Mighty World of Marvel 196, 197, 198 (1976):1st Wolverine - Hulk 181 - UK Marvel
  £   81
  $   137


£   81 Sold For
Mar 9, 2020 End Date
Mar 2, 2020 Start Date
£   5 Start price
22 Number Of Bids
Great Britain Country Of Seller
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Mighty World of Marvel 197, 198 and 199 from 1976 - UK Marvel featuring the 1st appearance of Wolverine in the UK - this is a 3 issue lot which reprints the 2nd half of Incredible Hulk (US) 180 (in MWOM 197) and then the full Incredible Hulk 181 story (spread over MWOM 198 and 199). UK Marvels were generally black & white reprints (as these are)

197 - high grade - just some spine ticks and some very light/minor signs of creasing/bending plus a newsagents name in pencil rubbed out on the back cover

198 - some light wear to the spine and a small split to the bottom, light wear/nicks to the top/bottom edges and 2 very faint vertical creases (like subscription creases but with no bend to the book) plus a tiny triangular nick near the right hand (by Hulk's elbow). The bottom staple may not be holding the cover any longer (top one definitely is!!) but I don't want to check too much in case it's holding on and I tear it!!

199 - high grade - just a faint crease to the top corner


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