Dollar Bin Digging 06




Captain Marvel #16

First appearance of Phylla Vell. With Donny Cates teasing his upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy roster, I feel like he could do a lot with her as a character.

This is a book I have been grabbing for years from dollar boxes as these have been mostly ignored. But people are coming around on this one, and the value is there. Check recent listings. I’d also grab #17 along with it if you see it. I think her profile will only increase in Cates hands as she’s been mostly forgotten since the Abnett and Lanning Guardians run.


Recent High Sales Data:

CGC 9.6 – $36.00 way back on 4/24/17
Raw – $79.99 on 10/12/18 (sold in a set with #17)
Or $19.99 on its own before the news on 8/1


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Darkhawk #1

Piggybacking on the Cates Guardians tease, Darkhawk is another character that could really hit again going forward. While it’s true that this is not an easy find in a dollar bin anymore, I am including it because I actually found this a two weeks back for $1. Check out the CBSI New Picks ups page on G+ for more. Nostalgia has had many folks picking the bins clean the last couple years.

A massively overprinted 90’s book, there are plenty out there, so I’m sure in the right place at the right time this can be found. I did. Also keep an eye out for Marvel Age #97 for his 1st preview appearance.


Recent High Sales Data:

CGC 9.8 – $300.00 on 9/27/18
Raw – $49.99 on 9/9/18


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    Excellent write up! Mycomicshop had/has a couple of Marvel Age #97 in VF and a couple more in Fn for $8 and $6 each. Compared to what they are selling for on Ebay that isn’t too bad. I picked up one in each grade so there are still a couple for sale as of writing this. Gotta say previews of new characters can be pretty weak but this one is a full five printed pages and has Darkhawk on the cover! Preview or not that seems to me to be a first full appearance. I can see why it is selling for more than Darkhawke #1 most places.

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    I threw my Darkhawk 1 in the recycle bin a few years back. Still do not regret it.

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    Picked up a Darkhawk in a dollar bin myself last weekend!

  • Ben C

    Nice, great info.

    I knew about Cap 16 but not 17 until a couple weeks ago.

    Definitely have them out there in dollar bins! Thanks Mike!

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    Captain Marvel is very hard to find in the sold listings now, everyone seems to be selling the Marvel Presents and Captain Marvel 16 from the 70s now.

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