(May 1965)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-03-11
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

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Avengers Assemble!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye (on poster); Quicksilver (on poster); Rick Jones (on poster); Thor (on poster); Scarlet Witch (on poster); Giant Man (on poster); Black Knight (on poster); Executioner (on poster); Melter (on poster); Enchantress (on poster); Iron Man (on poster); Wasp (on poster)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo thinks the cover inker is Sol Brodsky. Carl Gafford and the original indexer credited Dick Ayers. Mark Evanier says it's Carl Hubbell.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Old Order Changeth! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); Dick Ayers (credited) (pencils); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One side, Thor!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant Man [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Happy Hogan; Masters of Evil [Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Executioner [Skurge]; Enchantress [Amora]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Magneto (flashback); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Toad; Mastermind] (flashback); X-Men [Beast; Iceman; Angel]; Kang (cameo); Mole Man (cameo); Immortus (cameo)
Synopsis
Most of the old Avengers line-up leaves, leaving Captain America behind to be leading the Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Quicksilver.
Reprints
Keywords
Amazon; dimensional space warp

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on several figures throughout the story, particularly on pages 5, 10, 17 and 20, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell.ht…

The episode title might be inspired by A. Tennyson’s poem Idylls of the King, The Passing of Arthur (1869): "The old order changeth, yielding place to new."

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

Captain America; The Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Tales of Suspense / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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 / 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 / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Doctor Strange; Giant-Man; The Hulk; Human Torch; The Thing; Thor; X-Men; Journey into Mystery; Tales to Astonish / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

The Merry Marvel Marching Society / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustrations)
Inks
Chic Stone (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Avengers [Wasp; Thor; Giant-Man; Iron Man; Captain America]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ted Moore, Jerry DeStefano, Nathan Zimmerman, David Szurek, John Halloran, Richard Kraus, Maurice Johnson, Jack Marchese, Carl Czaga, and Charles Taylor. Includes “The Mighty Marvel Checklist.”

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

Mr. Victor Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Avengers Assemble!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
  3. 2. The Old Order Changeth!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. ["4 more Marvel masterpieces!"]
    Captain America; The Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Tales of Suspense
  5. 4. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  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
  9. 8. ["225 stamps for only 10¢"]
  10. 9. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  11. 10. ["Aim for the space team"]
  12. 11. ["Hatch and grow live sea-monkeys"]
  13. 12. ["Grow 2 living monsters in your own room"]
  14. 13. ["4 more Marvel masterpieces!"]
    Doctor Strange; Giant-Man; The Hulk; Human Torch; The Thing; Thor; X-Men; Journey into Mystery; Tales to Astonish
  15. 14. ["Big news for all you merry Marvel marchers — and all of you who are about to join!"]
    The Merry Marvel Marching Society
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    All About the Avengers
  17. 16. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""]
    Mr. Victor Mason
  18. 17. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  19. 18. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
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