The Avengers #22 [Regular Edition]
(November 1965)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-09-09
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 Road Back! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (sourced) (main illustration); Don Heck (sourced) (Hawkeye vignette, see notes); Dick Ayers (sourced) (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch vignettes, see notes)
Inks
Wally Wood (sourced); Don Heck (sourced) (Hawkeye vignette, see notes); Frank Giacoia (sourced) (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch vignettes, see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (headshot); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (headshot); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (headshot)
Enchantress [Amora]; Power Man [Erik Josten]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver faces are taken from different sources. Hawkeye's face is from Tales of Suspense # 57, page 5; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are lifted from Strange Tales # 128, page 3. Sol Brodsky may have touched up or redrawn the faces, particularly those of Wanda and Pietro. Info per Nick Caputo, February 2016.

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

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

The Road Back (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
Having been framed by Power Man and the Enchantress, the angry Avengers are under orders to disband, after being declared public menaces by the city council...
Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (featured) (leaves team); Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (featured); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (featured); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (featured)
Masters of Menace: Bruto the Strongman [Bruce Olafsen] (villain); Clown [Elliot Franklin] (villain); Great Gambonnos (villain); Human Cannonball [Jack Pulver] (villain); Princess Python [Zelda DuBois] (villain); Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt] (villain)
Awesome Android (cameo); Enchantress [Amora] (villain); Giant-Man [Hank Pym] (cameo); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo); Power Man [Erik Josten] (villain); Thor [Doctor Donald Blake] (cameo); Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr. (unnamed)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Forced to disband the Avengers, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch cannot find work until the Ringmaster hires them. Unable to control them, he tells the police that they tried to rob his Circus. Suddenly the three are on the run. While working on his own, Captain America is able to pin the whole scheme on Enchantress and Power Man. Enchantress bails back to Asgard. Power Man, deprived of his lady love, surrenders. The City Council withdraws its order: the Avengers may assemble again. But Captain America has had enough of Hawkeye and refuses to rejoin.
Reprints
Keywords
Asgard; Avengers Mansion; Bifrost; Captain America's Shield; Circus of Crime; Hawkeye's Bow and Trick Arrows; Iron Man Armor Model 2; Manhattan; Mjolnir; New York City

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit corrected by Steve Mitchell via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Thor / 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) /

Captain America; Doctor Strange; Hulk; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Nick Fury; X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 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
Wally Wood (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Don, Avengers #19, featuring the Swordsman, was another mighty Marvel manifestation of munificent majesty...
Characters
Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Mike Arden, Gary Walker, Ralph L. Brown Jr., Mickey Paolucci, Roy Coakley, Jimmy Morton, Charles Hutler, Scotty Gibbs, Vincent C. Stuart II, and David Mackidd; includes M.M.M.S. membership form and an illustration from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #20, page 2, 4th panel, adapted.

[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)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Road Back!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["Friend, dare you risk a dime 10¢?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. The Road Back
    The Avengers
  4. 3. ["More triumphs for Marvel!"]
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Thor
  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. ["4 more Marvel masterpieces!"]
    Captain America; Doctor Strange; Hulk; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Nick Fury; X-Men
  13. 12. ["Face front!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  14. 13. ["Dear Stan and Don, Avengers #19, featuring the Swordsman, was another mighty Marvel manifestation of munificent majesty..."]
    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
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