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  • Issue #184
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 184

    "Death on the Hudson!"" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Diverse Hands. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Avengers and the Absorbing Man throw down on the docks! No less than eight avengers will try to stop the rampaging Crusher Creel from destroying New York harbor! The Beast, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and the Vision all get their shots, but the Absorbing Man is one tough customer! This is going to take a team effort! (Notes: The Absorbing Man returns in Incredible Hulk 261. Terry Austin, Klaus Janson, and Joe Rubinstein are thought to be among the inkers contributing to this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #185
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 185

    "The Yesterday Quest!" Part 1 of 3. Plot by Mark Gruenwald and Steven Grant. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Ever since their first appearance in Uncanny X-Men 4 many years ago, the origin of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch has been a mystery to both comic readers and the siblings alike. After Wanda and Pietro arrive in Transia with Django Maximoff, clues to the twins' birthplace and birth parents begin to emerge. Modred the Mystic, the Darkhold, Bova the cow-woman, the High Evolutionary's former citadel, and Wundagore Mountain are all pieces to the puzzle. And the truth seems to lie at the top of the mountain. But there's something else at the top of Wundagore Mountain. Something ancient, something evil. Cameo appearance by Bova. Flashback cameos by Robert Frank, Madeline Frank, and the Toad. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Jocasta, Ms. Marvel, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: Mark Gruenwald's participation in this three-part story was an indication of the storyline's importance to the continuity of the Marvel Universe. Modred previously appeared in Marvel Two-in-One 33. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Man-Thing's guest appearance in Micronauts 7.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #186
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 186

    "Nights of Wundagore!" Part 2 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. The situation in Transia has taken a turn for the worse! While Bova tells Pietro about his childhood, Wanda wages a life-and-death struggle against Modred the Mystic atop Wundagore Mountain! Unfortunately, the battle goes poorly and an elder demon from centuries ago possesses the Scarlet Witch! Recognizing the imminent danger, Quicksilver makes a mad dash to the only telephone in the village...and places a desperate call to Avengers Mansion! Can the lightning-fast avenger contain his sister's destructive rampage while the other avengers travel to Transia? Hope is fading by the minute! Flashback cameos by the High Evolutionary, Magda, Jonathan Drew, Robert Frank, and Madeline Frank. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #187
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 187

    "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.

  • Issue #188
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 188

    "Elementary, Dear Avengers!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns), Dan Green (finishes), and Frank Springer (finishes). Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. After finishing their epic adventure against Chthon last issue, Earth's Mightiest Heroes stop by the Great Refuge to drop off Quicksilver. Since the next leg of their journey will pass over the Soviet Union, the shield-slinger contacts a nearby MiG fighter to request authorization to navigate Russian airspace. But while Cap is conversing with the pilot, the MiG suddenly explodes! How did that happen? The Avengers decide to investigate and land at a Soviet nuclear power plant...without permission! Is this the end of détente? However, the red army is not the enemy! It's the periodic table! Seven avengers go to school against Carbon, Phosphorus, Chlorine, Radium, and Vanadium! Cameo appearances by Crystal, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, and the Darkhold. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, the Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Notes: In this issue Crystal reveals that she is pregnant. Her baby, Luna, is born in Fantastic Four 240. The Elements of Doom return many years later in Thunderbolts 6.) Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #189
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 189

    "Wings and Arrows!" Plot by Steven Grant, Mark Gruenwald and Roger Stern. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. The Avengers' titanic tussle with Arsenal (in Avengers Annual 9) is over. And now the team is getting back to normal and re-establishing the government-mandated seven person roster. But Clint Barton is not on that roster, so the Avengers' former ace archer must find another job. Hawkeye receives a nice lead from Jarvis and lands a security position with Cross Enterprises! However trouble isn't too far behind, and just a few days later Hawkeye gets to strut his stuff vs. the Shi'ar warrior...Deathbird! Cameo appearances by Peter Gyrich and Jocasta. (Notes: Deathbird appears next in Uncanny X-Men 155.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #190
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 190

    "Heart of Stone" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by John Byrne and Dan Green. Peter Gyrich is fed up with the Avengers constantly changing roster! So he drags Earth's Mightiest Heroes before a special Senate hearing to break up the team! Will the federal government succeed in doing what the likes of Kang, Ultron, and the Grim Reaper have failed to do through the years? Meanwhile as the Senate proceedings take place, a strange grey creature violently moves thru the New York subway system towards Manhattan! Who's going to stop the mysterious monster once it emerges on the streets? Are the Avengers available...or will red tape keep them in the courtroom? Cameo appearance by the Grey Gargoyle. Flashback cameos by Graviton and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: The Grey Gargoyle previously appeared in Thor 259.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #191
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 191

