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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Inhumans Key Issues Part 2

Zipping along to Part 2 of this Inhumans key issues list. We've got more Silver Age key comics pertaining to this superhero team. Some of these are pretty much under the radar right now, and while some of these characters will be in the movie franchise, it's unknown at the moment just how integral they'll be.

However, just in case, here are some more important and semi-important keys directly related to the Inhumans in the world of Marvel Comics. If you missed Part 1, just click that underlined, blue link to go back.




FANTASTIC FOUR #64
First published appearance of Sentry 459

Alright, now we're getting into some Inhumans-related keys I've yet to talk about on here and Fantastic Four #64 is a good example. As stated above, this issue holds the first published appearance of Sentry 459.

Sentry 459 is a Kree robot designed to watch and observe the tribe of Inhumans and how their civilization progresses throughout the years. His first canonical first appearance would later be written in a back up feature in the Thor comics. Fantastic Four #64 and the first published appearance of Sentry 459 was published July, 1967.

eBay - No problem finding an unslabbed copy, but different story for slabbed copies. Only two CGC copies up on the mighty eBay at the time of this writing. Highest grade is a 9.4 NM. Other copy is an 8.0 VF.

mycomicshop - A VG+ and a low VG here. Both are raw copies and both are on consignment.

ComicConnect - About six copies here, and two of them are CGC. Highest is a 9.0 VF/NM and the other is a 7.5 low VF. Highest raw copy here so far is a low VF as well.

ComicLink - Only one CGC 9.2 low NM copy here at the time of this writing.




FANTASTIC FOUR #65
First appearance of the Kree
First appearance of Ronan the Accuser
First appearance of Supreme Intelligence

Ronan the Accuser may have been used up in the Guardians of the Galaxy flick but there is an important first appearance in this issue regarding the Inhumans, and that's the first appearance of the Kree race in the MCU. As most of us know, the Inhumans were created by the Kree as genetic experiments, and with the Marvel cinematic universe definitely expanding on this famous Marvel alien race of beings in the movies, this key issue just may sustain it's demand for quite some time.

Looks like super high grades are pretty expensive, but 9.2 CGCs have dropped in the $500 range recently. So, not extremely super in demand just yet. May need to shop around for a good deal.

This book should be out of reach already for most concerning super high grade copies though, because it introduces the Kree in the Marvel Universe and the Kree will be major players in Phase 3 with the Inhumans movie and the Captain Marvel movie. Oh, yes, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2. August, 1967 is when this comic was published.

eBay - Bunch of unslabbed copies here for this key and it looks like quite a few for CGC copies as well. Highest are a 9.4 NM and a 9.0 VF/NM so far.

mycomicshop - Two CGC copies here with one being an 8.5 VF+ and the other an 8.0 VF. Quite a few copies as well. Highest unslabber is only a 6.5 FN+.

ComicConnect - Three CGC copies here at the moment with the highest being a 9.0 VF/NM.

ComicLink - A handful of CGC copies at ComicLink, and there is a CGC 9.4 NM copy that's the top grade so far. Second top graded copy is a 9.0 VF/NM.




THOR #146
1st Inhumans series feature
Inhumans origin begins
First appearance of Randac
First appearance of Makoth

In the back up feature story,  Origin of...the Incomparable Inhumans, this tale further explains how the Inhumans were created concerning the Terrigen Mists. Randac, an Inhuman geneticist, discovered the Terrigen Mists. He discovers and immerses himself in it this issue.

Makoth is also an early Inhuman scientist and colleague of Randac. Thor #146 sees the first appearance of Randac and Makoth, and the origin is continued in the next issue. These origin stories involving the Inhumans are highly over-looked in the market right now. Thor #146 was published November, 1967. 

eBay - Unslabbed copies galore. No CGC yet for this issue...at the time of this writing.

mycomicshop - Only two low grade, raw copies here. Both are in stock though, but he highest is only a low VG.




THOR #147
Inhumans origin continues
First appearance chronologically of Sentry 459

In this issue, Randac's immersing in the Terrigen Mists awakens the Sentry. The Sentry was created by Kree scientist Bronnek. The Kree then mass produced the Sentries to watch over their advanced military bases and supply posts throughout the Kree Empire and beyond it.

Sentry 459 was the second Sentry to be sent to our system after Sentry 213 was destroyed by an exiled group of Eternals. Sentry 459 escorted Kree scientist who wanted to research the most advanced lifeforms 25,000 years ago. They found humans and engineered experiments upon them to turn them into advanced beings to use as an army one day.

