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Comic books in 'Avengers'

  • 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.

  • Issue #375D
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 375D

    "The Last Gathering" Part 4 of 4. Double-size issue. Direct Edition. Guest-starring Thena and Sprite. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Wraparound Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Finally it's here! The senses-shattering conclusion to the epic Gatherers storyline! In the heart of New York City, Earth's Mightiest Heroes lay it all on the line to derail Proctor's diabolic plan to destroy the prime reality! With his eternal victory drawing near, Proctor siphons the powers of Sersi and Ute (the aging Watcher) and creates an energy vortex to collapse all realities! On countless alternative Earths, Proctor and his Gatherers have always triumphed over the Avengers! But on this Earth, the relationships among Dane, Sersi, Crystal, and Pietro are different and unique! Will the power of love be the difference between life and death for all existence? A sensational story with a poignant ending! Final appearance of Proctor. Second story: "A Bigger Man Than I..." Script by Benjamin Raab. Pencils by Yancey Labat. Inks by Maria Beccari. Hank Pym undergoes a virtual reality psychological evaluation! Giant-Man's trip into his subconscious should not necessarily be dangerous, but the virtual ants have other ideas! Third feature: One-page pin-up of Captain America by Tom Palmer. Fourth feature: One-page pin-up of Deathcry by Steve Epting. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, Sersi, and Thunderstrike. (Notes: The Gatherers storyline revitalized the Avengers title in the first half of the 1990's. The Black Knight and Sersi return in Ultraforce (1994 Malibu) 8 published in May 1995. The original Avengers Mansion is restored after the battle. This issue includes a pullout poster of the Avengers by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. This issue also completes Steve Epting's outstanding run as the penciler of the Avengers series.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #375N
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 375N

    Newsstand edition. Giant-size 48-page issue. "The Last Gathering." Script by bob Harras, pencils by Steve Epting, inks by Tom Palmer. Back-up story, "A Bigger Man Than I." Script by Benjamin Raab, pencils by Yancey Labat, inks by Maria Beccari. Captain Amierica pin-up by Palmer. Epting/Palmer pullout poster. Epting/Palmer wrap-around cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #376
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 376

    "The Inhuman Condition" Script by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Grant Miehm. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The battle against Proctor and the Gatherers is over, and the Black Knight is gone too. So now the inhuman elemental must pick up the pieces and makes decisions about her future. But before Crystal makes any big changes, she reflects on an adventure that took place a few months ago…when in the dark of night, a fellow inhuman named Sporr knocked out her window in need of help! Two new villains, Janissary and Terrigene, targeted Sporr and captured his host body in order to sample his DNA! But Crystal bravely flew to the Andes and rescued her friend! Will Crystal be able to draw from that experience and chart a new course for her life? Cameo appearance by Luna. (Notes: The first issue of the Force Works series was published the same month as Avengers 376. This issue includes a foldout back cover featuring upcoming Marvel releases.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #377
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 377

    "Out of House and Home" Script by Joey Cavalieri. Art by Grant Miehm. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. While strolling through Central Park, Quicksilver comes to the aid of a young man under attack by a group of thugs! After saving the youth, Pietro continues on his journey to the Transian District of New York City. Once there, the mutant speedster bumps into the same young man again along with his super-powered family! The family members should be grateful for Pietro's help earlier in the day, but instead they want to settle a score from years ago! Fighting solo Quicksilver will try to outrun the present…and the past! Flashback Cameo by the Scarlet Witch. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #378
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 378

    "Echoes of History" Part 1 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Stewart Johnson. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Stewart Johnson and Tom Palmer. The Vision, Deathcry, Magdalene, and the Swordsman arrive on the Isle of Crail to investigate the Avengers' malfunctioning communications satellite! But just minutes after landing, the foursome suddenly find themselves reliving ancient Shi'ar history! Over one millennia ago the legendary Shi'ar warrior, T'Kyll Alabar, defeated the powerful galactic conqueror known as the Mephisitoid and saved the entire empire! After the battle the Shi'ar placed both T'Kyll and the Mephisitoid into suspended animation and deployed them to the far corner of the universe! However now Deathcry is speaking face-to-face with one of the great Shi'ar legends of all-time! How did T'Kyll's spaceship end up in Scotland? And is the deadly Mephisitoid around somewhere too? Mystery abounds on the Scottish isle! Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Vision. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #379A
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 379A