    "Back to the Stone Age!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Daredevil. Plot by Roger Stern. Script by David Michelinie. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Dan Green (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Sal Buscema. The Grey Gargoyle surprises the Avengers and quickly turns Shell-head and the Man Without Fear into stone! However, there are still seven more avengers in the fight! They should be able to defeat Thor's long-time foe, but instead the Grey Gargoyle pounds Earth's Mightiest Heroes and escapes! The Falcon pursues the stone villain to Paul Duval's former Manhattan apartment, and inside a fierce one-on-one battle erupts! Can the Falcon and Redwing hold their own against the Grey Gargoyle? They must...until the other avengers arrive! Brief retelling of the Greg Gargoyle's origin. Flashback cameos by Fandral and Thor. (Note: This issue features a full-page ad for Rom issue 1.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #192
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 192

    "Steel City Nightmare" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Arvell Jones (breakdowns) and Richard Villamonte (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. Tony Stark and Simon Williams are touring a steel mill in Pittsburgh, when suddenly an industrial accident rocks the plant! A steel worker has fallen into a superhot electric furnace! That poor man is going to be vaporized! But what if he were wearing a small chip of Thor's uru hammer around his neck as a good luck charm? In incredible fashion the doomed steel worker is transformed into a living inferno! Are Iron Man and Wonder Man ready to face this fiery new menace? If not, the Steel City is in big trouble! Cameo appearance by Peter Gyrich. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: The letters page contains a full-page in-depth essay by Mark Gruenwald detailing the research and development of the Yesterday Quest storyline in Avengers 185-187.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #194
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 194

    "Interlude!" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by George Perez and Joe Rubinstein. After their adventure in Pittsburgh last issue, Earth's Mightiest Heroes take some time off to get their affairs in order at Avengers Mansion. Wonder Man rejoins the group and the Falcon departs. The quiet afternoon is interrupted by a troubled man's arrival at the front door in desperate need of help. Apparently the gentleman has just escaped from an insane asylum. Most of the avengers except for the Wasp think the confused man is just making up a story about the Solomon Institute. But could he actually be speaking the truth? Meanwhile, the Vision grows restless and introspective during Wanda's leave of absence from the team. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #195
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 195
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    "Assault on a Mind Cage!" Guest-starring Ant-Man. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Jack Abel and Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Dan Green. The Wasp has taken it upon herself to invade the Solomon Institute and find out what's going on inside! Unfortunately though, it's been several hours since anyone's heard from her! So Yellowjacket and Ant-Man (aka Scott Lang) infiltrate the institute, while the remaining avengers wait outside in the snow! The three insect-size heroes are having an easy time defeating all the guards in the asylum, but their fortunes dramatically change when the institute's head honcho arrives...the Taskmaster! First (cameo) appearance of the Taskmaster. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Ms. Marvel, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #196
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 196
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    • Signed by Jim Shooter on 06/27/2015, Stan Lee on 08/15/2015 and George Perez on 08/02/2016.
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    • Signed by Jim Shooter on 6/27/15, Stan Lee on 8/15/15, & George Perez on 8/7/16.
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    "The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster" Guest-starring Ant-Man. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Jack Abel. Cover by George Perez and Joe Rubinstein. A brand new villain, the Taskmaster, has turned the tables on the Wasp, Yellowjacket, and Ant-Man! The three insect-like super-heroes are prisoners inside the Taskmaster's training academy! The good news is that seven avengers are waiting outside the training compound, but the bad news...none of them know that their teammates are in grave danger! However, Earth Mightiest Heroes follow the ants, and the trail leads to the Taskmaster! Is the villain with the photographic reflexes ready to battle the Avengers? Choose wisely dear Taskmaster! First (full) appearance and origin of the Taskmaster. (Notes: The Taskmaster appears next in Marvel Team-Up 103. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #197
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 197

    "Prelude of the War-Devil!" Script by David Michelinie. Art by Carmine Infantino (layouts) and Jack Abel's little helpers (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Bob McLeod. Earth's Mightiest Heroes get stuck in an elevator! The Scarlet Witch announces her return to the team! And something's wrong with Carol Danvers, AKA Ms. Marvel! Meanwhile, the newly reconstructed Red Ronin is kidnapped by his own creator. Cameo appearance by Ant-Man. (Notes: Red Ronin previously appeared in Godzilla 17.) Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #198
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 198
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    "Better Red Than Ronin!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Nick Fury. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The story starts with a bang as Red Ronin, the 100-foot tall metal monster (designed to battle Godzilla), charges up the Hudson River towards the Bronx! The twisted Dr. Earl Cowan has taken control of Red Ronin...but for what purpose? The Avengers don't have time for questions, so they launch an all-out attack on the giant robot! Red Ronin repels the Vision, knocks out Wonder Man, and dismisses the Wasp and Yellowjacket! SHIELD and Nick Fury join the fight, but the metal behemoth keeps marching on! In Long Island Sound the Avengers confront Red Ronin one more time! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes find the massive robot's Achilles' heel? Meanwhile, Ms. Marvel learns that she is pregnant, and shockingly already six months along. Cameo appearance by Hawkeye. Last 40¢ issue. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #199
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 199

