The Avengers #288 [Direct]
(February 1988)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Gregory Wright (assistant editor); Mark Gruenwald (editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)
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.


When Wakes The Sentry Sinister! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema (signed)
Inks
Tom Palmer (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Dr. Druid; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; She-Hulk; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]]; Adaptoid (disguised as the Fixer); Machine Man; Sentry 459
Reprints

Heavy Metal! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Ralph Macchio
Pencils
John Buscema (breakdowns)
Inks
Tom Palmer (finishes)
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Bill Oakley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Dr. Druid; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]]; Marrina; Heavy Metal [Super-Adaptoid (in the form of the Fixer); Machine Man; Sentry 459; Tess-One] (introduction, villains); Doomsday Man (destroyed)
Synopsis
The Super-Adaptoid gains the Machine Man's help after promising to revive Jocasta. After gaining control of Sentry 459 and Tess-One the group, naming itself Heavy Metal, attacks Hydrobase.
Reprints

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents: 2)

Avengers Assemble! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Roger Stern
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

In "Mark's Remarks" Mark Gruenwald recounts why Roger Stern is no longer the writer of the title. Letters from Jeff Miller, Cynthia Scott, Hurricane Heeran, Brian Daly

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Wakes The Sentry Sinister!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. Heavy Metal!
    The Avengers
  3. 2. Avengers Assemble!
    Avengers Assemble!
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