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Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) comic books

  • Issue #21
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 21



    NOTE: For earlier issues see Solo Avengers (1987-1989 Marvel) #1-20.

    "Grimm and Bear It" Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck and Tom Morgan. Cover by June Brigman and Roy Richardson. Hawkeye and the Orb are stranded in the desert after escaping from the Plantman's dome of life in the previous issue. The duo stumbles across a deserted town and fights more of the Plantman's henchmen. Final appearance of the Orb. Cameo appearances by Dr. Pym and Wonder Man. Second story: "The Comedy of Eros" Script by Peter Gillis. Pencils by Tom Artis. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Starfox travels to the planet named Rescorla to rescue a friend from the slave trade. Last 75ยข issue. (Note: The title of the series changes to Avengers Spotlight with this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #22
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 22

    "I've Been in the Desert with an Orb with No Shame" Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by Ron Frenz and Mike Machlan. Hawkeye and Mockingbird are meeting with a marriage counselor, when the Brothers Grimm suddenly strike! After the two avengers finish off the ghoulish duo, Mad Dog and Bobcat attack next! Second story: "Once there was a Swordsman!" Script by Lou Mougin. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Don Heck and Jose Marzan. The Avengers West Coast review the origin of the Swordsman. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Wonder Man. First $1.00 issue. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #23
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 23

    "Tooth and Nail" Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by Kieron Dwyer. The Avengers' ace archer is under assault from all angles! First, Mad Dog and Bobcat assail him, then the Bullet Biker and the Death Throws attack! Can Hawkeye defeat all these villains? Second story: "Second Debut" Plot and Script by John Byrne. Plot and Pencils by Kieron Dwyer. Inks by Karl Kesel. The Vision stops an armored car heist and realizes that the general public does not know now that he is still the same synthezoid avenger that for years wore the green and yellow costume. So the Vision makes an impromptu appearance on the Tonight Show to assure everyone that he is the same avenger. Cameo appearances by Johnny Carson and the Avengers West Coast. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #24
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 24

    "A Show of Hands" Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by Steve Geiger. A mysterious villain has put up a bounty for one of Hawkeye's arms! Trick Shot helps Clint escape from the Death Throws, but then Hawkeye slips away into the sewer system and encounters Razor Fist! Second story: "Waste Not, Want Not" Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Gavin Curtis. Inks by Steve Buccellato. The origin of Firebird (aka Bonita Juarez) is revealed. (Note: The Avengers Spotlight series goes bi-monthly for the next 3 issues.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #25
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 25
    • Signed by cover artist Joe Jusko with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "Forewarned is Disarmed!" Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Tom Morgan. Cover by Joe Jusko and Jackson Guice. Crossfire is the mastermind behind the attacks on Hawkeye! Now the final showdown between Hawkeye and a dozen super-villains is set to take place in the Los Angeles sewer system! Fortunately, Mockingbird and Trick Shot arrive just in time to aid the Avengers' ace archer. Second story: "Best Seller!" Script by Glenn Herdling and Dwight Zimmerman. Pencils by Rod Ramos. Inks by Don Hudson. Rick Jones contemplates publishing his memoirs that include his days with the Avengers and his participation in the Kree-Skrull War. Many intergalactic nations are interested in Rick's forthcoming book. (Note: This issue contains a full-page ad for the Acts of Vengeance storyline that begins in Avengers Spotlight 26.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #26
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 26

    Acts of Vengeance crossover. "Tales from the Vault!" Script by Dwayne McDuffie. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Chris Ivy. Cover by Keith Pollard. It's the prologue to the Acts of Vengeance storyline! A powerful stranger frees the Wizard from his prison cell inside the Vault, and then the Wizard proceeds to free the entire cell block of super-criminals! The Guardsmen at the Vault are quickly on the ropes and place a desperate call for help to...Avengers Island! Second story: "Tales from the Vault Part 2" Script by Dwayne McDuffie. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Chris Ivy. Iron Man is the first superhero to arrive on the scene at the troubled Vault, and Hawkeye is the second. After the two avengers skirmish with one other, they get down to business and tackle a gang of super-villains including Orca, Scarecrow, and Whirlwind. Can Hawkeye and the golden avenger restore order to the Vault? 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #27
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 27

    "Hurting Inside" Acts of Vengeance crossover. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by June Brigman and Roy Richardson. Boomerang is preparing for another battle against Iron Man, when suddenly a mysterious villain encourages him to fight Hawkeye instead. Is the ace archer ready to battle a new opponent? Second story: "Some Assembly Required" Script by Dwayne McDuffie. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Chris Ivy. Hydro-Base along with Avengers Headquarters now lies at the bottom of the Hudson River. Stingray and several reserve Avengers including the Black Widow, the second Captain Marvel, Firebird, Hellcat, and Moondragon try to salvage what they can...and also defeat the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android! Cameo appearances by Captain America, Iron Man, Quasar, Thor, Wonder Man, U.S. Agent, and the original Human Torch. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #28
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 28

    "Denver Doubles" Acts of Vengeance crossover. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by Don Heck and Al Milgrom. Have Hawkeye and Mockingbird turned to a life of crime? It appears that way as the two avengers or two people dressed like them are committing crimes! Clint and Bobbi travel to Colorado to hunt for the imposters! Second story: "Second Thoughts" Script by Dwayne McDuffie. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Chris Ivy. At a gathering in Washington D.C., the Wasp and Wonder Man are preparing to speak against the super hero registration act, when suddenly a giant being called Gargantua attacks! Which super-villain has sent Gargantua to the U.S. Capitol Building? 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #29
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 29

