Avengers (1963 1st Series) 62
Auction opens June 6
- This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.15) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
- 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
- INCOMPLETE. Missing last page, does not interrupt art or story.
"The Monarch and the Man-Ape" First appearance of the Man-Ape. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. After their encounter with Ymir and Surtur, the Avengers travel to the Black Panther's homeland to recuperate! But unfortunately there is something rotten in the state of Wakanda! M'Baku, one of T'Challa's mightiest warriors, has usurped the throne and secretly taken on the identity of the Man-Ape! However the Avengers don't know that when they sit down for the evening feast! Once his teammates succumb to M'Baku's drugged wine, the Black Panther must face his royal challenger alone! In the heart of the jungle, T'Challa battles for his throne and his life vs. the ferocious Man-Ape! Appearance by the Black Knight. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, and the Vision. (Notes: The Man-Ape returns in Avengers 78. The cover logo changes to "The Mighty Avengers" thru issue 69. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership: average print run 428,600; average paid circulation 276,951. This story was reprinted in Jungle Action 5.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.
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