Micronauts (Vol. 1)

    (Marvel, 1979-1984)
™ and ©1978 MEGO Corp.

The idea for the Micronauts came from a line of toys popular in the late 1970s. In doing this series, Marvel had the chance to make a really terrible comic book, but somehow resisted the opportunity. Instead, the Micronauts was a surprisingly strong series which brought a whole new dimension, the “Microverse,” to the Marvel Universe.

The Micronauts chronicles the struggle of a band of freedom fighters as they battle the empire’s “dog-soldiers” and the dread Baron Karza. Taking place in a microcosmic world somehow located within our own, the six rebels battle against impossible odds, in a war that occasionally spills over into our own dimension.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  1/1/1979
  $0.35
  $39.00
3 copies available from $8.00
1st appearance of Baron Karza; 1st appearance of Biotron; 1st appearance of Acroyear; 1st appearance of Marionette (Mari); 1st appearance of Space Glider (Arcturus Rann); 1st appearance of Micronauts; 1st appearance of Arcoyear; Origin of MicronautsBill MantloMichael Golden

#1 - 2nd printing

  1/1/1979
  $0.35
  $42.00
3 copies available from $22.55
2nd printing from Whitman; 1st appearance of Baron Karza; 1st appearance of Biotron; 1st appearance of Arcoyear; 1st appearance of Marionette (Mari); 1st appearance of Space Glider (Arcturus Rann); 1st appearance of Micronauts; Origin of MicronautsBill MantloMichael Golden

#2

  2/1/1979
  $0.35
  $6.50
17 copies available from $1.00
1st appearance of Steve Coffin; Issue number in box; Newsstand edition (distributed by Curtis)Bill MantloMichael Golden

#2 - 2nd printing

  2/1/1979
  $0.35
  $13.00
4 copies available from $4.25
2nd printing from WhitmanBill MantloMichael Golden

#3

  3/1/1979
  $0.35
  $4.25
11 copies available from $1.75
 Bill MantloMichael Golden

#3 - 2nd printing

  3/1/1979
  $0.35
  $11.50
4 copies available from $3.99
2nd printing from WhitmanBill MantloMichael Golden

#4

  4/1/1979
  $0.35
  $4.00
17 copies available from $1.25
 Bill MantloMichael Golden

#5

  5/1/1979
  $0.40
  $3.50
18 copies available from $0.75
 Bill MantloMichael Golden

#6

  6/1/1979
  $0.40
  $4.25
14 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloMichael Golden

#7

  7/1/1979
  $0.40
  $5.25
13 copies available from $0.75
 Bill MantloMichael Golden

#8

  8/1/1979
  $0.40
  $33.00
2 copies available from $37.50
1st appearance of Captain UniverseBill MantloMichael Golden

#9

  9/1/1979
  $0.40
  $2.75
10 copies available from $0.25
1st appearance of CiliciaBill MantloMichael Golden

#10

  10/1/1979
  $0.40
  $4.00
16 copies available from $0.75
 Bill MantloMichael Golden

#11

  11/1/1979
  $0.40
  $4.75
1 copy available for $8.00
Versus Baron KarzaBill MantloMichael Golden

#12

  12/1/1979
  $0.40
  $3.25
11 copies available from $0.50
 Bill Mantlo, Michael GoldenMichael Golden

#13

  1/1/1980
  $0.40
  $4.25
11 copies available from $1.90
1st appearance of JasmineBill MantloHoward Chaykin

#14

  2/1/1980
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  $3.50
8 copies available from $0.95
 Bill MantloHoward Chaykin

#15

  3/1/1980
  $0.40
  $3.00
10 copies available from $0.50
1st appearance of Antrons; Death of MicrotronBill MantloHoward Chaykin

#16

  4/1/1980
  $0.40
  $4.00
12 copies available from $1.99
 Bill MantloHoward Chaykin

#17

  5/1/1980
  $0.40
  $2.50
12 copies available from $1.00
Death of JasmineBill MantloHoward Chaykin

#18

  6/1/1980
  $0.40
  $3.00
11 copies available from $0.88
 Bill MantloHoward Chaykin

#19

  7/1/1980
  $0.40
  $3.25
12 copies available from $0.65
1st appearance of Odd John (John Judson); Origin of Odd John (John Judson)Bill MantloPat Broderick

#20

  8/1/1980
  $0.40
  $3.75
12 copies available from $1.99
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#21

  9/1/1980
  $0.50
  $2.75
10 copies available from $0.88
Tales of the MicroverseBill MantloPat Broderick

#22

  10/1/1980
  $0.50
  $3.00
17 copies available from $1.00
Tales of the MicroverseBill MantloPat Broderick

#23

  11/1/1980
  $0.50
  $3.00
13 copies available from $0.55
Versus Molecule Man (Owen Reece)Bill MantloPat Broderick, Michael Golden

#24

  12/1/1980
  $0.50
  $3.00
14 copies available from $0.85
Map of HomeworldBill Mantlo, Pat BroderickPat Broderick

#25

  1/1/1981
  $0.50
  $3.50
9 copies available from $0.30
Origin of Baron Karza; Versus Mentallo (Marvin Flumm); Tales of the MicroverseBill MantloPat Broderick

