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  • Issue #6
    Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) Annual 6

    The Korvac Saga: Prologue - The Guardians of the Galaxy guest star in "Thunder in the 31st Century!" Script by Roger Stern, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Klaus Janson. Doctor Strange cameo. John Buscema/Joe Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #167
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 167
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    The Korvac Saga: Part 1 of 10 - "Tomorrow Dies Today!" Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Korvac Saga begins! A sensational storyline that sends Earth's Mightiest Heroes on a ten-issue odyssey to save the universe! The epic adventure begins with a simple distress call from Nick Fury. An enormous spaceship is orbiting the Earth! Where did it come from and who does it belong to? The Avengers blast off in a quinjet to find out! After boarding the giant ship, the Beast bumps into the Guardians of the Galaxy! Why have Charlie-27, Martinex, Nikki, Starhawk, Vance Astro, and Yondu come to the 20th century? It's a long story, that's only just beginning! Meanwhile back in New York City, the Wasp's first fashion show is interrupted by the Porcupine! Fortunately, Nighthawk and Yellowjacket are in attendance to fight the prickly villain! But someone else is present too...a mysterious man named Michael. More will be heard from him later...much more. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Korvac previously appeared in Thor Annual 6. The 10-issue Korvac Saga takes place in Avengers 167-168 and 170-177. Roger Stern is also credited with scripting this issue.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #168
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 168
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    The Korvac Saga: Part 2 of 10 - "First Blood" Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Avengers along with Charlie-27, Martinex, Nikki, Starhawk, and Yondu return to their Fifth Avenue mansion to begin the search for Korvac. But inside the mansion a new foe is waiting...Mr. Peter Gyrich! The federal government's special agent reads the riot act to Iron Man for the lax security at Avengers headquarters! After Gyrich exits, the star-spangled avenger gives Shell-head a piece of his mind too, until the Scarlet Witch intervenes to cool down the situation. Meanwhile, Starhawk travels to Queens and engages Michael (aka Korvac) in a life-and-death battle of cosmic proportions! And also in this issue, Hawkeye and the Two-Gun Kid are enjoying a train ride in Colorado, when suddenly the Two-Gun Kid disappears! Cameo appearances by Vance Astro, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer, Peter Parker, and Mary Jane Watson. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #170
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 170

    The Korvac Saga: Part 3 of 10 - "Though Hell Should Bar the Way!" Plot and Script by Jim Shooter. Plot and Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Janet Pym is tired of having the deactivated Jocasta at her home, so she convinces her husband, Hank Pym, to bring the one-time bride of Ultron to Avengers Mansion. That seems like a good idea, until Jocasta comes to life! Luckily, the Beast, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Wonder Man are present to help the Wasp and Yellowjacket corral the runaway bride! But the golden avenger and the star-spangled avenger stop their teammates in mid-attack! Why does Iron Man want Jocasta to go free? Could it have something to do with a certain adamantium groom? Meanwhile, another avenger mysteriously disappears...this time it's Quicksilver! Cameo appearances by Crystal, Hawkeye, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: This issue was reprinted in 1999 in Ultron Unleashed 1. The letters page includes a letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. ) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #171
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 171
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    The Korvac Saga: Part 4 of 10 - "Where Angels Fear to Tread" Guest-starring Ms. Marvel. Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in hot pursuit of Jocasta through the streets of Manhattan! During the chase the Avengers pick up an ally, Ms. Marvel, and locate the female robot's final destination...a convent! Is Ultron hiding out among the nuns? The evil one is full of surprises! And the next one is for the Scarlet Witch, the most dangerous avenger to the adamantium monster! It's another classic battle between the Avengers and Ultron! An excellent issue! (Notes: Ultron returns in Avengers 202. This issue was reprinted in 1999 in Ultron Unleashed 1. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Kevin Dooley.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #172
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 172
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    The Korvac Saga: Part 5 of 10 - "Holocaust in New York Harbor!" Guest-starring Ms. Marvel. Script by Jim Shooter. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. There's good news and bad news for the Avengers! First, the good: Ultron has been defeated! But the bad: teammates continue to disappear left and right, and Korvac remains unaccounted for! When the Avengers return to their mansion, the situation just gets worse! A furious Peter Gyrich revokes the team's national priority status! And Tyrak is tearing up the New York harbor! What a mess! Shell-head dispatches Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, the Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Wonder Man to stop Tyrak; while the other avengers work on the bizarre disappearances! It's 100% crisis management for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Cameo appearances by the Black Panther, Captain America, Crystal, Jocasta, Moondragon, Quicksilver, Two-Gun Kid, Ultron, and the Collector. (Notes: Tyrak previously appeared in Avengers 156. This issue briefly crosses over with Marvel Team-Up 69 and 70.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #173
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 173

