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  • Issue #255
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 255

    "The Legacy of Thanos!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Painted cover by Tom Palmer. The Vision's plan to take over the world's computers has been stopped! But the ramifications from the Avengers' chairman's actions are just beginning! The Pentagon is hopping mad and wants some answers! The Vision and the Scarlet Witch depart the team and head to Washington D.C. (and into the pages of the second Vision and the Scarlet Witch Limited Series). Meanwhile during his scheme to deceive his teammates, the Vision sent Captain Marvel to Thanos' old starship on a false pretense. But once the Crescent City avenger infiltrates Sanctuary II, she discovers possible alien activity! Who is prowling around the mad Titan's former command ship? Flashback cameo by ISAAC. (Notes: This issue begins Buscema & Palmer's second run on the Avengers title (thru issue 300). The two artists had previously worked together on the Avengers series during the silver age. Their last collaboration was more than 150 issues ago on Avengers 97.) Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #256
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 256

    "World Power!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Al Milgrom (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Additional inks by Ian Akin, Brian Garvey, and Roy Richardson. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. Maelstrom is back (after a short one issue rest)! And the master of kinetic energy has a new plan to destroy the world! Slow down the rotation of the Earth and create a global catastrophe! But the Fifth Avenue Avengers are hot on Maelstrom's trail, and their west coast counterparts are too! In the skies over Tierra del Fuego, eleven of Earth's Mightiest Heroes battle Helio, Phobius, and Gronk! And if the Avengers get past those three lackeys, then Maelstrom awaits! A giant-size Maelstrom! Can the east coast and west coast Avengers knock down the malevolent Maelstrom and save the planet? Avengers Assemble! Avengers Lineup: Captain Marvel, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Starfox, Vision, and the Wasp. West Coast Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Iron Man (aka Jim Rhodes), Tigra, and Wonder Man. (Note: Maelstrom returns in Quasar 21.) Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #257
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 257
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    • Label #2007599013
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    • Label #1396763001
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    • Label #2012594016
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    • Label #1570100025
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    "Holocaust in a Hidden Land!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Ka-Zar and Shanna. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Terminus is on a rampage through the Savage Land! And only Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand between the powerful alien and the utter destruction of the bottom of the world! Will the combined might of the Black Knight, shield-slinger, Starfox, Wasp, and Prince of Power be enough to prevent the annihilation of the hidden paradise? Or will Antarctica, centuries later, finally reclaim the Savage Land? A cold and bitter ending for Ka-Zar and the Avengers! Meanwhile light years away in outer space, Captain Marvel meets a new super-villain that will battle the Avengers for years to come! First appearance of Nebula. (Notes: The Savage Land first appeared in Uncanny X-Men (1st series) 10. The High Evolutionary attempts to restore the Savage Land in Uncanny X-Men Annual 12. This issue includes a full-page ad for the Secret Wars II Limited Series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #258
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 258

    "Pyrrhic Victory!" Guest-starring Firelord. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. In a depressing development, the Savage Land is gone. Earth's Mightiest Heroes could not save it. Where does Ka-Zar go from here? Back to the concrete jungles of New York City with the Avengers for the time being. After the heroes return to Avengers Mansion, a distress call comes in! The Amazing Spider-Man is battling Firelord in the South Bronx! Wow, can the web-slinger beat the former herald of Galactus? If the spectacular one cannot, Hercules is ready to help! Also in this issue, Captain Marvel finds herself caught in a war between Nebula and the Skrulls in the Andromeda Galaxy! Cameo appearances by Ka-Zar and Spider-Man (in his black costume). Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Starfox, and the Wasp. (Notes: The plot of this issue crosses over briefly with Amazing Spider-Man 270. Ka-Zar appears next in Iron Man 202.) Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #259
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 259

    "Duty Over All!" Guest-starring Firelord. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. In the depths of the Andromeda Galaxy, Nebula and her band of mercenaries score a major hit on the remnants of the Skrull empire! However during the attack, Captain Marvel is finally able to relay a message back to Avengers Mansion! And shortly thereafter five avengers plus Firelord blast off into space and then through subspace to reach the galaxy next door. Fortunately, the Avengers quickly locate Captain Marvel, and meet the crescent city avenger's new allies: the Skrulls! Hold on…teaming up with the Skrulls, is that allowed in the Avengers' playbook?! But adversity makes strange bedfellows, and the Skrulls and the Avengers join forces to challenge Nebula! Cameo appearances by She-Hulk and Wyatt Wingfoot. Flashback cameo by Galactus to recap the events of Fantastic Four 257. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #260
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 260

