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Avengers (1997 3rd Series) comic books

  • Issue #0
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 0

    Wizard special edition - Ultron Unlimited Prelude - "Our Top Story Tonight" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Stuart Immonen. Inks by Wade von Grawbadger. Cover by Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger. While the cameras roll, Earth's Mightiest Heroes battle the new Firebrand and the eco-terrorist group Flaming Sword! Meanwhile, Wanda and Simon visit the facility that's holding Simon's brother: the Grim Reaper! But upon their arrival, they find the hospital ransacked and the reaper missing! Story continues in Avengers #19. Cameo appearances by Triathlon, Ultron, and Alkhema. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Iron Man, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and Wonder Man. Special feature: "The History of Ultron" 4-page text article (with clip art). (Notes: This story takes place after the events of Avengers #18. Printed on glossy paper. No advertisements inside. This issue was reprinted in 2001 in the trade paperback: Avengers Ultron Unlimited.) 16 pages.

  • Issue #1A
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 1A
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    • Signed by George Perez on 5/19/19.
    • Label #2498775006

    Heroes Return - The Morgan Conquest Part 1 of 3. "Once An Avenger..." Double-Sized issue. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey. Wraparound cover by George Pérez . Following the events of the Heroes Reborn The Return (1997) limited series, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are alive and well in the Marvel Universe (aka Earth-616)! But at the moment, they are scattered across the globe and fighting strange monsters! Eventually, the Asgardian monsters disappear and every avenger makes his or her way to Avengers Mansion in New York! And once the heroes assemble, Thor tells a dire tale about the Norn Stones and the Twilight Sword! In response the Avengers split into teams and take off for different parts of the world. And just like that Earth's Mightiest Heroes' next great saga begins! Cameo appearances by Morgan Le Fay and Mordred the Evil. (Notes: The Avengers' chronology continues from Avengers (2nd series) #13. The special one-shot Avengers Rough Cut (1998) #1 provides information about the development of the story and art. This issue features a gatefold cover with a short paragraph about each avenger. This story was reprinted in 2000 in the trade paperback: Avengers The Morgan Conquest. This issue includes a statement of ownership: average print run 209,931; average paid circulation 166,046.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 1B
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    Special Sunburst variant cover - Heroes Return - Once an Avenger! [The Morgan Conquest]: Part 1 of 3 - "And there came a Day...!" Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. One year ago the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe, the Avengers and Fantastic Four, fought the mutant menace known as Onslaught and were sucked into an alternate universe. Earth's Mightiest Heroes have returned from the pocket universe of the Heroes Reborn just in time for an adventure so epic that it will take the greatest assemblage of Avengers ever put together. Every hero who has ever been a member of the team must unite to face a force so dangerous that it threatens the very fabric of reality. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2A
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 2A

    Heroes Return - Once an Avenger! [The Morgan Conquest]: Part 2 of 3 - "The Call!" Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Donar, Iron Knight, Gypsy Witch, Yeoman America, and the rest - awake in a world that seems so familiar, yet somehow feels wrong. One by one their memories begin to surface. But how can only a handful of Avengers hope to defeat the sorceress Morgan Le Fay when they'll have to first defeat an army of their own comrades? Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #2B
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 2B

    Painted cover by Ray Lago. Heroes Return - The Morgan Conquest Part 2 of 3. "Once An Avenger... The Call" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey. Thanks to the Asgardian Twilight Sword and the Scarlet Witch's hex power, Morgan Le Fay has created her own medieval reality on the Earth! And the Mighty Avengers are serving as her special honor guard to keep the peace! However Captain America is able to break free of Morgan's mind control! And he starts searching for other avengers to join him. First Cap reaches Hawkeye, then the Wasp and Photon, and finally Quasar and Justice! Will six avengers be enough to defeat the Queen's Vengeance? Meanwhile in Morgan's dungeon, Wanda desperately sends a mystical call for help... to anyone who will listen! Cameo appearances by Mordred the Evil and Wonder Man. (Notes: The Avengers previously battled Morgan Le Fay in Avengers 240 & 241. This issue features a gatefold cover. This three-part story was reprinted in 2000 in the trade paperback: Avengers The Morgan Conquest.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #3
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 3

