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Marvel Triple Action (1972) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 1

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "When Strikes the Silver Surfer," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Filled with jealousy, Ben attacks the Silver Surfer; "Enter Dr. Doom," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; While Sandman attempts to free the Wizard, Dr. Doom steals the Surfer's Power Cosmic; Originally presented in Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) #55. 68 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 2

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. "The Dismal Dregs of Defeat," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Dr. Doom attacks and defeats the FF; appearances by Silver Surfer, Wyatt Wingfoot, and Lockjaw; reprinted from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #58. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 3
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta. "Doomsday," script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby; Dr. Doom wreaks havoc across the globe with the Power Cosmic; Black Bolt destroys the barrier that was imprisoning the Inhumans; reprinted from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #59. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 4

    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Peril and the Power," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; The Fantastic Four, exacting revenge from a previous defeat, battle Dr. Doom and win; appearances by Wyatt Wingfoot, Silver Surfer, the Watcher, and the Inhumans (Black Bolt, Karnak, Medusa, Gorgon, and Crystal); reprinted from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #60. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 5

    Cover by Sal Buscema. "The Avengers Break Up!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Immortus appears before the Masters of Evil and demands to join them against the Avengers, using his control of the realm of Limbo to summon other powerful people from past ages to help them; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #10. The One and Only "Cap" illustration, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 6
    • Water damage. Staple rust.

    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "This Hostage Earth!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; The Mole Man wants to destroy all life by increasing the Earth's rotational speed, then captures an investigating Giant-Man; The Avengers save their teammate and foil the Mole Man's deadly plan; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series). The Avengers #12 cover reprint, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 7

    Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Trapped in... The Castle of Count Nefaria!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; When Count Nefaria, the head of the crime organization known as the Maggia, moves his European castle to New Jersey, he invites the Avengers to be his guests at the castle's opening day; However, he then creates duplicates of the Avengers who go to Washington DC to take over the government. The Avengers #13 cover reprint, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 8

    Cover by Sal Buscema. "Even Avengers Can Die," script by Stan Lee (plot), Larry Ivie (as Paul Laiken) (script), and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Chic Stone; In order to save the Wasp's life, the Avengers seek out the help of Dr. Svenson, only to find he's been replaced by an alien from the planet Kallu; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #14. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 9

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Now, By My Hand, Shall Die a Villain!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck (pencils), inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #15. The Avengers #15 cover reprint, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 10

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Old Order Changeth," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Avengers line-up changes; Captain America becomes leader to Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Quicksilver; vs. The Masters of Evil; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #16. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 11

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover inks by Frank Giacoia. "Four against the Minotaur!" Story by Stan Lee. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Dick Ayers. Convinced that the new Avengers do not have enough raw power, they decide to track down the Hulk to recruit him. Before they can, a mysterious robot arrives claiming to be able to lead them to the green goliath. Too bad its a trap that leads them into battle with the Mole Man and his creature the Minotaur. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 17. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #12
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 12
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover by Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers. "When the Commissar Commands!," Written by Stan Lee. Art by Don Heck,and Dick Ayers. Communists led by the monstrous Commissar are enslaving the peaceful land of Sin-Cong, causing the Avengers to travel to that land to aid the people. When the Commissar defeats them all except the Scarlet Witch, can she defeat the villain? Reprinted from Avengers (1963 1st Series) #18. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #13
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 13

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia and Don Heck. "The Coming of the Swordsman," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Introduction of the Swordsman; His origin and Hawkeye's are both told; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #19. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #14
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 14

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover inks by Wally Wood. "Vengeance is Ours" Part 2 of 2. Story by Stan Lee. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Wally Wood. The Avengers rescue Captain America leaving the Swordsman outraged. During their battle, the Swordsman starts to mysteriously vanish. He awakens in the lair of the Mandarin. The Mandarin gives him a more powerful sword and sends an image of Iron Man to the Avengers, vouching for the Swordsman for membership. Once in the Avengers HQ, Swordsman plants bombs to destroy them. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 20. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #15
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 15

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood. "The Bitter Taste of Defeat," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Wally Wood; Enchantress uses the machine that Zemo used to create Wonder Man (see The Avengers #9) to turn one of Zemo's minions into Power Man; The two use tricks - and the Avengers' own internal discord - to make the Avengers appear dysfunctional; The City Council orders them to disband!; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #21. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #16
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 16

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood. "The Road Back," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Wally Wood; Forced to disband the Avengers, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch cannot find work until the Ringmaster hires them; Unable to control them, he tells the police that they tried to rob his Circus; Suddenly the three are on the run; Working on his own, Cap is able to pin the whole scheme on Enchantress and Power Man; Enchantress bails back to Asgard; Power Man, deprived of his lady love, surrenders; The City Council withdraws its order: the Avengers may assemble again; But Cap has had enough of Hawkeye and refuses to re-join; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #22. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #17
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 17

