Comic books in 'Avengers'

  • Issue #304
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 304

    "Yearning to Breathe Free!" Guest-starring Puma. Script by Danny Fingeroth. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. In their civilian identities, Steve Rogers, Sigurd Jarlson, and Gilgamesh tour historic Ellis Island. The three avengers' visit to the island is proceeding normally until it's interrupted by Thomas Fireheart! Wow, where did Puma come from? And who is he chasing through the Great Hall? Apparently one of the maintenance workers is a former member of Puma's tribe! And he has the awesome ability to open portals to other dimensions! After Puma attacks him, the frightened Charles accidentally opens a portal to the Crossroads! And the cosmic-radiated U-Foes bust through! All of sudden the battle lines are drawn: Ironclad , Vapor, Vector, and X-Ray vs. Captain America, Gilgamesh, Thor, and Puma! Can the Avengers round up the U-Foes? And do it without destroying a beloved national treasure? First appearance of Portal (aka Charles Little Sky). Flashback cameo by the Hulk. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Gilgamesh, and Thor. (Notes: The U-Foes previously appeared in Incredible Hulk 305 and appear next in Avengers West Coast 53. This story takes place during the time period when Ellis Island and its Great Hall were undergoing major renovation.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #305
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 305
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    "Avengers Assemble!" Part 1 of 3. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Byrne. Captain America calls a quick meeting of all the active avengers to make sure everyone understands that there is only one team of Avengers…with different branches on each coast. Meanwhile miles below New York Harbor, Jinku, the witch doctor of the Lava Men, cooks up a surprise for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Seemingly out of nowhere, a column of lava forms directly underneath Avengers Island (aka Hydro-Base) and lifts it high into the air! And then waves of Lava Men attack! In just a matter of minutes, the Avengers are knee deep in lava (men)! Can Cap, Thor, and their teammates fight off the little warriors made of molten rock? And do it before Hydro-Base slides off the mountain of lava? Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Beast, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Firebird, Hellcat, Moondragon, Starfox, Sub-Mariner, and the West Coast Avengers. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, and Thor. (Notes: The Lava Men previously appeared in Fantastic Four 313. John Byrne begins his 1-year stint as the writer for the Avengers series.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #306
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 306

    "There is a Fire Down Below" Part 2 of 3. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. While swimming into Upper New York Bay, the Sub-Mariner is ambushed by a legion of Lava Men! However, Prince Namor has plenty of company at the bottom of the bay! Namely his fellow avengers! Trapped within a rocky sphere, the Avengers desperately try to break free before suffocating! Thanks to the Prince of Asgard, Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Avenging Son escape their undersea prisons! But then they find themselves in the subsurface lair of Jinku…staring at a giant lava monster! Meanwhile as Hydro-Base teeters on the brink of plunging into the bay, Jarvis sends a distress call to the Avengers' west coast branch! Cameo appearance by the West Coast Avengers. Flashback cameo by N'astirh. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #307
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 307

    "Metamorphosis" Part 3 of 3. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. In the nick of time, the Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, and Wonder Man arrive to stabilize Hydro-Base atop the massive column of lava rock! Jarvis and Avengers Island are safe for now, but deep underground the situation is anything but safe for the septet of avengers battling Jinku's giant lava beast! The intense heat radiating from the powerful creature renders everyone unconscious except for Thor and Gilgamesh! Can the Asgardian and the Eternal cool off the rampaging beast before it's too late? Flashback cameo by N'astirh. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #308
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 308

    "Journey" Guest-starring Sersi. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The Avengers' clash with the Lava Men is over. But the team has suffered a serious casualty…Gilgamesh. The Forgotten One has slipped into a coma and appears near death. Who on Earth can save him? The star-spangled avenger knows of one possibility! The mesmerizing Sersi…the enchanting Eternal who resides in New York City! After Sersi tends to Gilgamesh, she realizes that his only hope for recovery lies in Olympia…the Eternals' majestic homeland! Will the Avengers find the answers in Olympia? Or just more questions? Appearances by the Lava Men, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Women, West Coast Avengers, Uni-Mind, and the Eternals. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: Sersi and the shield-slinger previously worked together in Captain America 355 and 357. This issue begins Sersi's long association with the Avengers that runs through issue 375.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #309
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 309

    "To Find Olympia!" Guest-starring Sersi. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. With the intent of reviving Gilgamesh, the Avengers travel to the mountains of Greece in search of the Eternals' homeland! But shockingly Olympia is gone! Apparently carved right out of the Earth! Wow, were did the city of grandeur go? Nowhere on Earth, but yet somewhere very near Earth! The Negative Zone! Without hesitation the Avengers zoom into the Negative Zone via their quinjet and quickly locate Olympia! However, the ancient city appears deserted and decimated! Who or what has almost destroyed the Eternals' home? Could it have been a bomb-burst? Or perhaps more specifically…a living bomb-burst? Look out! Cameo appearances by the Great Lakes Avengers, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Blastaar. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Gilgamesh, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: Blastaar previously appeared in Fantastic Four 318. The Avengers series is bi-monthly for the next four issues.) Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #310
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 310