    Heroes Return - The Morgan Conquest Part 3 of 3. "Once An Avenger... Fata Morgana" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez . Wonder Man is back among the living! And just in time to help the Scarlet Witch, Captain America, and Thor lead the final charge against Morgan Le Fay! Nine avengers assault Morgan's castle to wrest the Twilight Sword from her clutches! And once the other avengers break free from the sorceress' mind control, the closing act in this medieval drama starts! Forty avengers vs. Morgan Le Fay! An awesome battle! A sensational issue! Cameo appearances by Mordred the Evil and Kro. (Notes: Wonder Man was presumed dead in Force Works (1994) #1. This issue features a gatefold cover. This three-part story was reprinted in 2004 in the hardcover: Avengers Assemble #1. The hardcover collects issues #1 thru #11.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #4
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 4
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    • Label #2498775007

    The Morgan Conquest Epilogue - "Too Many Avengers!" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey and Bob Wiacek. Cover by George Pérez . Earth's Mightiest Heroes return to New York following their triumphant battle against Morgan Le Fay. And the first thing on the Avengers' agenda is trimming the active roster down to a manageable size! The founding members agree upon a roster of seven! And it looks like an all-time great one: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Warbird (aka Carol Danvers)! Plus Justice and Firestar as reserve members! Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Duane Freeman, and Whirlwind. (Notes: This issue was published with a pullout poster (as an 8-page insert) by George Pérez . This issue features a gatefold cover. This story was reprinted in 2000 in the trade paperback: Avengers The Morgan Conquest.) Special comment: Easily one of my all-time favorite rosters ever assembled. - Odinson, Lonestar Comics Archivist. 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #5
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 5

    "Accusation Most Foul" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Squadron Supreme. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez . The new Avengers lineup has its first mission! Rescue a commercial airliner that has crashed at sea with personnel from Project Pegasus onboard! Earth's Mightiest Heroes (minus the injured Vision) zoom to the North Atlantic and begin helping the survivors. But their rescue operation is interrupted by the Squadron Supreme! The squadron thinks the Avengers are imposters, and they want to bring them to justice! Wow, the Avengers haven't tangled with the Squadron Supreme since the classic Serpent Crown saga years ago! However a rematch is beckoning! Here we go! Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Duane Freeman, and Imus Champion. Squadron Supreme Lineup: Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Haywire, Moonglow, Power Princess, Shape, Skylark, and the Whizzer. (Notes: The Serpent Crown saga took place in Avengers (1st series) 141-144 and 147-149. This issue features a gatefold cover. This two-part story was reprinted in 2016 in the hardcover: Squadron Supreme Classic Omnibus.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #6
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 6

    "Earth's Mightiest Frauds?" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Squadron Supreme. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey, Bob Wiacek, and Bruce Patterson. Cover by George Pérez . After an inconclusive battle last issue, the Avengers are determined to show the world they are not imposters! So the team flies to Project Pegasus to confront the Squadron Supreme! When Earth's Mightiest Heroes arrive on site, they receive a cold reception from the Blue Shield and the facility administrator! Is something corrupt (or is the Corruptor) at work inside Project Pegasus? Several minutes later the squadron returns to its temporary home! And once Wanda summons Wonder Man, round two between the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme commences! And this time there will be a winner! Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Imus Champion, and the Vision. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Warbird, and Wonder Man. (Notes: The Avengers meet the Squadron Supreme again in Avengers (3rd series) Annual 1998. Also this month the Avengers battle the Destroyer in Thor (2nd series) #1 & #2. The Live Kree or Die storyline begins next month in Iron Man (3rd series) #7 with a key appearance by Carol Danvers. This issue features a gatefold cover which serves as an homage to George Perez's classic cover to Avengers 141.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #7
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 7

    Live Kree or Die Part 4 of 4. "The Court Martial of Carol Danvers" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez . Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez . Story continues from Quicksilver (1997) #10. These are difficult times for Carol Danvers after suffering a loss of power (from her days as Binary) and then turning to alcohol for comfort. And following Warbird's major mistake (in part 3), the Avengers have no choice but to convene a court martial. Fortunately, the painful proceedings are interrupted when an emergency call comes into the mansion! The Lunatic Legion is still threatening the Earth from their lunar base! So the Avengers (plus Firestar and Justice) rocket to the moon to make sure the citizens of Earth live free... instead of live Kree! An exceptional issue! Cameo appearance by the Supreme Intelligence. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wonder Man, and Warbird. (Notes: Warbird appears next in Iron Man (3rd series) #11. This issue features a gatefold cover. This story was reprinted in 2020 in the trade paperback: Avengers Live Kree or Die.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #8
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 8

