The Avengers #186 [British]
(August 1979)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel All-Colour Comics
Barcode
0714860245808
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) #186 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

This issue features the first appearance of a Chthon-possessed Scarlet Witch, a "Dark Scarlet Witch", so to speak. It anticipates, in many ways, the Dark Phoenix character, by the same artist, that first appeared in The X-Men #134 (June 1980).


Enter... Modred the Mystic! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Darkhold book; Modred the Mystic; The Avengers [the Scarlet Witch; Vision; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Beast; Wasp; Falcon]
Reprints

Nights of Wundagore! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald (plot); Steven Grant (plot); David Michelinie (plot, script)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dan Green
Colors
Roger Slifer
Letters
Jim Novak

Job Number
LG458
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [the Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; the Falcon; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Quicksilver (origin, details); the Scarlet Witch (origin, details); the Vision; the Wasp]; Bova; Chthon (I); Django Maximoff; Edwin Jarvis; Henry Peter Gyrich; the High Evolutionary (flashback); Jonathan Drew (flashback); Magda (wife of Magneto, mother of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, flashback) (I); Modred the Mystic; Robert Frank [a.k.a. the Whizzer] (flashback); his wife Madeline Joyce Frank [a.k.a. Miss America] (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Magneto revealed as father of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch via the appearance of Magda in X-Men #125. The origin of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch storyline discussed in detail by Mark Gruenwald in the letters page of Avengers #192. This information added 2005 by Steven Tice.

The Adventures of Gritboy (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Grit newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Next Time You're Shopping For Good Comics... Wear Your Sunglasses! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Marvel Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jim Salicrup
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on The Avengers #182. Letters from Mike Labrie, Bill Krauss, Larry Brundin

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter... Modred the Mystic!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Nights of Wundagore!
    The Avengers
  3. 2. The Adventures of Gritboy
    Grit newspaper
  4. 3. The Next Time You're Shopping For Good Comics... Wear Your Sunglasses!
    Marvel Magazine
  5. 4. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jay Flash
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jenny R McGinnis
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ralf Haring
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Max Capp
  • Darrel McCann