    "Death in Olympia!" Guest-starring Sersi, the Eternals, and the Warriors Three. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. One of the Negative Zone's resident bad guys has taken over Olympia! And now after dispatching the Eternals, Blastaar ambushes the Avengers! With his powerful blasts, the Living Bomb-Burst quickly thins the heroes' ranks! Leaving the god of thunder to battle Blastaar alone! But Asgardian-style help is on the way from Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg! If the Mighty Thor can keep Blastaar at bay for a few more minutes, the Warriors Three along with the Avenging Son may be able to box in the Living Bomb-Burst…and restore Olympia to its former glory! Cameo appearances by Odin and Loki. Flashback cameo by Annihilus. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Gilgamesh, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: Blastaar appears next in Incredible Hulk Annual 18. The Avengers previously battled Blastaar in Marvel Two-in-One 75. This issue contains a full-page ad for the upcoming Acts of Vengeance storyline.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #314
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 314

    "Along Came a Spider" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan. What if the universe disappeared for just a split second? That would be frightening! And what if the awesome weapon that could make that possible…fell into the hands of a sinister super-villainess? That would be terrifying! Unfortunately for Earth's Mightiest Heroes…the former and the latter are now both reality! At the Polydyne Industries laboratory in New Jersey, the genocidal Nebula has seized control of Professor Harker's incredible compressor unit! But even Nebula isn't exactly sure what the compressor unit can do! The Avengers fear the worst and ask Sersi and Spider-Man to help them! With Cap, Thor, Sersi, Jarvis, and the wall-crawler gathered in the underground control room, the universe disappears again! But the five heroes still remain! Now what? Cameo appearances by Starfox, Wonder Man, Hank Pym, and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Avengers previously battled Nebula in Avengers 259 and 260. This issue includes a full-page ad for Silver Surfer 34 and Fantastic Four 337.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #315
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 315

    "Doomsday Plus One!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The universe has vanished! Except for two small pockets of life! One pocket is the Avengers control room with five souls inside! And the other is the Polydyne Industries laboratory with Nebula, Professor Harker, and a few assistants clinging to life! The professor's powerful universal compressor has run amok and now threatens to annihilate everything! Thor uses his mighty mjolnir to bring the Avengers into the Polydyne lab! And then and there, the star-spangled avenger, the Prince of Asgard, the enchanting Eternal, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man fight to save the cosmos from total annihilation! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #316
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 316
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    "Spiders and Stars!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by John Byrne. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. Order has been restored to the universe! But the lady that caused the chaos is still on the loose! Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the wondrous wall-crawler blast off into outer space to rendezvous with Nebula's massive starship on the other side of the moon! Shell-Head and the synthezoid avenger arrive at the spaceship first and begin working their way through Nebula's guard force! And minutes later Cap, Thor, Spidey, and Sersi join the attack! Meanwhile inside the ship's command center, Starfox's pleasure power puts Nebula and her henchmen under his spell! By all accounts it looks like the Avengers will finish this caper without expending too much energy! But stranger things have happened in outer space…very strange! Cameo appearance by the Stranger. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, Starfox, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #318
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 318

    "A Vengeful God!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by Fabian Nicieza. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. Nebula does it again! After almost destroying the cosmos with the universal compressor three issues ago, the vengeful super-villainess steals the power of the Infinity Union and threatens stellar genocide once more! But just like last time, the Mighty Avengers stand in her way! On the Stranger's gigantic planet-ship; the star-spangled avenger, golden avenger, synthezoid avenger, Asgardian, Eternal, and amazing one fight to the finish against Nebula! With help from the Stranger, can Earth's Mightiest Heroes bring the universe back from the brink one more time? Cameo appearance by Quasar. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, Starfox, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: Nebula returns in Silver Surfer 38.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #325
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 325

    "Party Games!" Part 7 of 7. Guest-starring Diamondback. Script by Mark Gruenwald. Pencils by Rik Levins. Inks by Fred Fredericks and Diverse Hands. Cover by John Byrne. The Avengers' atomic adventure in Newfoundland is over. And now it's time to celebrate Sersi-style! The enchanting Eternal throws one of her world famous parties at her Soho loft apartment! Steve Rogers, Wendell Vaughn, Jennifer Walters, and the Avengers' support staff attend in civilian attire! It looks like a fun evening! But has anyone checked the ID of the catering crew? Mother Night and Minister Blood crash the party! And hypnotize Jarvis and his fellow staffers into firing guns at the crowd! However, one avenging attendee is impervious to Mother Night's hypnotic gaze! Can the last man (or synthezoid) on the guest list revive the party? Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Quasar, Sersi, She-Hulk, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #326
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 326

    "Wind from the East" Part 1 of 3. First appearance of Rage. Script by Larry Hama. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Paul Ryan. Earth's Mightiest Heroes move into their brand new headquarters on Fifth Avenue! And shortly thereafter a visitor comes knocking on the front door! It's a new superhero named Rage! Where did he come from and what are his super-powers? Meanwhile at Metropolitan Hospital, a visitor from the Soviet Union arrives. It's Lieutenant Ramskov, one of the heroes from the deadly Chernobyl accident in 1986. The comatose survivor must have a bone marrow transplant due to his exposure to severe levels of radiation! The hospital doctor begins working on her Russian patient, when suddenly LT Ramskov wakes up and goes berserk! The orderlies have no chance of containing the radioactive Ramskov, but perhaps the Mighty Avengers do! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, She-Hulk, and Thor. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #327
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 327

    "Into a Darkling Plain" Part 2 of 3. Script by Larry Hama. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. In the bedrock beneath Metropolitan Hospital, the Avengers wage a fierce battle against the rampaging LT Ramskov! The powerful Chernobyl survivor radiates bright light that continues to keep Shell-Head, Thor, and She-Hulk at bay! Left without any other way to control LT Ramskov, the thunder god swings his mighty mjolnir, opens a portal, and transports everyone to Dimension of Exile! After arriving in the dark dimension, LT Ramskov stops radiating energy! And it appears that the Avengers have saved the day! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes are not alone in the Dimension of Exile! The monstrous local residents are lying in wait…ready to strike! Cameo appearances by Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl. Possible cameo by Clark Kent on page 15. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #328
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 328

