There’s a new America coming to the Multiverse, America Chavez. She stands to become a major player in the MCU, so get started collecting her key issues.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is brimming with characters. Besides three versions of Strange, there are a couple of Scarlet Witches, Gargantos, Rintrah, Baron Mordo, Professor X, the Illuminati, and possibly the Marvel Zombies. It doesn’t leave much room for America Chavez, but the newest addition to the MCU could be the catalyst for the entire movie.
Who is she? Hailing from the Utopian Parallel, America was given superpowers by the dimension’s deity, the Demiurge. She then left her home to hone her crafts as a hero, though the Utopian Parallel was destroyed. America found her way to Earth-616, and that is likely where MOM will pick up.
Before she becomes an MCU star of movies and Disney+, what keys should you track down? You’ve come to the right place.
Of all the America Chavez keys to feel the heat from her MOM debut, it’s been Vengeance #1 at the top of the list. Her first appearance was a mystery.
We find Miss America breaking down blast doors and flying down hallways. Aiding her are two members of the new Teen Brigade – the original lineup first appeared in 1963’s Incredible Hulk #6, for those curious – and there’s nothing that says they won’t arrive in MOM as well. It gives another reason collectors want to get their hands on this issue.
For the past year, the graded 9.8 has skyrocketed to a near $1,400 average. A year ago, it catapulted to a record $2k sale. Throughout April, it has consistently stayed in the $1k range as we approach the movie premiere. The cheaper alternative is the 9.6. At an almost identical grade, the price tag drops to about $500.
If those sound too pricey, they are bargains compared to the variant edition. Also at that vaulted 9.8, this one sold for $5,999 in February. Just last month, it sold for $4,406.56. Even at a 9.6, it still sells in the $2k range.
The first cover appearance is always a hot item when a character makes that transition to the big screen, and America Chavez gets her first cover art here.
As Nick Fury, Jr. scatters comics, you can clearly see America along with her fellow Teen Brigade members.
Compared to Vengeance #1, Marvel Now! Point One is a steal.
Despite climbing prices, you can still get a 9.8 for $200 or less on average.
Chances are, MOM will visit America’s home world, the Utopian Parallel. Readers first encountered this magical place in the Multiverse when Young Avengers #14 delved into America’s origin story.
This will be an especially important key if Marvel Studios has bigger plans for America beyond supporting roles in other characters’ movies and/or streaming series.
While there are no graded sales on record, you can find raw copies for around $20.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
America Chavez should be a breakout star after MOM’s premiere. Reportedly, Kevin Feige is currently planning the next 10 years’ worth of Marvel projects, and I would imagine that will include more appearances for Miss America. If that is the case, these keys will only get more expensive.