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
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

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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