([December] 2006)

Marvel, 2003 Series
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Volume:
6
Price:
49.99 USD
Pages:
260
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
0-7851-2079-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Joe Quesada (Editor in Chief); Jeff Youngquist (Senior Editor, Special Projects); Cory Sedlmeier (Collection Editor);
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7.5" x 10.25"
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 Series) #51-58, The Avengers Annual (Marvel, 1967 Series) #2 and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 Series) #45.

Special thanks to Kelly Borkert, Tom Brevoort, Ralph Macchio, Michael Maillot, Roy Thomas and Scott Williams.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (uses signature Excelsior in dustjacket flaps)
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Early Silver Age and Late Silver Age Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man/Goliath; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Captain America; Thor; Black Panther; Hulk]

Indexer Notes

Cover of dustjacket reprints the cover to AVENGERS ANNUAL #2 (Marvel, 1967 series) September 1968. Back cover features nine cover thumbnails of AVENGERS #51-58 and X-Men #45. The dustjacket contains two flaps. The front cover flap is a brief text editorial by Stan Lee basically hyping the book. The back dustjacket flap lists the current Marvel Masterworks catalog titles. Direct Edition UPC located on bottom of this back flap. The front cover is embossed. Printed one sided.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 6 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Interior front and back cover are blank. Frontispage and Endpage are also blank.

[Title page] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Marvel Masterworks Logo atop the Avengers logo with issue numbers in this volume. Roy Thomas and John Buscema listed [as writer and artist].

[Indicia Page] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial credits and indicia information. Features the letter "A" taken from the masthead AVENGERS logo, centered above the credits.

[Creator Credits] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Source creator credits page listing writers, pencillers, inkers and letterers for the entire reprinted material in this volume.

[The Avengers #57] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema; George Klein ?
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Vision

Indexer Notes

Cover reprint of THE AVENGERS #57 without the masthead logo and comic book identity. Functions more as a pin-up.

Marvel Masterworks Contents (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents page.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Roy Thomas revisits the creation of all issues presented in this volume.

Indexer Notes

Each page features a lightly screened background taken from random interior pages from this volume.

[The Avengers #51] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkeye; Thor; Iron Man; Wasp; Goliath
Reprints:

In The Clutches of the Collector! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Iron Man; Hawkeye; Wasp; Goliath; The Collector (first appearance); Captain America (cameo); Black Panther (cameo); Hulk (appearance)
Reprints:

[The Avengers #52] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Goliath; Wasp; Hawkeye; Black Panther; Grim Reaper
Reprints:

Death Calls For the Arch-Heroes (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Goliath; Wasp; Hawkeye; Black Panther; Grim Reaper; Jasper Sitwell; Natasha Romanoff (cameo); Tony Stark (cameo); Captain America (cameo and flashback); Thor (cameo); Wonder Man (in flashback); Iron Man (in flashback); Hercules (appearance); Quicksilver (appearance); Scarlet Witch (appearance)
Reprints:

[X-Men #45] (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Verpoorten
Colors:
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Quicksilver
Reprints:

When Mutants Clash! (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Friedrich
Pencils:
Don Heck (layouts); Werner Roth (pencils)
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Professor X (flashback)]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Toad; The Avengers [Black Panther, Goliath, Wasp, Hawkeye]; Red Raven (flashback)
Reprints:

[The Avengers #53] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl]; The Avengers [Black Panther, Goliath, Wasp, Hawkeye]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tuska confirmed as cover inker by Michel Maillot via the GCD Errors list, August 2009. Previously either Buscema or Tuska suggested by Nick Caputo, November, 2003.

In Battle Joined! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl]; The Avengers [Black Panther, Goliath, Wasp, Hawkeye]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Toad
Reprints:

[The Avengers #54] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; Aragorn; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man
Reprints:

...And Deliver Us From The Masters of Evil! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; Aragorn; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man; Jarvis [The Crimson Cowl]; Thor (in flashback); Iron Man (in flashback); Bill Foster; Ultron-5 (first appearance)
Reprints:

[The Avengers #55] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man
Reprints:

Mayhem Over Manhattan! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; Aragorn; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man; Ultron-5 [Crimson Cowl]; Jarvis
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Segue page that features the capital letter "A" taken from the Avengers masthead logo.

[The Avengers #56] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky Barnes; Hawkeye; Goliath; Black Panther
Reprints:

Death Be Not Proud! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Goliath; Wasp; Black Panther; Hawkeye; Captain America; Zemo (from the past); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (from the past); Bucky Barnes (from the past)
Reprints:

[Avengers Annual #2] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Avengers [Wasp; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther]; Old Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man; Iron Man; Thor; Hulk]
Reprints:

...And Time The Rushing River... (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Don Heck; Werner Roth
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Avengers [Wasp; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther]; Old Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man; Iron Man; Thor; Hulk]; Scarlet Centurian; ALL IN FLASHBACK: Fantastic Four [The Thing; Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman]; Spider-Man; X-Men [Cyclops; Ice Man; Beast; Angel]; Sub-Mariner; Dr. Stephen Strange; Nick Fury; Dum Dumm Dugan; Daredevil; Melter; Zemo; Black Knight; Radioactive Man; Mr. Hyde; Mole Man; Red Ghost; Executioner; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Sandman; Quicksilver; Enchantress; Red Skull; Dr. Doom; Electro; Mandarin; Doctor Octopus
Reprints:

Part 2: The Avengers Must Die! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Don Heck; Werner Roth
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
New Avengers [Wasp; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther]; Old Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man; Iron Man; Thor [Dr. Donald Blake]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Scarlet Centurian; Zemo (in flashback); The Watcher (cameo); Rama-Tut (in flashback)
Reprints:

HANG LOOSE, HEROES! ...Stan and the Gang (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (?)
Pencils:
?; John Buscema (Hulk, Captain America, Quicksilver figures)
Inks:
?; John Buscema (Hulk, Captain America, Quicksilver figures)
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Captain America; Quicksilver; Hercules; Thor; Iron Man; Hawkeye; Giant Man; The Scarlet Witch; The Black Panther; the Wasp
Reprints:

Avenjerks Assemble (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Roy Thomas, Don Heck, John Buscema, and Stan Lee in satire.
Reprints:

[The Avengers #57] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema ?; George Klein ?
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Vision
Reprints:

Behold...The Vision! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Vision (first appearance); Ultron-5 (destruction of); Black Widow (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page 3, 2nd to last panel was redrawn by Marie Severin. Info from interview with Roy Thomas in Alter Ego #50, July 2005, page 18.

[The Avengers #58] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Thor; Iron Man; Vision
Reprints:

Even An Android Can Cry (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Thor; Iron Man; Vision; Wasp; NEW & OLD AVENGERS (in flashback): [Giant Man; Wasp; Hulk; Iron Man; Thor; Captain America; Black Panther; Spider-Man; Hercules; Hawkeye; Black Widow; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver]; Ultron-5 (origin and in flashback); Wonder Man (in flashback); Zemo (in flashback); Executioner (in flashback); Enchantress (in flashback)
Reprints:

[Marvel Triple Action #47] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
?
Colors:
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Black Knight; Aragorn; Melter; Whizzer; Klaw; Radioactive Man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko's reinterpretation of The Avengers #54 cover from the 1979 reprint, Marvel Triple Action.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers #51 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
None (for original art); Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction for inset cover)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Thor; Iron Man

Indexer Notes

Original unedited cover for THE AVENGERS #51. Contains an inset colored cover of the original.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers #54 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
None (for original art); Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction for inset cover)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkeye; Black Panther; Goliath; Black Knight; Aragorn; Melter; Whizzer; Klaw; Radioactive Man

Indexer Notes

Original unedited cover for THE AVENGERS #54. Contains an inset colored cover of the original.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers #58 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Panther
Synopsis:
A rare glimpse at John Buscema's pencils from this period.

Indexer Notes

Photo of John Buscema holding the splash page to issue #58 courtesy of Michael Mailot and Roy Thomas. Features the original art that includes Klein's inks.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers #51 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema (layout); ? (pencils)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Interior layout for page 8 from THE AVENGERS #51 with pencils by an undetermined bullpen member. Courtesy of Kelly Borkert.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers #58 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
Sam Rosen; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Vision; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man

Indexer Notes

Original art for THE AVENGERS #58 page 19. Courtesy Scott Williams.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers #58 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
George Klein
Letters:
Sam Rosen; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vision

Indexer Notes

Original art for THE AVENGERS #58 page 20. Courtesy Scott Williams.

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Rhett Thomas
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies of the following: Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Gary Friedrich, Don Heck and Werner Roth.

The Marvel Masterworks Library (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Detailed listing of the current Masterworks volumes.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Title page]
  4. 3. [Indicia Page]
  5. 4. [Creator Credits]
  6. 5. [The Avengers #57]
    The Avengers
  7. 6. Marvel Masterworks Contents
  8. 7. Introduction
  9. 8. [The Avengers #51]
    The Avengers
  10. 9. In The Clutches of the Collector!
    The Avengers
  11. 10. [The Avengers #52]
    The Avengers
  12. 11. Death Calls For the Arch-Heroes
    The Avengers
  13. 12. [X-Men #45]
    The X-Men
  14. 13. When Mutants Clash!
    The X-Men
  15. 14. [The Avengers #53]
    The Avengers
  16. 15. In Battle Joined!
    The Avengers
  17. 16. [The Avengers #54]
    The Avengers
  18. 17. ...And Deliver Us From The Masters of Evil!
    The Avengers
  19. 18. [The Avengers #55]
    The Avengers
  20. 19. Mayhem Over Manhattan!
    The Avengers
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [The Avengers #56]
    The Avengers
  23. 22. Death Be Not Proud!
    The Avengers
  24. 23. [Avengers Annual #2]
    The Avengers
  25. 24. ...And Time The Rushing River...
    The Avengers
  26. 25. Part 2: The Avengers Must Die!
    The Avengers
  27. 26. HANG LOOSE, HEROES! ...Stan and the Gang
    The Avengers
  28. 27. Avenjerks Assemble
  29. 28. [The Avengers #57]
    The Avengers
  30. 29. Behold...The Vision!
    The Avengers
  31. 30. [The Avengers #58]
    The Avengers
  32. 31. Even An Android Can Cry
    The Avengers
  33. 32. [Marvel Triple Action #47]
    The Avengers
  34. 33. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #51
  35. 34. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #54
  36. 35. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #58
  37. 36. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #51
  38. 37. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #58
  39. 38. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #58
  40. 39. Biographies
  41. 40. The Marvel Masterworks Library
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