    First appearances of Triathlon and Silverclaw in "Turbulence!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez. Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' long-time butler, anxiously waits at the international terminal of Kennedy airport. For several years he has sponsored a child from the Central American country of Costa Verde. And at last she is visiting the United States! However the happy meeting is delayed after Moses Magnum's shock troops attack the terminal! Earth's Mightiest Heroes quickly respond, but find themselves under duress from Silverclaw and Magnum's high-tech weaponry! Fortuitously, a new superhero suddenly arrives on the tarmac: Triathlon! Can he turn the battle in the Avengers' favor? Cameo appearances by Jake Olson and Wonder Man. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This two-part story was reprinted in 2001 in the trade paperback: Avengers Clear and Present Dangers. The TPB collects issues #8 thru #15.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #9
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 9

    "The Villain Who Fell from Grace with the Earth" Part 2 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez. In the Caribbean Sea, the Mighty Avengers infiltrate Moses Magnum's floating entertainment resort! The heroes know that Magnum is onboard somewhere with the seismic cannon (that his troops stole from the airport last issue). But what the Avengers don't know is that Moses Mangum's powers have been augmented by Apocalypse! And those powers are currently out of control! When Hawkeye and Triathlon reach the central lab, the seismic struggle erupts! Moses Magnum vs. Earth's Mightiest Heroes plus Silverclaw and Triathlon! Will the Eastern Seaboard survive? Cameo appearance by Jarvis. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Wonder Man. (Notes: After the battle Hawkeye leaves the team to find the Thunderbolts. See Thunderbolts (1997) #20 and #21. This issue features a gatefold cover.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #10
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 10

    "Pomp & Pageantry" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez. The Scarlet Witch is troubled by her surprising ability to conjure Wonder Man in times of crisis. So Wanda travels to Whisper Hill to consult with her friend and mentor Agatha Harkness! Meanwhile in New York, the city throws a parade for the Avengers! What a wonderful day for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! But during the dedication ceremony in Central Park, the Grim Reaper appears! What? How? And the reaper is not alone! He's brought seven dead avengers with him! Captain Marvel, Doctor Druid, Hellcat, Mockingbird, Swordsman, Thunderstrike, and Wonder Man! Unbelievable! This day of celebration has turned into a day of horror! Retelling of the Scarlet Witch's origin. Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Bruce Banner, Imus Champion, Ultron, and the X-Men. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 236,730; average paid circulation 166,903.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #11
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 11

    "...Always An Avenger!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey and Bob Wiacek. Cover by George Pérez. The world has gone mad! As seven dead avengers ambush the Scarlet Witch when she returns to Avengers Mansion! While in Central Park, the Grim Reaper holds seven living avengers captive! The situation looks frightful for Earth's Mightiest Heroes unless Wanda somehow reaches Wonder Man... and permanently pulls him to the side of the living! Can the Scarlet Witch outmaneuver the Grim Reaper? And put the dead back to rest? Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Jarvis, and Agatha Harkness. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Giant-Man, Iron Man, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, Wonder Man, and the Wasp. (Notes: A subplot from the story involving Mockingbird continues in Thunderbolts Annual 2000. This issue features a gatefold cover. This two-part story was reprinted in 2001 in the trade paperback: Avengers Clear and Present Dangers.) 40 pages. Cover price $0.99.

  • Issue #12A
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 12A

    "Old Entanglements" Guest-starring the Thunderbolts. Double-Sized Anniversary issue. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey and Bob Wiacek. Wraparound cover by George Pérez. It's the second meeting between Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Thunderbolts! And fortunately for the Avengers, both Wonder Man and the Vision have returned to the active roster! Something of which the Scarlet Witch is keenly aware! Nevertheless, when the mansion's computers locate Hawkeye's communicard in Arizona, the Avengers rush to the Grand Canyon State! And upon finding the Thunderbolts exploring the old Dominus Base, the Avengers attack! Some of the T-Bolts participated in the Masters of Evil's destruction of Avengers Mansion several years ago! And payback is now underway! But maybe Hawkeye and Firebird can diffuse the situation and get everyone focused on the real threat: Dominex! An outstanding issue! Cameo appearances by Hank Pym, Tony Stark, and Jarvis. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firebird, Firestar, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Wonder Man. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Hawkeye, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird. (Notes: The T-Bolts and Avengers first met in Thunderbolts #12. This issue features a gatefold cover.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #13
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 13

