The Avenger #1 [A-1 #129]
(February-March 1955)

Magazine Enterprises, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Enterprises
Brand
ME
Editing
Raymond C. Krank

Issue Notes

All info by Len Wolinsky, GCD error list, March 2007. Art credits added by Craig Delich 1-31-08. Issues from this series are identical to select entries under GCD series #389, which is named "A-1", as follows: 1 [A-1 #129]; 2 [A-1 #131]; 3 [A-1 #133]; 4 [A-1 #138]
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avenger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Roger Wright]

The Fog Robbers (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avenger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Roger Wright] (introduction); Claire Farrow (his secretary)
Reprints

Death Has Three Faces (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avenger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Roger Wright]
Synopsis
When a guided atomic missile is lost in the mid-pacific waters it is up to The Avenger to recover it before the Russians do. Because of this adventure The Avenger contracted cancer.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Newman's log book, The Comics! Vol. 14, No. 8 (Aug. 2003)

The Red Hand of Terror! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avenger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-3
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Roger Wright]
Reprints

The Birth of the Avenger! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-4
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Roger Wright] (origin); Claire Farrow (death); Ralph Wright (Roger's brother); Ralph's wife; Ivan Pavelitch; Sergei Viroshonsky (villain)
Synopsis
Scientist Ralph Wright and his wife are kidnapped by Russian agents, wanting him to write a letter to his brother, who has just invented a new type of airplane the Soviets want.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-31-08.
Writer credit confirmed by Avenger Number Zero (AC Comics, 1999 series) #0. Formerly credited to Gardner Fox.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Avenger
  2. 1. The Fog Robbers
    The Avenger
  3. 2. Death Has Three Faces
    The Avenger
  4. 3. The Red Hand of Terror!
    The Avenger
  5. 4. The Birth of the Avenger!
    The Avenger
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