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Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition comic books

  • Issue #1UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 1UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Coming of the Avengers!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor join forces to defeat Loki. Roster for this first landmark issue: Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, and Ant Man. The Fantastic Four and Rick Jones also appear. 36 pgs.

  • Issue #2UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; The Space Phantom comes to Earth to defeat the Avengers; If he can, then nothing can stop his race from invading Earth. Roster includes Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, and the Hulk, who leaves the team at the end of the issue. Rick Jones appearance. First appearance of the Avengers Mansion. 36 pgs. $0.12.

  • Issue #3UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; After he left them, the Avengers feel responsible for the damages that the Hulk may cause; They start a search for him and find him. When they start to battle, the Sub-Mariner joins the Hulk. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man. Guest appearances by the Hulk, Rick Jones, the Sub-Mariner, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the original X-Men, Odin, and miscellaneous Asgardians. 36 pgs. $0.12.

  • Issue #4UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 4UK
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • U.K. Edition.
    • Label #1292874013
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    • Paper: Off white
    • U.K. Edition.
    • Label #1292353003

    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. Captain America Joins... The Avengers!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos; Namor attacks a group of eskimos and throws their idol into the sea. When the ice melts, the figure trapped within turns out to be Captain America, in suspended animation since the end of World War II; The Avengers rescue Cap and return to New York. An alien figure turns our heroes to stone. When Cap and Rick Jones track him down, the alien agrees to restore the Avengers if they agree to help him recover his broken space ship in return; When doing so, the Avengers are attacked by Namor. Roster includes: Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, Iron Man and Captain America. Rick Jones and Sub-Mariner appearances. First modern appearances of Captain America and Bucky. First appearance (shadowed cameo of face) of the first Baron Zemo. 36 pgs. $0.12.

  • Issue #5UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 5UK
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    • 2-1/2" spine tear from bottom of comic, staples added (not manufacturing).

    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Invasion of the Lava Men!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; The Avengers return to their mansion to inspect the damage caused by the battle with the Hulk; Days later, a mysterious high-pitched sound destroys a computer in one of Tony Stark's factories in Long Island and Iron Man is informed; Meanwhile, Giant-Man and the Wasp are conducting experiments inside of a large anthill; They are also affected by the noise and manage to escape before the anthill collapses; In his medical office, Don Blake reads about the effects of the noise in the newspaper; Thor meets up with Captain America and Rick Jones, who are training, and they witness another shockwave; The six heroes investigate the source of this new unknown threat; Meanwhile, in an army base in the west of the country, a strange rock breaks the surface of the earth, and soldiers investigate. Roster includes: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, and Giant-Man. Appearance by the Hulk. First letters page; letter to the editor from comics artist Alan Weiss. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #6UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. First full appearance of Baron Zemo, and first appearance of the second Black Knight in "Masters of Evil!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; Baron Zemo, the man behind the cause of Bucky's death discovers that Captain America is still alive; Collecting together the Black Knight, Radioactive Man and the Melter, the Masters of Evil are formed; While the Masters of Evil spray the city with 'Adhesive X', a powerful glue for which there is no solvent, the Avengers attack; Captain America and Giant-Man get trapped by the adhesive and the Avengers withdraw to try and find a solution for it; Wasp remembers that a criminal behind bars called Paste-Pot Pete might be able to help; After receiving the solution they free Captain America and Giant-Man, and attack the Masters again. Special bonus: The letter column in this issue leads off with a letter from Buddy Saunders, the owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. Oh, for the halcyon days of our callow youth! In the letter Buddy tells Stan and Jack that Avengers #4, with the return of Captain America, was one heck of a great issue. Time has certainly proven him right! 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #7UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 7UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. Rick Jones dons Bucky's costume in "Their Darkest Hour!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; In Asgard, the Enchantress and the Executioner are banished to Earth by Odin; There they find Zemo (who had managed to escape the authorities) and they team up with him to stop Captain America; The Enchantress' motive is to get Thor by her side; She successfully lures Thor and hypnotizes him to fight for them; Meanwhile Captain America travels to the Amazon jungle to capture Zemo; Captain America then wins against Zemo's forces and Zemo tries to escape; Captain America grabs onto to the escape ship, however; The other Avengers fight Thor and, thanks to Iron Man, bring him back to his senses; Zemo's ship flies to the Avengers battle to rescue the Executioner and the Enchantress. Roster includes Thor, Iron Man, Giant-Man, Wasp, and Captain America. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #8UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 8UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Kang, The Conqueror!, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta cover; Kang appears and demands to be made ruler of the Earth; The Avengers attempt to stop him, but it comes down to Wasp and the Teen Brigade to slow Kang long enough for the rest of the Avengers to free themselves and put an end to Kang's threat. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man, and Rick Jones. First appearance of Kang. 36 pgs. $0.12.

