The Avengers #73 [Regular Edition]
(February 1970)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly (semi-monthly, September)
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.; later Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #200)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Sons of the Serpent Strike! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Black Panther [T'Challa]; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Vision; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne-Pym]; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]]; Monica Lynne
Reprints

The Sting of the Serpent (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Frank Giacoia; Herb Trimpe (see notes)
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
Sam Grainger ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We who wear the Serpent's robes are the destined masters of America!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Black Panther [T'Challa]; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Vision; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne-Pym]; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]]; Monica Lynne (introduction); Dan Dunn; Montague Hale; Supreme Serpent; Bill Foster (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spotlighting the Black Panther vs. the Sons of the Serpent. Continued next issue. The Black Panther gets more emphasis in the next few issues, including a romantic interest (Monica Lynne) and an American alter ego, Luke Charles. Per Roy Thomas in the letters page of X-Men #61, Sam Grainger colored many of his Avengers inked stories. The letters page of Avengers #77 reveals that Herb Trimpe penciled page 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Avengers [Black Panther [T'Challa]; Vision; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]]; Invaders [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jeffrey Morgen, Eric Harrison, David Hench, Jonathan Hazell, Esau Simmons, and Kimberly Bartholomew.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sons of the Serpent Strike!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. The Sting of the Serpent
    The Avengers
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Avengers Assemble
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • ?
  • Mark Gordon
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Ralf Haring
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  • Jenny R McGinnis
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