The Avengers #288 [Direct Edition]
(February 1988)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

When Wakes The Sentry Sinister! (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [Dr. Druid; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; She-Hulk; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]]; Adaptoid (disguised as the Fixer); Machine Man; Sentry 459
Reprints:

Heavy Metal! (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Ralph Macchio
Pencils:
John Buscema (breakdowns)
Inks:
Tom Palmer (finishes)
Colors:
Christie Scheele
Letters:
Bill Oakley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Dr. Druid; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]]; Marrina; Heavy Metal [Super-Adaptoid (in the form of the Fixer); Machine Man; Sentry 459; Tess-One] (introduction, villains); Doomsday Man (destroyed)
Synopsis:
The Super-Adaptoid gains the Machine Man's help after promising to revive Jocasta. After gaining control of Sentry 459 and Tess-One the group, naming itself Heavy Metal, attacks Hydrobase.
Reprints:

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

In "Mark's Remarks" Mark Gruenwald recounts why Roger Stern is no longer the writer of the title. Letters from readers: Jeff Miller, Cynthia Scott, Hurricane Heeran, Brian Daly

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When Wakes The Sentry Sinister!
    Avengers
  2. 1. Heavy Metal!
    Avengers
  3. 2. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
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