The Avengers #272 [Direct]
(October 1986)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-06-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel 25th Anniversary
Editing
Howard Mackie (assistant editor); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #97.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Sub-Mariner vs. Attuma (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema (signed as Buscema)
Inks
Tom Palmer (signed as PALMER)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight: Box [Roger Bochs]; Snowbird [Narya]
The Avengers: The Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Hercules; Namor the Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Attuma
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Assault on Atlantis (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avengers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited) (breakdowns)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited) (finishes)
Colors
Paul Becton (credited)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, an experimental submersible...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight: Aurora [Jeanne-Marie Beaubier]; Box [Roger Bochs]; Marrina (also in flashback); Northstar [Jean-Paul Beaubier]; Puck [Eugene Judd]; Shaman [Michael Twoyoungmen]; Snowbird [Narya]; Vindicator [Heather Hudson]
The Avengers: The Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Hercules; Namor the Sub-Mariner [Namor] (quits the team, also in flashback); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Attuma (villain); Marrina's Mate (flashback); Atlanteans (villains); Burka
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The Avengers and Alpha Flight assault Atlantis to rescue Marrina from Attuma. Marrina is saved but she flees due to her more monstrous appearance. Namor takes a leave of absence from the Avengers to help Marrina.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1983 series) #39.

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

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

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

Avengers Assemble!; Mark's Remarks / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Mark's Remarks editorial; letters on The Avengers #266. Letters from: Jeremy Ulrey, Joel Lefancois, John Steven, Ken Lucas, and Keith Koloske.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sub-Mariner vs. Attuma
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Assault on Atlantis
    The Avengers
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Avengers Assemble!; Mark's Remarks
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  • Max Capp
  • Dan Creel
  • Peter Croome
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • James Ludwig
  • Darrel McCann
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Thomson
  • Mike Verhart