Picked up this key issue at the recent SF Comic Con: Invaders 7 (1976) first appearance of both Baron Blood and Union Jack and also includes a flashback to the first appearance of the Human Torch from Marvel Comics 1. But wait there’s more! In a flashback, this includes the first appearance of Freedom’s Five, a group of five heroes that fought together in WWI against the Germans and their super powered agents. The team consisted of Phantom Eagle, the Crimson Cavalier, Union Jack, Sir Steel, and the Silver Squire. In 1917, Iron Fist (Orson Randall) joined the team to replace the injured Silver Squire. It’s lower grade but it was in the 50% off bins and I didn’t already have it so I picked it up for $2. It’s a kinda under the radar book, you can still find a nice copy for $10 - $20 or so, but there’s the rare 30 cent variant that commands a hefty premium. Buy ‘em up if you ever come across this issue for cheap. If they ever make a Invaders movie and Baron Blood is the main antagonist, this will skyrocket. Buy and hold.
I want to thank @richgrinch for this epic mail call! Marvel Preview 4 (1976) first appearance of Starlord, along with Captain Marvel 26, first cover appearance of Thanos, and 33, origin of Thanos! I’ve been wanting a copy of Marvel Preview 4 for years, I already picked up issues 11, 14, 15, and 18 and just needed this first appearance to complete the run. Thanks to the awesome @richgrinch I finally have it in my collection. He gave me a great deal on the set of books and was incredibly patient with me during the process. I was seeing his IG feed and dm’ing him during breaks at an after work event but I couldn’t respond in a timely manner. But we got it done and was shipped fast and securely. If you have not checked his page out, do so, he’s got some great books at great prices, give him a follow! If you don’t, I’ll score all the deals! 😅 Swipe to see some great interior page, like the Bernie Wrightson front piece! Wow! 💎