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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 GD+ 2.5

    Staple rust.

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; After he left them, the Avengers feel responsible for the damages that the Hulk may cause; They start a search for him and find him. When they start to battle, the Sub-Mariner joins the Hulk. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man. Guest appearances by the Hulk, Rick Jones, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the original X-Men, Odin, and miscellaneous Asgardians. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 5 VG 4.0

    Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Invasion of the Lava Men!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; The Avengers return to their mansion to inspect the damage caused by the battle with the Hulk; Days later, a mysterious high-pitched sound destroys a computer in one of Tony Stark's factories in Long Island and Iron Man is informed; Meanwhile, Giant-Man and the Wasp are conducting experiments inside of a large anthill; They are also affected by the noise and manage to escape before the anthill collapses; In his medical office, Don Blake reads about the effects of the noise in the newspaper; Thor meets up with Captain America and Rick Jones, who are training, and they witness another shockwave; The six heroes investigate the source of this new unknown threat; Meanwhile, in an army base in the west of the country, a strange rock breaks the surface of the earth, and soldiers investigate. Roster includes: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man. Appearance by the Hulk. First letters page; letter to the editor from comics artist Alan Weiss. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 8 PR 0.5

    1st app. Kang the Conqueror

    INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, does not affect art or story.

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Kang, The Conqueror!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta cover; Kang appears and demands to be made ruler of the Earth; The Avengers attempt to stop him, but it comes down to Wasp and the Teen Brigade to slow Kang long enough for the rest of the Avengers to free themselves and put an end to Kang's threat. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Kang. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #53433238
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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 13 CGC 8.5 Restored

    Restored: C1

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case

    Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.

    Label #3737154008

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "Trapped in... The Castle of Count Nefaria!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; When Count Nefaria, the head of the crime organization known as the Maggia, moves his European castle to New Jersey, he invites the Avengers to be his guests at the castle's opening day; However, he then creates duplicates of the Avengers who go to Washington DC to take over the government. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Count Nefaria and the Maggia. Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four. First appearance of the Avengers Emergency Headquarters. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #7. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #53285571
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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 13 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. "Trapped in... The Castle of Count Nefaria!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; When Count Nefaria, the head of the crime organization known as the Maggia, moves his European castle to New Jersey, he invites the Avengers to be his guests at the castle's opening day; However, he then creates duplicates of the Avengers who go to Washington DC to take over the government. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Count Nefaria and the Maggia. Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four. First appearance of the Avengers Emergency Headquarters. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #7. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 14 FN 6.0

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. Even Avengers Can Die!, script by Stan Lee (plot), Larry Ivie [as Paul Laiken] (script), and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Chic Stone; In order to save the Wasp's life, the Avengers seek out the help of Dr. Svenson, only to find he's been replaced by an alien from the planet Kallu. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp, and Rick Jones. First and only appearance of the villainous Ogor and the Kallusians. Guest appearance by the Watcher. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #8. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 15 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jul 5

    "Now, By My Hand, Shall Die a Villain!" Script by Stan Lee, layouts by Jack Kirby, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo). Avengers Roll Call: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp, and Rick Jones. Villains: the first Baron Zemo, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the Melter, the second Black Knight, and the first appearance of Zemo's Mercenaries (Erik Josten). Baron Zemo is killed when a laser ray, he fires, reflects off of Captain America's shield and causes an avalanche that buries the baron underneath a ton of rock. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 9. Kirby/Chic Stone cover. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 16 GD+ 2.5

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    "The Old Order Changeth!" Script by Stan Lee, layouts by Jack Kirby, finished art by Dick Ayers. New line-up for Avengers: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Rick Jones. First appearance in Avengers of Edwin Jarvis, the butler (in Avengers). Villains: The Melter, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the second Black Knight, and Zemo's Mercenaries (Erik Josten). Guest Appearances by the Sub-Mariner, the Black Widow, the Mole Man, Kang, and Immortus. Cameos by Magneto, Mastermind, the Toad, Beast, Iceman, Angel (on loan from the original X-Men), and Hulk. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 10. Kirby/Sol Brodsky cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #53454117
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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 24 VG 4.0

    Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape on interior of cover.

    Starts May 24

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "From the Ashes of Defeat - !", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Kang's troops advance on the city as Kang escapes; Although hopeless, the Avengers decide to put up a fight against the never-ending army; Quicksilver is put out of action by a stray blast while trying to help a mother and child; The rest of the Avengers battle on but are eventually overwhelmed and captured; Although Kang's law states that monarchs conquered are to be executed, Kang wants to marry Ravonna; Meanwhile, Quicksilver is nursed back to health by the mother he saved; The rest of the generals led by Baltag rebel against Kang and try to assassinate him; Kang is then forced to team up with Captain America, Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch to save Ravonna and liberate her civilization. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearance by Princess Ravonna and Carelius. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #18. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #53285577
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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 27 FN+ 6.5

    Restored (see item notes)

    RESTORATION. Minor color touch, tear seal.

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Don Heck. "Four Against the Floodtide," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frankie Ray); Hawkeye remembers how to work the message machine but is attacked by the Beetle before he gets a chance; He defeats the Beetle, reads the message and, sets off to help; Hawkeye finds a beaten Quicksilver and together they help defeat Attuma; Captain America sabotages Attuma's controls, and the base collides with his wave machine, destroying it; They return to find the Beetle missing and an important message on the computer involving the Wasp. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Chet Huntley and David Brinkley cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #21. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 28 GD/VG 3.0

    1st app. The Collector

    Water damage. Staple rust/migration.

