The Avengers #189 [Direct Edition]
(November 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:
?
Barcode:
0714860245811
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 is a variant of The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #189 [Newsstand Edition].

Direct Edition of this issue was actually printed with a barcode that was marked with a black slash from the printer/publisher. Direct Edition also distinguishable by the black diamond box around the pricing on the upper left corner of the cover.


[Who is the surprise super-villain Hawkeye battles alone?] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dan Green
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; the Falcon; Hawkeye; the Scarlet Witch; Thor [Donald Blake]; the Vision]; Henry Peter Gyrich
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Superheroes [Marvel Super-Heroes] (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #384

Wings and Arrows! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mark Gruenwald (plot); Roger Stern (plot); Steven Grant (plot, script); David Michelinie ("creative kibitzing")
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Dan Green
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Jim Novak
Job Number:
LG546

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Avengers [The Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; The Falcon; Redwing; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta; The Scarlet Witch; Thor [Donald Blake]; The Vision; Wonder Man; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]]; Deathbird; Edwin Jarvis; Henry Peter Gyrich; Mr. Keeshan
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Superheroes [Marvel Super-Heroes] (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #384 (April 1982)
  • in Star Magazine (Edizioni Star Comics, 1990 series) #2

Indexer Notes

Takes place after Avengers Annual #9.

Captain Marvel Vs. Professor Sneer. (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Esposito
Inks:
Mike Esposito?
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Professor Sneer
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel prevents Professor Sneer from extinguishing the sun.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for Hostess Twinkies from ITT Continental Baking Company. Mike Esposito credit from auction of original art at Heritage Auction Galleries in January 2002.

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
various; David Michelinie (reply)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on The Avengers #183 & 184.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Who is the surprise super-villain Hawkeye battles alone?]
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Wings and Arrows!
    The Avengers
  3. 2. Captain Marvel Vs. Professor Sneer.
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Avengers Assemble!
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