    "Powers That Be!" Part 3 of 3. Origin of Rage. Script by Larry Hama. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. In the Dimension of Exile, the Avengers are under attack! The gruesome Grogg, Orm, Ffurg, Xa, and Ngh (the Unspeakable) assail the Avengers and gain the early momentum! But during the battle, Xa switches sides and helps the good guys defeat the indigenous monsters! That seems rather odd. Were Ngh and his minions really trying to kill the Avengers? Or just using them as the means for escape from this desolate dimension? The Avengers think all is well and bring Xa back to Earth for medical attention. But that's a decision they'll regret…starting next issue! Cameo appearance by Diamondback. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Sersi, She-Hulk, and Thor. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Incredible Hulk 377.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #329
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 329

    "Starting Line-up!" Script by Larry Hama. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The old order changeth! After a long meeting at their headquarters, Earth's Mightiest Heroes finally decide upon their new roster! Captain America, Quasar, Sersi, She-Hulk, the Black Widow, Thor, and the Vision! Also at the meeting, Cap designates Rage as a probationary avenger, and the United Nations presents the Avengers with a new charter! But when the star-spangled avenger steps to the podium to publicly announce the new team, the Tetrarchs of Entropy appear! And in brilliant fashion, the powerful entities zap the septet of avengers back to the Dimension of Exile! Meanwhile across the East River, Ngh the Unspeakable makes friends with the local drug dealers! Appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Hank Pym, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, Wasp, Black Knight, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Hercules, Sandman, Spider-Man, Sub-Mariner and the Captain. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #330
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 330

    "In a Strange Land!" Script by Larry Hama. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. Once again the Avengers discover themselves banished to the Dimension of Exile! But this time the enemy is not Ngh the Unspeakable! It's the Tetrarchs of Entropy! Who are these near omniscient beings? Earth's Mightiest Heroes charge into battle to find out! Meanwhile back in New York City, Rage returns home after receiving his Avengers' security clearance. However, when he arrives at his grandmother's house in Brooklyn several large visitors are waiting for him! Namely Ngh and his horde of monsters! Oh my, who invited them to dinner?! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Black Widow, Quasar, Rage, Sersi, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Vision. Appearances by the Black Knight, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Hercules, Sandman, and Spider-Man. (Note: The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 339,523; average paid circulation 207,516.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #331
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 331

    "Pediments of Clay" Script by Larry Hama. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The three-way showdown in Brooklyn is set! Ngh and his brood of monsters vs. the Avengers vs. the Tetrarchs of Entropy! And poor Granny Staples is caught in the middle! As the battle rages in New York City's largest borough, the thunder god and the enchanting Eternal scour the Dimension of Exile looking for something to stop the tetrarchs! Surprisingly, what (or who) they find may turn the tide back in Brooklyn! Can Thor and Sersi's mysterious guest neutralize Ngh and temper the tetrarchs? The Avengers and Granny Staples sure hope so! Cameo appearances by Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #332
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 332

    "The Many Faces of Doom" Part 1 of 2. Script by Larry Hama. Art by Paul Ryan (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The Avengers host a gala celebration for the grand opening of their new headquarters building! And many of their superhero friends through the years attend the joyous occasion! But it appears that one uninvited super-villain is also attending! Wow, who would be brazen enough to come to a gathering with 25-plus heroes present? Who else? Victor Von Doom! The erstwhile monarch of Latveria (and a few Doombots) boldly crash the party! What does Doctor Doom want? It can't be good! Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, President George Bush, Barbara Bush, Stan Lee, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, Wolverine, the West Coast Avengers, and the New Warriors. (Note: This issue completes Paul Ryan's 2-year run as the primary penciler of the Avengers series.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #333
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 333

    "Life of the Party!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Larry Hama. Art by Herb Trimpe (breakdowns), Tom Morgan (finishes), and Reggie Jones (finishes). Cover by Tom Morgan. Doctor Doom has taken control of Avengers headquarters! And the long-time foe of the Fantastic Four wants Thor and Sersi to give up the secrets of extra-dimensional travel…or he will blow up the building! While Dr. Doom pontificates on the main level; Captain America, Sandman, and the Vision battle Doombots in the sub-basement! During the Latverian monarch's ranting and raving, Rage wonders if this really is Dr. Doom or just another Doombot. The newest avenger decides to use a cupcake to test his theory! Could a common pastry spell defeat for Victor Von Doom? Appearances by the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, Spider-Man, Wolverine, the West Coast Avengers, and the New Warriors. Cameo appearances by President George Bush and Barbara Bush. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for the Korvac Quest storyline running thru several 1991 Marvel annuals.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #337
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 337

    "Mud and Glory" Part 4 of 6. Script by Bob Harris. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Ron Lim and Tom Palmer. As the Brethren close in on their conquest of Earth, the Avengers close in on their closely-guarded secret! Inside Thane Ector's citadel, Sersi reads the Brethren's sacred scrolls to learn more about the alien race. However, her history lesson is interrupted by a furious, jealous, and attacking Sybyl Dorn! Meanwhile 250,000 miles away in the blue area of the moon, Henry Pym begins to put two and two together as T'Challa and Hank McCoy report their discoveries (through the myriad of ecosystems) on the Collector's ship! Could the Brethren's weakness be a simple matter of biology? And at Avengers Mansion, Crystal arrives ready to join the team! Cameo appearances by Nick Fury and the Watcher. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Black Knight, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Henry Pym, Hercules, Iron Man, Quasar, Rage, Sersi, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #338
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 338