    Starts May 17

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. Giant-Man becomes Goliath and, along with the Wasp, rejoins the Avengers in "Among Us Walks... a Goliath!", script by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck; Henry Pym calls the Avengers, saying the Wasp is missing, and that he is Giant-Man; The Wasp has been captured by the Collector and the Beetle; Giant-Man renames himself Goliath; They enter the Collector's lair and get separated and captured; Goliath escapes and frees the other Avengers; They rescue the Wasp and force the Collector to escape with the Beetle using a time machine; However, when Goliath tries to shrink down to his normal size he collapses and faints at 10 feet tall; First appearance of The Collector. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #22. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Item #53285586
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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 38 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts Jul 5

    Cover by Gil Kane (Vignettes retouched, possibly by John Romita Sr). Hercules unofficially joins the Avengers in "In Our Midst... An Immortal!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Hercules is overcome by a love potion made by the Enchantress, accompanied by Ares; Under her control, he attacks the Avengers; With the Avengers help, he is brought back to his senses, but because he left Olympus, he is exiled on Earth by Zeus. The Avengers decide to house him for the duration in an act of friendship; Also, the Black Widow is captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. while going at attend an Avengers meeting and asked to act as a double-agent behind the Iron Curtain. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Appearances by the Black Widow, the Enchantress, Nick Fury, the first Power Man, and the Swordsman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 44 VG/FN 5.0

    1st app. Red Guardian
    Starts Jul 5

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Valiant Also Die!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; The Black Widow passes a lie-detector test and is set free. Meanwhile, the other Avengers attack the base; They gradually make headway, and Captain America is trapped and made to fight one-on-one with the Red Guardian; Hawkeye manages to escape and joins in the fighting; Captain America loses his shield but gains the upper hand, and Colonel Ling electrocutes him; The Red Guardian is unhappy that Captain America was defeated so dishonorably; Black Widow tries to disable the Psychotron, but is shot at by the Colonel; The Red Guardian leaps in the way and takes the shot and the Black Widow completes her task; She is then shot just as Hawkeye runs in and catches her; With the Psychotron disabled Hercules is free again and breaks out the base, with Hawkeye and Captain America following. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 CGC 6.0

    1st app. Dane Whitman

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3803711008

    Starts May 17

    First appearance of Dane Whitman in "Magneto Walks the Earth!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska. Cover by Don Heck and Frank Giacoia. Magneto is back on Earth! And his first priority is reviving the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! And to do that he sets a trap for two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! After Magneto and the Toad subdue Dane Whitman and his assistant in Garrett Castle, they send a phony distress call to Avengers Mansion! When the mutant twins respond to the call, the ruse is revealed! And the battle begins! Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch vs. the Master of Magnetism! Oh my, do Pietro and Wanda have a chance vs. Magneto? An awesome issue! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow and Whirlwind. Flashback cameos by Iron Man and Nathan Garrett to recap the death of the villainous Black Knight in Tales of Suspense #73. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Goliath (aka Hank Pym), Hercules, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Wasp. (Notes: Captain America leaves the Avengers in this issue. Magneto previously appeared in Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st series) #18. Wanda and Pietro left the brotherhood in Uncanny X-Men #11. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #39.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 VG/FN 5.0

    1st app. Dane Whitman
    Starts Jul 5

    First appearance of Dane Whitman in "Magneto Walks the Earth!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska. Cover by Don Heck and Frank Giacoia. Magneto is back on Earth! And his first priority is reviving the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! And to do that he sets a trap for two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! After Magneto and the Toad subdue Dane Whitman and his assistant in Garrett Castle, they send a phony distress call to Avengers Mansion! When the mutant twins respond to the call, the ruse is revealed! And the battle begins! Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch vs. the Master of Magnetism! Oh my, do Pietro and Wanda have a chance vs. Magneto? An awesome issue! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow and Whirlwind. Flashback cameos by Iron Man and Nathan Garrett to recap the death of the villainous Black Knight in Tales of Suspense #73. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Goliath (aka Hank Pym), Hercules, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Wasp. (Notes: Captain America leaves the Avengers in this issue. Magneto previously appeared in Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st series) #18. Wanda and Pietro left the brotherhood in Uncanny X-Men #11. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #39.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 VG- 3.5

    1st app. Dane Whitman
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    First appearance of Dane Whitman in "Magneto Walks the Earth!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska. Cover by Don Heck and Frank Giacoia. Magneto is back on Earth! And his first priority is reviving the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! And to do that he sets a trap for two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! After Magneto and the Toad subdue Dane Whitman and his assistant in Garrett Castle, they send a phony distress call to Avengers Mansion! When the mutant twins respond to the call, the ruse is revealed! And the battle begins! Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch vs. the Master of Magnetism! Oh my, do Pietro and Wanda have a chance vs. Magneto? An awesome issue! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow and Whirlwind. Flashback cameos by Iron Man and Nathan Garrett to recap the death of the villainous Black Knight in Tales of Suspense #73. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Goliath (aka Hank Pym), Hercules, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Wasp. (Notes: Captain America leaves the Avengers in this issue. Magneto previously appeared in Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st series) #18. Wanda and Pietro left the brotherhood in Uncanny X-Men #11. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #39.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 52 GD+ 2.5

    Water damage, staple rust/migration.