    "Acts of Vengeance" story line epilogue. Iron Man and Hawkeye appear. "What's The Point?" Plot by Howard Mackie and James Brock. Script by Howard Mackie. Pencils by James Brock. Inks by Roy Richardson. Cover by Rick Leonardi. Hawkeye goes on a mission to rescue the weird villain known as MadCap who is currently a prisoner of Dr. Karl Malus. Second story: "Tales From the Vault" Script by Dwayne McDuffie. Pencils by Dwayne Turner. Inks by Chris Ivy. It's the epilogue to the Acts of Vengeance storyline. Everything seems to be getting back to normal at the Vault as numerous super-villains have returned to prison; however, the Wizard is not yet finished fighting! Iron Man teams up with one of the Guardsmen to battle the Wizard and Klaw to hopefully bring the Acts of Vengeance to a close. Cameo appearances by Captain America, Quasar, Thor, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, Thing, and the Human Torch. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #30
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 30

    "Bang" Script by Steve Gerber. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Don Heck. Cover by Joe Jusko. Hawkeye and Mockingbird witness a gang-related drive-by shooting and decide to get involved in fighting street crime. However, Hawkeye is ambushed one night and shot multiple times. Will the Avengers' ace archer survive? Cameo appearances by Iron Man, Dr. Pym, Scarlet Witch, Tigra, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man, U.S. Agent, and the original Human Torch. 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #31
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 31

    Stories by Steve Gerber and Fabian Nicieza. Art by Al Milgrom & Don Heck and Dan Lawlis & Keith Williams. Cover by Denys Cowan. "Hit and Run" - Hawkeye's one-man war against L.A. street gangs heats up! Plus: The U.S.Agent tries to discover who is brutally killing illegal aliens crossing the US/Mexican border...and suffers the consequences in "Rocks & Hard Places (The Xenophobic Man part 1)"! Also: a look at unused cover art by James Fry & Randy Emberlin! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #32
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 32

    Stories by Steve Gerber and Fabian Nicieza. Art by Al Milgrom & Hajek Satter Lee and Dan Lawlis & Keith Williams. Cover by James Fry & Brad Vancata. "Terminizer!" - Hawkeye's war against the Los Angeles gangs continues, but his criminal past comes back to haunt him when he's framed for a series of murders. It's a tale torn from today's headlines! Plus: The U.S.Agent battles the Xenophobic Man, who mercilessly slaughters illegal aliens, in "Methods and Standards (The Xenophobic Man part 2)"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #33
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 33

    Stories by Steve Gerber and Fabian Nicieza. Art by Al Milgrom & Don Heck and Dan Lawlis & Keith Williams. Cover by James Fry & Chris Ivy. "Circle-T Killings Continue" - Hawkeye was having enough trouble with the Los Angeles street gangs even before the heavily armed assassin The Terminizer showed up! Plus: A trap for the Xenophobic Man may cost the life of a priest. To win, the U.S.Agent must resort to the unexpected in "Beliefs and Callings (The Xenophobic Man part 3)"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #34
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 34

    Stories by Steve Gerber and Fabian Nicieza. Art by Al Milgrom & Don Heck and Dan Lawlis & Keith Williams. Cover by Steve Lightle. "Ashes" - Hawkeye's war with the L.A. street gangs escalates! Plus: U.S.Agent has a choice -- stop a killer or save innocents. Either way, people die in "The Ends and the Means (The Xenophobic Man part 4)"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #35
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 35

    "Call Me Whatshisname" - Written by Danny Fingeroth. Art by Jim Valentino and Jeff Albrecht. Cover by Steve Lightle. It's the triumphant return of Gilgamesh in this full-length tale! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #36
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 36

    "Bitter Pill" - Written by Steve Gerber. Art by Al Milgrom and Don Heck. Cover by Steve Lightle. The taut, full-length conclusion to the gang war adventure as Hawkeye gains a new, grim outlook on crime-fighting! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #37
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 37

    "Interlude In a Peaceable Kingdom! (Avengers Reborn part 1 of 4)" - Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art by Bob Hall and Win Mortimer. Cover by Steve Lightle. Doctor Druid kicks off this series tracing the fates of the lost Avengers. The mage escapes his imprisonment in the land of Limbo and, in doing so, finds himself rejuvenated and restored to full power! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #38
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 38

    "Curse of the Cat, People (Avengers Reborn part 2)" - Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art by June Brigman and Doug Hazlewood. Cover by Steve Lightle. Picking up where Avengers West Coast left off, Tigra returns to her normal size and learns to control her catlike ferocity! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #39
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 39

    "Cry Crusader! (Avengers Reborn part 3)" - Written by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas. Art by Greg Capullo and Tim Dzon. Cover by Steve Lightle. Fresh from his limited series, the Black Knight goes sword-to-sword with the Crusader! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #40
    Avengers Spotlight (1989-1991 Marvel) 40

    "Re: Vision" Avengers Reborn Part 4 of 4. Script by Len Kaminiski and Carrie Barre. Pencils by Gavin Curtis. Inks by Dan Panosian. Cover by Steve Lightle. In search of the purpose of his existence, the Vision travels to New Jersey to visit Dr. Miles Lipton, one of the leading artificial intelligence researchers in the country. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Lipton has also been trying to bring the suspected killers of his son, Alex Lipton, to justice. These two elements of the story overlap and lead to the Vision gaining the brain patters of the deceased Alex Lipton, and also fighting Roxxon henchmen to save the life of Dr. Lipton! First appearances of Dr. Miles Lipton and Laura Lipton. Cameo appearances by Captain America and Sersi. (Notes: Dr. Lipton and his daughter-in-law, Laura Lipton, appear next in Avengers 348. This is the final issue of the Avengers Spotlight series.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.