    "Last Stand on Long Island" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Nick Fury. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Red Ronin's rampage across New York City continues! Now the metal monster is in Queens at the Cross Enterprises facility! Fortunately Cross employs a former ace archer as its security chief! But Hawkeye can't stop the giant robot either! The Avengers' best hope may lie with the Beast and Jocasta who climbed inside Red Ronin's boot last issue! Can the two avengers climb their way through the interior of the robot and disable his command and control center? The hundreds of motorists stranded on the Long Island Expressway...looking up at the massive fist of Red Ronin...sure hope so! Cameo appearance by Dr. Donald Blake. First 50¢ issue. (Note: Red Ronin returns in Solo Avengers 15.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #200
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 200
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    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.

  • Issue #201
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 201

    "The Evil Reborn" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Jim Shooter and David Michelinie. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Before going their separate ways, the Avengers take time to clean up their mansion following last issue's chaos with Marcus. After the repairs have been made, Tony Stark heads to Stark International's Long Island headquarters and receives a distressing note from his secretary! Someone or something has stolen high-tech chemical components from SI's research lab! Meanwhile at the Pym's home in New Jersey, a robot breaks in and steals containers of Ad Resin X and Ad Resin Y from Yellowjacket's vault! Could the two robberies be related? Tony Stark fears so! Cameo appearance by Mrs. Arbogast. Back up story: "Bully!" Script by David Michelinie (with assists from Roger Stern). Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Gene Day. Jarvis visits his mother in the Bronx and discovers that a local thug has been harassing the neighborhood. So the Avengers' butler brings his own brand of justice to the streets to solve the problem! (Notes: Ultron previously appeared in Avengers 171. This two-part story was based on the short story: "This Evil Undying" by Jim Shooter. The short story was originally published in 1979 in Marvel pocket novel #9.) Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #202
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 202

    "This Evil Undying" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Jim Shooter and David Michelinie. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Bob McLeod. In dramatic fashion the Wasp bursts through a window at Avengers Mansion! After Janet tells her story about the robot that broke into her home, Iron Man postulates that a long-time Avengers foe is back! What sinister scheme is Ultron unleashing this time? How about one that subconsciously tricks Shell-head into reconstructing the adamantium monster! And then kidnapping his fellow avenger, the Scarlet Witch! A stroke of robotic brilliance indeed! But the golden avenger left behind a clue to Ultron's master plan! One thing leads to another...and inside an abandoned industrial plant on Neville Island, Earth's Mightiest Heroes fight to the finish against the undying evil of Ultron! A classic two-part story! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Jocasta, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: Ultron appears next in Marvel Two-in-One 92. Surprisingly this was Ultron's final appearance in the 1st series of the Avengers title. His next battle against the Avengers takes place in West Coast Avengers 1 & 2.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #203
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 203
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    "Night of the Crawlers" Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Carmine Infantino. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Carmine Infantino and Dan Green. The Beast and Wonder Man were not around for the Avengers' titanic battle vs. Ultron last issue. Where were they? Somehow Hank McCoy and Simon Williams have become lost on the streets of Manhattan while walking back to Avengers Mansion! Since the two avengers can't make heads or tails of the streets, they descend into the sewer system to find their home on Fifth Avenue and East 70th Street! But there's something creepy and crawly down in the sewers! A very bizarre encounter awaits Wonder Man and the Beast! (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Iron Man.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #204
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 204

    "Claws Across the Water!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Jim Shooter and Bob Budiansky. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Don Newton. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Budiansky and Joe Rubinstein. A letter marked "Life and Death" arrives in the mail at Avengers Mansion! Who sent the letter? And why? The Avengers have a lot of questions! Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, there's only one definitive answer...the Yellow Claw! What diabolical plan for world domination has the century-old villain set in motion? Earth's Mightiest Heroes fly to the South China Sea to find out! The Vision and the Wasp infiltrate Yellow Claw's island fortress through the air, while the other avengers invade from the ground! After battling the island's high-tech defenses, the Avengers breakthrough and confront the Yellow Claw! But then the Avengers abruptly leave. What happened? The Yellow Claw is still a free man. Cameo appearance by Hawkeye. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: The Yellow Claw previously appeared in Nova (1st series) 18. This issue includes a full-page ad (with art by Frank Miller) for the Doctor Strange 2nd series. At one time Roger Stern and Frank Miller were going to team up on the title; however, another artist ended up penciling the series. This issue also contains a full-page ad for the Spider-woman 1st series.) Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #205
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 205
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    "Shadow of the Claw!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Bob Budiansky. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Alan Kupperberg. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Alan Kupperberg and Dan Green. The Avengers have returned home following their overseas encounter with the Yellow Claw on his island fortress. But Captain America remains suspicious about the aging villain and his operations in the South China Sea. When one of the Claw's repentant henchmen shows up at Avengers Mansion, Earth's Mightiest Heroes blaze a trail back across the Pacific Ocean to Australia! However, the Bludgeoner, Transformer, and Compressor are lying in wait for the heroes down under! While Cap, Shell-head, and company duel with the killer cyborgs, the Vision takes the battle directly to the Chinese mastermind himself! Can the Avengers scratch and claw their way to victory? Or will the Yellow Claw and his offspring rule the world? (Notes: The Yellow Claw appears next in Marvel Fanfare 31. This issue includes a full-page ad for the first issue of the Dazzler series.) Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #207
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 207

