil Kane

#12

  1/1/1984
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  $5.00
10 copies available from $1.50
  Ralph Macchio, Ann NocentiGeorge Pérez, Roger Stern, Al Milgrom

#13

  3/1/1984
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11 copies available from $1.00
  Ralph Macchio, Alan ZelenetzGeorge Pérez, Charles Vess

#14

  5/1/1984
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13 copies available from $1.05
  Roger McKenzie, Mary Jo DuffyRick Leonardi, Joe Rubinstein, Alan Weiss

#15

  7/1/1984
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17 copies available from $1.00
  Roger McKenzie, Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith, Jack Sparling

#16

  9/1/1984
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11 copies available from $1.25
  Bill Mantlo, Marv WolfmanMike Mignola, Dave Cockrum

#17

  11/1/1984
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14 copies available from $1.14
  Marv Wolfman, David Anthony KraftDave Cockrum, Tony Salmons

#18

  1/1/1985
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18 copies available from $1.50
  Roger SternFrank Miller, Kevin Nowlan, Terry Austin

#19

  3/1/1985
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15 copies available from $1.20
  Bill MantloTony Salmons, Jim Starlin

#20

  5/1/1985
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17 copies available from $0.99
  Jim StarlinJim Starlin, Charles Vess, Carl Potts

#21

 
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12 copies available from $1.56
  Jim StarlinJim Starlin

#22

  9/1/1985
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11 copies available from $2.00
  Roger McKenzieKen Steacy

#23

  11/1/1985
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  $3.00
13 copies available from $1.10
  Roger McKenzieKen Steacy

#24

  1/1/1986
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3 copies available from $1.75
 1st meeting of Carol Danvers and Captain Marvel Monica Rambeau; Carol Danvers discovers Captain Mar-vell has died of cancerDoug Moench, Chris ClaremontMike Ploog, Dave Ross, Pat Broderick, John Buscema

#25

  3/1/1986
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8 copies available from $2.25
 Dave Sim portfolioDoug Moench, Bill MantloPat Broderick, Dave Sim, June Brigman

#26

  5/1/1986
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12 copies available from $0.50
  Doug Moench, Will JungkuntzPat Broderick, Will Jungkuntz

#27

  7/1/1986
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9 copies available from $1.50
  Bill Mantlo, Marc HempelTony Salmons, Marc Hempel

#28

  9/1/1986
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7 copies available from $1.25
Wraparound cover Bill MantloKen Steacy

#29

  11/1/1986
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4 copies available from $1.75
 Death of Hammer (Leroy Jackson); Death of Anvil (Johnny Anvil)John Byrne, Norm BreyfogleJohn Byrne, Norm Breyfogle

#30

  1/1/1987
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  $2.25
2 copies available from $0.99
  Ann NocentiBrent Anderson

#31

  3/1/1987
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4 copies available from $0.99
 Versus Yellow ClawJ.M. DeMatteis, Kerry Gammill, Al Milgrom, Mark Wheatley, Norm BreyfogleKerry Gammill, Al Milgrom, Mark Wheatley, Norm Breyfogle

#32

  5/1/1987
  $1.50
  $3.00
12 copies available from $0.63
  J.M. DeMatteis, Kerry Gammill, Al Milgrom, Roger McKenzieKerry Gammill, Paul Smith

#33

  7/1/1987
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17 copies available from $2.50
Wraparound cover Chris ClaremontJune Brigman

#34

  9/1/1987
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8 copies available from $0.63
 Mike Mignola portfolio; Charles Vess portfolioAlan ZelenetzCharles Vess, Mike Mignola

#35

  11/1/1987
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6 copies available from $0.99
 Craig Hamilton portfolio; Bret Blevins portfolioAlan ZelenetzAlan Zelenetz, Charles Vess, Craig Hamilton, Bret Blevins

#36

  1/1/1988
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7 copies available from $1.00
  Alan Zelenetz, Michael FleisherAlan Zelenetz, Charles Vess, Tom Sutton

#37

  3/1/1988
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4 copies available from $2.75
 Pin-upsAlan Zelenetz, Mark BoraxCharles Vess, Norm Breyfogle, Al Milgrom, Bret Blevins, Arthur Adams, Tom Sutton, Walt Simonson

#38

  4/1/1988
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8 copies available from $2.00
  Mary Jo DuffyJudith Hunt, Colleen Doran

#39

  8/1/1988
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  $2.75
5 copies available from $1.96
  J.M. DeMatteis, Mike CarlinJoe Staton, Bob Layton, Bill Reinhold