    "Infectious Compulsions" Part 5 of 6. Script by Bob Harris. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Ron Lim and Tom Palmer. Hank Pym and his fellow avengers return to their Fifth Avenue headquarters with the Collector in tow and the secret of the Brethren exposed! Now Earth's Mightiest Heroes just need to develop a plan to beat the bacteria-based Brethren, and then this crisis will be over! Thanks to Sersi's influence, Thane Ector has second thoughts about his ruthless heritage…until he sees the Brethren's captor, the Collector, in the company of the Avengers! The sight of the ancient elder infuriates the leader of the Brethren, and he orders the final assault on Avengers Mansion! So the battle lines are drawn…twelve avengers and one collector vs. the Brethren for the life of the world! Cameo appearance by the Watcher. (Note: The cover incorrectly identifies this issue as part 4 of the Collection Obsession storyline. Avengers 338 is part 5. This issue includes a full-page ad for the first issue of the new X-men series.) 36 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #339
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 339

    "Final Redemption" Part 6 of 6. Guest-starring the Watcher. Script by Bob Harris. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Ron Lim and Tom Palmer. Shock follows shock in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Collection Obsession! The ancient elder of the universe has turned the tables on both the Avengers and the Brethren! And now the conniving Collector transforms the Brethren into deadly bacteria to infect the Earth! Time is of the essence! The alien germs will contaminate the general population in a matter of minutes! Cap, Sersi, Quasar, and the Vision try to contain the outbreak, while Hercules, Iron Man, and Crystal trade blows with the Collector! However, the key to victory lies with Thane Ector and his Fool. In their final hour, can the Brethren overcome their legacy and rewrite their history in the stars? A powerful ending! Final appearance of the Brethren. Flashback cameo by the Celestials. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Black Knight, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Henry Pym, Hercules, Iron Man, Quasar, Rage, Sersi, and the Vision. (Note: The Avengers previously battled the Collector in Avengers 174.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #340
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 340

    "Clay Soldiers" Plot by David Michelinie. Script by Scott Lobdell. Pencils by Paul Abrams. Inks by R. Jones and Chuck Barnette. Cover by Ron Lim. While running across the street to see Captain America, a distraught woman is hit by a car! The shield-slinger rushes to provide first aid and hears the injured lady's desperate plea for help! Apparently the woman's husband has turned their home into a doomsday fortress! And is using their children as armed guards! Should the Avengers get involved in a high tech domestic dispute? The star-spangled avenger cannot resist! So under the cover of darkness, the Sentinel of Liberty, the winsome Wasp, and Jarvis invade the fortified estate! Who and what will they find inside? Cameo appearances by Hercules, Iron Man, and She-Hulk. Avengers Lineup: Captain America and the Wasp. 36 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #341
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 341

    "Rage of Angels" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the New Warriors. Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Ron Lim and Tom Palmer. The city is on edge after a racial incident between the police and a suspect in custody! The rising tension in the streets has created a perfect opportunity for the Sons of the Serpent to fan the flames! With help from a mysterious benefactor, the serpents arm themselves with high tech weaponry and head to Brooklyn to wreak havoc! But in New York City's most populated borough, Earth's Mightiest Heroes, check that, the New Warriors challenge the serpents! Can the young super-heroes resist the urge to escalate the violence? Or will the Hate Monger convince them to fight the Sons of the Serpent…and the Avengers? First appearance of the new Hate Monger. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Captain America, Falcon, Rage, and the Vision. New Warriors Lineup: Firestar, Marvel Boy, Namorita, Night Thrasher, and Silhouette. (Notes: The Avengers previously battled the Sons of the Serpent in Avengers 73 and 74. The letters page includes a fan letter requesting a Marvel/DC crossover team-up between the Avengers and the Justice League. Twelve years later the fan got his wish.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #342
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 342

    "By Reason of Insanity?" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the New Warriors. Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The Avengers rush to Brooklyn to stop the violence in the streets! But the situation is already way out of control thanks to the Hate Monger! The Sons of the Serpent, the New Warriors, the police, and local thugs are throwing down in the Canarsie neighborhood! Fortunately though, the star-spangled avenger and his teammates drive off the serpents and restore order to the area. However, the Hate Monger is still at large! After researching the Sons of the Serpents' recent past, both super teams track the villains to the Richmond Enterprises Building! And once inside…the Avengers and the New Warriors tangle with the serpents and try to stop the hate (monger)! Flashback cameo by J. C. Pennysworth to recap the Serpents' prior appearance in Defenders (1st series) 22-25. (Note: Rage leaves the Avengers at the end of this issue.) 36 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #343
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 343

    "First Night" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. A new era begins for Earth's Mightiest Heroes as Crystal and Luna move into Avengers Mansion and the new Thor (aka Erik Masterson) joins the team! After a distress call comes in from the Human Torch, the new lineup of Avengers springs into action for the first time! The Vision leads Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Black Knight to Four Freedoms Plaza to rescue the Fantastic Four! But en route to the FF's famous headquarters, the quintet of avengers are ambushed by…the Swordsman! Hold on, how is that possible? The Swordsman died years ago! For the Avengers…the mystery is only just beginning. Cameo appearances by Lockjaw, Marilla, Quicksilver, Magdalene, and the Swordsman (aka Philip Javert from Earth-374). Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Vision. Last $1.00 issue. (Note: This issue begins the Gatherers saga that will run through the Avengers title for the next 3 years. The original Swordsman perished in Giant-Size Avengers 2.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #344
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 344

