(September 1968)

Marvel, 1967 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly except September, semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-07-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The New Avengers vs. the Old Avengers! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Goliath [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Black Panther [T'Challa]]; Alternate Avengers [Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Don Heck; Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Joe Rosen ?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring scenes taken from interior story with gray tones added.

And Time, the Rushing River... (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited) (layouts); Werner Roth (credited) (finished pencils)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited) (sourced) (pages 1-9); Sam Rosen ? (sourced) (pages 10-24)

Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Black Panther [T'Challa]]; Scarlet Centurion [Kang (his third identity)] (introduction); alternate Avengers [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; X-Men [Angel; Iceman; Beast; Cyclops]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Colonel Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Gabriel Jones; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Black Knight; Radioactive Man; Melter; Baron Zemo; Mr. Hyde; Red Ghost; Executioner; Mole Man; Unicorn; Beetle; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Red Skull; Sandman; Enchantress; Quicksilver; Dr. Doom; Electro; Dr. Octopus; Mandarin
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Indexer Notes

According to Roy Thomas, Heck provided layouts and Roth finished pencils. A number of panels were also altered by staffers, including page 5, panel 2 and page 19, panel 3 (Namor/Paul Reinman) and page 20 panel 3 (Daredevil, likely revised to include his original costume, correction possibly by John Verpoorten. Info per Nick Caputo, October 2022.

Storyline continues between Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #56 and 57.

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

MoToR's Auto and Truck Repair Manuals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Avengers / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
John Buscema; Bill Everett (see notes)
Inks
Bill Everett (see notes); George Klein ? (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hang loose, heroes! Stan and the gang
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Quicksilver; Hercules; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Goliath [Henry Pym]; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]
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Indexer Notes

Between story pages 13 and 14.

Sequence from Michel Faber (June 13, 2006).

Michel Maillot via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 2029, 21 August 2009) credits John Buscema pencils and Bill Everett inks. Nick Caputo agrees with Michael adding that, per the original art, Hercules was added by Everett.

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

Fayd Skin Cream / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 2 “The Avengers Must Die!” (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck (layouts); Werner Roth (finished pencils)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen (sourced) (page 26-39); Sam Rosen ? (sourced) (pages 25, 40-44)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Black Panther [T'Challa]]; Scarlet Centurion; alternate Avengers [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Thor [Donald Blake; Thor Odinson]]; Baron Zemo (flashback); Watcher [Uatu]; Rama-Tut; Dr. Doom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of the Scarlet Centurion story.

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

Liftee Height Increase Pads / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Pete Duncan - "Dropout" (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

ICS / International Correspondence Schools / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Intelsat III Satellite (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail; Stamps] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Avenjerks Assemble! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Roy Thomas; Don Heck; John Buscema; Stan Lee
Synopsis
Roy Thomas, Don Heck, John Buscema, and Stan Lee in satire
Reprints

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

American Basic Science Labs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The New Avengers vs. the Old Avengers!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. And Time, the Rushing River...
    The Avengers
  4. 3. ["Let Motor’s big new 1968 auto repair manual show you how to fix any part of any car quickly…easily…right!"]
    MoToR's Auto and Truck Repair Manuals
  5. 4. ["Hypnotic whirling coin"]
    Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog
  6. 5. ["Hang loose, heroes! Stan and the gang"]
    The Avengers
  7. 6. ["Blemishes fade as skin clears"]
    Fayd Skin Cream
  8. 7. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    Hulk
  9. 8. ["Boys! Men! My amazing muscle toneing [sic] Dynaflex method and home gym…"]
    Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System
  10. 9. Part 2 “The Avengers Must Die!”
    The Avengers
  11. 10. ["Now you can be taller instantly!"]
    Liftee Height Increase Pads
  12. 11. ["I’ll make you a master of karate"]
    Precise Publications Defense Training
  13. 12. Pete Duncan - "Dropout"
    ICS / International Correspondence Schools
  14. 13. [Shop by Mail]
  15. 14. Intelsat III Satellite
    Cheerios
  16. 15. ["Get big prizes or cash"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
  17. 16. [Shop by Mail; Stamps]
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
  18. 17. ["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  19. 18. Avenjerks Assemble!
  20. 19. ["Fellows! Here’s a swell way to make lots of money and win prizes too!"]
    Grit Newspaper
  21. 20. ["204 pc. Revolutionary War soldiers set only $1.98"]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  22. 21. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
    American Basic Science Labs
  23. 22. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Ruben Cortes
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Darrel McCann
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mark Q
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Van Dore