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  • Issue #343
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 343
    • 3/16" Spine split from bottom.

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 1 of 18 - "First Night" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. A new era begins for Earth's Mightiest Heroes as Crystal and Luna move into Avengers Mansion and the new Thor (aka Erik Masterson) joins the team! After a distress call comes in from the Human Torch, the new lineup of Avengers springs into action for the first time! The Vision leads Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Black Knight to Four Freedoms Plaza to rescue the Fantastic Four! But en route to the FF's famous headquarters, the quintet of avengers are ambushed by…the Swordsman! Hold on, how is that possible? The Swordsman died years ago! For the Avengers…the mystery is only just beginning. Cameo appearances by Lockjaw, Marilla, Quicksilver, Magdalene, and the Swordsman (aka Philip Javert from Earth-374). Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Vision. Last $1.00 issue. (Note: This issue begins the Gatherers saga that will run through the Avengers title for the next 3 years. The original Swordsman perished in Giant-Size Avengers 2.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #344
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 344

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 2 of 18 - "Echoes of the Past" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. On a rooftop in the shadows of Four Freedoms Plaza, the Avengers come face to face with their past! The Swordsman is back! And along with his powerful ally Magdalene…out for blood! Once the Avengers overcome their initial shock and disbelief, they attack in unison! The Prince of Power, Vision, and Crystal battle Magdalene, while the Black Knight challenges the Swordsman! Dane Whitman wins his dazzling duel, but the remaining avengers go down to defeat! And thus round one against the Gatherers ends in a unsatisfying stalemate for all. When and where will Proctor and his Gatherers strike next? First appearance of Proctor. Cameo appearances by Sersi, Dr. Peter Corbeau, and the Watcher. First $1.25 issue. 32 pages

    NOTE: The Gatherers Saga continues in Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #348.

    Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #348
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 348
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #0942449013

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 3 of 18 - "Familial Connections" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Kirk Jarvinen. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Who is the woman the Vision is kissing on the cover?! Could this be the long-awaited reunion of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch? Alas, not quite. During a peaceful evening inside Avengers Mansion, the synthezoid avenger receives a visitor! It's Laura Lipton…the widow of the man whose brain patterns have recently been programmed inside the Vision's mind. She has a favor to ask for her dying father-in-law, Dr. Miles Lipton…please bring back, if only briefly, the personality and memories of his son Alex. The Vision initially declines the request, but after Crystal's persuasion he accepts. So the Vision and Crystal journey with Laura to Long Island for a heart-rending night for everyone involved. While helping an old friend, will the Vision rediscover some of his own long-lost emotions? Cameo appearances by Proctor, Magdalene, Binary, and Luna. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, and the Vision. (Notes: Miles Lipton and Laura Lipton previously appeared in Avengers Spotlight 40. Laura Lipton appears next in issue 3 of the first (1994) Vision Limited Series. This issue was widely praised in the fan letters published in Avengers 351 and 352.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #349
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 349

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 4 of 18 - "Death Wager" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In an act of benevolence, Hercules, Crystal, and Thor visit a local children's hospital to raise the spirits of its young patients! However in a simultaneous act of malevolence, two of Hercules' rival gods make plans to ruin the happy day! Ares and Hera descend on New York City to extract their revenge on the Son of Zeus! And while the Prince of Power entertains the children, Ares possesses the body of Thor and attacks! Hercules is stunned by the rage of his friend Eric Masterson! But to protect Crystal, the nurses, and the youngsters nearby, the Lion of Olympus roars into battle against the god of thunder! Will the Avengers realize what's happening before anyone gets hurt? First appearance of Taylor Madison. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: Ares and Hera previously appeared in Avengers 285.) 32 pages

    NOTE: The Gatherers Saga continues in Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #355.

    Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #355
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 355

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 5 of 18 - "When Come the Gatherers!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The Gatherers are on the prowl again! And their target this time is T'Challa! But not exactly the one Earth's Mightiest Heroes know! It's T'Challa the Coal Tiger! An avenger is his own right, but from an alternative universe! Proctor's plan calls for the Gatherers to capture the Coal Tiger and then kill the Black Panther (aka T'Challa the king of Wakanda)! However to do that, the Gatherers will have to stop by Avengers Mansion to learn the panther's whereabouts! And this time the Avengers will be ready for Magdalene, Cassandra, Sloth, and the Swordsman! A bruising battle waits! Cameo appearances by Sprite and Taylor Madison. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #356
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 356

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 6 of 18 - "Death in a Gathering Place!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The action is fast and furious in Wakanda as the battle between the Avengers and the Gatherers shifts to the African continent! The Gatherers reach the heart of Africa first, but T'Challa the Coal Tiger escapes from their grasp and bumps into…T'Challa the Black Panther! The king of Wakanda is stunned by the appearance of the Coal Tiger! However, the panther's questions will have to go unanswered, because the Gatherers are moving in for the kill! Four against one! Does the Black Panther stand a chance? In the nick of time though, Lockjaw teleports Hercules, Sersi, Thor, and the Vision into the nearby jungle…and the desperate fight to save both T'Challas begins! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes finally corral the Gatherers? Or will a noble warrior perish under the African sun? An excellent story…with a final act of anguish. Cameo appearances by the Black Knight, Black Widow, and Proctor. 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #357
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 357

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 7 of 18 - "The Night Visitors" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Earth's Mightiest Heroes take a break from their ongoing struggle with the Gatherers and host a formal dinner party to celebrate their coming together as a team. As a guest of Hercules, Taylor Madison attends the formal dinner at the mansion too. However the festive evening comes to an abrupt halt when a most unexpected guest drops in! The Watcher! Oh my, what is the cryptic meaning of the omnipotent one's visit? The Avengers know it can't be good! But only time will tell. In the meantime several avengers express their concern about Sersi's recent behavior…and the growing romantic triangle among Crystal, Dane Whitman, and the enchanting Eternal. First appearance of Scanner (aka Screener). Cameo appearances by the Swordsman, Lockjaw, Hera, Zeus, Scanner, Luna, and the Watcher. (Note: This issue includes a full-page pin-up (by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer) of the alternate cover to Avengers 357.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #358
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 358

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 8 of 18 - "Arkon's Asylum" Part 1 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. The magnificent one is back! The Imperion of Polemachus materializes in New York City with Thundra and Astra by his side! Why has Arkon come to Earth again? The Avengers want answers! And after a titanic tussle with the Prince of Power, Arkon explains his sad situation. The energy rings of Polemachus are burning out of control and threatening to destroy all life on the planet! A renegade priest wants to use human sacrifice to solve the problem! But that solution is unacceptable to Arkon…and Earth's Mightiest Heroes! With a bolt from the blue, the high priest teleports Arkon and his new allies back to Polemachus! And that's where the Avengers' date with destiny looms next issue! Cameo appearances by the Swordsman, Proctor, Magdalene, Cassandra, and Sloth. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. (Note: Arkon previously appeared in Avengers West Coast 75.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #359
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 359

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 9 of 18 - "Gift of the Gods" Part 2 of 2. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. It's a race against time for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The Avengers have 24 hours to repair Polemachus' energy rings or the human sacrifices will begin! A calculated mix of brain power, cosmic power, and raw power are needed to get the job done! Will the Black Knight's plan to save Polemachus work? And if yes, does that mean there won't be any sacrifices? A disturbing conclusion! Meanwhile, Proctor sends his Gatherers on another mission…and the target this time is one of the current avengers! Cameo appearances by Proctor, Magdalene, Cassandra, Sloth, Tabula Rasa, Taylor Madison, and Luna. (Note: Arkon and Thundra return in Quicksilver 2 & 3.) 32 pages Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #360SILVER
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 360SILVER
    Published Mar 1993 by Marvel.
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    • Paper: White
    • Silver Foil Edition.
    • Label #1554948001

    Rare Silver Foil Error Variant. This copy was manufactured without the copper/bronze tint to the foil; very few copies are known to exist!