    "Echoes of the Past" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. On a rooftop in the shadows of Four Freedoms Plaza, the Avengers come face to face with their past! The Swordsman is back! And along with his powerful ally Magdalene…out for blood! Once the Avengers overcome their initial shock and disbelief, they attack in unison! The Prince of Power, Vision, and Crystal battle Magdalene, while the Black Knight challenges the Swordsman! Dane Whitman wins his dazzling duel, but the remaining avengers go down to defeat! And thus round one against the Gatherers ends in a unsatisfying stalemate for all. When and where will Proctor and his Gatherers strike next? First appearance of Proctor. Cameo appearances by Sersi, Dr. Peter Corbeau, and the Watcher. First $1.25 issue. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #348
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 348

    "Familial Connections" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Kirk Jarvinen. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Who is the woman the Vision is kissing on the cover?! Could this be the long-awaited reunion of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch? Alas, not quite. During a peaceful evening inside Avengers Mansion, the synthezoid avenger receives a visitor! It's Laura Lipton…the widow of the man whose brain patterns have recently been programmed inside the Vision's mind. She has a favor to ask for her dying father-in-law, Dr. Miles Lipton…please bring back, if only briefly, the personality and memories of his son Alex. The Vision initially declines the request, but after Crystal's persuasion he accepts. So the Vision and Crystal journey with Laura to Long Island for a heart-rending night for everyone involved. While helping an old friend, will the Vision rediscover some of his own long-lost emotions? Cameo appearances by Proctor, Magdalene, Binary, and Luna. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, and the Vision. (Notes: Miles Lipton and Laura Lipton previously appeared in Avengers Spotlight 40. Laura Lipton appears next in issue 3 of the first (1994) Vision Limited Series. This issue was widely praised in the fan letters published in Avengers 351 and 352.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #349
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 349

    "Death Wager" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In an act of benevolence, Hercules, Crystal, and Thor visit a local children's hospital to raise the spirits of its young patients! However in a simultaneous act of malevolence, two of Hercules' rival gods make plans to ruin the happy day! Ares and Hera descend on New York City to extract their revenge on the Son of Zeus! And while the Prince of Power entertains the children, Ares possesses the body of Thor and attacks! Hercules is stunned by the rage of his friend Eric Masterson! But to protect Crystal, the nurses, and the youngsters nearby, the Lion of Olympus roars into battle against the god of thunder! Will the Avengers realize what's happening before anyone gets hurt? First appearance of Taylor Madison. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: Ares and Hera previously appeared in Avengers 285.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #351
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 351

    "Retribution!" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Kevin West. Inks by Bud LaRosa. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In shocking fashion last issue, Raza stabbed the Black Knight during their duel in the hangar bay! And upon discovering their fallen teammate, Earth's Mightiest Heroes lash out at the Starjammers! Hercules and Thor drive Raza and Ch'od out of the mansion and temporarily defuse the situation! But the Avengers still want vengeance! So the Black Widow sends the Vision, Prince of Power, thunder god, Sersi, and Binary to chase the renegade Starjammers, while Crystal oversees Dane's emergency medical treatment! When the Avengers catch up to the runaway space pirates, the battle is short and sweet! How will Raza slime his way out of this mess? And back at the mansion, another treacherous starjammer makes her move to finish the job on the wounded knight! With "friends" like the Starjammers, the Avengers don't need any enemies! Cameo appearances by Cyclops, Professor Xavier, Lockjaw, Luna, and Quicksilver. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #352
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 352

    "Son of Darkness" Part 1 of 3. Script by Len Kaminski. Pencils by M.C. Wyman. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by M.C. Wyman and Tom Palmer. The Grim Reaper is back! Not completely alive, but unfortunately not completely dead either! After causing several catastrophes in New York City, the Avenger's long-time foe challenges Earth's Mightiest Heroes to meet him in the Colorado Rockies! With trepidation the Avengers answer the reaper's rocky mountain challenge! What foreboding danger awaits in the centennial state? Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. (Notes: The Grim Reaper previously appeared in Avengers West Coast 68. This is his first appearance in the Avengers title since the classic Avengers 160. This issue begins the three-part Fear the Reaper storyline.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #353
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 353

    "To Wake The Dead" Part 2 of 3. Script by Len Kaminski. Pencils by M.C. Wyman. Inks by Ariane. Cover by M.C. Wyman and Tom Palmer. With a sweep of his scythe, the Grim Reaper whisks the Avengers away to the Dimension of Death! And upon their arrival, the Black Knight, Vision, Prince of Power, Crystal, and Sersi discover…they are not alone! The ghastly reaper has resurrected nine former foes of the Avengers…to give them one more chance to settle the score! Baron Zemo, Count Nefaria, and the Star Stalker lead their grisly comrades into battle against the stunned super-heroes! The Avengers are fighting for their lives! But the Legion of the Unliving are fighting for their deaths! 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #354
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 354

