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  • Issue #1
    Avengers The Crossing (1995) 1
    • Signed by writer Bob Harras and cover artist Mike Deodato Jr. with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "The Crossing" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Fabio Laguna. Inks by Scott Koblish. Chromium wraparound cover by Mike Deodato. And so it begins! The Crossing saga that will rock the Marvel Universe and take Earth's Mightiest Heroes to the edge...and beyond! However the story opens with a celebration at Avengers Mansion! It's the anniversary of the team's founding many years ago! And this gathering of old friends provides an opportunity to rekindle past romances (between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch) and also past animosities (between Hawkeye and Iron Man)! Right before Jarvis serves the special anniversary dinner, a strange group of beings attacks the mansion! The Avengers quickly assemble outside and repel the invaders! But left behind from the attack is the former avenger Gilgamesh...in an aged and dying state! What happened to the forgotten eternal? And who is the mysterious girl slipping in and out of the timestream? The frightening answers are coming in the days ahead! And the Avengers will never be the same again! Story continues in Iron Man 320, Force Works 16, and Avengers 391. Final appearances of Rita DeMara (aka the second Yellowjacket) and Marilla. Cameo appearances by Century and Thor. Flashback cameos by Howard Stark and Maria Stark. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Black Widow, Crystal, Deathcry, Giant-Man, Gilgamesh, Hawkeye, Hercules, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, U.S. Agent, and the Wasp. (Notes: The plot from Avengers 390 continues in this issue. The Black Widow, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch debut new costumes. Printed on glossy paper. There are not any advertisements inside.) 48 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Avengers Timeslide (1996) 1

    "Timeslide" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Roger Cruz, Luke Ross, Fabin Laguna, Frank Toscano, Manny Clark, and Oclair Albert. Inks by Scott Koblish and Rene Micheletti. Wraparound foil cover by Roger Cruz and Luke Ross. Story continues from Avengers 394. Earth's Mightiest Heroes realize the only way to stop Iron Man's reign of terror is to go back to their mansion and bust through that mysterious door in the sub-basement! To that end no less than eight avengers including Thor and Captain America assault their Fifth Avenue home! With an urgent fury, the Avengers battle past Malachi, Tobias, and the Anachronauts; and at long last reach the door! The Prince of Power rips open the portal and dramatically unleashes an awesome timestream vortex! The powerful time current sweeps the Vision, Black Widow, Cap, Jarvis, and Tobias...ten years into the past! And once there the trio of avengers will search for the teenage Tony Stark and attempt to bring him back to the present! The trail begins at the Stark family townhouse and ends in Castle Latveria! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes slide across time and finally stop the Crossing? Story continues in Iron Man 325 and concludes in Avengers 395. First appearance of Teen Tony. Appearances by Century, Howard Stark, Maria Stark, Matt Murdock, and Doctor Doom. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Uncle Ben, Peter Parker, Susan Storm, Ben Grimm, Willie Lumpkin, and Rita DeMara. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Vision, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: Printed on glossy paper. There are not any advertisements inside.) 48 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Age of Innocence The Rebirth of Iron Man (1996) 1

    New origin of Tony Stark (Iron Man). One-Shot. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #390
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 390

    "Campfire Tales" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Fabio Laguna. Inks by Scott Koblish. Cover by Mike Deodato and Tom Palmer. Earth's Mightiest Heroes enjoy a wonderful upstate getaway to the Adirondacks! It's a fun time in the woods and water for Pietro, Crystal, Luna, Marilla, Lockjaw, Deathcry, Hercules, Magdalene, and the Swordsman! But a strange visitor to the Avengers' evening cookout changes the mood considerably. Tuc the Wanderer, a fortune teller, sits down next to the heroes and foreshadows their future. And a rather ominous future it is. Will Tuc's presages come true? Only time will tell. Or perhaps only The Crossing will tell. Cameo appearances by Hank Pym and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Crystal, Deathcry, Hercules, and Quicksilver. (Note: The plot continues in the special one-shot: Avengers The Crossing.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #392
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 392

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. "The Past Is With Us Always" Script by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Pencils by M.C. Wyman. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Humberto Ramos and Tom Palmer. Story continues from Iron Man 321. Shell-head returns to Avengers Mansion and joins Hank Pym and the Vision in the search for clues about Marilla's murder! But after little success, the group breaks up and the Vision departs for upstate New York to check on the Swordsman! And it's a good thing he does! Because two new foes from another dimension, Malachi and Tobias, have just attacked the stunned Swordsman! However the sword-wielding hero has a very unlikely ally at his side: the Cotati (aka the original Swordsman)! Wow, where did he come from? It doesn't matter now as the furious fight begins: the Vision, Cotati, and Swordsman vs. Malachi and Tobias...to the death! Story continues in Iron Man 322. Cameo appearances by Tuc, Luna, and Mantis. Avengers Lineup: Crystal, Deathcry, Giant-Man, Quicksilver, and the Vision. (Notes: Elements of the story also continue in Force Works 17. At this point in The Crossing storyline the connections to the classic Celestial Madonna saga become apparent to long-time fans of the Avengers. The Cotati previously appeared (more than two decades ago) in Giant-Size Avengers 4.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #395
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 395

