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  • Issue #115
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 115
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    "Below Us The Battle!" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by John Romita and Mike Esposito. The Avengers fly to Great Britain to visit their fellow avenger, the Black Knight! But when the team approaches Garrett Castle, an invisible barrier repulses them! While Earth's Mightiest Heroes are devising a way to pierce the mystical barrier, a group of troglodytes attack! Where did these grotesque creatures come from? Surprisingly, the cave-dwellers get the best of the Avengers and throw them into a deep underground pit! Surrounded by complete darkness and with the troglodytes moving in for the kill, Earth's Mightiest Heroes turn to the Black Panther to save the day! Can T'Challa single-handedly lead the charge to victory? Flashback cameos by Magneto and Doctor Strange. Second story: "Alliance Most Foul!" Avengers-Defenders Clash Part 1 of 8. At the conclusion of Thor 207, a blind Loki fell off a high cliff and seemed headed toward certain death below! But unbeknownst to anyone, the god of lies and mischief was rescued by none other than the Dread Dormammu! Why would Dormammu do that and for what sinister purpose? If Loki and Dormammu were to join forces, who on Earth could stop them? Story continues in the second story of Defenders 8. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Mantis, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Black Knight most recently fought alongside Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers 100. Dormammu previously appeared in Marvel Feature (1st series) 2. The letters page includes letters from comics artists Richard Howell and Dusty Vohland respectively.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 8
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    "If Atlantis Should Fall!" Part 2 of 2. Avengers-Defenders crossover. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by Sal Buscema. With Hawkeye, Valkyrie, and the Sub-Mariner as their mind-slaves, the Red Ghost and Attuma begin their quest to conquer Atlantis! The two super-villains' assault on the underwater citadel is progressing as planned until Doctor Strange and the Silver Surfer get wind of the attack! The key to victory is knocking out the Red Ghost! But how can the Master of the Mystic Arts and the cosmic sky-rider do that? Simple, just block all the cosmic rays from outer space from entering the Earth's atmosphere! Wow, it's a good thing these two defenders are among the most powerful heroes on the planet! Cameo appearances by Clea and Wong. Flashback cameo by the Unicorn. Second story: "Deception!" Avengers-Defenders Clash Part 2 of 8. Story continues from Avengers 115. Dr. Strange has a new plan for turning the Black Knight (from a stone statue) back into his normal self. The Master of the Mystic Arts magically contacts Dane Whitman's soul floating in the dark realm. The stranded Black Knight responds to Dr. Strange's message, but the knight's reply is intercepted and transposed by the Dread Dormammu and his new ally, Loki! What is the fateful message that eventually reaches the Defenders?: "Go find the Evil Eye." Story continues in Avengers 116. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, and Valkyrie. (Note: The Red Ghost returns in Iron Man 82.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #116
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 116
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    "Betrayal!" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 3 of 8. Guest-starring the Defenders. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by John Romita and Mike Esposito. Story continues from Defenders 8. Earth's Mightiest Heroes visit Dr. Strange's townhouse in Greenwich Village and request permission to enter, but Wong slams the door in their faces! After an angry Thor breaks down the door, the Avengers storm inside, but a mystic spell sweeps them back out onto the street! Meanwhile gathered around the Orb of Agamotto, the Defenders put together a plan to find the six pieces of the Evil Eye. However, in the dark realm, Loki has grown suspicious of his dreadful ally! And contacts the Avengers to tell them about the Defenders' search for the ancient instrument from Avalon! So the die is cast! And the blockbuster battles are about to begin! Flashback cameos by Prester John, Wyatt Wingfoot, and the Human Torch to recap the history of the Evil Eye. Next Chapter: "The Silver Surfer vs. the Vision and the Scarlet Witch" The Avengers-Defenders Clash kicks into high gear as members of both teams span the globe to searching for the Evil Eye! And the first showdown features two of the most popular Marvel super-heroes of the 1970's! The Silver Surfer arrives in French Polynesia and plunges into the island's indigenous volcano to look for the Evil Eye. But the cosmic sky-rider's probing triggers a volcanic eruption! The fiery blast knocks a passing quinjet out of the sky and nearly kills the Scarlet Witch! Needless to say this act enrages the synthezoid avenger! And in the heart of the raging volcano, the Vision and the Silver Surfer fight for the Evil Eye! Story continues in Defenders 9. (Notes: The Evil Eye previously appeared in Fantastic Four 54. This issue includes a full-page survey for readers to complete and mail back to the Marvel bullpen. A reprint edition exists for this issue.) Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 9
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    "Divide and Conquer" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 4 of 8. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by Sal Buscema. Story continues from Avengers 116. The one-on-one battles for the Evil Eye continue! And the next battleground is Monterrey, Mexico! Iron Man checks in at the local university and finds the professor who is safekeeping the Evil Eye. But before Shell-Head can secure the eye, it's stolen by a defender! Which one? Why it's the Avengers' former ace archer, Hawkeye! And just like old times Hawkeye and Iron Man throw down in the streets of Monterrey! This should be an easy victory for the golden avenger, but the bow-slinger may have a trick or two in store for his former teammate! Next Chapter: "Dr. Strange vs. the Black Panther and Mantis!" The next piece of the Evil Eye rests in the heartland of America! Could one of the battles to save the world take place in an Indiana cornfield? Doctor Strange arrives in the Midwest first and locates the Evil Eye. The Sorcerer Supreme hopes to make a quick getaway; however, he can't escape the sharp detection skills of T'Challa and Mantis! So the two avengers have found the Master of the Mystic Arts, but now can they beat him in pitched battle? Story continues in Avengers 117. (Notes: Although the cover depicts three defenders rushing to aid Hawkeye, he fights alone vs. Iron Man. This issue includes a full-page survey for readers to complete and mail back to the Marvel bullpen.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #117