  • Issue #19UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Don Heck (insets), inks by Frank Giacoia. First appearance of the Swordsman and the origin of Hawkeye in "The Coming of... the Swordsman!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; The Swordsman infiltrates the Avenger's base and Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver attack him; He then admits he was testing them and wants to apply for membership; Captain America intervenes with information saying he is a wanted man and the Swordsman escapes; Hawkeye explains that the Swordsman used to be his tutor when he was in the circus; Meanwhile, in Nick Fury's office in Washington D.C HYDRA agents find a letter from Captain America; They later discard it as trash; It explained how Captain America wanted to work for S.H.I.E.L.D.; A mobster finds it and gives it to the Swordsman; A trap is laid for Captain America; He then leaves to meet with "Nick Fury"; Hawkeye finds out about the plan and gathers the other Avengers to help him; Captain America battles the Swordsman and gets captured before the others can arrive to help. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Letter to the editor from Cary Burkett. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #20UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 20UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood. "Vengeance Is Ours!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Wally Wood; After jumping over the edge last issue, the Avengers have very little time to rescue Captain America, but with quick thinking they manage it; The Swordsman is outraged and attacks them. During the battle he starts to vanish mysteriously; He awakens in the lair of the Mandarin; The Mandarin allies himself with the Swordsman, giving him a more powerful sword; He then creates an image of Iron Man which he sends to the Avengers, vouching for the Swordsman's membership; Once in the Avengers HQ he plants bombs to destroy them; He later has a change of heart and tries to remove the bombs, but is caught by Captain America, who believes he is attaching them. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Cameo by Iron Man. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #14. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #21UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 21UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. 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! Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Villains: the first Power Man (Erik Josten) and the Enchantress. Guest appearance by Tony Stark (Iron Man). Flashback cameos by the first Baron Zemo, the Executioner, and Wonder Man. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Friedrich. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #15. NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as Power Man (aka the Smuggler aka Goliath, aka Atlas of the Thunderbolts). 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #22UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood (vignettes by Don Heck and Dick Ayers/Frank Giacoia). "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. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America (leaves Avengers at end of story), Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch. Villains: the first Power Man (Erik Josten), the Enchantress, the Ringmaster, Princess Python, the Clown, Cannonball, Luigi Gambonno, Ernesto Gambonno, and Bruto the Strongman. Cameos by the Mad Thinker's "awesome" Android, Iron Man, Thor, and Giant Man. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #16. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #23UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 23UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. 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! Avengers Roll Call: Captain America (returns to Avengers this issue), Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Villain: Kang. Guest appearances by Princess Ravonna (first appearance) and Carelius (first appearance). Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #17. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #24UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 24UK

    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "From the Ashes of Defeat - !", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Kang's troops advance on the city as Kang escapes; Although hopeless, the Avengers decide to put up a fight against the never-ending army; Quicksilver is put out of action by a stray blast while trying to help a mother and child; The rest of the Avengers battle on but are eventually overwhelmed and captured; Although Kang's law states that monarchs conquered are to be executed, Kang wants to marry Ravonna; Meanwhile, Quicksilver is nursed back to health by the mother he saved; The rest of the generals led by Baltag rebel against Kang and try to assassinate him; Kang is then forced to team up with Captain America, Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch to save Ravonna and liberate her civilization. Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearance by Princess Ravonna and Carelius. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #18. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #25UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 25UK

    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "Enter... Dr. Doom!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver recieve a letter from their Aunt in Latveria and decide to visit her; When they arrive they are jailed and discover it is a trap set up by Doctor Doom, who decides defeating the Avengers will instill fear in to the Fantastic Four,making them easy to defeat; The Fantastic Four attempt to assist the Avengers, but are not allowed, as interference could spark an international incident; Nevertheless, the Avengers escape and fight Doom to a standstill, where he causes a diversion and escapes. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearance by the Fantastic Four. Letter to the editor from writer Steve Utley. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #19. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #26UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "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; En route, 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. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Appearances by the Wasp, Henry Pym, and the Sub-Mariner. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #20. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #27UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 27UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Don Heck. "Four Against the Floodtide," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frankie Ray); Hawkeye remembers how to work the message machine but is attacked by the Beetle before he gets a chance; He defeats the Beetle, reads the message and, sets off to help; Hawkeye finds a beaten Quicksilver and together they help defeat Attuma; Captain America sabotages Attuma's controls, and the base collides with his wave machine, destroying it; They return to find the Beetle missing and an important message on the computer involving the Wasp. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Chet Huntley and David Brinkley cameos. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #21. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #28UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. Giant-Man becomes Goliath and, along with the Wasp, rejoins the Avengers in "Among Us Walks... a Goliath!", script by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck; Henry Pym calls the Avengers, saying the Wasp is missing, and that he is Giant-Man; The Wasp has been captured by the Collector and the Beetle; Giant-Man renames himself Goliath; They enter the Collector's lair and get separated and captured; Goliath escapes and frees the other Avengers; They rescue the Wasp and force the Collector to escape with the Beetle using a time machine; However, when Goliath tries to shrink down to his normal size he collapses and faints at 10 feet tall; First appearance of The Collector. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #22. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #29UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "This Power Unleashed!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Avengers find themselves unable to revive the fallen Goliath; A doctor informs them that he will recover but must never attempt to shrink any further than his present 10-foot size; Goliath storms out in anger; Black Widow is captured by Russians, brainwashed and sent to destroy the Avengers; She enlists the help of the Swordsman and Power Man; The Avengers are all captured with the exception of Goliath and the Wasp; They free the captive Avengers, and after a brief battle, the Black Widow, the Swordsman and Power Man all escape. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Friedrich. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 23. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #30UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 30UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Frenzy in a Far-Off Land," script 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 also sets off to South America to try and find a cure, hearing his old college professor Dr. Anton is there; Black Widow is ordered to destroy the Avengers again with the help of the Swordsman and Power Man; The Avengers find the Black Widow and co. but Hawkeye wants to go alone, as it is personal to him; Meanwhile, Goliath lands in South America and finds Dr. Anton has been captured by the Keeper of the Flame; He tries to save him, but is overwhelmed then brought to safety by Prince Rey, who leads a rebel force against the Keeper; Hawkeye defeats the Swordsman but is trapped by Power Man; The Black Widow saves him, finding herself unable to harm Hawkeye as she loves him; Captain America and the Wasp leave to help Goliath. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and, briefly, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.

