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Saturday, July 26, 2014

KEY ISSUE ALERT: Marvel Team Up #95

Marvel Team Up #95 
First appearance as Mockingbird 
Published July, 1980 
Writer: Steven Grant 
Artist: Jim Jones


eBay - Pretty slim pickings on the mighty eBay for this key issue at the moment. A few unslabbed copies and some are in lots. Super high grade copies have yet to pop up.

mycomicshop - Low VF here as well as a VG+ copy.


Looks like the character of Bobbi Morse just may be hitting the small screen in Season 2 of the Marvel Comics television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This Key Issue Alert was more to relay the information about the news for this Bronze Age key issue, but I know that there are some out there who don't care for high grade CGC copies.

There's still no word about whether Bobbie Morse will become Mockingbird in the show or if she will just be an earlier version of the character in the comics that was a scientist and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D simply known as Dr. Barbara Morse. 
Either way, the first appearances of the character just may get get a boost in demand quite soon, since it was only a few hours ago that the show name dropped and teased the character at San Diego Comic Con during the Marvel panel.

The character of Bobbi Morse, whom later becomes Mockingbird, does go through quite a few developmental stages in the comics, so there's a few Bronge Age first appearances attached to the character. Marvel Team Up #95 is just one of these Bronze Age key issues, and without a doubt, the most popular. It is, after all, the incarnation of the character that's first seen as Mockingbird.

As most comic fans know already, Mockingbird is a former member of the Avengers and wife of Hawkeye. She is most recognized or remembered as a member of the West Coast Avengers and gained some popularity from the series. With her being added to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show, her popularity may well increase, and that may bode well for Marvel Team Up #95 and her other earlier first appearances. Besides, she's teaming up with Spider-Man in this issue, and you can't go wrong with good ole Spidey.

Although, this is pretty much not a very sought out key issue for raw copies currently, and are pretty scarce online. CGCs are also still hard to find and locate and may well be inflated by the time some hit the market after the news broke at SDCC just mere hours ago. 
May be one of the Bronze Age key issues of 2014 to seriously keep an eye on or consider snagging. May also be a key issue to go digging into your comic boxes to see if you have and then dish off after her character appears on the show.

You can read about more of the news, learn more about the character of Bobbi Morse, and watch the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 teaser by clicking this link.

Thanks for reading and happy hunting!

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