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 117
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    "Holocaust" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 5 of 8. Guest-starring the Defenders and Sunfire. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito and Frank McLaughlin. Cover by John Romita and Mike Esposito. Story continues from Defenders 9. The Dread Dormammu is shocked to discover that the Avengers are battling the Defenders for the Evil Eye! However, the Defenders are having success, so he elects not to intervene at the moment. In the Southern hemisphere, a Bolivian castle is the setting for the next superhero showdown featuring superior swordplay! Valkyrie enters the castle first, but the former super-villain turned avenger interrupts her search! The Asgardian defender has the edge in strength, while the Swordsman has the edge in skill! Which warrior will prevail? Meanwhile on the other side of the world in Japan, the stage is set for a classic confrontation! Captain America vs. the Sub-Mariner! These two men previously fought as allies in the Land of the Rising Sun during World War II, but today they fight as adversaries for the Evil Eye! Just an awesome battle! And it gets even better when Sunfire joins the mix! A fantastic issue! Story continues in Defenders 10. (Note: Sunfire previously appeared in Sub-Mariner 54 and appears next in Iron Man 68.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 10
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    "Breakthrough" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 6 of 8. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank Bolle. Cover by John Romita. One of the classic issues of the Defenders! Story continues from Avengers 117. The sixth and final superhero battle of the Avengers-Defenders Clash! And as shown on the cover, it's a matchup of true Marvel heavyweights! The Green Goliath rumbles thru the streets of Los Angeles looking for the Evil Eye. And lo and behold he finds it! However, the Avengers have also sent a team member to the city of angels! The Prince of Asgard! When the thunder god confronts the gamma-radiated defender, the epic clash of the titans erupts! Wow, the Mighty Thor vs. the Incredible Hulk! A battle for the ages! Next Chapter: "United We Stand!" In Greenwich Village the Defenders gather around the four pieces of the Evil Eye that they have recovered. When Prince Namor joins his teammates, he brings with him the fifth piece of the eye plus the Avengers! Whoa! Not exactly what Doctor Strange was expecting! Is another battle on the horizon? Or have the super-heroes finally realized who's been orchestrating the events? Story continues in Avengers 118. Cameo appearances by Asti and Dormammu. Flashback cameo by Loki. (Notes: This issue includes two outstanding full-page panels. The first on page 15 depicting Thor and the Hulk locked in combat; and the second on page 23 featuring seven avengers and five defenders conversing in Dr. Strange's townhouse. The Avengers-Defenders clash was reprinted in a trade paperback in 2002 and again in a hard cover edition in 2007.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #118
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 118
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    "To The Death!" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 7 of 8. Guest-starring the Defenders. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Bob Brown. Inks by Mike Esposito and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Bob Brown and John Romita. One of the classic Avengers issues of the bronze age! Story continues from Defenders 10. At last the truth stands revealed! Dormammu and Loki have tricked the Avengers and Defenders into gathering the Evil Eye! And now Dormammu has the Evil Eye and is using it to merge his dark dimension with Earth's! The fourteen super-heroes have one hour to beat the powerful super-villains before chaos envelopes the universe! Once inside the dark realm, the Dread One wipes out the Defenders! And after quicksand bogs down five avengers, only three remain to make the final charge! But when the thunder god and the golden avenger fall, the final hope of the universe rests with the Scarlet Witch! In the depths of the dark realm, can Wanda deliver the coup de grĂ¢ce to the Dread Dormammu? Avengers Assemble! Story continues in Defenders 11. Cameo appearances by Contessa Valentina Allegro, Dum Dum Dugan, Nick Fury, the Watcher, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak, Dracula, Ghost Rider, Luke Cage, Man-Thing, Ka-Zar, Zabu, Thanos, Adam Warlock, and Doctor Doom. (Notes: The Avengers-Defenders Clash was a masterpiece by Steve Englehart that set the standard for multi-issue crossovers (that have become much more common in the modern age). Crossover stories greater than 2 or 3 issues were very rare in the silver and bronze ages. The Avengers-Defenders Clash was reprinted in a trade paperback in 2002 and again in a hard cover edition in 2007. The Avengers appear in a cameo role in the final part of the story in Defenders 11. Dormammu returns in Doctor Strange (2nd series) 6. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Ralph Macchio.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 11
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    The Avengers/Defenders crossover continues with "A Dark and Stormy Knight." Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank Bolle. Cover by John Romita. Story continues from Avengers 118. The epic battle vs. Dormammu is over and Earth has survived! But there's one more mission remaining for the Defenders! Return the Black Knight's stone body back to flesh and blood. To that end six defenders along with the Evil Eye travel back in time to the 12th century and find Dane Whitman smack dab in the middle of the Crusades! The super-heroes from the 20th century get a medieval history lesson as all the famous combatants are present: Prince John, Mordred the Evil, Chandu, Prester John, and Richard the Lionheart! Can the Dynamic Defenders save the King (and the Black Knight)? Cameo appearances by the Avengers, Nick Fury, and Loki. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, and Valkyrie. (Notes: Prester John previously appeared in Fantastic Four (1st series) 54. The 20th century stone statue of the Black Knight comes to life in Avengers 157. The 12th century Black Knight (aka Dane Whitman) and the Evil Eye return in Avengers 225 & 226.) Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers/Defenders War HC (2007 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #115-118 and Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #8-11.

