Avengers (1963 1st Series) 104
"With a Bang and a Whimper!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. This is it! Everything is on the line in the land down under! Earth's Mightiest Heroes go for broke to rescue the Scarlet Witch and save the world! But an army of sinister Sentinels stands in their way! Will the power of Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Vision be enough to defeat the mutant-hunting robots? Or can Quicksilver and Larry Trask find a way to victory? Avengers Assemble! A terrific three-part story! Final appearance of Larry Trask. Behind the scenes appearances by Crystal and Lockjaw. Flashback cameo by Dr. Peter Corbeau. (Notes: Quicksilver appears next in Fantastic Four 131. The Sentinels return in Uncanny X-men 98. The Avengers travel to the Australian anthill again in West Coast Avengers Annual 1. The X-Men visit the anthill in Marvel Super-Heroes (2nd series) 6. This issue concludes Roy Thomas' sensational five-and-a-half-year run as the writer of the Avengers series. Thomas' stories through the silver and bronze ages made the avengers into...The Avengers! He created or co-created many all-time fan favorite characters including the Vision, Ultron, and the Grim Reaper and did so with great attention to the continuity of the Marvel universe. The letters page includes a farewell essay from Roy Thomas and also a letter from comics writer Mike Barr.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.