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)

Issue Notes

Gatefold front cover that does not extend the cover image is the cause of the unusual page count.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / 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

Recap (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avengers [superhero] / recap / 2 pages (report information)

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

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!
Feature Logo
Earth's Mightiest Heroes The Avengers [1998 volume]
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 [superhero] / comic story / 39 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Cafe Transia, a Slavic restaurant nestled into a sidestreet in one of Manhattan's Eastern Europian communities...
Feature Logo
Earth's Mightiest Heroes The Avengers [1998 volume]
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
Keywords
Albuquerque; Arctic; Asgard; Avengers Mansion; Bronx; Cafe Transia; Central America; Central Park; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cornwall; Denver; East River; Equatorial Africa; Hebrides; Iron Man Model 16; Las Vegas; Mjolnir; Norn Stones; Quantum Bands; Queens; Quinjet; Rainbow Bridge; San Francisco; Shield of Night; South Pacific; Sword of Light; Tintagel Head; Twilight Swords; UCLA Campus; Wakanda; World Trade Center

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) /

The Avengers [superhero]; Captain America; The Fantastic Four; Iron Man / 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)

The Avengers [superhero] / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Al Vey; George Pérez
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We know you're in the middle of the story and you want to get to the next page, but we just wanted to stop a moment and take you ...behind the scenes...to learn some of the...
Genre
superhero

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)

Script
Armida Fuentes
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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  2. 1. Recap
    The Avengers [superhero]
  3. 2. Once an Avenger...
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. [Ads]
  5. 4. Subscribe Today!
    The Avengers [superhero]; Captain America; The Fantastic Four; Iron Man
  6. 5. Marvel Zone
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. Secrets of Avengers #1
    The Avengers [superhero]
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
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