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Romita. "Once an Avenger," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by John Romita; Kang takes note that Steve Rogers is no longer an Avenger and easily defeats and captures the remaining three members. Cap comes to the rescue but is beaten too; Kang seems invincible!; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #23. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #18
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 18

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover inks by Dick Ayers. "From the Ashes of Defeat!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Stan Lee. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Dick Ayers. The Avengers decide to put up a fight against the approaching, never-ending army, but are eventually overwhelmed and captured. Although Kangs law states that conquered monarchs are to be executed, Kang wants to marry Ravonna, so he declares her life is to be spared. The rest of his generals rebel against this and try to assassinate him, forcing Kang to ally himself with the Avengers. Story and cover reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 24. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 19

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover inks by Dick Ayers. "Enter… Dr. Doom!" Story by Stan Lee. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Dick Ayers. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver receive a letter from their aunt in Latveria and decide to visit. When they arrive, they are jailed and discover it is a trap set up by Doctor Doom to defeat the Avengers. He believes defeating them will instill fear into the Fantastic Four, making them easier to defeat. Story and cover reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 25. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #20
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 20

    Cover pencils by Don Heck and John Romita (alterations), inks by Frank Giacoia and John Romita (alternations). "The Voice of the Wasp," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); The winsome Wasp flies to New York to warn that the savage Sub-Mariner is bent on its destruction. Enroute she is trapped by Attuma, Namor's arch-foe, who is himself planning the destruction of the surface-dwellers. Jan notifies the Avengers who arrive - sans Hawkeye - and are roundly beaten; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #26. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 21

    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Four Against the Floodtide!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); Attuma has captured three Avengers and Hawkeye must rescue them, after he defeats the Beetle, who has broken into Avengers Mansion; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #27. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 22

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Among Us Walks... a Goliath!," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frankie Ray); Giant-Man returns to the line-up, but with a new name, Goliath, and a more limited size-changing power; The Avengers defeat the Collector, who has kidnapped the Wasp; reprinted from The Avengers (1963 series) #28. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 23

    "This Power Unleashed" Part 1 of 3. Story by Stan Lee. Story and cover pencils by Don Heck. Story and cover inks by Frank Giacoia. After Goliath is injured in their last battle, a doctor informs the Avengers that he will recover, but must never attempt to shrink any further than his present 10 foot size. Black Widow is captured by Russians and brainwashed to destroy the Avengers. She enlists the help of the Swordsman and Power Man to accomplish just that. Story and cover reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 29. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 24

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover inks by Frank Giacoia. "Frenzy in a Far-Off Land" Part 2 of 3. Story by Stan Lee. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Frank Giacoia. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch take a leave of absence from the Avengers due to their dwindling powers. Goliath sets off to South America to try to find a cure for his condition, hearing his old college professor Dr. Anton is there. The Avengers find the Black Widow, Swordsman and Power Man, but Hawkeye wants to face them alone. Will the Widow recover from her brainwashing in time to help him? Meanwhile, Goliath lands in South America and finds Dr. Anton has been captured by the Keeper of the Flame. Attempting a rescue, Goliath is captured himself. Story continues in Giant Size Marvel Triple Action number 1. Story and cover reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 30. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 25

    "To Smash a Serpent" Part 2 of 2. Story continues from Giant Size Marvel Triple Action number 2. Story by Stan Lee. Art and cover by Don Heck. With Captain America hostage, the Avengers cant attack the Sons of the Serpent. When Captain America seems to be brainwashed by the Sons, the Avengers attend a Sons meeting while Hawkeye and the Black Widow attempt a rescue mission to save the real Captain America. Story and cover reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 33. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 26

    "The Living Laser" Part 1 of 2. Story by Stan Lee. Cover and art by Don Heck. After The Living Laser robs a bank, the Avengers investigate. In plain clothes, The Laser notices the Wasp and becomes obsessed with her. Attacking her at home, he is beaten by Goliath but escapes. The Avengers track the Laser down, but he traps Captain America and Hawkeye in a deadly trap and kidnaps the Wasp. Story and cover reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 34. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 27

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan. Cover inks by Klaus Janson. "The Light That Failed" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Stan Lee. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Don Heck. Goliath arrives to save Hawkeye and Captain America from the Living Lasers trap. The Laser creates a huge laser cannon and decides to save the country of Costa Verde from its dictator for a large sum of money. The Avengers attack, but are defeated. Their only hope is Goliath dangerously willing himself to shrink to ant size. Story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 35. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 28