    "Lords & Leaders" Guest-starring the New Warriors. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey and Scott Koblish. Cover by George Pérez. Justice and Firestar join their former teammates in raiding an A.I.M. warehouse in the Bronx! And the battle is going great until Lord Templar appears! Nobody knows who he is, but Firestar soon realizes the New Warriors can't beat him! One thing leads to another...and the Avengers' new deputy leader, the Scarlet Witch, leads Thor, Wonder Man, and the Vision on a rescue mission to the northernmost borough! Will the combined might of ten super-heroes be enough to topple Lord Templar? First appearance of Lord Templar. Cameo appearances by Tony Stark and Hank Pym. New Warriors Lineup: Night Thrasher, Nova, Rage, and Speedball. (Notes: This issue was reprinted in 2005 in the hardcover: Avengers Assemble #2. The hardcover collects issues #12 thru #22.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #14
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 14

    "Hi, Honey...I'm Home!" Guest-starring the Beast. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez. The bouncing Beast comes to Avengers Mansion to visit his long-lost friend Simon Williams! Hank McCoy is overjoyed that Wonder Man is alive! And the two friends quickly depart the mansion for a night on the town! However Simon and Hank's fun evening comes to a screeching halt, when a new super-villain called Pagan begins trashing Times Square! Every available avenger responds to the scene and tests their faith against the powerful Pagan! Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Duane Freeman, Hank Pym, and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Firestar, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and Wonder Man. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #15
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 15

    "The Three-Fold Path" Guest-starring Triathlon. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by George Pérez. Inks by Al Vey, Scott Koblish, and Jerry Ordway. Cover by George Pérez. For several days the Avengers have been trying to locate Lord Templar. And thanks to Iron Man's special tracking device, they trace his energy signature to Southeast Texas! But the energy trail leads to the Triune Understanding's new temple! Which is being dedicated today with support from Triathlon! So when Earth's Mightiest Heroes arrive at the temple confusion abounds! And then Pagan suddenly emerges from underground! And next Lord Templar appears! Oh my, it's a three-way shootout in the Lone Star State! Cameo appearances by the Wrecker, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Doomsday Man, and Ultron. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Iron Man, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and Wonder Man. (Notes: Jerry Ordway inked page 14 featuring the Wrecking Crew to set up his three-part story beginning next issue. This story was reprinted in 2001 in the trade paperback: Avengers Clear and Present Dangers.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #16A
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 16A

    "Mistaken Identity" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Photon and the Black Knight. Script by Jerry Ordway. Pencils by Jerry Ordway. Inks by Al Gordon. Cover by Jerry Ordway. The Doomsday Man hires the Wrecking Crew to capture Ms. Marvel (aka Carol Danvers)! However the Wrecker and his compatriots are not the smartest super-villains in the Marvel Universe! And they travel to New Orleans to apprehend the former Captain Marvel (aka Monica Rambeau) instead! After a brief clash with the belligerent crew, Monica alerts her former teammates! And amid the madness of Mardi Gras, the Avengers battle the Wrecking Crew in the Crescent City! Cameo appearances by Frank Rambeau, Jarvis, Warbird, and the Wasp. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Firestar, Iron Man, Justice, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision, and Wonder Man. (Notes: Monica Rambeau changed her superhero name to Photon after the events of Avengers Unplugged #5. This three-part story was reprinted in 2005 in the hardcover: Avengers Assemble #2.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #16B
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 16B

    Variant Cover by Jerry Ordway & George Perez. "Mistaken Identity!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Photon and the Black Knight. Story by Jerry Ordway. Art by Jerry Ordway and Al Gordon. The robotic menace known as the Doomsday Man has recruited the always dangerous Wrecking Crew to apprehend Ms. Marvel. But the only Ms. Marvel the Crew is familiar with is Monica Rambeau, the energized heroine who served with the Avengers during the Masters of Evil assault on Avengers Mansion (see Avengers (1st Series) #273-277). Sit back and enjoy this tale of mistaken identity. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #17
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 17