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    First appearance of the Grim Reaper in "Death Calls for the Arch-Heroes!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by John Buscema. The Black Panther arrives at Avengers Mansion ready to join Earth's Mightiest Heroes! However when T'Challa reaches the main meeting room, he finds his three would-be teammates lying on the floor unconscious! The panther begins to render first aid, but Jasper Sitwell suddenly appears and arrests him for murder! While being transported to and questioned at the local police station, T'Challa puts the evening's strange pieces together! And the newest avenger rushes back to the mansion to face the true perpetrator! Wow, the Black Panther vs. the Grim Reaper! What a debut for the superhero and the super-villain! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow, Tony Stark, Captain America, and Thor. Flashback cameo by Wonder Man to recap the events of Avengers #9. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Hawkeye, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Grim Reaper (aka Eric Williams) returns in Avengers #78 to continue his quest for revenge. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Mike Uslan. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #44.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 54 CGC 4.5

    1st app. Ultron (cameo)

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #3737154011

    Starts May 24

    First (cameo) appearance of Ultron in "And Deliver Us From -- The Masters of Evil!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Black Knight. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. Life is good for Earth's Mightiest Heroes as they have fun installing their mansion's new security system! But life is not so good for the Avengers' butler, Edwin Jarvis. His mother's rising medical bills have forced him to do the unthinkable! Betray the Avengers to a mysterious individual called the Crimson Cowl! When Jarvis journeys downtown to meet the cowl, he also meets the cowl's accomplices: the new Masters of Evil! The villainous quintet includes Klaw, Whirlwind, the Radioactive Man, the Melter, and the Black Knight! However once the knight learns what the Crimson Cowl is planning, he tries to warn the Avengers! But the new masters intercept him right above the mansion! And then they continue their attack into the mansion! Are the Mighty Avengers ready to fight the new Masters of Evil? Appearances by Bill Foster and Aragorn. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Hawkeye, and the Wasp. (Notes: The letters page includes letters from comic writers Don & Maggie Thompson and Scott Cupp, respectively. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #47.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 57 GD+ 2.5

    1st SA app. Vision
    Starts Jul 5

    First appearance of the Vision in "Behold...the Vision!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. One of the landmark issues of the silver age! On a rainy night in Manhattan, a strange being enters Janet Van Dyne's apartment and suddenly collapses! The Wasp quickly calls Goliath; and they take the red-hued stranger to Avengers Mansion for examination! Once there Hank Pym discovers that the Vision is a human being constructed of synthetic materials - a synthezoid in fact! When the Vision wakes up, he remembers that Ultron sent him to destroy the Avengers! But now the Vision wants to flip the script on his creator! So he leads Earth's Mightiest Heroes back to Ultron's underground lair! Could this be a trap? Either way Ultron-5 is waiting! And the battle is coming! Will the Vision prove worthy of the Avengers' trust? Cameo appearance by the Black Widow. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Hawkeye, and the Wasp. (Notes: The synthezoid avenger is not to be confused with the golden age Vision (aka Aarkus). Marie Severin contributed pencils to page 3 - the second to last panel. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Tony Isabella. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #7 and also in Marvel Super Action #18.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 58 VG/FN 5.0

    Cover oxidation.

    Starts May 24

    "Even An Android Can Cry" Part 2 of 2. Origins of the Vision and Ultron. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. The Vision wants to become an avenger! But before Goliath and the Wasp can add him to the roster, they must consult the old guard first! When Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor arrive at Avengers Mansion; they test the Vision's powers! And the three stalwarts are suitably impressed! But they also want to know the Vision's background story. Where did he come from and how was he created? As the Vision recounts his earliest memories, Hank Pym begins to connect the dots. Earth's Mightiest Heroes rush to Hank's suburban lab... where they learn the shocking truth about their newest ally: the Vision; and their newest enemy: Ultron! Does the truth clear the way for the Vision to join the Mighty Avengers? An uplifting story! Second appearance of the silver age Vision. Flashback cameos by the Enchantress, Executioner, Baron Zemo, Wonder Man, and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Roy Thomas and John Buscema's creations of the Vision and Ultron set the stage for decades of great Avengers stories. This issue features a full-page panel (page 9) of all the avengers to date plus Spider-Man. This two-part story was reprinted in 1986 in the Marvel Illustrated paperback: Avengers The Origin of The Vision. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Super Action #19.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 59 FN 6.0

    1st app. Yellowjacket
    Starts Jul 5

    First appearance of Yellowjacket (aka Henry Pym) in "The Name is Yellowjacket!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. A new crime-fighter bursts onto the scene in New York City! And the Daily Bugle loves him already! The brash Yellowjacket barges into Avengers Mansion and boasts about killing Goliath! Shocked by the news; Hawkeye, T'Challa, and the Vision charge forward! But the mysterious Yellowjacket fights them off and absconds with the Wasp! Fearing that Jan is in serious danger, the Avengers pursue Yellowjacket across town! But when Earth's Mightiest Heroes locate their new foe, the Wasp asks them to leave Yellowjacket alone! Wow, why would Jan do that? Because she wants to marry him that's why! Wedding bells ring next issue! Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man, Jarvis, Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Black Widow. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, Wasp, Yellowjacket, and the Vision. (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from Elfquest co-creator Wendy Fletcher (Pini). This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 20 & 21.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 59 CGC 5.0