    "The Ultroids Attack" Part 1 of 2. Story by Roy Thomas. Cover and art by Don Heck. The Scarlet Witch returns and explains that Quicksilver has been kidnapped by a UFO. The Avengers fly to the Balkans along with the Black Widow. There they discover a huge computer named Ixar and his robotic Ultroids draining information from the villages Burgomeister. Ixar now plans to extract their powers from the Avengers and make special Ultroids. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 36. Full color. 32 pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 29

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Cover inks by Dan Adkins. "To Conquer a Colossus" Part 2 of 2. Story by Roy Thomas. Art by Don Heck. The Avengers are captured by the Ultroids, but Black Widow, not being an Avenger is sent to be killed. Ixar absorbs the power of all of his Ultroids to give him a huge body to battle the escaped Avengers. With all except Hawkeye and herself defeated, the Black Widow tests her theory that Ixar is linked to the Burgomeister and so threatens to kill him. Ixar says Avengers dont kill, but Black Widow reminds him she is not an Avenger. Story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 37. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 30

    Cover by Gil Kane with touch ups by John Romita. "In Our Midst An Immortal". Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by George Roussos. Hercules is overcome by a love potion made by the Enchantress, and under her control he attacks the Avengers. Meanwhile, the Black Widow is contacted by S.H.I.E.L.D. and asked to act as a double agent behind the Iron Curtain. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 38. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #31
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 31

    "The Torment…. and The Triumph!" Story by Roy Thomas. Story and cover pencils by Don Heck. Story and cover inks by George Roussos. Reading in a newspaper how the Black Widow has stolen secret plans and escaped to Russia with them, Hawkeye becomes upset and wanders into a trap set by a member of the Mad Thinkers, "Triumvirate of Terror". The rest of the Avengers are quickly beaten by the other members of this trio. This allows the Thinker access to Avengers mansion where he plans to steal all of Tony Starks inventions. The problem is, he did not know Hercules has come to stay at the mansion, and even his trio might not be powerful enough to overcome the demigod. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 39. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #32
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 32

    "Suddenly…. the Sub-Mariner." Story by Roy Thomas. Story and cover pencils by Don Heck. Story and cover inks by George Roussos. The Sub-Mariner attacks a submarine that is destroying underwater wildlife then heads for the base it came from. The Avengers receive a call from Captain America warning that the Cosmic Cube has been spotted near that same base. The Avengers arrive just in time to battle the Sub-Mariner, but Hercules mistakenly thinks Namor is there for the cube, and mentions it. What will happen if Namor gets his hands on the all powerful Cube? Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 40. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #33
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 33

    "Let Sleeping Dragons Lie" Part 1 of 2. Story by Roy Thomas. Story and cover pencils by John Buscema. Story and cover inks by George Roussos. Hank Pym has gained possession of the android Dragon Man, rendered inert since its last battle with the Fantastic Four. Before he can begin work on it however, Diablo appears, reactivates the android, and takes control of it! Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 41. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #34
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 34

    "The Plan and The Power" Part 2 of 2. Story by Roy Thomas. Story and cover pencils by John Buscema. Story and cover inks by George Roussos. While Quicksilver contacts the Fantastic Four for information on Diablo, the rest of the Avengers set off after him and the Dragon Man. They must stop him as the villain plans to create an army of indestructible Dragon Men, all under his control. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 42. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #35
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 35

    "Color Him…. the Red Guardian" Part 1 of 2. Story by Roy Thomas. Story and cover pencils by John Buscema. Story and cover inks by George Roussos. Hawkeye gets information on the whereabouts of the Black Widow, and he and Hercules travel to rescue her. Meanwhile, behind the Bamboo Curtain, Colonel Ling unveils his newest soldier, The Red Guardian. Hercules and Hawkeye attack the complex, but the Guardian defeats Hawkeye, and Hercules is trapped in the fearsome Psychotron. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 43. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #36
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 36

    "The Valiant Also Die" Part 2 of 2. Story by Roy Thomas. Story and cover pencils by John Buscema. Story and cover inks by Vince Colletta. The Avengers arrive to free their teammates, but Captain America is trapped and made to fight the Red Guardian. In the course of the battle, Colonel Ling electrocutes Captain America, but the Red Guardian is unhappy at this dishonorable resolution to their battle. So when the Colonel tries to shoot Black Widow as she tries to disable the Psychotron, the Guardian dives in the way. Can the Avengers use this break to escape? Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 44. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #37
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 37

