Avengers (1963 1st Series) comic books with issue numbers 183-184
- Signed by artist John Byrne (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
"The Redoubtable Return of Crusher Creel!" Part 1 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Klaus Janson. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. Ms. Marvel and the Falcon join the Avengers! And it won't be long before they see action! Down on the docks, Clint Barton is having lunch at a local diner when an angry patron bumps into him! It's Crusher Creel! Where did he come from? Forget that question. The better one is: who's going to stop him? Hawkeye makes a quick phone call to Avengers Mansion, and the battle is joined shortly thereafter! The Absorbing Man just wants to escape to South America, but Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand in his way! Meanwhile, Wanda and Pietro begin their cross-atlantic voyage to Europe with Django Maximoff. First 40¢ issue. Avengers Lineup: Beast, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Vision, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Absorbing Man previously appeared in Incredible Hulk 209. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.
"Death on the Hudson!"" Part 2 of 2. Script by David Michelinie. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Diverse Hands. Cover by George Perez and Terry Austin. The Avengers and the Absorbing Man throw down on the docks! No less than eight avengers will try to stop the rampaging Crusher Creel from destroying New York harbor! The Beast, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and the Vision all get their shots, but the Absorbing Man is one tough customer! This is going to take a team effort! (Notes: The Absorbing Man returns in Incredible Hulk 261. Terry Austin, Klaus Janson, and Joe Rubinstein are thought to be among the inkers contributing to this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.