    "The Legends and the Lost" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Stewart Johnson and Tom Grindberg. Inks by Tom Palmer and Rich Rankin. Cover by Stewart Johnson and Tom Palmer. On the isolated Scottish Island of Crail, the malevolent Mephisitoid is in control! Magdalene, the Swordsman, and the local populace are under his thrall! And with the Vision held prisoner, only Deathcry and T'Kyll Alabar remain free on the North Sea outpost! Unfortunately, the situation goes from bad to worse when the two exiled Shi'ar discover who crash-landed the Mephisitoid on Earth! Renegade Kree Admiral Galen Kor! The Kree madman still loathes the Avengers because of the team's involvement in Operation Galactic Storm many months ago! So now both the Mephisitoid and the Kree terrorists must be stopped! By using dubious tactics from days long gone by, T'Kyll leads Deathcry on a Trojan horse mission to subdue the Mephisitoid and free the Vision! Will the Shi'ar score another victory over the eternal enemies? Or will the Kree finally have their day of vengeance against Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Thunderstrike, and the Vision. (Note: Admiral Galen Kor appears next in Iron Man (3rd series) 7.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #379B
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 379B

    "It's Them Again!" Part 1 of 4. Double feature flip book. Script by George Perez. Pencils by Jeffery Moore. Inks by Tom Dzon. Cover by George Perez. Something has gone terribly wrong with one of Henry Pym's experiments! And now over-sized ants are terrorizing the local population in Arizona! After hearing about the dangerous situation, Giant-Man rushes to the grand canyon state to battles his former six-legged friends! Once Giant-Man defeats the renegade ants, he travels to New Mexico to stop more over-sized insects! This time spiders, grasshoppers, and scorpions! What in the name of entomology is going on? Meanwhile in Beverly Hills, Janet Van Dyne meets with her psychologist to discuss the recent developments in her life and her anxieties about the future. Cameo appearance by Bill Foster. Flashback cameo by the Scarlet Witch. (Notes: The second or "flip" feature is the "Legends and the Lost" story featuring the Vision and Deathcry. See write-up for Avengers 379A. The cover to this issue joins with the other three double feature covers to form a large illustration of Giant-Man.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #380A
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 380A

    "Errand of Mercy" Part 1 of 3. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Quicksilver and Crystal journey to Wundagore Mountain to visit Pietro's dear friend Bova the cow-woman. Bova raised Pietro and his sister many years ago after they were born atop the snowy Balkan mountain. Once the two avengers enter Bova's cottage, they find her in very poor health and perhaps near death. But Bova's caretaker has an idea for Quicksilver! Go to the top of the mountain and convince the High Evolutionary to cure his very first creation! However the mutant speedster knows that little good happens atop that mystic mountain after dark! Yet for Bova's sake, he will make a run to the summit! Godspeed Pietro! Cameo appearances by the Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Hercules, Vision, Luna, Marilla, Neophyte, Hera, Taylor Madison, and the High Evolutionary. (Notes: Bova previously appeared in X-Men Unlimited 2. This issue begins Mike Deodato's 2-year run as the primary penciler of the Avengers title. A new cover logo debuts for the Avengers series.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #380B
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 380B

    "The Incredible Shrinking Giant-Man" Part 2 of 4. Double feature flip book. Script by George Perez. Pencils by Jeffery Moore. Inks by Tom Dzon. Cover by George Perez. In the Land of Enchantment, Giant-Man fights for his life against several over-grown insects! While at Hank's California laboratory, Black Goliath (aka Bill Foster) and Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) run and hide from surprise super-villains, Doctor Minerva and Captain Atlas! And to make matters worse, Janet Van Dyne literally becomes the Giant-Wasp at fifty feet tall! What's causing all of these strange and debilitating problems for current and former users of Pym Particles? The answer may lie in the cosmos or perhaps the Kosmos! (Notes: The second or "flip" feature is the "Errand of Mercury" story featuring Quicksilver and Crystal. See write-up for Avengers 380A.) Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #381A
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 381A

    "Sacred Ground" Part 2 of 3. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. After surviving their tussle with the Animutants, Crystal and Quicksilver plead their case to the High Evolutionary! However inside his majestic citadel, the master geneticist is highly suspicious of Pietro's visit, because of recent trouble on Wundagore Mountain involving the Magneto-worshipping acolytes! Nevertheless the two avengers allay his fears, and (as depicted on the spectacular full-page panel) the High Evolutionary comes down from the mountain and attends Bova! In the presence of her creator, Bova's spirits are suddenly lifted and everyone feels the worst is over. But then someone evil makes an entrance or perhaps better stated…an Exodus! Cameo appearances by Hercules, Hera, Taylor Madison, Scanner, Rakkus, and Exodus. Second feature: One-page pin-up of Captain America by Dave Hoover and Danny Bulanadi. Third feature: One-page pin-ups of the Collector and Kree Sentry by Robert Brown and Rey Garcia. Fourth feature: Two one-page pin-ups of the Vision by Tom Dzon and John Eboigbe respectively. (Note: Plot assist from Terry Kavanagh.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #381B
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 381B

