The Avengers #285 [Direct Edition]
(November 1987)

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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
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Gregory Wright (Assistant Editor); Mark Gruenwald (Editor); Tom DeFalco (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

The Wrath of Zeus! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [the Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Doctor Druid; Hercules; She-Hulk; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Thor [Sigurd Jarlson]; the Wasp]; Zeus
Reprints:

Twilight of the Gods! (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:
Bill Oakley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (leaves); Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Doctor Druid; She-Hulk; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Thor [Sigurd Jarlson] (leaves)]; Hercules; Wasp; Fixer (seen in a file); Greek gods [Ares; Apollo; Athena; Dionysus (cameo); Hera (cameo); Hermes (cameo); Neptune; Zeus]; Prometheus; Marrina; Fixer (on screen); Masters of Evil (flashback)
Synopsis:
Doctor Druid calms Hercules and gets the demigod to snap out of his delirium. Zeus continues his assault on the Avengers but is stopped by Hercules. A penitent Zeus forgives the Avengers and forbids all of the Greek gods from setting foot on the Earth ever again (including Hercules). Back on Earth, Thor leaves to attempt to end the curse placed on him by Hela. Also, Marrina returns to Hydrobase and tells Namor that all his Atlantean followers abandoned him after he was taken by Neptune. Later, Captain Marvel decides the Avengers will try to find the missing Captain America.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Thor and Captain America effectively leave the Avengers as of this issue.

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

Avengers Assemble! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Mark's Remarks editorial; letters on The Avengers #279. Letters from Kathy Graff, John C. Hartley, Scott Anderson, James A. Zank, Dale Novak, Keith Reaves

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wrath of Zeus!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Twilight of the Gods!
    The Avengers
  3. 2. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
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