The Avengers #1 [Regular]
(September 1963)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-07-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (sourced) (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (sourced)
Inks
Dick Ayers (sourced)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (sourced) (cover lettering, blurbs and caption below logo); Sol Brodsky ? (sourced) (logo design, see notes); Sam Rosen ? (sourced) (logo design, see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loki! Prepare for battle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Don Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Loki
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
ants; Iron Man Armor Model 1; Mjolnir

Indexer Notes

The Official Marvel Index to the Avengers (Marvel, 1994 series) #1 listed Sam Rosen as logo designer and Todd Klein lists Sol Brodsky.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System / advertisement / 0.9 page (report information)

[Indicia] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia. Inside front cover.

The Coming of the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avengers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot, script); Jack Kirby (sourced) (plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-337
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The place: Asgard, home of the Norse gods!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Ant-Man [Hank Pym] (featured) (founds team); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (featured) (also as Mechano, founds team); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (featured) (founds team); Thor [Don Blake] (featured) (founds team); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (featured) (founds team)
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (guest); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm] (guest); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (guest); The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Teen Brigade: Willie Bishop (supporting) (introduction); Rick Jones (supporting)
Jane Foster (guest); Charlie Gaston (introduction); Loki (villain); Odin (guest); circus ringmaster; lion tamer; trapeze artists; Bobby; Bobby's mother; unnamed pilot and co-pilot of Flight 738; Silent Ones [unnamed members]; unnamed Asgardians; unnamed trolls
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor join forces to defeat Loki.
Reprints
Keywords
Ant-Man's double catapult; ants; Asgard; Baxter Building; Bifrost the Rainbow Bridge; City News (newspaper); Detroit; elephant; Flight 738; Hank Pym's laboratory; horse; Imperial Palace; Iron Man Armor Model 1; Isle of Silence; lions; Mjolnir; New Mexico; New York City; Old Man of the Sea; Pym Particles; Sea of Mist; seal; Tangle Roots; Volcanic Gas Globules; volcano

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin for the team.

Job number from reprinting in Sons of Origins of Marvel Comics. Info per Will Murray.

Loki mentions that the "Old Man of the Sea" was based on legends of the Silent Ones, trolls from Asgard.

[Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #3] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Centre Coin's Album or Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Littleton Coins / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

10 King-Size Latex Toys for $1.00 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

King-Size Latex Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Best Values Coins and Currency / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Strange Tales Annual #2] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Human Torch; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Western Wonders / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Fantastic Four Annual #1] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Guide to Hypnotism / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute Courses / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers $1.25 (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Loki! Prepare for battle!"]
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["Boys! Men!"]
    Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System
  3. 2. [Indicia]
  4. 3. The Coming of the Avengers!
    The Avengers
  5. 4. [Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #3]
    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
  6. 5. ["Free with any purchase"]
    Centre Coin's Album or Catalog
  7. 6. ["Record your voice at home"]
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. ["Curious coins! Odd paper money!"]
    Littleton Coins
  9. 8. ["Instant live sea animals"]
    Sea-Monkeys
  10. 9. 10 King-Size Latex Toys for $1.00
    King-Size Latex Toys
  11. 10. ["Reward $11, 750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Coins and Currency
  12. 11. [Strange Tales Annual #2]
    Human Torch; Spider-Man
  13. 12. ["Grog grows own tail"]
    Western Wonders
  14. 13. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
    Grit Newspaper
  15. 14. [Fantastic Four Annual #1]
    Fantastic Four
  16. 15. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  17. 16. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Guide to Hypnotism
  18. 17. ["Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Courses
  19. 18. 100 Toy Soldiers $1.25
    100 Toy Soldiers
  20. 19. ["Boys, girls, men, women If you know just 20 people..."]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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