  • Issue #31UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover by Don Heck. "Never Bug a Giant!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia; Captain America, The Wasp and Hawkeye leave for South America to help Goliath; Meanwhile, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch realise how badly they like being Avengers and hope their powers return soon; Goliath and Prince Rey escape to Prince Rey's rebel hideout; He explains how the Keeper controls a powerful cobalt flame, capable of destroying the world; Goliath realizes Prince Rey only wants the flame for his own desires and leaves him; Goliath attacks the Keeper and gets captured; The other Avengers attack and also get captured with the exception of the Wasp; Prince Rey's forces attack the Keeper's, while at the same time, the Wasp frees all the Avengers; Hawkeye smothers the flame with explosive arrows, destroying it. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and, briefly, Quicksilver,and the Scarlet Witch. Reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action #1. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #32UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 32UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover by Don Heck. "The Sign of the Serpent!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck; Captain America encourages Goliath to keep looking for a solution to his height-switching ability and finds a new assistant, Bill Foster; The Sons of the Serpent attack foreign people, including General Chen, the dictator of a communist country while he visits the UN; The Black Widow provides information to Hawkeye to prove herself to him. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch discover they will regain their full powers; Bill Foster, being African-American, gets attacked by the Sons of the Serpent; Captain America goes to Nick Fury for more information about them; The Avengers vow to defeat the Sons of the Serpent, but Captain America is kidnapped. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and, briefly, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Nick Fury guest appearances. Reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action #2. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #35UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 35UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover by Don Heck. "The Light That Failed!", script by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, art by Don Heck; Goliath arrives to save Hawkeye and Captain America from the Living Laser's trap. The Living Laser creates a huge powerful laser cannon and decides to save Costa Verde from dictatorship for fame and money; The Avengers attack the Living Laser but they are defeated by the Laser's huge cannon and captured; Goliath escapes by dangerously willing himself to shrink even though it is unsafe, and sabotages the Laser's cannon; It explodes and defeats the Laser. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, and the Wasp. Black Widow appearance. Letter to the editor from comics artist Dave Cockrum. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #27. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #36UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 36UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover by Don Heck. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch return in "The Ultroids Attack!", script by Roy Thomas, art by Don Heck; The Scarlet Witch returns, and she explains that Quicksilver has been kidnapped by a UFO; Hawkeye tries to apply Black Widow for membership, but Goliath refuses; The Avengers fly to the Balkans, accompanied by the Black Widow; There they discover a huge computer, named Ixar, draining information from the village's Burgomeister; Ixar's plan is to extract the powers from the Avengers and use it to make special Ultroids; They also discover Scarlet Witch to be a fake Ultroid called Ultrana; Ultrana and the Ultroids attack the Avengers, capturing them; As the Black Widow is not an Avenger, she is sent to be destroyed. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, and the Wasp. Black Widow appearance. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #28. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #37UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 37UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover by Gil Kane. "To Conquer a Colossus!", script 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 destroyed; The spaceship takes off; Goliath changes shape and escapes, setting free the rest of the Avengers; They fight to a stalemate, as if they go any further, Ixar will kill the burgomeister of the village; Ixar then absorbs the power of all the Ultroids, giving him a huge body; The Avengers attack but are all defeated except for Hawkeye and the Black Widow, who believe the life of Ixar is related to the life of the burgomeister, and so threaten to kill him; Ixar speculates that Hawkeye can't as he is bound by Avengers code to never take a life; Black Widow reminds Ixar that she is not an Avenger, and he is forced to release all the Avengers. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #38UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 38UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover by Gil Kane (Vignettes retouched, possibly by John Romita Sr). Hercules unofficially joins the Avengers in "In Our Midst... An Immortal!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Hercules is overcome by a love potion made by the Enchantress, accompanied by Ares; Under her control, he attacks the Avengers; With the Avengers help, he is brought back to his senses, but because he left Olympus, he is exiled on Earth by Zeus. The Avengers decide to house him for the duration in an act of friendship; Also, the Black Widow is captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. while going at attend an Avengers meeting and asked to act as a double-agent behind the Iron Curtain. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Appearances by the Black Widow, the Enchantress, Nick Fury, the first Power Man, and the Swordsman. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #39UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 39UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos. Hercules and the Black Widow guest star in "The Torment... and the Triumph!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); The newspapers write how Black Widow stole secret plans and escaped to Russia with them; Hawkeye is upset and walks into a trap, set by the Mad Thinker; Hawkeye is attacked and captured by Hammerhead, one of his "Triumvirate of Terror"; Goliath and the Wasp go to help but are captured by Piledriver, another member; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are captured by Thunderbolt, the last member; The Mad Thinker then carries out his plans to steal all of Tony Stark's inventions. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #40UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos. "Suddenly... the Sub-Mariner!