    "The Conqueror Worm" Part 3 of 3. Script by Len Kaminski. Pencils by M.C. Wyman. Inks by Alexandrov and Ariane. Cover by M.C. Wyman and Tom Palmer. In the catacombs beneath the Grim Reaper's castle, the Avengers clash with the Legion of the Unliving! Hercules vs. Count Nefaria! The Black Knight vs. Baron Zemo! The Vision vs. Necrodamus! Crystal vs. Inferno! And Sersi vs. Nebulon! Earth's Mightiest Heroes fight valiantly against their departed foes, but make little progress! Can anyone breakthrough and get to the Grim Reaper himself? Because therein lies the path to survival, escape, and victory! (Note: The Grim Reaper returns in Wonder Man 22.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #355
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 355

    "When Come the Gatherers!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The Gatherers are on the prowl again! And their target this time is T'Challa! But not exactly the one Earth's Mightiest Heroes know! It's T'Challa the Coal Tiger! An avenger is his own right, but from an alternative universe! Proctor's plan calls for the Gatherers to capture the Coal Tiger and then kill the Black Panther (aka T'Challa the king of Wakanda)! However to do that, the Gatherers will have to stop by Avengers Mansion to learn the panther's whereabouts! And this time the Avengers will be ready for Magdalene, Cassandra, Sloth, and the Swordsman! A bruising battle waits! Cameo appearances by Sprite and Taylor Madison. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #356
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 356

    "Death in a Gathering Place!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The action is fast and furious in Wakanda as the battle between the Avengers and the Gatherers shifts to the African continent! The Gatherers reach the heart of Africa first, but T'Challa the Coal Tiger escapes from their grasp and bumps into…T'Challa the Black Panther! The king of Wakanda is stunned by the appearance of the Coal Tiger! However, the panther's questions will have to go unanswered, because the Gatherers are moving in for the kill! Four against one! Does the Black Panther stand a chance? In the nick of time though, Lockjaw teleports Hercules, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision into the nearby jungle…and the desperate fight to save both T'Challas begins! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes finally corral the Gatherers? Or will a noble warrior perish under the African sun? An excellent story…with a final act of anguish. Cameo appearances by the Black Knight, Black Widow, and Proctor. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #357
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 357

    "The Night Visitors" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Earth's Mightiest Heroes take a break from their ongoing struggle with the Gatherers and host a formal dinner party to celebrate their coming together as a team. As a guest of Hercules, Taylor Madison attends the formal dinner at the mansion too. However the festive evening comes to an abrupt halt when a most unexpected guest drops in! The Watcher! Oh my, what is the cryptic meaning of the omnipotent one's visit? The Avengers know it can't be good! But only time will tell. In the meantime several avengers express their concern about Sersi's recent behavior…and the growing romantic triangle among Crystal, Dane Whitman, and the enchanting Eternal. First appearance of Scanner (aka Screener). Cameo appearances by the Swordsman, Lockjaw, Hera, Zeus, Scanner, Luna, and the Watcher. (Note: This issue includes a full-page pin-up (by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer) of the alternate cover to Avengers 357.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #358
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 358

    "Arkon's Asylum" Part 1 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The magnificent one is back! The Imperion of Polemachus materializes in New York City with Thundra and Astra by his side! Why has Arkon come to Earth again? The Avengers want answers! And after a titanic tussle with the Prince of Power, Arkon explains his sad situation. The energy rings of Polemachus are burning out of control and threatening to destroy all life on the planet! A renegade priest wants to use human sacrifice to solve the problem! But that solution is unacceptable to Arkon…and Earth's Mightiest Heroes! With a bolt from the blue, the high priest teleports Arkon and his new allies back to Polemachus! And that's where the Avengers' date with destiny looms next issue! Cameo appearances by the Swordsman, Proctor, Magdalene, Cassandra, and Sloth. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. (Note: Arkon previously appeared in Avengers West Coast 75.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #359
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 359

    "Gift of the Gods" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. It's a race against time for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers have 24 hours to repair Polemachus' energy rings or the human sacrifices will begin! A calculated mix of brain power, cosmic power, and raw power are needed to get the job done! Will the Black Knight's plan to save Polemachus work? And if yes, does that mean there won't be any sacrifices? A disturbing conclusion! Meanwhile, Proctor sends his Gatherers on another mission…and the target this time is one of the current avengers! Cameo appearances by Proctor, Magdalene, Cassandra, Sloth, Tabula Rasa, Taylor Madison, and Luna. (Note: Arkon and Thundra return in Quicksilver 2 & 3.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #361
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 361

    "Family Responsibility" Guest-starring Ikaris and Sprite. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Ikaris arrives at Avengers Mansion with an attitude and demands an audience with his troubled cousin Sersi! After a brief set-to with the Avengers, Ikaris talks to Sersi and learns that she has designated Dane Whitman as her "Gann Josin." What exactly does that mean? To his dismay the Black Knight will find out soon enough! Later on in the Avengers' conference room, Ikaris abruptly performs the steps to mind-link Dane and Sersi. Now they are "soulmates." The Black Knight doesn't know what to do next. And neither does Crystal. Meanwhile, the Anti-Vision continues biding his time…waiting for the perfect opportunity to slay the Swordsman and anyone else who gets in his way! Cameo appearance by Proctor. Flashback cameos by the Celestials and the Uni-Mind. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #362
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 362

    "A Vision Revealed!" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Gordon Purcell. Inks by Steve Alexandrov and Fred Fredericks. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. After several days of scheming, the Anti-Vision finally makes his move! The proverbial Trojan horse in Avengers Mansion waits until nightfall to begin his attack! Acting under Proctor's orders, the Anti-Vision knocks out his primary target, the Swordsman, first! Then the synthetic imposter glides upstairs to Crystal's bedroom! Is the inhuman elemental on Proctor's target list too? No, she's just number one on the Anti-Vision's list for other reasons! However, the gatherer's personal agenda brings him into conflict with all of the Avengers! Has the Anti-Vision's reach…exceeded his intangible grasp? Cameo appearance by Luna. (Note: This issue is among Gordon Purcell's first artwork for Marvel.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #363
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 363