    "Attack of the 50-ft Jan" Part 3 of 4. Double feature flip book. Script by George Perez. Pencils by Jeffery Moore. Inks by Tom Dzon. Cover by George Perez. Hank Pym desperately wants to solve the mystery of his Pym Particles gone awry, but he can't…because he's being held prisoner by the U.S. Air Force! Fortunately though, Captain America intervenes and Giant-Man joins his teammates in tracking down his former wife…who is now fifty feet tall and rampaging through Beverly Hills! What has happened to Jan?! Whatever it is, it's also affected the other super-heroes who have been exposed to Pym Particles through the years including Ant-Man, Black Goliath, Hawkeye, and Tigra! Can Hank get this bizarre out-of-this-world outbreak under control? Cameo appearance by the Creatures of Kosmos. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Giant-Man, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The second or "flip" feature is the "Sacred Ground" story featuring Quicksilver, Crystal, and the High Evolutionary. See write-up for Avengers 381A. The pin-ups in issue 381A are included in this issue.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #382A
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 382A

    "Offerings" Part 3 of 3. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. On snow-covered Wundagore Mountain; Quicksilver, Crystal, and the High Evolutionary battle for their lives against Rakkus! The powerful and vicious acolyte seeks to claim the mystic mountain for his master Exodus! But the High Evolutionary will not surrender his home to anyone! It's a savage struggle in the snow for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow, Captain America, Ares, Hercules, and Hera. Second story: "The Door: Synchronity, I" Script by Ben Raab. Pencils by Jeff Matsuda. Inks by Klaus Janson. At the end of Avengers 375, the dying Watcher restored Avengers Mansion to its past glory! However the Watcher did so by importing an original mansion from an alternative reality! But this "new" mansion is not quite like the previous one…as the Black Widow and her teammates are about to discover! (Notes: The High Evolutionary appears next in Thor 484. Bova returns in Excalibur 113. The first subplot of The Crossing storyline begins in the second story.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #382B
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 382B

    "Hank the Giant Killer" Part 4 of 4. Double feature flip book. Script by George Perez. Pencils by Jeffery Moore. Inks by Tom Dzon. Cover by George Perez. It's the complex conclusion to Hank Pym's greatest nightmare! The Creatures from Kosmos run amok on Earth, while many of Hank's friends lie near death! With Earth's Mightiest Heroes standing by, Giant-Man charges into battle vs. the Kosmosian tearing up Hollywood! But the founding member of the Avengers soon realizes…he must take the fight to the Kosmosians' own dimension to stop the rampaging beasts! And once in Kosmos, Hank gets the surprise of his life! A long-forgotten super-villain is at the center of the chaos! Will Giant-Man emerge victorious on Kosmos? Or will the alien creatures finally have their revenge? Cameo appearances by Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang), Goliath (aka Eric Josten), Bill Foster, Hawkeye, and Tigra. Flashback cameos by Captain Atlas and Doctor Minerva. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Creatures from Kosmos first appeared in the classic Tales to Astonish 44. The second or "flip" features are the "Offerings" story featuring Quicksilver, Crystal, and the High Evolutionary; and "The Door: Synchronity, I" featuring the Black Widow, Giant-Man, and the Vision. See write-up for Avengers 382A. This issue includes a full-page illustration of the four Giant-Man covers.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #383
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 383

    "Shattered Vows!" Guest-starring Franklin Richards and Devlor of the Fantastic Force. Script by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich. Art by Mike Gustovich. Cover by Mike Gustovich. After many years away, Shatterstar returns to Earth! And the Kree warrior is still in the business of collecting inhumans for his mighty (deceased) empire! Finding none in the deserted Himalayas, Shatterstar rushes to New York City to capture the Avengers' favorite inhuman elemental! After corralling Crystal, the Kree emissary moves on to his next target…Devlor! But as Shatterstar is gathering inhumans, he's also gathering adversaries! At Cape Canaveral, Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Psi-Lord finally catch up to their galactic foe! Can the Avengers shut down Shatterstar and his delusional dreams? Avengers Lineup: Crystal, Deathcry, Giant-Man, Quicksilver, Thunderstrike, and the Vision. (Note: Shatterstar (aka Arides) previously appeared in Inhumans (1st series) 6.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #385
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 385

    "Evil in a Cold and Lonely Place" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bob Harras. Art by Mike Deodato, John Buscema (breakdowns), and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Mike Deodato and Tom Palmer. After a clandestine meeting with her long-time friend Ivan Petrovitch, the Black Widow assembles the Avengers for a special mission to the Northwest Territories near the Arctic Circle! Both the Widow and SHIELD are aware of a massive yet mysterious EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) event that has occurred in recent days. When Crystal, Pietro, Hercules, and the Widow arrive in the Canadian wilderness, they discover an enormous crater nearly two miles wide! Earth's Mightiest Heroes descend into the gigantic hole in the ground…and very quickly find someone capable of destroying the world! A certain Third Reich someone! What great evil is rising in the cold northwest? Cameo appearances by Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Red Skull. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Crystal, Deathcry, Hercules, and Quicksilver. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.