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Don Heck, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); The Scarlet Witch collapses after the battle in the previous issue; Black Widow steals an experimental jet from General Ross; Meanwhile, the Sub-Mariner attacks a submarine destroying underwater wildlife, then decides to attack the base it came from; The Avengers receive a call from Captain America, warning that a dangerous item called the "Cosmic Cube" has been spotted near the base and the Avengers should secure it; Quicksilver stays with the weak Scarlet Witch and the Avengers arrive at the base and battle with Sub-Mariner, where Hercules unwittingly mentions the cube to him; The Sub-Mariner flees, returns with the cube and the battle starts again. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Captain America appearance. Letter to the editor from writer Steve Utley. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #41UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 41UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos. The Black Widow and Hercules guest appear in "Let Sleeping Dragons Lie!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Hank Pym has gained possession of the android Dragon Man, who was rendered inert since his last fight with the Fantastic Four; As soon as Pym gets the android in his lab, however, Diablo appears, reactivating the android; Dragon Man conquers the Avengers and takes Goliath and the Wasp captive; Mr. Fantastic and the Human Torch (of the Fantastic Four) cameos. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #42UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos. Captain America returns to the Avengers in "The Plan and the Power!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Quicksilver contacts the Fantastic Four for info on Diablo, and Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, Hercules and himself go to find him; Meanwhile, Goliath awakes and tries to attack Diablo, but the Wasp is held prisoner so he backs down. Diablo plans to generate an army of Dragon Men; The Avengers arrive and Hercules saves the Wasp while the rest battle Diablo; The Dragon Man is thrown into a pit of lava and Captain America arrives to battle Diablo; He is quickly defeated and is sent to prison; Meanwhile, Black Widow survives the Psychotron, and is put to sleep. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearances by Hercules, the Black Widow, and Mr. Fantastic and the Thing (of the Fantastic Four). Letter to the editor from Carlos Pacheco (the comics artist?). 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #43UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos. First appearance of the Red Guardian in "Color Him... the Red Guardian!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Quicksilver shows everyone his new ability to fly and Captain America has to prove himself to Hercules before he will take orders from him; Hawkeye gets information about the Black Widow's whereabouts, and Hercules and himself travel to rescue her; Meanwhile behind the bamboo curtain Colonel Ling shows a general his newest asset: The Red Guardian; He is to be the equal of Captain America in every way but is to stand for communism. Hercules and Hawkeye attack the complex, but Hercules is lured into the Psychotron and Hawkeye captured by the Red Guardian; Red Guardian is revealed to be the Black Widow's husband who she thought was dead; The Avengers leave to rescue Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hercules. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Guest appearances by Hercules and the Black Widow. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #44UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta. "The Valiant Also Die!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; The Black Widow passes a lie-detector test and is set free. Meanwhile, the other Avengers attack the base; They gradually make headway, and Captain America is trapped and made to fight one-on-one with the Red Guardian; Hawkeye manages to escape and joins in the fighting; Captain America loses his shield but gains the upper hand, and Colonel Ling electrocutes him; The Red Guardian is unhappy that Captain America was defeated so dishonorably; Black Widow tries to disable the Psychotron, but is shot at by the Colonel; The Red Guardian leaps in the way and takes the shot and the Black Widow completes her task; She is then shot just as Hawkeye runs in and catches her; With the Psychotron disabled Hercules is free again and breaks out the base, with Hawkeye and Captain America following. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #45UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 10d cover price. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta. Thor, Iron Man, Hercules, and the Black Widow appear in "Blitzkrieg in Central Park!", script 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 waits in the crowd; Hercules is asked to be an Avenger and he accepts; Thor and Iron Man leave after a while and Captain America arrives and the Super-Adaptoid shows himself and attacks; After a long battle, the Adaptoid is beaten when it tries to use all its different powers at once, effectively short-circuiting it. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #63UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 63UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "And in This Corner...Goliath!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by George Klein. Cover by Gene Colan and George Klein. Clint Barton takes center stage as he changes identities after receiving a distress call from the Black Widow! Exit Hawkeye...and enter Goliath! A new super-villain triumvirate has taken the widow prisoner and crafted a plan to conquer the United States! With his fellow avengers away on a phony mission, Clint storms into Coney Island to rescue Natasha all by himself! But the Mad Thinker's massive android stands in his way! Will the new Goliath be cut down to size on his very first adventure? Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye/Goliath, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Elements of the plot continue from Captain Marvel (1st series) 12 and continue in Sub-Mariner (1st series) 14. Egghead previously appeared in Tales to Astonish 61. The Puppet Master and Mad Thinker appear next in Sub-Mariner 14.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #64UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 64UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Like a Death Ray from the Sky!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by George Klein. Cover by Gene Colan and George Klein. Earth's Mightiest Heroes zoom into outer space in search of Egghead's deadly space station! The evil megalomaniac is threatening to obliterate more cities in America, if the federal government doesn't give in to his demands! But before the Avengers can destroy Egghead's orbiting laser, they have to locate it first! And strangely enough the critical coordinates come from a local mobster with a past connection to the new Goliath! So now the heroes have a ray of hope...in stopping the ray of death! And as shown on the celestial cover, it's a battle among the stars for the Mighty Avengers! First appearance of Barney Barton. Cameo appearance by the Black Widow. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. 32 pages.