    1st app. Yellowjacket

    Paper: Off white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #3713884016

    Starts May 24

    First appearance of Yellowjacket (aka Henry Pym) in "The Name is Yellowjacket!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. A new crime-fighter bursts onto the scene in New York City! And the Daily Bugle loves him already! The brash Yellowjacket barges into Avengers Mansion and boasts about killing Goliath! Shocked by the news; Hawkeye, T'Challa, and the Vision charge forward! But the mysterious Yellowjacket fights them off and absconds with the Wasp! Fearing that Jan is in serious danger, the Avengers pursue Yellowjacket across town! But when Earth's Mightiest Heroes locate their new foe, the Wasp asks them to leave Yellowjacket alone! Wow, why would Jan do that? Because she wants to marry him that's why! Wedding bells ring next issue! Cameo appearances by J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man, Jarvis, Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Black Widow. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, Wasp, Yellowjacket, and the Vision. (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from Elfquest co-creator Wendy Fletcher (Pini). This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 20 & 21.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 61 CGC 8.5

    1st app. Quinjet

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing on back of case

    Label #1029034004

    Starts May 17

    First appearance of the Avengers' Quinjet in "Some Say the World Will End in Fire, Some Say in Ice" Guest-starring Doctor Strange and the Black Knight. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. Story continues from Doctor Strange 178. A quiet night at Avengers Mansion is interrupted by the sudden arrival of the Master of the Mystic Arts! Dr. Strange warns that the Spell of Fire and Ice unleashed by the Sons of Satannish could destroy the world! And he requests immediate help from Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Without delay Hawkeye and the Black Knight rush to Antarctica to battle Surtur, while the Vision and T'Challa fly to Africa to fight Ymir! The Fire Demon and the Frost Giant are virtually indestructible! Does Doctor Strange have a magic ace up his sleeve (or perhaps cloak) to save the Earth? Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes letters from comics editor Kim Metzger and Elfquest co-creator Richard Pini.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

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    1st app. Grandmaster, 1st (brief) app. Squadron Sinister
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    "Let the Game Begin!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. Fate of Tony Stark: Part 3 of 4 - After the events of Iron Man 18, Earth's Mightiest Heroes rush to the hospital to check on the condition of their benefactor, Tony Stark! While waiting in Tony's room, the Wasp notices a small doll lying on the floor. But it's not a small doll; it's a small man…the Growing Man! And in a matter of minutes the alien stimuloid surges to thirty-feet tall and grabs Tony! The Avengers begin pursuing the Growing Man, but are suddenly halted and whisked away to another place and time! Wow, who could have done that? Who else…but the Master of Time! Kang the Conqueror has transported the Avengers to the 41st century to fight as his pawns in the game of the galaxies! And the game starts next issue vs. the Squadron Sinister! First appearances of the Grandmaster, Kyle Richmond (cameo), and the Squadron Sinister (cameo). Additional cameo appearances by Ravonna, Doctor Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk (aka Kyle Richmond), and the Whizzer. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: This is the first appearance of Kyle Richmond who would eventually become a long-time member of the Defenders. The Whizzer is a new villain not to be confused with the golden age Whizzer (aka Bob Frank). Kang and the Growing Man previously appeared in Thor 140. The Avengers last fought Kang in Avengers 23 & 24. ) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 70 FN 6.0

    1st full app. Squadron Sinister
    Starts Jul 5

    "When Strikes the Squadron Sinister!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. The galactic game between Kang and the Grandmaster begins! And the opening round pits Earth's Mightiest Heroes vs. the Squadron Sinister! Captain America vs. Nighthawk on Liberty Island! Iron Man vs. Doctor Spectrum at the Taj Mahal! Thor vs. Hyperion in Egypt! And Goliath vs. the Whizzer in London! The Avengers need four victories to win the first round for Kang! The Conqueror's team appears on track for a worldwide sweep until the Black Knight unwittingly interferes with Goliath's duel at the Big Ben Clock Tower! The Grandmaster is furious about the knight's interference! Have Dane Whitman's good intentions accidentally doomed the Earth to destruction? First full appearance of the Squadron Sinister (and Kyle Richmond aka Nighthawk). Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Knight, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Squadron Sinister returns in Defenders 13. Shell-Head and Dr. Spectrum battle again in Iron Man 63. Nighthawk appears next in Daredevil 62.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 72 FN+ 6.5

    Starts May 24

    "Did You Hear the One About Scorpio?" Guest-starring Captain Marvel and Nick Fury. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. Captain America calls a late night meeting at Avengers Mansion! Three New York City officials have been kidnapped in recent days by Scorpio! And the disappearances are connected somehow to SHIELD and Nick Fury! Rick Jones tries to provide some answers at the meeting, but in stunning fashion Scorpio cuts down Rick and the Avengers with one powerful blast from the zodiac key! After the quintet of avengers are taken to Scorpio's hideaway, they come face-to-face with the twelve houses of the Zodiac! And shortly thereafter the no-holds-barred battle begins! The Avengers vs. the Zodiac! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes defeat the celestial super-villains? Perhaps the stars will be aligned for victory! First appearances of the Zodiac, Libra, and Taurus (aka Cornelius Van Lunt). Cameo appearance by Dum Dum Dugan. Flashback cameo by Jake Fury. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Goliath, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: Elements of the story from Nick Fury Agent of Shield 15 continue in this issue. The Avengers battle the Zodiac again in Avengers 120. The letters page includes a letter from comics artist Keith Pollard.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 73 FN/VF 7.0