The scientists left but Sentry 459 stayed behind to watch the advancement of this tribe of genetically advanced humans. In this issue, Sentry 459 tells the story of how this all came about. Randac finds that he has gained superpowers and wants everyone to immerse themselves in the Terrigen Mists.

The Sentry 459 contacts the Inhumans and warns them that if the Kree should ever return they may return as foes. May the Sentry 459 be in the Inhumans movie? High possibility that this character will be as he is assigned to monitor the Inhumans. December, 1967 is the publishing date of this comic.

eBay - No problem finding this Silver Age Thor key on eBay as well. Plenty of raw copies to snag up. Only one CGC 9.6 NM+ copy on the mighty eBay as of this writing.

mycomicshop - Only one low VG, raw copy in stock at the moment.

ComicConnect - Two 9.0 VF/NM copies here. One is a CGC and the other is a raw copy. Other two options are also raw copies.

ComicLink - Only one CGC 8.5 VF+ copy here at the moment.




THOR #148
Origin of Black Bolt begins
First appearance of Agon
First appearance of Rynda

Industry notes this key issue as the origin of Black Bolt, and it's still under the radar in the market place currently. May be one to consider picking up as it details a bit of Black Bolt's origin.

Agon and his wife Rynda arrive to see how the Terrigen Mist has affected their infant son and discover that he can control electrons, levitate objects, and create a protective shield. However, when the infant becomes tired of the tests and begins to cry, his voice produces a force that destroys the lab and levels most of the city.

Instinctively protecting himself with the force fied, baby Black Bolt survives. As Agon picks up and comforts the child, he fears what future destruction his son's awesome powers will cause. January, 1968 is the publishing date for this comic, and it's still very much under the radar in the market today. This issue also holds the first appearances of Black Bolt's and Maximus' parents - Agon and Rynda.

eBay - Decent selection of raw copies here at the moment. No CGC. Actually, the few CGC copies were snagged, but I'm sure more will pop up soon. They may be, however, the batch of inflated slabbed copies for this key. Hopefully they're not by then.

mycomicshop - Two readers copies here in stock. Wasn't even going to mention them, but higher graded copies may be in stock at mycomicshop in the future.




THOR #149
Origin of Blackbolt continued
Origin of Karnak, Triton, Medusa, Crystal, and Gorgon

The origin of Black Bolt and the Inhumans are further expanded on in the back pages of Thor, and although industry doesn't recognize this as part of Black Bolt's origin, it most definitely is. This issue explains how Black Bolt was raised in isolation because of his powerful vocal powers.

His father Agon tells him he is old enough to be trusted to leave isolation and join the Inhumans society. Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon and Crystal, who is still a child, enter and greet him. Black Bolt's brother Maximus is also there to greet him and fires a nerve beam at him to get him to cry out.

In pain, Black Bolt tries to glide away, and Medusa, Karnak, and Gorgon overpower Maximus and shut down the nerve beam. Medusa realizes that no matter what, Black Bolt can never ever speak or mutter a sound.

Industry notes this as the origins of Karnak, Crystal, Medusa, Triton and Gorgon, but this issue also completes Black Bolt's origins as well. It was published February, 1968.

eBay - Definitely not scarce on eBay at the time of this writing. Plenty of raw copies to shop around for. CGCs are available. Highest located is a 9.4 NM. Two 8.5s with one being a PGX.

mycomicshop - A few copies here and all are raw and in stock. Highest grade is a VG/FN though.

ComicConnect - CGC 9.4 NM copy here. There's also a CGC 8.5 VF+ copy as well. 9.2 Low NM is the highest of the raw copies available at ComicConnect for now.



Definitely some interesting Inhumans key comics in Part 2 to consider. Quite a few are very much over-looked or under the radar in the market. I'm suspecting as time goes on, more and more may catch on to some of these.

As usual, this ain't it and Part 3 is ready so just click the PART 3 link to continue with this Inhumans key issues list. If you missed Part 1, just click the PREVIOUS link to have Lockjaw transport you back.



4 comments:

  1. Great list so far! Did I mention I picked up Thor 148 in VF/NM for just $20!! It should grade out around 9.0-9.2 and I'll probably send it out in my next round.

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    1. I remember somebody mentioning Thor 148 before and how it's under the radar. Hmmm...I wonder why my comment didn't post earlier....great snag Jessie and hope that comes back a high grade. I think these origin issues concerning the Inhumans in the Thor title will start to catch on soon.

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  2. I'll be sure to post the results!

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    1. Awesome! Looking forward to hearing whatchu got.

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