    "Time's End" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Terry Kavanagh. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Mike Deodato and Emir Ribeiro. Wraparound cover by Ed Benes and Tom Palmer. Story continues from Iron Man 325. Its the frantic finale to The Crossing! And the situation has come down to this: Earth's Mightiest Heroes vs. Kang the Conqueror...to simply save everything! Outside Tony Stark's Arctic bunker, Kang assembles his temporal transposer to complete the subjugation of the Earth! But nine fighting-mad avengers battle their way through Kang's anachronaut army to make one last charge at their timeless foe! However the Conqueror is still too powerful! Is there anyone left to stop Kang? Just one...the disgraced golden avenger. With time literally slipping away, can the once Invincible Iron Man find redemption? And knock out the Conqueror and The Crossing in one final courageous act? A bittersweet ending for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Death of Tony Stark. Plot continues in (the one-shot) Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man. Cameo appearances by Teen Tony (Stark), Luna, Tuc, and the Scarlet Witch. Appearances by Century, Madame Masque, Mantis, Malachi, Tobias, and the Cotati. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Hercules, Quicksilver, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: Issue 8 of the Avengers Forever (1998) Limited Series reveals that some of the characters in The Crossing storyline were not exactly who they appeared to be. This issue completes Bob Harras' exceptional 5-year run as the writer of the Avengers series.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Force Works (1994) 17

    "Cybermancy!" Guest-starring Hawkeye. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Jim Cheung. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Jim Cheung and Rey Garcia. Force Works is coming apart at the seams! And in large part due to the erratic behavior of the team's founder: Iron Man! Against the wishes of the Scarlet Witch, Shell-head appoints a new member to the team! Cybermancer! And then the golden avenger accuses Hawkeye (in absentia) of murdering both Marilla and Rita DeMara during the Avengers' reunion in Manhattan several days ago! What?! That can't be right! Nevertheless Force Works sends Cybermancer and the U.S. Agent to round up the ace archer! But Iron Man interferes in that operation too! Is it time to give Shell-head the boot? Story continues in War Machine 20 and Iron Man 322. Second appearance of Cybermancer (aka Suzy Endo). Force Works Lineup: Cybermancer, Iron Man, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Note: The plots from Iron Man 321 and Avengers 392 continue in this issue.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Force Works (1994) 18

    "Welcome to Nowhere!" Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Yancey Labat. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Yancey Labat and Rey Garcia. After receiving a chaos alert at the end of last issue, Force Works zooms to Southeast Asia to investigate! Apparently the entire country of Vietnam has vanished! And nobody except Spider-Woman's daughter remembers it ever existing! Once Moonraker, Spider-Woman, Fisher, and the Scarlet Witch arrive at Agaphaur (the former temple of the Priests of Pama); Apocryphus and his allies attack! Wasn't Apocryphus one of the Anachronauts from Avengers Annual 21? That may explain who the mastermind behind the mayhem is! In the meantime though, Force Works must fight to stay alive...in the land that time forgot! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow, Hawkeye, War Machine, and the U.S. Agent. Force Works Lineup: Cybermancer, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-Woman. (Note: Elements of the story continue in War Machine 21.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    Force Works (1994) 19

    "Out of Time Mind" Guest-starring War Machine. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Hector Oliveira. Inks by Rey Garcia and Deodato Studios. Cover by Joe Bennett. After Iron Man mortally wounded the Wasp in Avengers 393, Kang gives Tony Stark a new mission! Go to FW's headquarters and prepare for siege perilous...and kill anyone who gets in your way! Tragically in graphic fashion, Shell-head slays Amanda Cheney in cold blood. A very disturbing scene to say the least! Meanwhile in Vietnam, Moonraker (aka Libra, Mantis' father) explains his strange behavior to the Scarlet Witch and also reveal Kang's sinister plans for the Earth! And back in Ventura, Iron Man stalks the hallways looking for Spider-Woman's daughter! But the demented avenger finds Century and Jim Rhodes first! In order to save Rachel's life, Century teleports her out of the building! So that leaves Iron Man, War Machine, and one epic clash of the titans coming up next! Story continues in War Machine 22 and Iron Man 324. Appearances by the Black Widow, Crystal, Hawkeye, U.S. Agent, Neut, Mantis, Malachi, and Tobias. Force Works Lineup: Century, Cybermancer, Moonraker, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-Woman. (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 96,826; average paid circulation: 59,881.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #20
    Force Works (1994) 20

