The Avengers Annual #20 [Direct]
(1991)

Marvel, 1967 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.45 CAD; 1.00 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1991-09-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Editing
Ralph Macchio (credited) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

© 1991 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
This issue has variants:

Subterranean Wars Part 1 (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Morgan (signed as MORGAN)
Inks
Tom Morgan (signed as MORGAN)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Hercules; Rage [Elvin Haliday]; Sersi; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Sandman [William Baker]; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]]; Moloids
Reprints

Subterranean Wars Part 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kevin West
Inks
Fred Fredericks
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mutates; Brutus

A Storm in Subterranea Part 1: Of Moles and Mutates (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Dann Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Kevin West (credited)
Inks
Fred Fredericks (credited)
Colors
Renée Witterstaetter (credited as Reneé Witterstaetter)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For years they've said it to anybody who will listen: 'Broadway is dying.'
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hercules; Sersi; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; Vision; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff; Natalia Romanova]; Sandman [William Baker]; Rage [Elvin Haliday]]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus]; Grotesk [Gor-Tok]; Brutus (mutate); Mutates; Kala; Moloids; Lava Men; Tyrannoids; Gortokians
Keywords
Broadway; New York City; Subterranean Wars

Indexer Notes

Subterranean Wars continues in The Incredible Hulk Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #17, and conceived by Paul Ryan, and researched by Peter Sanderson.

The History of Subterranea (Table of Contents: 3)

Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Moore (credited)
Inks
Bud LaRosa (credited)
Colors
Kevin Tinsley (credited)
Letters
Rick Parker (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher, and for billions of years I have watched the history of life on Earth.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Celestials [Ziran the Tester]; Eternals; Deviants [Brutus; Ghaur; Kro; Brother Tode]; Gortokians [Gor-Tok; Thera; King Krono; Kor-Tok II; Princess Ingar]; Cha'sa'dra; Tyrannoids [Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus], unnamed ones]; Merlin; King Arthur; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Mole Man's monsters; Black Knight [Sir Percival of Scandia]; Kala; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Thor Odinson]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Lava Men; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; X-Men [Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Woman [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Moloids; Setx'
Keywords
Iron Man Armor II; Iron Man Armor Model I

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of Subterranean History. Based on stories by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, and others.

Burning Vision (Table of Contents: 4)

The Vision [Silver Age] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Fein (credited)
Pencils
Michael Bair (credited)
Inks
Michael Bair (credited)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited as Greg Wright)
Letters
Yug (credited)
Editing
Howard Mackie (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The flames shoot out of the abandoned factory, scorching the air around it.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vision; Thomas Rivera; Grandma Rivera; unnamed firefighters
Keywords
New York City

A Wing and a Prayer (Table of Contents: 5)

Thor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Higgins (credited)
Pencils
Ed Murr (credited)
Inks
Michael Bair (credited as Mike Bair)
Colors
Steve Buccellato (credited)
Letters
Michael Higgins (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
God! I-I don't even know if you're there...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Thor Odinson]; Edwin Jarvis; Odin; Absorbing Man [Carl Creel]; Jeffrey Cane; Mr. Crane (Jeffrey's father)
Keywords
Absorbing Man's Ball and Chain; Avengers Mansion; Mjolnir; New York City

[Origin Story] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Lim
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time, heroes walked the Earth, daring great deeds and battling terrible evils.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [also as Hank Pym]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Thor [Thor Odinson; Dr. Donald Blake]; Mockingbird [Bobbi Morse]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; Wonder Man [Simon Williams]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Rage [Elvin Haliday]; Vision; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; Loki
Synopsis
Origin of the Avengers (retold in brief).
Keywords
Iron Man Armor IX; Iron Man Armor Model I; Mjolnir

Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 7)

The Avengers [superhero] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mignola (signed as MIGNOLA)
Inks
Mike Mignola (signed as MIGNOLA)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Dr. Donald Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Loki
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Subterranean Wars Part 1
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. Subterranean Wars Part 1
  3. 2. A Storm in Subterranea Part 1: Of Moles and Mutates
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. The History of Subterranea
    Watcher
  5. 4. Burning Vision
    The Vision [Silver Age]
  6. 5. A Wing and a Prayer
    Thor
  7. 6. [Origin Story]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  8. 7. Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    The Avengers [superhero]
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