    "Beyond a Shadow" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Bob Budiansky. Script by Danny Fingeroth and Bob Budiansky. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Gene Colan and Dan Green. In the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain, a majestic city has risen from the depths! The U.S. Navy's Sixth Fleet sails to investigate, but runs into the powerful ruler of this spectacular citadel...the Shadow Lord! After the navy's advance is halted, the Avengers attack! However, the Shadow Lord controls the winds and the waves...and traps Earth's Mightiest Heroes in a massive tornado! Can the Avengers triumph over an ancient lord of the Earth from centuries ago? Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: This issue includes a half-page ad for Marvel Two-in-One 75 featuring the Thing and the Avengers vs. Annihilus and Blastaar.) Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #208
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 208

    "Eve of Destruction!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Bob Budiansky. Script by Danny Fingeroth and Bob Budiansky. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Gene Colan and Bob Wiacek. Tragically the Avengers discover that the Shadow Lord is not their true enemy. It's the Berserker! A powerful and vicious warrior from 2,000 years ago! The Berserker has resurfaced in the 20th century and is now tearing up the Italian peninsula! Eight avengers battle the Berserker non-stop, but the mighty warrior does not fall. Wonder Man, the last avenger standing, will have to use both his brawn and brains to save the world! 32 pages. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #209
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 209

    "The Resurrection Stone!" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Alan Kupperberg. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Al Milgrom. It's a happy day at Avengers Mansion as Hank McCoy is reunited with his former girlfriend Vera Cantor. But joy quickly turns to horror when a Skrull (disguised as Jarvis) poisons Vera! The devious Skrull will revive her, but only if the Beast, Wanda, Vision, and Wonder Man retrieve the resurrection stone! However, the stone has been split into two halves...and sent back in time! The four avengers' first stop is 14th century London during the gruesome bubonic plague outbreak. And the second...Dachau concentration camp near the end of World War II. Earth Mightiest Heroes witness human suffering at its absolute worst. And in the end Hank McCoy will hold the power of life and death in his hands. What will the Beast do? An excellent story featuring the four avengers who would depart the team two issues later. Cameo appearance by Mr. Fantastic. Flashback cameo by the Hulk to recap the events of Incredible Hulk 161. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Wonder Man. (Note: This issue includes a full-page ad for Marvel Treasury Edition 28: Superman and Spider-Man vs. Doctor Doom and the Parasite.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #210
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 210

    "You Don't Need the Weathermen To Know Which Way the Wind Blows!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Gene Colan and Dan Green. Bizarre weather events are threatening the Earth! Tidal Waves in London! Snow storms in Buenos Aires! Heat Waves in Antarctica! What in the world is going on? The Avengers split into five teams to investigate! While her teammates transverse the globe, Jocasta studies the subtle symbolism in the name, Samarobryn, for the Earth's weather-monitoring space station. Could there be a connection between the destructive weather and the orbiting outpost one hundred leagues above the hemisphere? A wise man from the 16th century would say yes. But what will Jocasta say after her fateful journey to the outer space weather station? Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Jocasta, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man. (Note: This issue represents the final adventure of the Avengers' classic bronze age lineup. In the next issue, the old order changeth.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #211
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 211

    "By Force of Mind!" Guest-starring Angel, Dazzler, Hercules, Iceman, Moon Knight, and Tigra. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Gene Colan and Dan Green. Captain America declares that the Avengers must cut their active roster to six! Who will stay and who will go? Moondragon thinks she has the answers and summons several heroes to Avengers Mansion to try out! After Earth's Mightiest Heroes get rid of Moondragon and her condescending attitude, the team gets down to business. Surprisingly four long-time members decide to leave and pursue new lives in the outside world. But a new recruit, Tigra, elects to join! The new 6-person lineup looks like a lot like the original unit: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Tigra, the Wasp, and Yellowjacket! Cameo appearances by the Black Panther, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. (Note: This issue was a significant milestone for the Avengers title as the Beast, Wonder Man, Scarlet Witch, and Vision depart after having been primary members for 75, 60, 136, and 154 issues, respectively.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #212
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 212

