(April 1965)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-02-11
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); Martin Goodman (credited) (publisher)

Now, by My Hand, Shall Perish a Villain! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Masters of Evil: Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Enchantress [Amora]; The Executioner [Skurge]; Melter [Bruno Horgan]
Elendil
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Black Knight's Power Lance; Captain America's Shield; Iron Man Armor MK II; Melting Ray MK I; Mjolnir; Zemo's disintegrator pistol

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer listed Artie Simek as letterist.

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

Ellbarr Novelties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now, by My Hand, Shall Die a Villain! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot, script); Jack Kirby (sourced) (plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); Don Heck (credited) (pencils)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited as Mickey Demeo)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (featured); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (featured); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (featured); Thor [Donald Blake] (featured); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (featured)
Masters of Evil: Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo] (death) (villain); Black Knight [Nathan Garrett] (villain) (rejoins team); Enchantress [Amora] (villain); The Executioner [Skurge] (villain); Melter [Bruno Horgan] (villain) (rejoins team)
Elendil; Franz Gruber (unnamed); Rick Jones (supporting); Erik Josten (villain) (unnamed, as one of the Zemo's mercenaries); Zemo's mercenaries [unnamed ones]; Zemo's slaves [unnamed ones]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The Avengers battle the Masters of Evil in New York while Captain America trails Zemo to his jungle hideout where the villain has imprisoned Rick Jones. Zemo tries to bring down an avalanche on Cap but the villain is killed instead and the death of Bucky Barnes is finally avenged.
Reprints
Keywords
Amazon Jungle; Avengers Mansion; Baron Zemo's Headquarters; Black Knight's Power Lance; Captain America's Shield; Iron Man Armor MK II; Manhattan; Melting Ray MK I; Mjolnir; New York City; South America; XL-750 Hunter Rocket Plane

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Giant-Man; Hulk; Spider-Man; Thor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Christy Trades School Training / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Estes Rockets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Ellbarr Novelties / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Captain America; Doctor Strange; Human Torch; Iron Man; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; The Thing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Merry Marvel Marching Society (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Merry Marvel Marching Society / in-house column / 0.3 page (report information)

Another Marvel Masterpiece... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Daredevil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

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

All About the Avengers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
All About the Avengers [All About on top]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Wayne Voce, Donna Diane, Robert Fall, Jim Dee, Gary Thorne, Jim Coveleski, Neil Lindenbaum, Frank Stokes, Alan Mann, and Kent Thomas; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

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

Mason Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Yubiwaza System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Now, by My Hand, Shall Perish a Villain!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
    Ellbarr Novelties
  3. 2. Now, by My Hand, Shall Die a Villain!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. ["4 more Marvel masterpieces!"]
    Fantastic Four; Giant-Man; Hulk; Spider-Man; Thor
  5. 4. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Courses
  6. 5. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  7. 6. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  8. 7. ["Start your own business!"]
    Christy Trades School Training
  9. 8. ["225 stamps for only 10¢"]
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit Newspaper
  11. 10. ["Aim for the space team"]
    Estes Rockets
  12. 11. ["Hatch and grow live sea-monkeys"]
    Sea-Monkeys
  13. 12. ["Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"]
    Ellbarr Novelties
  14. 13. ["More triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Captain America; Doctor Strange; Human Torch; Iron Man; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; The Thing
  15. 14. The Merry Marvel Marching Society
    Merry Marvel Marching Society
  16. 15. Another Marvel Masterpiece...
    Daredevil
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    All About the Avengers
  18. 17. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""]
    Mason Shoes
  19. 18. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
    Yubiwaza System
  20. 19. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
This issue was modified by, among others
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Del Gruber
  • Matthew Head
  • Adam Knights
  • James Ludwig
  • Darrel McCann
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Alan Smith
  • Jim Van Dore