The Avengers #196 [Direct Edition]
(June 1980)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Bob Budiansky (Assistant 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) #196 [Newsstand Edition].


Introducing the Treacherous Taskmaster! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Perez (signed)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Taskmaster
Reprints:

The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Michelinie
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; the Avengers [the Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; the Vision; the Wasp; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]; Wonder Man]; Selbe; Dr. Pernell Solomon; Iron Fist (flashback); Spider-Man (flashback); the Taskmaster
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Scott Lang, the Ant-Man, is mistakenly referred to, in page 3 panel 4, as Scott Harris.

"The Trap" (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Larcenous Lil; Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for Hostess Twinkies from ITT Continental Baking Company.

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
David Michelinie
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

David Michelinie on how Marvel is now having writers conduct their own letters pages and letters on The Avengers #192. Letters from readers: Kurt Busiek, Kyle Turner, John Riley

The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson (Table of Contents)

The Dingo Kids and O.J. Simpson; Dingo boots / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
O.J. Simpson
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Comic strip ad for Dingo boots from Acme Boot Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Northwest Industries, Inc.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Introducing the Treacherous Taskmaster!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster
    The Avengers
  3. 2. "The Trap"
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
  5. 4. The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson
    The Dingo Kids and O.J. Simpson; Dingo boots
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