Marvel Premiere is a classic and entertaining series to read and collect for fans of all ages. The series was published in 1972 and completed in 1981. The series had a total of 61 issues altogether. This series is very important in that it explores deeper into the super-natural phase from Marvel Comics. Below are some key issues that may serve as useful information in case you decide to start collecting the series in the future.
Many issues in the series are important for the upcoming phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They detail first appearances, team-ups, cover appearances, and origin stories of Marvel’s cosmic and supernatural characters. Examples of characters appearing in this series include Doctor Strange, Shuma Gorath, Adam Warlock, Scott Lang, Ghost Rider, and Werewolf By Night.
Firstly, one potentially important character for Marvel in this series is Adam Warlock. He appears in Marvel Premiere #1 and Marvel Premiere #2. These issues detail a revamped origin of the character. Plus, they describe how the name of “Adam” comes into play. Warlock has been rumored for the MCU for years and these issues are great low-priced speculation for the character.
Secondly, Doctor Strange is a huge character for the MCU. Details of how he became the “Sorcerer Supreme” are told during the many issues in which he appeared in the series. Marvel Premiere #10 details the first appearance of Shuma-Gorath. In addition, the character is known as a powerful Lord of Chaos. This issue also notates the death of the Ancient One. The Ancient One was a mentor of Doctor Strange and former Sorcerer Supreme. It is rumored with inter-dimensional travel and horror effects to the second movie, that Shuma-Gorath may appear in this movie and battle Doctor Strange. Strange appears in many issues in this series. It is a great read for fans of this character.
LEGION OF MONSTERS & LIBERTY LEGION
Marvel Premiere #28 and Marvel Premiere #29 consist of issues with characters teaming-up from different genres. MP #28 details a very important speculation book for collectors. The issue is the first appearance and origin of the Legion of Monsters team. The team consists of Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Morbius, and Werewolf By Night. Many of the characters are confirmed or rumored to be confirmed in the MCU. This team-up presents the whole horror and supernatural aspect of the MCU is planning to bring out.
MP #29 details the first appearance of the Liberty Legion. The team consists of characters such as The Patriot, Red Raven, the Thin Man, Miss America, Jack Frost, Whizzer, and Blue Diamond. The team is made up of characters with and without special powers. Their purpose is to deal with Nazis during WWII. This team does not have any speculation. Still, it’s a great read overall.
IRON FIST & SCOTT and CASSIE LANG
The next issues I will list are known by collectors and really point out the overall well-roundedness of the series. Marvel Premiere #15 depicts the first appearance and origin of Iron Fist. This character has already had his own live-action show on Netflix. He is rumored to join the MCU in the near future, though. In addition, his rumored appearance could be as early as in the upcoming Shang Chi movie. The mentioning of this character and other related characters to him depicts the shift of the series to a physical fighting background of martial artists and assassins.
Lastly, Marvel Premiere #47 is a doubly important issue for this series. The issue details the first appearance of Scott and Cassie Lang. Of course, Scott is the current Ant-Man in the MCU and is a big part of the future of the movies going forward. This concept also applies to Cassie. She is rumored to be part of the Young Avengers team in the near future. Cassie goes by the superhero name of Stature in the team-up. She is the daughter of Scott and has already made her live-action appearance in the Avengers movies for Marvel. To conclude, there’s a lot to like about this series!