(June 2018)

Archie, 2017 Series
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Price
6.99 USD
Pages
228
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
2018-04-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel
Barcode
074820648728 06

Issue Notes

Publication coincided with the cinematic debut of Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers Featuring Thanos (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]]

Riverdale (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Masters of Evil! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-699
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Pate-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo] (introduction); Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The events of this story are revisited in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2005, Marvel series) #3.

Introducing Zemo! and His Masters of Evil! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Radioactive Man [Chen Lu]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]]
Reprints

Their Darkest Hour! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]
Reprints

Jughead (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Their Darkest Hour! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-739
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Odin; Loki; Masters of Evil [Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Rick Jones appears in Bucky's uniform.

Avengers: Mighty Origins TPB (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Avengers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beware the Blood Brothers! (Table of Contents: 8)

Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Drax, the Destroyer; Blood Brothers
Reprints

Beware the... Blood Brothers! (Table of Contents: 9)

Iron Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin (plot); Mike Friedrich (script)
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mentor [A'lars] (introduction); Eros [Starfox] (introduction); Kronos [Chronos] (introduction); Drax, the Destroyer (introduction); Thanos (villain, introduction); Blood Brothers (villain, introduction); Thanos Thralls (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

2nd Thanos War story (next installment in CAPTAIN MARVEL #25)

Archie #30 On Sale Now (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Power of Babel! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Avengers / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
John Buscema (breakdowns); Dave Cockrum (finished art)
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Black Panther; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Thor [Donald Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mantis; Swordsman]; Libra; Thanos
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Thanos story. Continues in Captain Marvel (Marvel, 1968 series) #33.

They Strike From Space! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Thanos
Reprints

Get ready for a wild ride through time (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Jughead's Time Police / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Jim Starlin
Colors
Jim Starlin ?
Letters
John Costanza ?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor; Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision]; Captain Marvel; Warlock; Thanos
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Starlin colors per notation on original art.

To Duel a Mad God! (Table of Contents: 15)

Spider-Man; Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin (signed)
Inks
Jim Starlin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Adam Warlock; Thanos; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarlet Witch; Beast; Vision]; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Moondragon
Reprints
Keywords
Soul Gem

Indexer Notes

The character heads surrounding the main illustration are stats from various sources by various artists.

The Final Threat (Table of Contents: 16)

Avengers / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin (breakdowns, finished art (page 30)); Joe Rubinstein (finished art)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; Jim Starlin (page 30)
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Moondragon; Scarlet Witch; Thor; Vision]; Adam Warlock (Death); Pip the Troll (Death); Gamora (Death); Captain Marvel; Thanos (Villain); Thanos-Thralls (Villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Infinity Gems; Soul Gems

Indexer Notes

Continued in Marvel Two-In-One Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #2.

First appearance of all 6 Infinity Gems.

Experience the original cosmic masterpieces (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death Watch! (Table of Contents: 18)

Spider-Man; The Thing / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin (breakdowns); Joe Rubinstein (finished art)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Annette Kawecki

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Moondragon; Adam Warlock; Gamora; Pip the Troll; Lord Chaos (introduction); Master Order (introduction); The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Beast]; Thanos
Synopsis
The Thing and Spider-Man travel to Thanos' huge spaceship which he plans on using in conjunction with the Soul Gem to make the sun go nova, thus ending all life in the solar system. Thing is captured and placed in stasis along with the Avengers but Spider-Man pulls himself together and breaks them all free. As the heroes battle the mad Titan, Spider-Man is tipped off by Chaos and Order and frees Adam Warlock from the Soul Gem for a final showdown with Thanos.
Reprints

Marvel's Avengers Infinity War Prelude TPB (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Avengers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Patrick Scherberger
Inks
Patrick Scherberger
Colors
Chris Sotomayor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Iron Man; Thor
Reprints

Savage (Table of Contents: 21)

Avengers / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Yost
Pencils
Scott Wegener
Inks
Scott Wegener
Colors
Jean-Fran├žois Beaulieu
Letters
Joe Sabino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor; Iron Man; Black Panther; Giant-Man; Wasp; Captain America]; Hulk; Rick Jones; Grandmaster; Collector; Champion (cameo); Gardener (cameo); Runner (cameo)
Synopsis
The Grandmaster and the Collector compel the Hulk to fight the Avengers in one of their cosmic games.
Reprints

Music, Magic and More (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Archie's Big Book / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Avengers Featuring Thanos
    Avengers
  2. 1. Riverdale
    Riverdale
  3. 2. Masters of Evil!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. Introducing Zemo! and His Masters of Evil!
    The Avengers
  5. 4. Their Darkest Hour!
    The Avengers
  6. 5. Jughead
    Jughead
  7. 6. Their Darkest Hour!
    The Avengers
  8. 7. Avengers: Mighty Origins TPB
    Avengers
  9. 8. Beware the Blood Brothers!
    Iron Man
  10. 9. Beware the... Blood Brothers!
    Iron Man
  11. 10. Archie #30 On Sale Now
    Archie
  12. 11. The Power of Babel!
    The Avengers
  13. 12. They Strike From Space!
    The Avengers
  14. 13. Get ready for a wild ride through time
    Jughead's Time Police
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  16. 15. To Duel a Mad God!
    Spider-Man; Thing
  17. 16. The Final Threat
    Avengers
  18. 17. Experience the original cosmic masterpieces
  19. 18. Death Watch!
    Spider-Man; The Thing
  20. 19. Marvel's Avengers Infinity War Prelude TPB
    Avengers
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  22. 21. Savage
    Avengers
  23. 22. Music, Magic and More
    Archie's Big Book
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