    "Men of Deadly Pride!" Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Alan Kupperberg. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Alan Kupperberg and Dan Green. The Avengers' new lineup goes into action for the first time in the nation's capital! A strange couple apparently lost in time appears in Washington D.C.! When the police accidently shoot her warrior husband, the powerful Elfqueen attacks the city! After a brief battle, Captain America convinces her to stop fighting. But in an attempt to reestablish his prominence on the team, Yellowjacket fires an after-the-fact disruptor blast at the Elfqueen! Beginning next issue Hank Pym is going to regret his foolish action. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Tigra, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #213
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 213

    "Court Martial" Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Hall and Dan Green. Earth's Mightiest Heroes reach a low point in their proud history as one of the team's founding members, Hank Pym, faces court-martial following his brazen conduct last issue. Unfortunately, Yellowjacket has slipped further into delusion and builds a special adamantium robot to attack the Avengers during his court-martial. The Wasp intervenes at the last minute to save the day; but nothing will save Hank Pym's career or his marriage. A dark day indeed at Avengers Mansion. Flashback cameos by the Hulk, Vision, Grim Reaper, Ultron, and Jocasta to recap Hank Pym's history with the Avengers. (Note: The letters page includes a fan letter that details every costume the Wasp has worn to date.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #214
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 214

    "Three Angels Fallen!" Guest-starring Angel and the Ghost Rider. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Hall and Dan Green. In the mountains of New Mexico, a down-on-his-luck Johnny Blaze picks a fight with Warren Worthington! After Angel ends ups in the hospital; his girlfriend, Candy Southern, makes a phone call to Avengers Mansion! The shield-slinger and his fellow avengers are eager to put Yellowjacket's disastrous court-martial behind them, so they agree to travel out west and round up the Ghost Rider! But that's much easier said than done! Are Earth's Mightiest Heroes ready for the hellfire? An excellent battle in the Land of Enchantment! Last 50¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #215
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 215

    "All the Ways of Power!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Silver Surfer. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Alan Weiss. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Alan Weiss. While flying over the swamps of New Jersey, the Silver Surfer senses a powerful energy source lying among the weeds. It's a wand! Could a simple wand somehow threaten the cosmic sky-rider? Yes! Because it's the wand of the Molecule Man! After subduing the surfer, the Molecule Man decides to conquer the world! However, Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand ready to oppose the power-mad villain! It's a super showdown of heavyweight proportions: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Silver Surfer vs. the Molecule Man! (and Tigra's in the mix too!) Cameo appearance by Ann Nocenti. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Galactus, and Shalla-Bal. First 60¢ issue. (Note: The Molecule Man previously appeared in Micronauts (1st series) 23.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #216
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 216

    "To Avenge the Avengers!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Silver Surfer. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Alan Weiss. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Alan Weiss. In stunning fashion the Avengers and the Silver Surfer have gone down to defeat at the hands of the Molecule Man! Now only Tigra remains to confront the misguided maniac! However, Owen Reece appears to be lost in his own little world and allows the Avengers to regroup after their near death experience. But Iron Man and Thor are out of action! It's going to be Tony Stark, Donald Blake, Captain America, Tigra, and the Silver Surfer making the final valiant stand against the Molecule Man! A terrific two-part story! Cameo appearance by the Fantastic Four. (Notes: In this issue Captain America finally learns the secret identities of Iron Man and Thor. This two-part story established the awesome power of the Molecule Man that would be featured in the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Limited Series. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Kevin Dooley.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #217
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 217

    "Double-Cross!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by Jim Shooter and Bob Hall. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Dan Green. Cover by Bob Hall and Dan Green. Henry Pym is down in the dumps after his foolish actions several issues ago. He's lost his teammates, his wife, and his reputation. The impoverished avenger is trying to rebuild his life, when he has a chance encounter with a long-time foe...Egghead! Apparently Egghead (last seen in Defenders 43) needs Dr. Pym's help in providing a new prosthetic device to his niece, Trish Starr. Can the devious super-villain be trusted? Unfortunately, the answer is no as Hank Pym's mission of mercy turns into a blackmail operation! Egghead will kill Trish, if Yellowjacket doesn't steal tanks of adamantium resin from the Strategic Air Command in Nebraska! Without any other options, the former avenger steals the tanks. However during the escape, four super-heroes arrive on the scene to confront him! It's four heroes Hank Pym knows very well: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp! And as depicted on the terrific cover, Yellowjacket fights the Avengers to the finish...a heartbreaking finish. Cameo and first appearance by Fabian Stankowicz. (Note: Hank Pym, Trish Starr, and Egghead formerly crossed paths in Marvel Feature (1st series) 5 and Giant-Size Defenders 4.) Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #218
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 218

