The Avengers #28 [Regular Edition]
(May 1966)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-03-10
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Among Us Walks... a Goliath! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (sourced)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (sourced)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

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

Ellbarr Novelties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Among Us Walks... a Goliath! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited as Frankie Ray)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Returning to their headquarters after having foiled Attuma's plan to conquer mankind, the weary Avengers are surprised to hear an urgent summons...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (featured); Goliath [Hank Pym] (featured) (introduction as Goliath, rejoins team); Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (featured); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (featured); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (featured); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (featured) (rejoins team)
Beetle [Abner Jenkins] (villain); The Collector (villain) (introduction)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Giant-Man returns to the line-up, but with a new name, Goliath, and a more limited size-changing power.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantic Ocean; Avengers Mansion; Beetle Armor MK I; Captain America's Shield; Collector's Medieval Castle; exploration vessel; Hawkeye's Trick Arrows; Manhattan; medieval catapult; New York City; obedience potion; rocket-jet air car; temporal assimilator

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

Fantastic Four; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Daredevil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Polaris Nuclear Sub (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Look, Fellows! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Accordions / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Precise Publications Defense Training / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Hypno-Coin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Shop By Mail] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop By Mail] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Items; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck (illustration)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, I just finished reading Avengers #24 and I must say your stories are getting better all the time.
Characters
Hawkeye [Clint Barton]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mrs. Douglas Kortte, Richard Ranieri, Tom Dietz, James D. Grosbach, Dean Crawford, Alan Patterson, Ann Zimmerman, and Craig Werner; includes M.M.M.S. membership form, next issue blurb, and an illustration from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #26, page 2, 8th panel.

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

Ward's Formula / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Aurora Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Among Us Walks... a Goliath!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
    Ellbarr Novelties
  3. 2. Among Us Walks... a Goliath!
    The Avengers
  4. 3. ["More Marvel masterpieces..."]
    Fantastic Four; Spider-Man
  5. 4. ["And don't miss this spectacular!!!"]
    Daredevil
  6. 5. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  7. 6. Polaris Nuclear Sub
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. Look, Fellows!
    Grit Newspaper
  9. 8. ["Save 1/2 on “new sound” electronic accordions"]
    Accordions
  10. 9. ["Start your own business!"]
    Christy Trades School Training
  11. 10. ["Now…fear no man! Don’t be bullied!"]
    Precise Publications Defense Training
  12. 11. Hypno-Coin
    Hypno-Coin
  13. 12. [Shop By Mail]
  14. 13. [Stamps; Shop By Mail]
  15. 14. ["Greater, groovier, goofier goodies than ever, gathered from the four corners of Marveldom!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Items; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  16. 15. ["You've gotta help us!"]
  17. 16. ["Dear Stan, I just finished reading Avengers #24 and I must say your stories are getting better all the time."]
    Avengers Assemble!
  18. 17. ["Is you hair growing or going?"]
    Ward's Formula
  19. 18. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
  20. 19. ["Another two-pointer for Jerry West!"]
    Aurora Products
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