    "Assault on Sanctuary II" Secret Wars II crossover. Guest-starring Firelord. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Byrne. With Nebula threatening the entire universe, Captain America, the Wasp, and General Zedrao plan the assault on Thanos' former starship! Earth's Mightiest Heroes have not visited Sanctuary II, since the classic Avengers Annual 7, but now alongside the sinister Skrulls, the six avengers attack! Nebula has the awesome weaponry of Sanctuary II at her disposal, but the Skrull armada, Hercules, Captain Marvel, and Firelord are charging hard! Who will win the savage outer space shootout? And could unexpected help be coming somewhere from beyond? Story continues in Avengers Annual 14. Cameo appearances by Queen Adora, the Beyonder, and Thanos (General Zedrao in disguise). Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Starfox, and the Wasp. (Note: The first issue of the West Coast Avengers regular series was published this month.) Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #14
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Annual 14

    "Fifth Column" Secret Invasion Tie-in. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Kyle Baker (finishes). Cover by Kerry Gammill and Kyle Baker. Story continues from Avengers 260. The Avengers have successfully blocked Nebula's plan to destroy the Andromeda Galaxy. But due to interference from the Beyonder, the self-described granddaughter of Thanos has escaped! However, General Zedrao permits Starfox and his teammates to use the imperial power asteroid to pursue Nebula. On the way to the power asteroid, the Avengers make a pit stop in the 1930's…skrull-style! While visiting with the "gangster" Skrulls, Earth's Mightiest Heroes discover that a major power struggle is underway on the asteroid…centering around a device called the hyperwave bomb! Can the Avengers separate the good skrulls from the bad skrulls? Maybe the Fantastic Four will help! But either way, it's going to be a red-letter day for the Skrull empire! Story continues in Avengers 261. Cameo appearances by Firelord and Raksor. Flashback cameo by Galactus. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Starfox, and the Wasp. (Note: This issue's plot converges with Fantastic Four Annual 19 and many years later ties into New Avengers 43. The 1930's gangster Skrulls first appeared in Fantastic Four 91-93. The Skrulls of Kral mimic American culture from the prohibition era.) 48 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #19
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Annual 19

    Secret Invasion tie in (see New Avengers #43) - "Summons from the Stars!" Guest-starring the Avengers. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by Kerry Gammill and Joe Sinnott. The Skrull Empire has fallen into chaos after the destruction of its Throneworld in Fantastic Four 257. Now rouge governors throughout the universe are trying to take control of the scattered empire! And to that end a skrull disguised as Infant Terrible travels to Earth and begs the FF for help in saving his home planet! Reed sees through the subterfuge, but goes along with the ruse in order to stop this outlaw Skrull operation! With the element of surprise on their side, the FF quickly defeat the Skrulls, but inadvertently stumble into another Skrull operation...and then stumble into the Avengers! Why are Earth's Mightiest Heroes fighting on the Skrulls' power station asteroid? And what is the dastardly purpose of the Hyper-wave bomb? Cameo appearance by Jarvis. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Black Knight, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Starfox, and the Wasp. 48 pages, FC NOTE: This story converges with the plot in Avengers (1963-1996) Annual #14. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #261
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 261

    "Earth and Beyond!" Secret Wars II crossover. Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Story continues from Avengers Annual 14. After their epic adventure in the Andromeda Galaxy, the Avengers finally return to their Fifth Avenue Mansion. However, according to Jarvis the mansion had a visitor while they were gone...the Beyonder! One thing leads to another…and the shield-slinger and the Wasp confront the Beyonder in the nation's capital; and the next day Hercules and the Black Knight battle him at Project Pegasus! The Avengers can't beat the Beyonder, so they're going to ask him to join them. Really? A very interesting approach! Meanwhile after destroying Sanctuary II, Starfox announces his departure from the Avengers in order to pursue Nebula across the universe. Cameo appearance by Firelord. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers The Legacy of Thanos TPB (2014 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #255-261 and ANNUAL #14, and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #19.

    Written by Roger Stern and John Byrne. Art by John Buscema and John Byrne. Cover by Kerry Gammill.

    When Monica Rambeau, the new Captain Marvel, visits Thanos' abandoned starship, she ends up the unwitting - and unwilling - guest of space pirate Nebula. Planning to conquer the Skrull Galaxy, Nebula just might be the granddaughter of Thanos himself! If Cap's teammates back on Earth can topple the towering Terminus in the Savage Land, they'll be drawn into Nebula's interstellar conflict - but this time, the Avengers will fight on the side of the Skrulls!

    Get ready for a cosmic classic as the flame-haired Firelord and the all-mighty Beyonder enter the fray. And it's a small universe when the Fantastic Four appear - but can even two teams of heroes prevent the biggest shakeup in Skrull history?

    Softcover, 256 pages, full color. Cover price $34.99.