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]
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loki! Prepare for battle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Coming of the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-337
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The place: Asgard, home of the Norse gods!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner; Mechano]] (introduction, origin); circus ringmaster; lion tamer; trapeze artists; Bobby; Bobby's mother; Charlie; Captain; Jane Foster; Asgardians [Odin]; Teen Brigade [Rick Jones; William "Willie" Bishop]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]; Silent Ones
Synopsis
Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor join forces to defeat Loki.
Reprints
Keywords
ants; Asgard; City News (newspaper); elephant; Flight 738; horse; Imperial Palace; Isle of Silence; lions; Old Man of the Sea (mentioned); Rainbow Bridge; Sea of Mist; seal; Tangle Roots; Volcanic Gas Globules; volcano

Indexer Notes

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.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Palmer-Jones Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Loki! Prepare for battle!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. ["Boys! Men!"]
    Mike Marvel System
  3. 2. The Coming of the Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. ["First, the Fantastic Four!"]
    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
  5. 4. ["On sale now!"]
    Human Torch; Spider-Man
  6. 5. ["On sale in early July!"]
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Palmer-Jones Publishers
  8. 7. ["Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  9. 8. ["100 toy soldiers"]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  10. 9. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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