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Location Mesa, Arizona 85209 US
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Seller iltid87 (70)
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Country/Region Of Manufacture United States
Issue Number #1, 2, 6, 38-42
Main Character Dazzler
Grade 8.5 VF+
Publication Date March 1981-March 1986
_Dazzler_ was originally developed as a cross-promotional, multi-media creation between Casablanca Records and Marvel, until the tie-ins were dropped in 1980 due to artistic disagreements. _Dazzler_ was the FIRST Marvel title to appear exclusively in comics specialty shops and had much initial popularity in 1981 due to her ties to the X-Men (where she made her first appearance). Despite the fact that sales were heavy early on, interest in the character eventually waned by 1983, and the book was published bi-monthly until it ended in 1986. In many ways the book proved to be uneven and never quite lived up to its full potential. Many readers criticized the "real life" focus of the book that included softer plots centering on career, relationships, and family rather than the more common action-based plot devices. Writers struggled to meet the conflicting desires of readers in that audiences wanted something "new" but not so new that it didn't conform with other super-hero action books. Even when the book moved to a more standard super-hero mode late in its run, it was not enough to save the series.
This 8-issue lot includes three early issues (#1, 2, 6) and the last five issues of the series (#38-42). She would later star in a solo graphic novel, and would go on to join the X-Men and (for a short time) Excalibur.
Stories are by Tom DeFalco and Archie Goodwin and artwork is by John Romita Jr., Frank Springer, and Paul Chadwick. All eight issues are in excellent condition with cover gloss and color intact and only very minor spine stress. Please message me if you would like additional photos. Of course I'd be happy to combine shipping with any of my other items (you may message me for an updated invoice or I can refund any extra shipping paid).
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