    "Cage of Freedom" Part 2 of 3. Script by Jerry Ordway. Pencils by Jerry Ordway. Inks by Al Gordon. Cover by Jerry Ordway. After the Wrecking Crew botched their mission last issue, the Doomsday Man kidnapped Carol Danvers himself! And now he's taken Warbird to his underground lair and dressed her in Ms. Marvel's original costume! That is rather odd! But that's how he remembers her from their first encounter years ago in Ms. Marvel (1977 1st series) #4. Luckily, Iron Man is able to trace the Doomsday Man to the Bronx, and a rescue party is quickly on the way! Giant-Man, Shell-Head, Justice, and the Wasp vs. the Doomsday Man for the life of Warbird! Meanwhile, the rest of the avengers journey to Polemachus to find Photon and the Wrecking Crew. But what they find instead is a catastrophe in the making on Arkon's homeworld! Cameo appearances by Kerwin Korman, Dr. Jane Foster, Jarvis, and Thundra. (Notes: Also this month the Avengers make a key appearance in Black Panther (3rd series) #8. This issue includes an 8-page insert previewing Spider-Woman (1999 3rd series) #1 and Generation X #53.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #18
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 18

    "The Battle for Imperion City!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Jerry Ordway. Pencils by Jerry Ordway. Inks by Al Vey (pp. 1-15), Jerry Ordway (pp. 16-21), and George Pérez (p. 22). Cover by Jerry Ordway. On the interdimensional world of Polemachus, Earth's Mightiest Heroes lay it all on the line to save Monica Rambeau! The Grand Vizier has imprisoned Photon in an energy cage, and the Wrecking Crew is drawing power from her like a battery! But once the Avengers reach the imperial palace, the final battle explodes! The Wrecker, Bulldozer, Piledriver, and Thunderball vs. the Black Knight, Cap, Firestar, Wanda, Vision, Thor, Wonder Man, Arkon, and Thundra! The Wrecking Crew is headed for an overload! Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Iron Man, Justice, Giant-Man, Warbird, and the Wasp. (Note: The Avengers appear next in the Avengers Wizard Edition also known as Avengers #0.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #19
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 19

    Ultron Unlimited: Part 1 of 4. "This Evil Renewed!" Guest-starring Black Panther. Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. Something is amiss at a Wakandan plant where Quinjets are manufactured for the Avengers. When the Black Panther investigates, to his horror, he discovers that one of the Avenger's deadliest villains has returned to plague mankind. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #20
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 20

    Ultron Unlimited: Part 2 of 4. "This Evil Unfolding!" Guest-starring Black Panther. Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. One of the Avengers' deadliest adversaries has just committed an atrocity unparalleled. The mechanical monster just eradicated the population of an entire nation. Now, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must spearhead a UN assault force to try and take down the creature known as Ultron. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #21
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 21

    Ultron Unlimited: Part 3 of 4. "This Evil Unveiled!" Guest-starring Black Panther. Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. The mechanical menace known as Ultron has murdered the population of an entire nation. Now the Avengers must fight their way through an army of mechanized undead just to face the one opponent even they may not be able to defeat. Plus, learn Ultron's ultimate master plan and his family ties to Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #22
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 22

    Ultron Unlimited: Part 4 of 4. "This Evil Triumphant!" Guest-starring Black Panther. Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. This is it! The ultimate showdown. It just took the Avengers everything they had in order to defeat what they thought was Ultron. But it turns out that it was just the first of an entire army of Ultron robots, and everyone of them wants to see Earth's Mightiest Heroes dead. Have the Avengers finally met their match. Don't miss the explosive conclusion to one of the greatest Avengers stories ever told. Includes the 8-page insert "Fast Lane: Media Blitz!" Part 1 of 4. Starring Spider-Man. Story by Glenn Herdling. Art by Gregg Schigiel and Richard Case. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #23
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 23

    "Showdown!" Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. The Vison is an android created by one of the Avengers' deadliest enemies who rebelled against his former master and joined the team. He met and fell in love the mutant Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. Wonder Man, whose genetic makeup was used as a template for the Vison's creation, was given his great strength in order to destroy the Avengers, but he too became a hero instead. And, he too fell in love with Wanda. The Scarlet Witch has loved both men. The trio's complex and turbulent relationship comes to a head in this issue. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #24
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 24