    The Korvac Saga: Part 6 of 10 - "Threshold of Oblivion!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Diverse Hands (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Avengers are vanishing one after another with no end in sight! Is someone collecting super-heroes? In an attempt to replenish the roster, Iron Man brings in the Black Panther, Black Widow, Hercules, and Captain Marvel to help. But to no avail as T'challa, the Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket all disappear from the mansion next! So the Avengers are down to their final four...Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. Is that going to be enough against an elder of the universe? Meanwhile, Michael (aka Korvac) continues his preparations for conquering the cosmos. Cameo appearances by Django Maximoff, Robert Frank (aka the Whizzer), Nick Fury, Charlie-27, Nikki, Starhawk, Vance Astro, the Watcher, Odin, Zeus, Mephisto, and Eternity. (Notes: The Collector previously appeared in Incredible Hulk 198. The letters page of Avengers 179 lists the inkers for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #174
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 174

    The Korvac Saga: Part 7 of 10 - "Captives of the Collector!" Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Dave Wenzel. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Finally, the Avengers come face-to-face with the Collector after teleporting to his orbiting spaceship! However, the elder of the universe is overjoyed to see Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp; because his collection is almost complete! The four heroes furiously attack the Collector trying to achieve a quick victory; but the crafty elder subdues the thunder god, Shell-head, and the Wasp. Leaving the Avengers' Ace Archer as the last man standing! Can a mere mortal with a bow and arrows defeat an ancient elder of the universe? This may be Hawkeye's longest long shot ever! Cameo appearances by Michael (aka Korvac), the Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Jocasta, Moondragon, Quicksilver, and the Two-Gun Kid. (Note: The Collector returns to existence in the Contest of Champions Limited Series issue 3.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #175
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 175

    The Korvac Saga: Part 8 of 10 - "The End...And the Beginning!" Guest-starring Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel. Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Dave Wenzel. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Terry Austin. With a horrific bolt from the blue, Michael incinerated the Collector last issue! Now Earth's Mightiest Heroes fully realize what an awesome foe they are up against! After returning to their Fifth Avenue Mansion, Iron Man begins directing the search for Korvac. But while the 17 heroes impatiently wait for battle, old animosities from days gone by resurface. Tempers flare among Quicksilver, Hawkeye, Moondragon, and the Vision! The Avengers better get focused on Michael...because he's sure focused on them! Origin of Michael (aka Korvac). Cameo appearances by the Black Widow, Hercules, the Two-Gun Kid, Charlie-27, Martinex, and Starhawk. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #176
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 176

    The Korvac Saga: Part 9 of 10 - "The Destiny Hunt!" Guest-starring Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Starhawk. Plot by Jim Shooter. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by Dave Wenzel. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by John Romita, Jr. and Terry Austin. Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Moondragon, and Jocasta are scouring the city, the planet, and the cosmos looking for Michael (aka Korvac)! Where is their omnipotent opponent? The Avengers trace residual energy from Michael's cosmic blast (that destroyed the Collector) to Forest Hills Gardens in Queens! Is the most powerful villain in the universe hanging out in middle suburbia? Once Earth's Mightiest Heroes step foot inside Michael's home, the battle lines are drawn...for the cataclysmic confrontation coming up next issue! Avengers Assemble! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hercules, Iron Man, Moondragon, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, and Yellowjacket. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #177
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 177

    The Korvac Saga: Part 10 of 10 - Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and the Guardians of the Galaxy guest star in "The Hope...and the Slaughter!" Script by Jim Shooter. Pencils by Dave Wenzel. Inks by Pablo Marcos and Ricardo Villamonte. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Terry Austin. This is it! The earth-shattering conclusion to the Korvac Saga! No less than 21 super-heroes bravely attack the cosmic-powered Michael (aka Korvac)! However, as the ferocious battle rages, the Avengers' and Guardians' casualties mount. Nikki, Quicksilver, and Yellowjacket are among the first to fall. And after Michael knocks out Hercules and Captain Marvel, the hope for victory gives way to despair. But an inspiring counter-attack by Captain America and Wonder Man buys Iron Man, Starhawk, Thor, and the Vision just enough time for one final push! Will this be the Avengers' finest hour? Or perhaps their final hour? Truly an epic issue! Cameo appearances by the Watcher, Eternity, Heimdall, Mephisto, Odin, and Zeus. (Notes: This 10-issue storyline (along with a new epilogue) was reprinted in 1991 in the trade paperback: The Korvac Saga. What If (1st series) 32 explores an alternate reality where the outcome of the battle is reversed.) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers The Korvac Saga HC (2010 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177 and Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) Annual #6.