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    "The Sting of the Serpent" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Frank Giacoia. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Marie Severin and Sam Grainger. The Sons of the Serpent prowl New York City once again! And the venomous hate group has a new target! An up-and-coming singer named Monica Lynne! But fortunately for the talented vocalist, she has a guardian angel or perhaps better yet…a guardian panther! The Black Panther successfully stops the serpents' abduction attempt of Monica! However, the next day when T'Challa hunts the serpents on his own, he falls prey to the radical supremacist group! The Sons of the Serpent have the panther! Will the Avengers be next? First appearance of Monica Lynne. Flashback cameos by Bill Foster and Captain America to recap the serpents' previous encounter with Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers 32 & 33. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: This issue features a classic Marie Severin cover. Her most well-known Avengers cover and one of the very few she penciled for the Avengers series.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 76 FN+ 6.5

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    "The Blaze of Battle…the Flames of Love!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Inside Avengers Mansion, T'Challa and Cap work feverishly to bridge the gap between Earth and Polemachus…the trans-dimensional world where Arkon has taken the Scarlet Witch and several of the world's greatest atomic scientists! The light-generating energy rings of Polemachus have burned out! And the only way to reignite them is via a nuclear explosion in New York City! Wanda tries to reason with Arkon, but runs out of time once the Avengers attack! With an urgent fury, the Prince of Asgard and Iron Man cut into the Imperion's best guardsmen! But Arkon slips away with Wanda and teleports back to Earth! Pietro, Goliath, the Vision and the panther soon follow in kind! And (as shown on the dramatic cover) on top of the Empire State Building, Earth's Mightiest Heroes battle Arkon the Magnificent…for the life of the world! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow and Toad. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Avengers appear next in Incredible Hulk 128 for a showdown with the Green Goliath. Arkon returns in Avengers 84. This issue features the first meeting between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. The letters page includes letters from comics artist Alan Kupperberg and comics historian Peter Sanderson respectively. This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 36 & 37.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 77 FN+ 6.5

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    "Heroes for Hire!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to work! And unfortunately for the highest bidder Cornelius Van Lunt! Due to Stark Industries' financial woes caused by a hostile takeover attempt (by the aforementioned Mr. Van Lunt), the Avengers must come up with the back rent long overdue on their Fifth Avenue Mansion! So now it's time to punch the clock! But after completing their first paid assignment; Pietro and T'Challa sense that something isn't quite right about their working arrangement with Mr. Van Lunt! Are Earth's Mightiest Heroes going to walk off the job? Not until they put the Split-Second Squad out of business! First appearance of the Split-Second Squad. Cameo appearance by Johnny Carson. Flashback cameo by Tony Stark. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Starts May 17

    "Heroes for Hire!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to work! And unfortunately for the highest bidder Cornelius Van Lunt! Due to Stark Industries' financial woes caused by a hostile takeover attempt (by the aforementioned Mr. Van Lunt), the Avengers must come up with the back rent long overdue on their Fifth Avenue Mansion! So now it's time to punch the clock! But after completing their first paid assignment; Pietro and T'Challa sense that something isn't quite right about their working arrangement with Mr. Van Lunt! Are Earth's Mightiest Heroes going to walk off the job? Not until they put the Split-Second Squad out of business! First appearance of the Split-Second Squad. Cameo appearance by Johnny Carson. Flashback cameo by Tony Stark. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    "The Man-Ape Always Strikes Twice!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. On a quiet evening atop Avengers Mansion, the Man-Ape ambushes the star-spangled avenger! But thankfully Cap's teammates quickly join the fight and drive off the African super-villain! Why did the Man-Ape strike out at the Avengers all alone? Seems like a tall order for a low-level lackey! Later on after abducting Monica Lynne, the Man-Ape picks a fight with another avenger, the Black Panther! The Prince of Wakanda bravely battles his larger adversary, but does not prevail. However at the end of the struggle, T'Challa learns who is masterminding the Man-Ape's operation…the Grim Reaper! And the scythe-wielding scoundrel will be gunning for the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes next issue! Cameo and first appearance of the Lethal Legion. Second appearance of the Grim Reaper. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. (Notes: The Grim Reaper previously appeared in Avengers 52. The reaper dons his traditional purple and black costume for the first time in this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    "Lo! The Lethal Legion!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema. The Grim Reaper is back with a new scheme to destroy the Avengers! And this time Eric Williams has brought along some super-powered helpers: the Swordsman, Living Laser, Power Man, and the Man-Ape! Truly a Lethal Legion! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes have responded by summoning the golden avenger and the thunder god to their ranks! After the Black Panther momentarily escapes and warns his teammates about the reaper's plan, the colossal clash begins! The Mighty Avengers vs. the Lethal Legion in the heart of Avengers Mansion! While the battle rages the Grim Reaper's gang appears to seize the upper hand, but looks can be deceiving! As the Vision will prove! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Grim Reaper returns in Avengers 102. The Swordsman appears next in Avengers 100. The Grim Reaper discovers the connection between Wonder Man (aka Simon Williams) and the Vision in this issue. This story was reprinted in 1993 in the trade paperback: The Greatest Battles of the Avengers.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 80 VF- 7.5

