The Invaders (2nd Series)

    (Marvel, 1975-1979)
™ and ©1975 Marvel Entertainment Group

During the 1940s, Marvel had three great heroes: Captain America, the Human Torch, and Namor, The Sub-Mariner. As kid sidekicks were considered necessary for any self-respecting super-hero in those days, we should also count Captain America’s sidekick, Bucky, and the Human Torch’s partner, Toro. With World War II raging in the real world, Marvel showed its patriotic spirit by having these super-heroes spend most of their time battling the same Nazi menace.

Three decades later, Marvel hit on the idea of revisiting those days, teaming up its greatest Golden Age heroes as the Invaders. These five, with occasional help from other Golden Age heroes like Miss Liberty and the Whizzer, take on the battle against Axis forces, both at home and abroad.

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#1

  8/1/1975
  $0.25
  $42.00
No copies available
 Marvel Value Stamp #37: WatcherRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#2

  10/1/1975
  $0.25
  $24.00
9 copies available from $12.00
 1st Appearance of Brain Drain; 1st appearance of Mailbag; Versus DonarRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#3

  11/1/1975
  $0.25
  $22.00
13 copies available from $7.50
 Marvel Value Stamp #97: Black KnightRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#4

  1/1/1976
  $0.25
  $23.00
11 copies available from $3.00
 Origin of U-Man; Versus U-ManRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#5

  3/1/1976
  $0.25
  $23.00
10 copies available from $16.00
 1st Appearance of Fin; Versus Red SkullRoy ThomasRich Buckler, Dick Ayers

#6

  5/1/1976
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  $15.00
6 copies available from $2.25
 Continued in Marvel Premiere #30Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#6 Variation A

  5/1/1976
  $0.30
  $21.00
No copies available
30 cent variantContinued in Marvel Premiere #30Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#7

  7/1/1976
  $0.25
  $25.00
No copies available
 1st appearance Baron Blood; 1st appearance Freedom’s Five; 1st appearance Lady Crichton (Spitfire); 1st appearance Union Jack I (James Montgomery); 1st appearance Crimson Cavalier; 1st appearance Sir Steel & Silver; Origin Union Jack I (James Montgomery); Versus Baron BloodRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#7 Variation A

  7/1/1976
  $0.30
  $21.00
No copies available
30 cent variant1st appearance Baron Blood; 1st appearance Freedom’s Five; 1st appearance Lady Crichton (Spitfire); 1st appearance Union Jack I (James Montgomery); 1st appearance Crimson Cavalier; 1st appearance Sir Steel & Silver; Origin Union Jack I (James Montgomery); Versus Baron BloodRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#8

  9/1/1976
  $0.30
  $20.00
No copies available
  Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#9

  10/1/1976
  $0.30
  $23.00
4 copies available from $9.00
 Origin of Baron Blood; Versus Baron BloodRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#10

  11/1/1976
  $0.30
  $13.50
8 copies available from $3.50
 Reprints Captain America #22 with framing sequence; Versus ReaperRoy ThomasFrank Robbins, Al Avison

#11

  12/1/1976
  $0.30
  $14.50
5 copies available from $5.00
 1st Appearance of Blue Bullet (Professor Gold); 1st Appearance of Spitfire; Origin of Spitfire; Versus Blue BulletRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#12

  1/1/1977
  $0.30
  $11.00
6 copies available from $1.95
 2nd Appearance of Spitfire (Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton)Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#13

  2/1/1977
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  $11.00
15 copies available from $1.50
 Versus NazisRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#14

  3/1/1977
  $0.30
  $11.50
8 copies available from $2.35
 1st Appearance of Crusaders; 1st Appearance of Dyna-Mite; 1st Appearance of Spirit of ’76Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#15

  4/1/1977
  $0.30
  $13.00
15 copies available from $1.25
 Versus Crusaders; Marv Wolfman L.O.C.Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#16

  5/1/1977
  $0.30
  $12.50
8 copies available from $2.50
 Versus Master ManRoy ThomasJim Mooney

#17

  6/1/1977
  $0.30
  $14.50
9 copies available from $1.30
 1st Appearance of Warrior Woman; Versus Warrior WomanRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#17 Variation A

  6/1/1977
  $0.35
  $7.00
No copies available
35 cent variant Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#18

  7/1/1977
  $0.30
  $12.00
5 copies available from $3.10
 1st Appearance of Mighty Destroyer; Versus Nazis; Versus Warrior WomanRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#18 Variation A

  7/1/1977
  $0.35
  $7.00
No copies available
35 cent cover1st appearance of Mighty DestroyerRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#18 Variation C

  7/1/1977
  $0.30
  $12.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Mighty Destroyer; Versus Warrior Woman; Versus NazisRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#19

  8/1/1977
  $0.30
  $11.50
6 copies available from $7.50
 Reprints Motion Picture Funnies Weekly; 1st Appearance of the Sub-Mariner; 1st Appearance of Union Jack II (Brian Falsworth); Origin of Union Jack II (Brian Falsworth)Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#19 Variation A

  8/1/1977
  $0.35
  $7.00
No copies available
35 cent cover1st Appearance of the Sub-Mariner; 1st Appearance of Union Jack II (Brian Falsworth); Origin of Union Jack II (Brian Falsworth)Roy ThomasFrank Robbins