    "Alternate Visions" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Embossed cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Inside the citadel of the Gatherers, Proctor holds his newest avenger captive! The Vision! What diabolical plan does Proctor have in store for the synthezoid avenger? A simple one really. Transplant the Vision's artificial mind into another Vision from an alternative reality! And send the new "evil" Vision to kill the Avengers! A synthetic wolf in sheep's clothing! With Earth's Mightiest Heroes in disarray (after Sersi's rash behavior last issue), will the Vision's teammates even notice the change? First appearance of the Anti-Vision. Cameo appearances by Captain America, Lockjaw, and the Swordsman. Backup feature: "Overviews" Script by Bob Harras. Art by Hector Collazo. Designs by Suzanne Gaffney. The Black Widow brings Cap up-to-date on everything he's missed with the Avengers over the past several weeks. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. (Notes: This issue begins the 30th anniversary celebration of the Avengers. The Vision returns to his familiar red-hued body for the first time since West Coast Avengers 40. This issue includes a two-page Avengers pin-up by Ron Frenz and Tom Palmer. 48 pages Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #360
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 360

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 10 of 178 - "Alternate Visions" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Bronze foil embossed cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Inside the citadel of the Gatherers, Proctor holds his newest avenger captive! The Vision! What diabolical plan does Proctor have in store for the synthezoid avenger? A simple one really. Transplant the Vision's artificial mind into another Vision from an alternative reality! And send the new "evil" Vision to kill the Avengers! A synthetic wolf in sheep's clothing! With Earth's Mightiest Heroes in disarray (after Sersi's rash behavior last issue), will the Vision's teammates even notice the change? First appearance of the Anti-Vision. Cameo appearances by Captain America, Lockjaw, and the Swordsman. Backup feature: "Overviews" Script by Bob Harras. Art by Hector Collazo. Designs by Suzanne Gaffney. The Black Widow brings Cap up-to-date on everything he's missed with the Avengers over the past several weeks. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. (Notes: This issue begins the 30th anniversary celebration of the Avengers. The Vision returns to his familiar red-hued body for the first time since West Coast Avengers 40. This issue includes a two-page Avengers pin-up by Ron Frenz and Tom Palmer. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 267,483; average paid circulation: 175,025.) 48 pages Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #361
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 361

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 11 of 18 - "Family Responsibility" Guest-starring Ikaris and Sprite. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Ikaris arrives at Avengers Mansion with an attitude and demands an audience with his troubled cousin Sersi! After a brief set-to with the Avengers, Ikaris talks to Sersi and learns that she has designated Dane Whitman as her "Gann Josin." What exactly does that mean? To his dismay the Black Knight will find out soon enough! Later on in the Avengers' conference room, Ikaris abruptly performs the steps to mind-link Dane and Sersi. Now they are "soulmates." The Black Knight doesn't know what to do next. And neither does Crystal. Meanwhile, the Anti-Vision continues biding his time…waiting for the perfect opportunity to slay the Swordsman and anyone else who gets in his way! Cameo appearance by Proctor. Flashback cameos by the Celestials and the Uni-Mind. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #362
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 362

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 12 of 18 - "A Vision Revealed!" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Gordon Purcell. Inks by Steve Alexandrov and Fred Fredericks. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. After several days of scheming, the Anti-Vision finally makes his move! The proverbial Trojan horse in Avengers Mansion waits until nightfall to begin his attack! Acting under Proctor's orders, the Anti-Vision knocks out his primary target, the Swordsman, first! Then the synthetic imposter glides upstairs to Crystal's bedroom! Is the inhuman elemental on Proctor's target list too? No, she's just number one on the Anti-Vision's list for other reasons! However, the gatherer's personal agenda brings him into conflict with all of the Avengers! Has the Anti-Vision's reach…exceeded his intangible grasp? Cameo appearance by Luna. (Note: This issue is among Gordon Purcell's first artwork for Marvel.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #363
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 363
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    The Gatherers Saga: Part 13 of 18 - "A Gathering of Hate!" Double-size issue. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Silver foil embossed cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. It's all-out action in the Andes Mountains as Earth's Mightiest Heroes have at long last located Proctor's secluded citadel! The Black Knight leads the charge inside and in mere seconds the epic battle erupts! Seven fighting-mad avengers vs. Cassandra, Sloth, Magdalene, Tabula Rasa, and Proctor! The rage and fury of Dane Whitman and the Prince of Power push the Gatherers back on their heels, but the awesome power of Proctor stalls the Avengers' march to victory! During the furious fight, new details emerge about the relationship between Sersi and Proctor; and the Black Knight's connection to both of them! Could Sersi somehow be a greater threat to the Avengers than Proctor? First appearance of Deathcry. Cameo appearances by the Watcher, Empress Lilandra, Henry Pym, Bill Foster, and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, Sersi, and the Vision. Second feature: One-page pin-up of the Vision vs. Proctor by Art Nichols and Hector Collazo. Third feature: One-page pin-up of the Blood Wraith. Fourth feature: One-page pin-up of Captain America vs. the Gatherers. Fifth feature: One-page pin-up of Sersi by Brian Pelletier and Tom Palmer. Sixth feature: One-page pin-up of the Anachronauts by Dan Panosian. Seventh feature: Two-page pin-up of the Avengers vs. the Gatherers by Art Nichols, Hector Collazo, and Harry Candelario. (Note: The letters page previews George Perez's 30th anniversary Avengers poster in the typeset background.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #364
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 364