    "A Gathering of Hate!" Double-size issue. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Silver foil embossed cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. It's all-out action in the Andes Mountains as Earth's Mightiest Heroes have at long last located Proctor's secluded citadel! The Black Knight leads the charge inside and in mere seconds the epic battle erupts! Seven fighting-mad avengers vs. Cassandra, Sloth, Magdalene, Tabula Rasa, and Proctor! The rage and fury of Dane Whitman and the Prince of Power push the Gatherers back on their heels, but the awesome power of Proctor stalls the Avengers' march to victory! During the furious fight, new details emerge about the relationship between Sersi and Proctor; and the Black Knight's connection to both of them! Could Sersi somehow be a greater threat to the Avengers than Proctor? First appearance of Deathcry. Cameo appearances by the Watcher, Empress Lilandra, Henry Pym, Bill Foster, and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. Second feature: One-page pin-up of the Vision vs. Proctor by Art Nichols and Hector Collazo. Third feature: One-page pin-up of the Blood Wraith. Fourth feature: One-page pin-up of Captain America vs. the Gatherers. Fifth feature: One-page pin-up of Sersi by Brian Pelletier and Tom Palmer. Sixth feature: One-page pin-up of the Anachronauts by Dan Panosian. Seventh feature: Two-page pin-up of the Avengers vs. the Gatherers by Art Nichols, Hector Collazo, and Harry Candelario. (Note: The letters page previews George Perez's 30th anniversary Avengers poster in the typeset background.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #364
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 364

    "Call Her Deathcry!" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. As dramatically depicted on the cover, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in dire straits following their escape from Proctor's citadel in the Andes Mountains! Battling fatigue, harsh winds, and freezing temperatures; the Avengers desperately trek across the snow-covered terrain in search of salvation. And incredibly they find it courtesy of the Shi'ar empire! Deathcry arrives in the Andes with her starship to rescue the entire team plus Magdalene! However, after the Shi'ar warrior's arrival, something else arrives too. Something large, robotic, and decidedly alien in nature! A Kree Sentry! And not just one, but a dozen! So the South American soirée is set! Six avengers, one gatherer, and one Shi'ar vs. a squadron on Sentries...to the death! First appearances of Admiral Galen Kor, Dylon Cir, and Kona Lor. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, and the Vision. Back-up story, "Unbidden Memories." Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by J.B. Jones. Inks by Andrew Paquette. While her teammates are fighting in the Andes, Sersi remains at Avengers Mansion fighting her demons. Cameo appearance by Proctor. (Notes: This issue features Marvel's Maximum Anniversary X-Perience! The 15-page insert celebrates the 30th anniversaries of both the X-Men and the Avengers.) 48 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #365
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 365

    "For An Empire Lost" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Are the sins of the past coming back to haunt Earth's Mightiest Heroes? After surviving their South American excursion, the Avengers realize that a group of Kree militants is planning to obliterate the Earth as payback for Operation Galactic Storm (in which the Kree empire was destroyed). But the Avengers don't know how the Kree plan to carry out their revenge…nor where they are hiding! Auspiciously though, a SHIELD spy satellite detects an omni-wave transmission in upstate New York! Could this be where Admiral Galen Kor and the clandestine Kree base are located? The Black Widow sends the Black Knight, Crystal, Deathcry, Hercules, and the Vision to investigate! However the heroes' fact-finding mission turns into a doomsday mission when an electromagnetic pulse knocks their quinjet out of the sky! And that leaves the Kree free to extract their revenge…via another Nega-Bomb! Second feature: Two-page pin-up of the Avengers by Hector Hernandez and Andrew Paquette. Third feature: Two-page pin-up of the Gatherers by Brian Pelletier and Fred Fredericks. Fourth feature: One-page pin-up of the Black Panther by Samuel Clarke Hawbaker. Fifth feature: One-page pin-up of Arkon and Thundra by Brian Pelletier and Greg Adams. Sixth feature: One-page pin-up of Colossus and Wolverine vs. Captain America, Crystal, and Hercules by Michael Avon Oeming. (Notes: This issue was published with the "Hunt for Magneto" Genesis trading card #7 inside. The issue may or may not contain the card now.) 32 pages. MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE CARD Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #366
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 366

    Giant-size issue with gold foil embossed cover. "The First Rule!" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Gold foil embossed cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. This is it! Everything is on the line! The Mighty Avengers must stop the renegade Kree from exploding the Nega-Bomb…or the entire Earth will be destroyed! On a South Pacific island, the Kree are in complete control with three avengers and Deathcry as their prisoners! And the countdown clock is ticking down to detonation! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes have not yet begun to fight! The Black Widow, Magdalene, Sersi, Cap, and the rejuvenated Giant-Man (aka Hank Pym) rush to the pacific island base! And that's where the tremendous power of the Lion of Olympus and the enchanting Eternal begin to turn the tide! Can the Avengers sweep the Kree militants out to sea? And also find a way to contain the catastrophic Nega-Bomb? It's all or nothing for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! An excellent issue! Cameo appearance by the Collector. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. Second story: "Swordplay" Guest-starring the Bloodwraith and Deadpool. Script by Glenn Herdling. Pencils by Mike Gustovich. Inks by Ariane Lenshoek. Story continues in part from Avengers Annual 22. The Bloodwraith breaks up a bank robbery and fights two new super-villains called Foam and Flame! But the bloodlust of the ebony blade overwhelms the wraith and brings him into conflict with Deadpool! And their battle in the streets draws the attention of the Black Knight! Cameo appearance by Crystal. Final appearance of Victoria Bentley. (Notes: Admiral Galen Kor and his cohorts appear next in Avengers Strikefile. The back cover contains a pin-up of Captain America. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Avengers Sugar Babies Special Edition.) Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #367
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 367