    1st app. Red Wolf
    Starts Jul 5

    "The Coming of Red Wolf!" Part 1 of 3. First appearance of Red Wolf. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. During an evening walk through Manhattan, the Vision encounters a man and a wolf! But this isn't just any human and canine duo, it's the newest Marvel superhero Red Wolf, and his faithful partner Lobo! After a brief skirmish, the synthezoid avenger takes Red Wolf to Avengers Mansion to learn why the native American warrior has traveled so far from home. And regrettably the reason is a name Earth's Mightiest Heroes know very well: Cornelius Van Lunt! The ruthless businessman is using extortion to take land from Red Wolf's tribe! So the Avengers will be departing for big sky country very soon, right? Not so fast! Because the golden avenger has identified an urgent threat in the city: the resurgent Zodiac! Will the Avengers divide and conquer both menaces? Origin of Red Wolf. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes a full-page reply by Roy Thomas to a controversial fan letter (printed in Avengers 79) about the story in Avengers 73 & 74.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    "When Dies A Legend!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. The Avengers are splitting up, but not permanently! Just long enough to take care of a double threat! While half the team searches for the Zodiac in New York City; the Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Goliath fly west to the Great Plains to help Red Wolf stop Cornelius Van Lunt's violent land grab! However, a mid-air ambush in the Montana sky quickly derails the Avengers' mission! After the Vision saves Wanda (as foreshadowed on the cover), Van Lunt captures both of them and forces the Vision to fight Goliath! The devious Cornelius has everything going his way until Red Wolf and his fellow tribesmen set dynamite to Van Lunt's precious concrete dam! Can the Indian legend from decades ago reclaim his sacred homeland? And lead the Avengers to victory? Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Cornelius Van Lunt returns in Avengers 120. Red Wolf appears next in Red Wolf 7.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    "Hostage!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Manhattan is under attack by the Zodiac! In the middle of the night, a small international army charges down Madison Avenue! And in a matter of minutes New York's finest are neutralized, the mayor is captured, and the entire island is surrounded by a powerful force field! Unbelievable! Where are New York City's favorite super-heroes?! Unfortunately, the Fantastic Four are out of town; the web-slinger is in Queens; and Cap, Thor, Shell-Head, and Quicksilver are already prisoners of Aries! Oh no! The Zodiac wants one billion dollars or the city's residents will be slaughtered! The situation looks hopeless! But in Aries' murderous quest for notoriety, he may have overlooked a couple of local citizens on the loose: the Man Without Fear and the Prince of Wakanda! Can Daredevil and the Black Panther save the city? Or is the Big Apple's destiny already written in the stars? Cameo appearances by President Richard Nixon, Mayor John Lindsay, Peter Parker, Aunt May, Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, Thing, Goliath, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. (Notes: The Zodiac threaten Manhattan again in Avengers 120. Cover layout by Marie Severin.) Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 86 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts May 17

    "Brain-Child to the Dark Tower Came" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by John Buscema and Jim Mooney. The Avengers and Nighthawk race to Atomic City (of Earth-712) to halt the launch of Brain-Child's doomsday rocket! However three members of the Squadron Supreme are currently guarding the launch site to ensure a safe liftoff! Fortunately after Wanda stops the launch, Nighthawk is able to explain to his teammates the dire situation! And Hyperion, Doctor Spectrum, and the Whizzer agree to join the assault on Brain-Child's tower fortress! Can the eight heroes (from two different Earths) bring the child prodigy's delusional dreams to an end? Goliath will lead the charge! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Squadron Supreme meet again in Avengers 141, but as adversaries instead of allies. Len Wein contributed to the plot of this two-part story. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Mike W. Barr. This issue contains a statement of ownership: average print run 385,239; average paid circulation 217,394.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 98 VF- 7.5

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    "Let Slip the Dogs of War!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith. Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by John Buscema and Barry Windsor-Smith. The remarkable Kree/Skrull war is over! But there isn't any time to rest for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Ares, the Greek god of war, stokes a riot in downtown Manhattan by mind-controlling the nearby residents! When the Avengers and Rick Jones arrive to restore the peace, they fall under Ares' trance too! The only heroes left unaffected are Thor and the Vision! But before the Prince of Asgard and the synthezoid avenger can challenge Ares, they must first fend off their teammates! The Vision battles Shell-Head while Thor takes on Cap, Wanda, and Pietro! Everything is going Ares' way! How will the Avengers turn the tide? Cameo appearance by Hercules. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Ares previously appeared in Avengers 50. Clint Barton returns to his Hawkeye identity. The letters page includes a lengthy letter from fantasy novelist Stephen R. Donaldson (of Chronicles of Thomas Covenant fame) and a letter from comics writer Michael P. Higgins. This three-part story was reprinted in Avengers (3rd series) 48.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 101 FN+ 6.5

    Starts May 17

    "Five Dooms to Save Tomorrow!" Plot by Harlan Ellison. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Rich Buckler. Inks by Dan Adkins. Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. The first 100 issues of Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in the books! And the next one hundred begin with an original story from Harlan Ellison! The Avengers serve as honor guards for a special man vs. machine chess match! However, after the Eastern European grandmaster collapses during the match, chaos erupts and finger pointing starts! Did someone poison the European champion? It appears an unassuming man named Leonard Tippit did. Why? What exactly is going on? The Watcher knows! And that means the Avengers' adventure is only just beginning! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Paul Kupperberg.) Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 108 FN/VF 7.0

    Starts May 17

    "Check and Mate!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. In a shocking development, the Vision accepts the Grim Reaper's offer! How could the synthezoid avenger betray his teammates?! Perhaps the Vision along with Captain America has an ulterior motive to trick Eric Williams! The two avengers successfully fool the Grim Reaper, but not the Space Phantom! In the strange alien's headquarters, Earth's Mightiest Heroes fight to the finish vs. the reaper, the phantom, and the hordes of Hydra! An action-packed issue! Cameo appearances by Captain Marvel, Rick Jones, and Thor. (Notes: The Grim Reaper returns in the classic Avengers 160. Wonder Man's body comes to life in Avengers 151.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 110 VF 8.0