#26

  2/1/1981
  $0.50
  $2.75
10 copies available from $0.35
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#27

  3/1/1981
  $0.50
  $2.75
9 copies available from $0.75
Death of BiotronBill MantloPat Broderick

#28

  4/1/1981
  $0.50
  $2.75
17 copies available from $0.35
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#29

  5/1/1981
  $0.50
  $2.50
16 copies available from $0.50
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#30

  6/1/1981
  $0.50
  $2.75
17 copies available from $0.31
1st appearance of Aquon; 1st appearance of Lady Coral; 1st appearance of Nanotron; Origin of AquonBill MantloPat Broderick

#31

  7/1/1981
  $0.50
  $3.00
13 copies available from $1.50
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#32

  8/1/1981
  $0.50
  $3.25
14 copies available from $0.60
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#33

  9/1/1981
  $0.50
  $4.00
14 copies available from $0.80
1st Appearance of DevilBill MantloPat Broderick

#34

  10/1/1981
  $0.50
  $3.25
10 copies available from $0.65
 Bill MantloPat Broderick

#35

  11/1/1981
  $0.75
  $2.75
7 copies available from $0.55
Origin of Microverse; Double-sizedBill MantloVal Mayerik

#36

  12/1/1981
  $0.50
  $3.00
10 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloKeith Giffen

#37

  1/1/1982
  $0.60
  $5.25
9 copies available from $1.00
1st appearance of HuntarrBill MantloKeith Giffen, Greg Larocque

#38

  2/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.25
6 copies available from $1.10
Direct sales (only) begin; Tales of the MicroverseBill MantloJohn Garcia, Gil Kane

#39

  3/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.75
7 copies available from $2.00
 Bill MantloSteve Ditko

#40

  4/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.50
7 copies available from $0.60
 Bill MantloGil Kane

#41

  5/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.75
6 copies available from $0.70
Versus Doctor DoomBill MantloGil Kane

#42

  6/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.25
4 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloGil Kane

#43

  7/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.00
6 copies available from $0.50
 Bill MantloGil Kane

#44

  8/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.50
6 copies available from $1.10
 Bill Mantlo, Gil KaneGil Kane

#45

  9/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.25
9 copies available from $1.10
 Bill MantloGil Kane

#46

  10/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.00
11 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloLuke McDonnell

#47

  11/1/1982
  $0.75
  $3.50
7 copies available from $1.20
Wraparound coverBill MantloMike Vosburg

#48

  12/1/1982
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  $3.50
10 copies available from $0.55
Wraparound coverBill MantloButch Guice

#49

  1/1/1983
  $0.75
  $3.00
7 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#50

  2/1/1983
  $0.75
  $2.50
9 copies available from $0.50
Death of Pharoid; Death of Slug; Death of Duchess Belladonna; Death of Centauria; Death of Lobros; Death of Battle-Axe; Death of AmpzillaBill MantloButch Guice

#51

  3/1/1983
  $0.75
  $3.00
8 copies available from $0.40
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#52

  5/1/1983
  $0.75
  $2.75
8 copies available from $0.55
Death of AquonBill MantloButch Guice

#53

  7/1/1983
  $0.75
  $3.00
7 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#54

  9/1/1983
  $0.75
  $3.00
11 copies available from $0.50
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#55

  11/1/1983
  $0.75
  $3.75
6 copies available from $0.80
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#56

  1/1/1984
  $0.75
  $4.00
6 copies available from $0.80
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#57

  3/1/1984
  $1.00
  $4.50
17 copies available from $0.60
Double-sizedBill MantloButch Guice

#58

  5/1/1984
  $0.75
  $9.00
3 copies available from $8.55
 Bill MantloButch Guice

#59

  8/1/1984
  $0.75
  $10.50
4 copies available from $7.50
Final IssuePeter B. GillisKelley Jones

Annual #1

  12/1/1979
  $0.75
  $4.25
22 copies available from $0.95
 Bill MantloSteve Ditko

Annual #2

  10/1/1980
  $0.75
  $3.25
9 copies available from $0.65
Versus ToymasterBill MantloSteve Ditko, Rich Buckler

Special Edition #1

  12/1/1983
  $2.00
  $2.75
6 copies available from $1.00
Reprints from Micronauts #1–3Bill MantloMichael Golden

Special Edition #2

  1/1/1984
  $2.00
  $2.75
8 copies available from $1.00
Reprints from Micronauts #3-5; New splash page and wraparound cover by Guice; Map of HomeworldBill MantloMichael Golden, Butch Guice

Special Edition #3

  2/1/1984
  $2.00
  $3.25
7 copies available from $1.00
Reprints material from Micronauts #6-8; Wraparound coverBill MantloMichael Golden

Special Edition #4

  3/1/1984
  $2.00
  $4.50
4 copies available from $4.50
Reprints from Micronauts #8–10; New splash and wraparound cover by GuiceBill MantloMichael Golden, Butch Guice

Special Edition #5

  4/1/1984
  $2.00
  $3.00
3 copies available from $2.00
Reprints from Micronauts #11 and #12, plus excerpts from #23 and #25; Wraparound coverBill MantloMichael Golden, Pat Broderick