    "Born Again (and Again and Again...)" Plot by Jim Shooter and J.M. DeMatteis. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Art by Don Perlin (layouts) and Embellishers Assembled (finishes). Cover by Don Perlin and Dan Green. It's off-beat tale as a young boy visits Avengers Mansion with a unique problem...he can't be killed. Or in other words: he won't stay dead. The bizarre events of Captain America 264 have created a virtual eternity man. While the Avengers figure out what to do about the situation, the distraught boy stows away on a rocket bound for the sun! But the awesome fury of the sun does not destroy him! It transforms him into a rampaging fire creature! Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp have their hands full in this one! (Notes: Various artists contributed finishes to this issue. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 437,081; average paid circulation 221,394 .) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #219
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 219
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    • Label #0743530020

    "By Divine Right!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Drax the Destroyer. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Embellishers Assembled. Cover by Bob Hall and Bob Layton. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp are all going about their daily business when suddenly a psychic bolt from the blue strikes them! Who is summoning the four avengers? Why it's the erstwhile avenger Moondragon! Apparently the Titan priestess needs helps in suppressing a rebellion on her adopted home planet of Ba-Bani. But Moondragon's father, Drax the Destroyer, is already there. How come Drax, one of the most powerful beings in the universe, cannot squash the rebellion? Is something rotten in the state of Ba-Bani? The Avengers think so! (Notes: Moondragon and Drax the Destroyer previously appeared in Thor 314 and Marvel Graphic Novel 1. This issue features a full-page ad for G.I. Joe 1.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #220
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 220

    "War Against the Gods!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Drax the Destroyer. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Dan Green and helpers. Cover by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding. Moondragon stands revealed as the true villain on Ba-Bani! The former avenger has given up mind-controlling her father! She's now concentrating on a bigger prize ...the thunder god! Moondragon's success in manipulating the Prince of Asgard leads to a blockbuster battle: the Wasp, Captain America, Iron Man, and Drax the Destroyer vs. the Mighty Thor! Wow! Can the three avengers plus Drax defeat their powerful teammate and neutralize Moondragon as well? It's a tragic ending for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Apparent death of Drax the Destroyer. Cameo appearance by Odin. (Note: Drax returns several years later in the Silver Surfer 2nd series.) Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #221
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 221

    "New Blood!" Guest-starring the Black Widow, Dazzler, Invisible Girl, She-Hulk, and Spider-Woman. Plot by Jim Shooter and David Michelinie. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Brett Breeding. The roster of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is down to four! The team needs two more members to reestablish the desired number of six. Cap and Shell-head offer one membership slot to a certain ace archer, while the Wasp hosts a ladies-only party to fill the other slot. But during Janet Van Dyne's party, the Mechano-Marauder (aka Fabian Stankowicz) attacks! However, Fabian has no more success than he did in issue 217 and ultimately helps the Wasp find a new team member! The new lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp. Cameo appearances by Spider-Man, Peter Gyrich, and President Reagan. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Barry Dutter.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #222
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 222

    "A Gathering of Evil!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Greg LaRocque and Al Milgrom. Egghead has a new plan to become famous! But he'll need several super-powered helpers to put his plan into motion! To that end he recruits Moonstone, Tiger Shark, Whirlwind, and the Scorpion to become the new Masters of Evil! And shortly thereafter outside Avengers Mansion...Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp meet the new Masters of Evil face-to-face! Meanwhile inside Ryker's Island, the incarcerated Hank Pym gets into a fight with a fellow inmate and earns some time in solitary confinement. Cameo appearances by Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) and Dave Cannon (aka Whirlwind). 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #223
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 223

    "Of Robin Hoods and Roustabouts" Guest-starring Ant-Man. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Brett Breeding and helpers. Cover by Ed Hannigan and Klaus Janson. On a sunny afternoon in Nassau County, Clint Barton and Scott Lang attend a traveling carnival. Scott is there having fun with his daughter enjoying the attractions, while Clint is following a lead concerning possible criminal activity! Hawkeye's and Ant-Man's paths collide when a super-villain is discovered at the carnival! It's the Taskmaster! The man with the photographic reflexes! And inside a giant circus tent, Ant-Man and the ace archer will try to cancel the Taskmaster's act! Cameo appearances by Captain America, Iron Man, She-Hulk, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Taskmaster previously appeared in Marvel Team-Up 103. The back cover features a Megaforce ad drawn by William Stout.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #224
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 224
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    "Two From The Heart!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by Alan Zelenetz. Pencils by Mark Bright. Inks by Brett Breeding and helpers. Cover by Brett Breeding. Since her difficult divorce several issues ago, Janet Van Dyne has been moving on her with life and enjoying her role as chairperson of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. And perhaps now it's time to move on with her love life as well. After meeting at a high society party, Tony Stark and the Wasp begin dating. Is that really a good idea considering the golden avenger's secret identity? Captain America doesn't think so! And that kicks off a series of three very uncomfortable conversations! First, Tony Stark and Cap, then Iron Man and Thor, and finally Shell-head and the Wasp! Everything started with good intentions, but is everything going to end that way? Meanwhile, Ant-Man makes a secret visit to Ryker's Island to talk with Hank Pym. However, the former avenger doesn't want to be sprung from prison. He plans to clear his name the right way! Cameo appearances by Egghead and Jim Rhodes. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: This cover is among a trio of Marvel covers in the early 1980's that featured super-heroes behind bars. See Amazing Spider-Man 219 and Captain America 260 also.) 32 pages NOTE: The concept of an Iron Man/Wasp romance is revisited in Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018 Marvel ) #4. - Odinson, mycomicshop.com Archivist Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #225
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 225