    Written by Steve Englehart. Art by Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, Frank McLaughlin, Frank Bolle, and Frank Giacoia. Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

    Captain America. Iron Man. Thor. Doctor Strange. The Sub-Mariner. The Hulk.

    The world's greatest heroes at the forefront of its two most titanic teams! But when the dread Dormammu and the lying Loki manipulate the Defenders and Avengers in an effort to obtain the awesome Evil Eye, the groups' first team-up is almost their last!

    Hero vs. Hero across the world, with world-destroying power as the stake!

    Hardcover, 136 pages, full color.

    NOTE: See Marvel Premiere Classic Library Edition HC Vol. 6 for Variant cover.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers/Defenders War HC (2019 Marvel) Avengers Earth's Mightiest Box Set Edition 1-1ST Avengers/Defenders War HC (2019 Marvel) Avengers Earth's Mightiest Box Set Edition 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #115-118 and Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #8-11.

    Written by Steve Englehart. Art by Bob Brown, Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, Frank McLaughlin, Frank Bolle, and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Ron Wilson and John Romita. Back Cover by John Romita.

    The Avengers Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

    Captain America. Iron Man. Thor. Doctor Strange. The Sub-Mariner. The Hulk.

    The world's greatest heroes at the forefront of its two most titanic teams! But when the dread Dormammu and the lying Loki manipulate the Defenders and Avengers in an effort to obtain the awesome Evil Eye, the groups' first team-up is almost their last!

    Hero vs. Hero across the world, with world-destroying power as the stake!

    Includes a cover gallery.

    Hardcover, 136 pages, full color.

    NOTE: This collection was originally available only in the Avengers Earth's Mightiest HC Box Set (2019 Marvel). When on the bookshelf alongside the rest of the set, the spines spell the word AVENGERS.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Marvel Premiere Classic Library Edition HC (2006-2013 Marvel) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "Avengers/Defenders War!" Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #115-118 and Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #8-11. Written by STEVE ENGLEHART. Art by BOB BROWN and SAL BUSCEMA. Covers by SAL BUSCEMA and JOHN ROMITA SR. Captain America. Iron Man. Thor. Doctor Strange. The Sub-Mariner. The Hulk. The world's greatest heroes at the forefront of its two most titanic teams! But when the dread Dormammu and the lying Loki manipulate the Defenders and Avengers in an effort to obtain the awesome Evil Eye, the groups' first team-up is almost their last! Hero vs. Hero across the world, with world-destroying power as the stake! Guest-starring Sunfire and Prester John, later of Cable and Deadpool fame! Hardcover, 136 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1500 copies. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers/Defenders War TPB (2002 Marvel) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st Edition - 1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #115-118 and Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #8-11. Cover by Carlos Pacheco. It's hero versus hero when the mighty Avengers clash with the dynamic Defenders! The dread Dormammu forms a pact with the trickster Loki, and the results are disastrous! Now it's Silver Surfer vs. the Vision, Namor vs. Captain America, Hulk vs. Thor and much, much more! Softcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers/Defenders War TPB (2011 Marvel) 2nd Edition 1-1ST

    2nd Edition - 1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #115-118 and Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #8-11.

    Written by Steve Englehart. Art by Bob Brown and Sal Buscema. Cover by John Romita.

    Powerful pawns in a game of gods! Captain America vs. the Sub-Mariner! Thor vs. the Hulk! The Swordsman vs. the Valkyrie! These and other matches comprised the Silver Age's most sensational clash of costumed champions - but whoever wins the war, Dormammu and Loki are prepared to make Earth the loser!

    Softcover, 136 pages, full color.

    Cover price $19.99.