Greetings, friends. Today we’re taking a good look at Marvel Multi mags produced by Marvel between the years of 1972 and 1984.
You’re looking at a very good example of Marvel Multi Mags distributed to grocery stores and supermarkets in september of 1975.
3 comics for 74 cents! The books included here are The Avengers #139, Conan the barbarian #54, and Jungle Action #17 featuring the Black Panther. All three of these comics were originally published in June of 1975 and all three have Gil “Mr Ubiquitous” Kane covers.
Marvel Multi mags were produced for many years from 1972 to 1984, offering a convenient way to buy multiple comics at your local grocer or supermarket. Granted, the sale price for this particular set was 74 cents, a whole penny less than the cost for buying three single issues in 1975, so it wasn’t the “bargain price” as much as the convenience that made these multi mags popular for years.
You can still find these Marvel multi-mags in very good to excellent condition for a reasonable price on ebay and elsewhere. This particular set I bought a while back for 30 bucks is in superb shape. The two visible comics, Avengers #139 and Conan the barbarian #54 appear to be in VF to NM condition and I would imagine that Jungle Action #17 is in better condition considering its sandwiched between the aforementioned books and thus has had little to no interaction with light or direct handling.
The bag itself appears to be entirely sealed and the top hanger label completely intact. Often you will find a tear or seal break with these bags which is understandable considering their age, this one in particular being nearly 50 years old.
Of course, once you open the bag, it pretty much destroys the entire “multi mag” idea in the collectors world. If you price these three issues out separately in VF-NM condition you’ll find that the single issues are equal or greater in value to what I paid for this multi-mag, so if you can get a good price for one in great shape I think its an excellent buy whether or not you end up opening the bag.
Other Marvel multi-mag sets include –
1974 MARVEL MULTI-MAGS with VAULT OF EVIL #12, WEIRD WONDER TALES #5 and DAREDEVIL #112
1976 MARVEL MULTI-MAGS with MASTER OF KUNG FU #45, TOMB OF DRACULA #49, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #30
1980 marvel multi mags SHE HULK #1 AND Amazing Spider-Man #201
1981 Marvel Multi-Mags Multi-Pack Sealed 2-Pack with Daredevil 173 and amazing spiderman 219 – both have Frank Miller covers.
Special thanks to http://www.wymann.info/comics/ for additional images and information on these Marvel multi mags.
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