#20

  9/1/1977
  $0.30
  $12.50
1 copy available for $2.00
 1st Appearance of Sub-Mariner; Origin of Sub-Mariner; New material and reprints Sub-Mariner story from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1Roy Thomas, Bill EverettFrank Robbins, Bill Everett

#20 Variation A

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $10.00
No copies available
35 cent coverNew material and reprints Sub-Mariner story from Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1Roy Thomas, Bill EverettFrank Robbins, Bill Everett

#21

  10/1/1977
  $0.30
  $9.50
20 copies available from $2.00
 New material and reprints Sub-Mariner story from Marvel Mystery Comics #10Roy Thomas, Bill EverettFrank Robbins, Bill Everett

#21 Variation A

  10/1/1977
  $0.35
  $6.00
No copies available
35 cent coverNew material and reprints Sub-Mariner story from Marvel Mystery Comics #10Roy ThomasFrank Robbins, Bill Everett

#22

  11/1/1977
  $0.35
  $9.50
8 copies available from $1.75
 Origin of Toro (new origin); Versus Asbestos LadyRoy ThomasJim Mooney

#23

  12/1/1977
  $0.35
  $10.50
10 copies available from $7.00
 1st Appearance of Scarlet Scarab (Dr. Faoul); Origin of Scarlet Scarab (Dr. Faoul); Versus Scarlet ScarabRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#24

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $15.00
3 copies available from $3.25
 Reprints Marvel Mystery Comics #17; Versus NazisCarl Burgos, Bill EverettCarl Burgos, Bill Everett

#25

  2/1/1978
  $0.35
  $17.00
6 copies available from $4.00
 Versus Scarlet Scarab; Versus NazisRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#26

  3/1/1978
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  $10.50
5 copies available from $7.00
 1st Appearance of Mighty Destroyer II (Roger Aubrey); 1st Appearance of Gwenny Lou Sabuki (becomes Golden Girl); Versus Agent AxisRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#27

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.50
8 copies available from $2.00
 1st Appearance of Golden Girl (Gwenny Lou Sabuki); 1st Appearance of Human Top (David Mitchell); Origin of Golden Girl (Gwenny Lou Sabuki); Origin of Human Top (David Mitchell); Versus Agent AxisRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#28

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $15.00
9 copies available from $3.00
 1st Appearance of Kid Commandos; 2nd Appearance of Human Top (David Mitchell); 2nd Appearance of Golden Girl (Gwenny Lou Sabuki); Versus Agent AxisRoy ThomasFrank Robbins

#29

  6/1/1978
  $0.35
  $10.50
7 copies available from $3.50
 1st Appearance of Teutonic Knight; Origin of Invaders; Versus Teutonic Knight; John Verpoorten obituary (1940-1977)Don GlutAlan Kupperberg

#30

  7/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.50
6 copies available from $3.00
 Versus the Teutonic Knight; Versus Baron StruckerDon GlutAlan Kupperberg

#31

  8/1/1978
  $0.35
  $14.00
5 copies available from $9.99
 Versus Frankenstein’s MonsterDon GlutChic Stone

#32

  9/1/1978
  $0.35
  $11.50
4 copies available from $7.50
 Versus ThorRoy ThomasAlan Kupperberg

#33

  10/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.00
5 copies available from $4.25
 Versus ThorRoy ThomasAlan Kupperberg

#34

  11/1/1978
  $0.35
  $16.00
5 copies available from $10.50
 Versus Mighty DestroyerDon GlutAlan Kupperberg

#35

  12/1/1978
  $0.35
  $15.00
11 copies available from $3.75
 1st Appearance of Iron Cross (Helmut Gruler); Liberty Legion versus Iron CrossRoy ThomasAlan Kupperberg, Don Heck

#36

  1/1/1979
  $0.35
  $12.00
9 copies available from $1.75
 Origin of Iron Cross (Helmut Gruler); Versus Iron CrossRoy ThomasAlan Kupperberg

#37

  2/1/1979
  $0.35
  $11.00
11 copies available from $1.75
 Versus Iron CrossDon GlutAlan Kupperberg, Rick Hoberg

#38

  3/1/1979
  $0.35
  $16.00
11 copies available from $3.75
 1st Appearance of Lady Lotus; 2nd Appearance of Lady Lotus; Versus U-Man; Versus Lady LotusDon GlutAlan Kupperberg

#39

  4/1/1979
  $0.35
  $12.00
10 copies available from $3.75
 Origin of Lady Lotus; Versus U-ManDon GlutAlan Kupperberg

#40

  5/1/1979
  $0.40
  $17.00
8 copies available from $4.00
 Versus Baron Blood; Kurt Busiek L.O.C.; Dennis Mallonee L.O.C.Don GlutAlan Kupperberg

#41

  9/1/1979
  $0.60
  $23.00
12 copies available from $2.55
 Versus Super Axis (Baron Blood, U-Man, Warrior Woman, Master Man); Final Issue; Double-sizeDon GlutAlan Kupperberg

Annual #1

  10/1/1977
  $0.50
  $53.00
8 copies available from $12.80
Cover Date based on Bullpen Bulletins contentReintroduction of The Hyena and The SharkRoy ThomasFrank Robbins, Alex Schomburg, Don Rico, Lee Elias