    "Harsh Judgements!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Quicksilver. Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez, Dick Giordano, and Al Vey. Story continued from Juggernaut: The Eighth Day (1999) #1. What could possibly put the fear of God into the unstoppable Juggernaut. Everyone knows that the Juggernaut is the earthly avatar of Cyttorak whose strength and power rivals that of the Incredible Hulk and the Mighty Thor. Now imagine that there are seven other beings and each of them possess power and abilities on par with Juggy himself. Can even Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand against such a powerful force? NOTE: See Iron Man (1997-2004 3rd Series) #21-22, Thor (1997-2004 2nd Series) #17, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #10, and Juggernaut: The Eighth Day #1 for the events that led up to this point. Includes the 8-page insert "Fast Lane: The Rush!" Part 2 of 4. Starring Spider-Man. Story by Glenn Herdling. Art by Gregg Schigiel and Richard Case. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #25
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 25

    Giant-Sized Spectacular! "The Ninth Day!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man, Nova (Richard Ryder), Quicksilver and Hercules. Story by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Perez and Al Vey. The mighty Avengers assemble to tackle one of the greatest challenges ever laid before them. Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes, even with the Amazing Spider-Man and Nova the Human Rocket by their side, hope to defeat seven beings each with powers and abilities on par with that of the X-Men's long time foe, the unstoppable Juggernaut? It's a battle that will shake the earth, and heaven help mankind if the Juggernaut chooses the wrong side in this epic conflict. NOTE: See Iron Man (1997-2004 3rd Series) #21-22, Thor (1997-2004 2nd Series) #17, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #10, and Juggernaut: The Eighth Day #1 for the events that led up to this point. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #26
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 26

    Cover by Stuart Immonen & George Perez. Kurt Busiek/Stuart Immonen. Captain America leads Warbird, Ant-Man, Silverclaw and Captain Marvel in a raid against the Triune Understanding?but things aren't quite what they seem! Plus: A much-requested appearance by a classic Avengers villain! This issue features the guest-pencils of Stuart Immonen (AVENGERS #0)! FC" Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #27
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 27

    KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. THE SCOOP: The 100-Page Monster strikes, giving you the biggest issue of AVENGERS ever! THE STORY: Due to the events of the last few issues, the Avengers are forced to change their line-up! And of the crime-fighters who assemble at the beginning of this issue, only two will remain on the team! Who will stay and who will go? And are the Earth's Mightiest Heroes playing right into the hands of the Triune Understanding? ? THE EXTRA STUFF: In commemoration of this historic moment, four similarly themed stories from the Avengers' storied past are reprinted in this gargantuan-sized issue! First, it's a key line-up-changing tale by Steve Englehart and George Perez from AVENGERS (Vol. 1) #150-#151 (that incorporates material by Stan Lee, Dick Ayers and Jack Kirby)! From AVENGERS ANNUAL #19 it's "The Day The Strangers Came!"? the very first Avengers tale written by current writer Kurt Busiek! Finally, it's "Four Dooms To Save Tomorrow," an adventure that ran in AVENGERS (Vol. 1) #101, and featured a classic story written by Roy Thomas and Harlan Ellison! ? THE FORMAT: The 100-Page Monster selects key issues of ongoing titles and supplements the reading experience with related stories from Marvel's rich history at a price that can't be beat. With 100 pages of new and classic action, it's the biggest bargain in comics! But the question is... where will the Monster strike next?! FC, 100pg. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #28
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 28

    The Death Song of Kulan Gath: Part 1 of 3 - Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. - Responding to a distress call, the Avengers (sporting their new line-up), rocket off to Costa Verde - and run afoul of the sorcerer known as Kulan Gath! The last time he was in our time (back in UNCANNY X-MEN #190-191) he transformed Manhattan into a Hyborean-age city full of barbarians... what designs does he have now - and how do they relate to the Volcano God and the origin of Silverclaw?

    NOTE: The cover for this issue is an homage to the original cover art by Ernie Chan for Conan the Barbarian (1970-1993 Marvel) #75.

    Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #29
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 29

    Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. "The Death-Song of Kulan Gath" Part 2 The origin of Silverclaw is revealed as Jarvis's sponsor-child takes on Kulan Gath and his Hyborean warriors?and learns of the wicked wizard's plan for the island of Costa Verde! Can the Avengers defeat a foe powerful enough to imprison a god? And did you notice how cleverly we avoided spoiling the secret of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes' new lineup? "If you're not reading AVENGERS each month, you should be... and if you are, ain't it cool?!" -Comics Corner Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #30
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 30

    Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. THE DEATH SONG OF KULAN GATH: Part 3 (of 3) The Avengers lead Costa Verde's army in an all-out assault on the fortress of sorcerer Kulan Gath! At stake: The life of a God! Plus: The enigmatic figure who's been shadowing Earth's Mightiest Heroes is finally revealed! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #31
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 31

    Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. The Vision returns as we kick off the storyline that leads to the AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS summer collision! How has the synthezoid's time away from the Earth's Mightiest Heroes changed him? And when the Grim Reaper declares war on Madame Masque, which side will the Avengers end up taking? Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #32
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 32

    Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. The Black Widow guest-stars as the secret history of Madame Masque is revealed! Who is Masque? Who is Benedict? They're not who you think! Meanwhile, the Avengers discover who the Grim Reaper is working for?who turns out to be a much-requested foe! Plus: Wonder Man returns as the AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS crossover continues to build up steam! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #33
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 33

    Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. THE SCOOP: After months of buildup, the annual AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS crossover explodes! THE STORY: Only a stroke of luck allowed the Avengers to defeat him in the past! Now, a fully-powered Count Nefaria has returned! The key to taking him down is locked in the mind of Madame Masque but can Iron Man convince her to help the team against her own father? Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #34
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 34

    Cover by George Perez. KURT BUSIEK/George Perez/Al Vey. THE SCOOP: It's the double-sized blowout conclusion to the AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS crossover! THE STORY: Continued from the events of THUNDERBOLTS #44, as both teams?plus guest-stars Black Widow and Captain America?battle an all-powerful Count Nefaria for nothing less than the fate of the world! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #35
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 35

    Cover by John Romita, Jr. and Al Vey. KURT BUSIEK/John Romita, Jr./Al Vey. A Maximum Security Tie-In! Guest-artist John Romita Jr. steps in to pencil this MAXIMUM SECURITY chapter! What do you do when the Avengers are trapped away from the action? You call in the Avengers Infinity team, who take the fight back to the people that started it! Also, the AI squad uncovers the mastermind behind Maximum Security! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #36
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 36

    Cover pencils by Steve Epting, inks by Al Vey. "No Rest for the Weary," script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Steve Epting, inks by Al Vey; The Avengers finish rounding up stray alien criminals from the Maximum Security event; Peggy Chandler, wife of the 3-D man, barges into the Avengers mansion and accuses Triathlon of abducting him; Unfortunately, before Triathlon can offer any explanation, the mansion is attacked by Pagan and Lord Templar; The Wasp gets an urgent message from Captain America, who's in Slorenia with S.H.I.E.L.D. and needs help against Bloodwraith; She's forced to send off part of the team to Slorenia while the other is still being kept busy with Pagan and Lord Templar. Bonus Poster, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Mark Farmer. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #37
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 37

    Cover by Steve Epting and Al Vey. KURT BUSIEK/Steve Epting/Al Vey. Guest-starring Captain America, Photon and Jack of Hearts! Torn between an assault on their mansion headquarters and a deadly threat arisen from the ashes of a devastated Slorenia, the Avengers must wage war on two fronts! And in the aftermath, a choice will be made?one which will lead to the new status quo debuting (with artist Alan Davis) next month! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #38
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 38

    The Kang War Prelude: Part 1 of 3 - Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. KURT BUSIEK/Alan Davis/Mark Farmer. THE SCOOP: It's the start of another great era in AVENGERS history as penciler Alan Davis joins the team and a recharged Earth's Mightiest Heroes charge into the 21st Century! THE STORY: From the situation in Slorenia to Maximum Security, the trials and tribulations of the last few months have made the Avengers change the way they operate. Now, as their greatest enemy stands in the shadows, Earth's Mightiest Heroes go on the attack around the globe and a new, yet familiar menace rises in the hills of Greece! Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #39
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 39

    The Kang War Prelude: Part 2 of 3 - Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. KURT BUSIEK/Alan Davis/Mark Farmer. Continuing the Avengers' new direction with the new art team of Alan Davis and Mark Farmer! There's trouble in Greece?of the gamma-irradiated kind! And as the new Avengers jet off to save the day, reservist Silverclaw comes face to face with the instigator behind the avalanche of green rage! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #40
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 40

    The Kang War Prelude: Part 3 of 3 - Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. KURT BUSIEK/Alan Davis/Mark Farmer. Trouble times three! In Greece, the Hulk threat can only be stopped by the unexpected help of... Bruce Banner? Meanwhile, in New York, Silverclaw fights a desperate battle against the cause of this catastrophe! Finally, at an undisclosed location, two of the Avengers' greatest foes toast the opening salvo in their campaign against Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #41
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 41