    Starts Jul 5

    "And Now Magneto!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring the X-Men. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Mike Esposito and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. One of the classic Avengers issues of the bronze age! Magneto is back! And as depicted on the fabulous cover, he's already trashed the Uncanny X-Men...and the Mighty Avengers are next! The story begins in the Avengers' meeting room when a strange video starts playing on the communication screen. The video shows a large ransacked mansion and a beleaguered man lying next to a wheelchair. Is that Professor X? The thunder god thinks so! But unfortunately the Avengers don't know where the professor's school for gifted youngsters is located! However after searching for a while, Earth's Mightiest Heroes start finding things! First, they find the X-Men's home, then Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Iceman out cold on the floor; and finally, big-time trouble! Flying boulders, rampaging dinosaurs, and oh yes, the Master of Magnetism himself! A terrific issue! Story continues in Daredevil 99 (part 2). Cameo appearances by Crystal and Quicksilver to explain what took place behind the scenes in Avengers 104. Cameo appearances by Hawkeye and Ivan Petrovitch in San Francisco. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Magneto previously appeared in Amazing Adventures (2nd series) 10. This is Magneto's only clash with the X-Men during the time period (early 1970's) in which the X-Men series was in reprint.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 112 FN+ 6.5

    Starts Jul 5

    "The Lion God Lives!" First appearance of Mantis. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Frank Rolle. Cover by Don Heck. A mob of African protesters gathers outside Avengers Mansion and demands that the Black Panther return to his native Wakanda! When T'Challa goes outside to talk, he's kidnapped by their leader, the Lion God! Then the mob disperses and the Avengers are left wondering what just happened! However several hours later, the Lion God returns to the mansion and the no-holds-barred battle begins! Unfortunately, Earth's Mightiest Heroes fall one-by-one until only the Avengers' resident god remains! Can the Mighty Thor bring down the thunder and lightning and silence the Lion God's roar? Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, a mysterious couple makes plans to travel to the United States and join the Avengers. Cameo appearances by Mantis and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 119 VF- 7.5

    Starts May 17

    "Night of the Collector" Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by John Romita. The Avengers' cataclysmic confrontation with Dormammu is over, and now the team is ready for rest and relaxation. To that end Earth's Mightiest Heroes participate in the Halloween parade in Rutland, Vermont! However, an old acquaintance with a penchant for collecting super-heroes is also present in the Green Mountain State on this all hallows eve! The ancient elder's plan gets off to a good start as the golden avenger, shield-slinger, thunder god, and panther fall before his arcane might! But four avengers remain on the loose! And with help from the local townsfolk, the four heroes will attempt to corral the Collector! Cameo appearances by Loki and Tom Fagan. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Iron Man, Mantis, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Collector previously appeared in Iron Man (1st series) 26 and returns in Incredible Hulk 197. The Avengers also attended the Rutland parade in Avengers 83.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 144 CGC 9.2

    1st app. Hellcat

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Standard, no notable issues

    Label #3784066004

    Starts Jul 5

    "Claws!" Part 4 of 7. First appearance of Hellcat. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. The Avengers are free inside the Brand Corporation's Long Island facility! However, it doesn't take long for Hugh Jones and Buzz Baxter to locate them and activate the plant's internal military-grade weapons! During the missile attack, the Avengers are forced to split up. The Beast, Vision, and Scarlet Witch go one way...and Captain America, Iron Man, and Patsy Walker go another! When Shell-head comes across the former uniform of the Cat, the shield-slinger gets an idea! And in a dazzling transformation...Patsy Walker becomes Hellcat! The Avengers could use another hero on their side, because the rematch with Doctor Spectrum, the Golden Archer, Hyperion, Lady Lark, and the Whizzer is coming up fast! An excellent issue! The story (part 5) continues in Avengers 147. Origin of Patsy Walker. Cameo appearances by the Two-Gun Kid, Hawkeye, Moondragon, and Thor. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Tigra. (Notes: The letters page includes letters from comics writer Peter Gillis and comics writer Mary Jo Duffy, respectively. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #39 Thor by Jack Kirby.) Cover price $0.25.

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    "Claws!" Part 4 of 7. First appearance of Hellcat. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. The Avengers are free inside the Brand Corporation's Long Island facility! However, it doesn't take long for Hugh Jones and Buzz Baxter to locate them and activate the plant's internal military-grade weapons! During the missile attack, the Avengers are forced to split up. The Beast, Vision, and Scarlet Witch go one way...and Captain America, Iron Man, and Patsy Walker go another! When Shell-head comes across the former uniform of the Cat, the shield-slinger gets an idea! And in a dazzling transformation...Patsy Walker becomes Hellcat! The Avengers could use another hero on their side, because the rematch with Doctor Spectrum, the Golden Archer, Hyperion, Lady Lark, and the Whizzer is coming up fast! An excellent issue! The story (part 5) continues in Avengers 147. Origin of Patsy Walker. Cameo appearances by the Two-Gun Kid, Hawkeye, Moondragon, and Thor. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Tigra. (Notes: The letters page includes letters from comics writer Peter Gillis and comics writer Mary Jo Duffy, respectively. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #39 Thor by Jack Kirby.) Cover price $0.25.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 144 VG/FN 5.0