#40

  10/1/1988
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  $2.25
2 copies available from $4.00
  Ann Nocenti, Chris ClaremontDavid Mazzucchelli, Craig Hamilton, Kent Williams, George Pratt

#41

  12/1/1988
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  $3.75
7 copies available from $1.00
  Walt SimonsonDave Gibbons, Mike Machlan, Bill Reinhold

#42

  2/1/1989
  $1.95
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11 copies available from $1.50
  Carl Potts, Dennis MalloneeCarl Potts, Terry Shoemaker, Bob Hall

#43

  4/1/1989
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  $2.25
6 copies available from $1.00
  Bill MantloMike Mignola, Greg Brooks, Brian Murray, Alan Weiss, Kerry Gammill

#44

  6/1/1989
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3 copies available from $4.50
Wraparound coverVersus Doctor DoomKen SteacyKen Steacy

#45

  8/1/1989
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6 copies available from $6.50
 All pin-ups Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Bret Blevins, Jon Bogdanove, Norm Breyfogle, John Buscema, Howard Chaykin, Michael Golden, Butch Guice, Klaus Janson, Michael W. Kaluta, Bob Layton, Jim Lee, Steve Leialoha, Rick Leonardi, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, Sandy Plunkett, Bill Reinhold, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Steve Rude, P. Craig Russell, Terry Shoemaker, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, Paul Smith, Ken Steacy, Charles Vess, Alan Weiss, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mike Zeck

#46

  10/1/1989
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11 copies available from $0.79
 Versus Mad ThinkerMike W. Barr, Al Milgrom, Danny FingerothLouis Williams, Al Milgrom, Tod Smith

#47

  11/1/1989
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1 copy available for $7.50
 Versus HulkBill Mantlo, Michael GoldenMichael Golden

#48

  12/1/1989
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10 copies available from $0.75
  Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Michael Higgins, Sue FlaxmanKerry Gammill, Ron Wilson, Don Perlin

#49

  2/1/1990
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10 copies available from $0.75
Wraparound cover Alan Weiss, Mike W. BarrAlan Weiss, Tod Smith

#50

  4/1/1990
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13 copies available from $1.25
 Versus ArcadeMary Jo DuffyJoe Staton, Mark Badger

#51

  6/1/1990
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5 copies available from $1.00
Wraparound coverVersus MangogSteve Englehart, Dean SchreckJohn Buscema, Gene Colan, Ron Lim

#52

  8/1/1990
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11 copies available from $1.00
  Steven Grant, Dean Allen SchreckScott Hamptone, Ernie Chan, Gene Colan, Paul Ryan

#53

  10/1/1990
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  $2.75
12 copies available from $0.99
  Steven GrantJohn Buscema, June Brigman, Dave Ross

#54

  12/1/1990
  $2.25
  $5.00
7 copies available from $0.99
  Steven Grant, Richard HowellTod Smith, Richard Howell, June Brigman

#55

  2/1/1991
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  $2.50
4 copies available from $2.75
  Terry Austin, Al Milgrom, Richard HowellColleen Doran, Al Milgrom, Richard Howell

#56

  4/1/1991
  $2.25
  $5.75
No copies available
  Steve Gerber, Bill MantloCarmine Infantino, Don Heck

#57

  6/1/1991
  $2.25
  $8.00
1 copy available for $8.50
  Steve Gerber, Bill Mantlo, Al MilgromBret Blevins, George Freeman, Al Milgrom, Norm Breyfogle

#58

  8/1/1991
  $2.25
  $4.25
No copies available
  Steve Gerber, Bill MantloBret Blevins, Sandy Plunkett, Jeff Johnson, Jim Lee, Andre Coates

#59

  10/1/1991
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  $6.00
No copies available
  Steve Gerber, Richard HowellRichard Howell, Tony DeZuniga

#60

  1/1/1992
  $2.25
  $10.50
1 copy available for $12.50
 Final IssueWalt Simonson, Ann Nocenti, Paul SmithDave Ross, Denys Cowan, Paul Smith, Ken Steacy

Book #1

 
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1 copy available for $23.00
 Collects Marvel Fanfare #1-7; ca. 2008Chris Claremont, Roger McKenzie, Charlie Boatner, David Anthony Kraft, David Winn, David Michelinie, Mike W. Barr, Sandy Plunkett, Roger Stern, Steven Grant, Bill MantloMichael Golden, Paul Smith, Trevor Von Eeden, Dave Cockrum, Marshall Rogers, Luke McDonnell, Sandy Plunkett, Charles Vess, Joe Barney, George Freeman