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Avengers (1963 1st Series) comic books 1969

  • Issue #60
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 60

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    The wedding of the Wasp and Yellowjacket in "...Till Death Do Us Part!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo). Cover by John Buscema and George Klein (with alterations by John Romita). Avengers Mansion is abuzz as Jarvis makes preparations for the surprise wedding of Janet Van Dyne and Yellowjacket! The Wasp's teammates still can't believe she is dumping Hank Pym for this costumed stranger! But instead of worrying about Jan and her newly betrothed, maybe the assembled heroes should take a closer look at the caterers! When the happy bride cuts the cake, the Circus of Crime attacks! Will the Ringmaster and his minions rend asunder...what has just been joined together? Not if Goliath has a say in the matter! A fun issue! Cameo appearances by the Fantastic Four, Crystal, Black Knight, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Spider-Man, and the original X-Men. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Hawkeye, Wasp, Yellowjacket, and the Vision. 32 pages. Cover price 12 cents. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #61
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 61

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    First appearance of the Avengers' Quinjet in "Some Say the World Will End in Fire, Some Say in Ice" Guest-starring Doctor Strange and the Black Knight. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. Story continues from Doctor Strange 178. A quiet night at Avengers Mansion is interrupted by the sudden arrival of the Master of the Mystic Arts! Dr. Strange warns that the Spell of Fire and Ice unleashed by the Sons of Satannish could destroy the world! And he requests immediate help from Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Without delay Hawkeye and the Black Knight rush to Antarctica to battle Surtur, while the Vision and T'Challa fly to Africa to fight Ymir! The Fire Demon and the Frost Giant are virtually indestructible! Does Doctor Strange have a magic ace up his sleeve (or perhaps cloak) to save the Earth? Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, and the Vision. (Note: The letters page includes letters from comics editor Kim Metzger and Elfquest co-creator Richard Pini.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #62
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 62
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #0254038005
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
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    "The Monarch and the Man-Ape" First appearance of the Man-Ape. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by George Klein. Cover by John Buscema and George Klein. After their encounter with Ymir and Surtur, the Avengers travel to the Black Panther's homeland to recuperate! But unfortunately there is something rotten in the state of Wakanda! M'Baku, one of T'Challa's mightiest warriors, has usurped the throne and secretly taken on the identity of the Man-Ape! However the Avengers don't know that when they sit down for the evening feast! Once his teammates succumb to M'Baku's drugged wine, the Black Panther must face his royal challenger alone! In the heart of the jungle, T'Challa battles for his throne and his life vs. the ferocious Man-Ape! Appearance by the Black Knight. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Hawkeye, and the Vision. (Notes: The Man-Ape returns in Avengers 78. The cover logo changes to "The Mighty Avengers" thru issue 69. The letters page also contains a statement of ownership: average print run 428,600; average paid circulation 276,951. This story was reprinted in Jungle Action 5.) 32 pages. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #63
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 63
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    • Tape along length of spine. Extra staples (not manufacturing).
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0259438008

    "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. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #64
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 64
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    "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. 12 cent cover price. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #65
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 65
    • Rust migration.
    • Signed by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gene Colan with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1482202003
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    • Water spots.
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    Last 12-cent issue. "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. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #66
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 66

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    First 15 cent issue. "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. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #67
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 67
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage.
    • Spine break. Oxidation.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • First page detached but present.
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    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. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #68
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 68
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Rust migration.
    • Cover plus one wrap detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/4" Spine split from bottom. Centerfold detached at one staple. Oxidation.
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    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
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    "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. 15 cent cover price. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #69
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 69
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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.

  • Issue #70
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 70
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    • CGC Signature Series
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    • Signed by Roy Thomas on 4/22/17 & Sal Buscema on 5/3/17.
    • Label #1427399001
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    "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. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #71
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 71
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    "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. Cover price $0.15.