  • Issue #65UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 65UK

    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Mightier than the Sword?" Part 3 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Gene Colan. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Gene Colan and Sam Grainger (with alterations by John Romita and Frank Giacoia). After the tragic death of his brother last issue, Clint Barton vows revenge against Egghead! And auspiciously for the new Goliath, his first opportunity comes very soon! Upon returning to Earth, Egghead dispatches the Swordsman to Avengers Mansion to capture his old foe Henry Pym! But neither super-villain knows that Hank has recently changed his identity to Yellowjacket! Amid the confusing battle, the Swordsman grabs Clint instead and takes him back to Egghead! And for the vengeance-seeking avenger... that's right where he wants to be...for payback! Partial origin of Hawkeye (aka Clint Barton). Flashback cameos by Barney Barton and the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: The Swordsman previously appeared in Captain America 105. Egghead returns in Marvel Feature (1st series) 5. This three-part story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 24-26.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #66UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Betrayal!" Part 1 of 3. First appearance and use of adamantium. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith. Inks by Syd Shores. Cover by John Buscema and Sam Grainger. Onboard the SHIELD Helicarrier, Earth's Mightiest Heroes test a new metal alloy called adamantium! The metal is so strong that even Thor's hammer cannot fracture it! Wow, what would happen if this awesome alloy fell into the wrong hands? Regrettably the Avengers don't have to wait long for the answer as the Vision steals the adamantium and then ambushes his fellow avengers inside the mansion! What a shocking development! Could things get any worse? Perhaps only if the Vision's robotic creator were to suddenly appear! An excellent issue! Cameo appearance by Ultron-6. Avengers Lineup: Goliath, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Ultron previously appeared (as Ultron-5) in Avengers 57. This is the first of the five issues that Barry Windsor-Smith drew for the Avengers title (1st series): issues 66, 67, 98, 99, and 100. The letters page includes a letter from writer James Van Hise. This story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 27.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #67UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 67UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Sam Grainger. Ultron-6 attacks in "We Stand at Armageddon," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Barry W Smith, inks by George Klein; Continuing from last issue, Ultron-6 has just been resurrected by the Vision inside Avengers Mansion, the resulting attack causes an explosion; Even with the combined efforts of Thor, Iron Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, Black Panther, the Wasp and Vision (who is now free from Ultron's influence), the robot manages to defeat Earth's mightiest heroes and makes a quick escape, to plot the total destruction of mankind; Seeking to make up for betraying the Avengers, the Vision follows Ultron back to his base to learn the robots plot: It's attempting to destroy New York City in a giant nuclear explosion; Soon, the Vision is joined by the Avengers who take the sidelines while the Vision battles his creator. Avengers roll call: Goliath, Yellowjacket, the Wasp, and the Vision. 36 pgs., full color.

  • Issue #68UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 68UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "And We Battle for the Earth!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. Inside Ultron's underground fortress, the Avengers halt the adamantium robot's plan to turn New York into a nuclear wasteland! Unfortunately though the metal despot escapes and remains a deadly threat! So Yellowjacket and Dr. Myron MacLain set a trap for Ultron-6 at the United Nations Headquarters! But the powerful robot storms into the U.N. as a full-bodied robot! Uh-oh, Earth's Mightiest Heroes were not expecting that! Can Thor and Goliath keep the awesome Ultron at bay while Hank's plan takes time to develop? The world is holding its breath! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Thor, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket. (Notes: Ultron returns (as Ultron-7) in Avengers 127 and Fantastic Four 150. This story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 29.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #69UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Let the Game Begin!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. After the events of Iron Man 18, Earth's Mightiest Heroes rush to the hospital to check on the condition of their benefactor, Tony Stark! While waiting in Tony's room, the Wasp notices a small doll lying on the floor. But it's not a small doll; it's a small man…the Growing Man! And in a matter of minutes the alien stimuloid surges to thirty-feet tall and grabs Tony! The Avengers begin pursuing the Growing Man, but are suddenly halted and whisked away to another place and time! Wow, who could have done that? Who else…but the Master of Time! Kang the Conqueror has transported the Avengers to the 41st century to fight as his pawns in the game of the galaxies! And the game starts next issue vs. the Squadron Sinister! First appearances of the Grandmaster, Kyle Richmond (cameo), and the Squadron Sinister (cameo). Additional cameo appearances by Ravonna, Doctor Spectrum, Hyperion, Nighthawk (aka Kyle Richmond), and the Whizzer. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: This is the first appearance of Kyle Richmond who would eventually become a long-time member of the Defenders. The Whizzer is a new villain not to be confused with the golden age Whizzer (aka Bob Frank). Kang and the Growing Man previously appeared in Thor 140. The Avengers last fought Kang in Avengers 23 & 24. )