    1st app. Hellcat

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    "Claws!" Part 4 of 7. First appearance of Hellcat. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. The Avengers are free inside the Brand Corporation's Long Island facility! However, it doesn't take long for Hugh Jones and Buzz Baxter to locate them and activate the plant's internal military-grade weapons! During the missile attack, the Avengers are forced to split up. The Beast, Vision, and Scarlet Witch go one way...and Captain America, Iron Man, and Patsy Walker go another! When Shell-head comes across the former uniform of the Cat, the shield-slinger gets an idea! And in a dazzling transformation...Patsy Walker becomes Hellcat! The Avengers could use another hero on their side, because the rematch with Doctor Spectrum, the Golden Archer, Hyperion, Lady Lark, and the Whizzer is coming up fast! An excellent issue! The story (part 5) continues in Avengers 147. Origin of Patsy Walker. Cameo appearances by the Two-Gun Kid, Hawkeye, Moondragon, and Thor. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Tigra. (Notes: The letters page includes letters from comics writer Peter Gillis and comics writer Mary Jo Duffy, respectively. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #39 Thor by Jack Kirby.) Cover price $0.25.

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    "The Assassin Never Fails!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Tony Isabella. Pencils by Keith Pollard (pages 1-3) and Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom. While Dr. Donald Blake performs surgery on the star-spangled avenger; Hawkeye, Iron Man, and the Vision stand guard outside the operating room. But the clever Assassin infiltrates the hospital and knocks out the three Avengers! Now the diabolical Assassin is seconds away from finishing off Dr. Blake and the Sentinel of Liberty! The Avengers are going to need an operating room miracle to survive! Cameo appearances by the Beast, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Note: A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

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    "At Last: The Decision!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, and Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Jack Kirby and Dan Adkins. Finally, the Avengers are ready to set their new roster! Iron Man agrees to be chairman! Cap stays! Wanda and the Vision remain with the group! The Wasp eagerly signs up! Yellowjacket first declines, but then changes his mind! Moondragon decides to leave, and Hellcat goes with her. The bombastic Beast jubilantly joins! And Wonder Man...hold on, what? How? Wow! Cameo appearances by Robert Frank (aka the golden age Whizzer), the Black Widow, Angel, Ghost Rider, Hercules, Iceman, Ben Grimm, Wonder Man, and the Living Laser. First 30¢ issue. (Notes: This issue concludes Steve Englehart's legendary 4-year run as the writer for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. A time period that produced many of the Avengers' all-time fan favorite stories including the three frequently reprinted sagas: the Avengers-Defenders War, the Celestial Madonna saga, and the Serpent Crown crisis. The letters page contains an essay explaining why the 150th anniversary story ended up as two issues.) Cover price $0.30.

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    "The Bride of Ultron!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Pablo Marcos. After defeating the Avengers last issue, Ultron stands triumphant! And now the adamantium monster has a diabolic plan to create a female companion for himself! It's very simple...transfer the life force of Janet Pym into the empty metalloid body of Jocasta! But the Avengers won't go down without a fight! Once the Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, and Wonder Man locate Ultron inside an abandoned research center on Long Island, the blockbuster battle begins! Can Earth Mightiest Heroes stop the sinister scheme of their long-time foe? Or will the Wasp tragically become the unwilling bride of Ultron? An excellent two-part story! First appearance of Jocasta. Cameo appearances by Hawkeye and the Two-Gun Kid. (Notes: Ultron returns in Avengers 171. A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) Cover price $0.30.

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    "On the Matter of Heroes!" Part 1 of 2. Written by David Michelinie. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Gene Day (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. A new era for 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' begins, and the first order of business is selecting the seven members of the new roster. But this time the federal government is going to help the Avengers choose! Peter Gyrich announces the selections: the Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp,...and the Falcon! Hold on, is the Falcon even an avenger? That's what Hawkeye would like to know! Meanwhile, the old man from Vladivostok, Django Maximoff, finally arrives in New York City. And the lives of Pietro and Wanda will never be the same again. Cameo appearances by the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Hercules, and Moondragon. Note: John Byrne begins his 1-year stint as the regular artist on the series. Note: First appearance of Scott Lang (the second Ant-Man). Cover price $0.35.

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    "The Call of the Mountain Thing!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by Mark Gruenwald and Steven Grant. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. One of the classic Avengers issues of the bronze age! Chthon has possessed the Scarlet Witch! And now Wanda is wreaking havoc across Central Europe! Six avengers are on the way to help Quicksilver, but the likes of Thor, Iron Man, and the Vision are not among them! Does this group of avengers have the raw power to defeat Modred the Mystic and Chthon? After the Falcon, Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Man, and Cap fall to the elder demon; the end of the world appears close at hand! But the resourceful Hank McCoy finds a piece of Wundagore Mountain's history. And in stunning fashion, one of the knights of Wundagore rides again! Will the Beast lead the charge to an inspiring victory? Or will Chthon's master plan succeed? Avengers Assemble! Cameo appearance by Bova. Final appearance of Django Maximoff. Flashback cameos by Morgan Le Fey, Magnus, Magda, Agatha Harkness, and the High Evolutionary. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, the Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Notes: Uncanny X-Men 125 provides the final clue concerning the true identity of Pietro and Wanda's father. In the Vision and the Scarlet Witch Limited Series (1st series) issue 4, the long-awaited reunion between father (super-villain) and children (avengers) takes place. This three-part story was reprinted in 1994 in the trade paperback: The Yesterday Quest. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Cat Yronwode.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.