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Avengers (1963 1st Series) comic books 1956-1969

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 3 GD/VG 3.0

    Restored (see item notes)

    RESTORATION. Color touch.

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    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. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 9 VG+ 4.5

    1st app. Wonder Man
    Starts Oct 5

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. First appearance of Wonder Man in "The Coming of the... Wonder Man!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil transform Simon Williams into Wonder Man and send him to infiltrate the Avengers; Instead, he winds up allying with them at the cost of his own life. Roster: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Giant-Man, and the Wasp. Villains: Executioner, the Enchantress, and Baron Zemo. Cameo appearance by Bucky. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 16 CGC 6.5

    1st app. Jarvis

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    Label #3693787020

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    "The Old Order Changeth!" Script by Stan Lee, layouts by Jack Kirby, finished art by Dick Ayers. New line-up for Avengers: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant Man, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Rick Jones. First Avengers appearance of Edwin Jarvis, the butler (in Avengers). Villains: The Melter, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the second Black Knight, and Zemo's Mercenaries (Erik Josten). Guest Appearances by the Sub-Mariner, the Black Widow, the Mole Man, Kang, and Immortus. Cameos by Magneto, Mastermind, the Toad, Beast, Iceman, Angel (on loan from the original X-Men), and Hulk. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action # 10. Kirby/Sol Brodsky cover. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 23 CBCS 7.5

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    Label #16-2DFE807-003

    Starts Oct 5

    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. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 34 PGX 7.0

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    Missing staple (production).

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    Cover by Don Heck. "The Living Laser!", script by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck; The Living Laser robs a bank, and the Avengers investigate the scene of the crime; There, the Living Laser is in plain clothes and notices how beautiful the Wasp is, and becomes obsessed with her; Bill Foster returns to help; The Living Laser then attacks; He is beaten by Goliath and the rest of the Avengers arrive; The Living Laser escapes however, and makes his laser beam deadlier; The Avengers excluding Goliath attack the Living Laser again, Hawkeye and Captain America get captured in a deadly trap and the Wasp is kidnapped by the Laser. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, and the Wasp. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #26. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 35 PGX 7.0

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    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. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 CGC 8.0

    1st app. Dane Whitman

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    Label #2043336005

    Starts Oct 5

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Magneto Walks the Earth," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska; Captain America leaves the Avengers to live his own life; Hercules travels back to Olympus to find it deserted; Dane Whitman and his traitorous assistant Norris accidentally summon Magneto and Toad back to Earth from space; They send a coded message to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and they fall into a trap where they are captured by Magneto; He wishes them to return to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but they refuse. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Iron Man cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 47 VF- 7.5

    1st app. Dane Whitman
    Starts Jan 4

    Cover pencils by Don Heck, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Magneto Walks the Earth," script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska; Captain America leaves the Avengers to live his own life; Hercules travels back to Olympus to find it deserted; Dane Whitman and his traitorous assistant Norris accidentally summon Magneto and Toad back to Earth from space; They send a coded message to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and they fall into a trap where they are captured by Magneto; He wishes them to return to the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but they refuse. Avengers roll call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Iron Man cameo. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 48 CGC 7.0

    1st app. new Black Knight

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    Label #2103991009

    Starts Oct 5

    Cover by George Tuska. Origin of the new Black Knight in "The Black Knight Lives Again," script by Roy Thomas, art by George Tuska; Quicksilver escapes from Magneto long enough to alert the Avengers, but he is recaptured; Dane Whitman recalls the death of his uncle, the villainous Black Knight, as he prepares to become the new Black Knight to fight Magneto himself; But when he meets the Avengers, they attack him, not knowing that this new Black Knight is on their side; Meanwhile, in Olympus, Hercules finds that the gods are missing and the Promethean Flame has been extinguished. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Magneto appearance. Letter to the editor from writer Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 48 CGC 6.5

    1st app. new Black Knight

    Paper: Off white to white

    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #2122746022

    Starts Jan 4

    Cover by George Tuska. Origin of the new Black Knight in "The Black Knight Lives Again," script by Roy Thomas, art by George Tuska; Quicksilver escapes from Magneto long enough to alert the Avengers, but he is recaptured; Dane Whitman recalls the death of his uncle, the villainous Black Knight, as he prepares to become the new Black Knight to fight Magneto himself; But when he meets the Avengers, they attack him, not knowing that this new Black Knight is on their side; Meanwhile, in Olympus, Hercules finds that the gods are missing and the Promethean Flame has been extinguished. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, Hercules, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Magneto appearance. Letter to the editor from writer Peter Sanderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 51 PGX 8.0

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    Slab: Scuffing on front of case

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    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "In the Clutches of the Collector!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Tuska; Goliath tries again to cure his size-changing powers using high charges of electricity and is almost killed in the process, but is saved by the Wasp when the off switch stops working; Goliath, Hawkeye and the Wasp are kidnapped by the Collector... and Thor!; The Collector previously made Thor drink a potion of obedience; The Collector tries to make Goliath regain his huge size for his collection by having Thor create a thunderstorm, but Goliath's condition doesn't change; To further his collection he looks at Captain America with the Cosmic Viewer, but he is on a mission, far away; He considers the Hulk, but he is in Asgard; He then spots Iron Man and a battle ensues, where Iron Man almost dies; However, the rest of the Avengers are rescued by the Wasp, who has managed to grow again. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, and the Wasp. Letters to the editor from comics writers Doug Moench and Tony Isabella. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 57 CGC 6.5

    1st Silver Age app. Vision

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    Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case

    Label #2037603002

    Starts Oct 5

    Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by George Klein. First Silver Age appearance of the Vision in "Behold... the Vision!", script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema and Marie Severin (Page 3, 2nd to last panel), inks by George Klein; The Vision enters the Avengers HQ and approaches the Wasp, but he falls and collapses; Goliath rushes in, wondering what happened, and finds the Vision in a crumpled heap on the floor; Meanwhile, Hawkeye visits Natasha to find she has decided to become the Black Widow again; He receives a call to return to the mansion; Black Panther foils a robbery and is also called; While examining the Vision, he bursts back into life and attacks the Avengers again; He calms down and informs the Avengers that he has been sent by Ultron-5 to destroy them; He leads the Avengers back to Ultron's hideout into a trap, but the Vision himself challenges Ultron and wins, saving the Avengers. Avengers roll call: Hawkeye, Goliath, the Wasp, and the Black Panther. Black Widow and Ultron-5 appearances. Letter to the editor from comics writer Tony Isabella. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 69 CGC 8.0

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    Label #3693787016

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    "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. ) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.