The Avengers #21 [Regular Edition]
(October 1965)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-08-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications Inc.
Brand
Marvel Pop Art Productions
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury 20, Conn.
Editing
Stan Lee (sourced) (editor); Martin Goodman (credited) (publisher)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Bitter Taste of Defeat! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (sourced)
Inks
Wally Wood (sourced)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing Power Man! Who is he?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]
The Avengers: Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]
Power Man [Erik Josten]
Reprints

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bitter Taste of Defeat! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Wally Wood (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the first few months of their formation, the new team of Avengers proved to be more than equal to the tasks that befell them!
Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (featured); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (featured); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (featured)
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (featured)
Masters of Evil: Baron Zemo [Heinrich Zemo] (flashback); Enchantress [Amora] (villain) (also in the flashback); The Executioner [Skurge] (flashback) (cameo); Wonder Man [Simon Williams] (flashback, origin)
Power Man [Erik Josten] (villain) (origin, introduction as Power Man)
Synopsis
Enchantress uses the machine that Zemo used to create Wonder Man (see The Avengers #9) to turn one of Zemo's minions into Power Man. The two use tricks - and the Avengers' own internal discord - to make the Avengers appear dysfunctional. The City Council orders them to disband!
Reprints
Keywords
Amazon Jungle; Avengers Mansion; Avengers' helicopter; Baron Zemo's Headquarters; Captain America's Shield; Hawkeye's Bow and Trick Arrows; ionic ray machine; Manhattan; monster; New York City; South America; Sutton Place; Westchester County

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

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

Fantastic Four; Nick Fury; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Duraclean Franchise Cleaning Businesses / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Mason Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bruno Sammartino / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shop by Mail; Stamps (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Harry Doehla Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Avengers; Doctor Strange; Fantastic Four; Hulk; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Thor; X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Avengers Assemble! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck (illustration)
Inks
Dick Ayers (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Don, Avengers #17 was only #9 this month in the order of my idea of how good all your issues were.
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]
The Avengers: Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Doug Jones, David Funnell, C. H. Cooke Jr., John Taylor, Jimmy Morton, Sandy Guillot, John Dennis, and Mike Friedrich; includes membership form for the M.M.M.S. and illustration from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #17, 9th page, 2nd panel.

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bitter Taste of Defeat!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. The Bitter Taste of Defeat!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. ["4 more Marvel masterpieces!"]
    Fantastic Four; Nick Fury; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man
  5. 4. ["Would you like to take in $140 after supper?"]
    Duraclean Franchise Cleaning Businesses
  6. 5. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  7. 6. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this "Saturday morning shoe store""]
    Mason Shoes
  8. 7. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  9. 8. ["Boys - teenagers - young men! Get big with Bruno! World wrestling champion"]
    Bruno Sammartino
  10. 9. Shop by Mail; Stamps
  11. 10. ["If you are 15 or under — here’s an easy way to make $10.00 in an hour on Saturday mornings!"]
    Harry Doehla Cards
  12. 11. ["The 1965 Marvel annuals"]
    The Avengers; Doctor Strange; Fantastic Four; Hulk; Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos; Spider-Man; Thor; X-Men
  13. 12. ["The whole country is going "t-shirt wild," and if you've already received yours, you'll know why!"]
  14. 13. ["Dear Stan and Don, Avengers #17 was only #9 this month in the order of my idea of how good all your issues were."]
    Avengers Assemble!
  15. 14. ["Look, fellows!"]
    Grit Newspaper
  16. 15. ["This free book shows how you can make big money as an auto mechanic even while you're learning!"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Courses
  17. 16. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Dennis Forcier
  • Del Gruber
  • James Ludwig
  • Darrel McCann
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore