(August 1979)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860245808
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (Assistant Editor); Roger Stern (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; later Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #200)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue features the first appearance of a Chthon-possessed Scarlet Witch, a "Dark Scarlet Witch", so to speak. It anticipates, in many ways, the Dark Phoenix character, by the same artist, that first appeared in The X-Men #134 (June 1980).


Enter... Modred the Mystic! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Darkhold book; Modred the Mystic; the Scarlet Witch
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Nights of Wundagore! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald (plot); Steven Grant (plot); David Michelinie (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dan Green
Colors:
Roger Slifer
Letters:
Jim Novak
Job Number:
LG458

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [the Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; the Falcon; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Quicksilver (origin, details); the Scarlet Witch (origin, details); the Vision; the Wasp]; Bova; Chthon (I); Django Maximoff; Edwin Jarvis; Henry Peter Gyrich; the High Evolutionary (flashback); Jonathan Drew (flashback); Magda (wife of Magneto, mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, flashback) (I); Modred the Mystic; Robert Frank [a.k.a. the Whizzer] (flashback); his wife Madeline Joyce Frank [a.k.a. Miss America] (flashback)
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Indexer Notes

Magneto revealed as father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch via the appearance of Magda in X-Men #125. The origin of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch storyline discussed in detail by Mark Gruenwald in the letters page of Avengers #192. This information added 2005 by Steven Tice.

The Adventures of Gritboy (Table of Contents)

Grit newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
N. Rosati (signed)
Inks:
N. Rosati (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Chris

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for the Grit newspaper from Grit Publishing Co..

The Next Time You're Shopping For Good Comics... Wear Your Sunglasses! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
In a colorless world a boy picks up a Marvel color magazine and is blown away by the colors inside.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip promo for the color Marvel Magazine line.

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
various; Jim Salicrup (replies)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on The Avengers #182.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Enter... Modred the Mystic!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Nights of Wundagore!
    The Avengers
  3. 2. The Adventures of Gritboy
    Grit newspaper
  4. 3. The Next Time You're Shopping For Good Comics... Wear Your Sunglasses!
    Marvel Magazine
  5. 4. Avengers Assemble!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Max Capp
  • Warren Zeigler
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  • Jenny R McGinnis
  • Lou Mougin
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  • Ralf Haring
  • Lou Mazzella
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  • Max Capp
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