  • Issue #70UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "When Strikes the Squadron Sinister!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. The galactic game between Kang and the Grandmaster begins! And the opening round pits Earth's Mightiest Heroes vs. the Squadron Sinister! Captain America vs. Nighthawk on Liberty Island! Iron Man vs. Doctor Spectrum at the Taj Mahal! Thor vs. Hyperion in Egypt! And Goliath vs. the Whizzer in London! The Avengers need four victories to win the first round for Kang! The Conqueror's team appears on track for a worldwide sweep until the Black Knight unwittingly interferes with Goliath's duel at the Big Ben Clock Tower! The Grandmaster is furious about the knight's interference! Have Dane Whitman's good intentions accidentally doomed the Earth to destruction? First full appearance of the Squadron Sinister (and Kyle Richmond aka Nighthawk). Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Black Knight, Captain America, Goliath, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Squadron Sinister returns in Defenders 13. Shell-Head and Dr. Spectrum battle again in Iron Man 63. Nighthawk appears next in Daredevil 62.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #71UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Endgame!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring the Invaders (first appearance). Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Buscema and Grainger. The Avengers battle the Invaders in 1941 occupied France! Cameo appearances by Ravonna and the original 6th century Black Knight (aka Sir Percy). Notes: The plot of Avengers 71 overlaps with Invaders Annual 1 published eight years later in 1977. The last page is a pin-up featuring the Avengers. Kang returns in Incredible Hulk 135. This is the second appearance of the original Human Torch in Silver Age/Bronze Age continuity. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 32 and Giant Size (2008) Avengers Invaders. 32 pages.

  • Issue #72UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 72UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Did You Hear the One About Scorpio?" Guest-starring Captain Marvel and Nick Fury. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger. Captain America calls a late night meeting at Avengers Mansion! Three New York City officials have been kidnapped in recent days by Scorpio! And the disappearances are connected somehow to SHIELD and Nick Fury! Rick Jones tries to provide some answers at the meeting, but in stunning fashion Scorpio cuts down Rick and the Avengers with one powerful blast from the zodiac key! After the quintet of avengers are taken to Scorpio's hideaway, they come face-to-face with the twelve houses of the Zodiac! And shortly thereafter the no-holds-barred battle begins! The Avengers vs. the Zodiac! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes defeat the celestial super-villains? Perhaps the stars will be aligned for victory! First appearances of the Zodiac, Libra, and Taurus (aka Cornelius Van Lunt). Cameo appearance by Dum Dum Dugan. Flashback cameo by Jake Fury. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Goliath, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: Elements of the story from Nick Fury Agent of Shield 15 continue in this issue. The Avengers battle the Zodiac again in Avengers 120. The letters page includes a letter from comics artist Keith Pollard.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #73UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Sting of the Serpent" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Frank Giacoia. Inks by Sam Grainger. Cover by Marie Severin and Sam Grainger. The Sons of the Serpent prowl New York City once again! And the venomous hate group has a new target! An up-and-coming singer named Monica Lynne! But fortunately for the talented vocalist, she has a guardian angel or perhaps better yet…a guardian panther! The Black Panther successfully stops the serpents' abduction attempt of Monica! However, the next day when T'Challa hunts the serpents on his own, he falls prey to the radical supremacist group! The Sons of the Serpent have the panther! Will the Avengers be next? First appearance of Monica Lynne. Flashback cameos by Bill Foster and Captain America to recap the serpents' previous encounter with Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers 32 & 33. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Vision, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. (Notes: This issue features a classic Marie Severin cover. Her most well-known Avengers cover and one of the very few she penciled for the Avengers series.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #74UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 74UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Pursue the Panther!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. With T'Challa as their prisoner, the Sons of the Serpent launch an all-out media blitz to divide America along racial lines! And the highlight of the serpents' sinister plan is to unmask the Black Panther on national TV! However, the Avengers are frantically searching the city and finally discover their missing teammate's location! With the bright lights shining and the TV cameras rolling, can Earth's Mightiest Heroes squash the serpents and restore harmony in the United States? In the Avengers we trust! (Notes: This issue is Tom Palmer's first work on the Avengers series; and also the first of many Buscema (pencils) and Palmer (inks) pairings on the title. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 411,541; average paid circulation 239,986.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #75UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 75UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Warlord and the Witch!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Finally! Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are back! Where have they been since (escaping from Magneto in) Avengers 53? The twin mutants along with the Toad had been traveling through Europe looking for a way to restore Wanda's hex power! But unfortunately Pietro's arrival at Avengers Mansion all by himself signals that something has gone terribly wrong! Days earlier while reading from an ancient tome, Wanda accidentally opened a portal to another dimension…and Arkon the Magnificent came crashing through! In a matter of seconds, Arkon grabbed the Scarlet Witch and took her back to his kingdom on Polemachus! So now fast-forwarding to the present, the Avengers must find Arkon, rescue Wanda, and, oh, prevent the nuclear destruction of the Earth! First appearance of Arkon (in a flashback). Cameo appearances by Bill Foster, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. (Notes: Pietro and Wanda previously appeared in Uncanny X-Men 59 & 60. Quicksilver's light blue costume debuts in this issue.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #76UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 76UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Blaze of Battle…the Flames of Love!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Inside Avengers Mansion, T'Challa and Cap work feverishly to bridge the gap between Earth and Polemachus…the trans-dimensional world where Arkon has taken the Scarlet Witch and several of the world's greatest atomic scientists! The light-generating energy rings of Polemachus have burned out! And the only way to reignite them is via a nuclear explosion in New York City! Wanda tries to reason with Arkon, but runs out of time once the Avengers attack! With an urgent fury, the Prince of Asgard and Iron Man cut into the Imperion's best guardsmen! But Arkon slips away with Wanda and teleports back to Earth! Pietro, Goliath, the Vision and the panther soon follow in kind! And (as shown on the dramatic cover) on top of the Empire State Building, Earth's Mightiest Heroes battle Arkon the Magnificent…for the life of the world! A terrific issue! Cameo appearances by the Black Widow and Toad. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Avengers appear next in Incredible Hulk 128 for a showdown with the Green Goliath. Arkon returns in Avengers 84. This issue features the first meeting between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch. The letters page includes letters from comics artist Alan Kupperberg and comics historian Peter Sanderson respectively. This two-part story was reprinted in Marvel Super Action 36 & 37.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #77UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Heroes for Hire!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to work! And unfortunately for the highest bidder Cornelius Van Lunt! Due to Stark Industries' financial woes caused by a hostile takeover attempt (by the aforementioned Mr. Van Lunt), the Avengers must come up with the back rent long overdue on their Fifth Avenue Mansion! So now it's time to punch the clock! But after completing their first paid assignment; Pietro and T'Challa sense that something isn't quite right about their working arrangement with Mr. Van Lunt! Are Earth's Mightiest Heroes going to walk off the job? Not until they put the Split-Second Squad out of business! First appearance of the Split-Second Squad. Cameo appearance by Johnny Carson. Flashback cameo by Tony Stark. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. 32 pages.