    "Siege Perilous" Guest-starring War Machine. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Hector Oliveira. Inks by Rey Garcia and Deodato Studios. Cover by Hector Oliveira and Rene Micheletti. After their Southeast Asia excursion, Force Works returns to their badly damaged headquarters! However Cybermancer and Virgil (a Tony Stark hologram) block their entrance to protect a secret weapon hidden in the sub-basement! But at this point in The Crossing, FW is fed up with anything to do with Tony! So Wanda, Spider-Woman, War Machine, Fisher, Rachel, and the agent storm the works! Can Force Works battle past Virgil's internal defenses and reach the doomsday weapon? Unfortunately to save their headquarters, FW may have to destroy it! And then what? Story continues in War Machine 23. Cameo appearance by the Black Widow. Force Works Lineup: Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: Elements of the story overlap with Iron Man 324. The Crossing saga concludes in Avengers 395.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Force Works (1994) 21

    "Afterimage" Part 1 of 2. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Yancey Labat and Andrew Wildman. Inks by Rey Garcia, Sandu Florea, and Sergio Cariello. Cover by Yancey Labat. The Crossing is over, but Force Works has suffered irreparable damage. The team's founder is dead and FW's headquarters lies in near ruins. Wanda, Julia, Century, and the agent try to pick up the pieces and move forward. And the first order of business is figuring out what to do with Cybermancer! She's actually Suzy Endo from 15 years in the future! And the second item on the agenda is deactivating Kang's leftover time-gate! But what if a couple of Cybermancer's colleagues (from the future) attempted to rescue her through the time-gate? And what if they looked a lot like Ultron and Wonder Man? Uh-oh! In the blink of an eye, the adamantium robot and Simon Williams appear from the future and attack! Will Force Works end up in ruins...just like their building? Force Works Lineup: Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Century, and the U.S. Agent. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #22
    Force Works (1994) 22

    "Pain Threshold" Part 2 of 2. Final issue of the series. Script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Pencils by Andrew Wildman. Inks by Rey Garcia. Cover by Andrew Wildman and Rey Garcia. The sun is setting on Force Works, but not before one final donnybrook to save the world! Kang's time-gate is running amok and threatening to devour all reality! Wanda tries to enlist the aid of the future versions of Cybermancer, Ultron, and Wonder Man; however the trio disintegrates when their future timeline implodes! So it's last call for Force Works! Close the gate and go out a winner...or leave it open and lose everything! Force Works Lineup: Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Century, and the U.S. Agent. (Notes: Following the disbanding of Force Works, the Scarlet Witch returns to the Avengers. Spider-Woman appears next (in the backup story) of the Sensational Spider-Man Annual 1996. The U.S. Agent returns in the first issue of the third Avengers series (1997). Century's whereabouts remain unknown.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #319
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 319

    "Shadows Call!" Guest-starring Force Works. Avengers cameo. Story by Terry Kavanagh. Art by Tom Morgan. Welcome onboard new writer Terry Kavanagh. Tony reflects on his past and the history of Iron Man, and he begins taking steps to prepare for the future (that usually means new armor). What does this mean for Shell Head and his erstwhile teammates the Avengers. Story continues in Avengers: The Crossing One-Shot. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #320
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 320

    "Hollow Man!" Story by Terry Kavanagh. Art by Heitor Oliveira, Adriana Melo, and Mark McKenna. A mysterious woman escapes a mental institution. Plus, Tony's behavior of late is becoming peculiar. Not the least of which, taking on a new lab assistant, the Machinesmith. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #322
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 322

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. Part 1 of 10. "The Darkest Page to Turn!" Guest-starring the Avengers. Story by Terry Kavanagh. Art by Jimmy Cheung, Sergio Cariello, Hector Collazo, and Mark McKenna. Things get worse. As some people conspire against Tony, Iron Man must face off against Neut the Master of Arms, an imp with the fighting prowess of a millennium. Story continues in Avengers #392. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #323
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 323

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. "Innocent Eyes!" Guest-starring the Avengers. Story by Terry Kavanagh and Dan Abnett. Art by Jimmy Cheung, Heitor Oliveira, and Labat. Story continued from War Machine #21. The killer stands revealed, and his identity will absolutely shock you. Story continues in Avengers #393. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #324
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 324

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. "So Far to Fall!" Guest-starring the Avengers and Force Works. Story by Terry Kavanagh and Dan Abnett. Art by Jim Calafiore, M.D. Bright, Peter Palmiotti, Sergio Cariello, and DeLarosa. Iron Man stands revealed as a traitor and murderer. The Avengers and Force Works assemble and storm Stark's secret arctic bunker. Story continues in Avengers #394. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #325
    Iron Man (1968 1st Series) 325