    "The Fall of Avalon" Part 1 of 2. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Chic Stone. Cover by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. Finally, the Black Knight is back! Where has he been? How about fighting evil in the 12th century! After Doctor Druid appears at Avengers Mansion and magically transports Earth's Mightiest Heroes back in time, they join Dane Whitman in the battle to save mystical Avalon! Who are the heroes fighting? The Fomor and its 6 powerful members! The odds don't look good for crumbling Avalon, but, Amergin, the island's aging ruler, has an ace in the hole to beat the Fomor...an ancient weapon from days gone by...the Evil Eye! It's an awesome adventure in Avalon for the Avengers! (Notes: The Black Knight previously appeared in Defenders 11 and Avengers 157. The Avengers earlier encountered the Evil Eye during the classic Avengers-Defenders War in issues 116-118.) Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #226
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 226
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
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    "An Eye for an Eye" Part 2 of 2. Script by Steven Grant. Pencils by Greg LaRocque. Inks by Chic Stone. Cover by Ed Hannigan and John Beatty. The Fomor have unleashed Balor, the giant one-eyed monster, on Earth's Mightiest Heroes! After Thor and She-Hulk are transported back to Avengers Mansion, only three avengers remain to fight Balor and defend the dimensional portal between Avalon and Earth! So the 12th century battle lines are drawn: Captain America, Hawkeye, the Wasp, Amergin, and the Black Knight vs. Balor and the Fomor! But which side has the Evil Eye? That's the key to victory! And in the midst of the all-out action, can Dane Whitman finally find his way back home to the 20th century? An inspiring finish for the Black Knight! (Note: The Black Knight's next adventure takes place in Doctor Strange (2nd series) 68 and 69.) Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #227
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 227

    "Testing...1...2...3!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Brett Breeding. After a quick test of her amazing powers, the Avengers offer membership to the new Captain Marvel (aka Monica Rambeau). Meanwhile at Ryker's Island, a psychiatrist visits Hank Pym to determine his fitness to stand trial for his crimes in Avengers 217. But as the former avenger prepares for his trial, Egghead gets ready for Hank's trial too! Everyone is headed to the courthouse next issue! Origin of Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, and Yellowjacket. Cameo appearances by the Plant-Man, Wizard, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, and Egghead. Flashback cameos by the Black Panther, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, Ultron, Vision, and Wonder Man to recap the history of Henry Pym. Second appearance of the new Captain Marvel. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Captain Marvel debuted in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 16. Roger Stern begins his 5-year run as the writer for the Avengers title. This issue features a two-page ad for the Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin Atari video game.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #228
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 228

    "Trial and Error!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Al Milgrom. Finally, Dr. Henry Pym has his day in court to clear his name! Will the former avenger be able to prove his innocence? It doesn't matter, because Egghead won't give his long-time adversary a chance! As Hank walks to the witness stand the Masters of Evil attack! Pandemonium erupts as the Beetle, Shocker, Radioactive Man, Moonstone, and Tiger Shark clash with the Avengers! There's no order in this court! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes save Hank from the clutches of the Masters of Evil? Cameo appearances by the Vision and Scarlet Witch. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #229B
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 229B

    This issue does not have a Lakeside Tattooz insert (or insert opened and the sample tattoo removed). "Final Curtain!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Al Milgrom. Henry Pym just can't catch a break! During his testimony last issue, the Masters of Evil stormed the courtroom and kidnapped him! Now the brilliant biochemist is holed up in Egghead's secret headquarters reluctantly working on a new project for his long-time enemy. Meanwhile at Avengers Mansion, frustration is building in the ranks! Iron Man is missing, She-Hulk has been de-powered, and nobody knows where the Masters of Evil took Hank! But with some outside the box thinking, the Avengers' ace archer and the team's newest member reverse the momentum! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes rescue Hank Pym in time? Or will the man formerly known as Ant-Man, formerly known as Giant-Man, formerly known as Goliath, and formerly known as Yellowjacket…find a way to beat Egghead and the Masters of Evil…all by himself? Cameo appearance by Scott Lang. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp. (Note: Due to events in his own title, Iron Man begins his lengthy absence from the Avengers.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #230
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 230

