Avengers (1963 1st Series) 200
Special 48-page giant-sized anniversary issue! "The Child is Father to...?" Plot by Jim Shooter, George Perez, Bob Layton, and David Michelinie. Script by David Michelinie. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Dan Green (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. It's the bicentennial issue of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! However, the mood at Avengers Mansion is bittersweet as Ms. Marvel gives birth to a healthy baby boy after a bizarre three-day pregnancy. Something very strange has happened to Carol Danvers, but Dr. Donald Blake and Hank Pym cannot determine what. Something else rather strange is also happening to New York City...prehistoric dinosaurs, medieval knights, and alien spaceships! Where in the world, or perhaps, when in the world did they come from?!? One avenger has a strong suspicion...the now full-grown son of Carol Danvers! When Hawkeye confronts "Marcus" and his mysterious machine, the truth is revealed! Will the truth bring a happy ending to everyone involved...or just appear to? First and final appearance of Marcus Immortus. Flashback cameo by Immortus. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Jocasta, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Avengers 200 generated considerable controversy concerning the circumstances of Ms. Marvel's unwilling pregnancy. Carol Danvers' saga continues in Marvel Super-Heroes (2nd series) 11 and Avengers Annual 10. Marvel Super-Heroes 11 (Fall 1992) contains the unpublished story that was originally intended for Ms. Marvel (1st series) 25.) Cover price $0.75.