The Avengers #290 [Direct]
(April 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.


Day Of The Adaptiod! (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]; The Captain [Steve Rogers]]; Marrina; Adaptoid; Machine Man
Reprints

The World According To the Adaptoid (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald (co-plot); Ralph Macchio (co-plot; script)
Pencils
John Buscema (breakdowns)
Inks
Tom Palmer (finisher)
Colors
Christie Scheele [as Max 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]]; The Captain [Steve Rogers]; Marrina; Machine Man; Stingray (cameo); Super-Adaptoid (first as Supreme Adaptoid, villain); Kubik; Mentallo (cameo flashback); Heavy Metal [Sentry 459; Tess-One; Awesome Android] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
With the power of the Cosmic Cube, the Super-Adaptoid renames himself the Supreme Adaptoid and plans on controlling the universe. Kubik transports the Captain into the battle. The Captain is able to defeat the Supreme Adaptoid by tricking the creature into duplicating the human ability to die. Kubik strips the Adaptoid of the power of the Cube removing its ability to duplicate powers.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jeffrey R. Lacasse, D. L. Lambert Jr., Tom Parkin, Howard W. Hales, Bill Climer

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Day Of The Adaptiod!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. The World According To the Adaptoid
    The Avengers
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Avengers Assemble!
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