  • Issue #78UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 78UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Man-Ape Always Strikes Twice!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. On a quiet evening atop Avengers Mansion, the Man-Ape ambushes the star-spangled avenger! But thankfully Cap's teammates quickly join the fight and drive off the African super-villain! Why did the Man-Ape strike out at the Avengers all alone? Seems like a tall order for a low-level lackey! Later on after abducting Monica Lynne, the Man-Ape picks a fight with another avenger, the Black Panther! The Prince of Wakanda bravely battles his larger adversary, but does not prevail. However at the end of the struggle, T'Challa learns who is masterminding the Man-Ape's operation…the Grim Reaper! And the scythe-wielding scoundrel will be gunning for the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes next issue! Cameo and first appearance of the Lethal Legion. Second appearance of the Grim Reaper. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. (Notes: The Grim Reaper previously appeared in Avengers 52. The reaper dons his traditional purple and black costume for the first time in this issue.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #79UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 79UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Lo! The Lethal Legion!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema. The Grim Reaper is back with a new scheme to destroy the Avengers! And this time Eric Williams has brought along some super-powered helpers: the Swordsman, Living Laser, Power Man, and the Man-Ape! Truly a Lethal Legion! But Earth's Mightiest Heroes have responded by summoning the golden avenger and the thunder god to their ranks! After the Black Panther momentarily escapes and warns his teammates about the reaper's plan, the colossal clash begins! The Mighty Avengers vs. the Lethal Legion in the heart of Avengers Mansion! While the battle rages the Grim Reaper's gang appears to seize the upper hand, but looks can be deceiving! As the Vision will prove! Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: The Grim Reaper returns in Avengers 102. The Swordsman appears next in Avengers 100. The Grim Reaper discovers the connection between Wonder Man (aka Simon Williams) and the Vision in this issue. This story was reprinted in 1993 in the trade paperback: The Greatest Battles of the Avengers.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #80UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 80UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Coming of Red Wolf!" Part 1 of 3. First appearance of Red Wolf. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. During an evening walk through Manhattan, the Vision encounters a man and a wolf! But this isn't just any human and canine duo, it's the newest Marvel superhero Red Wolf, and his faithful partner Lobo! After a brief skirmish, the synthezoid avenger takes Red Wolf to Avengers Mansion to learn why the native American warrior has traveled so far from home. And regrettably the reason is a name Earth's Mightiest Heroes know very well: Cornelius Van Lunt! The ruthless businessman is using extortion to take land from Red Wolf's tribe! So the Avengers will be departing for big sky country very soon, right? Not so fast! Because the golden avenger has identified an urgent threat in the city: the resurgent Zodiac! Will the Avengers divide and conquer both menaces? Origin of Red Wolf. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes a full-page reply by Roy Thomas to a controversial fan letter (printed in Avengers 79) about the story in Avengers 73 & 74.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #81UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 81UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "When Dies A Legend!" Part 2 of 3. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. The Avengers are splitting up, but not permanently! Just long enough to take care of a double threat! While half the team searches for the Zodiac in New York City; the Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Goliath fly west to the Great Plains to help Red Wolf stop Cornelius Van Lunt's violent land grab! However, a mid-air ambush in the Montana sky quickly derails the Avengers' mission! After the Vision saves Wanda (as foreshadowed on the cover), Van Lunt captures both of them and forces the Vision to fight Goliath! The devious Cornelius has everything going his way until Red Wolf and his fellow tribesmen set dynamite to Van Lunt's precious concrete dam! Can the Indian legend from decades ago reclaim his sacred homeland? And lead the Avengers to victory? Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Cornelius Van Lunt returns in Avengers 120. Red Wolf appears next in Red Wolf 7.) 32 pages.