    Written by Jim Shooter, Len Wein, Roger Stern, George Perez, David Michelinie, Bill Mantlo. Art by George Perez, Sal Buscema, Dave Wenzel, Klaus Janson, Pablo Marcos, and Ricardo Villamonte. Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

    He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century. Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael's machinations, the world's greatest super-team -- the mighty Avengers -- catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict.

    Hardcover, 240 pages, full color.

    NOTE: See Marvel Premiere Classic Library Edition HC Vol. 38 for Variant cover.

    Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #38-1ST
    Marvel Premiere Classic Library Edition HC (2006-2013 Marvel) 38-1ST

    Volume 38 - 1st printing. "Avengers: The Korvac Saga!" Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177 and Thor Annual #6. Written by JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE and BILL MANTLO. Art by GEORGE PÉREZ, SAL BUSCEMA, DAVID WENZEL and TOM MORGAN. Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ and TERRY AUSTIN. He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century. Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael's machinations, the world's greatest super-team -- the mighty Avengers -- catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict. Hardcover, 240 pages, full color. Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers The Korvac Saga HC (2019 Marvel) Avengers Earth's Mightiest Box Set Edition 1-1ST Avengers The Korvac Saga HC (2019 Marvel) Avengers Earth's Mightiest Box Set Edition 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177 and Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) Annual #6.

    Written by Jim Shooter, Len Wein, Roger Stern, George Perez, David Michelinie, Bill Mantlo. Art by George Perez, Sal Buscema, Dave Wenzel, Klaus Janson, Pablo Marcos, and Ricardo Villamonte. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Terry Austin. Back Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin.

    The Avengers Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

    He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century.

    Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael's machinations, the world's greatest super-team -- the mighty Avengers -- catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict.

    Includes a cover gallery and Marvel Handbook entries for key players.

    Hardcover, 240 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 #2-1ST
    Avengers Legends TPB (2001-2003 Marvel) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Korvac Saga (2nd Edition)!" Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177. Written by Jim Shooter, David Michelinie, and Bill Mantlo. Art by George Perez, Sal Buscema, David Wenzel, and Tom Morgan. Hailing from the unimaginable era the 31st century, Korvac the Machine Man flees through the timestream, pursued by the futuristic defenders the Guardians of the Galaxy. Establishing a secret presence on present-day Earth in the persona of the mysterious unassuming Michael, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of his machinations, the mighty Avengers discover his cosmos-conquering scheme, drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict. Softcover, 192 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers The Korvac Saga TPB (1991 Marvel) 1st Edition 1-1ST

    1st Edition - 1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177. Written by Jim Shooter, David Michelinie, and Bill Mantlo. Art by George Perez, Sal Buscema, David Wenzel, and Tom Morgan. It also includes an all-new epilogue and an introduction by Ralph Macchio. Korvac the Machine Man, fleeing through the time stream from the Guardians of the Galaxy, has established a secretive presence on Earth via Michael, a being of mystery. Korvac aims to conquer the universe, but the Avengers stand in his way. Softcover, 192 pages, full color. NOTE: Also see Avengers: Legends TPB (2001-2003) Vol. 2 Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers The Korvac Saga TPB (2012 Marvel) 3rd Edition 1-1ST

    3rd (2012) Edition - 1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177 and Thor Annual #6.

    Written by JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE and BILL MANTLO. Art by GEORGE PÉREZ, SAL BUSCEMA, DAVID WENZEL and TOM MORGAN. Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

    He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century. Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael's machinations, the world's greatest super-team -- the mighty Avengers -- catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict.

    Softcover, 240 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Avengers The Korvac Saga TPB (2012 Marvel) 3rd Edition 1-REP

    3rd (2012) Edition - 2nd and later printings. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #167-168 and 170-177 and Thor Annual #6.

    Written by JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE and BILL MANTLO. Art by GEORGE PÉREZ, SAL BUSCEMA, DAVID WENZEL and TOM MORGAN. Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

    He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century. Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael's machinations, the world's greatest super-team -- the mighty Avengers -- catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict.

    Softcover, 240 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.99.