The Avengers #279 [Direct Edition]
(May 1987)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Gregory Wright (Assistant Editor); Mark Gruenwald (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

Who Will Lead The Avengers? (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema (signed)
Inks:
Tom Palmer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [the Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Doctor Druid; She-Hulk; Thor [Sigurd Jarlson]; the Wasp]
Reprints:

Command Decision (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
John Buscema (breakdowns)
Inks:
Tom Palmer (finishes)
Colors:
Christie Scheele
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau] (first as chairperson, origin); Doctor Druid (joins); She-Hulk; Thor [Sigurd Jarlson]]; Hercules; Frank Rambeau; Maria Rambeau; Karla Sofen [Moonstone]; Hermes (in shadow); Professor LeClare (flashback)
Synopsis:
Doctor Druid officially joins the Avengers. Captain Marvel is nominated as the new chairperson and, after much soul-searching, accepts the nomination. A still-comatose Hercules is taken from his hospital bed.
Reprints:

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

Avengers Assemble! / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Mark's Remarks editorial; letters on The Avengers #273. Letters from Darrell Bartok, Brian Daly, Joh Abrahams, George Covus, Jerimon White

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Thomas Costello (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of filing: October 6, 1986. Average number of copies of each issue during preceding 12 months (net press run): 412,900. Single issue nearest to filing date: 405,015.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Will Lead The Avengers?
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Command Decision
    The Avengers
  3. 2. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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