  • Issue #82UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 82UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Hostage!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Daredevil. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. Manhattan is under attack by the Zodiac! In the middle of the night, a small international army charges down Madison Avenue! And in a matter of minutes New York's finest are neutralized, the mayor is captured, and the entire island is surrounded by a powerful force field! Unbelievable! Where are New York City's favorite super-heroes?! Unfortunately, the Fantastic Four are out of town; the web-slinger is in Queens; and Cap, Thor, Shell-Head, and Quicksilver are already prisoners of Aries! Oh no! The Zodiac wants one billion dollars or the city's residents will be slaughtered! The situation looks hopeless! But in Aries' murderous quest for notoriety, he may have overlooked a couple of local citizens on the loose: the Man Without Fear and the Prince of Wakanda! Can Daredevil and the Black Panther save the city? Or is the Big Apple's destiny already written in the stars? Cameo appearances by President Richard Nixon, Mayor John Lindsay, Peter Parker, Aunt May, Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, Thing, Goliath, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. (Notes: The Zodiac threaten Manhattan again in Avengers 120. Cover layout by Marie Severin.)

  • Issue #83UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 83UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "Come on in, the Revolution's Fine!" Guest-starring Medusa and the Black Widow. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. One of the landmark issues of the bronze age! While Earth's Mightiest Heroes participate in the Halloween parade in Rutland, Vermont; something very strange is taking place at Avengers Mansion! A new superhero called the Valkyrie assembles the Wasp, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, and Medusa for a special ladies only meeting! The manipulative Valkyrie (with an Asgardian accent) convinces the four heroines to form their own group called the Lady Liberators! And take revenge on their male counterparts in the Avengers! Wow, women's lib to the max! But minutes before the liberators arrive in the green mountain state, the Masters of Evil ambush the Avengers' parade float! Earth's Mightiest Heroes reel under the Masters of Evil's surprise assault until the Lady Liberators strike back…against both teams! Pure chaos in the streets of Rutland! Who could orchestrate such a wild affair? Only an enchanting foe from years ago! Truly an Avengers classic! Cameo appearances by Roy Thomas, Jean Thomas, and Tom Fagan. Cameo Halloween costume appearances by Batman, Captain America, Daredevil, Deadman, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Nighthawk, Sub-Mariner, Thor, and the Red Skull. Flashback cameos by Odin and the Executioner. Masters of Evil Lineup: Klaw, Melter, Whirlwind, and the Radioactive Man. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: This is the first appearance or incarnation of the Valkyrie; but not the one of long-time Defenders fame. The next Valkyrie appears in Incredible Hulk 142. This issue was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition 7 (published in 1975) and again in Marvel Illustrated Books: The Avengers -- Origin of the Vision (published in 1982). The Avengers return to Rutland for another Halloween parade in Avengers 119.)

  • Issue #84UK
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) UK Edition 84UK

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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 1/- cover price. "The Sword and the Sorceress!" Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by John Buscema and Sal Buscema. The beleaguered Black Knight journeys to the world of Polemachus to solve the mystery of his bloodthirsty ebony blade! However Dane Whitman doesn't know who rules this extra-dimensional planet! Arkon the Magnificent! And the Imperion has a new ally on his home world: the Enchantress! That can't be good for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! And it's not once Arkon captures the knight, and the enchanting Asgardian teleports Wanda, Pietro, Goliath, and the Vision to Polemachus! But back on Earth, the Black Panther enlists the aid of the thunder god; and shortly thereafter all parties are on Polemachus and ready to rumble! The Avengers vs. Arkon and the Enchantress! A marvelous matchup indeed! Flashback cameo by the sixth century Black Knight (aka Sir Percy of Scandia). Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Panther, Goliath, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: Arkon returns in Fantastic Four 160. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Mike Barr.) 32 pages.