Avengers #1 [Yellow Logo Direct Edition]
(February 1998)

Marvel, 1998 Series
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Volume
3
Price
2.99 USD; 4.20 CAD
Pages
54
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1997-12-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
759606044580 00111
Editing
Tom Brevoort (editor); Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior (1-52); Glossy interior (53-503)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Gatefold front cover that does not extend the cover image is the cause of the unusual page count.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Beast; Binary [Carol Danvers]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Crystal; Darkhawk; Falcon [Sam Wilson]; Firebird; Hercules; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Living Lightning; Machine Man; Moondragon; Photon [Monica Rambeau]; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; Rage; Sandman; Sersi; She-Hulk; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Starfox; Swordsman [Philip Javert]; Stingray; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Tigra; USAgent; Vision; D-Man; Rick Jones; Magdalene]
Reprints
Keywords
Captain America's shield; Iron Man Model Armor 16; Mjolnir; Shield of Night; Sword of Light

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

The Avengers / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Brevoort
Pencils
George Pérez; various
Inks
George Pérez; various
Colors
Tom Smith; various
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; John Marasigan; Jason Medley

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Beast; Binary [Carol Danvers]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Crystal; Darkhawk; Falcon [Sam Wilson]; Firebird; Hercules; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Living Lightning; Machine Man; Moondragon; Photon [Monica Rambeau]; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; Rage; Sandman; Sersi; She-Hulk; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Starfox; Swordsman [Philip Javert]; Stingray; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Tigra; USAgent; Vision; D-Man; Rick Jones; Magdalene]; Edwin Jarvis

Indexer Notes

Recap and roster call, with various Avengers with illustrations for each one.

Once an Avenger... (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Al Vey
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; Kolja Fuchs [as KF]

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Beast; Binary [Carol Danvers]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Crystal; Darkhawk; Falcon [Sam Wilson]; Firebird; Hercules; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Living Lightning; Machine Man; Moondragon; Photon [Monica Rambeau]; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; Rage; Sandman; Sersi; She-Hulk; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Starfox; Swordsman [Philip Javert]; Stingray; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Tigra; USAgent; Vision; D-Man; Rick Jones; Magdalene]; Edwin Jarvis; Firestar; Justice [Vance Astrovik]; Mister Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Woman; Flying Trolls of Thryhem; Nidhogg; Mutaurus; Carnivorous Plants of Skornheim; Ulfrin the Dragon; Gullin; Vanna; Demon Riders; Silent Ones; Dwarves; Rock Trolls; Morgan le Fay; Mordred; Midgard Serpent; Frost Giants; Ice Giants; Fomor; Luna Maximoff; Megan McLaren; Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback); Aragorn
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story split in chapters: Prologue (7 pages); Chapter 1: And There Came a Day... (6 pages); Chapter 2: "Avengers Assemble!" (5 pages); Chapter 3: A Common Threat... (8 pages); Chapter 4: ...To Fight the Foes... (13 pages).

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 8 pages (report information)

Subscribe Today! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Captain America; Avengers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Marvel Zone (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Secrets of Avengers #1 (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Al Vey
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Feature on late changes to the issue due to continuity concerns.

Statement Of Ownership (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Filing Date: October 1, 1997. Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 209,391. Single issue nearest to filing date: 183,400.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Avengers
  2. 1. ["And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat!"]
    The Avengers
  3. 2. Once an Avenger...
    The Avengers
  4. 3. [Ads]
  5. 4. Subscribe Today!
    Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Captain America; Avengers
  6. 5. Marvel Zone
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. Secrets of Avengers #1
  8. 7. Statement Of Ownership
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ralf Haring
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