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    "The Last Farewell!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Al Milgrom. In heroic fashion last issue, Henry Pym defeated the Masters of Evil. And together with Hawkeye ended the threat of Egghead forever. Now after being cleared of all charges against him, the former avenger needs to determine what to do next with his life. But before Hank makes that decision, it's time for one last visit to Avengers Mansion. In an emotional farewell, one of the founding members of the Avengers says goodbye to his Yellowjacket costume, his long-time friends and teammates, and finally his former wife Janet. It's a powerful conclusion for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Final appearance of Egghead. Cameo appearances by Moonstone, the Plant-Man, Radioactive Man, Tiger Shark, Trish Starr, Elysius, ISAAC, Mentor, and Starfox. (Notes: Hank Pym does not resume his Yellowjacket identity until many years later in the 3rd series of the Avengers title. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 426,329; average paid circulation 223,335.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #231
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 231

    "Up From the Depths!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Nick Fury. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. Bizarre plant-like creatures have taken over a SHIELD base near Baltimore! And just in time for a visit from President Ronald Reagan and Colonel Nick Fury! Shockingly, the President of the United States is taken prisoner! However, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are on their way for a rescue mission of presidential proportions! After a quick site recon by Captain Marvel, the Avengers put their plan into action! Can the Avengers save the Great Communicator from the clutches of the Plantman? Or will the bellicose botanist plunge the U.S. into anarchy? Cameo appearances by the Beast, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Wonder Man for the funeral of Jocasta (killed in Marvel Two-in-One 93); Jim Rhodes (as the second Iron Man), Peter Gyrich, and Starfox. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Wasp. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #232
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 232

    "And Now Starfox!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Joe Sinnott and crew. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. Starfox wants to join the Avengers! But he will have to undergo training first! And chasing down the Plantman will be an excellent start! To that end Captain Marvel, Thor, and Starfox (aka Eros from Titan) link up with a Naval Task Force to capture the Plantman! However, the elusive villain and his submarine are cruising the depths of the Atlantic Ocean floor! Are the three avengers ready to go deep sea fishing...for the Plantman? Meanwhile, the shield-slinger and the Wasp pay a visit to an inebriated Tony Stark and surprisingly learn that someone else is now wearing the famous red and gold armor. Cameo appearances by Iron Man (aka Jim Rhodes) and the Wizard. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #235
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 235

    "Havoc on the Homefront!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Bob Budiansky (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. The Wizard is enjoying life at his Long Island estate after escaping from prison several weeks ago. But now the federal government is on to him! And sends the Avengers to find the former leader of the Frightful Four! Captain America, She-Hulk, and the Scarlet Witch invade the Wizard's mansion to see if the criminal mastermind is home! Don't worry, he is! Can the three avengers reign in the wingless Wizard? First appearance of Raymond Sikorsky. Cameo appearances by Spider-Man and the Vision. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Starfox, and the Wasp. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #236
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 236

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    "I Want to be an Avenger!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by Roger Stern. Art by Al Milgrom (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. The Amazing Spider-Man wants to join the Avengers! But the web-slinger passed on his first opportunity way back in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 3. Why is he ready to sign up now? Earth's Mightiest Heroes are lukewarm to the idea and brush off the wall-crawler. However, when Spider-Man sees a quinjet departing the mansion, he hitches a ride! After the quinjet lands at Project Pegasus, Captain America, She-Hulk, and Starfox aren't very happy to find their amazing stowaway. But that attitude changes in a heartbeat when the Avengers discover hordes of Lava Men on the loose! Not to mention Blackout, Electro, Moonstone, and the Rhino! It's pandemonium at Project Pegasus! Cameo appearances by Michael O'Brien (aka the Guardsman) and the Vision. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Starfox, and the Wasp. (Note: This issue celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Avengers (1963-1983) and debuts a new cover logo for the series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #236BUBBLE
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 236BUBBLE

    Bubblicious Insert Variant.
    "I Want to be an Avenger!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by Roger Stern. Art by Al Milgrom (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. The Amazing Spider-Man wants to join the Avengers! But the web-slinger passed on his first opportunity way back in Amazing Spider-Man Annual 3. Why is he ready to sign up now? Earth's Mightiest Heroes are lukewarm to the idea and brush off the wall-crawler. However, when Spider-Man sees a quinjet departing the mansion, he hitches a ride! After the quinjet lands at Project Pegasus, Captain America, She-Hulk, and Starfox aren't very happy to find their amazing stowaway. But that attitude changes in a heartbeat when the Avengers discover hordes of Lava Men on the loose! Not to mention Blackout, Electro, Moonstone, and the Rhino! It's pandemonium at Project Pegasus! Cameo appearances by Michael O'Brien (aka the Guardsman) and the Vision. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Starfox, and the Wasp. (Note: This issue celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Avengers (1963-1983) and debuts a new cover logo for the series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.