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. "Face to Face!" Guest-starring the Avengers and Force Works. Story by Terry Kavanagh and Dan Abnett. Art by Jimmy Cheung, Jim Calafiore, Hector Collazo, Mark McKenna, Peter Palmiotti, and Ralph Cabrera. It's the final confrontation between Tony and his younger self. And, only one of them will walk away from this one alive. Plus, Kang shows up to make a real mess of things. Story to be concluded in Avengers #395. 48 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #391
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 391

    "Shadows of the Past" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Mike Deodato. Shock follows shock for Earth's Mightiest Heroes as they reel from the opening salvo of The Crossing storyline! The Vision and Giant-Man make a gruesome discovery: Marilla and Rita DeMara (the second Yellowjacket) are dead! Apparently murdered in Avengers Mansion by high-intensity plasma blasts! Unbelievable! How did that happen in the Avengers' very own headquarters?! Could it have something to do with that mysterious door in the sub-basement of the mansion? Moments later the Avengers' worst fears are confirmed when a bizarre creature (called Neut) slays Gilgamesh in the biocenter! The Vision chases off Neut, but not before the deadly intruder issues dire warnings to the synthezoid avenger (and his former wife)! Is the past coming back to haunt Earth's Mightiest Heroes? The answer appears to be yes as Avengers Mansion turns into a chamber of horrors! Story continues in Iron Man 321. Cameo appearances by the Swordsman, Magdalene, Tony Stark, Tuc, and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Crystal, Deathcry, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Vision. (Notes: The story continues from the special one-shot: Avengers The Crossing (1995). This issue was published with an Overpower game card inside. The issue may or may not contain the card now.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #393
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 393

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. "Dark Days Dawn" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bill Raab. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Ed Benes. Story continues from Iron Man 323. Earth's Mightiest Heroes zero in on Marilla's killer! And it's none other than the golden avenger! Wow, what in the world has happened to Tony Stark?! With disgust Hercules, Giant-Man, and Hawkeye attempt to subdue their long-time friend; but sadly not before he fires a deadly repulsor ray at the Wasp! Janet goes down in a heap as Giant-Man watches in horror. Is The Crossing going to claim another victim? Or can Henry Pym pull off a medical miracle of the highest order? Dark days indeed for the Mighty Avengers. Story continues in Force Works 19. Cameo appearance by Madame Masque. Appearances by Kang, Mantis, Malachi, Neut, Tobias, Tuc, Luna, and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Crystal, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Hercules, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Vision, and the Wasp. (Note: The events in Iron Man 322 & 323 take place before Avengers 393.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #394
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 394

    Avengers/Iron Man crossover. "Bad Blood" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bill Raab. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Ed Benes. Story continues from Iron Man 324. Inside Janet Van Dyne's palatial estate, Hank Pym works feverishly to save her life! A giant cocoon has formed around the Wasp's lifeless body to keep her alive while the Avengers' medical attempts continue. However Kang and Mantis will not let their enemies rest! After Moonraker and a mysterious teenage girl arrive at the South Hampton estate, so does Kang's number one assassin...the nasty Neut! In mere moments Neut cuts a giant swath through the Avengers' ranks! And with only Crystal and Quicksilver left standing, the diminutive blue-skinned warrior prepares to deliver the coup de grĂ¢ce! But then something (or someone) astonishing emerges from the smoldering cocoon! Whatever it is...it looks like victory! Story continues in (the one-shot) Avengers Timeslide and Iron Man 325. Cameo appearance by the Black Panther. Appearances by Malachi, Tobias, Tuc, Madame Masque, Century, and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Widow, Crystal, Deathcry, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Hercules, Quicksilver, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 339,865; average paid circulation: 85,165. However the actual number of single issue (printed) nearest to filing date is 142,814.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Avengers The Crossing Omnibus HC (2012 Marvel) 1A-1ST

    Patrick Scherberger Cover - 1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #390-395, Avengers: The Crossing (1995), Avengers: Timeslide (1996), Iron Man (1968-1996 1st Series) #319-325, Force Works (1994-1996) #16-22, War Machine (1994-1996 1st Series) #20-25 and Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man (1996).

    One of the nineties' most notorious narratives!

    It was a day unlike any other, but in which timeline? Warriors from the future and secrets from the past abound when Kang the Conqueror appears to set the Avengers and Force Works against each other in a game for a prize no one can imagine!

    Starring Iron Man, War Machine, Crystal and Quicksilver, Hawkeye and the Black Widow, Hercules, the Vision and the Scarlet Witch, Doctor Doom, and more!

    Hardcover, 792 pages, full color. Rated T

    Cover price $99.99.