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 (editor)

Issue Notes

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

[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 [Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Thor Odinson]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Loki
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 / 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 [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
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]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner] (also as Mechano); Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Don Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Teen Brigade [Rick Jones]; Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Susan Storm; circus ringmaster; lion tamer; trapeze artists; Bobby; Bobby's mother; Charlie; Captain; Teen Brigade [William "Willie" Bishop]; 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; Mjolnir; Old Man of the Sea; Pym Particles; Rainbow Bridge; 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 Company 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 Coin Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bargain Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Mother Hubbard / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. Catalog / 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 / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The 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) /

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

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

Commercial Trades Institute / 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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Loki! Prepare for battle!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. ["Boys! Men!"]
    Mike Marvel
  3. 2. [Indicia]
  4. 3. The Coming of the Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  5. 4. [Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #3]
    Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
  6. 5. ["Free with any purchase"]
    Centre Coin Company Catalog
  7. 6. ["Record your voice at home"]
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. ["Curious coins! Odd paper money!"]
    Littleton Coin Company
  9. 8. ["Instant live sea animals"]
    Bargain Company
  10. 9. 10 King-Size Latex Toys for $1.00
    Mother Hubbard
  11. 10. ["Reward $11, 750.00 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  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
  15. 14. [Fantastic Four Annual #1]
    The Fantastic Four
  16. 15. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  17. 16. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Palmer-Jones Publishing
  18. 17. ["Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  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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