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 14 of 18 - "Call Her Deathcry!" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. As dramatically depicted on the cover, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are in dire straits following their escape from Proctor's citadel in the Andes Mountains! Battling fatigue, harsh winds, and freezing temperatures; the Avengers desperately trek across the snow-covered terrain in search of salvation. And incredibly they find it courtesy of the Shi'ar empire! Deathcry arrives in the Andes with her starship to rescue the entire team plus Magdalene! However, after the Shi'ar warrior's arrival, something else arrives too. Something large, robotic, and decidedly alien in nature! A Kree Sentry! And not just one, but a dozen! So the South American soirée is set! Six avengers, one gatherer, and one Shi'ar vs. a squadron on Sentries...to the death! First appearances of Admiral Galen Kor, Dylon Cir, and Kona Lor. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Hercules, and the Vision. Back-up story, "Unbidden Memories." Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by J.B. Jones. Inks by Andrew Paquette. While her teammates are fighting in the Andes, Sersi remains at Avengers Mansion fighting her demons. Cameo appearance by Proctor. (Notes: This issue features Marvel's Maximum Anniversary X-Perience! The 15-page insert celebrates the 30th anniversaries of both the X-Men and the Avengers.) 48 pages.

    NOTE: The Gatherers Saga continues in Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #372.

    Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #372
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 372

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 15 of 18 - "The Folds Gather" Part 1 of 4. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. And so it begins! The final act in the Avengers' three-year drama vs. Proctor and the Gatherers! What started back in Avengers 343 is heading towards a catastrophic crescendo as Proctor himself arrives in New York City! But before Earth's Mightiest Heroes can deal with the Gatherers, they must first answer questions from the NYPD! The police consider Sersi a suspect in a double homicide! However the enchanting Eternal is not available for questioning at Avengers Mansion, because she's down on the East River docks with the Black Knight! Fighting for her life against four new gatherers! More than likely Sersi and Dane can outrun the Gatherers, but can they outrun the law? Cameo appearances by Luna, Deathcry, Magdalene, the Swordsman, and the Vision. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, and Sersi. (Note: Proctor previously appeared in Avengers 363.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #373
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 373

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 16 of 18 - "Armageddon" Part 2 of 4. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In an incredible fit of rage, Sersi has destroyed Avengers Mansion! Wow! Why did the enraged Eternal do that? Because her fellow avengers didn't defend her against the police's accusation of murder one! Nevertheless once Hercules and Giant-Man dig their teammates out of the rubble, Earth's Mightiest Heroes regroup and take off for Long Island to locate Sersi and Dane! And sure enough atop the Brooklyn Bridge, they find them! So the tragic battle lines are drawn! The Black Widow, Crystal, Giant-Man, Cap, and the Prince of Power vs. Sersi and the Black Knight! What in the world (or perhaps beyond this world) is happening to the once Mighty Avengers? First appearance of the (gold) Jocasta from an alternative reality. Cameo appearances by Proctor, Luna, Marilla, and Ute the Watcher. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, and Sersi. Last $1.25 issue. 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #374
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 374

    MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE CARDS. The Gatherers Saga: Part 17 of 18 - "Intersecting Parallels" Part 3 of 4. Guest-starring Thena and Sprite. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In the nick of time, the Eternals arrive to pull the defeated Avengers out of the Hudson River! And after licking their wounds, Earth's Mightiest Heroes trudge back to their wrecked mansion to put together a plan to stop Proctor! In the meantime, Sersi remains unaccounted for and still virtually invincible! But surprisingly the enigmatic Proctor captures the enchanting Eternal and sets into motion his plan to destroy the prime reality! While across town at Avengers Mansion, Dane Whitman finally discovers who is Proctor's "template" in Earth's timeline! And a truly shocking discovery it is! Origin of Proctor. Cameo appearance by Jocasta. First $1.50 price. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, Sersi, and Thunderstrike. (Notes: This issue originally included three Marvel MasterPrints Spider-Man & Venom trading cards (stapled into the comic book) by Mark Bagley and Randy Emberlin. The issue offered here may or may not contain the cards) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #375N
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 375N

    Newsstand edition. Giant-size 48-page issue. The Gatherers Saga: Part 18 of 18 - "The Last Gathering." Script by bob Harras, pencils by Steve Epting, inks by Tom Palmer. Back-up story, "A Bigger Man Than I." Script by Benjamin Raab, pencils by Yancey Labat, inks by Maria Beccari. Captain Amierica pin-up by Palmer. Epting/Palmer pullout poster. Epting/Palmer wrap-around cover. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #375D
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 375D

    The Gatherers Saga: Part 18 of 18 - "The Last Gathering" Part 4 of 4. Double-size issue. Direct Edition. Guest-starring Thena and Sprite. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Wraparound Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. Finally it's here! The senses-shattering conclusion to the epic Gatherers storyline! In the heart of New York City, Earth's Mightiest Heroes lay it all on the line to derail Proctor's diabolic plan to destroy the prime reality! With his eternal victory drawing near, Proctor siphons the powers of Sersi and Ute (the aging Watcher) and creates an energy vortex to collapse all realities! On countless alternative Earths, Proctor and his Gatherers have always triumphed over the Avengers! But on this Earth, the relationships among Dane, Sersi, Crystal, and Pietro are different and unique! Will the power of love be the difference between life and death for all existence? A sensational story with a poignant ending! Final appearance of Proctor. Second story: "A Bigger Man Than I..." Script by Benjamin Raab. Pencils by Yancey Labat. Inks by Maria Beccari. Hank Pym undergoes a virtual reality psychological evaluation! Giant-Man's trip into his subconscious should not necessarily be dangerous, but the virtual ants have other ideas! Third feature: One-page pin-up of Captain America by Tom Palmer. Fourth feature: One-page pin-up of Deathcry by Steve Epting. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Captain America, Crystal, Giant-Man, Hercules, Quicksilver, Sersi, and Thunderstrike. (Notes: The Gatherers storyline revitalized the Avengers title in the first half of the 1990's. The Black Knight and Sersi return in Ultraforce (1994 Malibu) 8 published in May 1995. The original Avengers Mansion is restored after the battle. This issue includes a pullout poster of the Avengers by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. This issue also completes Steve Epting's outstanding run as the penciler of the Avengers series.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Avengers The Gatherers Saga HC (2019 Marvel) Avengers Earth's Mightiest Box Set Edition 1-1ST Avengers The Gatherers 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) #343-344, 348-349, 355-364, and 372-375.

    Written by Bob Harris. Art by Steve Epting, Kirk Jarvinen, Gordon Purcell, Hector Collazo, J.B. Jones, Tom Palmer, Steve Alexandrov, Fred Fredericks, and Andrew Paquette. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer.

    The Avengers Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

    The Eternal known as Sersi is losing control and only the love of the Black Knight can save her. Dane Whitman, the aforementioned Black Knight, loves Crystal of the Inhumans Royal Family. But, Crystal is married to the mutant hero Quicksilver. A love triangle that nearly tore Earth's Mightiest Heroes apart drives the narrative as a mysterious dark force from another dimension threatens the very fabric of reality!

    This one is not going to have a happy ending.

    Includes a pin-up gallery.

    Hardcover, 464 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.