    Cover pencils by John Buscema. Cover inks by Vince Colletta. "Blitzkrieg in Central Park." Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Vince Colletta. A large celebration is held in honor of the Avengers, but the Super-Adaptoid is waiting in the crowd. After Hercules accepts the offer to join the Avengers, Thor and Iron Man take their leave. Shortly after, the Super-Adaptoid attacks, and since he has been there for a while, he has all the powers of those still left, plus those of Thor and Iron Man. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 45. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #38
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 38

    Cover by John Buscema. "The Agony and The Anthill. Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Vince Colletta. The Wasp has a new chauffeur named Charles, but he is really the villain formerly know as the Human Top. With a new costume, and a new name, Whirlwind, he attacks Goliath and the Wasp. Shrinking them, he traps them in an anthill without their cybernetic helmets. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 46. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #39
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 39

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane. Cover inks by Bob Wiacek. "Magneto Walks the Earth." Part 1 of 4. Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska. Hercules travels back to Olympus to find it deserted. Dane Whitman and his traitorous assistant Norris accidentally summon Magneto and the Toad back to Earth from space. Magneto sends a phony message to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch that draws them into a trap. Story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 47. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #40
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 40

    "The Black Night Lives Again." Part 2 of 4. Story by Roy Thomas. Art and cover by George Tuska. Quicksilver escapes from Magneto long enough to alert the Avengers. Dane Whitman decides to make up for his uncles villainous career by becoming the new Black Knight, but when he meets the Avengers, they attack him, assuming he is carrying on the Knights villainous legacy. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 48. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #41
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 41

    "Mine Is The Power." Part 3 of 4. Story by Roy Thomas. Art and cover by John Buscema. In Asgard, the gods have vanished, but Hercules is confronted by Typhon. Back in Midgard, Magneto leads Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to the UN where he demands a separate nation for mutants. Hawkeye, Goliath and the Wasp arrive to battle them. In the course of the battle, tragedy strikes as the Scarlet Witch is wounded by a bullet. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 49. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #42
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 42

    "To Tame a Titan." Part 4 of 4. Story by Roy Thomas. Cover and art by John Buscema. Hercules wander the unknown world and finds the other Olympians. Zeus send Hercules back to the real world to defeat Typhon. As Typhon wrecks havoc on Earth, the Avengers arrive but seem on the verge of defeat when Hercules arrives to gain his revenge. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 50. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #43
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 43

    Cover pencils by John Buscema. Cover inks by Joe Sinnott. "In the Clutches of The Collector!" Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska. Goliath tries again to stabilize his size-changing powers using electricity. Shortly after, Thor, under the spell of the Collector kidnaps Goliath, Hawkeye and the Wasp. The Collector wishes to help Goliath recover his powers so that his collection of Avengers will be complete. Further to this aim, he send Thor off to collect Iron Man. Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 51. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #44
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 44

    Cover by John Buscema. Background figures added by Dave Cockrum for this reprint. "Death Calls For the Arch-Heroes." Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Vince Colletta. The Black Panther travels to the Avengers HQ only to find them seemingly dead. Caught beside the bodies by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell, he shows the Avengers were put in a special type of coma by the Grim Reaper. The Reaper wants revenge for the death of his brother Wonder Man. Can the Panther defeat the Reaper and save the Avengers? Cover and story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 52. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #45
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 45

    Cover pencils by John Buscema. Cover inks by George Tuska. "When Mutants Clash." Part 1 of 2. Story by Gary Freidrich. Layouts by Don Heck. Pencils by Werner Roth. Inks by John Tartaglione. Pages two through four are Story by Jim Salicrup. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. These pages were added to give back story to the X-Mens participation in the story. This issue was reprinted because it was integral to the understanding of the Avengers plot in the next issue. Cyclops breaks free from the trap Magneto has left him in and sets off to find the villain. Before confronting Magneto however, he must battle Quicksilver. Cover and story reprinted from the lead story in (Uncanny X-Men 1963 1st series) number 45. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #46
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 46

    Reprints Avengers 53. Avengers/X-Men Crossover. The original X-Men vs. the Avengers! "In Battle Joined!" Script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and the Black Panther. Magneto, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch appearances. Letter to the editor from comics writer Tony Isabella. Buscema/Tuska cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #47
    Marvel Triple Action (1972) 47

    Cover by Steve Ditko. "And Deliver Us From – The Masters of Evil." Part 1 of2. Part two of the story is reprinted in Marvel Super Action (1977) number 14. Story by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Tuska . Jarvis betrays the Avengers to the new Masters of Evil. The Avengers are attacked and captured with the leader of the Masters, The Crimson Cowl revealed as a robot. Even worse, the real Crimson Cowl turns out to be Edwin Jarvis himself! Story reprinted from (Avengers 1963 1st series) number 54. Full color. 32 pages. NOTE: Two pages omitted from original story to fit shorter page count comic size. Cover price $0.30.