Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers #6 [Regular Edition]
([December] 2006)

Marvel, 2003 Series
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Volume
6
Price
49.99 USD
Pages
260
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
ISBN
0-7851-2079-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Joe Quesada (Editor in Chief); Jeff Youngquist (Senior Editor, Special Projects); Cory Sedlmeier (Collection Editor);
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.5" x 10.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 Series) #51-58, The Avengers Annual (Marvel, 1967 Series) #2 and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 Series) #45.

Special thanks to Kelly Borkert, Tom Brevoort, Ralph Macchio, Michael Maillot, Roy Thomas and Scott Williams.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (uses signature Excelsior in dustjacket flaps)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Early Silver Age and Late Silver Age Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man/Goliath; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Captain America; Thor; Black Panther; Hulk]

Indexer Notes

Cover of dustjacket reprints the cover to AVENGERS ANNUAL #2 (Marvel, 1967 series) September 1968. Back cover features nine cover thumbnails of AVENGERS #51-58 and X-Men #45. The dustjacket contains two flaps. The front cover flap is a brief text editorial by Stan Lee basically hyping the book. The back dustjacket flap lists the current Marvel Masterworks catalog titles. Direct Edition UPC located on bottom of this back flap. The front cover is embossed. Printed one sided.

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

filler / 6 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Interior front and back cover are blank. Frontispage and Endpage are also blank.

[Title page] (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Marvel Masterworks Logo atop the Avengers logo with issue numbers in this volume. Roy Thomas and John Buscema listed [as writer and artist].

[Indicia Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial credits and indicia information. Features the letter "A" taken from the masthead AVENGERS logo, centered above the credits.

[Creator Credits] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Source creator credits page listing writers, pencillers, inkers and letterers for the entire reprinted material in this volume.

[The Avengers #57] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema; George Klein ?
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Vision

Indexer Notes

Cover reprint of THE AVENGERS #57 without the masthead logo and comic book identity. Functions more as a pin-up.

Marvel Masterworks Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents page.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Roy Thomas revisits the creation of all issues presented in this volume.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Each page features a lightly screened background taken from random interior pages from this volume.

[The Avengers #51] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkeye; Thor; Iron Man; Wasp; Goliath
Reprints

In The Clutches of the Collector! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Iron Man; Hawkeye; Wasp; Goliath; The Collector (first appearance); Captain America (cameo); Black Panther (cameo); Hulk (appearance)
Reprints

[The Avengers #52] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Goliath; Wasp; Hawkeye; Black Panther; Grim Reaper
Reprints

Death Calls For the Arch-Heroes (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Goliath; Wasp; Hawkeye; Black Panther; Grim Reaper; Jasper Sitwell; Natasha Romanoff (cameo); Tony Stark (cameo); Captain America (cameo and flashback); Thor (cameo); Wonder Man (in flashback); Iron Man (in flashback); Hercules (appearance); Quicksilver (appearance); Scarlet Witch (appearance)
Reprints

[X-Men #45] (Table of Contents: 12)

The X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Quicksilver
Reprints

When Mutants Clash! (Table of Contents: 13)

The X-Men / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich
Pencils
Don Heck (layouts); Werner Roth (pencils)
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Professor X (flashback)]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Toad; The Avengers [Black Panther, Goliath, Wasp, Hawkeye]; Red Raven (flashback)
Reprints

[The Avengers #53] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl]; The Avengers [Black Panther, Goliath, Wasp, Hawkeye]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tuska confirmed as cover inker by Michel Maillot via the GCD Errors list, August 2009. Previously either Buscema or Tuska suggested by Nick Caputo, November, 2003.

In Battle Joined! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
Sno-Cone Digital (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Black Panther [T'Challa]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Beast [Hank McCoy]]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Toad [Mortimer Toynbee]; Magneto
Synopsis
Magneto lures the Avengers to his island base to fight off the invading X-Men. Even after mind controlling the X-Men into hating the Avengers, the two teams outwit Magneto and team up to defeat him.
Reprints

[The Avengers #54] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; Aragorn; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man
Reprints

...And Deliver Us From The Masters of Evil! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; Aragorn; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man; Jarvis [The Crimson Cowl]; Thor (in flashback); Iron Man (in flashback); Bill Foster; Ultron-5 (first appearance)
Reprints

[The Avengers #55] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man
Reprints

Mayhem Over Manhattan! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Panther; Hawkeye; Giant-Man; The Black Knight; Aragorn; The Melter; Whirlwind; Klaw; The Radioactive Man; Ultron-5 [Crimson Cowl]; Jarvis
Reprints

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

filler / 1 page (report information)

Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Segue page that features the capital letter "A" taken from the Avengers masthead logo.

[The Avengers #56] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Bucky Barnes; Hawkeye; Goliath; Black Panther
Reprints

Death Be Not Proud! (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Goliath; Wasp; Black Panther; Hawkeye; Captain America; Zemo (from the past); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (from the past); Bucky Barnes (from the past)
Reprints

[Avengers Annual #2] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
New Avengers [Wasp; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther]; Old Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man; Iron Man; Thor; Hulk]
Reprints

...And Time The Rushing River... (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck; Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Joe Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
New Avengers [Wasp; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther]; Old Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man; Iron Man; Thor; Hulk]; Scarlet Centurian; ALL IN FLASHBACK: Fantastic Four [The Thing; Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman]; Spider-Man; X-Men [Cyclops; Ice Man; Beast; Angel]; Sub-Mariner; Dr. Stephen Strange; Nick Fury; Dum Dumm Dugan; Daredevil; Melter; Zemo; Black Knight; Radioactive Man; Mr. Hyde; Mole Man; Red Ghost; Executioner; Scarlet Witch; Magneto; Sandman; Quicksilver; Enchantress; Red Skull; Dr. Doom; Electro; Mandarin; Doctor Octopus
Reprints