    "Voyeuristic Visions" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Jim Hall. Inks by Don Hudson. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. During a quiet night at Avengers Mansion, the Vision waxes nostalgic about happier times from days gone by. Years ago the synthezoid avenger had a wife and children and felt emotions like an ordinary man. But since the sad events of the Vision Quest storyline, the Vision's emotions have been very slow in returning, if at all. Is it possible that one day things could change? Perhaps with help from friends like Crystal, Giant-Man, and Deathcry; the Vision's repressed feelings will break through! Meanwhile during that same quiet night at the mansion, a mysterious duo teleports into Crystal's bedroom chambers and kidnaps Luna! And that villainous act signals the beginning of the next great adventure for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Cameo appearances by Fabian Cortez, Luna, Lockjaw, and Taylor Madison. Flashback cameos by Ultron and Ant-Man. Second feature: One-page pin-up of Crystal and Quicksilver by Samuel Clarke Hawbaker. (Note: The Vision Quest storyline took place in West Coast Avengers 42-45.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #370
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 370

    "Delta Force" Part 1 of 2. Script by Glenn Herdling. Art by Geof Isherwood (layouts), Al Milgrom (finishes), and Tom Yates (finishes). Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The Avengers' epic adventure in Genosha is over, but there's no time for rest after a priority alert comes in from the South Pacific! Since the west coast avengers have been disbanded, the Black Widow sends Cap, Crystal, Sersi, Hercules, and the Black Knight to explore the ocean depths of Lemuria! But hold on, Lemuria…isn't that where the Deviants call home? Yes! And in very short order the Avengers are under attack! Only Sersi escapes the surprise ambush! And proceeds to desperately fly to the Pentagon to reach one of the friendly deviants, Kro! In order to help Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Kro rounds up a motley mixture of friendly deviants and prepares them for battle in Lemuria! Deviants Assemble?! Cameo appearance by Lord Ghaur. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. Deviant Lineup: Dragona, Enigmo, Karkas, Kro, Ransak, Red Bull, and Tzabaoth. (Notes: Lord Ghaur previously appeared in the conclusion of the Atlantis Attacks storyline in Fantastic Four Annual 22. The final issue of the Avengers West Coast series was published the same month as Avengers 370.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #372
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 372

    "The Folds Gather" Part 1 of 4. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. And so it begins! The final act in the Avengers' three-year drama vs. Proctor and the Gatherers! What started back in Avengers 343 is heading towards a catastrophic crescendo as Proctor himself arrives in New York City! But before Earth's Mightiest Heroes can deal with the Gatherers, they must first answer questions from the NYPD! The police consider Sersi a suspect in a double homicide! However the enchanting Eternal is not available for questioning at Avengers Mansion, because she's down on the East River docks with the Black Knight! Fighting for her life against four new gatherers! More than likely Sersi and Dane can outrun the Gatherers, but can they outrun the law? Cameo appearances by Luna, Deathcry, Magdalene, the Swordsman, and the Vision. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, and Sersi. (Note: Proctor previously appeared in Avengers 363.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #373
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 373

    "Armageddon" Part 2 of 4. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In an incredible fit of rage, Sersi has destroyed Avengers Mansion! Wow! Why did the enraged Eternal do that? Because her fellow avengers didn't defend her against the police's accusation of murder one! Nevertheless once Hercules and Giant-Man dig their teammates out of the rubble, Earth's Mightiest Heroes regroup and take off for Long Island to locate Sersi and Dane! And sure enough atop the Brooklyn Bridge, they find them! So the tragic battle lines are drawn! The Black Widow, Crystal, Giant-Man, Cap, and the Prince of Power vs. Sersi and the Black Knight! What in the world (or perhaps beyond this world) is happening to the once Mighty Avengers? First appearance of the (gold) Jocasta from an alternative reality. Cameo appearances by Proctor, Luna, Marilla, and Ute the Watcher. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, and Sersi. Last $1.25 issue. 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #374
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 374

    MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE CARDS. "Intersecting Parallels" Part 3 of 4. Guest-starring Thena and Sprite. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In the nick of time, the Eternals arrive to pull the defeated Avengers out of the Hudson River! And after licking their wounds, Earth's Mightiest Heroes trudge back to their wrecked mansion to put together a plan to stop Proctor! In the meantime, Sersi remains unaccounted for and still virtually invincible! But surprisingly the enigmatic Proctor captures the enchanting Eternal and sets into motion his plan to destroy the prime reality! While across town at Avengers Mansion, Dane Whitman finally discovers who is Proctor's "template" in Earth's timeline! And a truly shocking discovery it is! Origin of Proctor. Cameo appearance by Jocasta. First $1.50 price. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, Sersi, and Thunderstrike. (Notes: This issue originally included three Marvel MasterPrints Spider-Man & Venom trading cards (stapled into the comic book) by Mark Bagley and Randy Emberlin. The issue offered here may or may not contain the cards) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.