    The Kang War: Part 1 of 15 - Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. KURT BUSIEK/Alan Davis/Mark Farmer. THE SCOOP: Kicking off an epic to rival AVENGERS FOREVER! THE STORY: One of the Avengers' oldest and most powerful foes has descended to Earth with a dire message for all humanity! What is it and more importantly who sent him? THE CREATORS: C'mon, it's by Kurt Busiek, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer... what else is there left to say? Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #42
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 42

    The Kang War: Part 2 of 15 - Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. KURT BUSIEK/Alan Davis/Mark Farmer. Meet the world's savior... Kang the Conqueror?! The time-traveling warlord has a message for humanity: he's seen the future, and humanity is destined to come to ruinsbut he's ready to save us! The Avengers stand ready to take action, but their team is divided within! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #43
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 43

    The Kang War: Part 3 of 15 - Cover by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. KURT BUSIEK/Alan Davis/Mark Farmer. The pronouncements of Kang have heralded the end of human civilization and the dark powers of the world move to make those prophesies a reality! Fighting a war on three fronts, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are stretched to their limits while the real threat consolidates his power! But when in doubt, there's one time-tested stratagem: assemble more Avengers! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #44
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 44

    The Kang War: Part 4 of 15 - Cover by Andy Kubert. KURT BUSIEK/Manuel Garcia/Bob Layton. Thor goes berserk and an Avenger falls! Earth's Mightiest Heroes strike back on three different fronts! Meanwhile, Kang the Conqueror maneuvers his pieces into position for a final attack! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #45
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 45

    The Kang War: Part 5 of 15 - Cover by Andy Kubert. KURT BUSIEK/Manuel Garcia/Bob Layton. The second stage of Conqueror's invasion begins as the battle-weary Avengers jet off to Washington D.C., where the government unveils its ominous and unsettling solution to the Kang question! Plus: Thor and Firebird have a heart-to-heart talk, Triathlon and Jack of Hearts hit the town, and Hank Pym chooses a costumed identity! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #46
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 46

    The Kang War: Part 6 of 15 - Painted cover by Ariel Olivetti. KURT BUSIEK/Manuel Garcia/Bob Layton. Kang's invasion of Earth is in full swing, but suddenly the Master of the World rises to stop him! The former foe of Alpha Flight is back, and he's not about to let his planet become one of the Conqueror's serfdoms! Now, caught between these two warring villains, the squad sends a special Avengers Espionage Team to penetrate the heart of the Master's stronghold! Plus: the Triune Understanding situation rushes towards a climax! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #47
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 47

    The Kang War: Part 7 of 15 - Cover by Kieron Dwyer. KURT BUSIEK/Manuel Garcia/Bob Layton. "The Kang Dynasty" continues! In the midst of global war, at the heart of the siege on the Master of the World's stronghold, it's a romantic interlude between Warbird and the Scarlet Centurion - possibly the one man she hates most! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #48
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 48

    The Kang War: Part 8 of 15 - Cover by Kieron Dwyer. KURT BUSIEK with Kieron Dwyer & Rick Remender (P & I). LCD's Kieron Dwyer signs on board as new regular penciler as an Avengers strike force has only 24 hours to stage an assault on Kang's floating Damocles Base before the Sentinels are unleashed! Meanwhile, the triple-evil the Triunes have been waiting for arrives in the solar system, as the rest of the team grapples with the Master of the World for the fate of North America! THE BONUS MATERIAL: This is also a 100-Page Monster issue, reprinting the epic ? and never-before-reprinted ? War against Olympia storyline, from AVENGERS vol. 1 #98 - #100 by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith! And when we say "epic" you better believe it, because this story stars everyone who had been an Avenger up to that time! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #50
    Avengers (1997 3rd Series) 50

    The Kang War: Part 10 of 15 - Cover by Kieron Dwyer. KURT BUSIEK with Kieron Dwyer & Rick Remender. After the events of last issue, only a handful of Avengers are left to fight for a conquered and devastated Earth but they're millions of miles away in space, coping with the triple-evil prophesied by Jonathan Tremont and the Triune Understanding! Is there no one left to halt Kang's unstoppable advance? Cover price $3.50.