Part 2: The Avengers Must Die! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Don Heck; Werner Roth
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Joe Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
New Avengers [Wasp; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Black Panther]; Old Avengers [Wasp; Giant Man; Iron Man; Thor [Dr. Donald Blake]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Scarlet Centurian; Zemo (in flashback); The Watcher (cameo); Rama-Tut (in flashback)
Reprints

HANG LOOSE, HEROES! ...Stan and the Gang (Table of Contents: 26)

The Avengers / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (?)
Pencils
?; John Buscema (Hulk, Captain America, Quicksilver figures)
Inks
?; John Buscema (Hulk, Captain America, Quicksilver figures)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Captain America; Quicksilver; Hercules; Thor; Iron Man; Hawkeye; Giant Man; The Scarlet Witch; The Black Panther; the Wasp
Reprints

Avenjerks Assemble (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

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

[The Avengers #57] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema ?; George Klein ?
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Vision
Reprints

Behold...The Vision! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Vision (first appearance); Ultron-5 (destruction of); Black Widow (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 3, 2nd to last panel was redrawn by Marie Severin. Info from interview with Roy Thomas in Alter Ego #50, July 2005, page 18.

[The Avengers #58] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Thor; Iron Man; Vision
Reprints

Even An Android Can Cry (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Captain America; Thor; Iron Man; Vision; Wasp; NEW & OLD AVENGERS (in flashback): [Giant Man; Wasp; Hulk; Iron Man; Thor; Captain America; Black Panther; Spider-Man; Hercules; Hawkeye; Black Widow; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver]; Ultron-5 (origin and in flashback); Wonder Man (in flashback); Zemo (in flashback); Executioner (in flashback); Enchantress (in flashback)
Reprints

[Marvel Triple Action #47] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
?
Colors
Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Goliath; Hawkeye; Black Knight; Aragorn; Melter; Whizzer; Klaw; Radioactive Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko's reinterpretation of The Avengers #54 cover from the 1979 reprint, Marvel Triple Action.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents: 33)

The Avengers #51 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
None (for original art); Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction for inset cover)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Goliath; Hawkeye; Wasp; Thor; Iron Man

Indexer Notes

Original unedited cover for THE AVENGERS #51. Contains an inset colored cover of the original.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents: 34)

The Avengers #54 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Colors
None (for original art); Michael Kelleher (color reconstruction for inset cover)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkeye; Black Panther; Goliath; Black Knight; Aragorn; Melter; Whizzer; Klaw; Radioactive Man

Indexer Notes

Original unedited cover for THE AVENGERS #54. Contains an inset colored cover of the original.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents: 35)

The Avengers #58 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther
Synopsis
A rare glimpse at John Buscema's pencils from this period.

Indexer Notes

Photo of John Buscema holding the splash page to issue #58 courtesy of Michael Mailot and Roy Thomas. Features the original art that includes Klein's inks.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Avengers #51 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema (layout); ? (pencils)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Interior layout for page 8 from THE AVENGERS #51 with pencils by an undetermined bullpen member. Courtesy of Kelly Borkert.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Avengers #58 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Vision; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man

Indexer Notes

Original art for THE AVENGERS #58 page 19. Courtesy Scott Williams.

Special Bonus [Original Art] (Table of Contents: 38)

The Avengers #58 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vision

Indexer Notes

Original art for THE AVENGERS #58 page 20. Courtesy Scott Williams.

Biographies (Table of Contents: 39)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Rhett Thomas
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies of the following: Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Gary Friedrich, Don Heck and Werner Roth.

The Marvel Masterworks Library (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Title page]
  4. 3. [Indicia Page]
  5. 4. [Creator Credits]
  6. 5. [The Avengers #57]
    The Avengers
  7. 6. Marvel Masterworks Contents
  8. 7. Introduction
  9. 8. [The Avengers #51]
    The Avengers
  10. 9. In The Clutches of the Collector!
    The Avengers
  11. 10. [The Avengers #52]
    The Avengers
  12. 11. Death Calls For the Arch-Heroes
    The Avengers
  13. 12. [X-Men #45]
    The X-Men
  14. 13. When Mutants Clash!
    The X-Men
  15. 14. [The Avengers #53]
    The Avengers
  16. 15. In Battle Joined!
    The Avengers
  17. 16. [The Avengers #54]
    The Avengers
  18. 17. ...And Deliver Us From The Masters of Evil!
    The Avengers
  19. 18. [The Avengers #55]
    The Avengers
  20. 19. Mayhem Over Manhattan!
    The Avengers
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [The Avengers #56]
    The Avengers
  23. 22. Death Be Not Proud!
    The Avengers
  24. 23. [Avengers Annual #2]
    The Avengers
  25. 24. ...And Time The Rushing River...
    The Avengers
  26. 25. Part 2: The Avengers Must Die!
    The Avengers
  27. 26. HANG LOOSE, HEROES! ...Stan and the Gang
    The Avengers
  28. 27. Avenjerks Assemble
  29. 28. [The Avengers #57]
    The Avengers
  30. 29. Behold...The Vision!
    The Avengers
  31. 30. [The Avengers #58]
    The Avengers
  32. 31. Even An Android Can Cry
    The Avengers
  33. 32. [Marvel Triple Action #47]
    The Avengers
  34. 33. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #51
  35. 34. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #54
  36. 35. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #58
  37. 36. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #51
  38. 37. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #58
  39. 38. Special Bonus [Original Art]
    The Avengers #58
  40. 39. Biographies
  41. 40. The Marvel Masterworks Library
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