Giant Size Avengers (1974) comic books
- 1/2" Spine split from top.
- Staples added (not manufacturing).
- 1" Spine split from bottom (taped).
- This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($17.85) will be charged at checkout.
- Paper: Off white to white
- Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scuffing to inner well of case
- Label #1497548015
"Nuklo: The Invader That Time Forgot!" Guest-starring the Golden Age Whizzer. Story by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler and Dan Adkins. The Whizzer (aka Robert Frank) invades Avengers Mansion looking for the Chrono-Module. After a brief battle with the Avengers, the Whizzer begins to explain his motives; but suddenly the module breaks open...and Nuklo emerges! The Avengers battle Nuklo throughout New York City; and the Scarlet Witch makes the team's final stand against the runaway nuclear child! During the story Robert Frank reveals that Nuklo is his son, and he also states that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are his children; however, the Yesterday Quest storyline in Avengers 185-187 will disprove the Whizzer's statement about Wanda and Pietro. The All-Winners Squad (Bucky, Miss America, Original Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, Toro, Whizzer) appears in a 5-page flashback. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Iron Man, Mantis, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. This issue includes a one-page write-up from Roy Thomas describing the plans for the Giant-Size series. Back up story #1: Reprint of Human Torch 33 from November 1948. Guest-starring Captain America. Back up story #2: Reprint of Tales to Astonish 58 featuring the Wasp. 1st Modern Age appearance of Miss America Cover price $0.50.
"A Blast from the Past!" Story by Steve Englehart. Art by Dave Cockrum. The story continues from Avengers 129 and the Earth's mightiest heroes are in dire straits! Kang the Conqueror has paralyzed Iron Man, Thor, and the Vision and placed each one inside a Macrobot. Now the three Macrobots are sent to China, the Soviet Union, and the United States to wreck havoc! Kang has also imprisoned Mantis, the Scarlet Witch, and Agatha Harkness in an abandoned Egyptian pyramid as he tries to determine who is the celestial madonna. So that leaves two Avengers, Hawkeye and the Swordsman, plus the ancient pharaoh Rama-Tut to rescue the Avengers and save the world! In his finest hour with the Avengers, can the Swordsman lead the team to victory or will tragedy strike? Simply a great story with a powerful ending. Back up story: Reprint of Fantastic Four 19 (1st series) featuring Rama-Tut. 64 pages Cover price $0.50.
"What Time Hath Put Asunder!" Script by Steve Englehart. Art by Dave Cockrum and Joe Giella. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. The story continues from Avengers 132 and finds the Avengers in the midst of a desperate battle in Immortus' Labyrinth of Limbo! The golden avenger has perished and the Vision appears mortally wounded! Only Hawkeye, Mantis, and Thor remain to fight Kang's Legion of the Unliving! However, the battle begins to turn, when two members of Kang's legion, Frankenstein's Monster and the original Human Torch, have second thoughts about fighting the Avengers! If Hawkeye can defeat Baron Zemo and then free Rama-Tut and Immortus, the good guys might just win! Story continues in Avengers 133. Backup story: Reprint of Avengers 2 (1st series) featuring the Space Phantom. (Notes: This issue features a fierce battle between the Vision and Wonder Man (one of the Legion of the Unliving). Wonder Man returns in Avengers 151. The original Human Torch appears next in Avengers West Coast 50. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #41 the Gladiator.) 64 pages Cover price $0.50.
- 2" spine split on bottom.
- 1" Cumulative spine split.
"Let All Men Bring Together!" Wedding of the Vision and Scarlet Witch. Story by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane, Al Milgrom, and John Romita (touch-ups). Story continues from Avengers 135. The Vision's quest through time to discover his origin is over. But instead of returning to Immortus' domain, the synthezoid avenger materializes at the center of the Earth! And shockingly the Dread Dormammu is there! With his captive…the Scarlet Witch! Wow, how did Wanda end up in the dreaded one's clutches? It doesn't matter now as the Vision must fight for the woman he loves! It's a supernatural showdown at Earth's core: The Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Agatha Harkness vs. the Dread Dormammu and Umar! Meanwhile in Vietnam, while the Cotati explains the mystery of the Celestial Madonna to Mantis and Moondragon; Hawkeye, Shell-Head, and the thunder god slip outside the temple and bump into the Titanic Three! However the three communist super-villains have been beaten badly! Who did this? Who else…but the Conqueror! And one more time, one final time, the assembled Avengers battle Kang…for the Celestial Madonna! An extraordinary ending for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Cameo appearances by the Space Phantom, Crimson Dynamo, Radioactive Man, Titanium Man, and Gaea. Flashback cameos by the Swordsman, original Human Torch, and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Iron Man, Mantis, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. First reprint story: "Betrayed by the Ants!" Plot by Stan Lee. Script by Larry Lieber. Pencils by Jack Kirby. Inks by Dick Ayers. The Ant-Man battles Egghead. Originally published in Tales to Astonish 38. Second reprint story: "Then Came…the Black Widow" Script by Gary Friedrich. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by John Verpoorten. Originally published in Amazing Adventures 1 (2nd series). (Notes: This issue marks the end of the Celestial Madonna saga. Truly a bronze age masterpiece. Kang appears next in Avengers 141. Mantis does not return until many years later in Silver Surfer (2nd series) 3 & 4. The Vision and the Scarlet Witch first met in Avengers 76. Elements of this story overlap with Doctor Strange (1st series) 8. This issue was reprinted in 2005 in the trade paperback: Avengers…Vision and the Scarlet Witch. The letters page includes letters from comics publisher Dean Mullaney and comics artist Bill Blyberg, respectively.) 64 pages Cover price $0.50.
- 1/2" spine split on bottom.
"The Monstrous Master Plan of the Mandarin!" Story by Roy Thomas. Art by Don Heck and George Roussos. The Mandarin assembles a group of super-villains to fight the Avengers. The Giant-Size issue is a reprint of Avengers Annual 1 published in 1967. The word banners on the cover and the color of the cover are different from the original annual. This issue includes a new 2-page pin-up of the Avengers by John Buscema and Bill Everett. 64 pages Cover price $0.50.